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Iranian proxies have not been deterred from attacks on Saudi Arabia, this looked different from previous Houthi attacks. Dunford says to reporters
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#BREAKING: Pentagon preparing a report on who was responsible for the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities and intends to make it public within 48 hours - via @bpolitics

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.@VP Mike Pence reiterates @realDonaldTrump's words that the US is ready to act after state-owned oil facilities in Saudi Arabia were targeted.

The attack originated from inside Iran according to US media reports.

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Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:20 pm

.@SecPompeo will head to #KSA tonight and then meet with MBS to discuss the attacks on the oil facility and, of course, #Iran. https://t.co/RMfvEMQUYn

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NEWS: The US has identified the exact locations in Iran from which a combination of more than 20 drones and cruise missiles was launched against the Saudi oil facilities—from southern Iran at the northern end of the Persian Gulf, per a Sr. US official to @CBSDavidMartin @CBSNews

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Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:24 pm

Dunford said he is waiting on Saudi to make a public announcement on attack, said we don’t have overhwad imagery to share and unblinking eye at all times

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#BREAKING: NPR's @TBowmanNPR reports 2 pentagon sources say US satellites picked up Iran readying drones & missiles at launch sites inside the country prior to the attack on a Saudi oil facility this past Saturday- via @gbrumfiel

#BREAKING: Trump administration is weighing a range of options for a retaliatory action against Iran, including a cyberattack or physical strike on Iranian oil facilities or Revolutionary Guard assets, U.S. officials & others briefed on the deliberations told NBC News

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#BREAKING: That could entail a strike by Saudi Arabia, that the U.S. would support with intelligence, targeting information and surveillance capabilities — but without the U.S. actually firing any weapons at Iran, one person familiar with the planning said.

#BREAKING: Other possibilities include hitting missile launch sites, bases or other assets belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the elite Iranian military unit blamed for much of Iran's paramilitary operations against adversaries outside of the country.

#BREAKING: US military planners have revisited a long-identified list of potential Iranian targets that could constitute a proportional response. Those include a strike on Iran's Abadan oil refinery, one of the world's largest, or Kharg Island, Iran's biggest oil export facility


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Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:35 am

If Iran had really launched drones and missiles into SA, they would have had to cross the Persian Gulf, and there is no way imho they would not have been detected by the numerous radar early warning systems on land and naval ships in the area. That is the evidence required to prove it was Iran imho, not residue of the drones and missiles at the impact sites.

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Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:22 am

Ben D wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:35 am
If Iran had really launched drones and missiles into SA, they would have had to cross the Persian Gulf, and there is no way imho they would not have been detected by the numerous radar early warning systems on land and naval ships in the area. That is the evidence required to prove it was Iran imho, not residue of the drones and missiles at the impact sites.
KSA could have the best air defense network in the world and it wouldn't matter if it were manned by Saudi soldiers. It reminds me of this article:

https://www.meforum.org/441/why-arabs-lose-wars

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KYprep wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:22 am

KSA could have the best air defense network in the world and it wouldn't matter if it were manned by Saudi soldiers. It reminds me of this article:

https://www.meforum.org/441/why-arabs-lose-wars
Yes I understand your point, but the tech would be mostly autonomous nowadays wrt detecting and tracking targets that enter the airspace covered. And this data would be stored for some time for later analysis if required. As well there are British and US naval vessels with modern radar airspace surveillance. If Iran could send drones and missiles across the Persian Gulf without detection with all the radar resources available there, then radar tech has gone backwards from when I worked with radars in the 60s.

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