RUSSIA IS A FRIEND OF SYRIA AND WON’T LET IT DOWN

RUSSIA IT HAS TOO MUCH TO LOSE… THINK ABOUT THE GAS PROJECTS… NABUCCO VS SOUTH/NORTH STREAM.

IF SYRIA FALLS, RUSSIA’S PROJECTS OF PIPELINES WOULD FALL WITH IT. HENCE, ENABLING NABUCCO TO BE IMPLEMENTED. THIS WOULD MEAN EUROPE GETTING QATAR-I GAS I/O RUSSIAN GAS. WHICH WOULD TERRIBLY UNDERMINE RUSSIAN INFLUENCE ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL.