Europe Blog -- Saturday, Feb, 6, 2016
Informed sources revealed that Riyadh [Saudi Arabia] is holding training courses for 150,000 Saudi, Sudanese, Egyptian and Jordanian forces to prepare them for war in Syria.The Saudi sources told the CNN channel that the 150,000-strong army is now stationed in Saudi Arabia and will soon be dispatched to Syria.
They also said that Morocco, Turkey, Bahrain, the UAE and Qatar will also deploy their forces to Syria through the Turkish borders, and Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei will dispatch mercenaries to Saudi Arabia too.
PressTV -- Saudi military intervention in Syria amounts to war: Russian deputy -- Feb 5, 2016
A Russian deputy has warned Saudi Arabia that any military ground operation in Syria without the Damascus government's consent amounts to a declaration of war.
"Syria has to give official consent, to invite, otherwise it will be a war. The same applies to international law," Pavel Krasheninnikov, the head of the State Duma committee, told Interfax on Friday.
Krasheninnikov said that by promising a ground operation in Syria Riyadh now "intends to send troops to the territory of a sovereign state essentially without declaring a war."
Saudi Arabia on Thursday voiced readiness to participate in any ground operations in Syria if the US-led coalition allegedly targeting terrorists decides to start such operations.
US State Department spokesman John Kirby also welcomed the Saudi decision.
PressTV -- Bahrain ready for Syria deployment under Saudi lead: Diplomat -- Feb 6, 2016
link to www.presstv.ir
The tiny Persian Gulf state of Bahrain says it is ready to deploy ground forces to Syria under the Saudi leadership as foreign-backed militants are losing ground in the face of the Syrian army advances.
Well, the Russians could just start smashing Saudi Arabia's oil rigs with conventional cruise missiles. So this war threat could just be vain talk. (The Russian oil profits would increase with the increased oil prices, too.) But somebody in Washington is likely to call a halt to this insanity.