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Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria

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This might defuse the situation.

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“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:

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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.


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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.”



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So the Saudi are basically saying you can deal with us or we'll unleash the Chechens?


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That's a very interesting tipping of thier hand in re Chechen rebels


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That's a very interesting tipping of thier hand in re Chechen rebels


I know. Kinda surprising.

And the plot thickens.


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If I was russia my reply would simply be if chechneans attack us during the olympics you'll be held responsible.


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So the Saudi are basically saying you can deal with us or we'll unleash the Chechens?


Or just offering that as an incentive. Strange.


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It's the old Plato o Pluma deal.

Or whatever the Arabic translation of that is.


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If I was russia my reply would simply be if chechneans attack us during the olympics you'll be held responsible

That's definitely a choice they have for a reply. I just don't understand why the Saudis would open themselves up to that retaliation


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The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us,”


oh really...So they are responsible for Boston too then!


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I just don't understand why the Saudis would open themselves up to that retaliation


yeah russian sells oil so they certainly wouldn't have any issues with a global oil crisis.


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That's definitely a choice they have for a reply. I just don't understand why the Saudis would open themselves up to that retaliation


I don't either. Threatening Russia hasn't worked out well for too many people over the course of history.


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If I was russia my reply would simply be if chechneans attack us during the olympics you'll be held responsible.

Now that the Saudis have admitted to controlling the Chechen rebels, I would tell them that if the Chechens atatcked during the Olympics, WE'LL frick YOU UP!


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So the Saudi's have two goals that can be achieved through this Syrian crisis:

1.) Protect their O&G interest.
2.) Exterminate the Syrian Christians.

Super.


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yeah russian sells oil so they certainly wouldn't have any issues with a global oil crisis.


Yeah but they are getting screwed with the new pipeline deal.


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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.

So many fricking dominos!!


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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.


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Well at least the next world war won't have some random arch duke getting assassinated to start it off.


Got that going for us I guess.


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The Saudi's better STFU. I doubt they could stop the Russians if they decided to fire up the tanks and put an end to this debate


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Got that going for us I guess.


in other news a vacation to canada or switzerland is sounding pretty sweet about now.


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