Oh my !

“Ditch Assad, we’ll control global oil together: Saudis to Russia.
Putin barked back that Russia’s position on Assad is non-negotiable: “We believe that the Syrian regime is the best speaker on behalf of the Syrian people, and not those liver eaters,” referring to a video of a cannibalizing, allegedly Jihadist rebel.”

 

The Saudis have made, what can only be in any circumstances, a generous offer to Russia:
“Prince Bandar, head of Saudi intelligence, offered Russian President Vladimir Putin a unified Saudi-Russian strategy on oil prices and production if the Russians back away from supporting Assad,”
The offer also included a guarantee to protect Russia’s naval base in Syria and its gas contracts throughout the Middle East”

AND: ” I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea nextyear. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us, and they will not move in the Syrian territory’s direction without coordinating with us.”

The report starts by presenting the conditions under which the Russian-Saudi meeting was convened. It states that Prince Bandar, in coordination with the Americans and some European partners, proposed to Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz that Bandar visit Moscow and employ the carrot-and-stick approach, which is used in most negotiators, and offer the Russian leadership political, economic, military and security enticements in return for concessions on several regional issues, in particular Syria and Iran

I wouldn’t mind if the Saudis were doing this for altruistic reasons, but I’m almost sure they are not….quite the contrary.


As a result, of instability in the region governments and corporations, particularly in India and East Asia, are turning to safer locations to secure oil sources, including Canada, a bastion of safety compared to MENA.
“You already see some diversification occurring, as Chinese companies have invested in West Africa, East Africa, Venezuela, Brazil and Canada,” Yadullah Hussein wrote Tuesday in the Financial Post.

So the question remains,why are the Saudis so desperate to zap Assad, there could be a number of reasons , which one do you think it is ?

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/politics/2013/08/saudi-russia-putin-bandar-meeting-syria-egypt.html#ixzz2dRHXuv8x

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