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[–] Retron 2 points 32 points (+34|-2) ago 

Oil. Russia wants a pipeline through the Middle East to Europe. So does the U.S. Guess which country is at the crossroads where these two competing pipelines would meet?

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[–] seeking_virtue [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I've heard this, but there are already pipelines, why is this better?

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[–] GIF-lLL-S0NG 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The middle east wants to supply europe exclusively with oil. No russia allowed. Russia wants to sell oil in non USD amounts to europe and china. There are many pipelines that connect russian natural gas, and oil with europe. There are few pipelines that connect the gulf states (saudi, kuwait, qatar, etc) to EUROPE. The oil has to be put on tankers and escorted by US carrier groups around the poor parts of the world (Africa). The problem has been Iran, Iraq, and Syria. As long as they want their fair share the pipelines cant be build. It is better because it is cheaper to send by pipeline than tankers, and it is going to be inevitable once a couple million of gallons of oil end up in the red sea, suez, and persian gulf that oil tanker transport will become less popular than the nazis.

Edit: and there is a fuck-ton of oil under syria/israel/lebanon that has become profitably extractable with fracking tech.

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[–] 8729186? 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

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[–] Russiandude 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Not only. Putin is also not very fond of a common practice when someone abruptly gets called a dictator in all MSM, a West-supported guerilla appears and in some two years his body is dragged through mud. He wants to break this practice at least once before he gets old.

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[–] watch_listed 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Syria has been a Russian navy warm water port for decades. Beyond that, they're a loyal allied country to Russia. Syria buys most of its military supplies from Russia and does a whole lot of trade with them, too. If China decided to lob cruise missiles at South Korea or Japan, the US would be pissed off with them, since they're allied nations, get a lot of their military supplies from the US, and do a whole lot of trade with the US. The fact that we've been as caviler about bombing Syria as we have is astonishing. Geopolitically, it's like pissing in their flower bed.

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[–] GIF-lLL-S0NG 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Every missile the US lobs into syria is bringing Russia, China, Iran, North Korea closer together. The key is India. Russia historically is pro India / as US is pro-pakistan. but Indian Relations are good with the USA and much better I suppose than with china, who is also invested in Pakistan. The Indians will have to make a choice between that alliance and work with china and russia or being recolonized by the UK and the USA. On the other hand, India has been trying to get that veto power of the UNSC so they will act in their own interests,let the rest weaken each other and then India will become stronger.

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[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't think China gives a shit. If anything they are enjoying just sitting back and watching the show while their two major rivals for world power play stupid games for stupid prizes.

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[–] seeking_virtue [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

upvoats for piss on the flowers

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[–] zen_music 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Here are a couple of images from the past week or two that I've saved, because they were instructive. Thanks to the original posters!
https://i.imgjar.co/jar/LTd_2tX1tkqKQfeHLgdIrQ.jpg If that scenario doesn't appeal, consider this one: https://i.imgjar.co/jar/f5ClfGmkbU6NmmcWN_BGZg.jpg In today's world, with its swirling fog of lies, these are more than likely only a small part of "the truth", whatever the hell that is now.

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[–] seeking_virtue [S] 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I might subscribe more to the latter. We must see a temple built and the daily sacrifice return, this is the tellin' sign for me

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[–] Bigz_Sarducci 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I think this hospital that was gassed are the victims recovering from the sarin gas attack. So one cover up for another up..

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[–] 8728184? 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Little things like not having the mid east run by ISIS/Israel.

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[–] HarlandKornfeld14 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Collective security.

Syria and Iran are Russian allies because they are part of Russia's defense circle, because if the West is hell-bent on regime change there, they'll be coming for him next, so they are natural allies of convenience and necessity.

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[–] seeking_virtue [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

this fits with my logic tonight

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[–] Gerplunckamo 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Putin is supportive of the Syrian and Iranian regimes for the same reason the States are supportive of the Saudi regime. Influence, control, power.

What are your thoughts, OP? Share with us.

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[–] Lemongarb 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yep. Anybody that is not allied with the US is a potential ally for Russia.

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[–] seeking_virtue [S] 3 points 0 points (+3|-3) ago 

I believe Russia is Gog/Magog

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[–] Gerplunckamo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Damn, going old testament on me. Heavy stuff.

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

why are you not supportive of assad? he's awesome

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

He's Muslim for one thing

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[–] seeking_virtue [S] 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

something about dictators and saracen countries i just don't like.

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

is he a dictator? he's an autocrat but the people of Syria love him, and sure it's a saracen country but they have a secular government perhaps the last one in the middle east actually

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[–] twomoreandatinkle 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

warm water port.

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[–] seeking_virtue [S] 5 points -2 points (+3|-5) ago 

warm water port

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[–] HarveyHarveyJones 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

Warm water port!

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