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Meet Saudi Arabia's Bandar bin Sultan: The Puppetmaster Behind The Syrian War
By Tyler Durden Created 08/27/2013 - 15:21
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Yesterday the Telegraph's Evans-Pritchard  dug up a note that we had posted almost a month ago, relating to the "secret" meeting between Saudi Arabia and Russia, in which Saudi's inﬂuential intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan met with Putin and regaled him with gifts, including a multi-billion arms deal and a promise that Saudi is "ready to help Moscow play a bigger role in the Middle East at a time when the United States is disengaging from the region", if only Putin would agree to give up his alliance with Syria's al-Assad and let Syria take over, ostensibly including control of the country's all important natgas transit infrastructure . What was not emphasized by the Telegraph is that Putin laughed at the proposal and brushed aside the Saudi desperation by simply saying "nyet." However, what neither the Telegraph, nor we three weeks ago, picked up on, is what happened after Putin put Syria in its place. We now know, and it's a doozy.
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com/print/478114  Courtesy of As-Saﬁr (translated here ). unsuccessfully (at least to the Saudi). 2 of 6 13-08-27 4:04 PM . http://www. it was Turkey and most importantly Qatar. the nation that is funding and arming the Syrian rebels. and we will support Defense Minister Gen. in light of their joined interests in Syria. such as Qatar and Turkey. some less well-known observations on who it was that was supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt even as US support was fading fast: Bandar said that the matter is not limited to the kingdom and that some countries have overstepped the roles drawn for them.. We do not favor extremist religious regimes.. One wonders just how much Egypt will straing Saudi-Qatari relations. especially Egypt. and most importantly what happened just as the meeting ended. And we suggest to you to be in contact with him. “We said so directly to the Qataris and to the Turks. We will continue to support the [Egyptian] army. we learn all the gritty details about what really happened at the meeting. He added. We rejected their unlimited support to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere. instead of just the Syrian motives and the Russian conclusion.” So while Saudi was openly supporting the Egyptian coup. It is worthwhile to pay attention to and to follow up on Egyptʼs experience. And by that we mean Saudi Arabia's threats toward Russia and Syria. to support him and to give all the conditions for the success of this experiment. The Turksʼ role today has become similar to Pakistanʼs role in the Afghan war. First. which is well-known. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi because he is keen on having good relations with us and with you.Meet Saudi Arabia's Bandar bin Sultan: The Puppetmaster Behi.zerohedge. that were the supporters of the now failed regime. We are ready to hold arms deals with you in exchange for supporting these regimes. and we wish to establish moderate regimes in the region.
We believe that the sanctions imposed against Iran and Iranians are unfair and that we will not repeat the experience again." Regarding the Turkish issue. whom he implicitly warns that it is "not immune to Syria's bloodbath. Turkey will not be immune to Syriaʼs bloodbath. We believe that the Syrian regime is the best speaker on behalf of the Syrian people. we scrutinized the issues on which we agree and disagree.” Then. Of course. and I will reiterate my stance before my friend Erdogan. that what is happening in Syria necessitates a different approach on their part. that Russia and Iran are bound by relations that go back centuries. We will inform him that Russia is completely opposed to the UN Security Council imposing new sanctions on Iran.com/print/478114 Second.. and that there are common and tangled interests between them. And we helped them develop their facilities in this direction. saying. the Russian president responded to Bandar. Our disagreement with them on the Syrian issue does not undermine other understandings between us at the level of economic and investment cooperation. The Turks ought to be more eager to ﬁnd a political settlement to the Syrian crisis. We are certain that the political settlement in Syria is inevitable. we will resume negotiations with them as part of the 5P+1 group. We are keen to develop our relations in various ﬁelds. We found out that we have more converging than diverging views. “We support the Iranian quest to obtain nuclear fuel for peaceful purposes. We have recently informed them that we are ready to cooperate with them to build two nuclear reactors. Putin said to Bandar that Iran is a neighbor. there is Syria: Regarding the Syrian issue. we agreed with the 3 of 6 13-08-27 4:04 PM . Putin's position vis-a-vis Turkey. Putin said. This issue will be on the agenda of the Turkish prime minister during his visit to Moscow in September. I will meet with President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the Central Asia summit and we will discuss a lot of bilateral.” Of course. some better-known observations by Putin on Russia's relationship with Iran: Regarding Iran. During the Geneva I Conference.Meet Saudi Arabia's Bandar bin Sultan: The Puppetmaster Behi. I have already informed the Turks. “Turkey is also a neighboring country with which we have common interests. regional and international issues. and therefore they ought to reduce the extent of damage.. “Our stance on Assad will never change. and not those liver eaters. Putin spoke of his friendship with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.zerohedge. During the Russian-Turkish meeting. http://www.
that has failed. 4 of 6 13-08-27 4:04 PM . especially in the Syrian arena. It was. I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea next year. We have lost some regimes. the US. So what are some of the stunning disclosures by the Saudis? First this: Bandar told Putin. if anything. .” Alas. Later on. they knew about that.Meet Saudi Arabia's Bandar bin Sultan: The Puppetmaster Behi.” It is good of the Saudis to admit they control a terrorist organization that "threatens the security" of the Sochi 2014 Olympic games.com/print/478114 Americans on a package of understandings..zerohedge. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us. As an example. And what we got in return were terrorist experiences. We use them in the face of the Syrian regime but they will have no role or inﬂuence in Syriaʼs political future. they decided to renege on Geneva I. In his upcoming meeting with his American counterpart John Kerry. we reiterated our position. Prince Bandar warned that in light of the course of the talks. and that house of Saud uses "in the face of the Syrian regime. Russia.. things were likely to intensify. as evidenced by the experience of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the extremist groups in Libya.. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will stress the importance of making every possible effort to rapidly reach a political settlement to the Syrian crisis so as to prevent further bloodshed.." Perhaps the next time there is a bombing in Boston by some Chechen-related terrorists. most notably the ﬁght against terrorism and extremism all over the world. in not so many words. and they agreed that the Syrian regime will be part of any settlement. a threat by Saudi Arabia aimed squarely at Russia: As soon as Putin ﬁnished his speech. and they will not move in the Syrian territoryʼs direction without coordinating with us. although he appreciated the Russiansʼ understanding of Saudi Arabiaʼs position on Egypt and their readiness to support the Egyptian army despite their fears for Egypt's future. The terrorist threat is growing in light of the phenomena spawned by the Arab Spring. the EU and the Saudis agree on promoting and consolidating international peace and security. someone can inquire Saudi Arabia what. These groups do not scare us. http://www. In all meetings of Russian and American experts. But the piece de resistance is what happened at the end of the dialogue between the two leaders. “There are many common values ??and goals that bring us together.
P.ChannelId=61387#.com/news/2013-05-16/mystery-sponsor-weapons-and-money-syrian-rebels-revealed  http://www.co. we are on the edge of all out war.zerohedge. an implicit warning that the Chechens operating in proximity to Sochi may just become a loose cannon (with Saudi's blessing of course)..com/print/478114 The head of the Saudi intelligence services said that the dispute over the approach to the Syrian issue leads to the conclusion that “there is no escape from the military option.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/139  http://www.com/sites/default/ﬁles/images/user5/imageroot/2013/08/Prince%20Bandar.com/Article. as some may call it.zerohedge. it means no more talks. Or.com/news/2013-08-27/meet-saudi-arabias-bandar-bin-sultanpuppetmaster-behind-syrian-war Links:  http://www. We believe that the Geneva II Conference will be very difﬁcult in light of this raging situation. Since we know all about this.com/news/2013-08-08/putin-laughs-saudi-offer-betray-syria-exchangehuge-arms-deal  http://www.com/users/tyler-durden  http://www. and that about a month ago "there is no escape from the military option.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/10360  http://www.uk/ﬁnance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/10266957/Saudis-offer-Russia-secretoil-deal-if-it-drops-Syria.zerohedge.zerohedge.zerohedge.assaﬁr.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/9325  http://www. And all of it as preordained by a Saudi prince.zerohedge. This was before one of the two sides leaked it via the Russian press.aspx?EditionId=2543&. and all in the name of perpetuating the hegemony of the petrodollar.S. the world.telegraph. but most certainly Saudi Arabia and Russia which automatically means China as well. Russia and Saudi Arabia account for 25% of global oil production.zerohedge.Meet Saudi Arabia's Bandar bin Sultan: The Puppetmaster Behi.html  http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/11126  http://www.zerohedge.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/8419  http://www. provided that the current meeting remained under wraps..zerohedge. which may involve not only the US and Europe." Four weeks later.zerohedge. because it is the only currently available choice given that the political settlement ended in stalemate.jpg  http://www. because it is the only currently available choice given that the political settlement ended in stalemate.” At the end of the meeting. the Russian and Saudi sides agreed to continue talks. http://www. China Evans-Pritchard Iran Middle East Saudi Arabia Turkey Source URL: http://www.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/11356  http://www.articleId=1693&.UhQapNOKM8 5 of 6 13-08-27 4:04 PM .
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