Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saudi-Led Coalition Intends To Join Fighting In Iraq, Syria

What a mess.
From the Baghdad Post:

Int'l coalition seeks to liberate Mosul, Raqqa - Saudi official
Major General Ahmed Assiri
The international coalition against terrorism seeks to liberate Iraq's Mosul and Syria's Raqqa from the control of Daesh terrorist group, said spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition Major General Ahmed Assiri.

The Arab coalition has coordinated military plans with the US Central Command (CENTCOM), Assiri said Sunday on the sidelines of a meeting held in Saudi Arabia and comprising the countries participating in the anti-Daesh coalition.

The conferees discussed means of upgrading coordination among representatives of the coalition countries and promoting the US-led coalition efforts to "paralyze" Daesh capabilities.

The meeting was held at the level of Chiefs of General Staff of 14 countries, namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, the US, Turkey, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Nigeria and Malaysia. 
If interested see also al-Arabiya:    

And in 2016: 
Pakistan Threatens To Wipe Iran Off the Face of The Earth If Saudi Arabia Threatened

There are quite a few more but you get the point. In the words of the eminent philosopher-analyst Eeyore:
"It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily.
"So it is."
"And freezing."
"Is it?"
"Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately."