Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Right Place is Lebanon. The Right Time? Soon

Saudi Arabia, under continued missile attack by Iran-backed Houthi rebels using Iranian-supplied missiles, says it is willing to strike back at Iran. Hello Israel.

This would be tiresome:

A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia on Monday threatened retaliation against arch-foe Iran, accusing the Shiite power of being behind a barrage of Yemeni rebel missile attacks on the kingdom.

Saudi forces said they intercepted seven missiles on Sunday, including over the capital Riyadh, in a deadly escalation that coincided with the third anniversary of the coalition's intervention in Yemen. ...

We "reserve the right to respond against Iran at the right time and right place", [coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki] added.

Of course, the best retaliation by Saudi Arabia against Iran would be to support an Israeli strike on Iran's proxy force in Lebanon, Hezbollah.

Hezbollah, you'll remember, has north of 100,000 rockets of various sizes to bombard Israel.

I suspect that the Saudis have a new sympathy for the plight of Israelis who sit under the gun of Iranian proxies who have weapons to shoot at civilians.