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Putin meets Saudi prince on political solution in Syria

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Putin's calling the shots here.

The only card the Saudis have is to threaten to send more arms and ammo to ISIS and Al Qaida in Syria, but the Russians can watch everything from space and blow the equipment up once it arrives in Syria via Turkey.

The Saudis are also looking to buy Russian arms, especially the Iskander missile.

If Russia can convince the Saudis to pull funding from ISIS and Al Qaida it's game over for the Syrian Rebels, perhaps Putin will offer a sweetened Nuke plant deal or a discount on arms sales.

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The Royal house of al-Sa'ud does not deal with ISIS or al-Qaida!! In this meeting, they are more concerned with Iran intrusions. Let's hope it moves in this, the right, direction!!

qT

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Expect some icy temperatures in that room! The Saudis have been supporting and nurturing ISIS for several years, and now Putin comes along and destroys their Sunni takover game. Not happy customers, the royal Saudi family.

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America's Allies Are Funding ISIS - The Daily Beast www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/.../america-s-allies-are-funding-isis.ht... Jun 14, 2014 - The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), now threatening Baghdad, was funded for years by wealthy donors in Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, three U.S. allies that have dual agendas in the war on terror.

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Hmmm.. not sure these two are going to achieve anything.

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Burning bush:

" If Russia can convince the Saudis to pull funding from ISIS and Al Qaida it's game over for the Syrian Rebels, perhaps Putin will offer a sweetened Nuke plant deal or a discount on arms sales. "

I am sure Putin tries that, but there is a snowflakes chance in hell that the Saudis will allow an Iran-friendly Shiite government in Syria. So Putin will just have to keep blowing up the Saudi equipment, and the Saudis will keep pushing their servant Obama to support his "vetted rebels" aka Al Nusra.

Putin and Assad will have to sort out ISIS on the ground against the wishes of Saudi and Obama.

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Its not like the saudi's can do anything other than send more weapons and ammo to ISIS same with Obama funding terrorists doesnt get you very far.

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