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originally posted by: mbkennel
a reply to: EBJet
That's a weird place. It looks incomplete. And the large white building in the north side is surrounded by a fence and cut off from the runway, which has only a paved stub.
And then to the northwest of it, there looks like a yard with a whole bunch of somethings in a near grid? Artillery, perhaps? And maybe other places around a dozen personnel carriers/tanks? It looks like a bunch of canopies for smaller fighter jets-sized craft on the south side, and these connect to the runway.
And almost no cars anywhere, as if it's not really in use. Somehow this seems like UAE, not US.
originally posted by: 1947boomer
a reply to: Zaphod58
OK, I nominate the Umm Al Melh Border Guards Airport, Saudi Arabia.
Readers may recall an incident a couple of months ago when Donald Trump, on the campaign trail made a speech in Colorado Springs in which he complained about our allies not paying their fair share of military costs. He referred to "a military base in Saudi Arabia" that we're paying for. Since the US doesn't have any admitted bases in Saudi Arabia, his critics assumed that he was either mistaken or referring to a classified base. I have reason to think this is the base that was being referred to.
10,000 ft runway in the middle of the Rub' al Khali with sanitized Google Maps satellite images.