Saudi Arabia has set up a Joint Operations HQ with Turkey in anticipation of an invasion and are boasting that the Russians will fail to protect Syria’s President Bashar al Assad.
As the Turkish army enters Syria, Saudi Arabia steps up the rhetoric by threatening an invasion of Syria, a country that has been ravaged by years of civil war following the Arab Revolution of 2011.
Russia Insider reports: Saudis step up their rhetoric as Turkey shells Syria for second straight day:
According to reports (not in English, but we will try to dig up a proper translation as soon as possible), Saudi Arabia has created an operations room with Turkey, in preparation for a joint assault on Syria. The report also claims that military planes from the United Arab Emirates are now stationed at Incirlik airbase in Turkey — the same base where Saudi jets were recently deployed.
The Saudis have yet to join the fight, but they certainly are confident about their military prospects. According to an Al Jazeera correspondent:
It’s still unclear exactly how Saudi Arabia (or Turkey) would launch an invasion without being immediately decimated. They’re probably hoping that Russia, Iran or Syria will fire the first shot, giving Turkey the ability to call in the US or even NATO under Article 5.
A Jordanian official confirmed that the country will not participate in any Turkish- or Arab-led Syrian invasion unless mandated by the United Nations, led by western forces and coordinated with Russia.
“Jordan is not going to send ground forces into Syria unless these troops are led by Americans and British,” the Jordanian official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “We have very long borders with Iraq and Syria which are more than 550 kilometers. Any ground troops including Jordanian forces should be sent after a UN approval and after full coordination with Russia.”