Friday, August 30, 2013

Saudi Arabia's Military Now On 'High Alert'

Saudi Arabia Raises Military Alertness Over Syria -- Voice of America

DOHA — Saudi Arabia, a supporter of rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad, has raised its level of military alertness in anticipation of a possible Western strike in Syria, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

The United States has been calling for punitive action against Assad's government for a suspected poison gas attack on a Damascus suburb on Aug. 21 that killed hundreds of people.

Saudi Arabia's defense readiness has been raised to "two" from "five," a Saudi military source who declined to be named told Reuters. "One" is the highest level of alert.

"It is a must, no one knows what will happen," he said.

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My Comment: I would wager that they have been alerted that a US military response against Syria is going to happen very soon.

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