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Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 08/27/2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Posted on 08/27/2013 10:50:23 AM PDT by Blackyce

Saudi Arabia has secretly offered Russia a sweeping deal to control the global oil market and safeguard Russia's gas contracts, if the Kremlin backs away from the Assad regime in Syria.

The revelations come amid high tension in the Middle East, with US, British, and French warships poised for missile strikes against Syria, and Iran threatening to retaliate. The strategic jitters pushed Brent crude prices to a five-month high of $US112 a barrel.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: assad; iran; lebanon; randsconcerntrolls; russia; saudis; secretoildeal; syria; turkey; wot

1 posted on 08/27/2013 10:50:23 AM PDT by Blackyce
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To: Blackyce

If it’s ‘secret’ how can we know it?............


2 posted on 08/27/2013 10:53:05 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Blackyce
Carrying coals to Newcastle.

Offering an oil deal to Russia is not as enticing as one might think. Sure, they might have some interest, but it's a little like Lorne Michael offering the Beatles $2000 if they would reunite on SNL back in the '70s. Sure, everyone likes money -- but perhaps I already have enough of what you are offering.

3 posted on 08/27/2013 10:55:45 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Blackyce
The Putin-Bandar meeting was stormy...

According to a website that I believe is a Russian FSB disinformation site, the revelation about the Chechens prompted Putin to tell Bandar that if the West attacks Syria, Russia will launch an attack on Saudi Arabia.

Issues with the site's behavior have prompted me to avoid linking to it. Much of the information in this article is at the site with the paragraph above being the only new information.

4 posted on 08/27/2013 10:58:29 AM PDT by Publius (And so, night falls on civilization.)
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To: Blackyce

So Saudi is behind the arab spring. The same country which spawned 19 of the 20 9/11 hijackers. The same country which invented radical Islam.


5 posted on 08/27/2013 11:07:36 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Blackyce

If Obastard strikes Syria, expect gas to spike to $4 a gallon.


6 posted on 08/27/2013 11:08:22 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Blackyce

This is the dumbest idea ever....just tell Assad to keep his head down for two days...take an extended weekend Bashar....then come back after we are done playing global mall cop


7 posted on 08/27/2013 11:11:32 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: Blackyce
referring to footage showing a Jihadist rebel eating the heart and liver of a Syrian soldier.

Anyone heard of this?

8 posted on 08/27/2013 11:11:39 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Blackyce

OPEC is under the gun as fracking is cutting into their take.


9 posted on 08/27/2013 11:12:24 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Blackyce

Oops...wrong thread!


10 posted on 08/27/2013 11:12:53 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: Publius

I don’t know if any of this is true, but the telegraph is a serious newspaper, so it’s worthy of discussion. It seems silly to me for the Saudis to admit to their influence over the chechens given the history there. Seems like the Prince may have been a little bit more honest than need be. I still don’t understand why world leaders continue to try to negotiate with Putin. He simply listens carefully to them taking in everything they choose to give away and then goes about doing whatever the hell he wants to do, regardless. It’s a complete waste of time. After over a half century of positive Russia/Arab relations, Syria is the only remaining country in the Arab world that the Russians have a strategic relationship with, they’re not going to walk away from that easily. We’ll have basically boxed them out of the region other than their attempts to woo Iran.


11 posted on 08/27/2013 11:20:45 AM PDT by Blackyce (French President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war alwaysmeans failure.")
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12 posted on 08/27/2013 11:21:13 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yes it is a bad video....


13 posted on 08/27/2013 11:21:42 AM PDT by dpetty121263
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To: Blackyce

This just in: gas prices jumped 35 cents a gallon near my house .... Of course it’s Syrias fault even though they’re not an oil producing nation of any measure.....


14 posted on 08/27/2013 11:23:47 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Blackyce

Well we are weak with weak leadership, I think Putin may make a fight of it....watch oil go to 300 a barrel and so down goes the US....


15 posted on 08/27/2013 11:23:47 AM PDT by dpetty121263
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To: RedMDer
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16 posted on 08/27/2013 11:25:02 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Ha, already over that here .........


17 posted on 08/27/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: driftdiver

“So Saudi is behind the arab spring. The same country which spawned 19 of the 20 9/11 hijackers. The same country which invented radical Islam.”

I don’t know how you got that from the article. The Saudis have no interest at all in the Arab spring. It’s a nightmarish scenario for them and the other gulf momarchies. They just don’t want to pass up the opportunity to destroy the Assad regime and potentially reign in Iranian influence in the Arab world. They’re exploiting the situation, but I think they’d just as soon have the trend toward protests movements cool down a bit.


18 posted on 08/27/2013 11:26:11 AM PDT by Blackyce (French President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war alwaysmeans failure.")
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To: Blackyce
This really is a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran being fought in Syria.

I suspect that Saudi Arabia really does want Iran to do something stupid, like attack Israel, so that Israel will be justified in destroying Iran's nuclear ambitions, which scares the heck out of the royal Saudi family.

Yes, it all seems to fit, that the royal Saudi family wants to drag Iran into a real war and destroy its nuclear capability and this is likely what is about to happen, along with a potential world war fought over oil.

Please pass the popcorn.

19 posted on 08/27/2013 11:30:07 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Blackyce

Assad is a bad man. Worse people will end up taking control once he is killed.


20 posted on 08/27/2013 11:30:18 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: usconservative

Benn floating around $3.25 in Tennessee for a while.


21 posted on 08/27/2013 11:32:40 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Red Badger

“secret” is the new buzz world that writer is making this stuff up.


22 posted on 08/27/2013 11:48:23 AM PDT by edcoil ("Thoughts become things - Think good ones")
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To: driftdiver

I watched PSC over the weekend between football plays and they ran a 6 hour special on the history of Alla and Muslims

That is one heck of a temple in Medina.


23 posted on 08/27/2013 11:51:53 AM PDT by edcoil ("Thoughts become things - Think good ones")
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To: Blackyce

Perhaps the Saudi’s will offer Russia a lot of oil to attack Isreal.


24 posted on 08/27/2013 11:56:42 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Blackyce
Very strange. Evans-Pritchard seems to have lifted entire paragraphs from the lastest report on conspiracy website WhatDoesItMean.com.
25 posted on 08/27/2013 12:01:01 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: AU72
OPEC is under the gun as fracking is cutting into their take.

Yep. The Saudis long ago lost their single-lever control over world oil pricing. They could not guarantee making good on such a deal even if Putin were naïve enough to believe them. Which he is not.


26 posted on 08/27/2013 12:06:25 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Blackyce
I don’t know if any of this is true, but the telegraph is a serious newspaper,

I don't know either, and perhaps The Telegraph is a serious publication, but I remember when AEP articles were posted here on an almost daily basis (not so much recently, AFAICT). It was always doom-and-gloom, right around the corner. Tomorrow! Next week! Soon! Needless to say, none of those prophecies ever came true. I don't give that poofter much credit for anything he utters.

27 posted on 08/27/2013 12:56:10 PM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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