by Patrick Henningsen, 21st Century Wire:
As the US-led coalition of the willing inches closer towards their initial cruise missile and bombing attack on Syria this week, it seems that their ‘best friend’ Saudi Arabia has been busy throwing about a series of financial incentives – and threats, at the Russian, all in a bid to persuade them to drop their support of Syria.
On August 10th, 21st Century Wire expanded on a Reuters news release which reported how Saudi intelligence head, Prince Bandar bin Sultan offered a $15 billion weapons contract to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting on July 31st. Apparently, Russia rebuffed this rather generous offer, because the deal was dependent upon Moscow letting go of its existing arms contracts with the Syrian government in Damascus.
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