Assad turns down 100’s of billions from Saudis to cut Iran ties

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…by Press TV, Tehran

The Crown Prince doesn’t have the money to rebuild SA and Syria at the same time, plus by $300 billion in US weapons

[ Editor’s Note: This is quite a story on turning down this much cash, twice. Of course as long as it was in the “offer” stage one has to wonder if the Saudis would have ever fulfilled it. It certainly would not have put the money in an escrow account as a bond of their word.

But that said, there seems to be no magic money tree to shake for rebuilding Iraq. Sure, foreign money will be available to buy the place up, a financial Balkanization, but only a limited amount of give-a-way funds.

Part of the problem is the historical Syrian-Mid East corruption, the donor’s knowing that a lot of that money would be stolen by those wanting overseas nest eggs to retreat to if needed.

Even Russia was quick to say that while it was spending what would be necessary to defend Syria being imploded and Balkanized by the US terror coalition, it had no plans for rebuilding Syria, as in funding it.

The unsaid there was that Russia had its own problems with the Western-NATO juggernaut and Russia was committed to a military modernization and strengthening of its domestic economy to defend against sanctions, and was not about to risk that to “rebuild” Syria.

Putin never over reaches or bluffs

Missed by many at the time was Putin’s comment when asked why Moscow was willing to bear the military intervention cost.

He quickly responded that it was mostly coming from the military training budget, meaning that Russia saw early on the value of the live fire training for its equipment and troop training in modern warfare, and that has turned out to be just the case.

He also foresaw that it was better to spend the money now killing the Russian Muslim jihadis in Syria versus waiting until they all came home as battle hardened veterans to train legions more inside Russia. 

The Russian military is much stronger now than it would have been, and much more confidant in its ability to defend itself from a huge superiority in Western military strength.

I have always editorialized that Russia had no ability to be an offensive power, despite the ridiculous claim of its desire to reclaim the old Soviet empire, because it would have its hands full just defending its borders and a mutually assured destruction deterrent with its modern nuclear force. Putin’s this year Parliament speech laid this all outJim W. Dean ]

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Assad tell the Saudis where they can shove their 100.s of billions

– First published … March 27, 2018

The head of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the Saudi regime had told Syria that it is ready to stop supporting the militants wreaking havoc in the country and give Damascus hundreds of billions of dollars for reconstruction if it accepted to cut ties with Iran.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the Riyadh regime had made the proposal twice and that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had turned it down, Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Akhbar daily newspaper reported Tuesday.

Riyadh is widely believed to be a key sponsor of the Takfiri terrorists, who have been operating to topple the Syrian government since 2011. Takfirism is largely influenced by Wahhabism, the radical ideology dominating Saudi Arabia and freely preached by Saudi clerics.

Iran, along with Russia and Hezbollah, has been effectively helping the Syrian government in its fight against those terrorists.

Nasrallah further said the target of the war in Syria is in fact the anti-Israel resistance front, because the resistance movement’s victories in the region pose a threat to the American agenda in the region.

He added that Hezbollah stands stronger today, which means it would be subject to more attacks in the future.

US interference in Lebanon election

Elsewhere in his remarks, Nasrallah accused Saudi Arabia and the US of using “dirty” means to interfere in Lebanese general elections, scheduled for May 6, in an attempt to target the resistance.

By detaining Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and forcing him to resign last November, the Saudis intended to dissolve the Lebanese government and pit it against Hezbollah, he added.

Hariri stunned Lebanon and the world in November 2017 by announcing his resignation in a live television broadcast from Saudi Arabia. He accused Iran and Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world, an allegation rejected by both sides.

Senior sources close to Hariri and top Lebanese officials said Riyadh had coerced the Lebanese premier into stepping down and put him under house arrest.

Hariri, however, managed to get out of the kingdom amid international pressure on Riyadh. He rescinded his resignation after returning home.

Nasrallah said at that time that Saudi authorities had clearly and openly declared a war on Lebanon by holding Hariri hostage and forcing him to quit.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Adrian, what has the FED accomplished for the American Taxpayer citizen? The cost of admission has been the citizens loss of Treasure, Commons, Unalienable Rights and an Empire in the throes of death taking the common man to the brink of the precipice of nuclear destruction of its citizens. What have we done and in whose name?

    • IMO, it seems you are both correct. It is my current understanding that the Federal Reserve purchases US treasury bonds with currency created from nothing, out of thin air. Adrian’s magic money tree. These treasury bonds are then viewed as reserves. The fractional reserve banking system allows banks to loan 90% more than it has in its reserves. So if the Federal Reserve purchases 10 billion in US treasury bonds with money it created out of thin air, it can then create another 100 billion out of thin air and spread it out amongst it’s consortium of member banks, which they loan out with usurious interest attached. In this way, the fractional reserve banking system is the primary cause of inflation. Benjamin Shalom Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, admitted that the Fed caused the Great Depression. So, the federal reserve acts as a magic money tree and it is detrimental to the interests of the US population.

  2. Can the Family Saud get any more gangster about it?!?
    What did the clown prince study as his tutorial, while waiting for his dear, old dad to kick the bucket . . . The Godfather?
    In reading this article it’s the Arab/Wahhabi version of the Corleone family.
    Rounding up the heads of the family in the Land of Saud, the 2017 remake. Classic
    Keep in mind kids, Saudi Arabia was “founded” in 1932 . . . as the after-birth of a nation, i.e., the UK’s land grab of the middle east with Israhell already being blue-printed on the drawing board.
    But, but, but . . . Lawrence of Arabia is historically accurate, no?

    Oh, those “think TANKS” were working overtime.

    • Lawrence of Arabia . . .

      Plot excerpt: “They cross the Nefud Desert, considered impassable even by the Bedouins, travelling day and night on the last stage to reach water. One of Ali’s men, Gasim, succumbs to fatigue and falls off his camel unnoticed during the night. When Lawrence discovers him missing, he turns back and rescues Gasim—and Sherif Ali is won over. He gives Lawrence Arab robes to wear.

      Lawrence persuades Auda abu Tayi, the leader of the powerful local Howeitat tribe, to turn against the Turks. Lawrence’s scheme is almost derailed when one of Ali’s men kills one of Auda’s because of a blood feud. Howeitat retaliation would shatter the fragile alliance, so Lawrence declares that he will execute the murderer himself. He is then stunned to discover that the culprit is Gasim, the very man whom he risked his own life to save in the desert, but he shoots him anyway.”

      OMIGOSH . . . CLASSIC!

  3. there seems to be no magic money tree to shake…
    you wrong Jim, there is a magic money tree to shake and is called FED, if you don’t believe me ask the banks too big to fall 🙂

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