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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 05:42 PM

Pompeo blames Iran for drone attacks on Saudi oil field

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pinned the blame on Iran for an attack at a Saudi oil field in a pair of tweets Saturday.
Drone strikes on crucial Saudi Arabian oil facilities have disrupted about half of the kingdom's oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply, CNN Business reported earlier Saturday. Yemen's Houthi rebels took responsibility for the attacks but they are often backed by Iran.

"Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy," Pompeo tweeted, referencing Iran's president Hassan Rouhani and foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. "Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply," Pompeo continued. "There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen."

Saudi Arabia has been leading a military campaign to quash the Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015. The conflict is widely seen as a proxy war between the Saudis and Iran, which has been backing the Houthis. Pompeo also called for other countries to denounce Iran and promised American efforts to help support the energy market. "We call on all nations to publicly and unequivocally condemn Iran's attacks," he tweeted. "The United States will work with our partners and allies to ensure that energy markets remain well supplied and Iran is held accountable for its aggression."

CNN has reached out to the State Department for further information regarding the attack and who was involved. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle weighed in on Pompeo's characterizations of the attack. "This is such irresponsible simplification and it's how we get into dumb wars of choice," Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut tweeted in response to Pompeo. "The Saudis and Houthis are at war," he added. "The Saudis attack the Houthis and the Houthis attack back. Iran is backing the Houthis and has been a bad actor, but it's just not as simple as Houthis=Iran."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/14/politics/pompeo-drone-strikes-saudi-oil/index.html



Even with Bolton gone, the war-mongering goes on.

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Reply Pompeo blames Iran for drone attacks on Saudi oil field (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Sep 14 OP
walkingman Sep 14 #1
RockRaven Sep 14 #2
duforsure Sep 14 #3
rockfordfile Sep 14 #4
VarryOn Sep 14 #5
SunSeeker Sep 14 #6
KPN Sep 14 #7
McKim Sep 15 #14
KPN Sep 15 #16
Maxheader Sep 14 #8
KPN Sep 15 #17
Brother Buzz Sep 15 #18
KPN Sep 15 #20
Brother Buzz Sep 15 #21
underpants Sep 14 #9
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 14 #10
NickB79 Sep 14 #11
Fan of Da Bearse Sep 14 #12
duforsure Sep 15 #13
Bradical79 Sep 15 #15
The Liberal Lion Sep 15 #19

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 05:57 PM

1. Trump knows his only chance is a war. Why should the US bomb Iran?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:08 PM

2. Trump had just ditched pro-war Bolton and signaled he'd bribe Iran for a weak-ass "deal" so...

cui bono?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:25 PM

3. I don't trust anything from him

Or this president or his administration. They have lied so much why would anyone trust this as a fact. Is Putin behind this ? Then they can accuse Iran of it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:52 PM

4. Pompeo is already a known liar.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:00 PM

5. Iran doing this is implausible!

They dealt with us in good faithduring Obama's time Fake news, no doubt!!!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:20 PM

6. Bolton's ghost lives on. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:22 PM

7. F'ing war mongers! This is the stuff that

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makes me “radical”. We’ve become the Roman Empire all over again. Wanna get ahead — join the military; chances are you won’t get killed or maimed, you’ll develop a marketable skill and an early retirement if you make it 20 years — you can even then get a lucrative federal job and double dip! And we war mongers get to control the earth in the end, it’s resources and it’s wealth. Good deal huh?

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Response to KPN (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 08:31 AM

14. Only In Pompeo's Dreams

This is just a fantasy on his part, wishful thinking from a religious fanatic.

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Response to McKim (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 11:32 AM

16. Let's hope you are right. The war mongers have proven themselves too many times

in the past to trust in anything but hope and a Democratic landslide in 2020.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:42 PM

8. Figured the drone attack..


Was by the people saudi has been bombing..because they are too gutless (saudi) to go in with boots on the ground..

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 11:32 AM

17. And where do and are they getting their aircraft and bombs?

I understand the "balance" concept, but ...

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Response to KPN (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:20 PM

18. We sold them a ton of shit

And speaking of shit, I guess the air defense systems we sold them are shit too.

Royal Saudi Air Defense

Peace Shield

Remote-controlled air/ground radio communications sites.
17 Lockheed Martin AN/FPS-117 long-range phased array, 3-dimensional air search radar.
6 Northrop-Grumman AN/TPS-43 portable 3-dimensional tactical air search radar.
Raytheon Improved HAWK air defense missile system.
Raytheon MIM-104 Patriot air defense missile system
Oerlikon Contraves Skyguard 35mm Twin Cannon Short Range air defense system
Lockheed Martin THAAD anti-ballistic missile defense system.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:43 PM

20. That's just the recent stuff isn't it? Doesn't include future commitments tRump made

to the Saudi prince or all the armaments we've sold them over the years.

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Response to KPN (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 01:02 PM

21. Yes, and yes. And I understand Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Northrop-Grumman.....

are not returning telephone calls from a bunch of steamed Saudi princes.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:49 PM

9. Holy smokes. Just got back from dinner and saw this. Definitely Iran connected.

Seems pretty obvious to me.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 08:11 PM

10. Oh fuck you Pompeo

What's worse, blowing up a refinery or cluster bombing civilians?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 09:54 PM

11. Given the size of the drones and the distance flown, they weren't homemade

You're talking about payloads of hundreds of pounds, flown hundreds of miles. Not something you can buy on Amazon.

There aren't a huge number of sources for them; maybe a dozen nations they could come from. Of those, Iran and Pakistan would be the top two.

My guess is that they were sold by the Iranians, but the Iranians never thought the Houthis would go so far using them like this.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 10:52 PM

12. Houthi rebels claim drone attack on Saudi Arabia oil facility

 



Okay, the Houthis are supported by Iran. But that's not enough for the neocon chickenhawks. No, it actually has to be Iran in order to justify the war they want against yet another Muslim country.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 05:54 AM

13. With this lying administration

This could be a planned and funded event for them to use against Iran to use to start another war , and it would fit right in with their pattern of doing things.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 09:39 AM

15. No shit

It's a war between the Iran backed Houthis and U.S. backed Saudi Arabia. Lots of weapons and logistical support are going to trace back to our respective countries. And I'm pretty sure that in this particular conflict, our weapons and support has a pretty high body count.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:30 PM

19. Bullshit

it's manufactured crises

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