Factwalk: Syrian Civil Warhttp://www.factwalk.com/syrian_civil_warFacts, information and statistics on Syrian Civil War.Most of the thinking that Syria’s rebellion is moderate comes from a single biased sourcehttp://www.factwalk.com/1183Both Sen. John McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry have publicly cited that source, and if you’ve been watching cable news this week you’ve seen that source. Her name is Elizabeth O’Bagy, and she works at the Institute for the Study of War. She penned a piece for the Wall Street Journal that has become the basis for the idea that Syria’s rebels are more moderate than jihadist.2013-09-06 01:02:09The Saudis Offered Russia a Secret Oil Deal if it Would Drop Syriahttp://www.factwalk.com/1184Prince Bandar, head of Saudi intelligence, allegedly confronted the Kremlin with a mix of inducements and threats in a bid to break the deadlock over Syria. “Let us examine how to put together a unified Russian-Saudi strategy on the subject of oil. The aim is to agree on the price of oil and production quantities that keep the price stable in global oil markets,” he said at the four-hour meeting with Mr Putin. They met at Mr Putin’s dacha outside Moscow three weeks ago.2013-09-06 01:44:25Senators who backed Syria resolution got 83 per cent more defense lobby money than those who voted against ithttp://www.factwalk.com/1187Committee members who voted to support the proposal collected an average of $72,850 in defense campaign financing between 2007 and 2012, Wired magazine reported, based on data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics.2013-09-06 17:51:31