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Old 02-12-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Vegas
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Makes one wonder what the king and his court have in mind. Read the article with links @ Will the Saudis unleash a conventional and terror war together? | Veterans Today

Even more of a question is; with Russia increasing its support of Assad, what would Saudi intervention bring about? And, will it be a direct attack against Iranian-backed groups? Stay tuned.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:08 PM
 
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Makes one wonder what the king and his court have in mind. Read the article with links @ Will the Saudis unleash a conventional and terror war together? | Veterans Today

Even more of a question is; with Russia increasing its support of Assad, what would Saudi intervention bring about? And, will it be a direct attack against Iranian-backed groups? Stay tuned.
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Will the Saudi-Iranian hostility transgress into open combat, or will Saudi tanks cross the Syrian borders as the Arabic media predict – even the top officials in Riyadh do not know it yet.


I'd suggest cracking open an atlas, but I doubt you could find either Saudi Arabia or Syria, much less comprehend the military realities if someone told you what page to reference.

Big hint #1:
Saudi Arabia does not border Syria.

Big hint #2:
Neither Iraq nor Jordan are going to allow the Saudis to transit their territory, and Saudi armor isn't going to fight its away across those countries to get to Syria.

Big hint #3:
There isn't a Saudi Arabian army base anywhere in the entire northwest portion of the country, begging the question of how the Saudis could even stage an attack from the part of its territory nearest Syrian (about 100 miles from the Syrian border) even if you cling to some warped imaginings that the Saudis have a vaunted military capable of attacking Syria via Iraq/Jordan.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:31 PM
 
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I'd suggest cracking open an atlas, but I doubt you could find either Saudi Arabia or Syria, much less comprehend the military realities if someone told you what page to reference.

Big hint #1:
Saudi Arabia does not border Syria.

Big hint #2:
Neither Iraq nor Jordan are going to allow the Saudis to transit their territory, and Saudi armor isn't going to fight its away across those countries to get to Syria.

Big hint #3:
There isn't a Saudi Arabian army base anywhere in the entire northwest portion of the country, begging the question of how the Saudis could even stage an attack from the part of its territory nearest Syrian (about 100 miles from the Syrian border) even if you cling to some warped imaginings that the Saudis have a vaunted military capable of attacking Syria via Iraq/Jordan.
Add hint #4: When Iraq invaded Kuwait and the US based itself in Saudi Arabia, the Kuwaitis who made up the Kuwait military and the Saudis that were in the Saudi military were in Egypt on holiday. Most of those that are actually "prepared" to fight for Saudi Arabia are not Saudis but pretty much contractors (expat, ex-military from other countries) who get paid a handsome sum to sit around waiting for something, if anything, to happen.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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Never gonna happen. The Saudis will just keep paying us to interfere.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:58 PM
 
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The Sauidis are a lot more upset about this then most folks realize, they even tried to offer us money to intervene in Syria. I'm not sure what they think they would accomplish going in. But I just cant see them doing it. Yes they have been a big military spender for quite a while. But theres a far cry from spending that money, and spending blood.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:58 PM
 
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Iraq is too deeply involved in its own Shia/Sunni problems to even try to stop a major Saudi incursion.
And, while Jordan has a lot of American arms, I don't think it would try to stop one either.
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Makes one wonder what the king and his court have in mind. Read the article with links @ Will the Saudis unleash a conventional and terror war together? | Veterans Today

Even more of a question is; with Russia increasing its support of Assad, what would Saudi intervention bring about? And, will it be a direct attack against Iranian-backed groups? Stay tuned.
I came back from working in Saudi last August. They fear the Iranians more than anything else so their military response will come from their fear of Iran. They also just want the latest military gear for anything that might occur in the Middle East which has a constant threat of war or terrorism.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:41 PM
 
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Saudi Arabia has a lot of concerns -

Yemen
the Shiites in Bahrain
Hezbollah in Lebanon - things are not going well there and the Saudis have a large stake in Lebanon.
the fighting in Syria spilling over into Jordan
Iraq is on the brink of a Civil War between the Shiites and the Sunni

Jordan is allied with KSA as part of the Gulf Coast Council ..... I doubt that Jordan would stop the Saudis from entering their territory if they were needed for protection.

It's very true that the Saudis fear Iran and their coming Nuclear Bomb capabilities.
The Saudis no longer trust the USA at all.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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The Al Qaida nuts are going to seize control somewhere. And since the whole thing is rooted in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia probably thinks there is a military crosshairs on its rule. How sensible to prepare for a worst case scenario.
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