posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 09:42 PM
Originally posted by oghamxx
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I recall reading that Obama has eased up a bit on placing new missile defenses in Poland and elsewhere. While I can see Syria be of some importance to
Russia (Russia has plenty of oil) the presence of special forces MIGHT be a bargaining chip. No missile defense in exchange for a Russian pullout and
throwing Syria to the CIA dogs.
I think we're looking at this the wrong way in terms of how the Media and public seems to be in search of tangible wealth or profits. After not
finding any, we seem content to say Russia isn't all that serious... can't be..there isn't anything in it for them.
There is actually quite a bit and it's a critical thing to them at this point. If you look at a map of that region...Russia pretty well owns the
Black Sea as their personal puddle. Something like the Gulf of Mexico is to us, right? Well what does Russia have outside of that? Past the Bosporus
and into the Med, Russia hasn't got a friendly port for a long long way.........except for Syria. They used to have Libya in a bygone era...but who
else? Everything else is either American friendly or outright determined to not take sides at all.
I think Russia's motivation goes beyond Oil...or Natural Gas..or Mineral wealth or some kind. It boils down to pure strategic importance for
projection of power. With Syria? Russia has a very nice Naval base in the Eastern side of the Med. Without Syria?? They need to get out beyond the Red
Sea or clear out into open Atlantic waters to go north or south before they find another true friendly port.
People are selling Russia short on motivation and THAT scares me as much as anything. Strategic Influence trumps oil everyday.