Skip to comments.Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria
Posted on 08/26/2013 9:30:18 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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They are offering to bribe them with even more artificially inflated oil prices -— for us, I can only presume.
If the US is going to become a net energy exporter, then high oil prices will be good for us too.
Boy things are really complicated over there. TG we’ve got such a strong and wond....
Sorry I can’t say it. Even a sarcasm tag would not make it right.
This is not a good development. Saudis, Russia, and China will all be allies if this happens. Bad on m any levels for the U.S.
Or they could tell Assad and he would probably launch all those missiles intended for Israel at Saudi Arabia.
Russia is definitely interested in controlling more of the oil market, and I have suspected for quite a while they would like SA to be a legitimate target for a big strike on their oilfields.
Logically, the Russians should blow 'em up, as they are completely untrustworthy any other way but dead.
How do you say “Nuts!” in Russian?
Sounds like a threat to me.
The Putin-Bandar meeting was stormy, replete with warnings of a dramatic turn in Syria. Mr Putin was unmoved by the Saudi offer, though western pressure has escalated since then. Our stance on Assad will never change. We believe that the Syrian regime is the best speaker on behalf of the Syrian people, and not those liver eaters, he said, referring to footage showing a Jihadist rebel eating the heart and liver of a Syrian soldier.
Prince Bandar in turn warned that there can be no escape from the military option if Russia declines the olive branch. Events are unfolding exactly as he foretold.
Take it, then take out the royal family.
Russia has a little experience with that.
"Come downstairs, we want to take a picture of the whole family."
“This is not a good development. Saudis, Russia, and China will all be allies if this happens. Bad on m any levels for the U.S.”
hey, at least we got israel
Elections have consequences.
They know Obama is weak, and cannot handle the situation.
“If the US is going to become a net energy exporter, then high oil prices will be good for us too.”
What do you mean by “us”? lol
"Go ahead Prince, Make My Day!"
Don’t worry about it.
The Iranians are deeply in debt to Russia, and Russia must have a route to a Mediterranean seaport for their natural gas and petroleum shipments.
The Saudis are concerned with the increased influence of Shiites throughout the area north of Iraq and extending into Lebanon. These two can probably work out a working deal where both profit.
As for Russia and China — the Middle East is known to historians as the “graveyard of empires”.
If we extricate ourselves without sustaining destruction we can count ourselves as lucky.
Bingo. ‘Nuff said.
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