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It being likely that it was the Saudis working thought lobbyists they share with oil companies that provided the likely bogus "intelligence" that implicated Assad in the gas attack, how will obama placate them if USA bombing is off the table and the Saudis sunni al Qaida friends in Syria are on he ropes . Will the oil sheiks of the Arabian peninsula punish the USA with higher prices for the Kerry f-up. Will obama eventually have to intervene on behalf of al Qaida  to protect his retirement jobs on oil company boards of directors etc.

The various Syrian factions have their outside benefactors, as you point out. Whether that would translate into some kind of pressure on the West by Arab oil producing countries is rather doubtful. I just don't picture such a scenario.

I also don't see how the U.S. would "eventually have to intervene on behalf of al Qaida." It simply makes no sense. Al Qaida is our sworn enemy, responsible for the deaths od thousands of Americans in terrorist acts, notably 9/11.

For more information on the chemical attacks in Syria, read the State Department's recent paper on this matter:

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James Bruno


Diplomacy and foreign affairs. How government decision-making takes place. Interactions of the White House, State Dept., Pentagon, Congress and CIA in formulating policy. How governments deal with each other. Area expertise includes Afghanistan, Indochina, Europe, Cuba. Served in Guantanamo. Currently a member of the Diplomatic Readiness Reserve and Standby Response Corps.


23-years as a diplomat with the U.S. State Dept. Previously at the Defense Dept. Prior to joining government, worked as a journalist with major news organizations.

CBS-News, UPI; various newspapers. Published novelist: PERMANENT INTERESTS and CHASM.

M.A. - U.S. Naval War College
M.A. - Columbia Univ.
B.A. - George Washington Univ.

Awards and Honors
Various in government.

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