Saudi Arabia reveals country's ballistic missiles
Udi Etzion
Published: 01.05.14, 21:26
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1. The Chinese missiles gave Israeli designed chips, Mossad
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.01.14)
is on top of it and knows everything.
stude ham   (05.01.14)
wow... these Saudis are real gluttons.
3. S. Arabia purchased nuclear warheads from Pakistan
Israeli   (05.01.14)
S. Arabia already purchased nuclear warheads from Pakistan. As for now, they keep the warheads at Pakistan, but when necessary, they will ship and put them on the missiles in S. Arabia. If the US will not stop Iran's nuclear weapon, the Middle East will be full with fanatic Muslim regimes carrying ballistic nuclear missiles. Egypt and Turkey will be the next countries to acquire nuclear missiles to balance the Saudi power over the Arab world.
4. Obama is losing another American ally
CJK   (05.01.14)
obama has lost egypt, has turned lybia into an islamist stronghold, has allowed syria to become a failed state where al qaeda fights with shia terrorists and colloborates in the syrian genocide. now he has lost saudi arabia as a strategic ally of the united states. obama has given the keys to the middle east to putin's russia and his actions have led to the current catastrophe in the ukraine. putin knows that obama will not stand by allies and has therefore concluded that he can take what he wants in eastern europe. the obama regime is convinced that it can bully israel with the help of its european partners. however, israel is no longer a weak state. one day, israel might decide that the alliance with a hostile american administration is not worth the bother and the constant humiliation and bullying.
5. 1 not mine.
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.01.14)
6. Lack of Trust
Joe Mevorah ,   Lincoln, USA   (05.01.14)
I want to congratulate the Obama administration for bringing theSaudis and the Istaelis closer together to possibly fight a common enemy-Iran. Nice going Washington D.C. this situation couldn't have been scripted any better. Both these countries know that they cannot depend on the U.S.
7. The Chinese missiles have Israeli designed chips, Mossad
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.02.14)
is on top of it and knows everything.
8. no. 5 - common not yours, you spread all crazy conspiracies
9. #6
Israel and Saudi Arabia are not "close together". Saudi Arabia is still a jihadist apartheid regime that hates Jews and will destroy Israel when they can. The problem when they saw how Obama supported the Brotherhood in Egypt and Ahmadinejad in Iran, they realized they need to get some protection for themselves. When historians discuss why Obama was the worst president ever, some will say because he single-handedly destroyed nuclear nonproliferation.
10. #4 - CJK delusions
spyguy ,   seattle usa   (05.02.14)
CJK - Please tell us, IN DETAIL, what the US could have done different with Egypt, Libya, Syria, etc. In the REAL WORLD, it is impossible for any outside organization to impose its will on any country without massive force, which means lots of dead oppressors. Are you willing to die for your rants or are you one of those that yell and shout with no real answers other than getting lots of other killed. BTW - Israel is NOT as strong as you think it is and when the US walks away from the ME, you will better understand just how powerless Israel is. Be real care calling for lots of deaths because it could come home to you in ways you don't understand.
11. #3 - the nukes are very probably in SA already
spyguy ,   seattle usa   (05.02.14)
There is a very high probability that the Paki nukes are already in Saudi Arabia. The US, Russia, China and Israel know, but for various reasons are keeping quiet. One of the reasons is if it becomes public, the whole "Iran is a bad guy" meme falls apart. part of the reason the US is trying to contain the Iran nuclear program and get the best deal they can right now is they know the Saudi nukes can not remain secret for much longer.
12. The DF-3 is a very obsolete
spyguy ,   seattle usa   (05.02.14)
liquid fueled IRBM. Liquid fueled missiles have long launch times, which is why they are no longer used. As the article notes, the Saudis now have DF-21 state-of-the-art Solid fuel MRBM missiles which can launch in less than 5 minutes and can also carry nukes.
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