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Saudi Arabia Goest To “DefCon 2″

Posted By admin On August 30, 2013 @ 1:08 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Zero Hedge [1]
August 30, 2013

The UK may be out, but Saudi Arabia isn’t taking any chances. Moments ago, Reuters reported that the regime which as we reported  [2]is behind the entire conflict in Syria (hint: nat gas) has raised its level of military alertness in anticipation of a possible Western strike in Syria, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.  Saudi Arabia’s defense readiness, their version of DefCon, has been raised to “two” from “five”, a Saudi military source who declined to be named told Reuters. “One” is the highest level of alert. “It is a must, no one knows what will happen,” he said. And so all those who thought there would be no war and sold off gold and crude, are suddenly caught short. More curious is why Saudi is leaking this information to the media: another provocation, and an attempt to accelerate a conflict which is rapidly fizzling? Remember: for Saudi Arabia “no war” is the worst possible outcome. If so, expect more mysterious “chemical attacks” in the coming hours and days to cement the Western resolve to blow up Assad.

More from Reuters [3]:

The source said other countries in the region, including Jordan, Turkey and Israel, appeared also to have raised their level of military readiness.

A second source said Saudi Arabia’s defense readiness had been raised last week, and meant that all leave for the armed forces would be canceled.

The sources declined to give further details of what a change in alert level would mean, but analysts said it was likely some forces would be moved closer to national borders.

In Kuwait lawmakers have asked their government to inform them about plans for readiness to deal with repercussions of a strike on Syria, Kuwaiti newspapers reported.

The prime minister, Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah, held an extraordinary cabinet meeting on Thursday, al-Watan reported.

Interior minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Hamad al-Sabah was told to take all necessary measures in case of an emergency that might arise as a result of strikes, the paper said.

Saudi Arabia, a major U.S. ally, Qatar and other Sunni Muslim powers back the mainly Sunni rebels battling Assad, who is from Syria’s minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shi’ite Islam. The rebels have been joined by foreign Sunni jihadis.


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[1] Zero Hedge: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-30/saudi-arabia-raises-defense-readiness-level-5-2

[2] regime which as we reported : http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-27/meet-saudi-arabias-bandar-bin-sultan-puppetmaster-behind-syrian-war

[3] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/30/us-syria-crisis-saudi-idUSBRE97T0IS20130830

[4] Report: Saudi Arabia to buy nukes if Iran tests A-bomb: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saudi-nuclear-weapons.html

[5] Saudi Arabia urges citizens to ‘swiftly’ leave Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saudi-arabia-urges-citizens-to-swiftly-leave-syria.html

[6] Saudi Arabia: We will not give Israel air corridor for Iran strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saudi-arabia-we-will-not-give-israel-air-corridor-for-iran-strike.html

[7] Crude Spikes On Renewed Mid-East War Fears As Saudi Arabia Recalls Lebanon Citizens: http://www.prisonplanet.com/crude-spikes-on-renewed-mid-east-war-fears-as-saudi-arabia-recalls-lebanon-citizens.html

[8] Venezuela Says Oil Reserves Surpass Saudi Arabia’s: http://www.prisonplanet.com/venezuela-says-oil-reserves-surpass-saudi-arabias.html

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