Apparently Trump is locked and loaded.
Despite being ready to dump a load (of ordinance) on Iran the President sent his Press Secretary to clarify the tweet in what seems like a step back from the brink. Perhaps his policy is constipated?
Something smells bad
All we can say is that something smells about the whole affair. Who do we go to for the truth? Should we ask Pompeo who admits that he lies,cheats and steals or should we ask the Saudi's (LOL)?
The lying liars lie
The only thing that is a certainty is that everything you are told is a lie. We live in the post truth era. Truth does not matter only perception. We will tell you what to think. What we know is that the Houthi's admitted it and that Iran denied it. Any truth to those statements? Well, the Houthi's apparently do have the drone capability.
Yemen has endured bombings by Saudi and the killing of elementary school children in their buses by using lockheed missiles delivered by US and Saudi pilots in US Aircraft. Only Iran has condemned these killings. We must not forget that it was Trump who left JCPOA, declared a de-facto war on Iran through sanctions, and has ignored the call to stop aiding the Saudis in the attacks on Yemen.
Double speak or News speak?
Now for some conspiracy theories
Like four ducks in a row. So neat and so precise and very little burn marks. They should be easy to repair just put a stop valve in the hole....voila! Some say that this is all about pumping and dumping the oil prices as shale prices were falling. ( https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-09-01/murderers-row-oil-and-gas-bankruptcies-accelerate-137-billion-debt-matures-over ) Oil demand is plummeting (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-demand/oil-demand-growth-grinding-to-lowest-in-years-as-global-economy-stalls-idUSKCN1TD0YI ). The fires have been put out in less than a week. Job done. See the images of the Abqaiq infrastructure: https://imgur.com/a/OKmcC18 And despite the satellite surveillance of the most congested area in the world no one saw the attack? And despite a "shield" of Patriot missiles and Hawk batteries the flying Houthi junk-drones could not be stopped (LOL)? This is all very strange especially as Trump mentioned American military technical (weaponry) superiority . Might this be in response to Putin's recent trolling?
Some (conspiracy theorists) are saying that the US capability is not up to scratch. The Russians have developed the S-300 and the S-400 and are supplying them to their allies. It is generally acknowledged that these are far superior technology. The reasoning goes that the USA now produces junk through the military contracting system and that everything is corrupted. After the fiasco with the Boeing aircraft (Boeing is also a military contractor) this seems likely. Just because you spend "trillions" on it does not make it better and Russia has been concentrating on defensive equipment such as the S-300 and S-400. This might well explain why the USA has backed down (albeit temporarily).
American Military Doctrine Backfires, Hyped and Extortionate US Air Defenses are Pathetic
Others point to Bibi being given a slap-down by Putin.
This is where and how the winds -and with them the tectonic plates-have
shifted. And don’t underestimate it. Bibi can presumably count on Trump
more than any other US President in his time, and the US is supposedly
this almighty force, also in the Middle East, but today Putin just tells
him “don’t you dare!” Putin refuses to let him touch Assad’s territory
and -Russian- weapons.
The clincher is those weapons have become so sophisticated that Bibi,
Trump support or not, puts his tail between his legs and flies back,
hoping nobody notices what shape he’s in. And in that humiliation, Lebanon
is the cherry that Putin puts on top of the pie. “Now that you’re here,
I want you to stop harassing Lebanon too. Yes, now you may go.”
Lebanon must have stunned Bibi.
See the article below:
Others are saying that Israel is behind the attack: Israel stages F35 Saudi attack after Putin’s smackdown of Netanyahu over Syria https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/09/15/israel-stages-f35-saudi-attack-after-putins-smackdown-of-netanyahu-over-syria/
Comment of the day
Referring to the Epstein incident one joker says;
Two American spy HD satellites covering the region in KSA where the oil
facilities were attacked were malfunctioning and footage is unusable.
Moreover, the NSA/CIA employees tasked with monitoring events in the
region were asleep while the incident occurred.
He should have added that the drone pieces were buried in an unmarked grave and it has been handed over to the FBI to investigate (sic). What a shame that Bolton was fired only a few days ago.
UK Column report: