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Old 10-16-2015, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default It's The Oil Stupid

Putin's real target?

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Old 10-16-2015, 04:53 PM   #2
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It makes sense. Again, you are seeing troops deployed for economic reasons. Did you nitice that he said that Putin sees an economic war and the same as a ground war?

Still, all of this is according to plan. ISIS has to be taken out before the real shooting starts. I do like the Saudi analysis.
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:30 PM   #3
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Yes - oil is a central reason for Russia's intervention in the Syria war.

I don't think Putin wants to control all the world's oil, but he certainly wants to block the Gulf states (Qatar, Saudi, etc.) from gaining a pipeline that would run through Syria to Europe, thus helping to break the hold that Gazprom has on Europe.

It also helps Putin that the Shia Crescent (Iran, Iraq, and Syria) are now overtly in the Russian corner, thus making it easier to influence their levels of oil production.
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