Originally posted by ventian
I would've thought Saudi Arabia would take Iran's side before Israel's.
It makes perfect sense. Saudi Arabia, the chief Arab/Shiit power, does not want the Persian/Sunni Iran to become the dominant power in the region.
This way, they get to let Israel do their dirty work for them and take most of the blame. They probably would/will also go on the record and
"condemn" Israel for invading their sovereign air space in order to perform such a raid (something the Israelis probably know, and will just shrug
their shoulders at, should this come to pass). So, Israel would get the condemnation, Saudi Arabia gets most of the benefit - though it could spark a
war between SA and Iran too, though SA might figure Iran would have their hands full dealing with Israel.
It's win-win for Saudi Arabia, mostly, though it does threaten a very large, wider conflict in the region that could still draw them in, anyway, but
maybe they've decided it's worth the risk?
I just don't see Israel attacking Iran anytime soon though. I very well may be wrong but right now, I don't see it. I am in America though,
so I got no pony in this race.
I hope not, but then again I don't think Netanyahu and Likud are necessarily rational actors, so I don't know. The Second Intifada has made them
and their supporters kind of insane, IMO. I'm a pro-Israel Jew, but I fear and distrust the Likud hate-and-warmongers. I think they are very, very