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‘Maximum lies’: Iran rejects US’ claim it attacked Saudi oil facilities, warns it’s ready for war

Via RT…

Iran has rebuffed US accusations of launching a drone attacks that cut Saudi Arabia’s oil output in half. A senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander, meanwhile, has warned Washington that Tehran is ready for war.

Allegations that Iran was behind the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities are “unsubstantiated” and false, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Seyyed Abbas Mousavi stated on Sunday. He also said officials in Washington are accusing Iran in order to tarnish its image on the world stage in preparation for “future actions” against Tehran.

The Americans adopted the ‘maximum pressure’ policy against Iran, which, due to its failure, is leaning towards ‘maximum lies’

The Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for sending 10 armed drones to hit two Saudi oil refineries on Saturday. The attacks caused massive fires and other damage to the sites, which halved the kingdom’s oil output.

The Houthis previously admitted to launching similar drone and rocket attacks against Riyadh, some of which were directed at oil pumping stations. The Saudis have been waging a devastating aerial bombing campaign in civil war-torn Yemen, where they intervened in 2015 on behalf of ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, however, squarely blamed Iran. Senator Lindsey Graham even suggested the US should respond by striking Tehran’s oil refineries.

The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, warned that Tehran is fully prepared to retaliate if attacked.

“Everybody should know that all American bases and their vessels in a distance of up to 2,000 kilometers [from Iran] are within the range of our missiles.”

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oil production cut in half by drones. Where was the security around the refinery. Where were the drones launched from. What activity was happening near by and are the saudi’s so ineffectual that a toy plane can cut off half their output. Too many questions, too many answers. IMO only the saudi’s gain through increased oil prices and false sympathy. Like Syria and chemical weapons, why would Iran do something that would only undo any gain.

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FlorianGeyer

@ Cudwieser, The US is now the largest oil producer, and before the attack was just in front of Saudi Arabia . The US frackers are all effectively operating at a loss, although the US ‘money manipulators. have managed to conceal the real cost. And this is without the massive damage being caused by fracking to the US environment. Ergo, the US is the main beneficiary of this attack. The US military protection racket will also be able to extract more cash from the Saudi’s for drone defences, along with Israel. Trump was rubbing his hands with glee when he… Read more »

cudwieser
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cudwieser

His son in law may have been, but frankly I don’t buy into the Jew conspiracy. Simply put there are powers at play that will not be seen if they have their way and have forever played possum as a victim to the guilt of others. Jews have been used, we have been used, everyone by their faults and failing have given rise to this evil, a threat that has always been. The devil (if that is what you believe) is among us and it is born of us. It’s only a matter of time before we must face the… Read more »

Magic Man In the Sky
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Magic Man In the Sky

“Conspiracy”? 1933 Judea declares war on Germany. Do the research.

Cudwieser
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Cudwieser

Cool your jets and look at the whole picture. You can do anything in the name of anything, but that doesn’t put the others to blame. There are too many fingers pointing in too many directions for the half of it to be true. Judea declaring war on 1930’s Germany is little more than a reactionary measure to the anti semitism that was going on at the time imo (another rabbit hole to explore). Nothing is clear and will remain vague until we stop pointing fingers and do a bit of self reflection to see what we are doing wrong,… Read more »

Smoking Eagle
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Smoking Eagle

You’re 100% right about there being too many fingers pointing in too many directions. They say that if you don’t understand a thing, look for the money interest – and that is precisely what is behind the warmongering and finger-pointing. Money. Countries lacking in natural resources and without strategic importance are not attacked. Funny thing that, eh?

cudwieser
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cudwieser

I’d put it a little broader and abstract and say it’s about power and influence and who benefits, but otherwise I agree. Money is just a medium of influence as are resources and militaristic positioning and strategy. To be beyond reproach is the goal (Who doesn’t want to be a God) and to neuter any adversity is key. The rest are just means to an end.

Magic Man In the Sky
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Magic Man In the Sky

Becoming…..??? Oy vey. All his grandkids are Jewish.

Last Gasps
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Last Gasps

You can’t get blood out of a stone but you can squeeze a bit more oil & gas out of it if you try really, really hard.

Smoking Eagle
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Smoking Eagle

Don’t forget that a lot of the oil that the US “produces” is crude imported from countries such as Canada and refined in the US in Saudi-owned refineries. Therefore, much of the oil that the US exports did not originate in the US. As from May 2017, Saudi Arabia’s Aramco has owned the largest refinery in the US. It has a refining capacity of 600,000 barrels per day. As far as oil reserves are concerned, the US is not among the world’s top eight countries – and the US heavily interferes with all of them. The country with the largest… Read more »

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

@ Smoking Eagle.
Yes, and the Koch Brothers ( only one now, lol. ) own the two refineries that were able to refine the heavy Venezuelan oil in Florida , I think. Near there anyway.

The heavy oil in the contested lands on the borders of Venezuela and Brazil and another country are said to have reserves that are larger than the existing oilfields of Venezuela.

The US covets other nations oil wherever it is and is one of the the main reasons for the US antipathy toward Russia.

Don Yippur
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Don Yippur

Obviously, the problem lies in that Saudi Arabia is a molotov cocktail masquerading as a country.

But it’s OUR molotov cocktail (or are we theirs? Darned if I know any more)

Dancing Saudis with Yarmulkas
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Dancing Saudis with Yarmulkas

I think we should leave it to Fusion GPS to decide who lit the fuse. That would be prudent, no?

TULSI 2020
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TULSI 2020

We are NOT the UK’s prostitutes and they’re not our pimps! Besides, they’re bought and paid for by the triumvirate of evil moneychangers, Saudi, Israeli and Russian bootleggers.

Sally Snyder
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Sally Snyder

Here is an article that explains why the United States will lose its next war:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2019/06/why-united-states-could-lose-next-war.html

The old ways of fighting a war are no longer valid and, until Washington comes to the realization that their strategy no longer works, there is a great risk that the United States could find its position at the top of the world’s “military heap” under significant threat if it chooses to start a war with Iran.

Tim
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Tim

The danger is that the warmongering lunatics in Washington are likely to resort to nuclear weapons if they are being beaten by conventional means.

cudwieser
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cudwieser

Look to veitnam. They could have nuked them to the stone age yet they lost when the truth was revealed as to the death tolls. The same moral grandstanding is Americas greatest weakness when reflected on them. America will defeat itself.

Antipropo
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Antipropo

That’s really sad that you describe outrage and repugnance at massive civilian casualties as “moral grandstanding”. Just really sad.

Cudwieser
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Cudwieser

I cite it in ironic terms. The Americans can be so fickle as to believe killing a few innocent brown or yellow people is manifest destiny, yet when both the realisation that not only is the innocent white man being killed because of the evil white man that they turn on the paymasters as the monsters they elected, yet a few decades down the road they’ll do the same thing. Shout for war then shout for peace when the realise the truth of what they’ve done.

The Ides of March
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The Ides of March

Depleted uranium is conventional means? By the Pompeos of the world logic, it is and using nukes and allowing them to deplete in situ afterwards is just a logical extension.

Smoking Eagle
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Smoking Eagle

Not only that but US troops are too fat to fight: https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2018/10/03/a-staggering-number-of-troops-are-fat-and-tired-report-says/ The US military is having trouble enlisting new recruits because they are too fat and too unhealthy. It is apparently being called a “threat to US security”. Too fat to fight: Pentagon grapples with obesity epidemic: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-10-fat-pentagon-grapples-obesity-epidemic.html “Forget about the high-tech military challenges from China and Russia, the Pentagon is facing a fast-growing national security threat that could be even trickier to tackle: America’s obesity crisis. A study released this week has found that nearly one-third of young Americans are now too overweight to join up, a worrying… Read more »

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