The tanks are here!

Members of the Kansas National Guard download vehicles after arriving to Saudi Arabia for the Friendship One 2009 bilateral training exercise. FS One 09 is a force-on-force field training exercise to enhance logistical support and interoperability between U.S. and Royal Saudi Land forces. This is the first large scale exercise between the two countries since the 1991 Gulf War. Photo by Spc. Elayseah Woodard-Hinton

Members of the Kansas National Guard download vehicles after arriving to Saudi Arabia for the Friendship One 2009 bilateral training exercise. FS One 09 is a force-on-force field training exercise to enhance logistical support and interoperability between U.S. and Royal Saudi Land forces. This is the first large scale exercise between the two countries since the 1991 Gulf War. Photo by Spc. Elayseah Woodard-Hinton

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  1. “first large scale exercise between the two countries since the 1991 Gulf War.”

    Is that Saudi Arabia’s way of saying to Iran, “don’t F with us?”

  2. You raise a good point. It’s always been interesting to me; though Israel has been thought to have nuclear weapons and the delivery systems for them for 20 years or more……..

    Many of the Arab States have been far more concerned about nuclearization of the Middle East only in the last two years or so, since the Iranians have gotten serious about developing nuclear energy .)!

  3. From what I have been reading, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, etc, are pretty unhappy about Iran’s obvious ambitions, to be the rulers of the Muslim world with their brand of Shia Islam, and a nuclear sword to enforce their will. The leaders of those countries were even quietly in Israel’s corner during the war a couple months back, since it helped put Iran’s influence in the region in check a bit.

    We’re the great Satan until one of their neighbors gets frisky. Then they want to be friends.

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