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2019-09-18 Arabia
Saudi Defense Ministry News Conference about attack
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Posted by 3dc 2019-09-18 10:53|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [393 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Iran 

#1 (Al Jazeera Live) Arab coalition spokesman: Iran is directly attacking civilian infrastructure. Cruise missile type identified as the Ya Ali- a new Iranian land attack missile with an estimated 700km range and carries a 200kg warhead

Saudi Arabia says Aramco attack originated from north
-WITH Iranian support
-Using Iranian-made cruise missiles & drones

“This attack could not have originated from Yemen” spokesman says

Saudi spokesman says attack was “unquestionably sponsored" by #Iran Note that this is not saying Iran did it. Sponsored is a waffle word.
Posted by 3dc 2019-09-18 11:02||   2019-09-18 11:02|| Front Page Top

#2 Pentagon Correspondent David Martin:"US intelligence never expected Iran would be so bold as to attack Saudi Arabia directly and as a result both countries were caught flat footed."
Posted by 3dc 2019-09-18 13:16||   2019-09-18 13:16|| Front Page Top

#3 NewsAlert: TEHRAN, #Iran (
) — State-run news agency says Iran sends warning to US that any action against Tehran 'will face an immediate answer'
Posted by 3dc 2019-09-18 13:21||   2019-09-18 13:21|| Front Page Top

#4 According to
, Saudi Air Force conducted airstrikes against #IRGC sites at #AlBukamal, Syria.
Posted by 3dc 2019-09-18 13:35||   2019-09-18 13:35|| Front Page Top

#5 Houthi military spokesman: "We have dozens of targets in the UAE that we have selected... in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and they may be hit at any moment."
Posted by 3dc 2019-09-18 13:45||   2019-09-18 13:45|| Front Page Top

#6 Iran's militias in Al-#Mayadeen and Al-Bukamal cities left all their headquarters and went into the civilian neighborhoods.
Posted by 3dc 2019-09-18 14:31||   2019-09-18 14:31|| Front Page Top

#7 Destroy the evil bastids. It's long, long overdue.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-09-18 15:32||   2019-09-18 15:32|| Front Page Top

#8 Instead of oil drinking water resources would be a much more effective target.... just saying... for both sides...
Posted by 3dc 2019-09-18 16:00||   2019-09-18 16:00|| Front Page Top

#9 Hear, hear
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-18 16:06||   2019-09-18 16:06|| Front Page Top

#10 3dc has a point. Take out a hydro-electric dam or two in Iran and see if they cry uncle.
Posted by jpal 2019-09-18 16:42||   2019-09-18 16:42|| Front Page Top

#11 For the Saudis to target Iranian oil facilities would make a lot of sense. The Iranians are probably selling oil on the sly to the Chinese (and perhaps Indians). Cutting off those revenues would rapidly bring Iran to the brink. They would literally run out of gas. It's tough to target elements of foreign armies like the Houthis, who are obviously mobile. Physical infrastructure like oil production facilities, however, can't readily be moved while remaining productive. In other words, they are sitting ducks for the JDAM's the Saudis have acquired a number of, assuming they haven't wasted them all on the Houthis.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2019-09-18 17:28||   2019-09-18 17:28|| Front Page Top

#12 You can live about 3 days without drinking water.
You can live a long long time without oil.
Posted by 3dc 2019-09-18 18:43||   2019-09-18 18:43|| Front Page Top

#13 IIRC, Back during the Korean War, they wanted to blow some damns up to flood rivers and slow down the North Koreans and cut down power production, they dropped torpedo's that dived to the base of the damn, blew up and cracked them like eggs.
Posted by Clyde Dribble8052 2019-09-18 18:49||   2019-09-18 18:49|| Front Page Top

#14 Re #13: The Brits did that during WWII. Look up the story of the dambusters.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia  2019-09-18 20:42||   2019-09-18 20:42|| Front Page Top

#15 Joyce Karam
JUST IN : US Senior Official tells me

• #Saudi in NO Rush to respond
• Collecting Evidence + Forensics
• Saudi Assets to be addressed
• FR + GER + UK helping
• Expect UN movement
Posted by 3dc 2019-09-18 20:46||   2019-09-18 20:46|| Front Page Top

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