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Saudi Arabia launched large-scale military exercises "Northern Thunder"

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Information Agency Sputnik reports that the largest joint exercise of troops of a number of Islamic states has recently begun in northern Saudi Arabia. In addition to the servicemen of Saudi Arabia itself, representatives of the armies of Jordan, Sudan, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates take part in the maneuvers. The doctrine, called "Northern Thunder", which began the day before, will end on March 10. During this time, at least 150 thousand troops will take part in the “Northern Thunder”.


Saudi Arabia launched large-scale military exercises "Northern Thunder"


The Ministry of Defense of Saudi Arabia distributes a statement in which it says that military maneuvers in the kingdom are in no way connected with the preparation for a possible ground operation in Syria. The news agency quotes the words of the adviser to the head of the country's defense department:
These teachings do not have a vector in the direction of any particular operation; Arab and Islamic countries decided to hold joint military exercises at the invitation of Saudi Arabia, they will benefit all the participants of the exercises.

Against this background, the same adviser (his name, Ahmed Asiri) spoke about the possibility of starting deliveries to the “Syrian rebels” and “more effective weapons". With this statement alone, Ahmed Asiri actually revealed the maps of Riyadh. Now the official representative of the Saudi kingdom actually confirms that the gangs of terrorists in Syria, called the Saudi authorities, are sponsored (including weapons) by Riyadh (including).

According to Asiri, Saudi Arabia is trying to ensure that "the Syrian people get all their rights and get rid of the dictatorship (Assad)."
Doesn’t it look like black humor? A representative of the state in which dictatorship is placed in the rank of national policy, and in which any dissent leads to the death penalty by cutting off the head in the central city square, says about getting rid of dictatorship.
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  1. DIVAN SOLDIER
    DIVAN SOLDIER 16 February 2016 12: 40
    +8
    The Houthis will arrange for them not "northern thunder", but thunder in ..ope !!!!
    1. Tersky
      Tersky 16 February 2016 12: 47
      12
      The doctrine called the Northern Thunder,
      , you have not heard what the northern thunder, and he rattles something like this-
    2. Al_oriso
      Al_oriso 16 February 2016 12: 50
      +4
      In any case, these exercises will increase tensions between all interested countries. So close to a serious war to finish badly, which is definitely "in the hands" of the Americans.
      1. cniza
        cniza 16 February 2016 12: 53
        +4
        There is such a danger, but the Saudis are bad warriors and will not climb directly, they will look for other options.
        1. Temples
          Temples 16 February 2016 14: 00
          0
          Where is the thunder in the desert ???
          Thunder lives in Russia.
          For them we are in the north.
          That's the correct name, "Northern Thunder"
          The drills will work out the speed of dispersal in the minks.
          We heard the thunder in the north - and quickly hide in holes!
    3. Jack-b
      Jack-b 16 February 2016 12: 52
      +6
      Quote: DIVAN SOLDIER
      The Houthis will arrange for them not "northern thunder", but thunder in ..ope !!!!

      What can the Arabs understand about the northern thunder? Clowns))))) If it comes to that, then "angry penguin" would be an even cooler name.
    4. vovanpain
      vovanpain 16 February 2016 13: 00
      11
      For a year now, these camel drivers have been picking up people in Yemen from the Hussites, and a rather large coalition has also been gathered there, so they have thunder in their ass, especially not northern one, if the northern thunder rumbles, the pasties will be washed off.
      1. Altona
        Altona 16 February 2016 13: 44
        +2
        Quote: vovanpain
        These cameleers have been raiding the Hulites in Yemen for a year now.

        -----------------------
        Thunderingly leave the latest equipment with fuel and ammunition on the battlefield. And with the speed of lightning they leave the battlefield, tearing off stripes and cockades.
  2. Dam
    Dam 16 February 2016 12: 40
    10
    They like big names. And upon the fact of the war in Yemen, a northern bunch is obtained.
    1. gray smeet
      gray smeet 16 February 2016 12: 46
      +4
      Quote: Damm
      They like big names. And upon the fact of the war in Yemen, a northern bunch is obtained.


      Yeah, Northern Thunder, Desert Storm ....

      Our names are simpler and more concise, let’s say the Vistula-Oder operation or the Capture of Berlin, Budapest, Vienna .... .....
    2. Tusv
      Tusv 16 February 2016 13: 32
      +1
      Quote: Damm
      And upon the fact of the war in Yemen, a northern bunch is obtained.

      A bunch of it got lost Ik. Emen is no longer relevant. Tolya case from the Russian ogrest - medalcaf on the whole neck
  3. Mjohn
    Mjohn 16 February 2016 12: 40
    0
    Northern bunch
  4. Andrey160479
    Andrey160479 16 February 2016 12: 41
    +1
    The Saudi Ministry of Defense is circulating a statement stating that military maneuvers in the kingdom have nothing to do with preparing for a possible ground operation in Syria. - Yeah. Arabs believe this is the last thing.
    1. Samen
      Samen 16 February 2016 13: 52
      +2
      Arabs believe this is the last thing.
      1. atalef
        atalef 16 February 2016 13: 55
        -1
        Quote: Semen
        Arabs believe this is the last thing.


        Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed not to increase oil production due to oversupply of the market, Rambler news service reports with reference to Bloomberg.

        According to Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi, the production level will be fixed at the level of January 2016.

        Qatar and Venezuela joined the agreement of Russia and Saudi Arabia on the freezing of oil production.

        The oil agreement will come into force with the support of other countries, the RF Ministry of Energy noted.
        “Following the meeting, four countries - Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela - are ready to freeze oil production at the level of January, if other producers join this initiative,” quoted the head of the Ministry of Energy Alexander Novak in a press release
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  5. Igor Pushkino
    Igor Pushkino 16 February 2016 12: 41
    0
    Another: fart. Not more laughing
  6. Wedmak
    Wedmak 16 February 2016 12: 42
    +1
    The main thing to call louder. In my opinion, only our teachings are not called in any way. Rise, alarm, and go.
    1. Seal
      Seal 16 February 2016 16: 03
      0
      The main thing to call louder. In my opinion, only our teachings are not called in any way. Rise, alarm, and go.

      What are you?
      Sturm (1961) • Arrow (1961) • Storm (1962) • Typhoon (1963) • Quartet (1963) • October assault (1965) • Pechora (1965) • Moldova (1966) • Vltava (1966) • Maneuver (1967) • Rhodope Mountains (1967) • Dnieper (1967) • Sumava (1968) • Neman (1968) • North (1968) • Bömerwald (1968) • Spring (1969) • Odra - Nisa (1969). Zenit (1970) • Brotherhood of Arms (1970) • Dvina (1970) • Ocean (1970) • Wisla - Elba (1971) • Autumn Assault (1971) • Neman (1971) • Lightning (1971) • South (1971) • Opal (1971) • Spring (1972) • Zenith (1972) • Strait (1972) • Shield (1972) • Baltic (1972) • Air (1972) • Spring (1973) • West (1973) • Tournament (1973) • East (1974) • Cupid (1975) • Spring (1975) • Ocean (1975) • Blow (1975) • Transcaucasia (1975) • Shield (1976) • Vanguard (1976) • Val (1977) • West (1977) • Atlantic (1978) • Berezina (1978) • Caucasus (1978) • East (1979) • Ocean (1979) • Crimea (1979) • South (1979) • Shield (1979). South (1980) • Spring (1980) • Brotherhood of Arms (1980) • Carpathians (1980) • Union (1981) • West (1981) • Dukla (1982) • Friendship (1982) • Center (1982) • Shield (1982 ) • Vltava (1982) • Baltic (1982) • Ocean (1983) • Union (1983) • Shield (1983) • Friendship (1983) • Shield (1984) • Friendship (1984) • South (1984) • West (1984) ) • Summer (1984) • Experiment (1984) • East (1984) • Locust (1984) • South (1985) • Friendship (1985) • West (1985) • Zenith (1985) • Caucasus (1985) • Rubin (1985 ) • Vanguard (1986) • Barrier (1986) • Watch (1986) • Granite (1986) • Friendship (1986) • Earth (1986) • Orion (1986) • Atrin (1987) • Shield (1988), Autumn (1988) ) • Gozhe-Porechye (1989)

      Sea names - exercises of the Navy of the USSR, units along with the fleets of the Warsaw Treaty countries.
      Now simpler, for example:
      "Mobility-2004"; "Peace mission - 2005"
      1. Ze Kot
        Ze Kot 17 February 2016 23: 09
        0
        "Spring", "South" and "Shield" are the most popular wink
  7. Red_Hamer
    Red_Hamer 16 February 2016 12: 42
    0
    They made fun, they call themselves with such names
    "Northern Thunder"
    !
  8. newcomer
    newcomer 16 February 2016 12: 43
    +4
    zadady ne boysa vykhady ne cry. they’ll come in, they’ll just come forward with their feet.
  9. AlexTires
    AlexTires 16 February 2016 12: 43
    0
    The Saudis conduct exercises on organized drap from the troops of a potential enemy ... crying
  10. 76SSSR
    76SSSR 16 February 2016 12: 44
    0
    Northern Thunder

    Northern gnome
  11. aszzz888
    aszzz888 16 February 2016 12: 44
    0
    Fearing themselves. Release all Yemenis - tear the Saudis like a Tuzik heating pad!
  12. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 16 February 2016 12: 45
    +1
    "Northern Thunder" somehow does not sound in Arabic.
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 February 2016 12: 46
    0
    spoke about the possibility of starting deliveries to the “Syrian rebels” and “more effective weapons”

    Obviously, this means primarily MANPADS. What kind of negotiations on Syria can be discussed if the Saudis themselves form some kind of opposition, openly support bandits. I wonder who they want to warn, much less frighten them with their teachings?
  14. Grbear
    Grbear 16 February 2016 12: 46
    0
    The Saudis are reaching a level where they must either negotiate with Assad (which will never happen), or openly fight him. But the CA will never be the same. The "Arab Spring" is coming to them and will introduce them to the "delights of democracy". hi
  15. A.Lex
    A.Lex 16 February 2016 12: 47
    +1
    Everything is numbed by these Arabs ... Until they get it on the hill, they will not calm down.
  16. Cat man null
    Cat man null 16 February 2016 12: 48
    +1
    Storm in a glass (baaa-yayan ..) ...
  17. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 16 February 2016 12: 51
    +1
    Do they have a war there in Yemen or not? What are the teachings? Hussites would be sorted out.
  18. SAM 5
    SAM 5 16 February 2016 12: 56
    0
    Saudi Arabia launched large-scale military exercises "Northern Thunder"

    Anyway - this is not good.
  19. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 16 February 2016 12: 59
    +1
    Iran start "southern lightning". smile
  20. Yak-3P
    Yak-3P 16 February 2016 13: 01
    +1
    what kind of country .. what kind of people ?? them there Hussites on the far border hollow these fun here .. like 404 -very similar
  21. Hooks
    Hooks 16 February 2016 13: 02
    +1
    Judging by the name of the Saudi teachings, the star-striped ears of the State Department protrude unambiguously from this. Here's a more effective technique for barmaley, I hope to bluff. While they will conduct exercises until March 10, a lot can change.
  22. Yugra
    Yugra 16 February 2016 13: 16
    0
    Some kind of vain strain. Iran has already stated that the Saudi’s legs will not be on the land of Syria, what else can I add ... Yes, and the Egyptians are not fools, they will not turn their backs on us ...
  23. Lelek
    Lelek 16 February 2016 13: 19
    0
    (These exercises have no vector in the direction of any particular operation; the Arab and Islamic countries decided to conduct joint military exercises at the invitation of Saudi Arabia, all participants in the exercises will benefit from them.)

    Well, yes, we supposedly just indulging in the goodies here:
    (cry.)
  24. russmensch
    russmensch 16 February 2016 13: 27
    0
    They collected the kodlu in 150 thousand and decided to scare the Syrians and ours ... And to reason them except for us there is nobody ...
  25. Zomanus
    Zomanus 16 February 2016 13: 29
    +1
    Let them do the exercises. And we are reconnaissance
    the plane was overtaken and a few "Calibers" on the ship.
    In case we introduce some surprises in the course of the exercises.
  26. cap
    cap 16 February 2016 13: 44
    0
    "Doesn't it sound like black humor ..."

    Not just like that, but a direct call for occupation.
    And in Russian, "Hello, I'm your aunt ..!"
    I came to barbecue ....
    Interestingly, Iranians like deep-fried meat, or not.
    Poorly versed in Iranian cuisine. How do they even greet guests.
  27. VP
    VP 16 February 2016 13: 45
    0
    None of this?
    They run around the dunes of Maleho, rush in front of each other and scatter home.
  28. Wolka
    Wolka 16 February 2016 13: 46
    0
    shaking of the air, no more than that, the strong does not need, but the weak does not help ...
  29. 31rus
    31rus 16 February 2016 13: 50
    0
    Dear, why is there no list of participants taking part in the "maneuvers", or, as with the American coalition, the list is impressive, only everyone gets to the wrong place, gathering in a heap, an illusion of superiority can be created, which in turn can lead to an invasion, they are waiting signals from Washington, wait time will tell, for Turkey and Saudi Arabia, every day it is already a defeat, as the Syrians continue to advance with the support of the Aerospace Forces
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 16 February 2016 15: 17
      0
      Quote: 31rus
      list of participants taking part in the "maneuvers"
      Here is an illustrative list of 20 participants. And a couple of photos: the arrival of Kuwaiti tanks and jeeps from the UAE. On the 2nd and 3rd jeep you can see "Ukrainian flags" on the bumpers, but these are only insignia of units of the Emirati motorized infantry bully
  30. triglav
    triglav 16 February 2016 15: 08
    0
    The Saudis will not calm down. We should scare them.
  31. Evil 55
    Evil 55 16 February 2016 15: 38
    0
    "Northern Thunder" in Arabic - "Hitler Kaput" - in Russian ... You see, the Arabs will go to the next Geuropean resettlement-2016 in the summer ..
  32. gladcu2
    gladcu2 16 February 2016 19: 52
    0
    S !!!!!

    Operation Y!!!!
    ?
    ?
    ?
    Why s?
    So that no one would guess ...
  33. Prisoner
    Prisoner 16 February 2016 23: 48
    0
    "Northern animal" and let them get used to it.