Drone Attack On Saudi Oil Facilities: Who Benefits?
I have been watching all of the recent news reports coming out of the
Jew spew media concerning the latest Houthi drone strike against two
Saudi Arabian oil facilities deep within Saudi territory itself.... I
can not honestly believe what I have been seeing from those consumate
liars, as they are hammering the American public with the bold faced
lies that this attack was carried out by Iran.... These lunatics are
also frothing at the mouth for the want to see a war against the
innocent nation of Iran be carried out immediately even before the proof
is shown to the public that the Iranians most definitely did not carry
out this attack and that all evidence (so far) shows that the attack was
indeed carried out by the Houthis in Yemen!
OK, even with all of the illogical articles that have been coming out of
so many Internet websites since the Saturday morning strikes by the
Houthis against Saudi Arabia, I have been looking for the more logical
and sane ones that provide real information about these strikes and
exactly "who benefits?" from attacking Saudi Arabia at this time... And
one of course came out earlier today, and comes from the Global Research
group from right here in Canada... I do in fact want to present that
article, from writer Tony Cartalucci, and is entitled: "Drone Attack On
Saudi Oil Facilities: Who Benefits?" right here for everyone to view for
themselves... I do of course have my own thoughts and comments to
“Drone Attack” on Saudi Oil – Who Benefits?
Global Research, September 16, 2019
blazes were reported at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia owned
by Aramco. While Saudi authorities refused to assign blame, media
outlets like the BBC immediately began insinuating either Yemen’s
Houthis or Iran were responsible.
Iran-aligned Houthi fighters in Yemen have been blamed for previous attacks.
Following an ambiguous and evidence-free description of the supposed attacks, the BBC even included an entire section titled, “Who could be behind the attacks?” dedicated to politically expedient speculation aimed ultimately at Tehran.
The BBC would claim:
fighters were blamed for drone attacks on the Shaybah natural gas
liquefaction facility last month and on other oil facilities in May.
The Iran-aligned rebel movement is fighting the Yemeni government and a Saudi-led coalition.
has been at war since 2015, when President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi was
forced to flee the capital Sanaa by the Houthis. Saudi Arabia backs
President Hadi, and has led a coalition of regional countries against
The coalition launches air strikes almost every day, while the Houthis often fire missiles into Saudi Arabia.
Deliberately missing from the BBC’s
history lesson are several key facts, leaving readers to draw
conclusions that conveniently propel the West’s agenda versus Iran
The US and Saudi Arabia vs. MENA
The war in Yemen was a result of US-backed
regime change operations aimed at Yemen – along with Tunisia, Algeria,
Libya, Syria, and Egypt – starting in 2011.
Major hostilities began when the client
regime installed by the US was ousted from power in 2015. Since then,
the US and its Saudi allies have brutalized and ravaged Yemen
triggering one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 21st century.
estimated 24 million people – close to 80 per cent of the population –
need assistance and protection in Yemen, the UN warned on Thursday. With
famine threatening hundreds of thousands of lives, humanitarian aid is
increasingly becoming the only lifeline for millions across the country.
United Nations appealed on Friday to the Saudi-led military coalition
to fully lift its blockade of Yemen, saying up to eight million people
were “right on the brink of famine”.
Essentially – the United States – with the
largest economy and most powerful military in the world – along with
its allies in Riyadh – are attempting to erase an entire nation off the
map through bombings, starvation, and disease.
Saudi aggression carried out on behalf of
Washington isn’t confined only to its war on Yemen. Saudi Arabia has
played a key role in radicalizing, arming, and funding US-backed
militants attempting to overthrow the government of Syria as well as
extremist groups bent on destabilizing Iraq and even Iran itself.
Likewise, the militants who overran Libya
in 2011 were drawn from extremist networks funded for decades by Riyadh.
Thus, Saudi Arabia is not merely menacing neighboring Yemen, it is
menacing the entire Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and even beyond
Saudi Arabia the Victim?
The BBC’s recent article attempting to
portray Saudi-Yemeni hostilities as a tit-for-tat conflict rather than
Yemen’s desperate struggle for survival is yet another illustration of
not only the West’s hypocrisy in terms of upholding or in any way
underwriting human rights, but also the Western media’ complicity in
advancing this hypocrisy.
Saudi Arabia is no victim.
If the US can predicate the invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of its government on deliberately false claims of possessing “weapons of mass destruction,” wouldn’t
Yemen and its allies be justified in using any means possible to attack
and undermine Saudi Arabia’s fighting capacity as it and its US allies
openly carry out a war of aggression unequivocally condemned by the UN
Houthi fighters or Iran would both be well
within their rights to strike at the economic engine driving what even
the UN has repeatedly declared as an illegal war of aggression waged by
Saudi Arabia and its Western sponsors against the nation and people of
Unfortunately, provoking such attacks –
however justified – is key to US machinations toward igniting an even
wider and more destructive regional conflict.
The alleged attacks on Saudi oil facilities mean one of two things.
Either it is indeed retaliation against
Saudi Arabia for its criminal activities across the region – showcasing
new military capabilities raising the costs for Riyadh to continue down
its current foreign policy path – or it was a staged provocation that
will be used by the US to station yet more military forces in Saudi
Arabia and to ratchet up tensions with both Iran to the east and Yemen’s
Houthis to the south.
The recent departure of US National
Security Adviser John Bolton led many to believe the US may be changing
tack on its foreign policy – particularly toward Iran. However, it was
much more likely a means of portraying the US as a “peacemaker” ahead
of another round of attempts by the US to escalate tensions with Iran
and if at all possible, trigger a wider conflict long sought by US
special interests for years.
United States is sending hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia in what is
intended as the latest show of force toward Iran, two Defense Department
officials said Wednesday.
roughly 500 troops are part of a broader tranche of forces sent to the
region over the past two months after tensions between Washington and
May, a spate of attacks have left six oil tankers damaged in the Gulf
of Oman, with Washington accusing Tehran of inciting them. Iranian
officials have denied that claim. The downing of an American drone in
June by an Iranian surface-to-air missile only heightened tensions,
prompting President Trump to approve military strikes against Iran
before abruptly pulling back.
With a growing number of US troops in
Saudi Arabia, the US will be well positioned to launch offensive attacks
against Iran in any future war, as well as carry out defensive
operations to protect Saudi Arabia and essential infrastructure from
This most recent alleged attack, along
with a series of questionable incidents in the Persian Gulf have
afforded the US justification – however tenuous – to further build up
its military presence along Iran’s peripheries it otherwise would have
had to carry out in an openly provocative and unjustified manner.
It was just these sort of provocations that were described for years by US policymakers who sought to “goad” Iran into war with the West.
would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian
provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly,
the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the
Iranian action, the better off the United States would be. Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it.
However beneficial this campaign of
provocations may be for US foreign policy objectives, neither
possibility – a provoked reaction from the Houthis or Iran or a staged
attack organized by the US – bodes well for those ruling in Riyadh.
For Washington’s allies – the fact that
they are just as likely – or more likely – to receive a devastating
attack from the US itself than from their actual enemies – all to
trigger an even more devastating war they will find themselves in the
middle of – is added incentive for nations like Saudi Arabia to take the
extended hands of future potential allies like Russia and China, and
begin walking down a new and different path.
Only time will tell how far Saudi Arabia
is willing to go down its current path, and how much they are willing to
risk doing so, before they join the growing list of nations departing
from America’s unipolar global order and choosing a more equitable
Whether the US and Saudi Arabia finally
provoked genuine attacks from nations they’ve purposefully goaded for
years, or staged the attacks themselves, a dangerous course toward war
has been set – and a course the rest of the world must now work hard to
steer away from.
*Tony Cartalucci is Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”
where this article was originally published. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.
NTS Notes: I do agree with much of Tony's assertions in this
article..... And he shows, as I have said for a long time, that the
nation that best benefits from striking Saudi oil targets and hitting
them hard is of course Yemen.... These strikes against Saudi oil targets
IMHO being done for the years and years of Saudi criminals committing
horrific acts of genocide against innocent Yemen civilians... The
Houthis are strike back for those crimes against humanity, and payback
is a *****!
I have been seeing a LOT of articles come out today with claims that the
strikes were conducted by (a) Israel, (b) Qatar and UAE, (c) by the US
itself as a 'false flag' to blame Iran, (d) from inside Saudi Arabia
conducted by rebels against the criminal Saudi family of criminals, (e)
from inside Iraq, which I find so ludicrous.. and (f) from Iran
itself..... From my own logical thinking, (a) I find intriguing, and
possibly sinister.....But consider the facts that Jews run Saudi Arabia,
I seriously doubt if the tribe would strike another tribe member....(b)
also intriguing considering that UAE and Qatar are now basically
enemies of the Saudi kingdom, but to attack Saudi Arabia would be
tantamount to suicide for both of those tiny nations........ (c) is a
possibility, but would the US be so bold and arrogant?. Absolutely,
considering that the US wants a "false flag" to blame Iran to get a war
going. I also thought that if the Houthis didn't do this attack, that it
could well be a US false flag attack..... (d) interesting, but
seriously doubt. Building and arming those drones requires materials
that would be difficult to get to any 'rebels' operating in Saudi
Arabia... (e) intriguing, but many reports have already dismissed that
one! I honestly doubt that the Iraqis would be this bold....And (f) is
exactly who the criminals want to blame, but even the Iranians are not
Basically once you tear apart each false assertion of what is claimed to
be the perpetrators of this attack, you are indeed left with the
conclusion that the Houthis did this attack and are now scaring the hell
out of the Saudis..... The Houthis are indeed going to continue these
strikes, as they should, until the Saudis come to the conclusion that
they have indeed lost their evil war against Yemen and should sue for
The scary part is that right now we could be on the brink of a new "Gulf
War" with Iran being the target... And this is all based on the FALSE
allegations that Iran did this attack... Common sense should be the rule
of the day here, and should tell everyone that Iran did NOT do this
attack simply because they are smart enough to see that such an attack
would trigger a massive attack by the US that could cost the lives of
millions and the destruction of their nation..... Therefore Iran did NOT
do this attack, period...
More to come