Everywhere I look, its very clear that the ‘Drone Attacks’ on two Aramco facilities in Saudi Arabia to be very suspicion. Much like 9/11, the US administration was very quick to point to a culprit within a few hours of the attack without providing any evidence. If there is one thing, we now know about the Trump administration is that it is that the true narrative is always 180 degrees opposite to their public statements. When he said he had large crowds, in fact the crowd was minute. When he says he is super-rich, but wont release his tax returns, you know he is in fact much less wealthy than claimed. Trump himself is a prolific liar, and everyone in his administration toes the same line.
So, given all the suspicion, I have the following 7 reasons for believing that the US itself is behind this attack. What precisely is their motivation? We probably won’t know for several years. But consider this:
- The $2T Aramco IPO will not feature NYSE. We found out only last week, that ARAMCO’s $2 Trillion IPO (largest ever, for the largest and most profitable company in the world) will not be held at the NYSE venue. Nor by the way, in Hong Kong or London Exchanges (as anticipated by many). This is a massive blow to major Western markets. In the immortal words of “Deep Throat”, if you really want to know who is behind something, follow the money!
- US surveillance did not identify drone swarm. Is anyone serious? The Persian Gulf has the largest concentration of modern air defense radars oriented toward Iran, and not one detected and tracked these launches? The US Fifth Fleet is based in Bahrain, and America has air bases and other facilities along the Gulf from Kuwait to the UAE protected by its air defense. They also have radar that can detect threats more than 150 km. away, which should be able to detect drones. US has satellites that can read a newspaper headline from space, yet the drone attacks at 4 a.m. don’t seem to have triggered a US response or alert. This is very suspicious.
- The speed of US admin blame game on Iran without facts is very troubling. It’s been 4 days now without any evidence. The Houthi claim they sent 10 drones, but the data reveals 17 targets were hit. Its all lies and bullshit from everywhere. Most notably from Pompeo and the US admin. Can we really trust their statements?
- Saudi Arabia has the most information and has NOT concurred with US assessments yet. It is a known fact that even the Saudi are not that foolish to blame Iran knowing it won’t be just a simple damage to their infrastructure if US went for Iran. All the gulf sheiks who hosts American military bases knew they are legitimate target in time of war, and they knew US will only care about their own in the real war scenario while the gulf infrastructure burned. serious questions about how drones penetrated deep into Saudi airspace and hit the strategic facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais.
- No one in the region, except Israel or US has devices to do this sort of damage. To hit the 11 pressure tanks along with the other six points of obvious damage would require larger reaper style drones to carry rockets or bombs of enough size for the 17 hits. North Yemen only has smaller drones that could only carry one charge per unit. Links to some of the photos indicate very high precision 5-10 m targeting. This is not achievable with commercial GPS absent a lot of additional correction hardware. It would be negligent for SA not to have GPS jamming around such facilities, so how could low tech drones do this?
- Bolton’s firing is suspicious given this event. Bolton himself must have been kept in the dark, but Trump knew that Bolton would press for full-scale war, so he had to get rid of him before the fireworks. Imagine the media scene if Bolton was still around?
- Then there is the fundamental issue of who benefited from this attack. Right?
- The Saudis: Can sell oil on storage at a higher price.
- Bankrupt American frackers (or more precisely, their bankers): Get a stealth bailout.
- Netanyahu: Tries to get elected.
- Neocons: Get a (anti-Iran) propaganda victory. Maybe Bolton had to go because he pressed for going further – a real war.
- USA-Israel-Saudis principals (Trump, Bibi, MbS) each benefit … so they each likely had a hand in it. An attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years is surely useful to many.
- Netanyahu suggested this hybrid false flag after he failed to win enough votes in the March election. The “locals” that worked on this are surely CIA/Mossad! They convinced the Hoothies that an attack like this could be successful and IMPORTANTLY set the date for the attack.
This whole thing is deeply suspicious. Why does there appear to be no evidence in the photos of any firefighting, pools of water from cooling the fires? There is no evidence of heavy truck traffic disturbed or breached berms. No vehicles still in the immediate area in case of a problem. It all looks staged.
One day before Bolton’s abrupt departure from the White House, Trump had reportedly discussed with his security advisers the possibility of easing sanctions on Tehran to create the “right conditions” for a possible meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations later this month.
Now we may never know how things may have turned out because one week later that comment looks like a page torn from ancient history.
Yemeni military spokesman Yahya Sari said the attack involved an “accurate intelligence operation” that was assisted by “honorable and free” men working inside of the Kingdom. What he really means is the by “honorable and free” men working for the U.S. or Mossad.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, whose pugilistic presence in the Trump administration makes Bolton’s absence seem almost imperceptible, proclaimed in a tweet that Iran is responsible for launching “an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.”
Pompeo went on to say there was “no evidence the attacks came from Yemen,” while never proving evidence the attack originated from Iran either. In other words, Trump is being pushed into a situation where he has no choice but to fight. Not the best situation for an incumbent president heading into the election season. And it certainly doesn’t help his situation when members of his own party shake the pompoms for war, as Senator Lindsey Graham did when he called for attacks on Iran’s oil refineries.
Thus, in a matter of hours, Trump has gone from being open to the idea of talking to Iran to saying the US is “locked and loaded” and just waiting to “hear from the Kingdom” before the White House takes some kind of action against the suspected perpetrator.
Incidentally, although that ominous tweet certainly got the attention of Iranian officials, it is worth noting that just over two years ago, as the war rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington was hitting its crescendo, Trump used the same threatening phrase “locked and loaded.” Yet today relations between the two countries have calmed considerably and Trump even went on to become the first US leader to enter North Korea. Was Trump sending a message to Tehran? Will the maverick from Manhattan soon be strolling down the streets of Tehran, shaking hands with imams as he did Kim Jong-un? Nothing would enrage the US deep state more.
With regards to the idea that Iran was behind the attacks on the Saudi oil factory that claim sounds highly dubious. Once again, we are expected to accept the narrative that sovereign states have some sort of suicide wish, and would happily submit to a mortal self-inflicted wound at the most incongruous time (as was the case with Syria, by the way, which, as the media desperately wanted everyone to believe, decided to carry out chemical attacks against the rebels, thereby risking a full-blown attack by the US military and half of NATO).
Iranian supported Houthi rebels who attacked Saudi oil refineries is yet another example of how Iran is wreaking havoc in the Middle East. The Iranian regime is not interested in peace – they’re pursuing nuclear weapons and regional dominance.
Indeed, why would Iran, even using proxy forces, risk an attack on Saudi Arabia that could set the entire Middle East alight? The idea becomes more preposterous when we remember that just several weeks ago, Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, made a surprise visit to the G7 summit, hosted by France, where world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, were gathered. Trump, alongside French President Emmanuel Macron during a post-summit press conference, agreed to the possibility of meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani.
Trump even seemed open to the idea of backing away from current US policy of “maximum pressure” on Tehran, saying he would consider providing Iran with an emergency credit line backed by its oil production.
Why would Tehran risk igniting World War III when the prospect for peace – not to mention financial relief – seems to be near at hand?
The circumstantial evidence points to the fact that Iran, as it has vociferously declared, had nothing to do with the brazen assault on Saudi Arabia. Trump, I would imagine, is probably also very wary of the accusations, spouted by none other than his own Secretary of State, since he is very familiar with such underhanded tactics due to his experience in Syria.
Thus far in his presidency, Donald Trump has been able to avoid full-blown war despite serious efforts by a consortium of concerns to trigger such an event. Despite the hawks he gathers around himself, probably to “keep his enemies closer,” as Sun Tsu recommended, Trump is clearly not enamored of the battlefield as are so many others in Washington. Trump is a businessman and sees much more advantage in walking away from a hard-won contract than walking away from an obliterated landscape, the worst imaginable thing for a real estate developer. Nevertheless, it is a nerve-racking experience watching the author of the ‘Art of the Deal’ bluster and bluff his way against rivals right up to precipice of disaster before retreating again to stable ground.
This strategy keeps the Deep State constantly off guard as to his real intentions, which is not about triggering World War III. How long the Deep State will tolerate such a relative atmosphere of global peace is another question, but they will certainly be doing everything in their power to ensure he does not secure another four years in the White House. And that is the tragic reality of Donald Trump’s real war. He is at war with America’s deep state, who sponsored this attack. Its very clear who was behind this.
Suddenly, a few days after the news on this has died. The headlines are gone. We are back to talking about more important things than World War 3 and another US quagmire, like Kavanaugh and another mass shooting!