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Against Russia? Saudi Invasion in Syria ‘Would Be Beneficial for US'

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Saudi Arabia recently announced its readiness to deploy its elite soldiers in Syria.

Washington is happy about such move as it would give US a good opportunity to curb Russian influence in the region, German newspaper Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (DWN) reported.

According to the newspaper, the US government wants to prevent Russia from playing a dominant role in the Middle East.

How many soldiers Riyadh is ready to deploy, remains unclear. A certainty is, however, that the invasion of Saudi Arabia would aggravate the situation in the region, the article said.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem earlier stated that any invasion by the Saudis would be considered an act of aggression. Saudi soldiers would return home in coffins, the minister said at a conference in Damascus.

"In fact, the Saudis who support several terrorist groups in Syria together with the US are especially interested to overthrow President Assad. The Americans, in turn, want to prevent Russians from playing the main part in the reorganization in Syria," the newspaper wrote.

Russians and Syrians have recently achieved a major breakthrough in Aleppo. Their joint efforts resulted in the elimination of hundreds of terrorists and their infrastructure.

However, German Chancellor Angela Merkel blamed Russia for a new wave of refugees: the German leader accused Moscow of bombing civilian objects, however, without providing any concrete evidence.

According to DWN, many people indeed have started to increasingly leave the combat zones in the last few months. However, such a tendency is related to the brutality of various terrorist groups, rather than Russia's military operation in the country.

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  • Matrix 68
    If the Saudis move in against Russia they're gonna get crushed. It will be open aggression against Syria and Russia. Iran will also send more forces to do fight the Saudis, something they'd be only happy to do. USA thinks they can distract Russia here or any other theater they got another thing coming. Did you see their command center in Moscow or the Ops center in Hmeymim air base? US is gonna get an *** whupping.
  • To send a 100k+ troops via the Suez,etc,etc to S Turkey?!! The obese camel humpers can organise 20 sword dancers at the most, its a joke.
  • Another author pretending that NATO and allies aren't in this up to their necks, all working together. All states controlled by a single master.
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    This is a strategic gift to the last and bravest defenders of Christendom, Preisdent Putin and President Assad who as defender of the birthplace and ancient archives of that faith though Muslim sees his duty to the future of civilization and his people clearly and does it.

    It might be of interest that President Assad is one of history's few battlefield presidents. He is right in the middle of it all not directing the fighting from the comfort of a Cote d'Azur luxury hotel or from the safety of the French Alps.

    I have a ten-buck bet on with a friend that the Turks and Saudis will do exactly nothing of what they claim the intent of their unlawful invasion is about but instead push south, by-the-right-flank march, then move on Israel through the Golan Heights during the night.

    Hopefully they will file through the several mountain passes in that region. What a "turkey shoot" that would be for aerial bombardiers, better than the Hawker Typhoon and Hawker Tempest slaughterfest at the Falaise Gap.
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    The only--and profoundly remote--chance the Turks and Saudis have is if they linked up with their proxies and employees, Daesh. May the spirit of Saladin go before and guide the lawful Syrian forces.
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