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Saudi sends military gear to Syria rebels: diplomat
AFP ^ | Sat, 17 Mar, 2012

Posted on 03/18/2012 10:27:05 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Saudi Arabia is delivering military equipment to Syrian rebels in an effort to stop bloodshed by President Bashar al-Assad's regime, a top Arab diplomat said on Saturday.

"Saudi military equipment is on its way to Jordan to arm the Free Syrian Army," the diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity.

"This is a Saudi initiative to stop the massacres in Syria," he added, saying that further "details will follow at a later time."

The announcement came two days after the conservative Sunni-ruled kingdom said it had shut down its embassy in Syria and withdrawn all its staff.

It also followed a brief meeting on the Syrian crisis last week between Jordan's King Abdullah II and the Saudi monarch King Abdullah in Riyadh.

There was no official reaction to the statement from the Saudi capital, but Jordan flatly rejected the report.

"Jordan categorically denies the report," government spokesman and information minister Rakan Majali told AFP.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assad; syria
And Iraq denies Iran the transit via Air to Syria.....

H/T to Drudge.

1 posted on 03/18/2012 10:27:10 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: SJackson; Marine_Uncle; SandRat; SunkenCiv; blam; NormsRevenge

Next step.....


2 posted on 03/18/2012 10:28:30 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The proxy war begins...


3 posted on 03/18/2012 10:33:11 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: U-238

fyi


4 posted on 03/18/2012 10:36:23 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Shadow44
Related thread:

Iraq tells Iran no arms to Syria to cross its territory

5 posted on 03/18/2012 10:38:24 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Saudi Arabia is delivering military equipment to Syrian rebels in an effort to stop bloodshed.” The rebels seem to be behind the car bombings, the harassment of the Christians, and God knows what else. It would be nice if we could tell the Saudis to go to hell. Obozo kowtowing to the Saudis and turning Libya into a mess shows he’s still sucking up to them.

The faster we pass House Bill 1380 and use natural gas instead of gasoline the faster we’ll start cutting the cash flowing into the Middle East. They can all go pound sand then.


6 posted on 03/18/2012 10:40:04 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: meatloaf

Isaiah 17


7 posted on 03/18/2012 10:46:10 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: All; SunkenCiv
Related article....thanks to Sunkenciv on another thread:

Syria Says Opposition Must Give up Arms First

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Syria has told international envoy Kofi Annan in a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press that it is "keen to end violence" but insists that armed opposition groups give up their weapons first.

The Syrian response falls far short of U.S. and European demands that Syrian forces stop fighting first — and even Russia's insistence that both sides lay down their arms simultaneously.

But it does leave the door open for talks, and Annan is sending a team to Damascus on Sunday to continue discussions on implementing his proposal to end the yearlong conflict. Annan said Friday that if the team makes sufficient progress he will consider returning to Damascus, where he held two rounds of talks last weekend with President Bashar Assad.

The Syrian letter asks Annan, the joint U.N.-Arab League envoy, "to provide guarantees to the Syrian government that the armed groups will cease all armed aggressions and give up their weapons to the dedicated authorities in exchange of a full pardon."

The Syrians said they want the "guarantees" because of "the lessons" they learned dealing with Arab League monitors.

The monitors were supposed to ensure Syrian compliance with an Arab League plan that Assad's government agreed to on Dec. 19 calling on Syria to remove heavy weaponry, such as tanks, from all cities, free all political prisoners and allow in human rights organizations and foreign journalists. But the monitors were withdrawn in late January amid heavy criticism that the Arab League mission had failed to stop the crackdown.

8 posted on 03/18/2012 10:54:02 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks Ernst for thinking of me! It was very nice of you :)

But how the Saudis are going to get the military gear inside? Lebanon’s is closed because of Hezbollah and Syria closed its border gates with Turkey.Syria took it a step further by seeding landmines with Turkey’s border land routes. Syria also closed its borders with Jordan also and that leaves one country left:Iraq


9 posted on 03/18/2012 10:57:30 PM PDT by U-238
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To: U-238

Well that part of Iraq is Sunni country.


10 posted on 03/18/2012 11:02:35 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Well, I did a little digging in the news archives that Iraq in February were tightening their borders with Syria. It looks like that is failing.

http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/02/18/195465.html
11 posted on 03/18/2012 11:04:55 PM PDT by U-238
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You are correct.


12 posted on 03/18/2012 11:05:52 PM PDT by U-238
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To: U-238
It's getting Dicey....

Nite...we'll see what tomorrow brings.

13 posted on 03/18/2012 11:09:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The reason why Syria is still getting arms from Iran is because Iran is shipping weapons and men via cargo airplanes.

http://en.ria.ru/world/20120317/172223863.html


14 posted on 03/18/2012 11:10:19 PM PDT by U-238
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

A lot of the arms are chanelled through Iraq. The types of fanatics who have made life hell for Iraqis can now be armed in Syria as well.


15 posted on 03/18/2012 11:54:04 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: U-238

The Port of Latakia is essentially, an Iranian port. They are building a base there. Tons of stuff flowing in. As well as “advisers.”


16 posted on 03/19/2012 5:47:01 AM PDT by donozark (We're ALL Greeks now...)
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To: donozark
Saudi wants a Sunni-dominated Syria. Iran wants Shiites to remain in charge.

I would be happy to see Syria turn into an Iran-vs-Muslim-Brotherhood war, where both sides are eliminated. Make Syria a roach motel and keep al-Queda too busy fighting on the Sunni side there to bother us.

17 posted on 03/19/2012 5:56:31 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: PapaBear3625

You underestimate the power of businessmen that want to grow their businesses. So long a Syria is allowed to meddle and disrupt, business is constrained.

With a friendly Damascus and then Lebanon, there will be an open trade lane from the Gulf to the Med that presently either does not exist or is very cumbersome.

With the trade increase, Iran will be further isolated.

There are religious considerations, but business drives the events


18 posted on 03/19/2012 6:16:19 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Next step....."
It will be interesting to see how the Sunni dominant verse Shiite dominant countries in the region stack up in the days to come.
How is Russia going to play it's cards, has to obviously be taking into the whole equation. As well as Turkey's continued rise in the region. Rather benign answer. But to many variables as well as changes in the values of set constants could change. Boy. I'm taking the easy way out on this one, at this time. :)
The little lion's gang has to be thinking long and hard on the US November elections.
19 posted on 03/19/2012 1:20:47 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.
20 posted on 03/20/2012 7:09:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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