It’s always about the oil

Contrary to many American’s perception, Syria has oil and natural gas fields. Before Barack Obama decided the Dictator Assad had to go, despite winning a three way election with 10 million votes, Syria was making deals to increase oil production, which surely the Saudis did not like.

Syria has oil production of 33,000 barrels a day, placing it as #35 on the list of Oil produced per capita.

http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Energy/Oil/Production/Per-capita

Turkey is #87.

Russia blew up the oil tankers that the US refused to attack because they are taking oil from the ISIS controlled oil fields inside Syria into Turkey.

http://www.geopoliticalatlas.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/oil_and_gas_fields_in_syria_and_iraq_controlled_by_ISIS1.png

Understand now why the Russian plane near the border was shot down?

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/russian-media-turkey-shot-down-warplane-protect-its-isis-oil

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