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Posts Tagged ‘US-Saudi rift’

Saudi Arabia gets a friend in need – Russia

Posted by seumasach on October 24, 2018

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

22nd October, 2018

It goes without saying that oil has been central to military power and economic life in modern history. Control of oil has been a key source of power and policy in the Cold War. There was even a top-secret US government plan to ravage the Middle East oil industry in the event of the former Soviet Union gaining control of it. The CIA called it the “denial policy”. It was hatched in 1948 during the Berlin Blockade – whereby, oil wells would be plugged, equipment and fuel stockpiles destroyed, refineries and pipelines disabled to ensure that the USSR never got hold of the Middle East’s oil resources.

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One day after historic Saudi-Russian summit, US suspends military exercises with “Arab allies”

Posted by seumasach on October 7, 2017

Zero Hedge

6th October, 2017

Russia no longer even has to lift a finger (or buy a few thousands dollars worth of Facebook ads) to steal influence from the US in key geopolitical hotspots: the US can do so on its own.

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Russia & Saudi Arabia to set up $1bn energy fund

Posted by seumasach on October 3, 2017

RT

2nd October, 2017

A joint Russian-Saudi fund to invest in the energy sector will be announced during the forthcoming visit of the kingdom’s monarch Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Moscow, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told the Al Arabiya TV Channel.

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Who’s really trying to overthrow Mohammed Bin Salman?

Posted by seumasach on October 2, 2017

Andrew Korybko

Oriental Review

September, 30th, 2017

Saudi Arabia arrested between 16-30 people in a broad crackdown across the Kingdom.

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US-Saudi: Yesteryear days are gone forever

Posted by seumasach on April 24, 2016

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

22nd April, 2016

President Barack Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday has boomeranged. His good intentions were never in doubt – mend fences between the two countries. But what emerges is that it will need much more than one visit – maybe, even one full presidency cannot fulfill such a mission. According to Prince Turki al-Faisal, former Saudi intelligence chief, all the King’s horses and all the King’s men cannot put Humpty Dumpty together again.

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