Saudi’s 350,000 Syrian invasion force could start World War 3

By on February 12, 2016
President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud  of Saudi Arabia talk through their interpreters during a plenary session at the G20 leaders summit in Brisbane.

Saudi Arabia said 350,000 forces from more than 20 Persian Gulf Arab nations will partake in an exercise called “North Thunder”, according to Saudi media.

Egypt, Sudan and Pakistan are among the participants in the mission that could spark World War 3.

The drill will take place in the northern part of the country, and has been described as the largest military maneuver in the history of the region, according to Press TV.

It is being seen as preparation for a ground invasion of Syria.


As reported earlier by TRUNEWS, Saudi officials said their decision to send in ground troops was “irreversible”, despite Thursday night’s agreement between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov for a cessation of hostilities.

Several Russian government officials have warned Saudi Arabia any military ground operation in Syria would be a declaration of war.

President Vladimir Putin said recently Russian cruise missiles could be equipped with nuclear warheads – but that he hoped they would never need them.

 

Putin

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On Thursday Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz participated in a meeting in Brussels with Defense Secretary Ash Carter to discuss Saudi Arabia’s decision to increase its roll in Syria to fight ISIS.

The sides still disagree on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The U.S., NATO countries and Arab nations, like Saudi Arabia want him removed.  Russia and Iran think Assad should remain in power.

Each party claims their goal is to destroy ISIS, but each has different ideas of going about it.

Turkey is also in the mix. They have bombed Kurds in Syria, and have not fought ISIS, which has caused friction with the U.S.  Turkish officials have lashed out at U.S. support for the Kurdish YPG, but they agree with the U.S. in believing Assad should be ousted.

NATO may now join the U.S.-led coalition that has been conducting air raids.  During meetings with U.S. Defense Secretary Ask Carter in Brussels, NATO head Jens Stoltenberg indicated he wanted to stem the refugee crisis by fighting ISIS.

  • Stephen Persaud

    The “dualism” of Clausewitz’s view of war (i.e., that wars can vary a great deal between the two “poles” he proposed, based on the political objectives of the opposing sides and the context) seems simple enough, but few commentators have proven willing to accept this crucial variability—they insist that Clausewitz “really” argued for one end of the scale or the other. On War has been seen by some prominent critics as an argument for “total war”.[a] It has been blamed for the level of destruction involved in the First and Second World Wars, but it seems rather that Clausewitz (who did not actually use the term “total war”) had merely foreseen the inevitable development that started with the huge, patriotically motivated armies of the Napoleonic wars. These wars resulted (though war’s evolution has not yet ended) in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with all the forces and capabilities of the state devoted to destroying forces and capabilities of the enemy state (thus “total war”)

    http://www.clausewitz.com/readings/Handel/Handlart.htm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_War

    The sub captain, Capt. Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman), smiles and quotes Carl von Clausewitz, “War is a continuation of politics by other means.”

    The executive officer, Lt. Commander Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington), responds, “Yes, the purpose of war is to serve a political end, but the true nature of war is to serve itself.”

    CAPTAIN RAMSEY: “I’m very impressed. In other words, the sailor most likely to win the war is the one most willing to part company with the politicians and ignore everything except the destruction of the enemy. You’d agree with that.”

    COMMANDER HUNTER: “I’d agree that that’s what Clausewitz was trying to say.”

    CAPTAIN RAMSEY: “But you wouldn’t agree with it?”

    COMMANDER HUNTER: “No, sir. I just think that in the nuclear world, the true enemy can’t be destroyed.”

    CAPTAIN RAMSEY: [tapping a glass to mockingly get attention] “Attention on deck. Von Clausewitz will now tell us who the real enemy is.” [laughter] “… Von” [the captain nods]

    COMMANDER HUNTER: “In my humble opinion, in the nuclear world, the true enemy is war itself.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hur6LcyuTuU

  • James Caan

    The only true victor is Israel….hence the absolute media black on Fox news & CNN out about this up coming war …..By Deception We Win

  • ToxicThistle

    For pete’s sake. Nuke the entire MIddle East. If the bomb blast or radioactive fallout doesn’t kill you, the Moslems will. It would be better to die quickly in a nuclear blast than be raped by a Moslem or have your head slowly sawed off.

  • henri lewkowicz

    you are so wrong ,you do not know russian , they did not back down with Napoleon , not with Hitler , they historicaly always win …….you better make sure th U S NEVER GET IN A WAR WITH THEM

  • JohnnyBowe

    Sunni vs. Shia, Arab vs. Persian, Turks vs. Kurds. I believe that’s the correct order of importance. Assad, and Syria itself, are little more than chess pieces in a very huge struggle. (Ignore the idiot anti-Semite below please)

  • David

    Ever since we heard that Saudi Arabia announced its coalition to commit troops to fight in Syria, I have been worried. Before that came about a month or so ago, I knew that it was the Saudi’s who were supporting faction(s) of the terrorist horde that was dismembering Syria, so this anti-terror coalition baloney didn’t pass the smell test.

    Just a few days ago, I read a pundit who opined, if Saudi military cannot take care of the Houthi in Yemen, then there wasn’t much likelihood that they would succeed in Syria either. Now, that was an alarming statement, because it shows at the least, that unnamed author was writing stuff with his thinking cap shut away in a drawer.

    Let’s just say, the force that the Saudi’s field is like the gang that couldn’t shoot straight, and they cross the border to invade Syria. Even if they fail to take so much as a single hill top, that’s still 350,000 guys, in country. All they would have to do is move in, set up camp, and just hang out for a couple years. What are you going to do, tell them to leave? And what will you do if their answer is the same one the Turks gave Iraq: “No, we kinda like it here, and we’re going to stay here until we have eaten out your substance.” Are you going to do something really dreadful and strafe them with napalm or something? The thing is, the idea they would come into Syria and do nothing is not real. Armies come in to break things. That’s what they do.

    On the other hand, as long as this force is assembled, the meter is running. Can the Saudi’s afford it? Not unless there was significant booty to offset the cost of invasion after the US policy to partition Syria is carried out, and in spite of everything that has happened, that remains the goal of US strategy wonks and it was stated as such by John Kerry himself. Putin may have to up the ante; he’s done a remarkable job with a tiny expeditionary force; he managed to find the right balance and didn’t go into Syria with all he could throw at it, but large enough to do the job without getting everyone totally rattled. But they won’t be enough to deal with what’s coming.

    World war III has been going since 2012. It’s about to go into another much hotter phase? Will this be when they break out the nukes? I’m thinking, probably so.


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