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  1. Gryphon

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    Jordan will be providing facilities to store the weapons before they are delivered to rebels
    • AFP
    • February 23, 2014
    Dubai: Saudi Arabia is in talks with Pakistan to provide anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets to Syrian rebels to try to tip the balance in the war to overthrow President Bashar Al Assad, a Saudi source said on Sunday.

    The United States has long opposed arming the rebels with such weapons, fearing they might end up in the hands of extremists, but Syrian opposition figures say the failure of Geneva peace talks seems to have led Washington to soften its opposition.

    Pakistan makes its own version of Chinese shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles, known as Anza, and anti-tank rockets — both of which Riyadh is trying to get for the rebels, said the source, who is close to Saudi decision-makers, requesting anonymity.

    The source pointed to a visit to Riyadh earlier this month by Pakistan’s army chief of staff, General Raheel Sharif, who met Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz.

    Prince Salman himself last week led a large delegation to Pakistan, shortly after Saudi’s chief diplomat Prince Saud Al Faisal visited the kingdom’s key ally.

    Jordan will be providing facilities to store the weapons before they are delivered to rebels within Syria, the same source said.

    AFP could not obtain confirmation from officials in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan or Jordan.

    The head of the Syrian opposition, Ahmad Jarba, promised during a flying visit to northern Syria last week that “powerful arms will be arriving soon.”

    Rebels have long said that anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets would help tip the balance in the battle against Al Assad’s forces, which enjoy air superiority.

    The nearly-three-year conflict in Syria has torn the country apart, killing more than 140,000 people, including some 50,000 civilians, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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    Pakistan should avoid getting mixed up in this battle. If the rebels are not successful in their campaign, the Syrians will seek revenge and start supporting terrorist groups operating in Pakistan. And that would be bad news.
     
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    I guess its time we sell old stuff and get good bucks to build new and more sophisticated anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles.Its useless to keep weapons stored for years as the service life reduces gradually infact it would be nice if we can provide the same to Kashmiries .
     
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    What else to say bastards stay bastards? Just wait and see
     
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    everybody is supporting them all the four hostile agencies still we are fighting them and they are only in waziristan and some parts of khyber agency there days are numbered and secondly syria's image in Pakistan is nt very good who will fight for them in Pakistan?? and secndly we have nothing to do with syrian war arabs should sort it out
     
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    Keep Pakistan away from such mess please...!!! This step could go seriously wrong...!
     
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    You just screwed up a perfectly good post of yours!!
     
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    Dear Pakistanis, please don't send arms to Saudis. They will ruin your country first then they will think about another Muslim country.
     
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    It would be just a weapons sale and that too to SA we are not sending our troops to Syria or delivering our weapons directly to Syrians .
    Besides Iran for past 3-4 decades sided with India and even today is the only source for Indian access to afghanistan via chabahar , when Iran doesnt address our concerns we should answer her in the same plate. On the other hand Iran is actively supporting and arming Asad's regime which lost its credibility after killing thousands of Syrians .
     
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    Pakistan has picked the right side of history. Thats what matters. We stand with the Syrian people who are our brothers in faith not with a mass murderer.
     
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    Freedom of speech isnt banned here or it is ..:mad:

    I even wonder at times why Pak didnt arm the men on peaks with man pads in kargil during 1999 .
     
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