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White House Describes Saudi Oil Attack as "Their 9/11", despite no reported casualties.

On Monday, the Trump White House appeared to compare the recent drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which did not result in any reported fatalities, to the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that left nearly 3,000 dead. 


After Donald Trump stirred outrage over the weekend for suggesting that he was awaiting marching orders from Mohammed bin Salman, the administration phoned Congress to brief lawmakers on the matter. During the call, Brian Hook, the administration’s special representative for Iran, reportedly told Capitol Hill staffers that Saudi Arabia—the country that produced the vast majority of terrorists who attacked the United States on 9/11—views said drone strike as “their 9/11.”


To be sure, the analogy didn’t come from Trump himself, and it wasn’t clear if Hook actually endorsed the comparison. But referencing it nevertheless “rankled” several staffers, according to the Washington Post, and may be an attempt by the administration to add further gravity to the attacks that the administration could use to justify military action against Iran.

To liken any attack that didn’t result in any fatalities to 9/11, of course, would be sure to raise eyebrows. But such an analogy is especially rich coming from Saudi Arabia, where 15 of the 19 hijackers on September 11 were citizens. The United States has had a long, complicated relationship with the House of Saud, but the uneasy friendship has found itself under a harsher light during the Trump era; the president sided with the regime in the grisly extrajudicial killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and has tacked close to the kingdom as he escalates tensions with Iran, which he’s suggested is to blame for the Saudi oil attacks. In a stunning tweet over the weekend, Trump said he is “waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed”—implying that he would be at Riyadh’s command. “You don’t ask Saudi Arabia about how to proceed,” Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, tweeted Sunday. “You ask Congress.”

“You do not have the authority to attack any other country on behalf of Saudi Arabia without getting permission first from Congress,” Gallego added.

Hook, an adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, has been floated as a possible replacement for John Bolton—the ousted national security adviser who’d advocated for a first strike against Iran. Both Hook and Pompeo have also supported increased pressure, including through the possible use of the military, on Tehran. Bullying our way into another Middle East conflict may not seem like a very good idea, but the president is not exactly known for his good sense; according to the Daily Beast, Trump himself was briefed on the 9/11 analogy and was “unmoved” by the faulty comparison.




2 comments:

  1. trump knows full well who did this. why we consumers have to be gouged at the gas pump is the question. prices shot up too much within a day. proof that we are scammed again.

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  2. Jim Stone revealed actual evidence that the Saudi’s did the False Flag attack themselves:

    http://82.221.129.208/.wb5.html

    http://www.jimstone.is/pages/nowayiran.jpg

    BLOCKBUSTER!!! BOOOM: I CALLED IT: Saudi oil refinery already 75 percent back on line, with full recovery expected by end of this month.

    I have to admit I was a little bit worried about posting a piece that was so against what the MSM was pushing, but a day after I posted it Saudi Arabia announced that they already fixed most of the damage and that virtually all of it will be fixed by the end of THIS MONTH. So now I am happy I said it first, take a look at this - this hoax is NOW PROVEN.

    Yep, it went just as I said it would. SEE THIS:

    I AM NOT BUYING THE REFINERY ATTACK STORY LINE

    Here is the main reason: Please explain how the fires resulting from the worst refinery attack in history on the largest refinery in the world were fully extinguished on the same day. That's BULLSHIT, it could have only happened if someone wanted to make a show, and did not set anything off that could not be brought under control easily.

    Additionally, the pinpoint accuracy of the attacks reeks of a manually placed setup. It was just too PERFECT.

    I AM CALLING IT: THERE WERE NO DRONES AND NO MISSILES USED AGAINST SAUDI REFINERY

    Obviously there's no way to be 100 percent certain with this, but a referee would certainly call it for the following reasons: There was no damage to the oil facility. At least no damage to speak of. They can patch it up and get it going STAT because it was extremely minimal damage that did not wipe out actual refining capabilities, all it did was light big fires (that are already completely out) and make a bunch of smoke. If this was for real, it would not be put out already.

    THIS IS A FALSE FLAG TO DRAW THE USA INTO WAR WITH IRAN

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