Skip to comments.Saudis 'in a panic mode' as Shi'ite rebels move North from Yemen
Posted on 12/05/2009 2:58:05 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Jordan has sent several hundred troops from its special operations forces to help the Saudi military with its many Shi'ite units contain the Yemeni Shi'ite rebellion, which has spread deep into the Arab kingdom.
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“”The infiltrating terrorists intended to attack our nation...and terrorized our peaceful people,” King Abdullah said...”Undeterred by religion or ethical values, the intruders shed the blood of the people.”
Doesn’t feel good, does it, Abdullah? Sounds, too, as though some of your forces aren’t exactly loyal.
Maybe some Muslims from the USA should move back and take up arms to protect the your holy land, right?
They let loose the beast, so excuse me for not having any sympathy for them.
SOSL.... I appreciate your postings on military weapons and items such as this. Glad you’re keeping watch and spreading the word, as the news media sucks at doing so.
Personally, I don’t have a problem with the Muslims fighting each other. It’s kinda like the Dems in the US fighting each other. .....The results may be beneficial.
I might be wrong on this, but I believe that the
Wahhabis are actually Sunnis and, inasmuch as the current Saudi Arabian regime lavishly funds the Wahhabis, they would almost certainly be in opposition to any Shia revolt against the Saudi status quo.
They've opened Pandora's Box, and it was just a matter of time before they also felt the repercussions.
And, they have this notion that the USA will ride in on a white horse and save them. Not going to happen with Obamalamadingdong in the Whitehouse......
I’m sure some well qualified mercs could clean this situation up quickly.
The ignorance displayed by Saudi bashers on this thread is profound.
The substance of the piece is ignored in order to show the commonplace bigotry and bash Saudi Arabia for uncommitted sins.
The essence of the piece is that the moderate Arab Nations, being Jordan and Saudi Arabi, are now in a shooting war with Iran.
The conclusion from the events is unequivocally that Iran has moved the pressure to another weak nation and quite actively continue the quest for dominance of Islam. Iran knows the chickenshit president of the United States will not lift a finger to oppose them.
Rather than proudly bash, a better course would be to crawl back under rocks and quiver in fear. The war is on
“The war is on”
And the Shi’ite jus hit the fan.
Re the Pandora’s Box metaphor, I suspect that you may be right. If the islamist terrorist strife could be turned from its current broadly anti-western focus to an openly gostile revival of the bitter and traditional Sunni-Shia schism, it offer short term benefits in causing the terrorists to divert their attention from the west. But such a development might also have troubling potential consequences with respect to long term instabilities in the oil market, potential for outbreak of a real Mideast shooting war, and the possibility that the “wrong” (from our point of view) side might ultimately win out. This would not be a political struggle that would be over and done with in 6 months through outside imposition of some peace settlement; it would be a fanatical religious war that would go on for decades until one or both sides became exhausted.
My opinion, for whatever it’s worth.
Yes, remember those golden times, the years when Sadam and the Iranian mullahs were kicking the dog poo out of each other. No time for anything but muslims killing muslims then. Let’s bring our troops back until we have a real commander in chief (in the mold of Washington, and not Pee Wee Herman) and let the shiahs and sunnis get back to killing those they hate the MOST, one another.
A fairly sound one, IMHO.
Are we ready to start producing our own oil yet?
The only reason the Saudi family has managed to stay in power is because of their “We protect the mosques at Mecca and Medina” schtick. Other than that they’d have no ground, because everyone hates them. Of course the Shi’ites in the east hate them (they remember how the Saud family took away their land from them) and the Hijazis *really* hate them for pushing the Hashemite family, which had been there for 700 years, out of the Hijaz and taking over Mecca and Medina.
The Saud family has had their weakness paraded before the world in the Grand Mosque seige, when they had to fall back on the infidel US to protect them from Iraq, then from the “Saudi Hezbollah” Shi’ites bombing the Khobar Towers, and now when Shi’ites from Yemen are infiltrating their borders. Sooner or later people are going to have enough of this and realize the weakness of the Saudi family. Civil war may break out. That’s code for “start drilling in ANWR & offshore.”
The USAF already uses the FischerTropsch process for their aviation fuel.
We dannot do without the oil from the Persian Gulf at present. We don’t depend upon it oruselves as much as one might think, but Euroope does and so does Japan.
If the United States Air Force is producing synthetic fuels for their airplanes we can produce it for commercial use.
When the Sauds stop trying to recruit wannabee terrorists from our prison system I might give a flip.
Given all that we dont seem concerned over this war. Why?
Have we learned our lesson to stay out of Islam's power struggle or is it something else?
War is bad and there must be no war. War became obsolete after Vietnam . There can be no more war, regardless.
“... essence of the piece is that the moderate Arab Nations, being Jordan and Saudi Arabi, are now in a shooting war with Iran.”
No! Really? We’re not stupid, bert.
Saudi Arabia and Jordan, tyrannical monarchies, are arch enemies of Israel, a democracy, and thus so would any freind of Israel (that would be us).
Saudi Arabian and Jordanian subjects have financially supported Wahhabism and Barack Obama to the detriment of our citizenry. Those two are not our allies - never have been allies because we’re NOT a muslim country (no matter what Obama states).
Iran, with nukes or without, is presently in a perilous political and economic situation, both at home and globally. Trying to conquer Saudi Arabia is, quite frankly, stupid on their part because they will now be overextended militarily and financially. Besides, conquest is messy. It is impossible to predict the outcome, and once the fighting starts is can end up anywhere, strategically speaking.
As for petroleum, it is about time we started to drill, drill, drill! We Americans can perform pretty damn well in a crunch.
Late to the party troll with no clue about the ways of the world
Israel, Jordan and all the GCC are defacto allies in the war with Iran.
You don’t know dick.
I was working a desk on Middle East intelligence (NAVSECGRU) when you were tending to bees and wooly caterpillers.
Stick with what you know, troll!
Sort of hard to pass this little nugget up.
Do you think our chickenshit president of the United States will lift a finger when these rebels start bombing and cutting the capabilities of the Saudi to produce petrol and fuel tops say $6.00 a gallon in the USA???
Of course it will be Bush's fault / s
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When the shit hits the fan there will be an alliance.
Wise to the ways of the World Bert, was that not you that tried to state that Dubai did Not use slave labor the other day? No?
Actually, that wasn’t the case.
The slave issue had to do with the construction of the tallest building in the world and was siezed by anti islam bigots who chose to use the moment to advance their own bias.
yeah i try to keep it up to date. not sure if it is.
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