President Trump Calls MbS Following Iranian Attacks on Saudi Oil Fields…

Iranian backed Houthi terrorists used ten drones to attack Saudi oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province.  The attack caused Saudi Arabia to shut down half of their crude production facilities; repairs are underway.

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In response to the attack President Trump called Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MbS) to offer his support:

White House Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to offer his support for Saudi Arabia’s self-defense. The United States strongly condemns today’s attack on critical energy infrastructure. Violent actions against civilian areas and infrastructure vital to the global economy only deepen conflict and mistrust. The United States Government is monitoring the situation and remains committed to ensuring global oil markets are stable and well supplied. (read more)

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228 Responses to President Trump Calls MbS Following Iranian Attacks on Saudi Oil Fields…

  1. Canada is sporting oil from Saudi Arabia because activists of various stripes prefer that to a pipeline that would allow all Canadians to burn their own Canadian oil. It sickens me. Excuse me for hoping this wakes a few people in Eastern Canada.

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  2. sundance says:

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    • USTerminator says:

      President Trump message to MbS: it is Iran, you have my support to go after them. I will hold the coat for you. Hey, if you need more high tech weapons, just let me know I will sell you anything you want. Don’t let those bastard Iranians get away with it.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And the WaPo and its trail of carrion eating followers are still casting doubt on Iranian involvement by using qualifiers like ‘alleged’,’supposed’, rumored. etc.

      Lemme see, a ragged band of goat…farmers…go from cooking grits in a tin can to firing a sophisticated missile at a US Navy ship, a SCUD deep into Saudi Arabia and now a sophisticated drone attack at a major Saudi refinery. I know Schumer and Feinstein might rush to the Houthi defense by saying they most likely bought therm at an unregulated Southern gun show (Damn you, NRA, for fighting that full background check before Rednecks are allowed to buy SCUDS!), the stench of Tehran is all over the operations but as Trump’s finally holding the Mullahs’ pointy-toed slippers to the firethe press will side with Iran over Trump.

      The US intel agencies, Israel, the Saudis, everyone except the Taliban are saying Iran is behind this. The Houthis themselves are saying the Iranians have provided some help but the US MSM seems to have some quantitative threshold that defines Iranian ‘involvement’. The Western intel had ID’s Hezbollah operators and advisers in the Houthi camps but the MSM again seems to say that “Welllll, Hez is supported by the Pasdaran and the Pasdaran is part of the Iranian government but there are two degrees of separation between Tehran and the Houthis so that’s not direct proof of Iranian involvement!”. Where are these guys when I need to fertilize my garden in the Spring?

      The Iranian are pissed that their oil’s being sanctioned. The Iranians decades agoused to run nuke attack pattern runs at Saudi oil fields with their F-4s, they’ve hated the Saudis since Day One and have always known the Saudi’s most vulnerable point is their oilfields. Someone KNEW EXACTLY the most vulnerable point in the refinery to drop a few explosive-laden drones – someone trying to make me believe that the Houthis had a native expert on the Saudi refinery in their ranks? Or maybe the Iranians, who had a hundred reason to hit the refinery, have expert knowledge of the refinery and would love to see Saudi production and US consumption effected, who’re double pissed they can’t sell their oil while the Saudis flood theirs onto the market…starting to see probable cause here????

      It’s unlikely they will as long as the MSM supports them, but I can’t wait until the Iranians decide to start attacking the MSM. I’ll personally send the Hezbollah headquarters donuts every Monday morning.

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      • Daniel M. Camac says:

        czar, love the sarcasm mixed in with the truth! I’m sure we’ll get to the bottom of this atrocious act./s……….when they spread my ashes over the Atlantic.
        Actually the Indian River Inlet in good ole Delaware.

        DE, The First State which has been voting like the Dumb state for how many years? Don’t blame us for Biden. He came from Scranton, PA.

        Curious to see Saudi Arabia’s next move though.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I’m betting that at some point the Saudis are going to go nuke.

          During Desert Storm they imported Chinese IRBMs that just happened to have nuke warhead mounting hardware on them. Now the presumption might be that the Chinese only had missiles with nuke warhead mounts on them in their Read to Go bins and that may have helped explain why known Chinese nuke weapons techs were in Riyadh – to help put the conventional mounts on – buttttttt……

          A few years back while the Syria mess pre-ISIS was still fresh I predicted Turkey would soon go nuke as it sees itself as a Latter Day Ottoman Empire and needed nukes to meet the emerging Iranian threat – if anyone were to be in charge in the Mideast it was to be Turkey.

          That was no big prediction, it was inevitable, and with the acquisition of two (more on the way) Russian reactors (just as with Iran they’re for electrical generation and research only) we’re now hearing the government start to talk about Turkey actually going nuke.

          A nuke-armed Iran (enemy #1) and a nuke-armed Turkey (biggest bully on the block) and a feckless US Congress has to be making the Saudis nervous. I see the Saudis buying, rather than trying to develop, nukes on the sly. They’re way behind the Iranians and Turkey’s jumping out in front too. Let’s see if they start to cozy up to Pakistan or China to see what they can get on a nuKe-Mart blue light special.

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        • Sofa King says:

          Sorry, but there have been too many false flags to take this incident at face value.

          The Saudis are hurting just as much as the Iranians right now, with the low oil price…

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      • Bluto Ruffian says:

        Czar, great idea! Assault donuts (AK & AR varieties have more LARD)! Ship em over in 100 round magazines, too.

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      • ann says:

        “I can’t wait until the Iranians decide to start attacking the MSM. I’ll personally send Hezbollah headquarters donuts !”

        Right one, czar.
        A gloating, malicious undertone permeates MSM coverage.
        Legacy Journalists are magnifying mirrors that reflect the effete sick subculture of our political class.
        The toxicity radiates outwards from our nation’s capitol.

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        • De Oppresso Liber says:

          Ann, you are absolutely correct.

          Their thin veneer of legitimacy was long ago shredded to reveal their true identity: a despicable, treasonous, and EVIL collaboration with their fellow travelers in congress who have deceived the American body politic for the past 70 (+) years. They are nothing more than a cabal of TRAITORS, thieves, and sexually deviant sodomites and perverts, who deserve to be eradicated from the long lost, but not forgotten, decent society of civilized people.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          The MSM gets intoxicated sniffing their own posts, they believe in the delusion that there is no evil, there are just misunderstood people in Pepperland who need stroking.

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    • thesavvyinvester says:

      Sundance, is Iran a Chinese proxy? Is this an attempt to thwart M.E. Peace, the world economy, to ignite a recession so they nix a PDJT reelection? Is Hong Kong a proxy to keep North Korea within China’s influence? Or is my imagination on fire….

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    • The Globalists have clearly ‘upped’ their game– this is much bigger than rumors about a recession, or back-to-back mass shooters in Texas and Ohio… Gotta ‘poke the Lion in the eye’ and cause pain to US Consumers, in the form of higher gas prices.

      Globalists HAVE to be getting desperate to try and separate PDJT from his ever-growing-base of supporters.

      Still won’t work…

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    • Sofa King says:

      False flag.
      Oil was too cheap, and rumor had it going even cheaper in 2020.

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  3. margarite1 says:

    Right now I’m pretty happy that POTUS got our energy supply more self-sufficient than it was. Hopefully this will mitigate the fallout.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      Thank God he ignored the pipeline activists and continued to build our ability to be energy self-sufficient.

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      • joan p calhoun says:

        liked

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      • Rhoda R says:

        Haven’t a number of eastern states prohibited pipelines preferring to buy their fossil fuels from overseas? Or is that just natural gas?

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        • Daniel M. Camac says:

          Rhoda R., I’m not an authority on Pennsylvania energy but I do know the Leftist PA puppets have fought to stop liquid gas pipelines from being built to supply LG plants on the
          Delaware River aka Philadephia and New Jersey. It’s been a slow process, at least from what I’ve heard.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            That shouldn’t be a major problem as the lines to supply the NE are already in place. All they’d have to do is direct the gas to one of the major hub areas where it could be piped into already built supply lines. That’s already done let ’em whine, we didn’t get the amazing NG distribution system we have by being mo dumberer than the weenies.

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      • Alan Reasin says:

        However the NY government is preventing a new NG line and transmission line to serve new homes and businesses in NYC. Now they can freeze in the dark as far as I am concerned; they elect these idiots.

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    • Dutchman says:

      In the past, if something happened toveffect oil supplies, say in Nigeria, the U.S. would be asking SA to release some reserves, to stabilise the market.

      Now, we’re the ones! I LOVE it. Also, SA has fighters, and pilots trained here (actually in Az.) to fly them. I suspect there will be a payback, and forget the Houthis, hope SA hits Iran, hard.

      Perhaps a joint mission, SA and Israel?

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      • Linda K. says:

        Might hit a nuke site by mistake.

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      • Calm down – DUTCHMAN..We spent $6 trillions for nothing since 2002..are you Mc StainII ??

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      • stripmallgrackle says:

        The code of Hammurabi runs deep in Arab and Persian DNA. Not sure how that factors into SA’s foreign policy and national defense strategy. Doubt anti-war demonstrators are taking to the streets of Riyadh to demand a pacifist response.

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        • bessie2003 says:

          What is the code of Hammurabi?

          This fight between these two nations, doesn’t it go back to the centuries of fighting between the two sects of their religion, the Shia and the Sunni?

          If so, it would seem that this is but another phase of that same feud. Curious, what is this code? Is it something that can be used to diffuse the coming world wide repercussions between these factions?

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          • Rhoda R says:

            Hammurabi? Basically “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” I know that’s Biblical, but that philosophy has been pretty endemic throughout the mid-east since the Neanderthals first showed up.

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            • bessie2003 says:

              Thanks. Hadn’t heard that phrase before.

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              • Kay Sadeeya says:

                It’s the old law book of the Egyptians, some say as old as the Bible.

                A good read about the Iranians is “The Shia Revival” by Nasr. In it we get the history of the two sects and how the Iranians came to power because of Carter’s ME policies (like Obama’s). By deposing the strongmen (Sunnis and dictators) we have allowed the Shias boldness in the face of Sunnis and to resume their ancient contentions about what their brand of Islam is. The west was completely ignorant to these differences and just thought “freedom and democracy” would cure all wounds.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Yeah, I don’t know what that is, but I agree no protesters. Responce should be interesting.

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      • Ron Jaeger says:

        Beat me to it !! Doesn’t Israel have a mutual defense pact with the Saudis? It is about time Iran got a good ass-kicking after 30 years of sponsoring terrorism. On the other hand, taking out their refineries would put them in the shit*er for years and Israel is just the guys to get it done. Might as well demolish any nuclear facilities while they are at it. Toppling the regime is the best solution with a minimal amount of bloodshed by bankrupting their income sources. That would give them pause. Those guys are begging for a showdown . Who are they counting on to ally with for protection btw?

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        • Dutchman says:

          Good question, Ron
          Supposed to be in a enemy of my enemy is my friend relationship with China, perhaps Pakistan?
          Actually, both China and Russia have had internal problems with Muslim terrorism, so any support there is stricktly geopolitical.

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        • Sofa King says:

          China and Russia are allied with Iran.

          Russia and China WILL NOT tolerate intervention there.

          The global strategy involved precludes them sitting it out.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        Don’t care who so long as it isn’t us. Intel yes, people no.

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      • Elmo says:

        “Now, we’re the ones! I LOVE it. Also, SA has fighters, and pilots trained here (actually in Az.) to fly them. I suspect there will be a payback, and forget the Houthis, hope SA hits Iran, hard.’

        I wouldn’t expect much from the Saudi military.

        “Perhaps a joint mission, SA and Israel?”
        No.

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    • ozymandiasssss says:

      Yeah, like we make money on it, being the largest producer of oil in the world, and soon to be the largest exporter of oil in the world. So some people will say it’s us behind it as some sort of false flag. Others will say Trump is wanting to lead us into Iran; some will say that Israel is behind it to get us to attack Iran; there is no end to the conspiracy theories, but ultimately, it’s just Iran letting us know they are hurting and can cause us trouble if we don’t help them out.

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    • USTerminator says:

      Tell you the truth, if oil hits $100 then China economy will collapsed. China is running account deficit and bleeding dollars. It will cost China extra tens of billions to import oil. China will be bankrupted

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      • dbobway says:

        If oil hits $100, every man who works out of his vehicle will go belly up as well, right here in flyover country.
        I’m good with tariffs.

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        • DJ says:

          Well, I have no idea where the price will spike to or how long it will last, but most likely, it will be lower and shorter than higher and longer. There is a butt load of excess oil in the world at the moment, but you can’t immediately turn on the spigot so there will be some impact in the short term.

          The futures markets will open Sunday night. If you want to watch the show, you can go here:

          https://www.finviz.com/futures_charts.ashx?p=d1&t=CL

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        • noswamp says:

          Has anyone wondered why the price of oil worldwide has to be honored in this country where we produce the most of it? Shouldnt we have to pay the least of gas at the pump? Why can’t this happen? IT has to do with the petrodollar, but I am not familiar with the rest of the issues.

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          • noswamp says:

            In that scenario, people can screw with the price of oil all they want, the Americans will pay the least at the pump we we have the most of it. Makes sense to me.

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          • dbobway says:

            We generally pay a lot less than Europe and Asia, with a few outliers. I’m making a lot more money per year, without charging more for my work, because of lower gas prices. It has been that way my whole career.

            The everyman all over the free world are staring to fight back against the global elitists. I hope we win.
            I’m terrible about taking orders from greedy morons.

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          • The price of oil has traditionally been set by the OPEC cartel, ( Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ) of which the USA is NOT a member. WE are NOT obligated to sell our oil for a specific price in accordance with the other members of OPEC wishes. Historically, we have done so because the practice keeps us competitive with world oil prices.

            This is a first– and it will be nothing like the Arab Oil Embargo back in the 1970s when the USA was at the mercy of the OPEC countries.

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    • dbobway says:

      If not for our President, we would be waking up in the morning with $4.00 a gallon for gas.
      We would have another bubble burst and go into a recession.
      Rap your heads around this for just a minute.
      Gas went down for Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.
      First time since I’ stated driving 44 years ago.
      Everybody talks about the ‘housing crisis in 2007 as the reason foe our last bubble burst.
      It happened the day gas went over $4.00 a gallon for the first time in history.
      Late 70’s same thing, the infamous OPAC oil embargo.
      In 2000 the bubble was caused by Hi-tech that has minuscule, brick and mortar assets, outside of their castles. They went belly up because they had nothing to back up the air they sell.
      I wonder where Yemen got the technology to pull this off ??????

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      • ozymandiasssss says:

        Good point about the gas prices and its relationship to economics

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      • Shyster says:

        I live in Komifornia and already pay $4.00 per gallon for premium.

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        • Bob says:

          The problem in Kilafornia is because of the communist leaders in Sacramento….not the oil situation.

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        • margarite1 says:

          I just bought gas in Portland for less than $2.89. I suppose the taxes make the difference.

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        • dbobway says:

          I lived in Newport Beach in ’78.
          When we had to get up at 2:00 am to get in line with our odd or even number on our license plate matched the day we could get gas.
          At the same time Colorado was capping oil pumps because Chevron could buy oil cheaper from OPEC than our own country.
          You pay $4 because of state taxes not gas prices. The Feds are around .14 cents a gallon right now.
          As a carpenter, I couldn’t live there, so I would move.

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      • MicD says:

        Back when you could trade a Mercury Dime for a gallon of gas.

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      • Davey says:

        AND the U.S. would be gearing up to go to war to support the Saudis. Not now. Trump has probably told them, “We are not coming…..but have at it. Do whatever you need to do. This is YOUR fight.”

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      • rashomon says:

        With all due respect to the family of T Boone Pickens, who died earlier this week, my family in the oil and gas industry used to refer to him as “T-Bone” as he managed to broadside the industry every time there was a glitch in prices. Smart man who realized the wind-power industry lacked integrity and backed out of plans to “windmill” Texas before he sank big bucks into the fallacy pushed by the Greenies Who Fly Private Jets Everywhere.

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  4. The Devilbat says:

    It is quite obvious that the next war will be with Iran. Hopefully it will free the Iranian people from control of the mullahs.

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    • Caius Lowell says:

      …0bama-funded Iran…

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    • wj2016 says:

      Sorry, there will be no war with Iran. President Trump knows better than to get involved with a bad idea. Too bad George W. was smart enough in 2003.

      Liked by 9 people

      • ozymandiasssss says:

        Saddam Hussein was a pretty damn good counterweight against Iran, quite honestly.

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      • USTerminator says:

        I am for war with Iran by Saudi Arabia. We can make a lot of money selling weapons to SA. China and Russia will need to send a lot of resources to support Iranian regime. US will dominate the oil production. China will bankrupt its economy. What’s not to like?

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        • Rhoda R says:

          Frankly, my dear, I could give a tinker’s d@mn about who fights whom in the middle east so long as it isn’t us. I’ll root for the Saudis and Israeli against Iran but that is the extent of my interest.

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      • rashomon says:

        G.W. as in ….oh, you don’t mean George Washington, who, with much experience under his hat dabbling with the Brits and their empire-building nightmares, warned: Avoid foreign entanglements!

        Too bad no one has listened. PDJT — who captured my attention over the years with his emphasis on deal-making; i.e. peaceful negotiations — gets it as Sundance so well describes. Big –YUGE — picture. And the Treepers have added even more support for his forethought by relating their experiences over recent times.

        Teddy Roosevelt might have said “Speak softly, but carry a big stick.” However, it is said he rode up and down San Juan Hill until his horse resisted making certain the film came out just right. Meanwhile, adding on a bunch of islands near and far that have nothing to do with our stability and marking our entry into “Expansionism” or just-another-empire-builder/exploiter forever fighting foreign wars using our youth and resources.

        Hopefully, Pres. Trump will continue to draw back the neo-cons and concentrate on forging (good word) a stronger, healthier life for our citizens. We have enough to handle right here in the good old U.S.of A.

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    • trapper says:

      No. Just … no. I was dumb enough to support Bush toppling Sadam in Iraq. I won’t fall for it again. We blunder into these regime change/nation building wars with no realistic end game, then stay for a decade or more with no end in sight. If we hadn’t taken out Saddam, he and Iran would still be slapping each other around. Two enemies of the US going at it between them. Sell the Saudi’s all the arms they need, but make them defend themselves.

      Oil prices going up is good for US production. Woo hoo!

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      • sarasotosfan says:

        Just when the haters have written off shale oil.

        I agree we don’t need to go to war with Iran. We need to shut down their economy and let nature take its course.

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      • stripmallgrackle says:

        We may not have a choice this time. I’m not advocating anything here, but Iran seems to be itching for a war with somebody, probably the US sooner or later, and counting on us not choosing direct engagement. This isn’t going to be a first strike mission to nowhere, like Iraq, if we engage. It will be well planned, and total, and happen only after Iran goads us into it by continuing their misguided campaign to destabilize Mideast oil production.

        Trump could even come out of it a hero, despite every effort by the establishment to undermine any military engagement and turn it into THE 2020 election issue (or another reason to impeach). What’s not to like about a president that protected the global oil markets, while he toppled the number 1 State sponsor of terrorism?

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      • El Torito says:

        Past is not prologue. Trump dealt with isis and got out.

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      • noswamp says:

        Not for ordinary folks at the gas pumps though.

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    • ozymandiasssss says:

      Nope. We’re done with wars. Unless you’re talking about someone else warring with them.

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  5. chojun says:

    “Drone” is a clever way to describe cruise missiles. The Houthi don’t have the technology or logistics to manage that type of weaponry.

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  6. CNN_sucks says:

    It most urgent we should be self sufficient on oil. Let MBS and the Mullahs sort this out.

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  7. deplorable says:

    As if right on cue, the CIA backed Iran unleashes an attack to divert attention from the pending deep state FISA abuse report.

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    • Kerry_On says:

      Good read.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      Iran and Obama’s deep state/government sticking together til the end-which we hope is very soon.

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      • Dutchman says:

        mikeyboo,
        Please, give full credit where due; as the last democrat says, CONGRESS LEADERSHIP deserves a LOT of the credit!
        They blocked,Obama from closing Gitmo, but couldn’t prevent him from shipping planeloads of pallets of cash to a,State,sponsor of Terrorism?

        Only because they were totally ‘on board’ with it, thats the,ONLY way it happens.

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        • De Oppresso Liber says:

          Absolutely they were all for it…..after they insured they would get their cut, that is. TREASONOUS, corrupt scumbags…..hell, they and their treasonous, complicit, 5th column subversives infesting our national media, will actually support IRAN in any confrontation with President Trump. It is simply sickening on so many levels.

          I only hope that IF we actually do have a Second American Revolution, that it happens before I’m too old to participate, and that it happens before our children and grandchildren are forced to fight it.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Uh, we are IN it, right now! The nature of warfare changes, over time.
            If we get into a shooting CW, we won’t be using muskets or Henry rifles.
            Recently, wars have been fought on economic priciples, such as,Vietnam and Russia in afcrapistan; make it too expensive.

            And theres the whole ‘hearts and mind’ thing, and undermining the support of the populace.
            We are,IN a ‘civil war’ right now. Actually it is one front in a WORLD WAR, WW4.
            WW3 was the “cold war”, another manifestation of the change in warfare.
            Many fronts, CHINA, HK, NK, TAIWAN,…GB, EU, NATO,…IRAN, SA, ISRAEL,…Economic Security is,National Security.
            See the WHOLE Board.

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    • Daniel says:

      THAT is a winning observation. I honestly expected something domestic to happen… still could happen.

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  8. foo says:

    Pretty much all major powers except China have been caught flat-footed by the issue of Attack Drone Swarms.

    For years jingoists have claimed we have countermeasures, but if this were true we’d have equipped the saudis with at least some older generations of them.

    The aircraft carrier rendered expensive battleships obsolete by devolving equivalent deadly force to numerous, smaller delivery platforms, and in so doing destroyed British Imperial force projection.

    Unless the US Military moves quickly with countermeasures, drone swarms will do the same to the American Empire.

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  9. margarite1 says:

    Greenpeace was just out protest the oil supply from Houston today. Timing. Sort of like the global warming events where they get snowed on.

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  10. Bone Fish says:

    This will be very stock market and energy industry friendly this week.

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  11. Bigly says:

    “We’re goin to need more and bigger bombs.”

    General Patton

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  12. Kleen says:

    Let’s see…
    Osama Bin Laden dead.
    Isis in Iraq carpet bombed
    Sanctions hurting Iran
    Iran’s BFFs all getting squeezed. China, Venezuela, NK etc.

    Oh yeah, Iran is mad.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      Actually, this strike on the Saudi refineries makes me wonder just how safe are our own. I seriously doubt that only poor latinos are entering through our porous borders nor are drugs the only non personnel items trafficked either. Pictures of all those Houston refineries make them look awfully close together.

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  13. Kleen says:

    China is a major oil importer.
    They have been devaluing the yuan like there’s tomorrow to beat tariffs.

    Oil could go up and crush their economy. They need dollars to buy oil.

    They don’t have enough dollars.

    Bad luck for the dragon!

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    • Dutchman says:

      Sucks to be dragon. Devalued currency biting them in *ss, as oil, coal and food are more expensive, as well as anything else they have to import,.but food and energy are pretty vital.

      And its only gonna get worse, with passage of time. The CCP simply has NO good options, not even any ‘least bad options’,…really sucks to be them!

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  14. Oil futures will spike Sunday at 6PM. I wish I was long a few lots on close Friday. One thing is for sure- if you want to trade this event it would be best to short the spike- ideally after a retest/failure of the spike high. This is NOT a major supply disruption and we are going onto the slow season for oil consumption.

    It’s going to be dun watching the Libtards pretend that supply and demand don’t exist Monday morning. If these fools weren’t so dangerous they would be very entertaining.

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    • USTerminator says:

      A lot of closed shale wells will reopen next Monday. I support $100 oil now since it will create a lot of jobs and US industries are very energy efficient compare to China and other trading partners. This is the straw that breaks China back

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  15. Kleen says:

    Cheaters who devalued their currency to beat tariffs are having a bad day. Oil could go up on this news alone

    Imagine if things escalate from here?

    Best scenario; oil price goes up.

    Worse scenario; oil goes up and a major war breaks out.

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  16. Elric VIII says:

    President Trump needs to read the Riot Act to Iran. Whenever they (or their proxies, Hamas, Hezbelloh, and the Houthis) do a stunt like this they should be swatted hard.

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  17. KingBroly says:

    If politicians didn’t sell this country out as hard as they did, forcing consumers to buy Chinese made goods, China wouldn’t have the money to prop up these regimes (Venezuela, Pakistan (and in turn, Afghanistan), Iran, etc.) and these attacks.

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  18. James F says:

    The best drones pallets of US cash can buy.

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  19. montanamel says:

    I’m thinking it might be time to close some harbors over there…by force….deep penetrators and clusters. Change the topography of their “sea shore”, and any pipeline support/control/hubs. They, the Iranian’s are down to 1.?? MMbbls per day for export now….put ’em out of business…. tit for tat. Maybe Karg Island needs to be disappeared, eh?…along with any “shore installations”… easy Tomahawk targets…fly in the reloads before they send the “strongly worded message”…. At least one of them needs to “stray” over to their big kahuna meeting palace, what’s 1,200 lbs of HE when you only care to send the very best!!! Check-6 (I had missed that ‘ol “napalm in the morning smell”).

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  20. jx says:

    re: ensuring energy markets remain well supplied – fine
    re: Iran is held accountable for its aggression – that’s Suadi Arabia’s problem, not ours.

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  21. montanamel says:

    TEST….it just told me that I was double posting…..when I wasn’t…..Gererrrrrrrrrr.

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  22. KAR says:

    “Iranian backed Houthi terrorists used ten drones to attack Saudi oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province.”

    No, there is reason to doubt this. At least one expert on the Middle East says the drones were likely Iraqi and not Iranian or Houthi. It is dangerous to rely on MSM reports, or even the fake intelligence Trump gets, which was often dead wrong for example in Syria on Assad’s alleged “chemical weapons” attacks. Truth is important. More important than being blindly pro-Trump. We need to investigate this story before we believe it. Believing it could escalate world conflict. BTW, I remain a staunch Trump supporter.

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    • KAR says:

      More on this: Southfront.org agrees with SunDance that the Houthis launched the strike, BUT the Southfront story was by REUTERS. This rings alarm bells.

      Rothsch****d-owned Reuters has an interest in vilifying Iran, especially since Trump has announced greater Israel-US defense cooperation. Why Southfront would use Reuters is a mystery. I guess Southfront has gone south along with everyone else, since internet censorship has destroyed all sources of truth. I’ll continue looking into this, but it’s a dangerous story.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        I don’t see any reason for the Iraqi to be hitting SA right now – they have enough problems on their plates. The Iranians HAVE been support the Yemini rebels all along. Oscam’s razor says it’s the Iranians behind this. In either event – it is up to the SAUDIS to respond – not us.

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    • yucki says:

      I think the range is off for Yemen.
      Iraq’s my guess.

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  23. JC says:

    I dig this post, Dutch. Every word right on the money.

    Our President and Secretary of State working hard… on a Saturday… as always. President Trump has established our strength on multiple levels to be able to apply leverage to enemies and to be capable of supporting our allies worldwide. Has there ever been so competent a President?

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  24. montanamel says:

    Well, that flushed it out….

    Where’s a “Bolton” when you need one, eh?….

    FWIW: I’m figuring on $70/bbl due to trader greed….then a return to near “now” prices… Shipping insurance for crude cargos out of “Eastern Saudi” may take a spike as well, to maybe 10% for a week or two…really adds to the delivered costs too….. or, Saudi may choose to “self-insure” ???

    Everyone have a wonderful Saturday night… Eat more popcorn….Fart louder!!!

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  25. Stephen Van Devanter says:

    US is still importing 876,000 bbd from KSA, 11% of total oil imports. Hopefully the Venezuelan people will finally get their act together and replace their gov’t. After that, hopefully the US can help rebuild their petroleum industry and we can finally eliminate any need for ME oil. Venezuela has the largest proven petroleum reserves on the Planet and as an added benefit their oil sands petroleum is of better quality than the Canadian and is easier to bring to market.

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  26. It’s time someone burned the woodpile and the rat that’s in it. Who will do it? Any one?

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  27. Willy Nilly says:

    My problem with this is that the Houthis are basically the little guys who have been kicked around forever and now have risen up to claim their rights. So the Saudis are fighting them, well, in what world are the Saudis good guys? If Iran is arming the Houthis it’s only because the Houthis are desperate and will take support from anyone. This all started on Obozo’s watch and of course he did the wrong thing, but who wouldn’t have? I don’t see any USA politician saying “hey, what about the poor Houthis?” so it doesn’t look like anybody’s going to give them a break, and Trump won’t either, so I can’t fault Trump even though all of this is all wrong.

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    • JoeMeek says:

      So to the Saudi Royal family, the Houthis are the Deplorables ?

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    • Rhoda R says:

      The Houthis are rebelling against the Yemeni government NOT the Saudis. Yes the Saudis are allied with the Yemeni government but that doesn’t make them the bad guys in the treatment of the Houthis.

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      • yucki says:

        Yemen: The Other Civil Wars
        https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/yemen/articles/20190902.aspx
        […]
        Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the core of the Arab Coalition supporting the Yemen government against the Iran backed Shia rebels from the north. But disagreements between the UAE and Saudi Arabia over how to handle the war led to the UAE withdrawing most of its ground troops from Yemen earlier this year.

        The Saudis are mainly concerned about eliminating an Iranian ally operating on the southwestern border of Saudi Arabia and posing a threat to maritime traffic in the Red Sea. This is also of major concern for Egypt, which depends on Suez Canal transit fees for a major portion of its foreign currency income. Persian Gulf oil states depend on the Suez Canal to ship oil to Europe and receive exports from Europe.…

        The Saudis accuse the UAE of being more interesting in supporting another partition of Yemen as a more effective solution to the perpetual Yemeni crises. According to the Saudis the UAE supports Sunni separatist tribes in the south who want nothing to do with Shia dominated northern Yemen. The Saudis believe that the UAE expects to be allowed to invest in new ports and other facilities in southern Yemen after the war.

        This is probably true, but investing in new or upgraded port facilities throughout the region is a major business activity for the UAE. Perhaps that provides the UAE with a different view of the mess in Yemen and a perpetual source of friction with Saudi Arabia.…

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    • yucki says:

      There are no good guys.
      “Poor Houthis” is MB/Iran propaganda. We’ve been saturated with anti-Saudi media, 0’s Iran-deal echo-chamber. Muh-Khashoggi.

      Yemen is tribal warfare, has been, probably always will be. Egypt was mired in a hideous civil war there, want no part of any “allied coalition”. The interests of the UAE are not identical with the Saudis. They support different factions.

      Saudi Arabia Is Losing Yemen to Iran
      https://www.meforum.org/59323/saudi-arabia-is-losing-yemen-to-iran

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    • yucki says:

      Willy- No doubt more than you’ll ever want to know, but anyway:

      The Houthi War Machine: From Guerrilla War to State Capture
      https://ctc.usma.edu/houthi-war-machine-guerrilla-war-state-capture/

      Abstract: The Houthi rebels have been at war with the Yemeni government almost constantly since 2004. In the first six years, the Houthis fought an increasingly effective guerrilla war in their mountainous home provinces, but after 2010, they metamorphosed into the most powerful military entity in the country, capturing the three largest cities in Yemen. The Houthis quickly fielded advanced weapons they had never before controlled, including many of Iranian origin. The story of how they moved from small-arms ambushes to medium-range ballistic missiles in half a decade provides a case study of how an ambitious militant group can capture and use a state’s arsenals and benefit from Iran’s support.

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  28. snellvillebob says:

    I seem to remember that we are most likely still importing Saudi Light Crude since it is easier and cleaner to refine into gasoline. The oil we pump here is high in sulfur and costly to refine into gasoline so we export a good deal of it.

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    • SHV says:

      The bottom line is that, as of last month, US oil consumption was 20.46 million barrels per day, US oil production, as of last week, was 12.4 mbpd. The 8+ mbpd shortfall has to imported from somewhere, IIRC, currently 40% come from Canada and 11% from KSA, etc.

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  29. ezgoer says:

    I see large sales of Patriot and Iron Dome missile defense systems to the Suadi Arabia in the very near future. Surprised they didn’t already have them to protect their oil infrastructure.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      This was apparently a drone attack. I don’t see how a missel defense system would protect against an attack of this sort. Actually, when you get right down to it, the whole logistics of this attack doesn’t make sense…do drones have the same kind of range that a missel does to fly across the great Saudi interior desert? With that kind of precision? Do we actually know where the drones were launched from?

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  30. ezgoer says:

    Oil stocks up up and away on Monday.

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  31. citizen817 says:

    Call me crazy, Isn’t it entirely possible that it wasn’t Iran that did this. I need to see some proof that this attack was unequivocally Iran, and not us. Given that out Intel community and State Dept are known liars, and filled with Bush1, Clinton, Obama Deep State holdovers that want to see War happen. With the ouster of Bolton, it seems like awfully convenient timing.

    Given the attack has been quite surprising for the amount of damage it caused (from the article), it makes me wonder…was it the Houthi’s?

    Could be a rogue (or permissioned CIA op) to try and suck POTUS in to a response… since he called off the last payback for taking out one of our drones.

    Just like in the Cyber World where identities can be masked to seem like some one else did the hack… it’s a possibility. JMO

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    • Rhoda R says:

      Anything is possible, but if these purported deep state moles wanted to guarantee the US involvement they would have targeted a US asset like a war ship or the US embassy. Something like that would almost certainly force the President to respond the way they want – or they think they want.

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  32. Dave Dunn says:

    Has anybody else read Mark Davidson’s book: Daniel Revisited? (released in 2013). He has some conjectures that are very interesting to what’s happening over there in the ME.

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  33. Aintree says:

    Tensions and military attacks in various locations on both sides seem to have increased ever since John Bolton left the WH. Or am I wrong?

    The breakdown of the Camp David “peace talks” and Iran’s attacks (via Yemen?) on Saudi Arabia have exposed the fact that the bellicose Iranians, their proxy terrorists, other Islamists and their supporters have been playing possum to some degree but their inherent blood lust has been awakened by recent bombing events and probably the continued punishing sanctions.

    Unfortunately, the more moderate Iranian people are still being led by Islamist radicals so this is not likely to end well for them despite P Trump agreeing to have serious talks with Rouhani—without any preconditions.

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  34. tonyE says:

    Ship all that pork that China just bought from us to Iran.

    Ooops! My bad. Sorry.

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  35. Color Me Not Surprised says:

    Hmmmm… the FISA abuse investigation coming out. Iran attacks Saudi oil production. The false flag has increased in intensity…

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  36. zorg2 says:

    America should be engaged in regime overthrow in Iran and support the Iranian young people who are against the mullahs, but but I’m afraid Trump will sit on his tiny hands as he has with almost everything, even though militarily, we’re all over the damn world, just not where we need to be!
    😠

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  37. zorg2 says:

    America should be engaged in regime overthrow in Iran and support the Iranian young people who are against the mullahs, but but I’m afraid Trump will sit on his tiny hands as he has with almost everything, even though militarily, we’re all over the damn world, just not where we need to be!
    😠

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    • zorg2 says:

      I predicted it but if America did nothing militarily that the Iranians would escalate, and so they have. Squeezing the regime economically will do little.
      Trump does not understand the Middle East, too bad he fired Bolton.
      And offering the Saudi’s military equipment will just make them better prepared to use it against Israel in the future, which is not out of the question. Attacking the regime is something we should do, not just delegate this. That we don’t do this, makes it look like we are scared, and frankly, that’s probably the truth!

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  38. yucki says:

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  39. yucki says:

    Saudi Oil Attack: This Is the Big One
    The technological sophistication and audacity of Saturday’s attack will linger over the energy market
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-oil-attack-this-is-the-big-one-11568480576

    FTA: While the outage may not last long given redundancies in Saudi oil infrastructure, the attack may build in a premium to oil prices that has long been absent due to complacency. Indeed, traders may now need to factor in new risks that threaten to take not hundreds of thousands but millions of barrels off the market at a time. U.S. shale production may have upended the world energy market with nimble output, but the market’s reaction time is several months, not days or weeks, and nowhere near enough to replace several million barrels.

    After the smoke clears and markets calm down, the technological sophistication and audacity of Saturday’s attack will linger over the energy market.

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  40. GP says:

    So with all the sophisticated equipment we’ve sold SA the Saudis couldn’t detect and stop several drones?

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  41. C-Low says:

    Debka says the drones came from Iraq Iranian militia bases.

    But because the the Yemen Iranian militia claim the attack we should take the opportunity to close a Iranian front down. The Saudi are a major military customer and ally but they are weak in tactic and ability. Use them for what they are a rear guard. We should do what the US does well send a heavy division to Yemen literally to run over the Iranian backed forces and let the Saudi forces hold the ground behind. Run as a blitz force conquer the territory then pull out leaving the Saudi GCC coalition to hold the territory which they can do. The US military is amazing at the blitz break destroy take but we are not good at the grinding hold. Leverage our strength and let the GCC do the grind. That is the US foreign policy way we are the balance beam breaker not the colonial., i.e. we leverage allies to offset enemies as we stand back in the ability to break the balance when we do intervene and then pull back again as our allies hold the balance.

    I is a way to hit Iran hard while not causing a regional war and also put all of Iran’s other proxies on notice that their shows of loyalty will come at high cost if it attracts US attention.

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  42. Scott Allan Cole says:

    I’m concerned about the possibility that this was a false flag operation. It is my understanding that we are gearing up for a conflict with Iran. An attack like this in Saudi Arabia provides support for that conflict. POTUS better tread very lightly here. A war with Iran will destroy is presidency.

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    • JC says:

      SAC:
      “White House – Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to offer his support for Saudi Arabia’s self-defense…”

      Operative phrase: “…offer his support for Saudi Arabia’s SELF-DEFENSE…”

      President Trump has not only “tread lightly” but has repeatedly and consistently demonstrated his utter distaste for involving the U.S. in ANY offshore armed conflict. He had the foresight to identify the countries to be held accountable for policing Iran, established an alliance with MbS/Saudi Arabia and sold them weapons and other military equipment.

      Now, it’s a phone call to MbS and an offer to sell them any additional equipment or arms they need. Not even a hint of an offer to send our military to assist. Sounds like a plan to me, and it is completely consistent with his campaign promises and his commitment to the respect for, and safety of, our military.

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  43. Trent Telenko says:

    You are seeing here with the Iranians an exterior manifestation of their internal political power games..

    Irrational regimes become more so under pressure as the internal power games of “I’m more militant/nutball than thou” take over.

    The need to show ideological purity and resolve — “virtue signaling” in modern terms — as a means of achieving power inside the ruling in-group becomes more important than objective reality. As outside reality is merely a symbol to be used in the internal power game.

    The ruling Imperial Japanese military faction in WW2 was a classic example of this “irrational regime hypothesis.”

    The problem with that insight is that Western academic & most political cultural elites runs from it screaming.

    It is too bloody reality based and shows that sweet words are useless in many cases.
    The insight looks far too much like the Islamic world of today for the PC cultural cohorts to write about without a Leftist “cancellation.cultural attack” AKA “Unpersoning.”

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