Tarissez la pompe et le turban ne sera plus aussi blanc...
How to safeguard US Jobs with Arab Funds, desperately needed for development and Jobs in the Arab World....? Keep buying US Arms which we don't even know how to use properly....that's Saudi Zion Arabia.....
Who Will Replace Saudi Arabia’s Crypto-Zionist Elderly Leaders?
Virtually everyone in line for the throne in Saudi Arabia is over 80, utterly corrupt to the core and completely ignorant of the world around them.... Experts believe that these “elders” will only be able to control the country for a few more years. It is unclear who will rule after 2020.....and if there will be one country left to rule....since it is a candidate for being dismembered too by CIA/MOSSAD killers/assassins.....
It is possible that Islamists who support bin Laden will take power. Meanwhile, no issue affecting the international community’s relations with the Arab Muslim world can be managed without Saudi Arabia’s involvement. A great deal depends on who is at the country’s helm....
Pravda.Ru’s correspondent asked Sergei Demidenko, an expert at the Institute of Strategic Studies and Analysis, to comment on the situation.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia plays a key role in the Arab Muslim world,” he said. “Egypt, the challenger for leadership of the region, clearly falls short of Saudi Arabia in terms of its economy. The Kingdom is the leader of OPEC and one of the world’s main oil producing countries. Only Pakistan with its nuclear bomb and Turkey have a comparable degree of influence, and not even they match up. Then too, the most important Muslim shrines are located in Saudi Arabia, at Mecca and Medina.”
— Saudi Arabia has often been accused of supporting Western Intelligence agencies' Islamists....and Al-CIAda....Fateh Al-Islam and the Sunni Resistance in IRAQ...... If so, why doesn’t the international community react...? [Because the so-called International community are a bunch of cowards obviously, why don't they ask for reciprocity in building Churches in Arabia for decades now....?]
— Saudi Arabia often plays a destructive role by sending Islamic militants to other parts of the world, and it also provides funding for radical organizations outside its borders. Of course, it does this indirectly to avoid irritating the Americans, through a system of special funds. The goal is to protect itself against the volatile Islamist masses and channel their activities towards, for example, Lebanon, Fath Al-Islam...etc,Iraq, Balkans, Chechnya, Pakistan, or Afghanistan. And the international community does nothing because, first of all, everyone knows about it and is worried by Saudi Arabia’s influence in the Muslim world, and second, they’re afraid of losing lucrative Saudi arms and oil contracts.
— Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy. With that system of government can it modernize?
— Right now we’re seeing only a few glimmers of change, limited to minor concessions in domestic politics. For example, women are being given a more active role, including the right to vote. These changes aren’t revolutionary at all and are more indicative of the games being played within the ruling clans of the Saudi Crypto-Zionist royal family.
They’re simply making no effort to modernize the country. That’s partly due to the extreme age of the members of the ruling dynasty. In fact, virtually everyone in line for the throne is over 80. That includes the Crown Prince (83), who may succeed the current King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud. We can assume that they’ll be able to control the country for another 10 years. It’s difficult to predict who will replace them.
In any event, modernization is virtually impossible in an absolute monarchy, especially one as rigid as Saudi Arabia. The current regime actually preserves the existing feudal system, and it’s kept stable by revenues from oil sales. And what can you expect from a country which officially abolished slavery only in 1962?
How would you assess the state of relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia?
— They’ve never been especially warm. During Soviet times, we supported Saudi Arabia’s enemies, like Nasser’s Egypt or Hussein’s Iraq. On the other hand, Western countries had strong positions there. Especially the United States and Great Britain.
It’s quite obvious now that closer relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia would be in our strategic interest for shaping the dialogue with the Arab world. But Riyadh has no particular need of that. An abrupt warming of relations with Moscow would mean a deterioration in relations with its old strategic partner, Washington.
One reason for the lack of serious cooperation between our countries is that we have nothing to offer in terms of oil development that the Saudis find worthwhile. Everything there has long since been parceled out, and nobody wants to give up his share of that rich market.
— How about military-technical cooperation?
— In fact, we have nothing to offer Saudi Arabia except weapons. There have been several reports over the last two years that the Kingdom intends to buy billions of dollars worth of weapons from us. However, there’s nothing behind it. I don’t doubt that Riyadh says it’s prepared to buy weapons from us only to spook Washington and make the Americans more compliant on some issues. Including military-technical cooperation. The United States recently refused to sell Saudi Arabia some of its latest weapon systems, which irritated the King.
I think it’s possible that we may sell them something. After all, for a country that spends billions of dollars on defense, a few Russian weapons wouldn’t break the bank. But it wouldn’t change anything fundamentally. The Americans don’t intend to give up Saudi Arabia to anyone and withdraw from this strategically important region. And with Iran getting stronger, Riyadh has a vital need for American bases on its territory as a guarantee against attack. So our prospects for the Saudi market are cloudy.
— How stable is the Saudi regime and what does the future hold for the country?
Members of the royal family today don’t see Iran as their only major threat; they’re also worried about homegrown Islamists. That means they’re separated from their own people by a powerful security system. True, the Islamists have a very limited base within the country. After all, Saudi Arabia is essentially a fundamentalist Wahhabi state.
The only thing that radicals can reproach the king for is “selling out to the Americans.” But that can only appeal to a limited number of people. It clearly isn’t enough to cause the well-fed Saudis to rebel, and they make up the overwhelming majority of the country’s population.
However, ethnic and religious factors may cause problems for Riyadh. The main oil producing areas are in Shiite regions, and it’s common knowledge that Iran is supporting the Shiites. Therefore, it’s possible that under certain circumstances they could oppose the regime.
We should also remember that millions of non-Arabs live in the country. They include descendents of African slaves and immigrants from South Asia (Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, etc.). Considering that the Saudi Arabs have largely forgotten how to work and people from other countries do it for them, a conflict along social and ethnic lines could develop.
Still, the Saudi royal regime has a quite large safety margin due primarily to its enormous oil reserves and the low extraction costs: two to three dollars per barrel. And even if the price of crude oil drops to $20 per barrel, Saudi Arabia would still feel on top of the world. At least for the near future.
— And what does the future hold?
— The total dependence on oil sales could create problems in the future. The “black gold” could eventually dry up, or a substitute for it could be found. And then everything will change dramatically. Yemen is a typical example; its oil reserves weren’t as great as many had thought. The result has been economic decline, chaos and a permanent state of civil war.
Of course, Saudi Arabia has a powerful safety cushion—significant bank deposits from oil revenues. However, it’ll be difficult for the country to live on the interest, considering its enormous population growth rate (up to half a million people per year....
"...Saudi Arabia has long been the home and educator of many who today inspire and lead worldwide Islamist militancy (not least, Osama bin Laden). The country’s leaders nevertheless strive to show the world they are ‘modernizing’ and subduing domestic militancy—anything required to keep the country stable and oil production dependable.... foreigners should be wary of the smoke and mirrors game being played in the kingdom..... they also have the advantage of addressing an oil-buying clientele of nation states that want to believe the kingdom is stable. And while this hungry-for-good-news audience includes all Saudi-oil customers, it’s hard to imagine any being as hopeful that all’s well as Asia’s big economic powers: China, Japan, South Korea and India..... long-term Saudi domestic stability is essential for continued economic expansion.And today, on the surface, all really does seem well...Yet, while the Saudis have had some stability-protecting successes, there are straws in the wind to suggest importers of Saudi and Arab Peninsula oil shouldn’t take stability for granted.Last month, for example, Saudi Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Prince Naif claimed his ministry had stopped 230 of 240 planned terrorist attacks in the kingdom. Naif quickly passed over the startling incident total, and said citizens should be proud (but not complacent) about the record....Naif’s mild warning isn’t unlike those issued by Western leaders. But the fact is that the Saudis’ on-the-ground reality is more threatening than in most non-Muslim countries. After all, Prince Naif’s son, the deputy interior minister, has been the target of four unsuccessful assassination attempts. And despite the much-praised Saudi re-education system, recidivism exists at a time when the kingdom’s educational system is still mostly in the hands of strict Islamists. Riyadh’s ongoing weeding out of militant teachers has so far moved 2000 teachers to administrative positions since 2008 ‘for teaching radical views to students…(and) turning the mission of teaching into a tool for spreading radical and erroneous (religious) thought.’ Riyadh has also jailed 1,400 teachers found to be ‘sympathetic to al-Qaeda.....’ prior to being manipulated into joining the all powerful Al-CIAda.....That’s not all. The Saudi regime is also having trouble reducing the militancy of its large clerical community. Indeed, in June, a major Saudi-controlled daily said that ‘the consecutive successes scored by the security apparatus have not hidden the fact that (the Saudi regime’s) intellectual work has failed in its war against the terrorist organization [al-Qaeda].’ Another paper later said that in an ‘intellectual confrontation’ with militant Saudi scholars, the regime’s chance of prevailing is ‘nearly nonexistent.’Although the kingdom has a 20-member senior religious council—the Senior Scholars Authority—that’s charged with guiding the country’s religious life, Saudi universities have produced large numbers of qualified Islamist scholars over the past three decades, men whose militant words and writings now drive and justify jihadi activities in the kingdom and worldwide.Adding to the problem, the Saudi regime has sent many such scholars overseas to be imams (leaders) and teachers at Islamic schools and mosques in Europe, Africa, North America and the Muslim and partially Muslim states of Asia, especially Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. They are, of course, inculcating militancy in their congregations....the king’s decree signals the regime’s desperation. Trained Islamic scholars are viewed and respected by Muslims as the heirs of the Prophet Muhammad—their job is to make sure Muslim rulers implement only God’s law, and to defy them if they don’t. King Abdullah has upended this hallowed tradition by putting all religious authority in the hands of scholars he controls. He has, in essence, disenfranchised—theologically speaking—an enormous number of the Prophet’s heirs. By doing so, he has assured more, not less, scholarly opposition to al-Saud rule and has worsened the problem by driving the militant and now antagonized scholars underground... the Saudi regime is also confronting its failure to eradicate al-Qaeda’s presence in the kingdom, notwithstanding success in pre-empting attacks and jailing ‘several thousand’ of the group’s fighters and other Saudis involved in culling money and Internet operations for al-Qaeda.Saudi officials, journalists and professors admit al-Qaeda’s appeal in the kingdom is strong and may be growing, citing their special concern that al-Qaeda is succeeding with plans to recruit Saudi females....The threat to Riyadh, though, isn’t just from inside—al-CIAda and its anti-Saudi allies have made substantial progress in ‘surrounding’ Saudi Arabia and its oil-producing neighbors. Before the inside Job of 9/11, al-CIAda operatives had difficulty entering the kingdom from abroad, as well as in exiting after attacks. Indeed, much of Riyadh’s 2003-06 success in capturing large numbers of militants was due to its control of most entry and exit points.But this is no longer the case. Al-CIAda could still try to move fighters into the kingdom via official entry points, but there’s little reason to take the chance now. The post-9/11 growth of safe havens for al-CIAda and other Sunni Islamists in Yemen, Somalia and Iraq ensures that entry to the kingdom can be made safely on the Saudi-Iraq border, the Yemen-Saudi border and across the Red Sea from Somalia. And the reverse is also true—if al-CIAda is hard-pressed by Saudi security in the kingdom, it’s relatively quick and easy to retreat to secure safe havens in Iraq, Yemen and Somalia.Ultimately, this means that states that depend on secure Saudi oil production should take Riyadh’s well-publicized successes in stopping terror plots, jailing militants, ‘re-educating’ radicals and ‘controlling’ its community of militant scholars with a pinch of salt. In fact, the claims seem more the sign of a growing and intractable problem than a signal the security services have turned the tide in the regime’s favor.Countries counting on secure, long-term access to Saudi oil would do well to mull the words of Abd-al-Rahman al-Rashid, editor of the London-based, Saudi-controlled newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat. In June, al-Rashid warned that:"…This terrorist organization’s ability to infiltrate the closed society of Saudi women and its infiltration of the centre of Saudi provinces reveals that despite the arrests and hunts for hundreds of al-Qaeda elements, the organization is still active and is spreading like cancer.'To put it more bluntly, the all-is-well tune Riyadh is now playing for its oil customers may well, in the not-too-distant future, sound a lot more like whistling past the graveyard....."
Saudi Arabia with its petrodollars disseminates obscurantist Wahabi ideology around the world , which keeps Muslims backwards and ignorant .It has led to fatal attacks not only on Ahmedias and Kadianis ,even mainline Shias and Mohajirs in Pakistan .So Tehran retaliates by supporting Shias in Pakistan . Unless the Washington -Saud Dynasty-Wahabi Al-CIAda Axis is undone , Muslims will remain divided and backward , which suits the three members .US provides guarantee to Saudi Dynasty, which allows a free run to Wahabis and Al-CIAda in and outside Saudi Arabia..... , while Washington exploits Arab oil resources for its benefit....La Secte WahhabiteParmi les sectes étranges égarées, il en est une qui a mystérieusement émergé de la région du Najd en Arabie. Celle-ci dénonce tous ses rivaux Musulmans comme Mushrikūn (c.à.d. un peuple qui a blasphémé contre l’Unicité de Dieu), et continue à déclarer obligatoire de tuer tous ses rivaux. Les membres de cette secte Najdi Wahhabite ont créé une alliance avec le clan des Saoud en vue de contrôler le Najd, puis la terre Arabe du cœur de l’Islam qu’est le Hedjaz. Ils ont cherché à gagner le contrôle de la plaine du Hedjaz dans le but de la purifier de ce qu’ils considèrent comme du Chirk, et donc de restaurer l’Islam authentique. Lorsqu’ils ont réussi à gagner ce contrôle, ils ont procédé au massacre de milliers de Musulmans innocents.La raison d’être de l’émergence de cette mystérieuse alliance Saoudo-Wahhabite a été clairement dévoilée au moment où le clan Saoudien et la secte Wahhabite ont conspiré pour créer un état client Anglo-Américano-Saoudien en Arabie qu’ils ont audacieusement nommé Arabie Saoudite. Par ce procédé de création d’Etat client, ils ont détruit Dar al Islam (la terre d’Islam) et le Califat (c.à.d. l’état Khilafah) que le Prophète béni avait lui-même établi. Ils ont été dupé par le Dajjal dès lors que leur trahison envers l’Islam avait ouvert le chemin aux Gog et Magog vers l’accomplissement de leur rôle étrange décrit dans le Coran (al-Anbiyah’:95-96). L’alliance Saoudo-Wahhabite a aussi rejoint celle des Judéo-chrétiens d’Europe, les préférant ainsi à la solidarité fraternelle avec ceux qui ont proclamé leur foi en l’Islam.La consommation formelle et finale de ce marché mémorable avec le cœur même de l’Islam fut d’une importance critique telle pour l’alliance Judéo-chrétienne, qu’un président Américain avait voyagé lui-même à bord d’un navire de guerre pour rencontrer le Roi Saoudien. L’USS Murphy avait embarqué secrètement le Roi Abdul Aziz Ibn Saoud du port Arabe de Djeddah, pour l’emmener au Grand Lac Amer dans le Canal de Suez, où l’USS Quincy l’attendait avec à bord le Président des USA Roosevelt. Les deux dirigeants se sont rencontrés le 14 Février 1945 pour sceller leur alliance. Les Saoudo-Wahhabites récoltèrent les fruits amers de leur alliance à peine trois années plus tard, lorsque l’Etat d’Israël vit le jour et quand les USA furent fièrement le premier Etat à le reconnaitre.Le fait que l’alliance Américano-Saoudienne n’ait pas seulement survécu, mais aussi prospéré depuis cet événement cataclysmique de 1948 indique clairement que la secte Wahhabite est complice de la trahison de l’Islam.Aussi longtemps que l’alliance Saoudo-Wahhabite maintenait ses relations avec l’alliance Européenne Judéo-chrétienne qui dirigeait le monde ; il était impossible pour les Musulmans rassemblés ou non, de les déloger du contrôle sur le Hedjaz, les Haramayn ainsi que sur le Hajj. Le résultat prévisible fut que cette secte parvenue, clamant représenter la véritable religion de l’Islam avait effectivement joué un rôle crucial en livrant à l’alliance Judéo-chrétienne la capacité de diriger le monde de l’Islam tout entier. (Voir « Le Califat, le Hedjaz et l’Etat-Nation Saoudo-Wahhabite », http://www.imranhosein.org).Le Prophète Mohammad SWS avait clairement anticipé cette trahison lorsqu’il déclara à propos du Najd, dans un Hadith rapporté dans le Sahih de Boukhari, qu’il en émergerait des séismes, tentations et tribulations, ainsi que le « Qarn (époque ou siècle) de Satan » (le clan Saoudien ainsi que la tête de la secte Wahhabite sont tous deux apparus du Najd). Il y a eu tellement de débats au début de l’époque Islamique concernant la localisation géographique du Najd. Certains ont prétendu qu’il était situé en Irak plutôt qu’en Arabie. Cependant, assez de temps s’est aujourd’hui écoulé pour que l’on puisse affirmer sur la base de preuves que la prédiction du Prophète béni a déjà été accomplie. Les courageux combattants d’Irak ont lancé une magnifique lutte armée pour libérer ce territoire de l’occupation Américano-israélienne tandis que les gouvernants politiques et religieux (originaires du Najd) d’Arabie Saoudite ont servilement et religieusement préservé leur «alliance satanique» avec ces oppresseurs.Une caractéristique curieuse de la pensée religieuse Wahhabite à l’ère moderne est son insistance sur une interprétation littérale des versets du Coran ainsi que des hadiths qui traitent du sujet des «Signes de la Dernière Heure». En conséquence, les savants Wahhabites (à quelques exceptions près) restent handicapés par une méthodologie qui les rend incapables de pénétrer et d’interpréter correctement les allégories religieuses, et donc la réalité du Dajjal, ainsi que des Gog et Magog à l’époque moderne. D’autre part, les savants religieux Chiites ont l’air d’avoir d’avantage la volonté d’interpréter les allégories du Coran et des Hadiths, nous espérons donc les trouver plus réceptifs que les autres aux interprétations qu’ils trouveront dans ce livre....مشكلة كبيرة مع عودته الى السعودية.باحث سعودي: عودة بندر بن سلطان تنذر بخطر كبير
اعتبر باحث سعودي ان عودة الامير بندر بن سلطان مؤشر خطير على ان هناك مؤامرات تدبر ضد دول المنطقة، مؤكدا ان مراسم الاستقبال له في السعودية كان مبرمجا ومدبرا من قبل.
وقال محمد المسعري الباحث في الشؤون السعودية في تصريح خاص لقناة العالم الاخبارية الاثنين : ان عودة الامير بندر تدل على ضعف آل سعود وقوة الادارة الاميركية داخل الاسرة الحاكمة، مؤكدا انها مؤشر خطر على السعودية بشكل خاص والمنطقة بشكل عام.
واضاف: ان هذه العودة تظهر ان كبار الامراء السعوديين والملك عبدالله نفسه في درجة من الضعف انهم لا يستطيعون فرض هيبة الدولة على اوساط الامراء الصغار امثال بندر.
واعتبر المسعري ان بندر رجل الصهيونية العالمية ورجل المحافظين الجدد ورجوعه خطر مميت ليس على السعودية والبلاد العربية والاسلامية فحسب بل على آل سعود انفسهم.
واضاف: في الحقيقه هو صهيوني يهودي خالص ولعله كان متورطا بعملية الانقلاب ضد عمه بمشاركة وتوجيه اميركي لكن واشنطن لم تعرف انه لا يستطيع القيام بالمهام الذي تريد ان يقوم بها بندر في المنطقة.
كما اعتبر الباحث السعودي ان مراسم الاستقبال لبندر في السعودية كان مبرمجا ومدبرا وقال: ان تمثيلية الاستقبال في المطار اجريت بدقة واحكام حتى لا يكشف انه كان معتقلا او متخفيا في سوريا، مشيرا الى غياب كبار الامراء عن هذا المراسم.
ناشط سعودي: الامير بندر عاد ليلعب دورا خططت له واشنطن
اعتبر ناشط سعودي ان الامير بندر بن سلطان عاد بعد فترة غياب ليلعب دورا بطلب من الادارة الاميركية في المرحلة القادمة، مؤكدا ان ذلك يشكل خطرا على الهدوء والاستقرار في المنطقة.
وقال الباحث والكاتب السياسي السعودي فؤاد ابراهيم في تصريح خاص لقناة العالم الاخبارية الاثنين : ان الامير بندر شخصية عادية واعلامية بشكل عام لكنه شخصية ذهبية من الناحية الاميركية لانه مارس اكبر الادوار اهمية في الشرق الاوسط والعالم خلال 3 عقود الماضية.
واوضح ابراهيم ان غياب وعودة بندر بن سلطان ليس عاديا لانه ارتبط بصفقة مقاتلات الافاكس في عام 1980 وبقضية ايران كونترا في اميركا اللاتينية عام 1986 ومحاولة اغتيال القيادات الدينية بما فيها المرجع الراحل السيد محمد حسين فضل الله وحرب الخليج الفارسي الاولى والثانية وقضية جماعة فتح الاسلام في لبنان وتنظيم القاعدة في العراق وغيرها من القضايا.
واشار الى عدم اصدار بيان رسمي حول غيابه وقال: كان غياب الامير بندر يتطلب اصدار بيان رسمي من جانب الاسرة السعودية الحاكمة او مجلس الامن الوطني بشان مرضه المحتمل ونفي الاتهامات بمحاولته الانقلاب ضد عمه خصوصا وان آل سعود يصدر في العادة بيانات بشان امراض امراءه.
واعتبر ان عدم اصدار البيان يوضح ان غياب الامير بندر كان بسبب حدوث مشكلة كبيرة داخل الاسرة الحاكمة وعودته توحي بان ثمة مشكلة كبيرة سوف تقع في المرحلة القادمة، مؤكدا ان الروايات المنتشرة حول غياب الامير بندر تسبب اهتزازا لصورة آل سعود على المستوى الدولي.
وحول الروايات التي تنتشر حول غياب الامير بندر اوضح ابراهيم ان اشهرها انه كان ضالعا في محاولة انقلاب ضد عمه الملك عبدالله ما ادى الى اعتقاله واخضاعه للاقامة الجبرية في الرياض ومنعه من السفر.
كما اشار الى ان بندر يعاني من الادمان على الكحول وقد خضع للعلاج في فترات محددة.
وقال كما يقال ان الامير بندر بقي خارج السعودية بين المغرب وفرنسا بعد فشل محاولة الانقلاب وذلك حسب اتفاق بين الملك عبدالله والامير سلطان.
The United States is clearing out and leaving its Sunni Arab allies in a lurch....The United States is trying to get back into a position where the natural Arab-Persian divide in the region balances itself out.....LOL...Hence all the desperate attempts of CIA/MOSSAD of igniting a generalized FITNA....[ sectarian proxy wars...]All GCC states are far from warriors.... In spite of all the state-of-the-art equipment the United States floods into countries like Zionist Saudi Arabia, the Saudi military severely lacks the leadership, ethos, training and doctrine to proficiently and coherently employ any of these systems...., even the systems severely downgraded on purpose by USA's ZOG.... The Persian Gulf states’ dependence on Washington is what allows the United States to militarily and stealthily...entrench itself in the region's armies and intelligence services for decades.....
Saudi Resistance fighters to be......LOL
Despite a new $60 billion arms package, fundamental challenges for the Saudi military remain. Before Saudi Arabia undertakes significant reforms of its military training and doctrine and tackles manpower issues, it will be unable to use any of he new hardware effectively.....LOL....Analysis
The U.S. government formally notified Congress on Oct. 20 of a $60 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia. The package, which includes both combat aircraft and military helicopters, is considerable and will provide the Saudis with even more of some of the most modern fighter jets in the entire region. Militarily, however, Riyadh’s challenge is not a matter of hardware: Saudi Arabia already fields a broad spectrum of some of the highest-end and most modern military equipment in the region. Instead, its challenge is fielding that hardware. With deliveries years away, the new deal will do little to balance the resurgent Iranian regime in the near-term, and prolongs Saudi Arabia’s heavy dependence on U.S. defense support.
The new package, which will reinforce the quality and quantity of Saudi military hardware over the course of the next two decades, will include:
- 84 new-build and more modern variants of the F-15S combat fighter aircraft.
- The upgrade of 70 existing Saudi F-15S to this new standard.
- 70 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters.
- 72 UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters.
- 36 AH-6i light attack-reconnaissance helicopters.
- 12 light training helicopters.
- Associated armaments, including air-to-air and air-to-ground ordnance (including 1,000 “bunker-buster” bombs designed to penetrate hardened and deeply buried facilities).
The Boeing Co. in particular along with Sikorsky stand to benefit significantly from the deal in the next two decades. Past Saudi defense purchases have not simply added newer and newer defense equipment to an already-modern military, they have also created significant training, maintenance and doctrinal issues for which the Saudis are ill-equipped to handle.
Like many Gulf Arab states, the Saudi regime has long feared its own military more than any external threat. The Saudis have relied upon the United States to deter and defend against external threats. As such, while military interests receive generous allotments of money and modern defense hardware, they have lacked the organization and leadership to employ that equipment effectively. In many cases, they have been kept deliberately weak doctrinally and institutionally to prevent them from becoming capable of mounting a coup.
This means that when the British agreed to sell Saudi Arabia 72 Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, the Saudis were buying more jet fighters the Royal Saudi Air Force could not employ effectively. They were adding an enormous additional burden in terms of the training, maintenance and doctrinal work required to integrate the Typhoons into an air force with too many aircraft and too few pilots and commanders.
Ultimately, with or without this latest deal, the issue for Riyadh is whether there will be any concurrent shift in leadership, manpower, training and institutional organization to begin to craft a cadre of military professionals capable of wielding existing and new defense hardware competently. The immaturity of Saudi training and doctrine and underlying issues with manpower are pervasive. Such issues can take a generation to even begin to resolve. Without the simultaneous reform of the Saudi military itself, this sale will continue to provide Riyadh with an impressive array of hardware it will have difficulty employing anything effectively.
Unlike before, however, Riyadh’s Zionist perspective on reform has begun to change significantly as a result of the Saudi military’s challenges in managing cross-border issues with Yemen’s al-Houthi rebels. The Saudi government continues to worry that the insurgency and al-CIAda....run by MOSSAD in Yemen....with DOZENS of COVERT Israeli NAVY Commandos roaming YEMEN....many of Jewish Yemeni origin.... in the Arabian Peninsula will spill across the border in greater numbers. This is not a fight that requires the latest F-15, but it is one that requires the Saudi military to function professionally. After the Saudi military’s underwhelming/Pathetic.... performance against the al-Houthi rebels, a push for meaningful reform has gained strength.
Similarly, without a strong Iraq likely to emerge any time soon, the United States is in need of a counterbalance to a resurgent Iran. While Saudi Arabia is not in a position to play that role, comprehensive military reform and an effective military could significantly alter the military balance in the region. Unfortunately for both Washington and Riyadh, even if done exceptionally well, this is a generational process — so meaningful improvement is years away at best. Still, if the new hardware purchase is accompanied with serious reform, then in the years ahead, the Saudi military might become a significant force. Until then, for all its military hardware, Saudi Arabia will remain utterly weak in terms of defense.....
Origins of the Israeli-Saudi Alliance.....
....This is from an unpublished (unclassified) American government study of the subject. It states: "An actual Israeli support of the Saudi-Imamate causes probably began prior to any direct meetings between representatives of the two governments and the Yemeni Royalist movement...This study has been able to trace at least two locations of direct Saudi-Israeli meetings which began at two distinct phases in the Yemeni civil war. The first traceable set of meetings began in March of 1963 in India. Indian sources reported that an official of the Saudi Embassy in India, Ahmad Allalah Al-Qadi, began frequenting the Israeli consulate in Bombay.... According to Arab (Egyptian) sources, Crown Prince Faisal ordered the Saudi official's meetings in reaction to the two Arab nationalist coups in Baghdad and Damascus in February and March 1963 that removed anti-Nasser governments from power in each state...The focus of the Israeli-Saudi talks were the prospects for Israel dropping arms for the Royalist tribal forces as well as Israel providing military intelligence regarding Egyptian army movements and capabilities to both the Saudis and Yemenis. Israeli and Yemeni representatives met directly, either upon their own initiative, or under Saudi auspices, during this period. An Imamate delegate visited Israel in March 1963 at the same time that the Saudi embassy official began visiting the Israeli consulate in Bombay...However, other Israeli sources disclosed that unmarked Israeli planes made over a dozen and perhaps as many as twenty flights from Djibouti to drop arms over Royalist areas in late 1962 and most of 1963. The second confirmed set of Saudi-Israeli meetings occurred in Europe and began in 1965. In a highly unusual manner, former Israeli ambassador to Great Britain (1965-1970) Aharon Remez, made mention of his, and other high Israeli officials, continuous contacts with "Arab leaders from Saudi Arabia and Jordan" in a 1983 newspaper interview. In neither the original Kol Ha'ir (August 12, 1983) newspaper article nor subsequent interview did the former ambassador reveal the contents of the meetings, except to say that "not much came out of these, but they were very eye opening." In all subsequent interviews Remez stated that he feared that it was still early early to talk about the meetings. However, other (military) sources, claim that AMAN, the Saudi Defense Ministry and the security branches of Iran, including SAVAK as well as the Iranian Ministry of Defense, were in constant contact with one another even following the Israeli victory in June 1967. One source asserts that Moshe Dayan was the key intermediary with the Saudi defense establishment who soon shifted their focus of concern toward other areas of the Arabian Peninsula, such as the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen..." (pp. 23-25 from the unpublished, unclassified secret US government study).
You may read on the subject from a published source in Clive Jones, Britain and the Yemen Civil War....