Syria: not about freedom but about oil, of course, of course

. Should ISIS be pushed into Saudi Arabia, expect oil prices to surge.

. Should ISIS be pushed into Saudi Arabia, expect oil prices to surge.

Disagreement over a crude oil pipeline turned the Syrian conflict into a proxy war between the Saudi Arabia and Russia, forcing millions to flee towards Europe.
An unintended consequence of the Saudi attempts to overthrow the government of Syria, may be the overthrow of the government of Saudi Arabia with its own medicine.

[October 1 McCain says Russian planes hit our people]
“Their initial strikes were against the individuals and the groups that have been funded and trained by our CIA, in a credible flaunting of any kind of cooperation or effort to conceal what (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s priority is — and that is, of course, to prop up (Syrian President) Bashar Assad,

[September 22 Orlan-10 reconnaissance drones flying from Latakia?]

Orlan-10 reconnaissance drone

U.S. officials say Russia has started to fly drone surveillance missions in Syria. U.S. defense officials declined to comment on the new drone flights but told Reuters news agency they are “keenly aware” of Russia’s activities in Syria.

[August 11 Suleiman al-Assad, relativeof Syrian president, arrested for murder in Latakia hometown]

holding an AK-47 and pumped seven bullets into the chest of the officer.

holding an AK-47 and pumped seven bullets into the chest of the officer.

Suleiman al-Assad, the son of the president’s first cousin , who was driving a black Hummer without car plates, was angered when he was overtaken by Col. Hassan Sheikh’s car on the road between Latakia and Qardaha, President Bashar al-Assad’s ancestral village. Suleiman is a local militia leader. He reportedly got out of his car holding an AK-47 and pumped seven bullets into the chest of the officer.

[April 18 2011 Syria: Wikileaks claims US financed opposition to Bashar]

Anas Al Abdeh -- chairman, Movement for Justice and Development

Anas Al Abdeh -- chairman, Movement for Justice and Development

Stepping up operations to cover the mass protests in Syria as part of a long-standing campaign to overthrow Bashar al-Assad, Barada TV is closely affiliated with the Movement for Justice and Development, a London-based network of Syrian exiles. Wikileak cables show that the State Department has funneled as much as $6 million to the group since 2006 to operate the satellite channel and finance other activities inside Syria. The channel is named after the Barada River, which courses through the heart of Damascus, the Syrian capital.

The U.S. money for Syrian opposition figures began flowing under President George W. Bush after he effectively froze political ties with Damascus in 2005.

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