US and Saudi Arabia response on criticall infrastructure

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Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:40 pm

rudemarine wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:28 pm
The US, Saudi Arabia and Israel need to set them back 50 years
Truthfully, I don't think Iran would notice the difference.

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Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:42 pm

Silent wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Saudi columnist in Saudi newspaper Okaz: “We have no allies except ourselves.”

The column runs under the subtitle “hint, hint, and clearly.” تلميح و تصريح

“We‘re on our own, and we must act accordingly. The allies of yesterday are no longer the same.”

https://www.okaz.com.sa/article/1747015

https://twitter.com/hxhassan
That is likely just false intel meant for Iran to see. They need to understand that assets take time to get into place and target packages need to be lined up. It took months to get everything staged for the war against Iraq.

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Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:46 pm

DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:40 pm
rudemarine wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:28 pm
The US, Saudi Arabia and Israel need to set them back 50 years
Truthfully, I don't think Iran would notice the difference.
Most of Iran would not see a difference other than they were no longer ruled by Tyrants and would likely party for weeks on end. Take the Republican Guard out, weaken the Army around the Capital and watch how fast the Mullahs are hanging from the bridges in Tehran.

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Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:48 pm

Does Iran want to go to war? From their point of view, what does engaging in one provocation after another, each more egregious than the last, serve? Is it just desperation? Do they believe that they can force the US back to the negotiating table? Or is it possible that they think that they can give the US a “bloody nose”, perhaps the loss of a carrier in the gulf and that this combined with a crashing world economy due to attacks on oil assets could cause the US to retreat from the region? Regardless, Iran’s behavior as a nation does not seem entirely rational.

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Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:58 pm

Today I saw a train as long as the eye could see loaded with nothing but A1 Abrams Tanks headed in the direction they head when deploying. I looked on youtube and found a video posted of a similar train, so something seems to be happening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUaO-VsqQ6g

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Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:37 am

TheChrome wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:58 pm
Today I saw a train as long as the eye could see loaded with nothing but A1 Abrams Tanks headed in the direction they head when deploying. I looked on youtube and found a video posted of a similar train, so something seems to be happening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUaO-VsqQ6g
Be careful about videos on YouTube. Who knows how old the original video is?

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Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 am

DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:37 am
TheChrome wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:58 pm
Today I saw a train as long as the eye could see loaded with nothing but A1 Abrams Tanks headed in the direction they head when deploying. I looked on youtube and found a video posted of a similar train, so something seems to be happening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUaO-VsqQ6g
Be careful about videos on YouTube. Who knows how old the original video is?
I agree, but this video checks out. The town listed in the video is north of Houston, Tx and if you look at the weather and the date in the video it is consistent with the tropical storm in that area.

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Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:54 am

TheChrome wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:58 pm
Today I saw a train as long as the eye could see loaded with nothing but A1 Abrams Tanks headed in the direction they head when deploying. I looked on youtube and found a video posted of a similar train, so something seems to be happening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUaO-VsqQ6g
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Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:59 am

This is the first thing that I have seen about Saudi response.
Saudi Arabian fighter jets participated in a recent operation targeting Iranian militia positions in the eastern Syrian city of Albu Kamal across from the Iraqi border, according to a report by Independent Arabia citing a western source.

The source told the news outlet that the operations resulted in the killing and wounding of several militants as well as the destruction of several weapons depots, including missiles and drones.

Saudi fighter jets, including jets [from other countries] monitored changes in the positions of Iranian militias, especially those of the Quds Force in Albu Kamal and other areas in the Iraqi-Syrian border, destroying warehouses, batteries, missiles and a drone base all believed were about to be used by Iran to strike other Saudi targets after targeting Aramco,” the western source, who declined to be named, told Independent Arabia.
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/mi ... rabia.html

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Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:46 pm

Felagund 909 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Does Iran want to go to war? From their point of view, what does engaging in one provocation after another, each more egregious than the last, serve? Is it just desperation? Do they believe that they can force the US back to the negotiating table? Or is it possible that they think that they can give the US a “bloody nose”, perhaps the loss of a carrier in the gulf and that this combined with a crashing world economy due to attacks on oil assets could cause the US to retreat from the region? Regardless, Iran’s behavior as a nation does not seem entirely rational.
Iran is definitely testing the resolve of the US and Western allies in the region. So far, our inability to meaningfully stand up to them has projected an image of weakness. They will continue to swat at the sleeping bear until we have no choice but to react. And the reaction will not be pretty when it finally comes. We need to send a strong message, short of escalating to full war, that we have had enough of their adventures.

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