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GCC Seeks To Form Military Bloc With Jordan, Morocco

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  1. Kamil_baku

    Kamil_baku SENIOR MEMBER

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    thank you for the information. Does that mean now, KSA and UAE have bad relations with Turkey?
     
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    The one who could not keep their religion and got converted out of oppression and fear can never rule anyone. :D
     
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    Hinduism was never my religion, but it's a popular word on your tongue so you must be thinking about.

    I don't consider them as my brothers or equal, now it means me going back to paganism then fine.

    I was a Pukhtoon before religion and I am still that a Pukhtoon.

    You carry on calling them your brothers I have no issue with that.

    You are right they gave you Hinduism, gave you a caste system and later on became wise and changed their ways but you guys are still stuck with it.
     
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    Made wise with sword :lol:

    Yes they gave us caste system and we are getting rid of that. We have done 50% and rest will follow.

    Tell me when you get rid of evil islamic laws for e.g. blasphemy law. I dont think you can even debate on whatever is written in a book. Blind following even when you got eyes.
     
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    So you admit they gave you caste and religion, well at least that's a start.
     
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    Atleast we acknowledge our faults and do not follow anything blindly, when are you gonna speak on evil laws and customs in your religion?
     
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    KSA and turkey still agree on syria removing basshar el asad but as long as erdogan support the brotherhood i dont think relations between KSA and turkey will be good it is not all about Egypt the brotherhood has plans for the gulf and they are working on getting power and remove the regimes in there so they are a direct threat in my opinion they are a threat to any country they are in
     
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    @ghilzai i have reported the posts of @al-Hasani and @mahatir, you do the same. And also take the matter to GHQ. No foreigner should be allowed to insult pakistanis, of any ethnicity, on a pakistani forum.
     
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    DUBAI — The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has invited Jordan and Morocco to form a military alliance to resolve the bloc’s manpower issues.

    According to a Jordanian official, the invitation was presented to the two governments during a GCC meeting in late March and is under consideration.

    The Morocco-based Al Massae newspaper reported that the new military alliance would include the six countries of the GCC — Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman — along with Morocco, Jordan and possibly Egypt.

    “Egypt has not been formally invited; however, there is a strong push from the Saudi government to include the Egyptians in such an alliance. However, the consent of the remaining GCC countries has to be given,” the Jordanian official said.

    One year ago, the GCC invited Morocco and Jordan to join the regional grouping. The most recent move, according to the Jordanian official, is seen as another step in solidifying the relationship between the only remaining monarchies in the Arab world.

    According to the newspaper report, the military alliance would receive the assistance of a total of 300,000 troops from Morocco and Jordan, as well as Egypt if included.

    In exchange, the three countries will be provided with financial aid.

    In 2012, the GCC presented Morocco and Jordan with a US $5 billion aid package to help sustain the two countries’ economies.

    “The financial rewards from a military alliance will be welcomed by both governments,” said military analyst Matthew Hedges at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis.

    “Aside from the obvious reasons and closeness of these two countries, the Jordanian forces are the most professional military force in the Arab world,” he said. “The Moroccan military has been involved in security training operations across the GCC with many governments and have a long history of cooperation.”

    On the other hand, the GCC would benefit from being a step closer to formalizing its Joint Command, which was announced in December at the GCC Summit.

    According to Saudi Arabia’s minister of the National Guard, Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, the council intends to have a force of 100,000 members under the Joint Military Command.

    “There will be a unified command of around 100,000 members, God willing. I hope it will happen soon, and the National Guard is ready for anything that is asked of it,” he was quoted as saying by the Saudi Press Agency.

    In December, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the US intends to sell weapons to the GCC ahead of the announcement of a Joint Military Command. President Barack Obama in January issued a directive to Congress to facilitate the GCC defense article sales and defense services under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act



    GCC Seeks To Form Military Bloc With Jordan, Morocco | Defense News | defensenews.com
     
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    I don't like it. Jordan should be neutral and joining this bloc would be essentially picking a side in the sectarian conflicts in the Mideast (the Sunni side).
     
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    why? Don't you think that Jordan would run the risk of getting dragged into a conflict it has no business in? What if Saudi decides to fight Iran or something? Why should Jordanian soldiers die fighting a non threat country?

    Isn't it basically a Sunni union?
     
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    Jordan stability is a matter of Saudi Arabia national security and vise versa. Any regional conflict would be a threat to both countries' stability. Saudi Arabia and the rest of GCC states are military capable and already a regional power with the state of the art hardwares in stock. Saudi Arabia military doctrine is purely defensive and that minimizes the chance of an Iran-Saudi confrontation. Only if Iran decided to militarily harass Saudi Arabia then rest assured the Saudis will response offensively. Jordan-GCC-Egypt military and intelligence cooperation is essential considering the current political climate of the region.

    Welcome aboard btw.
     
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    OIC should have proposed a military bloc a long time ago.
     
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    Let GCC form a block, we will form one with C.Asian states and Afghanistan (hopefully). Indonesia as its military might grows will seek a similar structure with its regional Muslim states - so on and so forth ;)
     
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    That is awesome. I just need a gold plated wash room in APC.