Best of the Week
Most Popular
1.US Paving the Way for Massive First Strike on North Korea Nuclear and Missile Infrastructure - Nadeem_Walayat
2.Trump Reset: US War With China, North Korea Nuclear Flashpoint - Video - Nadeem_Walayat
3.Silver Junior Mining Stocks 2017 Q2 Fundamentals - Zeal_LLC
4.Soaring Inflation Plunges UK Economy Into Stagflation, Triggers Government Pay Cap Panic! - Nadeem_Walayat
5.The Bitcoin Blueprint To Your Financial Freedom - Sean Keyes
6.North Korea 'Begging for War', 'Enough is Enough', is a US Nuclear Strike Imminent? - Nadeem_Walayat
7.Bitcoin Hits All-Time High and Smashes Through $5,000 As Gold Shows Continued Strength - Jeff_Berwick
8.2017 is NOT "Just Another Year" for the Stock Market: Here's Why - EWI
9.Gold : The Anatomy of the Bottoming Process - Rambus_Chartology
10.Bitcoin Falls 20% as Mobius and Chinese Regulators Warn - GoldCore
Last 7 days
Warren Buffett Predicting Dow One Million - Being Bold Or Overly Cautious? - 17th Oct 17
Globalization is Poverty - 17th Oct 17
Boomers Are Not Saving Enough for Retirement, Neither Is the Government - 16th Oct 17
Stock Market Trading Dow Theory - 16th Oct 17
Stocks Slightly Higher as They Set New Record Highs - 16th Oct 17
Why is Big Data is so Important for Casino Player Acquisition and Retention - 16th Oct 17
How Investors Can Play The Bitcoin Boom - 16th Oct 17
Who Will Be the Next Fed Chief - And Why It Matters  - 16th Oct 17
Stock Market Only Minor Top Ahead - 16th Oct 17
Precious Metals Sector is on Major Buy Signal - 16th Oct 17
Really Bad Ideas - The Fed Should Have And Defend An Inflation Target - 16th Oct 17
The Bullish Chartology for Gold - 15th Oct 17
Wikileaks Mocking US Government Over Bitcoin Shows Why There Is No Stopping Bitcoin - 15th Oct 17
How to Wipe Out Puerto Rico's Debt Without Hurting Bondholders - 15th Oct 17
Gold And Silver – Think Prices Are Manipulated? Look In The Mirror! - 15th Oct 17
Q4 Pivot View for Stocks and Gold - 14th Oct 17
Gold Mining Stocks Q3’17 Preview - 14th Oct 17
U.S. Mint Gold Coin Sales and VIX Point To Increased Market Volatility and Higher Gold - 14th Oct 17
Yuan and Gold - 14th Oct 17
Tips for Avoiding a Debt Meltdown - 14th Oct 17
Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Above $5,000 As Lagarde Concedes Defeat and Jamie Demon Shuts Up - 13th Oct 17
Golden Age for GOLD, Dark Age for the Stock Market - 13th Oct 17
The Struggle for Bolivia Is About to Begin - 13th Oct 17
3 Reasons to Take Your Invoicing Process Mobile - 13th Oct 17
What Happens When Amey Fells All of a Streets Trees (Sheffield Tree Fellings) - Video - 13th Oct 17
Stock Market Charts Show Smart Money And Dumb Money Are Moving In Opposite Directions—Here’s Why - 12th Oct 17
Your Pension Is a Lie: There’s $210 Trillion of Liabilities Our Government Can’t Fulfill - 12th Oct 17
Two Highly Recommended Books from Bob Prechter - 12th Oct 17
Turning Point Nations On The Stage - 11th Oct 17
The Profoundly Personal Impact Of The National Debt On Our Retirements - 11th Oct 17
Gold and Silver Report – Several Interesting Charts - 10th Oct 17
London House Prices Are Falling – Time to Buckle Up - 10th Oct 17
The S&P Is A Bloated Corpse - 10th Oct 17
Are Gold and the US Dollar Rallying Together? - 10th Oct 17
Is Silver Turning? - 9th Oct 17
Bitcoin Needs Electricity, Gold CONDUCTS Electricity - 9th Oct 17
S&P 500 At Record High But Will Stocks Continue Even Higher? - 9th Oct 17
Gold and Silver on Major Buy Signal, The Cycle is Up - 9th Oct 17
How To Fight Corruption in the Philippines - 9th Oct 17
Stock Market Bulls Still in Charge - 9th Oct 17
DiEM25: Europe Without Nations or Religion - 9th Oct 17
Gold Price Readying to Rally - 8th Oct 17
Gold Price in Q3 2017 - 8th Oct 17
PassMark Bench Mark of OVERCLOCKERS UK Custom Built Gaming PC (5) - 8th Oct 17

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

3 Videos + 8 Charts = Opportunities You Need to See - Free

Saudi Arabia’s Real Agenda for Syria

Politics / Middle East Aug 11, 2013 - 12:55 PM GMT

By: Patrick_Henningsen

Politics

Syria is a dirty war being waged through paid-for proxies by the West and partnering Gulf monarchies.

Don’t think for a moment that the US government are not involved in some way – logistically or otherwise, or that the CIA and others are not working with these terrorists in Syria. At the very least, the US, UK and others have valuable military assets, special forces  and ‘trainers’ on the ground in Jordan and Turkey, and likely have agents operating inside Syria itself. But take a look at who’s pulling the expensive strings behind the scenes thus far…


According to Reuters, the Saudis appear to have offered $15 billion in weapons contracts during the July 31 meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and influential intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan. Russia rebuffed the offer because the Saudi’s deal was dependent upon Moscow dropping its arms contracts with the Assad government in Syria.

Bush family business partner and terror financier, Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia appears to have put all of his high cards on the table – and the world can now see the agenda of the US and Saudi-led effort to destroy the country of Syria. RT reports (full story below):

“Prince Bandar proposed the deal and told Putin that “whatever regime comes after” Assad will be “completely” in Riyadh’s hands. The Prince reportedly stated that if the deal was accepted, Saudi Arabia would not sign any contracts damaging Russian interests by allowing Gulf countries to transport its gas across Syria to Europe.”

So Saudi Arabia believes it will control the next government incarnation in Damascus, and it’s no mystery how they propose to do this: by throwing their oil money at them. According to the logic of Saudi Arabian elite, money can buy anything – and who can argue with that? That philosophy has worked pretty well for them so far.

An initial part of the Saudi and Qatari investment in their new Syria, has been to fund its own international terrorist brigades and al Qaeda affiliates to destabilise and fracture Syria’s society, economy, borders and ultimately - its culture.

Money talks, and if you have enough to burn then you tend to let everyone know you’ve got it, and what you can buy with it. If you’ve every visited a casino in London or the South of France, you’d have see the casino’s best clients, wealthy Gulf Arabs and Saudis, dropping hundreds of thousands, even millions – in a single night, all for an expensive thrill it seems. How good a poker player is this Saudi Prince? In poker terms, he’s more of a bull than a shark. He’s just showed his hand regarding Syria, and it will be interesting to see if the western media are watching the game at all. 

Prince Bandar has finally revealed to the public what exactly is the underlying transnational energy agenda being played by the US, its allies in Europe, and Saudi Arabia and Qatar – a gas pipeline running from the Persian Gulf, right through Syria, to the Mediterranean. This would constitute a direct supply to Europe which will give the supplier a long-term interest in Europe’s economic and political affairs. 

Gas delivery = power and influence

The northern hemisphere countries need to not only power their grids, but also need to heat their buildings and houses during half of the year, which makes gas much more important in regional geopolitical terms – than oil (oil can be sources more easily from many more different locations globally than gas). 

The competition to Arab monarchies for supplying gas to Europe, is of course Russia. Russia’s vast gas pipeline project is already into phase two, and crosses Scandinavia right up to the UK’s doorstep.

So Syria’s current destiny and importance of outcome, stretches much further than its own Middle Eastern borders.

Moscow ‘rejects’ Saudi ‘offer’ to drop Assad for rich arms deal


RT

Moscow has said “no” to Saudi Arabia’s alleged proposal of a rich arms deal and protection of Russia’s gas interests in the Middle East in exchange for abandoning Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to Arab and European diplomats.

The proposal of $15 billion in weapons contracts was allegedly made during the July 31 meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and influential intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Reuters reported. 

Neither Moscow nor Riyadh has officially commented on the agenda of the talks, but a Thursday AFP report revealed new details of the negotiations.    

According to an undisclosed European diplomat, Prince Bandar proposed the deal and told Putin that “whatever regime comes after” Assad will be “completely” in Riyadh’s hands. The Prince reportedly stated that if the deal was accepted, Saudi Arabia would not sign any contracts damaging Russian interests by allowing Gulf countries to transport its gas across Syria to Europe. 

The terms included Moscow dropping its support of President Bashar Assad, as well as not opposing any future Security Council resolutions on Syria. 

“President Putin listened politely to his interlocutor and let him know that his country would not change its strategy,” a separate Arab diplomat told AFP. 

Bandar bin Sultan then told Russian officials that the only option left in Syria is a military one – and that they should forget about the Geneva-2 international peace conference because the opposition would not attend, the source said. Efforts to bring about the conference – which has been put forth by the US and Moscow – have so far been fruitless, mainly because of the absence of unity within the opposition ranks. ..

Read more

Editor Patrick Henningsen

21st Century Wire

© 2013 Copyright Patrick Henningsen - All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.

Patrick Henningsen Archive

© 2005-2017 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

Catching a Falling Financial Knife