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Old 15.02.2018, 13:39
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Re: Syria - It ain't over till it's over

There's money to be made, by hook or by crook.

In a deal with the Syrian government, 25% of profits from oil fields captured from Daesh - or whoever, Damascus doesn't care if it's Kurds or Americans or Polite Little Green People - goes to those who do the capturing. ("Please stick around, we can't fight the SLA / Kurds / US / ISIS / Lizards on our own" - Brother Bashir.)

As Russia doesn't do 'boots on the ground' but does enjoy money, it looks to the tried and tested approach of using Crimean battle hardened Russians and sympathisers mercenaries, in this case seemingly the private paramilitary group Wagner. The money, of course, goes up to the organisation most likely behind the paying of the mercenaries - Evro Polis, a business originating from a friend of Vlad's which used to be in catering, but now somehow is involved in oil trading. Don't ya love hard working enterprise?

BlackwaterAcademi vs Wagner offer plausible deniability to everyone concerned. No surprises, then, as 'twas ever thus. See Francis Drake, Cecil Rhodes.

I can only assume the plight of refugees is of no consequence.

Last edited by Uncle Max; 15.02.2018 at 13:48. Reason: Whoops typo
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