Saudi Arabia oil production reduced by drone strikes

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Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:14 pm

Senior military analyst for @AJENews predicts imminent Saudi retaliation on Iranian targets for earlier oil strikes.

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Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:50 pm

Seriously, SA is no match for Iran, the US knows that, and it would most likely result in almost total destruction of SA oil production, and the US does not want that also sfaik.

SA and it allies should have reached some sort of peace deal with the Houthis long ago, it was inevitable that the Houthis would eventually learn to inflict serious damage to SA infrastructure as SA has done to Houthi infrastructure since the beginning of their entry into the conflict between Shiite and Sunni Yemenis.

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DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:55 pm
willrod1989 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:27 pm
DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:35 pm
We're going to be watching this, especially if Saudi Arabia actually has the gumption to attack Iran directly.
D4 perhaps?
If SA attacks Iran? Good question. When Iran and Iraq were fighting, DEFCON stayed at 5. The US and Russia weren't really involved. It all depends on who decides to put their noses into it.
Just a suggestion but it may be a good idea to begin operating under the assumption that Iran possesses at least one nuclear weapon. Especially considering recent Russian involvement in Iran.
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Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:40 am

Iran wants people to think it was the Houthis but the drones were picked up by Kawait and came from Iraq. Iran can launch missiles at Saudi but they have missiles of their own to shoot back and a much more powerful airforce to bomb Iran with. Iraq shut up Iran for a long time after it bombed Tehran.

If Saudi Arabia decides to attack then you know the Israelis are going in with them. The US wont likely sit that one out. They will make sure the attacking aircraft get in and out with proper F-22 cover and might even lend a few B-2s to get the lights turned off and the fight started.

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#FLASH: Saudi and American officials are investigating the possibility that attacks on Saudi oil facilities Saturday involved cruise missiles launched from Iraq or Iran - @WSJ

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Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:10 am

A set of questions comes to my mind

Why from Iraq?
Is the oil prize increase enough to rebuild the facilities?
Why not international investigation?
How is Israel reacting?

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Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:43 pm

The Houthis could never reach that far north for starters. Two Kuwait sure would not have seen them coming thru their ADIZ going south if so lol. Iran wants to avoid a direct fight with Saudi because they know Israel and the US will aid them.

In my opinion Saudi must retaliate and do it in such a way that Iran will think twice about hitting back or Iran will be embolden to strike more and harder. Saudi would also look extremely weak if they dont. Israel will need to take out Irans missile sites at the same time to put that issue to bed for years to come. With their F-35s taking out Irans air defense sites nobody would know it was them anyway.

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Erecon wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:10 am
A set of questions comes to my mind

Why from Iraq?
Is the oil prize increase enough to rebuild the facilities?
Why not international investigation?
How is Israel reacting?
Likely from Iran not Iraq as they do not want the Iraqi government to go head hunting in the south for dragging them into it.

Saudi could rebuild it in gold if they felt like it lol.

Lol. It just took international investigators what? Ten years to find that it was a Russian supplied BUK missile launcher given to the Ukraine separatist that shot down that civilian air liner. Even though people had proof days after via civil sats and civilian vids and pics of it being trucked back into Russia minus a missile.

Making strike plans likely incase Saudi calls because they have been training with each other for years to hit Irans nuke sites.

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Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:54 pm

If Saudi Arabia does not hit back I think we can all safely assume Iran has a few nuclear warheads. The only other thing that would stop them is a gaurentee that we will strike them soon.

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Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:59 pm

Iran has dismissed accusations by the United States that Tehran was behind drone attacks that set ablaze two major Saudi Aramco oil installations, as Saudi Arabia raced to restore operations at the damaged facilities.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran, saying it "has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply".

"There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen," Pompeo said on Twitter, referring to the Houthis' claim of responsibility. He did not provide any evidence to support his claim.

In response, Iran's foreign ministry on Sunday called the US allegations "meaningless" and said they were meant to justify actions against Iran.

"Such remarks ... are more like plotting by intelligence and secret organisations to damage the reputation of a country and create a framework for future actions," spokesman Abbas Mousavi said.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/ ... 07652.html

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