Saudi Arabia News Links 25-27 September 2019

27 September 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Why does Europe Prefer Saudi Arabia over Iran?
https://journal-neo.org/2019/09/27/why-does-europe-prefer-saudia-over-iran/

Liz Truss admits the UK has unlawfully sold arms to Saudi Arabia at least three times
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCanary/~3/CWMxrKHFfIo/

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Saudi Arabia News Links 22 September 2019

22 September 2019 • 15:00 — The New Dark Age

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Aramco’s Operation Disrupted Worse Than Initially Presented: Report

Iran warns foreign forces to stay out of Gulf, amid new US deployment
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49785413

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Saudi Arabia News Links 20 September 2019

20 September 2019 • 21:40 — The New Dark Age

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Twitter purges hundreds of accounts from Egypt & UAE for ‘pro-Saudi messaging’ that targeted IRAN & QATAR

New Peace Initiative: Houthis Case All Missile, Drone Attacks On Saudi Arabia

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The Crisis Over The Attack On Saudi Oil Infrastructure Is Over – We Now Wait For the Next One

19 September 2019 — Moon of Alabama

The crisis about the Yemeni drone and cruise missile attack on two Saudi oil installations is for now over.

The Saudis and the U.S. accuse Iran of being behind the “act of war” as Secretary of State Pompeo called it. The Saudis bomb Yemen with U.S. made bombs since 2015. One wonders how Pompeo is calling that.

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Saudi Arabia/Iran News Links 17 September 2019

17 September 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Saudi oil attacks: Drones and missiles were launched from Iran – US officials
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49733558

Trump is in no rush to jump into Saudi defence
https://indianpunchline.com/trump-is-in-no-rush-to-jump-into-saudi-defence/

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Winners and losers from Saudi Aramco’s travails By M.K. Bhadrakumar

16 September 2019 — Indian Punchline

Benchmark oil futures jumped as much as US$11.73 a barrel to US$71.95 as market opened in Asia on Sept 16, 2019.

The US President Donald Trump’s tweet Sunday regarding the attack on two Saudi Aramco plants says as follows:

“Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!”

It’s a cleverly-worded tweet with multiple audiences in view. Trump took time to react. And he’s stopped short of blaming Iran. The US lacks hard evidence. Therefore, “verification” is needed and it is Riyadh’s call to estimate “the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed.”

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Damage At Saudi Oil Plant Points To Well Targeted Swarm Attack

16 September 2019 — Moon of Alabama

Saturday’s attack on the Saudi oil and gas processing station in Abqaiq hit its stabilization facility:

The stabilization process is a form of partial distillation which sweetens “sour” crude oil (removes the hydrogen sulfide) and reduces vapor pressure, thereby making the crude oil safe for shipment in tankers. Stabilizers maximize production of valuable hydrocarbon liquids, while making the liquids safe for storage and transport, as well as reduce the atmospheric emissions of volatile hydrocarbons. Stabilizer plants are used to reduce the volatility of stored crude oil and condensate.

Soon after the attack U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went into full ‘blame Iran’ mode:
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Monsters Walk the Earth. Why These Three Countries Are the Real Troika of Evil By Philip Giraldi

27 June 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

There are monsters among us. Every day I read about an American “plan” to either invade some place new or to otherwise inflict pain to convince a “non-compliant” foreign government how to behave. Last week it was Iran but next week it could just as easily again be Lebanon, Syria or Venezuela. Or even Russia or China, both of whom are seen as “threats” even though American soldiers, sailors and marines sit on their borders and not vice versa. The United States is perhaps unique in the history of the world in that it sees threats everywhere even though it is not, in fact, threatened by anyone.

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