posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 01:42 PM
Well this is an attention grabber, isn't it? Israel would have quite a headache if a war with Iran opened and missiles starting rolling in from
multiple, totally independent directions like this.
I think Iran half expects this anyway, for their part. They do have a long and established feud with Saudi along the Sunni/Shia lines.
New evidence unearthed by satellite photography points to Saudi Arabia targeting Israel and Iran with ballistic missiles. Experts at IHS Jane's
Intelligence Review who viewed photos saw a surface-to-surface missile base at al-Watah, around 125 miles southwest of the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The
launch pads, which are placed on lorries, carry DF 3 missiles that can reach 1,500-2,500 miles with a two-ton payload.
People don't talk about Saudi much as a military power ...but if they chose to directly get involved? They are no slouches for systems like this. I've
heard little to nothing good about their training and readiness among ground forces, but they have the money to buy any system on Earth in whatever
quantity they could ever desire...so it's something to consider. These are old enough to be obvious tho...
The missiles, which were made by the Chinese in the 1980’s are not remotely guided so they must be set ahead of time in the direction in which
they will be fired.
The IHS Jane's article stated, "One appears to be aligned on a bearing of approximately 301 degrees and suggesting a potential Israeli target, and the
other is oriented along an azimuth (bearing) of approximately 10 degrees, ostensibly situated to target Iranian
In fact, this is SO obvious, it makes me wonder if it's more a message and statement than any intention of firing these antiques at modern nations? I
have a feeling that for the museum pieces they have on fixed, physically aimed launchers....they have quite a bit more and far more modern in other
places to join the salvo, IF it ever came to that.
edit on 11-7-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)