Saudi Prince Threatens 'Military Action Without American Support' Against Iran

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Quoted in a Washington Post article which translated part of the Elaph piece:

    Bandar says [about the North Korean pact], "it turned out that the strategic foreign policy analysis was wrong and there was a major intelligence failure." He added that if Clinton had known the full picture, "I am absolutely confident he would not have made that decision."

    The Saudi royal then contrasts this with the present situation with Iran, "where the strategic foreign policy analysis, the national intelligence information, and America’s allies in the region's intelligence all predict not only the same outcome of the North Korean nuclear deal but worse – with the billions of dollars that Iran will have access to."

    Bandar says Obama is smart enough to understand this but that he is ideologically willing to accept collateral damage because he believes he is right.

    (..)The Saudi prince says the new Iran deal and other developments in the region have led him to conclude that a phrase first used by Henry Kissinger – “America’s enemies should fear America, but America’s friends should fear America more" – is correct.


    http://www.mrctv.org/blog/saudi-pri...t-iran-still-table-or-without-us#.ftbf2r:FEmk
     
  2. poncho

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    The Saudis threatening to act on their own without Washington and it's propaganda and killing machines That's comical. :laugh:

    They've probably already used up most of the ordinance Washington supplied them with on Yemen, gotta be about time for a 'reload".

    Does this mean the military industrial complex is about to get another big juicy contract to sell more weapons to the Saudi dictatorship?

    We'll read all about it in the papers soon enough I guess.

    Cue John McCain and Lindsey Graham the Saudis need more weapons!
     
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    I think that it is imperative that Iran be stopped. It could be that Saudi Arabia will let Israel their bases for re-fueling.
     
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    Russia sells billions of USD of weapons to Saudi Arabia

    "Saudi Arabia will soon sign several contracts to purchase military hardware from Russia. It goes about a major deal to buy various modifications of combat helicopters, T-90C tanks, armored vehicles and anti-aircraft missile systems. The deal approximately totals $2 billion. Saudi Arabia will purchase Mi-171, Mi-35 choppers and T-90C tanks until the end of this year Pravda.Ru reports.

    "Saudi Arabia 's defense budget will increase next year to $44 billion. Until recently, the nation has been purchasing military hardware from Western countries, Interfax reports. The rumors about such contracts appeared about two years ago, but now it seems that the deal has become real. Saudi Arabia intends to purchase up to 150 helicopters (30 Mi-35 and 120 Mi-17), over 150 T-90C tanks, about 250 BMP-3 (infantry combat vehicle) armored vehicles and several dozens of anti-aircraft systems and complexes.

    "All technical and financial issues have been practically coordinated on some of those contracts, and we still work on other papers," a source told the news agency saying that Saudi Arabia may purchase helicopters and tanks from Russia already this year.

    "As for anti-aircraft missile complexes, the nation intends to purchase state-of-the-art S-400 Triumph missile systems. It took Saudi specialists and experts quite a while to study the opportunities of the Russian arms before they decided to buy them for the nation's armed forces. Several groups of Saudi experts visited Russia several times for consultations. Russia's defense export giant, Rosoboronexport, conducted tests of the T-90C tank in Saudi Arabia. The tank demonstrated very good operational qualities under the conditions of the desert.
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    The Saudis are diversifying.
     
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  6. Revmitchell

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    Boy the world is getting hot and this so called Iran deal has only agitated the whole thing. Obama was way in over his head on this one and the world will pay for it.
     

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