[Marxism] Some Thoughts on the International Position of Syria
lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Sep 4 09:55:49 MDT 2013
On 9/4/13 11:52 AM, Paul Flewers wrote:
> Here is part of an e-mail discussion between two pals (shown as AA
> about the international ramifications of the situation in Syria that may be
> of interest.
> Paul F
> AA: Russia has an interest in keeping the regime in power because it is an
> ally. For example, (a) it gives Russia its only Mediterranean port, (b) it
> is willing to prevent the building of oil pipelines through Syria that
> could reduce the effect of the Russian monopoly of gas supplies to Europe.
More on the rivalries between Russia and the USA:
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