Not only are the Saudis putting down their own protesters, but they are being used as mercenaries in Bahrain.
An order by the king “authorised the commander of Bahrain’s defence forces to take all necessary measures to protect the safety of the country and its citizens,” a statement read out on television on Tuesday said.
The development comes a day after a Saudi-led military forces arrived to help prop up the government, which is facing pressure from the Shia majority to implement reforms.
I know, I know, the oil, but at one cost is our oil coming to us now
- Saudi Arabian troops enter Bahrain as regime asks for help to quell uprising – The Guardian (news.google.com)
- Bahrain imports Gulf military force (mirror.co.uk)