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  • Opinion: Iran’s brazenness is paying off, giving the U.S. few options

    09/20/2019 5:01:01 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 54 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Sept 17, 2019 11:04 a.m. ET | Reva Goujon
    A strategy paying dividends Ultimately, Iran’s summer brinkmanship paid off. First, Tehran demonstrated that it poses a highly credible military threat to the Strait of Hormuz. Second, it exposed Trump’s extreme reticence about engulfing the United States in another Middle Eastern war. Third, rather than bring European powers closer to the U.S. sanctions strategy on Iran, Tehran’s threat to commerce in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes sent the Elysee into a diplomatic frenzy, paving the way for Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s surprise visit to the G-7 in Biarritz to discuss a French proposal for a $15 billion...
  • Iran’s Supreme Leader Approved Saudi Attacks: Washington

    09/19/2019 7:41:58 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 53 replies ^ | 09-19-2019 | Irina
    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved the attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure, a U.S. government official told CBS, adding that the approval had been granted on the condition that Iran’s involvement could be denied.
  • Mark Levin: If Something Serious Isn’t Done, Iran Will Take This Attack as a First Step

    09/17/2019 7:42:12 PM PDT · by Kazan · 236 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 17, 2019 | Michael Morris
    On his nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Mark Levin Show” on Monday, host Mark Levin warned that if something serious isn’t done, Iran will take this attack as a first step. “I will say this, if something isn’t done, something serious and significant isn’t done respecting Iran, they’re going to take this as a first step,” stated Mark Levin. “I’m just telling you. They’re going to take this as a first step. So, we’ll see what happens.” Mark Levin’s comments came after a Saudi Arabian oil facility was attacked by “cruise missiles and drones,” FOX News reported, that “were...
  • Saudi says Iranian sponsorship of attack undeniable

    09/18/2019 9:12:59 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 154 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/18/19 | Maher Chmaytelli, Lisa Barrington and Tuqa Khaled
    Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of what it described as Iranian drones and cruise missiles used in an attack on Saudi oil facilities as “undeniable” evidence of Iranian aggression. Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said a total of 25 drones and missiles were launched at two oil plants in last weekend’s strikes, including what he identified as Iranian Delta Wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and “Ya Ali” cruise missiles.
  • The US has assessed that the attack on Saudi oil facilities originated inside Iran

    09/16/2019 12:17:22 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 Sep 2019 | Kylie Atwood and Ryan Browne
    The US has told at least one US ally in the Middle East, that they have intelligence showing that the launch was “likely” coming from staging grounds in Iran, but they have not shared that intelligence yet. “It is one thing to tell us, it is another thing to show us,” said a diplomat from the region. A US official separately tells CNN that the US has assessed that the attack originated from inside Iran. The official spoke on condition of anonymity. No public evidence has been shared. What countries in the region decide to do, in reaction to the...
  • 12 Things To Know About The Strikes On Saudi Arabia’s Oil Infrastructure

    09/16/2019 11:47:43 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 16, 2019 | David Blackmon
    The Houthis, a rebel army fighting against Saudi-led interests in Yemen, claimed credit for launching the attacks on Saturday. However, the U.S. government now says it believes the assault was launched from Iran, and that it may have involved cruise missiles rather than drones.The strikes centered on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq refinery. Abqaiq is the world’s largest oil refinery, processing about two-thirds of the total Saudi supply each day. Saudi Arabia is the world’s second-largest producer of crude oil behind the United States.Several large Saudi oil fields were also attacked. Those attacks, along with the disruption of the Abqaiq refinery...
  • 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...
  • Iran seizes another oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

    09/16/2019 7:09:19 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 90 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'."
  • Tulsi Gabbard: Trump Is Having America ‘Act As Saudi Arabia’s B****’

    09/16/2019 8:42:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 144 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/16/19 | Ben Whedon
    emocratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard tweeted Sunday that President Donald Trump was making the U.S. act as “Saudi Arabia’s bitch,” addressing Trump’s tweet on drone strikes that hit Saudi oil facilities.The Hawaii representative took issue with Trump’s statement that he would wait for confirmation from the Saudi government before proceeding with a counter-strike.  “There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!” Trump tweeted Sunday.Houthi rebels...
  • 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...
  • Iran Fired Cruise Missiles In Attack On Saudi Oil facility: Senior US Official

    09/16/2019 4:08:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 181 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.  
  • Trump: We Don’t Need Middle Eastern Oil And Gas

    09/16/2019 4:50:58 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 109 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!
  • Drone Strikes in Saudi Arabia Wipe Out 5% of Global Oil Supply

    09/16/2019 6:06:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Summit News ^ | 09/16/19 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Drone attacks on two critical production facilities in Saudi Arabia wiped out over 5% of the world’s oil supply in one go, eliminating the spare capacity of the entire globe. The attacks, which targeted an oil processing facility at Abqaiq and the nearby Khurais oil field knocked out 5.7 million barrels of daily crude production, a whopping 50% of Saudi Arabia’s entire oil output. “This incident effectively eliminates the world’s spare capacity,” said Sarah Cottle, global head of market insight at S&P Global Platts. The attacks led at one point to oil prices spiking by 19%, the biggest leap since...
  • 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: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

    09/15/2019 6:34:37 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 228 replies ^ | 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...
  • Trump: We know the culprit behind attack on Saudi oil facilities

    09/15/2019 9:40:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | September 16, 2019 | Elad Benari
    US President Donald Trump on Sunday issued a veiled warning to Iran following the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities. While Trump did not mention Iran, he wrote on Twitter, “Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!” Saudi Arabia said that the drone strikes on its key oil facilities disrupted about half of the kingdom's oil capacity, or...
  • 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. ...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Newsdump Update Saudi Oil Production Halved..Drone Strike

    09/14/2019 8:14:32 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/14/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Two major Saudi oil facilities hit by explosions and set ablaze early Saturday morning in what Iranian backed Houthi rebels are calling an attack launched by 10 drones. Reuters and Wall Street Journal are reporting with sources saying that Saudi Arabia's oil output has been reduced by half. The Houthis have been launching attacks on Saudi Arabia, which has been leading a military coalition fighting on the side of Yemen's government against the Houthi's with support from the United States and United Kingdom.... The Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says...... After leaving his job as National Security Adviser John Bolton...
  • The Latest: US blames Iran for attacks on Saudi oil sites

    09/14/2019 3:12:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 67 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."
  • 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...