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Sun Sep 15, 2019, 10:57 AM

Iran warns U.S. after drone attacks on Saudi refineries

Source: Euronews & Reuters

Iran has warned the U.S. that its bases and aircraft carriers are within range of its missiles after Tehran was blamed for drone attacks on two oil refineries in Saudi Arabia.

The attacks on Saturday—which knocked out half of Saudi Arabia's oil output and caused massive fires—were claimed by Yemen's Houthis, a rebel group aligned with Iran and currently fighting a war against the Saudi-led coalition which has seen a spate of similar attacks.

A commander in Iran's revolutionary guard hit back on Sunday, warning that U.S. bases within 2,000 kilometres of the country were "within range of our missiles". He was also quoted as saying that Iran "has already been ready for a fully-fledged war."

Later, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi, speaking on state TV, dismissed the U.S. claim as "pointless".

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Read more: https://www.euronews.com/2019/09/14/drone-attacks-on-saudi-aramco-facilities-saudi-media



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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 11:03 AM

1. Me thinks someone is in line to profit from $100 bbl oil

Now if I could just figure out who has been propping up the carbon extraction industry???

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 11:25 AM

2. Those 100 dollar +

Futures will be in the money later today.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 11:27 AM

3. A war for oil again . . . .

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:05 PM

4. Is it odd that SA didn't have radar and SAMs

to protect from an attack like this?

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:07 PM

5. I believe they do as they have been shooting down missiles Iran gives to the rebels for years..

...but drones can fly a lot lower and have a much smaller radar & heat signature.

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:25 PM

8. They have US-made Patriot and HAWK missiles - and US-made radars

But perhaps they could not detect the drones.....

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:08 PM

6. Hey, Iran! You're within range.....

...of our intercontinental ballistic missiles--w/ nukes. So STFU!

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Response to lastlib (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 01:41 PM

11. They said this in response to unsubstantiated accusations that they hit SA oil fields.

So it was a verbal counterattack, not the threat that it is written to sound like.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 01:58 PM

12. Were you quoting from a trump tweet?

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:20 PM

7. But bombing school buses is Okay?

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:29 PM

9. This is a manufactured crises

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 01:37 PM

10. So did Iran actually admit to attacking the Saudi oil wells?

Because I suspect Israel and other pro-war forces of sabotage with the intent to force the US into war with Iran.

On edit - The article says Yemen's Houthis, a rebel group fighting a war against the Saudi-led coalition took credit for the attacks.

"But U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Tehran late on Saturday, arguing that there was "no evidence" that the attacks came from Yemen."

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 04:57 PM

13. I Think Pompey is Spreading a Lie

I think Pompeo is spreading a lie about this. I would be very very surprised if this were true.
It is shocking that he could lie about something so very important! This is a Neocon fantasy that is way out of control!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 12:41 AM

14. We have 3 corrupt administrations at play, Israel, the U.S., and Saudi Arabia. I'm skeptical.

Trump knows he's in trouble and this is the kind of ''wag the dog'' he's needing to deflect from his miserable Presidency. This man is a criminal with no moral compass what-so-ever. You can post all the 'nuclear emojis' you want. But this is some serious business.

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