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The US wanted to strangle Russia, but destroyed Saudi Arabia

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The US wanted to strangle Russia, but destroyed Saudi Arabia



In Saudi Arabia, five-star hotel Ritz-Carlton began to produce "prisoners". Not for nothing, but for ransom. 65-year-old Prince Mitabah bin Abdallah was one of the first to have freedom. It cost him "only" 1 billion dollars. To many of his fellow prisoners this will cost much more.

In total, the authorities plan to confiscate about 800 billion dollars to the treasury, 100 billion of which, according to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the arrested people have already agreed to pay.

History with the conclusion of dozens of members of the royal family, officials and billionaires of Saudi Arabia began with the help of US intelligence, who opened a plot against the king and gave him information about the plans of the conspirators.

Most likely, the conspirators were simply betrayed by the Americans themselves, who thus helped to solve two problems at once for the still living King Salman. Firstly, he received an excellent excuse to get rid of competitors to the throne, and secondly, it could possibly postpone for several years the bankruptcy of the world's greatest oil kingdom, which until recently no one believed.

Exactly one and a half years ago, I was assessing the prospects for the Saudi economy: Saudi Arabia is moving to disaster.

Today we have to state that the situation is developing according to the moderately pessimistic scenario.


The budget deficit

Saudi Arabia - a potential bankrupt. No, not today or even tomorrow, but the economic model built over the past decades is guaranteed to lead the kingdom to such a sad result. The budget deficit of a country whose residents are accustomed to refusing themselves and multiplying at a speed inconceivable for the world has in recent years reached 100 billion dollars.

This is 20% of the country's GDP, an unthinkable value for any economy in the world. There are three reasons for this situation.

The first and most important is the fall in oil prices, the main wealth of the country. Today, 90% of the kingdom’s foreign exchange earnings comes from trading in oil and oil products, and therefore a sharp drop in its prices in 2014 a year at once brought down the treasury's income. As a result, the budget hole began to grow rapidly until it became catastrophic.



The second is the war in Yemen. It costs tens of billions of dollars annually. The kingdom has to not only buy large quantities of military equipment and ammunition, but also actually maintain with its own money and the Yemeni regime it supports and the army of mercenaries that this regime is designed to protect.

The third cause of problems is the government's policy of artificially maintaining the living standards of citizens and the rapid growth of the population. Saudi Arabia is in fact a patchwork kingdom, in which there are many dissatisfied people and that the founder of the country Abdul-Aziz Al Saud gathered 80 years ago with “fire and sword”. There are many dissatisfied, and every year they become more and more. They all have to caulk their mouths with government handouts, and this is expensive.

So expensive that the feet of the Saudi camel (economy) buckled.

Provisions

Initially, the Saudi princes hoped that the period of low oil prices would be short-lived, and their gold-cushion pillow, created in obese years, would be enough to go through a difficult period.

But the year gave way to a year, the deficit became increasingly “scarce”, and there was still no gap at the end of the tunnel. The gold exchange cushion is steadily losing by 11% per year and today it has already become much less than 500 billion dollars.



Riyadh had very much hoped that the OPEC + plan and a sharp cut in spending would help stabilize the deficit situation, but so far the rate of decline in reserves has not fallen, and it became a big surprise for the country's leadership.

At the same time, Saudi sovereign funds massively sell stocks and withdraw money from Western, primarily American, markets. And all this is going to reduce the budget deficit and the financing of the colossal economic restructuring program launched by Crown Prince Mohammed in 2015. Its goal is to increase the gross output of the country's non-oil sector by three times by the end of 2020. But 2017 is already ending the year, but there is no progress yet. For almost two years of operation of this program, no noticeable growth has been observed in these sectors, and this was the second major failure for the ruling regime.

Sale of Saudi Aramco

Also, the plan to improve the country's financial situation by selling part of the shares of the country's main national property also failed. Several years ago, Riyadh announced its desire to sell 5% of the shares of the world's largest oil company Saudi Aramco. Initially, Riyadh estimated its assets at 2 trillion. dollars. Thus, 5% of shares could give the kingdom up to 100 billion dollars.



But they did not want to give such money without an international audit, and the kingdom postponed everything and postponed the date of its holding. And then completely abandoned him, as well as from the idea of ​​placing shares on foreign sites, which immediately caused a logical skepticism of specialists.

The fact is that the main value of the company is the remaining reserves of Saudi oil. There is a big doubt that their number corresponds to the huge numbers that Riyadh has been drawing for many years. Refusal to pass the audit only increased distrust of them, and therefore analysts of The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co in March this year estimated the cost of Saudi Aramco already in 1 trillion. dollars, and analysts from Wood Mackenzie at the beginning of 2017, in general, stated that the real value of the company is no more than 400 billion dollars. If you sell the 5% stake based on this figure, the country's budget will be able to help out the entire 20 billion dollars, which cannot save the "greatest" of the oil kings of our time.

In general, the plan to replenish the country's budget through the privatization of the kingdom’s main cash cow failed, and it was time to launch a new plan, codenamed “Expropriation”.

So, let's sum up.

The reserves of Saudi Arabia are rapidly melting. If nothing changes (that is, the price of oil does not rise at least to $ 70 per barrel), then the gold and foreign currency reserves of the country will last for another five or six years. Approximately the same "hold out" and its sovereign funds, which still need to be able to pull out their money from the US "securities". Today they sell the most liquid assets with which everything is simple, there are buyers for them. And then it will be more difficult, it will be necessary to sell the rest either at a big discount, or gold reserves will melt faster than the current pace and the collapse of the Saudi Arabian economy will come sooner.

As it turned out, is not an outlet for the kingdom and the sale of Saudi Aramco. Nobody gives much money for it, and Riyadh is not ready to part with its main asset for a “penny”.

To try to delay it, Saudi Arabia urgently needs to stop the war in Yemen. But Iran, which actually leads it there, is well aware of the problems of Riyadh and does not intend to go to the world. Whether Russia wants to act as a mediator here is a big question. She will have to somehow be convinced of this. And this with the pro-American course of Riyadh is very difficult.

In general, we can say that the plan to strangle Russia with a low price for oil failed. Today Moscow has already coped for the most part with its problems and is optimistic about the future, but Washington's main ally in the region has apparently received a fatal blow to the breath and can not recover from it.



It remains the last resort - to dekulakize the Saudi princes. And if this plan fails, then in Saudi Arabia you can put a big and fat "cross." Rather, the "crescent".
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  1. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 30 November 2017 06: 39 New
    22
    To be completely honest, I personally monopolisticly deal with the problems of Saudi Arabia yes
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 30 November 2017 10: 25 New
      37
      Here we need to take an example from! Same what grandmas can be returned to the treasury! recourse
      1. Kent0001
        Kent0001 30 November 2017 11: 21 New
        +7
        We have a liberal leadership, and then consider the dictatorship ... ours will not do this, and we are mostly used to the treasury and not ....
        1. aleksandrs95
          aleksandrs95 30 November 2017 14: 27 New
          11
          you can’t pick it up right away, we’ll get instability and chaos, we need to smoothly nationalize our controlling blocks, for reasonable money and continue to smoothly pick up the rest.
      2. ammunition
        ammunition 30 November 2017 14: 32 New
        +2
        Quote: siberalt
        This is what grandmothers can be returned to the treasury!

        fellow
        Big ones. So about .. from 120 to 170 trillions of rubles.
      3. psel
        psel 2 December 2017 20: 56 New
        0
        And who whispers about the plot?
      4. Nick
        Nick 4 December 2017 16: 41 New
        +2
        Quote: siberalt
        Here we need to take an example from! Same what grandmas can be returned to the treasury! recourse

        Yeah! And if our homegrown "princes" are also, figuratively speaking, but in the literal sense, lol clamp the eggs in a vice, then their generosity simply will not have borders! fellow
    2. papas-57
      papas-57 30 November 2017 13: 59 New
      +5
      It’s just that ordinary people in Saudi Arabia are not used to tightening their belts. This is not Russia.
      1. AllXVahhaB
        AllXVahhaB 2 December 2017 12: 07 New
        +6
        Quote: papas-57
        It’s just that ordinary people in Saudi Arabia are not used to tightening their belts. This is not Russia.

        Man gets used to everything. A hundred years ago, the poor Bedouin rogues were eating camel thorns ...
        1. papas-57
          papas-57 2 December 2017 13: 52 New
          +4
          '' Man gets used to everything. A hundred years ago, the poor Bedouin rogues ate camel thorns ... '' A person gets used to good things quickly, but falling down is always reluctant and painful.
          1. AllXVahhaB
            AllXVahhaB 2 December 2017 16: 18 New
            +1
            Quote: papas-57
            A person gets used to good things quickly, but falling down is always reluctant and painful.

            That it is clear that reluctance, but where to get to, the code will press? And they get used to the bad too quickly - hunting is to live ...
      2. Nick
        Nick 4 December 2017 16: 44 New
        0
        Quote: papas-57
        It’s just that ordinary people in Saudi Arabia are not used to tightening their belts. This is not Russia.

        ... yeah! Wimps in one word ...
    3. Yeti
      Yeti 2 December 2017 01: 37 New
      +2
      Arabia is the basis of petrodollar. And if they begin to accept the same yuan in payment, this can mortally undermine the position of the dollar. And it turns out the Americans themselves led them to such a decision. Therefore, the king decided on the occasion to buy s-400. He does not want to repeat the fate of Gaddafi Hussein and Milosevic.
    4. Krabik
      Krabik 4 December 2017 14: 23 New
      +2
      If we assume that the CA actively crap in Chechnya, then I personally do not care about the problems of the CA, but very much.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 November 2017 06: 46 New
    44
    authorities plan to confiscate about $ 800 billion to the treasury

    Immediately a thought flashed through what if our oligarchs were driven away not only through 5 stars by a hotel, but a pre-trial detention center. How much will it be possible to earn and return assets?
    Regarding the CA - if the author is right, then it turns out that the United States rendered the Saudis a "disservice".
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 30 November 2017 07: 02 New
      25
      if our oligarchs drive away not only through a 5 star hotel, but a pre-trial detention center. How much will it be possible to earn and return assets?

      A good idea ... following the results of the gangster privatization of the 90s ... you can safely imprison most of our oligarchs ... for fraud and deception of citizens on an especially large scale.
      You read the stories of those years, just marvel at the impudence and greed of these oligarchs ... however what can I say here Karl Marx said the primary accumulation of capital is always accompanied by blood and robbery of the population.
      GDP now will not go to the autopsy of this abscess and I think it’s not going to do it at all ... ahead of the presidential election ... Olympics ... why aggravate unnecessary problems.
      1. Chertt
        Chertt 30 November 2017 07: 23 New
        15
        Quote: The same Lech
        GDP now I won’t go for an autopsy of this abscess and I’m not going to do it at all ... ahead of the presidential election ... Olympics ... why are there any extra problems

        -I want to hope that the main word in your phrase "now".
        1. dSK
          dSK 30 November 2017 07: 53 New
          +6
          Quote: Chertt
          Hopefully

          Hello Alexey! As the saying goes - "Better late than never." Vladimir Vladimirovich often says “it needs to be done carefully”, the topic is very painful, the reaction will be, not just like in SA, not “surgery”, but “therapy”. hi
          1. Chertt
            Chertt 30 November 2017 08: 30 New
            +9
            Hello. The fact of the matter is that there are very great doubts that Vl.Vl. wants "do it carefully" And he definitely wants to do something?
          2. 100502
            100502 30 November 2017 10: 35 New
            +7
            Are you kids? What kind of crazy fantasies? He’s just a public relations person, a brand, and he’s not supposed to decide
            1. Serhiodjan
              Serhiodjan 30 November 2017 18: 41 New
              +5
              Ahahaa, another knowledgeable expert has drawn. Well, well, tea is working in the government, do you personally tell Putin what and when to do?)
      2. shinobi
        shinobi 30 November 2017 07: 41 New
        +7
        And 80% of the deputies with them on the bunk.
      3. Greenwood
        Greenwood 30 November 2017 09: 09 New
        +9
        Quote: The same Lech
        GDP now will not go to the opening of this abscess and I think it is not going to do it at all ...
        The GDP itself appeared in one criminal case in the 90s, about which no one remembers. So he did not go far from the oligarchs.
        1. aquatic
          aquatic 30 November 2017 21: 38 New
          +5
          and detail? or rather burn specifically)
        2. Okolotochny
          Okolotochny 1 December 2017 00: 13 New
          +9
          Again 25. You are the Great champions of truth. So what are you afraid of? Sound out the business, all the circumstances. And so - tryndet not tossing bags.
      4. bandabas
        bandabas 30 November 2017 09: 47 New
        0
        The law of communicating vessels. Will come from others.
      5. ROMANO
        ROMANO 30 November 2017 13: 28 New
        +7
        Unfortunately, this cannot happen, too influential patron of our thieves-oligarchs! It is enough to recall the repeatedly public statements of the GDP, in the spirit of "there will be no revision of the results of (criminal) privatization!"
        As they say, he who has ears, let him hear.
      6. seal78
        seal78 30 November 2017 17: 52 New
        +2
        Quote: The same Lech
        ahead of the presidential election ... Olympics ... why exacerbate unnecessary problems.

        What are they "extra"? And when to aggravate them? When will Russia be torn apart at all? Of course, we must do this after the election, but I don’t give a damn about the Olympics and other things, first we need to solve more important issues, otherwise there won’t be any Olympics. Already goes to this.
        1. Krabik
          Krabik 4 December 2017 14: 27 New
          +1
          The oligarchs have all become controlled and are being thrown off to the country's general piggy bank periodically.

          The same Crimean bridge is being built by one of them.

          And everyone who was not happy with the situation in the country and was not ready to listen to the wishes of the guarantor were fired%)
          1. TiRex
            TiRex 5 December 2017 01: 13 New
            0
            bridge at the expense of the state generally
            1. Krabik
              Krabik 5 December 2017 17: 45 New
              +1
              I read that from the budget without attracting extrabudgetary funds.
              Builds a Rotenberg company.
              And he himself said that he was leading this project personally.

              Well, then the Sochi Olympics were partially financed from the budget and some of them were invested in by oligarchs;)
    2. Alexsin
      Alexsin 30 November 2017 10: 57 New
      +7
      Our oligarchs have a good roof. Putin began to open this abscess (Berezovsky, Khodorkovsky, Gusinsky,) and how much shit immediately poured from the West. Yes, and sheltered all offended thieves in the West, and Russia was accused of violating democracy. Then the law of Magnitsky was added to you to Venik. So it’s hard to fight those whom the West oversees. In Russia, if thieves oppose the authorities, then immediately in the West they become fighters against corruption and find support there, like Lehi Navalny.
    3. Kent0001
      Kent0001 30 November 2017 11: 22 New
      0
      They are driving away through a pre-trial detention center in Georgia.
    4. urman
      urman 30 November 2017 19: 37 New
      +4
      Somehow Old Man Lukashenko, said about his Belarusian thief.
      In their cell and cell phone to them, so that they can get through to banks and offshore companies.
      And keep without statute of limitations until all stolen items are returned.
    5. bandabas
      bandabas 1 December 2017 15: 07 New
      +2
      Question. Will they drive themselves away? It seems they are not masochists.
    6. nickname7
      nickname7 3 December 2017 15: 10 New
      +3
      and what if our oligarchs drive away not only through a 5 star hotel, but a pre-trial detention center
      the idea is good, but impossible, because the oligarchs who own all assets and resources are the power, and they will not plant themselves.
  3. shinobi
    shinobi 30 November 2017 07: 39 New
    +8
    Bolivar could not stand it? If it continues like this, then with the collapse of the CA, the whole east will flare up. Disassembling in Syria will seem like a childish prank. It’s not for nothing that our Dark Grosmeister insists on oil trading in national currencies.
    1. Silver fox_2
      Silver fox_2 30 November 2017 10: 39 New
      0
      Quote: shinobi
      If it continues like this, then with the collapse of the CA, the whole east flames up.

      Including Turkey !!! they fought once already (1916-1919) Mecca of Medina holy places for them !!!
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 30 November 2017 07: 55 New
    +3
    As an option. They “knocked out” a partner, although they didn’t aim at him ... Does this mean that the plan of monstrous arms sales to Saudit is a bluff? Where can they "pull" 100 lard spending?
    1. AllXVahhaB
      AllXVahhaB 2 December 2017 12: 14 New
      +2
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      As an option. They "knocked out" a partner, although they didn’t aim at him ...

      Friendly fire for them in the order of things.
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      So, is Saudi Arab's monstrous arms sales plan a bluff? Where can they "pull" 100 lard spending?

      And the sheriff doesn’t care about their problems - he will squeeze them to the penny! While skeptical forecasts of the residual oil reserves in the SA are true, then the logic of the US actions is extremely obvious - in the end they will squeeze out to the end, they will also use it. It has always been like this!
  5. AlexS
    AlexS 30 November 2017 07: 59 New
    15
    Do not forget that the Saudis are in third place after SGA and the small-shirts are in the rating on supporting terrorism. They finance it not only in the countries of the Middle East, but also in the south of Russia. Their financial problems are already reflected in these expenses. The liquidation or dismemberment of the main vassal of the SGA in the Middle East is in the hands of not only Russia, but also Iran, China, Syria and further down the list ...
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  6. XII Legion
    XII Legion 30 November 2017 08: 13 New
    17
    Who wanted to strangle whom and strangles is another big question
  7. Lena Petrova
    Lena Petrova 30 November 2017 08: 40 New
    +9
    Quote: Chertt
    Quote: The same Lech
    GDP now I won’t go for an autopsy of this abscess and I’m not going to do it at all ... ahead of the presidential election ... Olympics ... why are there any extra problems

    -I want to hope that the main word in your phrase "now".

    I would like to hope that a person may appear to whom all the Olympics and championships will be on the side, and the main thing will be a fair distribution of nationwide (once) values ​​in the interests of the entire population, and not a handful of people.
    1. a housewife
      a housewife 30 November 2017 10: 47 New
      +2
      Correctly! Take everything away and share!
    2. Alexsin
      Alexsin 30 November 2017 11: 04 New
      +3
      Do you miss the promised communism? "To each according to his needs, from each according to his abilities" Somewhere we already heard about this fair distribution of public values. But this fair distribution ruined that for some reason society decided that it is not necessary to work, if all the same everyone will distribute to everyone equally.
      1. IS-80_RVGK2
        IS-80_RVGK2 30 November 2017 13: 00 New
        0
        Quote: Alexsin
        Somewhere we already heard about this fair distribution of public values. But this fair distribution ruined that for some reason society decided that it is not necessary to work, if all the same everyone will distribute to everyone equally.

        It was all supposed to be under communism. But socialism means to everyone according to work. The trouble is that in a society with essentially feudal public consciousness, it turned out to be impossible to really build even socialism, the inertia of public consciousness killed everything in the bud.
        1. Alexsin
          Alexsin 30 November 2017 13: 54 New
          0

          The young lady speaks then of a fair distribution of the public wealth. Only under socialism, however, the masses did not use this fair distribution very much. Well, perhaps with a salary of 120 rubles, free medicine, and the opportunity to get an apartment for free after 20-25 years of standing in line. As well as other vital goods. Perhaps you are right. Socialism was not built that way, not to mention communism. Although Soviet power was also the electrification of the whole country.
          1. IS-80_RVGK2
            IS-80_RVGK2 30 November 2017 14: 22 New
            +3
            Quote: Alexsin
            Well, perhaps with a salary of 120 rubles, free medicine, and the opportunity to get a free apartment in 20-25 years of standing in line.

            It is crucial to avoid bias. Many look at the past and the present through the prism of their success or failure. And this greatly distorts the perception of reality. My parents, for example, received a salary as far as I remember, a little higher, and got an apartment 8 years after they got in line. And medicine in my city has hardly changed in quality. In something better, in something worse. On average, in my opinion the same.
            Quote: Alexsin
            Maybe you're right.

            May be. In any case, I had this opinion after reading many different materials for and against. Although of course, public consciousness is far from the only factor that played a negative role, but in my opinion it is one of the main, if not the most important.
          2. AllXVahhaB
            AllXVahhaB 2 December 2017 12: 23 New
            +2
            Quote: Alexsin
            Well, perhaps with a salary of 120 rubles, free medicine, and the opportunity to get a free apartment in 20-25 years of standing in line.

            Well, how to bask - who studied what. My parents worked in the construction industry - 220 rubles from my mother, 340 rubles from my father, older brother, surveyor and technician North, Far East 500-700 rubles a month, depending on the object. Parents got an apartment 3 years later, my brother bought a cooperative. And now how many years have they paid a mortgage?
    3. AllXVahhaB
      AllXVahhaB 2 December 2017 12: 16 New
      +1
      Quote: Lena Petrova
      and the main thing will be the fair distribution of nation-wide (once) values ​​in the interests of the entire population,

      Like Sharikov something similar suggested ...
  8. Rey_ka
    Rey_ka 30 November 2017 08: 48 New
    +5
    as Russian folk wisdom says: “While a fat man dries, a thin man dies”
  9. IS-80_RVGK2
    IS-80_RVGK2 30 November 2017 09: 20 New
    +2
    Today, Moscow has already dealt mostly with its problems and is optimistic about the future.

    I like the optimism of Ukrainian analysts.
    but Washington’s main ally in the region apparently received a fatal blow under his breath and may not recover from it.

    And actually what? Peremoga? Will we celebrate?
  10. Valery Saitov
    Valery Saitov 30 November 2017 09: 58 New
    +1
    It is logical, they didn’t want to share, it’s time to shake. We also have time for many to the Hotel Kresty.
  11. sokoljlga
    sokoljlga 30 November 2017 10: 11 New
    +2
    There’s no reason to worry about another country. The reason is to understand that if the country's economy is DEPENDED on both the resource and the will of another country and its games, the gangster authorities of the 90s made our country dependent and there is nothing much to wait for. Of course, you can even Independence Day has nothing to change. Everyone understands where the underdeveloped oil countries of the Middle East have and had funds. What is it to be surprised that dependent economies, soap bubbles, burst?
  12. Natalia777
    Natalia777 30 November 2017 10: 15 New
    +2
    Who digs the pit of Russia will fall into it himself. This should be remembered by everyone, especially the United States and the European Union.
  13. SergF123
    SergF123 30 November 2017 10: 20 New
    +3
    The only ones who win in any situation are the USA!))) Agglosaxon wiring .... Agree to cheap oil to the detriment of yourself and our benefit and crush the damned Russia together))) And when you run out of money in the budget, we will we’ll borrow you, and we’ll take away assets for debts!))) And tell me - how to be a moron, to deal with those who never fulfill promises and persuasions ?! But no, they do not run to these little bastards anyway - and believe them ... just some kind of kapets!
  14. vlad007
    vlad007 30 November 2017 10: 27 New
    +7
    The article is unconvincing. Oil is included in the budget of CA at a price of $ 43, but in fact, the average annual price of oil will be higher, i.e. the budget deficit will be much smaller.
    Yuri Podolyaka does not bother with objectivity. All publications are very superficial, the author does not dig deeply. This position of respect for the author does not cause. I would like to read an objective analysis of the situation.
    1. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn 30 November 2017 13: 40 New
      +1
      Quote: vlad007
      Yuri Podolyaka does not bother with objectivity. All publications are very superficial, the author does not dig deeply. This position of respect for the author does not cause. I would like to read an objective analysis of the situation.

      I agree, I can already determine the authorship by the screaming headline ... there are no signs of the coming collapse, moreover, the heir has the Vision 2030 economic modernization program, for which purses of competing princes are being emptied, under the guise of "anti-corruption" . The article is intended for people who, well, absolutely do not follow the situation in the world, and here, fortunately, such a minority
  15. Altona
    Altona 30 November 2017 11: 18 New
    +1
    Quote: The same Lech
    GDP now will not go to the autopsy of this abscess and I think it’s not going to do it at all ... ahead of the presidential election ... Olympics ... why aggravate unnecessary problems.

    -------------------------
    Why aggravate? Exacerbate with the people or with your friends? He would get a rating of 200% from the people immediately, as soon as he would announce the list for dispossession. And so the "leader of the nation" is neither fish nor meat. He wants to sell off the remnants of state property and then somewhere to look for "military rails" in industry.
  16. Altona
    Altona 30 November 2017 11: 18 New
    +1
    Quote: vlad007
    The article is unconvincing. Oil is included in the budget of CA at a price of $ 43, but in fact, the average annual price of oil will be higher, i.e. the budget deficit will be much smaller.

    -----------------------
    Disposal of such large amounts apparently was also not just.
  17. To be or not to be
    To be or not to be 30 November 2017 11: 57 New
    +1
    "The USA wanted ..."

    CINISM OF US FOREIGN POLICY !!

    (Zlobin’s lesson N-29 11 2017 “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov”, 26 30-30.00 minutes of the program)

    “” POLICY is NOT DEBATE in court.
    Here, in general. politics has completely different arguments. commonly used.
    And the arguments “like this is written on a piece of paper” or “prove it here” - in politics, to a greater extent, DO NOT BE USED
    .There:
    - countries interests
    -who is it profitable.
    -where you can promote your interests,
    -where you can pinch the interests of another country
    There are certainly such tools in foreign policy.
    This is a WILD COMPETITION SPHERE!
    There is no gentlemen there
    And it must be admitted that America today feels itself to a considerable degree a monopoly in this area and. Simply say., Allows itself to do what it wants and like any monopoly (present at this place
    Yankee Cohen's program twisted his American physio and nodded his head "no")
    ANY MONOPOLY WILL NEVER SPEAK EQUAL to anyone else
    Gazprom in Russia will not talk to anyone .. Sberbank will not be the same
    This is the task of the monopoly - SUBJECT TO OTHERS.
    America today is MONOPOLY in foreign policy. (VP).
    She tries a little bit to LEARN to speak on equal terms with China No. this requires the potential of China.
    Russia does not have it
    In fact, the monopoly of which America is in the EP will not speak on equal terms with players from another league. This is a fact. And, unfortunately. With this you can not (nothing) do ..
    The world is as a result in a very difficult situation:
    -there is this dizziness from your own populism
    -Here getting up from your knees
    unhappy Ukraine
    - a bunch of other points. which require a solution
    THE FORMATION OF A NEW WORLD IS GOING! .in CHAOS, when there are NO rules
    Therefore,. I must admit that it will be very difficult to agree and look for the fleas "who said it. Where it is written" - today it makes no sense
    THE GAME IS GOING FOR A LARGE .LARGE. IN A LONG TIME - what will this world be like in the next 15 years
    And it seems to me. it is not necessary to concentrate on these details, how many were the meetings between Surkov and Volker, or who said what. and then WHERE WE ARE MOVING
    The interests of the USA_-America will protect and promote - this is its task Tillerson’s task is to defend the interests of America. And not Russia and will never take into account the interests of Russia Like Lavrov will not take into account the interests of America This is normal! »» »
    1. shoemaker
      shoemaker 30 November 2017 20: 10 New
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      I watched this program with great interest. I liked Soloviev’s answer to these words of Zlobin
  18. Lena Petrova
    Lena Petrova 30 November 2017 12: 09 New
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    Quote: Alexsin
    Do you miss the promised communism? "

    No, I do not miss. Personally, by the way, I don’t need anything. But there are so many people (and places) where necessary.
    If Kaspersky, for example, earned his head and work, then there are no questions. And when a person at a state-owned enterprise receives many millions, the question arises: - But what, for less money, there are no pretenders to work? Or to have, say, a metallurgical plant (city-forming enterprise) - is it not too heavy a burden for one?
    Or the relatives of a certain colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who kept records of billions of rubles (in fact, complicity in a crime), for some reason quietly go abroad (they will probably live there for retirement). I’m just for not having such questions. Only.
    1. Alexsin
      Alexsin 30 November 2017 14: 04 New
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      So I say, “Somewhere we heard it, it seems to Bulgakov” “Take it all and share it” In 1917, we did it. Only then the house disappeared without steam heating, while we sang songs about universal equality.
  19. faiver
    faiver 30 November 2017 14: 49 New
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    regular tales -
    Today, Moscow has already dealt mostly with its problems and is optimistic about the future.
    - about optimism you can read more hi
  20. Vadim Sh.
    Vadim Sh. 30 November 2017 16: 02 New
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    It may sound cynical, but I personally don’t give a damn about the problems of the people of Saudi Arabia, they caved in, caved in and everything, the limit of flexibility is over - they broke, and rightly so.
  21. mariusdeayeraleone
    mariusdeayeraleone 30 November 2017 18: 44 New
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    It is a pity that such people live and create in the cradle of the last religion of mankind.
  22. Scopolamine
    Scopolamine 30 November 2017 20: 30 New
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    By clicking on the oil market, stock-goers need to make sure that they have in their hands the long end of the lever. So it was before the intervention of the Russian military in Syria who moved the "axis of rotation" of the big game and yes, the lever went in the wrong direction pinching the kingdom like Uncle Sam's scummy egg threatening the foundations of the financial power of the petro-dollar empire.
  23. Zina389
    Zina389 30 November 2017 21: 29 New
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    Empty chatter, such as "rotting the West." Compared with Turkey and Iran, Saudi Arabia is a stable, wealthy and prosperous state. Another thing is that you have to learn how to tighten your belts if you want to fight not for life, but for death. Such a clash between Iran and Saudi Arabia is only a matter of time. Arabs are bad fighters and this is their main weakness. The Sunnis Arabs have more money, people, and weapons than the Shiites of the Persians. And there are still 2 real candidates for bankruptcy - Ukraine and Venezuela.
    1. iouris
      iouris 30 November 2017 22: 31 New
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      Quote: Zina389
      Empty chatter, such as "rotting the West."

      I agree. Moreover, Israel will help.
  24. MOSKVITYANIN
    MOSKVITYANIN 30 November 2017 23: 25 New
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    but Washington’s main ally in the region apparently received a fatal blow under his breath and may not recover from it.

    The assignee of the USSR and the former RSFSR will consider that God's punishment overtook the SA for an oil collusion with the United States in 80 ....
    In 5-7 years, the Hussites will take Riyadh and burn it to the ground ....
  25. NF68
    NF68 30 November 2017 23: 27 New
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    In Saudi Arabia, the cost of oil production is not the lowest in the world. So the United States didn’t strangle them much. Strongly hit the pocket, I do not argue.
  26. Damask
    Damask 1 December 2017 19: 31 New
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    I agree this is her problem, to spend dispossession of our * princes *, otherwise the majority already live behind the hill, and money follows the river
  27. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 3 December 2017 09: 31 New
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    In my opinion, it is time in Russia to begin the nationalization of the extractive industries and to begin with the property of the Americans. To overestimate all shares of American property at a meager cost and nationalize it as an asymmetric response to sanctions, especially since they will not sell us any new technologies.
  28. Alexander Prikhodko
    Alexander Prikhodko 4 December 2017 10: 34 New
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    all power to the councils
  29. Cynic
    Cynic 6 December 2017 14: 24 New
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    To each according to their deeds, and to the Saudis of these deeds ...