In recent days, there has been a lot of talk about Saudi Arabia—from the Kingdom’s planned military intervention in Syria, to commentators telling us to brace for the fall of the Kingdom of Saud. With things getting dicey in Bahrain again, and given Saudi Arabia’s unsustainable economy, this may very well be the case.

There have also been some interesting information operations being run against Saudi Arabia over the last week. The below document was “leaked” on social media with an intentional mistranslation stating that Saudi military officers refused to deploy to Syria. SOFREP had a former U.S. Navy Arabic linguist, Peter Morlock, translate the document to get the real story. The correct translation also appears below.


Correct translation: