Nawaf Obaid writes a stinging Saudi critique of U.S. foreign policy, and promises that, in the future, Saudi Arabia will be setting its own course:
To counter the threats posed by Iran and transnational terrorist networks, the Saudi leadership is authorizing more than $100 billion of additional military spending to modernize ground forces, upgrade naval capabilities and more. The kingdom is doubling its number of high-quality combat aircraft and adding 60,000 security personnel to the Interior Ministry forces. Plans are underway to create a "Special Forces Command," based on the U.S. model, to unify the kingdom's various special forces if needed for rapid deployment abroad.
Great! I would give the muscled-up Saudi Arabia at least six hours before it totally collapsed in the face of an Iranian onslaught. The pre-muscled up Saudi Arabia I would only give four.
Now, on the other hand, if Saudi Arabia were to be invaded by orphan girls, I'm sure they could handle it:
Six orphan girls aged between 12 and 18 were flogged in Saudi Arabia after being convicted of attacking the head of their orphanage, an official said on Tuesday.
The girls received 10 lashes each under the country's strict interpretation of Islamic law at a women's prison in Medina, Islam's second holiest city, in the west of the desert state.