quote: “We understand Russia’s great interest in the oil and gas in the Mediterranean from Israel to Cyprus. And we understand the importance of the Russian gas pipeline to Europe. We are not interested in competing with that. We can cooperate in this area,” he said, purporting to speak with the full backing of the US.
This I found very interesting:
quote: As-Safir said Prince Bandar pledged to safeguard Russia’s naval base in Syria if the Assad regime is toppled, but he also hinted at Chechen terrorist attacks on Russia’s Winter Olympics in Sochi if there is no accord. “I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us,” he allegedly said.
quote: Prince Bandar went on to say that Chechens operating in Syria were a pressure tool that could be switched on an off. “These groups do not scare us. We use them in the face of the Syrian regime but they will have no role in Syria’s political future.”
GeauxxxTigers23 USA Fan TeamBunt General Manager Member since Apr 2013 22935 posts Online
re: Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria (Posted on 9/3/13 at 3:54 pm to oklahogjr)
quote: I don't either. Threatening Russia hasn't worked out well for too many people over the course of history.
It may just make Russia more likely to support Iran if they decide to close the Straight of Hormuz in the event they are attacked by Israel in the event Israel is attacked by Hezzbollah in the event we attack Syria.
oklahogjr Arizona State Fan Gold Membership Member since Jan 2010 22149 posts
re: Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria (Posted on 9/3/13 at 3:56 pm to GeauxxxTigers23)
quote: It may just make Russia more likely to support Iran if they decide to close the Straight of Hormuz in the event they are attacked by Israel in the event Israel is attacked by Hezzbollah in the event we attack Syria.
So many fricking dominos!!
Well at least the next world war won't have some random arch duke getting assassinated to start it off.