Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria – Telegraph

This is an excellent, MUST READ article from Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in the Telegraph. Check it out!

Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria – Telegraph.

Personally, I still struggle to see President Putin sanctioning a UN resolution. Whilst, the Saudi offer is a serious sweetener, I fear that it is too late to avert Western military intervention in Syria. The agenda has moved from Syrian issues per-

Coat of arms of Syria -- the "Hawk of Qur...

Coat of arms of Syria — the “Hawk of Qureish” with shield of vertical tricolor of the national flag, holding a scroll with the words الجمهورية العربية السورية (Al-Jumhuriyah al-`Arabiyah as-Suriyah “The Syrian Arab Republic”). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

se  to re-establishing US credibility in a global power struggle, where Russia and China are flexing their muscles.

Any thoughts?

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2 responses

  1. The Saudis could not guarantee Russia retention of the Port of Tartus with the kind of Wahibi regime that they would install in Syria if Assad and his regime were to fall.

    Also Prince Bandar is not in a position to guarantee what happens in the Caucasus because he is a puppet subject to control from London and Washington.

    For that reason Putin declined this so called offer and sensibly refused to bow to threats against the Olympics in Sochi and implied threats to stir up Muslims in the Caucasus on Russia’s southern flank.

    Russia has access to more oil in the Arctic which partially offsets the loss of any quasi monopoly of gas that they might have currently.

    Western intervention in Syria will have serious consequences that as yet we do not know, so like the American military who have serious reservations, Obama, Hollande, Erdogan and in the wings, Cameron need to be careful what they wish for.

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