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  • Trump says 'not fair' that U.S. can't sell F-35s to Turkey

    09/16/2019 4:19:07 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 16, 2019 / 12:28 PM | Jeff Mason, Phil Stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is “not fair” to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 fighter jets after it bought a Russian air defense system. Turkey started taking delivery of Russia’s S-400 air defense system last week in defiance of U.S. warnings that the Pentagon would kick it out of the F-35 stealth fighter program Washington’s concern is that deploying the S-400 with the F-35 would allow Russia to gain too much inside information of the stealth system. Thomas Karako, an analyst at...
  • Tulsi Gabbard Calls Out President Trump For Being ‘Locked and Loaded’

    09/15/2019 11:55:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | September 16, 2019 | Melody Mercado
    ANKENY, Iowa -- As many presidential candidates call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanuagh, Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard focused on other issues during her campaign stop in Ankeny. Gabbard opened up the town hall by referencing a CNN article and criticizing President Donald Trump for “bending the knee to the wishes of Saudi Arabia” and for using American military to “carry out that country’s wishes.” “People like Mike Pompeo and the Trump administration, they’ve been trying to go to war with Iran for a really long time and they are really taking action and laying down the...
  • Rushin To Blame Iran For Attack On Saudi Oil Facilities: Can We Trust US Intelligence?

    09/16/2019 4:07:15 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/16/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The Houthi rebels of Yemen have launched numerous attacks using drones and even missiles on Saudi Arabia in the months leading up to Saturday morning's attack on two Saudi oil installations. The attacks coming from a southerly direction where the Iranian backed rebels have been fighting a Saudi military coalition backed by the United States and United Kingdom in a brutal war widely condemned with the United Nations recently saying that all sides in the conflict and those nations behind them may be guilty of war crimes. Now the United States says that based on: "data" and "satellite images" Iran...
  • Trump: We Don’t Need Middle Eastern Oil And Gas

    09/16/2019 4:50:58 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 84 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sep 16, 2019
    Because we have done so well with Energy over the last few years (thank you, Mr. President!), we are a net Energy Exporter, & now the Number One Energy Producer in the World. We don’t need Middle Eastern Oil & Gas, & in fact have very few tankers there, but will help our Allies!
  • Energy security, the unstable Middle East, and the wisdom of electing Donald Trump

    09/16/2019 7:36:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/16/2019 | Don Sucher
    A wise man once wrote that 'wisdom is vindicated by her children.' (Matthew 11:19) Or, to put it another way, that we can judge who is truly wise by how their actions work out. If we accept that axiom, then the wisdom of electing our president should be becoming increasingly obvious. Undeniable, really. A case in point: Back in the 1970s, the economy of the Western world was held up for ransom by a few relatively unstable Middle Eastern nations. This, because they, by an act of nature, owned much of the energy upon which the modern world depends. Since...
  • Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

    09/15/2019 6:34:37 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 210 replies
    apnews.com ^ | September 16, 2019 | JON GAMBRELL and ZEKE MILLER
    A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom’s oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear deal. President Donald Trump said the U.S. had reason to believe it knew who was behind the attack — his secretary of state had blamed Iran the previous day — and assured his Twitter followers that “we are ... locked and loaded” depending on verification and were waiting to...
  • Iran Fired Cruise Missiles In Attack On Saudi Oil facility: Senior US Official

    09/16/2019 4:08:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 173 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/15/19
    Iran launched nearly a dozen cruise missiles and over 20 drones from its territory in the attack on a key Saudi oil facility Saturday, a senior Trump administration official told ABC News Sunday.It is an extraordinary charge to make, that Iran used missiles and drones to attack its neighbor and rival Saudi Arabia, as the region teeters on the edge of high tensions.President Donald Trump warned the U.S. was "locked and loaded" to respond to the attack on Sunday, waiting for verification of who was responsible and for word from Saudi Arabia on how to proceed.https://abcnews.go.com/International/iran-fired-cruise-missiles-attack-saudi-oil-facility/story?id=65632653  
  • Suspicions Rise That Saudi Oil Attack Came From Outside Yemen

    09/15/2019 4:05:31 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 98 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Sept. 14, 2019 8:10 pm ET | Dion Nissenbaum in Beirut , Summer Said in Dubai and Nancy A. Youssef in Washington
    Saudi and American officials are investigating the possibility that attacks on Saudi oil facilities Saturday involved cruise missiles launched from Iraq or Iran, questioning Yemeni rebel claims of responsibility, people familiar with the matter said. Leaders of the Houthis, the Yemeni rebels whom Saudi Arabia is trying to dislodge from the country’s capital, claimed they sent a squad of drones hundreds of miles into the heart of Saudi Arabia to carry out coordinated attacks on two of the country’s vital energy sites. If true, the attacks marked the most effective and far-reaching drone strikes carried out by outgunned Houthi forces...
  • The Latest: US blames Iran for attacks on Saudi oil sites

    09/14/2019 3:12:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 62 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 14, 2019
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is blaming Iran for drone attacks Saturday against Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure. The attacks, attributed to Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, sparked huge fires at a vulnerable chokepoint for global energy supplies. But in Saturday tweets, Pompeo says "there is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen" and points the finger at Tehran. He adds, "Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply."
  • Iran seizes another oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

    09/16/2019 7:09:19 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 86 replies
    The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation is reporting another ship has been seized in the gulf. Correspondent Amochai Stein said on Twitter: “Iran has seized another oil vessel in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran's Revolutionary Guard arrests a vessel and 11 crew on 'diesel smuggling charges'."
  • Crude Prices Soar After Saudi Oil Disruption, Threatening Global Growth

    09/15/2019 3:33:13 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 72 replies
    wsj ^ | 9/15/2019 | By Amrith Ramkumar
    Crude prices surged Sunday evening following an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure and announcement from President Trump that he has authorized the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. U.S. oil futures advanced about 12% to $61.60 a barrel shortly after trading opened at 6 p.m. ET. Brent crude, the global gauge of oil prices, soared 13% to nearly $69 a barrel. If those moves held, they would mark some of the biggest intraday for crude in years. ...
  • U.S. And Russia Battle It Out Over This Huge Iraqi Gas Field

    09/14/2019 9:40:51 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 27 replies
    Oilprice by Yahoo ^ | September 14, 2019
    With the U.S, Russia, and China all jostling for position in Iraq’s oil and gas industry both north and south, Iraq’s oil ministry last week reiterated its desire to have one or more foreign partners in the Mansuriya gas field. Situated in Diyala province, close to the Iran border, Mansuriya is estimated to hold around 4.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, with plateau production projected at about 325 million standard cubic feet per day. For the U.S., encouraging Iraq to optimise its gas flows so that it reduces its dependency for power from Iran is the key consideration. For...
  • NETANYAHU GETS PRE-ELECTION SUPPORT FROM PUTIN IN SOCHI

    09/14/2019 10:33:22 AM PDT · by rintintin · 70 replies
    JPost ^ | Sep 12 2019 | HERB KEINON
    The results of the Knesset election are very important to Moscow, and it hopes politicians will be elected who will maintain close ties with Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Sochi on Thursday. Netanyahu traveled to the Black Sea resort to meet the Russian leader – just five days before the election – in a move widely seen as an effort to woo elder Russian-speaking immigrants who form an important base of support for Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party.
  • Saudi Arabia Oil Facilities Ablaze After Drone Strikes

    09/14/2019 7:02:21 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 128 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/14/2019 | BBC Online
    (Moderator, if I can't excerpt the BBC, please note) Drone attacks have set alight two major oil facilities run by the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia, state media say. Footage showed a huge blaze at Abqaiq, site of Aramco's largest oil processing plant, while a second drone attack started fires in the Khurais oilfield. The fires are now under control at both facilities, state media said. A spokesman for the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said it had deployed 10 drones in the attacks. The military spokesman, Yahya Sarea, told al-Masirah TV, which is owned by the Houthi movement...
  • Ilhan Omar says 'good riddance' after Bolton resignation, claims he made world 'more dangerous'

    09/10/2019 2:47:32 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 39 replies
    GP ^ | 09/10/2019 | Sam Dorman
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., joined the chorus of voices celebrating former national security adviser John Bolton's departure from the White House. "John Bolton has been one of the leading proponents of making the world a more dangerous place," she tweeted on Tuesday. "Good riddance." Bolton, notoriously hawkish on foreign policy, was the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during former George W. Bush's incursion into Iraq. He has widely been criticized by people like Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for pushing an aggressive foreign policy that resulted in long overseas wars.
  • Trump Considered Easing Sanctions On Iran To Encourage Talks — Over Bolton’s Strong Objection

    09/11/2019 12:31:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2019 | Allahpundit
    Golly, whoever leaked this to Bloomberg must have been pretty high up the food chain to know what the president was thinking on a matter as sensitive as Iran diplomacy.And they must have a pretty sizable axe to grind with him if they’re willing to make him sound this weak, particularly in comparison to Bolton.Any theories? Do any current or former disgruntled national security aides with a reputation for score-settling in the press present themselves as logical suspects?The post-Bolton era will be a golden age of natsec leaking, my friends. President Trump discussed easing sanctions on Iran to help...
  • Iran: Thank Allah That Bolton Character Is Gone, Amirite?

    09/11/2019 9:00:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The departure of National Security Adviser John Bolton from the Trump administration left everyone with a number of questions. First and foremost, did he quit or was he fired? If you’re asked to resign, that’s a little bit of both, right? We’ll probably have to wait for the next series of tell-all books to come out to have a better idea.But there’s one group of people who probably don’t care how it happened. They’re just glad to see him gone. No, I’m not talking about Tucker Carlson, who mysteriously claimed that Bolton was “fundamentally a man of the left”...
  • C.I.A. Informant Extracted From Russia Had Sent Secrets to U.S. for Decades

    09/09/2019 6:15:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    NYT ^ | 09/09/19 | Julian E. Barnes, Adam Goldman and David E. Sanger
    SNIP Officials did not disclose the informant’s identity or new location, both closely held secrets. The person’s life remains in danger, current and former officials said, pointing to Moscow’s attempts last year to assassinate Sergei V. Skripal, a former Russian intelligence official who moved to Britain as part of a high-profile spy exchange in 2010. The Moscow informant was instrumental to the C.I.A.’s most explosive conclusion about Russia’s interference campaign: that President Vladimir V. Putin ordered and orchestrated it himself. As the American government’s best insight into the thinking of and orders from Mr. Putin, the source was also key...
  • Elizabeth Warren Promises Day One Executive Order on Fossil Fuel Leases, Pledges to Ban Fracking

    09/06/2019 6:40:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Sep 2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Friday promised to sign an executive order on her first day in office, putting a moratorium on new fossil fuel leases and pledged to ban fracking “everywhere.” Warren promised in a tweet Friday to “sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands” and vowed to “ban fracking — everywhere”:
  • Bernie Sanders Praises Islam, Blasts Trump

    09/06/2019 8:53:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 9/6/19 | Trey Blanton
    Democratic presidential contender claims Islam is peaceful despite recent honor killingsHOUSTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Bernie Sanders is praising Islam while blaming President Trump for stirring up "hate." The socialist, Democratic presidential candidate, along with pro-LGBT, pro-abortion, self-styled Catholic Julian Castro, made stops in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 31 to gain support from a Muslim community with links to terrorism. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an organization founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and links to Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, held its 56th convention and featured the two contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders received applause from...