O’Donnell interviewed MBS for 60 minutes (see below for a brief clip):
Oil prices would likely soar to “unimaginable” highs that we “haven’t seen in our lifetimes” as global supplies are disrupted.
“If the world does not take a strong and firm action to deter Iran, we will see further escalations that will threaten world interests. Oil supplies will be disrupted and oil prices will jump to unimaginably high numbers that we haven’t seen in our lifetimes.”
Finally, touching on the issue of a ceasefire in Yemen, MbS said Saudi Arabia is working diligently toward peace. He added that he considers the Houthi-backed ceasefire a “positive step.”
Not long after, O’Donnell wrapped up the interview with a final question: “What lessons have you learned? And have you made mistakes?
“Of course I’ve made mistakes,” MbS insisted.
"Even prophets make mistakes, so how come we, as humans, expect not to make mistakes?"
Well I don’t know any prophets who saw people into pieces….mind you Manasseh had the prophet Isaiah sawed in half. Perhaps it is a middle east tradition handed down by despots? (p.s. MBS is opening his country up to tourism. Book now and get your visa’s to avoid the rush. Public executions are must see. No infidels allowed in Mecca or Medina. And no alcohol. And cover up. Have fun!!)
A (fictional) journalist put the following scenario forward “Aramco is unhappy with how quickly oil prices dropped after the “Iranian attack”, and since its objective from the very beginning – especially with its IPO looming – was to get oil prices higher, and with its reputation to prevent “outside shocks” in tatters, it is now creating its own bottlenecks in restoring output”. The official response was:
Maybe they should call for intergalactic assistance? https://youtu.be/Xto2J-5MW1A And perhaps install some star fleet phasers rather than patriot missiles?
U.S. Ships More Air Defense Systems That Do Not Work To Saudi Arabia
Saudi’s foreign minister (wearing my wife’s tea towel on his head) tells Hadley Gamble from CNBCi that “The attack against Saudi Aramco was an attack against the world” when challenged that he claimed that the Kingdom would be prepared to fight until the last American soldier he said that was “ridiculous” (because Saudi Arabia won’t attack Iran. But it may pay someone else to Nesrine Malik; The US is being fooled that it needs to rescue its ally in the Middle East. The Saudis always get others to fight for them https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/22/saudi-arabia-iran-us-middle-east-saudis#comments
They are at it again
The Wall Street Journal (again) reports: Yemeni Rebels Warn Iran Plans Another Strike Soon The information has been passed along to the Saudis and the U.S., according to people briefed on the warnings
BEIRUT—Houthi militants in Yemen have warned foreign diplomats that Iran is preparing a follow-up strike to the missile and drone attack that crippled Saudi Arabia’s oil industry a week ago, people familiar with the matter said.
People not familiar with the matter said:
Has anyone noticed the amount of refinery fires etc lately?
Every night we will tell you a new fairy tale. This time it is not Sinbad or Ali-Baba and the forty thieves (though it might involve Ali-Bibi and the forty thieves). Suffice to say that this tale is also meant to put you to sleep.
Surveying the Damage
Every good fairy tale book comes with nice pictures…..here follow the images:
And now a news rapport on how the repairs are going:
Now have a look at this website that I discovered. It claims that the Saudis have confirmed that missiles were fired from the Iraq-Kuwait border region and that one of the cruise missile engines found having been manufactured by NATO member Czech Republic military rocket producer. Look at the images….
O’Brien talked about US “hostages” held in Tehran’s Evin prison.“Could we secure, could we send in a couple of ranger battalions and secure the neighborhood and send in one of our sabre teams and breach the prison and get our folks out? We could do that,” he stated. O’Brien acknowledged that “there would be a tremendous cost that goes along with it, establishing an air corridor, basically going to war with Iran.”
“So, that would fall under everything we can, and we’re not doing that at this point,” he added. “Although that is something we potentially could do.”
So, just days before assuming his new White House post, O’Brien postulated that the US could go to war with Iran to secure the release of a small number of people. Amnesty International has reported that conditions in Evin prison are “inhumane and unsanitary” and that abuses including torture take place. The human rights organization has also recently pointed to the “horrific human rights violations” including torture committed by the United States at its Guantánamo Bay military prison.
Additionally, it has condemned breaches of international law and “callous and dehumanizing” practices at a federal super-maximum security prison in the United States. The use of solitary confinement in prisons across the country is described by Amnesty as a “shocking abuse.”
The US has consistently blocked United Nations human rights investigators from gaining access to its prisons.It is also difficult to imagine what the American response would be to a foreign power even contemplating a military invasion to free prisoners held in dire conditions by the United States.
The plight of Americans held in Iran is nevertheless serious.
But talking about war with Iran is incredibly dangerous. In addition to the potential devastation and loss of life, it would be illegal and would throw the region into deeper turmoil – perhaps surpassing the chaos unleashed in the aftermath of the Bush-Cheney war on Iraq. O’Brien’s statement in Israel goes far beyond a 5 September tweet in which he noted that the US is “closely monitoring the conditions for Americans wrongfully detained by Iran in Evin prison.” He added that prison officials “are responsible for the detainees’ safety” and that “the world is watching.”
100 years ago, the Brits hired a warlord then living in Kuwait to conquer the Southern part of the Semite Kingdom (aka: Hashemite Kingdom) and the Northern part of historical Yemen, and what they did then, makes what Israel is doing now to the Palestinians, look like a walk in the park. 100 years ago, there were 5,000 followers of #Wahhabi /ism, and the Brits, through their huge sponsorship of the warlord and his Wahhabi teachings created the serge we know today as “The Outhouse of Sod”
Perhaps you are completely confused by now and I don’t blame you. Part of the problem is information overload and they want you to be confused so that you will turn to the mainstream narrative. A war is being fought for your mind. It is a propaganda war and you need to treat everything skeptically and critically. To simplify:
Option 1 – it was perpetrated by Saudi or Israel, with no obvious consequences.
Option 2 – it was perpetrated by Iran or Yemen, who now possess impressive skills.
And either the Saudi radar operators were asleep, which is very likely, or the equipment is not fit for purpose, which is equally likely.
Remark 1: Saudi is a dead man walking…..the oil regions (Eastern provinces) are chock full of Shiites. Whatever happened it seems that attacks on the ground were part of the scenario (disaffected KSA Shiites). KSA has about 15-20% Shia population and is primarily concentrated in the country’s Eastern province, you know where the latest oil facility was blown up. It also looks like they also want to cover the fact that they are running out of oil and therefore sell of Aramco quickly.
Remark 2: If it was a false flag why did the Houthi’s claim the attack? To take the heat of Iran and embarrass KSA? By claiming responsibility they would slow down any plans to ramp this into an Iranian war.
As usual nothing is clear. However…..we do know a few things for certain.
And an excellent article by Tom (love this section):
Moscow has had its fill of Netanyahu. He’s [Putin] openly mocking Trump at international forums, first offering to sell the U.S. Russia’s hypersonic missiles at the G-20 and then offering to sell S-400 missile defense systems to the Saudis to protect their people from outside actors. All with tongue firmly implanted in cheek. Things look bad for the alliance between the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia, when your opponents are laughing at you openly. In that moment Putin exposed that the emperor truly was standing naked in front of the world.
For those interested in finances the following……for those not interested (most people)….you soon will be. The overnight Repo-rate shot up. sssh! don’t tell anyone…everything is great. The overnight repo rate moves are concerning because it implies that all these big banks, that are all in on the same game, don’t trust one another to lend them money on a very short timeline (overnight). When the thieves start questioning each other’s balance sheets it says they suspect one of their own is on the verge of collapse even with all the shenanigans used to prop them all up. The corollary is that if they won’t lend anything to each other, the central Bank has to step in and do the lending. It all sounds extremely ominous. One banker was heard to say; “When I smell money printing (QE infinity) in the morning, I smell victory” (not).
Another Hung Government? Ruh Roh!
Bibi’s election results will soon become apparent. Will he be able to form government or is it a case of “do not go pass go, do not collect $200, go straight to jail”? (LOL). Will his “get out of jail free” card work (better than Epsteins?). Can he form government with the ultra-right-wing religious freakoids? Or, will he declare war on Iran and threaten that they will drown in blood (of hundreds of US soldiers)? It is so exciting. I am waiting with baited breath. (Future blogs will cover the implications of the result).
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss
Actually, that might not be true….I think he will be worse than the old boss (if that is possible). Also, I am calling it prematurely….it is still a little way off (some years) but not as far away as many think. Things are starting to become clearer, but not entirely clear. So, the PDF article below is the “mother of all conspiracy theories”. I suspect that it is somewhere near the truth….some things are still nebulous. I reserve the right to adjust the theory as we go along. We must all continue to watch and wait….troubled times ahead.
Changing of the Guard: Anglo-Zionism vs Globo-Bolshevism
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.
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.
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.