Who didn’t predict that coming within minutes of the drone attack on Saudi Arabia oil fields?
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Iran is responsible for the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province that reportedly forced the kingdom to shut down half of its oil production on Saturday.
“Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy. Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply,” Pompeo tweeted. “There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.”
Maybe somebody should ask Pompeo if the same logic of no evidence the attacks came from Yemen would also clear Iran if there’s no evidence either?
Why is the blame for the oil field attacks not aimed at Saudi Arabia itself?
Yemen’s Houthi fighters have claimed responsibility for the attacks, which reportedly created a huge fire at a processor essential to global energy supplies. The Saudi interior ministry said the fires were under control and that investigations into the terrorist attack are ongoing.
The drones attacked Hijra Khurais, one of Saudi Arabia’s largest oil fields, and Abqaiq, the world’s biggest crude stabilization facility.
“We call on all nations to publicly and unequivocally condemn Iran’s attacks,” Pompeo said. “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.”
Excuse me Pompeo but you don’t speak for all Americans and you definitely don’t speak for me. Many Americans don’t want anything to do with your supplying of weapons to Saudi Arabia to murder the Yemen people. The blame for the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil-fields is on ALL parties fighting in the region and that includes you and the Trump Administration. With your war buddy John Bolton fired, don’t be surprised if you are next.
Here’s Lindsey Graham calling for the U.S. to strike Iran’s oil fields.
Iran will not stop their misbehavior until the consequences become more real, like attacking their refineries, which will break the regime’s back.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 14, 2019
At least Lindsey Graham’s honest about using this attack to justify regime change in Iran.
Most Americans want better life’s for themselves and their families and don’t want to spend two-cents of our tax dollars on being Saudi Arabia’s bitch and fighting proxy wars on their behalf. If Saudi Arabia didn’t try and squash the uprising of people in Yemen and establish a puppet government in the country, they wouldn’t be in this mess.
Oil prices dropped last week when Bolton was fired. Now magically we have another reason for oil prices to suddenly go back up. Right.
Meanwhile corporate media is reporting that President Donald Trump has phoned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and offered military help to the Kingdom to attack Yemen and Iran. Trump then said that the attack on the Saudi oil facilities could be detrimental to the American and the global economy. Wait a second. A trade war with China is not detrimental to the American and global economy, but an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities is?
Oh please Mr. President and Pompeo, stop the drama already with trying to hype this as a reason for regime change in Iran. The International Energy Agency said the attack is unlikely to affect the global oil markets as they are “well supplied with ample commercial stocks.” I think the IEA knows a bit more than Trump and Pompeo when it comes to oil and what is detrimental to the American and global economy.