Saudis tool up for war

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#2
The 'report' reads like a tin-foil nightmare. There are no hard facts, there are no accurate figures, but there is a whole bunch of supposition, innuendo and guestimating going on.

Shite, lazy, unintelligent reporting.
 
#4
jonwilly said:
F-ing ell, Saudi Defence Forces, just about capable of controlling the local citizens, about as much use as Sodoms Guards.
john
seconded. if the saudis take on iran without us support (or even with it) i suggest they're in for a thorough kicking. would that outcome be useful to anyone? tinfoil time, methinks.
 
#5
Why would the Suadis want to dirty they hands with Iranian scum when when they have their running dog lackies in Washington and Washington's biatch in London to do it for them!
 
#7
Wouldn't be so sure of Uncle Sam's support.

Congress have just told him to poke with a HUGE arms shoppng list from them, they've just bought a load of Mil Hip and Hinds and signed loads of deals for gas and oil with Russia.

The last time the US refused a similar sized deal, we (the UK) got the Al yamaha-rana thingy!
 
#8
And? All I can say is that I hope BAE Systems and all the other British defence contractors are getting in there and doing everything they can to get as many sales as possible. Hopefully the government should be helping as well.
 
#9
And how are they going to get there? Re-enact Omaha Beach on the north coast of the Gulf? Re-enact Arnhem somewhere hot and sandy? The left flanking option could be problematic, if only because of traffic control problems while the Septics and ourselves get out of the way.

An invasion seems unlikely, and a few rockets onto each others cities seems a bit pointless. A few aircraft would make the Iranians miserable, I suppose.
 
#10
The Saudis like having a big army. It shows how rich and powerful they are and it keeps their population relatively docile. It is just another expensive toy that they can show off to the world. It means nothing and has no intent. When Sadam was on their doorstep in Kuwait they didn't really front up - they screamed for their allies in the West.

They will not attack either Iran or Israel - they would break their shiney toys and get their aRRses kicked. They have shown no desire to get involved with Iraq either - they could easily deploy a peace-keeping force (that would arguably have some degree of neutrality and authority) - they don't want to.
 
#11
The Saudis are sh1t scared of Iran now that Iraq is out of the picture, hence why they have brought Typhoon, but their stance is very much a defensive one. Tooling themselves up is simply a deterrent approach to tensions in the area.
 
#12
You can have the best equipment in the world, but still need the human to operate it.

From personal experience, Saudi armed forces are not top drawer. There's a few good 'uns, but the mass of the armed forces are bone idle, unintelligent, and not arrsed.

To be fair to the lower ranks, their ruperts do treat them like sheeite.

In'shallah!
 
#13
Herrumph said:
The Saudis like having a big army. It shows how rich and powerful they are and it keeps their population relatively docile. It is just another expensive toy that they can show off to the world. It means nothing and has no intent. When Sadam was on their doorstep in Kuwait they didn't really front up - they screamed for their allies in the West.

They will not attack either Iran or Israel - they would break their shiney toys and get their aRRses kicked. They have shown no desire to get involved with Iraq either - they could easily deploy a peace-keeping force (that would arguably have some degree of neutrality and authority) - they don't want to.
Agreed. If they had gone into Iraq they (almost certainly) would have brought the insurgency home, and that is the last thing they would have wanted! No nation on earth is going to 'do the right thing' if it is going to threaten their own security- least of all the Saudis.
 
#14
#16
Militarily, the Saudis are a joke. 'All the gear and no idea' could have been invented to describe them.

Their best fighters currently are holed up in Helmand taking pokes at our lads.
 
#17
Mr_Deputy said:
I think the real opposition the Saudis would face in future years will be internal - factions particularly Muslim who wish to take the country over as part of the over-all 'Muslim uprising.' Before you 'tin hat' me - the Saudi Royal Family will face tough tests in years to come. Partially due to their bum-chum relationship with the US.
Agreed, but like all dictatorships the Bin Sauds have some top draw nasty men to doing their own internal killing and a rule of law that says what the king says, goes.

There might be a little terror on the streets and westerners targeted, but too many people have their noses in the oil troff for a serious popular uprising and I feel the Bin Sauds will be around til after the Windsors and we all know they're here to stay - GOD BLESS THEM!
 
#18
Look on the bright side, when the oil runs out we can buy stuff back on the cheap, cos they will all be back on their camels herding goats.

That's the real reason we shouldn't give any of them nuclear power stations.
 
#19
Herrumph said:
Look on the bright side, when the oil runs out we can buy stuff back on the cheap, cos they will all be back on their camels herding goats.

That's the real reason we shouldn't give any of them nuclear power stations.
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In order for Oil & Gas to 'run out', I believe the we require the Sun to expand and swallow the Planet.

Please adjust your tin foil hats acordingly ;)
 

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