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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 9:52 p.m. PST

… Saudi Arabia's Southern Border With yemen.

"Pakistan is in discussions with Saudi Arabia to send combat troops to protect the kingdom amid growing concern over threats from ISIL militants and Houthi rebels.

Plans are under way to dispatch a brigade-sized deployment following a request from Riyadh, which wants the troops as an emergency response force. A brigade is usually made up of between 1,500 and 3,500 troops.

Islamabad and Saudi Arabia have long had a close military and security relationship, with troops from Pakistan's large and combat-hardened army regularly deployed for training Saudi soldiers. Although the kingdom, like other Arab Gulf countries, does not make the numbers public, experts say there are as many as 70,000 Pakistanis serving across the Saudi military services at any one time.

But requests for Pakistani combat brigades have usually only been made during times of heightened tensions in the kingdom…"
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doug redshirt15 Mar 2017 11:08 a.m. PST

Once again we have prove that Saudi's can't or won't fight. The day will come when the Iranians will be able to walk into Mecca without a fight. Not that I really care who has that black rock.

28mm Fanatik15 Mar 2017 12:20 p.m. PST

The Saudis (and other Gulf States to a degree) are rich and consider themselves high class "elites" above dirtying themselves in ground combat. They can afford to throw money at poorer states whose conscript armies can do the fighting and dying for them.

It's the Saudi Way.

shirleylyn Inactive Member15 Mar 2017 6:05 p.m. PST

Anyone else think WW3 is about to kick off?

Rod I Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Mar 2017 8:55 p.m. PST

Such a transfer of troops would be ideal cover for the shipping of nuclear weapons from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia. I wonder if anyone is thoroughly vetting the traffic from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia?

Rod Robertson.

capt jimmi Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 4:34 a.m. PST

agreed 28mm Fanatic !

.. and who's soldiers have been doing all the fighting for the Saudi elites since at least 1990 ? …and are still there today ?

yes , it's the Saudi way , has been since the middle ages.

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