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Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria
The Telegraph ^ | 26 Aug 2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Posted on 08/26/2013 9:30:18 PM PDT by CMB_polarization

Saudi Arabia has secretly offered Russian a sweeping deal to control the global oil market and safeguard Russia’s gas contracts, if the Kremlin backs away from the Assad regime in Syria.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; gaddafysgold; genocide; iran; lebanon; randsconcerntrolls; russia; saudi; secretoildeal; syria; threatmatrix; turkey; unitestates
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To: CMB_polarization

It’s pretty hard for the Saudis replace a warm water port on the Med for Russian war ships

Does Putin want to show the world an example of selling out an ally (unsavory as he might be) for oil? Makes him no better than the USA

Besides the Russians have other ways to achieve dominance over the global oil markets without making a deal with the fickle duplicitous Sauds-

just survive and form a new axis with China, as barry and the eurocrats take the US and Europe to continuing economic and social bankrupcty


41 posted on 08/27/2013 3:37:04 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: CMB_polarization
The Russians don't need the Saudis and all the trouble that they bring...they have their own immense oil fields and reserves in central Asia, the Caucasus region, and Siberia.

If I were Vlad Putin, I would tell them thanks but no thanks!

42 posted on 08/27/2013 3:43:46 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ASA Vet; dfwgator
орехи

I guess that hasn't been about the nuts that grow on trees. Rather "Doo-rah-kee" == fools. In the latinised spelling it's "duraki", in Cyrillic script - "дураки".

43 posted on 08/27/2013 3:56:22 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: CMB_polarization

So by leaking this story to the Russian press Putin does three things:

1. Tells the world that he won’t buckle under pressure to drop Assad.
2. Tells the Saudis and everyone else that he can’t be threatened.
3. Calls the Chechen rebels Saudi puppets, which will play well at home.


44 posted on 08/27/2013 4:12:37 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: dfwgator
орехи!
45 posted on 08/27/2013 4:27:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: BlackVeil

The Russians will eventually (when the bombs start dropping) abandon Assad. Then they’ll wield their influence on the jihadis who take over. We’ll get nothing out of it.


46 posted on 08/27/2013 4:35:53 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Chad_the_Impaler
want to explain how??? not for the consumer that's for sure...
47 posted on 08/27/2013 4:39:02 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: CMB_polarization

I put this article down for the dog, and he whizzed on it.


48 posted on 08/27/2013 4:40:20 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I can’t verify it, but I have read that many Russians believe oil is a renewable resource and not a “fossil fuel”. I don’t know what the actual prevailing opinion is. If that’s so, what you said makes a lot of sense. They wouldn’t make a deal like this because they know/think they’ll always have enough oil.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2013/01/08/oil-might-be-a-natural-resource-and-other-things-you-did-not-know/


49 posted on 08/27/2013 4:43:06 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Freelance Warrior
Hey, I could have used Яичко instead.
50 posted on 08/27/2013 4:57:49 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: The Duke

Putin: “Say, that’s a nice city of Mecca ya got there! It would be a R-E-A-L shame if anything happened to it!”


51 posted on 08/27/2013 5:04:46 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Chad_the_Impaler
If the US is going to become a net energy exporter, then high oil prices will be good for us too.

We are a long ways from becoming a net oil exporter.

52 posted on 08/27/2013 5:28:06 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: ASA Vet
Hey, I could have used Яичко instead.

This would have been senseless either. It means either a "small egg" or a "ball" i.e. male sexual gland.

53 posted on 08/27/2013 5:49:03 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: Thunder90

Russia will demand removal of US Forces from Europe and a massive disarmament of US nuclear weapons and Missile Defense. China will demand that the US stop arming Taiwan and reign in the Japanese Defense Forces.

Yep and THIS will be all the Boy King needs for cover and an excuse to disarm the USA even further.


54 posted on 08/27/2013 6:09:58 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Freelance Warrior

Yep, in other words “nuts”


55 posted on 08/27/2013 6:15:53 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: PGR88

The Saudis hate the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama is the Muslim brotherhood’s b*tch.

Here we are ready to hand another nation to the Muslim brotherhood with US force. The Saudis might have their own national security in mind.


56 posted on 08/27/2013 6:18:49 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: SatinDoll

Not gonna happen...at best, if the Lord tarries awhile yet, key liberal areas in the US will be destroyed therebye releasing liberal media and socialist control over the consciousness of the remaining population. A fight for survival and reconfiguration of territories will cause a return to conservative philosophies as they will be necessary just to sustain existence. (and to curry the Lord’s help for the penitent.)


57 posted on 08/27/2013 6:30:45 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: maggief

What if they decide to base oil in rubles not dollars? That would seal the deal and seal our fate.


58 posted on 08/27/2013 6:32:25 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: staytrue

The government can subsidize energy which is like an anti-tax. That is what they do in the oil-rich countries.


59 posted on 08/27/2013 7:27:40 AM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: thackney
The U.S. could become a net exporter of energy by 2025...
60 posted on 08/27/2013 7:35:56 AM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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