Otherwise pretty accurate, but, there was no horde of CIA operatives. The Saudis didn’t dare use just any old body, and particularly not the CIA, and particularly not after mobs of brainless, hateful, Moslem hoodlums destroyed or attacked US embassies in Pakistan, Libya, etc, under the influence of official “news” accounts in their countries that the US and Israel were behind the seizure of the mosque.
Oddly enough, aerial surveillance of the mosque was conducted by some American personnel, but that was a backchannel way for the US gov’t to find out just what the hell was going on. The Saudis persisted in obfuscation, obstruction, and denial, and were enraged when US sources broke the story of the siege.
Anyway, instead of the CIA, the Saudis called on the French gov’t, which sent over just a bare handful (I think three) covert operatives, who got a handle on how to make the attacks (the Saudi armed forces and police had gotten nowhere, and the inside of the mosque was slobbered with their blood), and the final, successful assault was made.
It was still terribly bloody, but the Muz-hole claiming to be the mahdi believed himself invincible (he and the rest of his group also thought the hostages could subsist on the waters of the Zamzam spring, and those waters were also the only “medicine” used for wounds and whatnot). He kept running over to pick up grenades and toss them back at the attackers. The last time he tried it, uh, it didn’t work. After the denouement, the surviving a-holes were shown the body of the “mahdi”, which destroyed them psychologically. Some (but not all) of the other ringleaders were tried and executed.
The good news is, some of those f-heads were American converts who were afterward released back to the US, and they’re wandering around here. I believe there were some from Australia also. Most were from various Arabian states and Egypt.
I get the picture, it's like a movie running through my mind...dead and wounded muzzies, blood and magic water, bearded night-shirt-wearing primitives, tear gas, flying grenades - BOOM!
More dead muzzies...allah akbar!