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2013-02-27 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Saudis Buying Balkan Arms for Syrian Rebels
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Posted by Fred 2013-02-27 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [294 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Syria 

#1 What's new? The Sauds have been bankrollers of terror all along. They are the Pakistainis with oil money. They never put their fat a$$es on the line. U.S. oil and energy independence ASAP.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-27 10:42||   2013-02-27 10:42|| Front Page Top

#2 A spokeswoman for the Croatian Foreign Ministry told The Times that, since the start of the Arab Spring, the Balkan country had not sold any weapons to either Saudi Arabia or the Syrian rebels

And that's likely (and legally) accurate. There's probably a few arms brokers making bank.

What's new? The Sauds have been bankrollers of terror all along

It's not a simplistic as that with regards to Syria, if one takes the time and the energy to look at things, instead of merely spouting off rote commentary.
Posted by Pappy 2013-02-27 11:51||   2013-02-27 11:51|| Front Page Top

#3 Syria is not a simple matter; neither was Libya, nor Egypt. That does not make it untrue that the Saudis have been on both sides of the fence in the WOT.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-27 16:56||   2013-02-27 16:56|| Front Page Top

#4 Syria is not a simple matter; neither was Libya, nor Egypt.

Well, duh. The Sauds are financing weapons purchases for the rebels for a myriad number of reasons (among which may be by encouragement from the current US administration).

Your commentary reflected none of that.

That does not make it untrue that the Saudis have been on both sides of the fence in the WOT.

I never said it was untrue. I said that your commentary was "rote".

Your remarks remind me of dealing with Congressional staffers during my (mercifully) brief stay in DC. For the most part their jobs were to reinforce their boss' and their own political view/position, not necessarily to actually have to receive and evaluate a SITREP that would interfere with their mindset and digestion.
Posted by Pappy 2013-02-27 18:32||   2013-02-27 18:32|| Front Page Top

#5 Ditto Pappy. I hold ghetto pimps in higher esteem than congressional staffers.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-27 20:58||   2013-02-27 20:58|| Front Page Top

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