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..
I guess the Persian Nukes are ready to go.
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.
and Iran will easily invade Iraq when the Americans are gone and the blood will flow in the streets.
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.
I’m sure the Saudi F-15 pilots say “bring it” huckleberry.
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.
Sunni vs Shia wiping each other out to see who gets control of Mecca. Sounds like a popcorn event to me.
Without any intervention from the US, this is probably a true statement.
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.
No Hajj for you!
The OSA, Occupy Saudi Arabia movement, part of the
Arab Spring, no doubt. They are now accepting donations
and sleeping bags...