(03-20-2013, 04:51 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(03-20-2013, 04:43 PM)DaJavoo Wrote: I see the rationale, and stranger shït has happened ~ but I think the EU is wise to that and actually dreads Russia having a tighter grip on the energy supply. That is, unless the Russians are jammed further down the bedcovers with the IMF ~ and somehow, to me, that's not ringing true. The IMF is mostly pure banker and definitely EU oriented. That's what I see on the surface...but then...
Hmmm. You're right of course EU and IMF are tight, but these're bankers, they care about the bottom line. What about Syria? Going full woo woo here. Obama is in Israel today, hopefully nothing happens but anything can. The birther nonsense is full head line news again. What if Russia agreed to back off Syria -or Iran- in return for Cyprus?
Zactly ~ like I said, Cyprus is on the edge of the Middle East fossil fuel dump. A dark horse can bolt at any time and Syria is a the number one candidate for an epicenter of a hot war. That of course, would advance the whole predicament a frame or two, thus allowing an even larger rake-off of wealth, (the losers) as well as advance the global agenda.
It's all been done before ~ the sequence of events is almost irrelevant at this point.
Frankly though, I don't see the Russians are all that hot for boots on the ground in the ME ~ they support in other ways and Iran is getting a firm backstop, but I think they will wait on Syria with the the hot stuff, at this point. Plenty of warm, fuzzy smoke being blown in the right orifices though.