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Wonder if this is in any way related to the current tensions we are experiencing with SA. They now seem to be in a big rush to ramp up their military and form tighter ties with some of their neighbors. Supposedly this was due to the Iran negotiations but maybe it's not just that.
What’s up with Saudi Arabia’s 15,000 anti-tank missiles?
BY DAVID KENNER
No one is expecting a tank invasion of Saudi Arabia anytime soon, but the kingdom just put in a huge order for U.S.-made anti-tank missiles that has Saudi-watchers scratching their heads and wondering whether the deal is related to Riyadh’s support for the Syrian rebels.
The proposed weapons deal, which the Pentagon notified Congress of in early December, would provide Riyadh with more than 15,000 Raytheon anti-tank missiles at a cost of over $1 billion. According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Military Balance report, Saudi Arabia’s total stockpile this year amounted to slightly more than 4,000 anti-tank missiles.
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Well, listen. We seem to be unable to go after the oil in Iran. It seems other people with sticks just as big as ours told us NO! NAUGHTY!
So I guess we have to have a new enemy with lots of oil and gold and all round nice things.
So it starts, turning an ally into an enemy in just a few short steps. Saudi Arabia is the new Iran.
This extract is from War 101, Chapter 1, the people will believe any old crap!
War with someone else in the region? Allies usually don't become enemies over night even with tensions…edit on 15-12-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)
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