posted on Oct, 4 2019 @ 07:34 AM
I watched a couple of videos of Saudi Arabian “soldiers” fleeing in utter panic from Houthis and surrendering en mass. The Saudis were wearing
civilian garb and looked more like guerrillas than regulars.
This got me wondering how the Saudis could possibly use all the high-tech weaponry we’ve been selling them. Everything I’ve heard about their
performance against the Houthis indicates general incompetence and a lack of morale and confidence.
It doesn’t make sense for the Saudis to spend tens of billions on weapons they can’t properly use. Unless, that is, they serve as a propositioned
stockpile for U.S. personnel. U.S. contractors already maintain a lot of high-tech Saudi gear, keeping it in readiness for war. And as we saw in the
first war against Iraq, the kingdom has massive, well-equipped air bases allowing rapid deployment of personnel from the United States and Europe.
Every bit of Saudi equipment that’s waiting for airlifted soldiers to use gets them ready for battle that much sooner. They can get in the fight
soon after arrival while their own gear is still en route and not expected for weeks.
This isn’t an original idea; I’ve heard similar theories. It just seemed more believable after watching those videos. The Saudis aren’t
fighters, and their leaders know it. It makes sense for them to invest heavily in weaponry for foreigners who know how to use it.