Is Press TV Hoaxing Again on Saudi-NATO Invasion Plans

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A general view of a NATO meeting in Brussels on December 1, 2015 ©AFP
A general view of a NATO meeting in Brussels on December 1, 2015 ©AFP

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Saudi Arabia are reportedly set to discuss Riyadh’s proposal for troop deployment to Syria under the pretext of fighting Takfiri Daesh terrorists.

Saudi media quoted NATO sources as saying on Monday that Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman is scheduled to attend the Western military alliance’s meetings in Brussels this week to hold talks on Riyadh’s plan for ground intervention into Syria.

The meetings will be attended by member states of the US-led coalition purportedly striking Daesh positions.

The participants are also slated to exchange views on the performance of the 34-strong coalition formed by the Saudi regime last December with the declared aim of fighting “global terrorism,” according to Saudi Arabia’s news 24 website.

Last week, military officials in Saudi Arabia announced that kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria if the US-led coalition, which claims to be targeting terrorists in Syria, decides to start such operations.

Although swiftly welcomed by allies like the United States, the proposal was met with huge criticism from Syria and Damascus’ allies.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem condemned the initiative, saying “coffins” await any aggressor in the country “whether they be Saudis or Turks.”

Russia has also warned Saudi Arabia that any military ground operation in Syria without the Damascus government’s consent amounts to a declaration of war. Moscow also says NATO is to blame for the collapse of peace talks and growing tensions in the Arab state.

Saudi Arabia, along with members of the Washington-led alliance, has been the staunch supporters of the Takfiri militants operating to overthrow the Damascus government since early 2011.

A recent report published by the Soufan Group, a New York-based think tank which provides strategic and security intelligence services, said around 2,500 terrorists currently involved in the deadly militancy in Syria and Iraq are Saudi Arabian nationals.

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2 Responses to "Is Press TV Hoaxing Again on Saudi-NATO Invasion Plans"

  1. Worker Bee  February 9, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Cannot see a war between Saudi and Russia lasting long, as the Saudi military would likely depose the Royal Family to save their own skins from the Russians.

  2. Danshee  February 8, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Well, no problem at all ! Russia will then gleefully just announce any movements by these troops must be communicated to us four days in advance and they must wear pinky dresses with large red dots so our naturally very limited observation capabilities can positively exclude all and any mis-identifications. Otherwise it could come to tragic VERY large scale losses due to mis-identification. Any time these troops then move they will be greated by air lifted Syrian Special Forces: “Hi Guys what’s up ?” and follow them every step HeHeHe !
    Of course this talks are only meant to strengthen the resolve of the now quivering mercenary forces north of Aleppo. The sad aspect of it all is, that almost all of this ‘Saudi’ troops are dirt cheap (cannonfodder) mercenaries who enlist for some crumbs and receive a four week training course (=nothing). They will run as soon an ISIS Fighter stares at them or sneezes. In case they have a vector which is not liked bring up heavy earth moving equipment and mine the area. When they arrive – “To bad we started two days ago to mine the area heavily, but the notebook we stored the locations crashed some minutes ago, so we need engineers to clear them out, really pal, very bad luck”.

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