Saudi Arabia Could Buy the Bomb


Locutus
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May Golan מאי גולן ‏@GolanMay SAUDI TO BUY NUKES: TURKEY & EGYPT NEXT! Israel PM Right: Obama Iran Deal Sparks Nuke Arm Race http://bit.ly/1CaKWlQ



Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s most explicit warning of the dangers of a “bad deal” with Iran are not that Iran would immediately get the bomb, but that other countries in the region might accelerate efforts to catch up with Tehran.

According to Emily B. Landau of the Institute of National Security Studies, whose expertise lies in nuclear proliferation and armament, all eyes are on Saudi Arabia.

Following Iran, “Saudi Arabia is the #1 contender to get nuclear weapons because there is a perceived relationship there with Pakistan. Saudi Arabia has financed Pakistan’s ballistic missile program and there might be some arrangement already in place on nuclear capability,” she said

“Saudi Arabia might be able to buy a bomb from Pakistan.”

Ms. Landau emphasizes that she is not saying anything new here. The speculation that Saudi Arabia (as well as Egypt and Turkey) would go nuclear in response to Iran’s program is an old one. Still, Saudi Arabia’s motivation might be more pronounced because regional proximity to Iran and because Riyadh has the financial means to compete.

“Saudi Arabia is the most motivated to get a nuclear weapon because of the Persian Gulf ‘subregional’ rivalry. Egypt and Turkey also have the motivation to be contenders and are not comfortable with Iran having a strategic edge over them.”


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Saudi Arabia Could Buy its Way to a Bomb - Defense/Security - News - Arutz Sheva
 
petros
#2
Malarkey!!! They could have built and used U235 bombs a long long time ago.
 
gerryh
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I question the reasoning also considering Israel has had nukes for quite some time and that hasn't seemed to cause any "discomfort" with Israel having a strategic edge over. Especially since both Egypt and Saudi Arabia have both gone up against Israel in a conventional war and lost.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
#4
The sky is falling. Pass the toast.
 
BaalsTears
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

I question the reasoning also considering Israel has had nukes for quite some time and that hasn't seemed to cause any "discomfort" with Israel having a strategic edge over. Especially since both Egypt and Saudi Arabia have both gone up against Israel in a conventional war and lost.

The Israelis have never felt desperate enough to nuke their enemies, and the Israeli govt. has the support of most of its populace who see Israeli institutions as legitimate. This provides a lot of stability.

Saudi Arabia's govt. lacks legitimacy and stability. Btw, Saudi Arabian forces and Iranian proxy forces are now lining up at Yemen's border with the KSA. What could go wrong?

Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

The sky is falling. Pass the toast.

Everything works out fine until the moment it doesn't.
 
petros
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Irony Dome
 
MHz
+1
#7
In the case of Saudi it would be a major chore to make the place worse for the locals. Little did the citizens know who the tanks were to be used against when the king suddenly needed 1,000 of the newest ones. Ask the people in Bahrain what they are used for, giving the place to ISIS as a Coast Guard station would be an improvement over what they have at the moment.

Israel would love to sell nukes to the local Arab nations and they wouldn't even think of having a back-door in for themselves.
 
EagleSmack
+1
#8
huh?
 
Spade
Free Thinker
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Irony Dome

Schist disturbing, here, on open mica?
 
B00Mer
No Party Affiliation
#10
Russian economy on the Rocks with low Oil Prices... I could see them selling Nuks to Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia, Turkey and so on..

If for no other reason to piss off Obama.

 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

Schist disturbing, here, on open mica?

OK, that was pretty cute, I'll granite.
 
DaSleeper
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

huh?

He probably think that spell checker will fix everything....
 
B00Mer
No Party Affiliation
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

He probably think that spell checker will fix everything....

Thought he was using Google Translate??
 
MHz
#14


Got insulated rubber boots?
 
gerryh
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post



Got insulated rubber boots?


and what the fu ck does a weather map of North America have to do with the Saudi's acquiring nuclear weapons?
 
MHz
#16
The post was for ES. Still sticking your nose in where it doesn't belong I see.
 
gerryh
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

The post was for ES. Still sticking your nose in where it doesn't belong I see.


again, what did it have to do with the op? Still derailing threads I see.
 
Goober
Free Thinker
#18
Saudi can but it, plural, plus the launching systems as well.
Jordan just announced a deal for 2 Russian Nuke reactors.
 
Johnnny
No Party Affiliation
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Wahhabi Sunni's from Saudi Arabia working with Shia's from Iran??? lol that would be the day
 
BaalsTears
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Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

Schist disturbing, here, on open mica?

That's some gneiss schist you've got.
 
Johnnny
No Party Affiliation
+1
#21
Those are sooooooooooooo generic that they arent funny anymore :P Leverite there with the puns
 
BaalsTears
+1
#22
Saudi Arabia has begun direct military strikes against Iranian backed proxies in Yemen. I bet this catches Obama off guard.
 
B00Mer
No Party Affiliation
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