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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:26 PM

'Saudi weapons' seen at Syria rebel base

Source: BBC News

BBC News has uncovered evidence that weapons intended for the Saudi military have been diverted to Syrian rebels.

Three crates from an arms manufacturer - addressed to Saudi Arabia - have been seen in a base being used by rebel fighters in the city of Aleppo.

How the small crates reached Aleppo is unknown, and the BBC was not allowed to film their contents. Saudi Arabia has refused to comment on the matter.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19874256

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:45 PM

1. Anybody whose been following the events already knows this. Sunni Muslims back the "rebels"

(whoever they really are) against the Shia (in this case the Alawite Shia regime of Assad).

That the Saudis have been helping isn't a secret.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:53 PM

2. No big surprise.

The Saudi's want a pipeline to the west and the Mediterranean.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:56 PM

3. US should stay out of this

O and Hilary seem to know it, too

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Response to wordpix (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:07 PM

4. The US is already involved under direct orders from Obama.

That is also not a secret.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/02/us-usa-syria-obama-order-idUSBRE8701OK20120802

We're backing the Sunni Muslim side (Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt etc.) against the Shia side (Syria, Iran).

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:21 PM

5. On the Shia side

you missed out Iraq where they've always been the majority.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:51 PM

8. And Azerbaijan and Bahrain (and others). I was simply pointing out some of the "largest" actors

in the Syrian crisis.

But you are 100% correct. There are other majority Shia Islamic countries that will be sucked into the vortex if this conflict devolves into a wider regional conflict.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:38 PM

6. Alewites (Shia), are a minority in Syria

Sunnis are the greatest population segment in the Country.

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Response to formercia (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:52 PM

9. Very true. And if they lose, they will be slaughtered so they have a LOT of incentive to fight nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:25 PM

7. Saudi Arabia isn't going to be happy that material proof has been exposed of their meddling.

 

I'm sure Syria will repay them for it down the road.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:51 PM

10. The Saudis are supporting Sunni interests not Shia

and a war between Sheikhs of Arabia and Persia's Iran
have been going on for awhile

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Response to lovuian (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:50 AM

12. Not just Sunni interests, but Salafist interests...

What an absolute clusterfrak Syria has become.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:27 AM

11. Saudi v Iran proxy war.

Oh what fun.

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