Arab League To Hold Urgent Meeting On Iran As Saudis Reportedly Mobilize Fighter Jets

Tyler Durden's picture

The Arab League is set to hold an emergency meeting on Iran at Saudi Arabia's request, this according to Reuters and various regional sources, at a moment when Saudi fighter jets may be mobilizing for war in an attempted show of force. Egypt-based Ahram Online also reports further that the meeting will discuss "Iranian interference" in the region at League headquarters in Cairo, and other early unconfirmed reports indicate the meeting could come as early as next Sunday.

News of the Arab League extraordinary session comes as tensions are at breaking point as regional powers - especially Saudi Arabia and Israel - talk war against perceived Iranian expansion and domination in the Middle East.

Meanwhile, The Daily Star, citing the Baghdad Post, claims that Saudi Arabia has scrambled its air force for strikes in Lebanon: "Reports now state the Royal Saudi Air Force has placed its warplanes on alert to launch strikes as the region sits on a knife edge." The report accompanies undated footage of Saudi F-15's in aerial maneuvers over what is presumably a Saudi airfield.

The Daily Star adds the following accompanying the video:

The kingdom has mobilized its F-15 fighter jet fleet to launch a military operation against the Iranian-backed terrorist militia of Hezbollah in Lebanon, regional news website The Baghdad Post reports.


Saudi Arabia previously accused both Lebanon and Iran of committing an act of wars against it after rebels fired a missile at the King Khalid International Airport in the kingdom's capital of Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia has reportedly placed its air force on alert

However unlikely it is that the Saudis would take direct military action against Lebanon, the report reveals the legitimate fears of Lebanese citizens who are increasingly aware that their country has fallen in the cross hairs of an unusual alliance between Saudi Arabia, Israel, and anti-Iranian interests which see Hezbollah and pro-Iranian proxies as the number one threat and scapegoat for all of the region's problems. 

Iran is currently being scapegoated for just about all tensions which have exploded in the gulf over the past week, including the following:

  • the civil war in Yemen,
  • the Qatar economic blockade and isolation over accusations that it is "Iran friendly",
  • the latest civil unrest in Bahrain and the alleged bombing of a major oil pipeline there,
  • ratcheting up tensions with Israel in support of Hezbollah,
  • destabilizing Lebanon itself leading to PM Saad Hariri's "resignation" - all of this precipitating the Saudi "night of the long knives".

As many astute pundits have pointed out, it's now "blame Iran time" according to the official Saudi (and allies) narrative of events in order to set the stage for public support for potential military action against Iran.

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Doña K's picture

Those pilots were US and Israeli mercenaries

veritas semper vinces's picture

You are deluded.Your Hasbara is lacking intelligence.

IDF is good at killing civilians,especially women  and children. They were wiped out by Hezbollah in 30 days ,in 2006 .

SA army ,made of mercenaries,is a joke. Can not win in Yemen,against people on bare feet,armed with AK 47 .But they were good at killing civilians .

Big armies in the ME have :Turkey,Egypt,Iran.(and big populations). Iran's army is top,Iranians are smart and honorable.And they have powerful friends

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Good point.  He might be hasbara rather than Saudi.

DomoJojo's picture

Look at all the silly nonsense posts. Trolls gone mad because they are scared. As they should be. They are going to be unemployed soon, if not expired.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Ah.   There you are, Saudi down voter.


No doubt Saudi pilots have good air capability.  I won't deny that.  How does it feel though to be a vassal of the USA and Israel with the house of saud having more faith in Israeli guards than their own people?  You are being plundered by royalty who use your religion to manipulate you into obedience.


The sooner you have your French style revolution the better.

EddieLomax's picture

That chart isn't quite honest, the UK has 249 tanks that are servicable, but all of them are top line Challenger-2's, stocks are around 400-500, which are as good as it gets (there are several tanks that fit into this category).

Russia has 20,000 tanks, of which the vast majority are likely what the UK would call unservicable just as Ukraine had 1000's of tanks, but had to canabilize tank exports to supply their front like with 100 or so extra.  More still are 1970 third line crap, but still better than the "M" models they export to various third world countries which were nicknamed "monkey" for good reason.

I'd say Russia likely has 3000 or so tanks top that could be called front line tops, an impressive number still, but one could say the T-72/T80/T90 are outdated and their new one is the only one worthy of being called top end, but tanks like battleships became, all much the same - you can build one for 4x the cost and make it 5% better because their is not much extra survivability to be had.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Well sure. Another factor is - do they have trained crews for all 20K tanks? Support and recovery vehicles?

I really doubt that they do.

Hope Copy's picture

Russia has a large human resource base from conscription and now a National Guard of up to 3M with no intention to project much from their borders.  Logistics are minimized.

thebigunit's picture

Russia likes tanks.

U.S. likes aircraft and helicopters.

North Korea likes submarines.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

I will take the aircraft and helicopters.


Tanks are only to occupy the ground after the war has already been won.  Nowadays there is air war and mopping up.  I do kinda wonder what the Russians are thinking sometimes.

DavidFL's picture

Good reference material - except they completely disregarded missles. Cant do an analysis without those pesky things!!

Accurite's picture

Big deal, The US has overwelming power in all other areas and would knock em out like like in the irag war 

BlindMonkey's picture

MBS is about to get coup'd by the KSA military that doesn't want to doe for the cause. 


Popcorn at the ready. 

Consuelo's picture



MBS' have been getting coup'd by the Fed since 2008...

mkkby's picture

Everybody hates terrorists except for their own. Pretty fuckin funny.

Saudi and Israel are having a temper tantrum because they couldn't regime change Syria. So let's try Lebanon.

Russia provided air support for Hezbollah and Iranian troops in Syria. I predict they will do so in Lebanon as well. Easy chess move for the win.

MBS better hope they stop at defense, because his country is full of rebel groups itching to take down his kingdom. Anybody remember Osama Bin Laden? His long term mission was to take down his home country, Saudi Arabia.

HRClinton's picture

Get it straight: the Saudis are merely the Useful Tools for imperial Jizzrael, Nutty_yack_poo and Likudniks.

KSA does what the USA tells them, and the US does whatever Tel Aviv and AIPAIC tells them.

Simple, really.

PrivetHedge's picture

True, the US loves showing the world how subservient it is and how low it can bow to their masters in Tel Aviv.

You'd think they'd be embarrassed, but since the USS Liberty they love being under the supremacist boot.

Mazzy's picture

Every politician bows a the wailing wall, US and otherwise.  If they don't they are either killed off or have damning accusations made against them.  Shows of support toward Israel are essentially necessary to even obtain an elected position in the US anymore.  If you don't grovel you don't get funded.  Of course it doesn't help that your average Evangelical mush-brain backs "muh izwealll" without even questioning why the do so.

Consuelo's picture





Succinct and accurate portrayal.   I don't know what pisses me off more - podcasts by otherwise well-meaning (but horribly gullible and dutiful) Christian types, or the K!kes who laugh at them for their credulity...   I wish they'd f'ing wake up and think, rather than blindly follow.


Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Saudi Arabia can’t win the Yemen War, so now they want to fight the Persians, too?"

Both are about Iran.

The real question is: is a Saudi war coming as a diversion from their internal strife?  

I thought we would be first. Maybe we will join for the same reason.

HowdyDoody's picture

Netanyahu needs a major distraction - from his incompetence over Syria and a major corruption investigation involving him.

Selly2k's picture

Fake news I beleive. But bring it on. They hate Saudi democracy.

DetectiveStern's picture

I don't think the aim is to win. Like many wars these days the ainm is to expend as many munitions as possible.

daedon's picture

Has a single war been won since 1945 ?

PrivetHedge's picture

The soviets won that one. You need to go back to the Civil War.

any_mouse's picture

The USA managed to both "win" and lose with Lincoln's War of Aggression.

Net result was the USA lost. Indebted to the City of London. Federal government usurped the power of the States by crushing State's Rights.

From that moment on, a long war was started on the Natural Rights of The People.

Lincoln was the candidate of choice, of Media and Northeast Industrialists. The Democrat that was offered as Choice B was a loser. The Media promoted that candidate heavily in the Primaries. [GHW Bush vs. Michael Dukakis]

Consuelo's picture



There is a very good reason both mainstream parties worship at the altar of Saint Lincoln.    He embodied centralized Power - and the will to use it...



shovelhead's picture

Throwing whole battalions away ain't really winning.

Mazzy's picture

That war was won???  Last I checked you still have jewish tapeworms infesting every nook and cranny on this planet.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture


The point is to provoke Iran, jack up oil prices, and buy enough US politicians for WWIII.

Crazy Or Not's picture

Israeli (US- ssshhh) pilots - Arabic markings.

Crazy Or Not's picture

This is Commander Wiley, confirm:
"Operation Dinner Out is a Go!"
Spooks like long dark nights for mischief....

PrivetHedge's picture

The self chosen ones won't hang around if Hezbollah gets some missles to defend themselves with. 

Then it turns into a ground war which the self chosen will also be too afraid to start.

Crazy Or Not's picture

Bombing the shit out of them for 5 years or so usually does the trick... turn them into Eurostan refugees /Soros sock puppets.
Then have the glorious "White Helmets" to dial in the co-ordinates of any stay-behinds while poster-childing evil Iranian Sarin attacks on paedo traffic escapees...
Usually takes the wind out of the opposition

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

If they get missiles?  You are way behind.  The last estimate I knew of was about 100,000.  Looks like it has grown a bit.

Mazzy's picture

"Israeli (US- ssshhh) pilots - Arabic markings."

In other words: Two legions of Sardaukar wearing House Harkonnen colours.

Crazy Or Not's picture

I'm really not sure who "the rightious" are in that scenario - plenty of worms though.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Lol.  Proly a Saudi down voting.


Israelis in KSA uniform guarding the royal family is well known, downvoter dude.  They trust Israelis more than their own people, for good reason.  The common man of Saudi Arabia is becoming awakened.


The House of Saud is a vassal  of the USA Christians and the Israeli Jews.  I know that has to sting :).


It is pretty obvious the main concern of the house of Saud is their continued existence to plunder your oil wealth.  They have their priorities.  You are not one of them.

rockstone's picture

No. They want us to fight them. They just need to prime the pump a little.

DaMan 4x4's picture

You’ll be surprised
Saudia have the most advanced equipment and skilled personnel in the region after Israel

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Saudi shill detected...

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AmarUtu's picture

No shit the Saudi Military would be absolutely murdered by the Persians, add in some Russian backing and the entire middle east would be split between the old Persian and Ottoman empires.

The real question is would the US step in? and why are the Saudi's trying to buy Chinese influence in the region. Maybe just maybe the US has decided it cannot win a proxy war against Russian/Iran and the Saudi's are well aware that Iran still has a massive axe to grind.

The only possible answer to this is tactical nuclear weapons.

TeraByte's picture

And are they Saudis, those reaghead princes driving cadillas across the desert. Bying expensive logistics does not make them smart and bombing unprotected civilians does not make them capable of waging war to enemy, who can shoot back.
You are referrring to an incident 33 years back. Where have you been hiding all these years, when terms of global politics experienced profound changes.

TexasDave's picture

Which shill fucks are down voting this comment? 

Either state your contrarian opinions or Btfo mossad and friends.


Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Leftists and nrocons occasionally check this place out.  


You can tell by their anti Russian and anti Iran comments.   Then they toss in Nazi at the end.   When they really get wound up they call zerohedge Russian propaganda lol.