Originally Posted by alkemical
Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria
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.
Russia will not accept such a deal. Putin correctly understands that Syria is vital for Russian security. If Syria is destroyed, Iran will soon follow, then Russia.
The line is drawn in the sand. Imagine if a Russian ship is sunk in the Mediterranean.
Unfortunately, there is no JFK in the White House to stand firm against the generals. Obama is spineless -- has allowed the generals to push him around.
Madmen rule the West.