At this very moment, Russia and Turkey are involved in the war in Syria and Saudi Arabia will soon join. Certainly, the crisis will escalate even further.
Saudis step up their rhetoric as Turkey shells Syria for second straight day:
According to reports (not in English, but we will try to dig up a proper translation as soon as possible), Saudi Arabia has created an operations room with Turkey, in preparation for a joint assault on Syria. The report also claims that military planes from the United Arab Emirates are now stationed at Incirlik airbase in Turkey — the same base where Saudi jets were recently deployed.
The report, which hasn’t been independently verified, is consistent with the Saudis’ openess about a possible invasion, as well as Turkey’s warning that escalation is imminent. And it’s not all talk. Turkey has already begun attacking.
For the second straight day, Turkey has shelled Kurdish and SAA positions in Syria. There are now even reports that Turkey has launched airstrikes against Kurdish positions in Northern Syria, most likely from their own airspace in order to avoid retaliation from Russia.
The Saudis have yet to join the fight, but they certainly are confident about their military prospects. According to an Al Jazeera correspondent:
It’s still unclear exactly how Saudi Arabia (or Turkey) would launch an invasion without being immediately decimated. They’re probably hoping that Russia, Iran or Syria will fire the first shot, giving Turkey the ability to call in the US or even NATO under Article 5.