Last night, after letting youtube play on into the long dark hours, it settled on a series of videos about how World War Three is about to kick off. Obviously we all know the internet fuels the more conspiratorial mindsets... but it turned out that Operation Northern Thunder is a thing! http://www.arabnews.com/featured/news/880491 Armed forces from Arab, Islamic and friendly countries started arriving in Saudi Arabia on Sunday for “North Thunder,” a military exercise to be held and commanded by the Kingdom The maneuver will be held at the King Khaled Military City (KKMC) in Hafr Al-Batin with participation of 20 countries and the GCC-formed Peninsula Shield forces as well. The participating countries are Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Senegal, Sudan, Kuwait, Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Chad, Tunisia, Comoro Islands, Djibouti, Oman, Qatar, Malaysia, Egypt, Mauritania, and Mauritius. North Thunder is the biggest military exercise of its kind in terms of the number of participating countries and military equipment, including fighter jets of different models, reflecting the quantitative and qualitative weapons the forces have. So the theory is that on March 1st Saudi and Turkey will launch a massive Sunni invasion of Syria, crushing Assad and driving out the Russians and ISIS... Not entirely sure I buy it... but at 3am it caught my interest.