In response to Yemeni Drone Strikes That Shut Down Half of Saudi Arabia Oil Production senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants the US to strike at Iran, an outside party.
My Reply to Graham
Mike "Mish" Shedlock
how about we approve those led light bulbs and promote more solar and wind(i know it cancer and orange skin) so we can rely a little less on fossile fuels and be hostage to world oil supplies
are iran and the u.s. in a proxy war via saudi arabia and yemen?
US/CIA probably responsible for the attack in the first place. Qui bono? This operation serves multiple purposes for the US. Drives oil price higher and is a ready-made excuse for instigating a war with Iran. Since when does impoverished, famine-stricken Yemen have this kind of precision drone strike capability anyway? Gives you an idea of what kind of fools the Deep State swamp creatures take us for.
To those of you playing at home, this is part of the Shia-Sunni World War going on.
When muslims don't have an infidel to rally around to attack, conquer and enslave, they are generally fighting themselves.
The war in Yemen is no different on who is on who's dide. Why do you think the Taliban in Afghanistan keeps bombing muslim Hazara mosques? Why do you think Iran militias are fighting ISIS in Syria?
Saudi Arabia will respond to this. They have the weapons systems.
So the real question to ask is how to stop a full Saudi - Iran air war.
One of those moments I had to pinch myself to make sure I was actually still here on Planet Dumbass. Wishing now I had kept that Ford Festiva from the 80s. I have Harleys but the way people drive these days I dont get them out much. I think a big ****storm is on the horizon.
It is astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power Bertrand Russell
The solution to a brat at day-care is to put a serial-killer pedophile in charge?
The whole point of the America's trillion dollar defense effort is to keep the global oil veins open, and now we are contemplating inducingg a cardiac infarction to teach some people a lesson? The insanity transcends any words.
with a deteriorating, debt driven financial system on the brink of collaps, what would you expect ? History ALWAYS repeats itself, despite all the fckn algorithms of this 'civilized' world ....WAR is what we will get ....no doubt about it ...'civilisation' is merely a thin, fairweather veneer...
They better kiss and make up before Monday or you might want to fill your tank up by tomorrow around 12.
Agreed, Lindsey Graham is definitely a nutcase...the bigger issue is now every two bit wanna be terrorist knows how to knock out key infrastructure with a few thousand dollar drone devices. We'd better get anti-drone metal netting up and quickly around sensitive infrastructure.
Mish, sorry but this time I disagree with you. Like somebody said before, when Muslims can find an infidel to blow out, they start killing each other.
It has also been proven that Iran helps these terrorists in Yemen, and not only Yemen but also terrorists in Israel, Syria and even Lebanoon. The Iranian regime has done a lot of wrong doing lately. They deserve to be punished.
I don't want the US to get involved in every conflict, and we should a avoid ground conflicts at all costs. But an aerial attack to Iranian military bases makes sense. I don't know about oil refineries, that might also work, but it will affect the economy a and the most vulnerable in that country.
Take a country (A) with basically medieval values, run by a fanatical, backward religion and feed in massive amounts of oil revenue.
Money is used to sponsor terrorism and global Islamic proselytizing. Ignore beheadings, civil rights, etc., ignore the hypocrisy of people who ban alcohol but have massive stocks of booze in their palaces and abhore homosexuality but practice it in foreign lands, then flee back home when someone gets killed. Sell them loads of weapons and support them up to the hilt. Do so even when they fund their nationals to crash planes into your own buildings.
Take another country (B) with almost exactly the same situation and backward views (but without putting the suicidal maniacs on your own soil). Now consider them mortal enemies because they threw out the dictator you wanted running the show and put in their own religious fanatics. Shoot their passenger planes out of the sky and just say, "oops". Try and starve them into submission without the support of the rest of the world.
(A) and (B) are sworn enemies, based on their different interpretations of how they should think about their common, imaginary friend. They both think they alone should be running Arabia.
What could possibly go wrong? Did someone actually think this through?