If you’re wondering where the Saudis are getting their courage, it likely isn’t US or NATO backing, but Pakistan. Pakistan just this January threatened to wipe Iran or any other nation off the map with nuclear weapons if any harm should come to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is fed up with the US and has sought help elsewhere, even created its own islamic NATO.
“It’s a joke. We couldn’t wish [for] more than that. If they can do it, then let them do it — but talking militarily, this is not easy for a country already facing defeat in another war, in Yemen, where after almost one year they have failed in achieving any real victory.”
That’s what one source in the Iranian military had to say about reports that Saudi Arabia is preparing to send ground troops into Syria.