As a shaky ceasefire agreement is set to take hold in Syria on February 27, the threat of a NATO-backed Turkish, Saudi, Qatari, and UAE military invasion of Syria remains looming in the background.
By now, the Saudis and the Emirates have been revealed for the paper tigers that they are by virtue of their disastrous military campaign in Yemen. While the Saudi/UAE forces have managed to return the Hadi government to semi-power in parts of Yemen, a battle against ragtag rebels wearing sandals and carrying light arms has nevertheless decimated much of the Saudi-led coalition forces.
Thus, any threat to invade Syria (without the full backing of the U.S., NATO, or Turkey) is not likely to strike terror in the hearts of the Syrian military.
A number of Saudi generals have also recognized the feebleness of Saudi military power, however, and have, in a top secret document, warned the Saudi government of involving itself militarily in Syria. The generals also warned of “dangerous consequences” such as “national instability” in the event of Saudi involvement.
Below is the translated document, addressed to the Saudi Monarch, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, and the Minister of the Interior. The document was translated by Ziad Fadel of Syrian Perspective, a Michigan Supreme Court certified translator for Arabic/English:
THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA In the name of Allah, the Compassionate and the Merciful Illegible
MINISTRY OF DEFENSE Number:
Chairmanship of the General Staff Date: 6/5/1437 H
Subject: Review of going to war in Syria
His Highness, Heir Apparent, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Minister of the Interior,
We are experts within the Saudi Armed Forces and because of our commitment to (our) responsibility for the faith, the king, and country, we inform Your Highness that “Operation Decisive Storm” has not accomplished all the goals desired because the Arab forces were unable to perform their tasks and, thus following up on that, taking into consideration the complicated situation in the region, sending forces to Syria is going to result in convulsing our national stability followed by extremely dangerous consequences. Thus, this will need more study. We hope Your Highness will adopt what you see as appropriate for the national interest.
General ‘Abdullah bin ‘Ali bin ‘Abdullah Al-Shu’la
General Saalih bin ‘Ali bin Muhammad Al-Muhayyaa
Lt. General ‘Ali bin Muhammad bin ‘Ali Al-Khaleefa
Maj. General Muree’ bin Hassan bin ‘Ali Al-Shahraani
Maj. General ‘Abdul-Rahmaan bin ‘Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Murshid
Maj. General As’ad bin ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Al-Zuhayr
General Maajid bin Tilhaab bin Hamad Al-‘Utaybi
General Naassir bin ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin ‘Abdullah Al-‘Arfaj
Brig. General ‘Awn bin ‘Ali bin Ahmad Al-Shamraani
Brig. General ‘Ali bin Halhool bin Jarwaan Al-Ashja’iy Al-Ruwayli”
The original scanned copy of the Arabic version can be found here.
Many questions surround the appearance of this document in the press such as whether it was leaked by a source in the government or military or whether it was intentionally leaked by military staff in hopes that a “controlled leak” would be more effective in deterring the Royal monarchs from launching an invasion.
Regardless, it would be wise of the Saudis to heed their generals’ warning.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.