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Iranian Politician Says His Country Can 'Easily Occupy' Saudi Arabia
Al Arabiya ^ | October 17, 2011

Posted on 10/17/2011 8:02:27 AM PDT by Fennie

In the first threat of its kind, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee in the Iranian parliament, Mohammad Karim Abedi, stated that Iran was capable of occupying Saudi Arabia if it chooses to do so.

"Iran's military forces have the ability to strip Saudi Arabia of its security whenever it wants and Saudi Arabia will not be capable of responding," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.alarabiya.net ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; islam; israel; obama; saudiarabia

1 posted on 10/17/2011 8:02:34 AM PDT by Fennie
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To: Fennie

(popping corn)


2 posted on 10/17/2011 8:08:14 AM PDT by null and void (Day 999 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: null and void

3 posted on 10/17/2011 8:09:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fennie

good luck!


4 posted on 10/17/2011 8:09:26 AM PDT by ken21
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To: Fennie
The Saudi King, and the next 2 or 3 princes in line for the throne are all over 80, and in questionable, if not declining health...after them, there is no clear favorite for succession, just several dozen who have led indolent lives, spending money like drunken sailors, and probably not capable of ruling...let alone unifying the country.

I suspect that Iran senses that the Saudi throne is rotten, and might be toppled easily....The Saudi tribe is a minority one, and there decades long embrace and funding of Wahabiism ( buying off the radical clerics) may now come back and bite them on the ass..

5 posted on 10/17/2011 8:12:29 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: ken21
If Reagan or Bush were President I would nothing stopping you but air and space.

But with Zero I am not so sure.

6 posted on 10/17/2011 8:12:29 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Fennie

I guess the Persian Nukes are ready to go.


7 posted on 10/17/2011 8:12:48 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Fennie

Without a coup, it would not be easy.

They could drive through Kuwait, but we have major infrastructure there. They probably don’t have the forces to do an amphibious landing. If they are threatening nukes, they better had started testing a few, to show capability.


8 posted on 10/17/2011 8:18:02 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: ken5050

The Arabs will never allow the Persians to control Mecca and Medina.


9 posted on 10/17/2011 8:18:26 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: Fennie

and Iran will easily invade Iraq when the Americans are gone and the blood will flow in the streets.


10 posted on 10/17/2011 8:18:45 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Fennie
Iranian leaders just don't know when to keep their mouths shut!

I hope that the Sauidi’s and others strip Iran of OPEC leadership. I hope that the UN puts sanctions on Iran that moves it back into the stone age.

I further hope that the people of Iran, figure out that it is time for regime change and that the rest of the world helps them make it happen.

Until then, Israel has my blessing to destroy Iran's nuclear capability.

11 posted on 10/17/2011 8:20:55 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Azeem

Let them kill each other and let Allah sort it out.


12 posted on 10/17/2011 8:21:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ken5050
"I suspect that Iran senses that the Saudi throne is rotten, and might be toppled easily.."

The winning response to the article's premise. I do not doubt the fifth column is in place waiting for a signal. As it would be a political uprising, i.e., an Arab Spring, current US leadership would welcome it. No invasion forces needed, few if any shots fired.

13 posted on 10/17/2011 8:22:58 AM PDT by buckalfa (Confused and Bewildered With a Glass Half Empty)
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To: Fennie

I’m sure the Saudi F-15 pilots say “bring it” huckleberry.


14 posted on 10/17/2011 8:23:04 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander -- ..........................NUTS !)
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To: dfwgator

It would solve a lot of our problems in Iraq and Afghanistan if the Iranians were busy fighting for their survival. It would also make life better for the Syrians getting slaughtered by their government, the Kurds, Lebanon, and Israel.


15 posted on 10/17/2011 8:27:04 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: buckalfa
The winning response to the article's premise. I do not doubt the fifth column is in place waiting for a signal. As it would be a political uprising, i.e., an Arab Spring, current US leadership would welcome it. No invasion forces needed, few if any shots fired.

Saudi Arabia is populated by Sunnis. Iran is Shi'ite. Regardless of the corruption of the Saudi throne, I doubt the Saudi populace would look favorably upon a Shi'ite coup.

16 posted on 10/17/2011 8:27:26 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Fennie

They’re just going for the insult here. They wouldn’t actually try it. It’s like buying an elephant — easy. The hard part later.


17 posted on 10/17/2011 8:30:20 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: dfwgator

You mean which circle of hell they get to sojourn in?


18 posted on 10/17/2011 8:32:39 AM PDT by xp38
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To: dfwgator

If it wasn’t for the likelihood of soaring oil prices, I would agree. A doubling of oil prices would finish off our economy.


19 posted on 10/17/2011 8:35:08 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: okie01
" I doubt the Saudi populace would look favorably upon a Shi'ite coup."

You are correct on the Sunni-Shi'ite conflict, but think Muslim Brotherhood as most of the populace in SA is not of a native tribe, but rather imported workers. Iran will over look sectarianism in the beginning to get the Caliphate established.

20 posted on 10/17/2011 8:36:59 AM PDT by buckalfa (Confused and Bewildered With a Glass Half Empty)
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To: Max in Utah
If it wasn’t for the likelihood of soaring oil prices, I would agree. A doubling of oil prices would finish off our economy.

Don't forget, "Necessity is the Mother of Invention", we'll find a way to deal with it.

21 posted on 10/17/2011 8:42:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fennie

Sunni vs Shia wiping each other out to see who gets control of Mecca. Sounds like a popcorn event to me.


22 posted on 10/17/2011 8:43:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Azeem
The Arabs will never allow the Persians to control Mecca and Medina.

Many do not understand the Middle East well enough to recognize the absolute correctness of your statement shared over essentially all the Arab Nations.

23 posted on 10/17/2011 8:47:35 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Fennie

Without any intervention from the US, this is probably a true statement.


24 posted on 10/17/2011 8:53:50 AM PDT by semaj
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To: Fennie

Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States are not oblivious to the threat to the region, indeed to world peace, posed by Iran.

These countries have been modernizing their militaries, have been quietly replacing central Asian Muslims among their guest workers with east Asian and African Muslims, and have been quietly extending citizenship to migrant workers, in order to better resist the Iranian threat.

They have also been engaging their own people, holding elections, enfranchising women, and so forth, admittedly slowly in Saudi Arabia, again for the same purpose, to increase national identity and patriotism.

There is, of course, no path to Saudi Arabia except through countries with which we have close ties. We have FTAs and Major Non-Nato Military alliances with almost all of the Gulf States. The lack of religious freedom in Saudi Arabia makes such a close relationship impossible at this time. But, who knows, with continuing change, even at a slow rate, we may be able to negotiate an FTA and military alliance with Saudi Arabia in the future.

We, being the United States, truly wish for every nation in the world to be militarily secure, democratic, prosperous and free. We understand that cultures differ. We don’t require Singapore, for example, to de-criminalize chewing gum. But, we do attach some limits to close association.

And let’s not forget that our long-time ally Turkey is now staring in the eye of the dictator of Syria. One by one, the dictators of the world will be taken out, not that every step in the path is in the right direction.


25 posted on 10/17/2011 8:56:25 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: thackney

Well, I want to know who thinks they want to “control” those two places???

The new mode of thinking in Iran is to “wipe” places off the map...

Looks like they are sending a signal of some sort...


26 posted on 10/17/2011 9:01:06 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64
I don't see them destroying them. The resulting war would never end as long as one side had anyone left alive.

But limiting and controlling access to Medina and Mecca give them power, if they actually could do it.

27 posted on 10/17/2011 9:07:14 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

SA has been preparing for an Iranian attack since 1979. It would be suicide for the Iranians.


28 posted on 10/17/2011 9:39:04 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: thackney
But limiting and controlling access to Medina and Mecca give them power, if they actually could do it.

They could do it with WMD but then they would most probably destroy what they were fighting to control and that would align every Muslim on the planet against them. Old song, "You always hurt the one you love..."

Regards,
GtG

29 posted on 10/17/2011 9:42:50 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: thackney

But we tend to lok at things where we (our culture and faith) value the gift of life...

I do not see ANYTHING in “their” faith that stands for ANYTHING but deceipt, treachery, domination and death to those that do not believe as they do...

So as far as I am concerned, they’d rather destroy and lay waste to something, than try to administer and control something that would become more of a liability, both culturally and politically...

They’ll take the constant retribution in a heartbeat, because that is what they understand and live for...

Its a real shame...

But then again, maybe that is OUR challenge...That is what has been put on our plate to digest...

Man screwed up their chance to live a life like a bowl of cherries a lonnnggggg time ago...So now our lives become a challenge, one to be grateful for that gift, and be mindful of others...We may dissagree with others during this time we have, but it is how we live that gift that makes it important...There are some people(s) that do not understand this concept, and we either take on that challenge to minister to them, or I believe it is safe to not do so in cases like this...


30 posted on 10/17/2011 10:28:53 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Fennie
I heard in Israel that Saudi Arabia had more to fear from Iran with Nukes than Israel. Who ever in Islam controls Mecca is the top dog. Mohammad, (piss be upon him), said on his death bed, That there is only on sect of Islam that is true, mine. Now Islam numbers over 289 sects. He doomed Islam to perpetual war with itself with that statement. Every border of Islam is at war with every other border, as they all seek to prove the true Islam, by killing the infidel within.
31 posted on 10/17/2011 11:02:43 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: central_va
I guess the Persian Nukes are ready to go.

You have seen the sudden shift of Iran putting boats offshore in the US, playing international terrorist etc. The answer I believe is yes, they have loaded some nukes on their missiles. As their factories continue to churn out H-Bombs, they will be like hot coins in a child's pocket. Now the megalomania of Ibeenanutjob will drive him to seek attention by showing his power.

I suspect the primary target will be our troop concentrations in Iraq and Afghanistan along with the fleet in the Med. I suspect to pay back Russia for the H bomb factories and China for the ICBM's that target is mandatory.

Isaiah 17 describes the destruction of Damascus, the capitol city of Syria by something that makes the city uninhabitable for the rest of history. It also describes the decimation of the population as like an olive tree that has its olives shaken off, leaving one or two on a high branch. All this is done in one evening. It is part of a prophecy series that will be kicked off by the death of everyone in the Gaza Strip by a "cloud from the north".

So, when you see Gaza wiped out, hold on to your horses, the world is going to change. And I believe the sudden belligerence of Iran is a key to all of this.

32 posted on 10/17/2011 11:14:33 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: buckalfa
...most of the populace in SA is not of a native tribe, but rather imported workers.

Most of the imported workers in SA, though, are Palestinians or Pakistanis -- thus Sunni.

Your assertion that Iranis would be willing to support a Sunni coup, though, is probably correct.

33 posted on 10/17/2011 11:19:54 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Fennie
"Easily Occupy' Saudi Arabia"

Occupy Saudi Arabia, a sister group to occupy wall street?
34 posted on 10/17/2011 11:24:52 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: elpadre

I’m sure there are a lot of middle-aged Iranians licking their chops in anticipation of a little revenge for the Iraqis attacking their revolution in 1980 and causing the deat...ooops I mean martyring hundreds of thousands of young Iranian me... ooops I mean cannon fodder. We have a powder-keg scenario forming up here.


35 posted on 10/17/2011 12:26:45 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Fennie
"Iran's military forces have the ability to strip Saudi Arabia of its security whenever it wants and Saudi Arabia will not be capable of responding," he said.

No Hajj for you!

36 posted on 10/17/2011 2:08:06 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (999er for Cain.)
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To: Eleutheria5; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Fennie.


37 posted on 10/17/2011 4:32:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Great. Go for it, Iran. Let’s see how cock-sure you are after your economy collapses, too.


38 posted on 10/17/2011 4:34:47 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: cicero2k
They could drive through Kuwait, but we have major infrastructure there.

Or they could drive AROUND Kuwait, through the Shiite sections of Iraq.

39 posted on 10/17/2011 4:39:24 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Fennie

The OSA, Occupy Saudi Arabia movement, part of the
Arab Spring, no doubt. They are now accepting donations
and sleeping bags...


40 posted on 10/17/2011 4:41:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

Iran: Barvar-373 more advanced than Russian S-300 missile defense system

Iran’s domestic Bavar-373 missile defense system is more advanced than Russian S-300, IRNA quoted Executive Deputy Head of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defence Base Gen. Shahrokh Shahram as saying.

http://en.trend.az/news/politics/1945170.html


41 posted on 10/17/2011 9:14:16 PM PDT by Fennie
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