Openness and Preparedness

We have been building up a base in Qatar, in the Persian Gulf, for a while now, probably in anticipation of the Saudi’s announcing we could not use Prince Sultan Air Base to launch attacks against Iraq. Memories, and gratitude, apparently are inadequate in the House of Saud.
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Knowing about a buildup and seeing it are different things. Following a link from USS Clueless, a must-read blog, there are some fabulous open source (commercial) satellite photos of the construction there. I have conflicting emotions, the ‘way cool’ and the ‘if I can see this now the Iraqis can seen it’ bothers me somewhat more. Iraq doesn’t have satellites, so this could be their best, first look.
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What do you think?