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Saudi Arabia wants missiles for Syrian rebels: report
France 24/AFP ^ | June 16, 2013

Posted on 06/16/2013 6:39:17 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

AFP - Saudi Arabia plans to supply the Syrian opposition with anti-aircraft missiles to counter President Bashar al-Assad's air force, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday.

The article, citing a classified report received by the German foreign intelligence service and the German government last week, said Riyadh was looking at sending European-made Mistral-class MANPADS, or man-portable air-defence systems.

Der Spiegel noted the shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles can target low-flying aircraft including helicopters and had given mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan a decisive edge against Soviet troops in the 1980s.

Saudi Arabia is a key supporter of the Syrian rebels and has long advocated providing them with better weaponry. . .

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At one point last year there were reports that the rebels had man-portable SAMs.
1 posted on 06/16/2013 6:39:17 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The witch lashing oil pigs want weapons for Wahhabis

Arm them yourselves pigs! You can afford it!


2 posted on 06/16/2013 6:42:06 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Makes sense, they fund all the other Islamic terror groups..


3 posted on 06/16/2013 6:45:53 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Where did Saudi Arabia get the missiles?


4 posted on 06/16/2013 6:47:53 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I wonder where the Saudis get their missiles from. Could it be the USA?


5 posted on 06/16/2013 6:49:23 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Brad from Tennessee

How long before our planes are getting shot down by Assad’s forces with Russian advisors?


6 posted on 06/16/2013 6:52:19 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

It’s a nifty scenario....Assad with Russian, Iranian, and Jihad advisers, and the Syrian rebels with American advisers. You can just sense some mess about to happen, which Mr Clean doesn’t clean up this kind of mess.


7 posted on 06/16/2013 6:57:26 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Brad from Tennessee
MANPADS. Another product brought to you by the makers of the "Bro", the bra for men.


8 posted on 06/16/2013 6:59:55 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Dalberg-Acton; 2banana

From the article, they’re looking at the Mistral system. It’s probably better than the Grail, but maybe not as good as the Stinger or Igla. Nevertheless, a very dangerous weapon, considering the elements among the ‘rebels.’


9 posted on 06/16/2013 7:00:57 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Absolutely confirmed. They already have them. Watch the video. Turn down the volume because they are not speaking English.

Proof that the Syrian Rebels already have Highly Sophisticated and Operational Manpads

Can you say Benghazi anyone ? The House of Saud is now going to provide cover for the US government illegally running highly sophisticated weapon systems through Benghazi to Al Qeada linked terrorists.

10 posted on 06/16/2013 7:04:57 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: GeronL
How long before our planes are getting shot down by Assad’s forces with Russian advisors?

Our planes are just as likely to get shot down by the rebel forces. They have Al Qeada amongst them and they want the WMD components intact.

11 posted on 06/16/2013 7:06:49 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: pepsionice

Will need a lot of Pine-Sol to cover the smell from that mess


12 posted on 06/16/2013 7:07:40 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

[I wonder where the Saudis get their missiles from. Could it be the USA?]

Turkey manufactures Stingers under license with the U.S. The Saudis have enough money to buy just about anything.


13 posted on 06/16/2013 7:08:58 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: justa-hairyape

Found this from same outfit:

https://twitter.com/alasalawatanmya/status/336043897295867904


14 posted on 06/16/2013 7:16:03 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The main thing is to get the best missiles available to the “freedom fighters” in Syria. /sarc


15 posted on 06/16/2013 7:17:23 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Dang. Hope the Mexican drug cartel does not see that video.


16 posted on 06/16/2013 7:25:32 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: cardinal4

Probably not Hezbollah (Iranian-backed, Shiite). On the other hand, Al-Qaeda is Sunni, as are the Saudis, and most Muslims in Kenya and Indonesia. So Obama’s decision to help Al-Qaeda in Syria and elsewhere is consistent with his bowing to the Saudi king.


17 posted on 06/16/2013 7:33:00 PM PDT by Ragnar54 (Obama replaced Osama as America's worst enemy and Al Qaeda's financier)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

hey Saudis, y’all are freakazoids, get lost, take a long walk off a short pier


18 posted on 06/16/2013 7:33:44 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

We laugh now. But this will end up being a full regional war like the World hasn’t seen for 40 to 45 years in the Near east. I predict sometime mid 2014 it’ll be on. The US - we arm both sides usually - gotta look behind the curtain and far enough this has been the case. Only this time there is a little thing like Abraham’s blessing or cursing that we’ll be judged according to.


19 posted on 06/16/2013 7:42:26 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The Saudis are the folks ruling Obama.


20 posted on 06/16/2013 8:38:04 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Well what ever his masters want they’ll receive.
Obammy will give bend over and kiss the GODless Saudi dogs ass.


21 posted on 06/17/2013 4:20:26 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: boycott
The Saudis are the folks ruling Obama Washington D.C.

There, fixed it for you.

22 posted on 06/17/2013 9:08:38 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Anti-Aircraft Missiles for Al Qaeda.

What could possibly go wrong?


23 posted on 06/17/2013 9:28:04 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

On another thread re: what the zero was going to do about Syria I was going to post, it’s up to the Saudi’s. So I’ll say it here. He will only do what the Saudi’s want.


24 posted on 06/17/2013 12:11:28 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: pepsionice

>>>It’s a nifty scenario....Assad with Russian, Iranian, and Jihad advisers, and the Syrian rebels with American advisers. You can just sense some mess about to happen, which Mr Clean doesn’t clean up this kind of mess.<<<

Why have you placed ‘Jihad advisers’ on Assad’s side?


25 posted on 06/18/2013 9:35:42 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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