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DECEMBER 2022

Curse Of Saudis: Tanker Explosions And Other Unfortunate Events

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A series of unfortunate events linked to the Saudi invasion in Yemen continues to pursue the Kingdom.

On December 14, an explosion hit the Singapore-flagged BW Rhine, a chemical tanker hauling gasoline, off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, which is also known as the distribution center for oil giant SaudiAramco. The BW Group said that the explosion erupted after the Singapore-flagged BW Rhine was hit by “an external source”, but all 22 sailors on board received no injures. Later, Saudi media claimed that the explosion was caused by an attack with a water-born improvised explosive device. At the time of the attack, the ship was carrying more than 60,000 metric tons of gasoline from the Aramco refinery at Yanbu.

This is not the first attack in the Red Sea waters attributed to the Houthis. About three weeks ago, on November 25, a Greek-managed oil tanker was damaged in a WBIED attack on the Saudi petroleum terminal located near Jeddah. A few days earlier, on November 23, the Houthis struck the Jeddah distribution station with a Quds-2 cruise missile.

The developments in the Red Sea, one of the key areas of global maritime transportation of energy resources, come amid the increase in tensions between Iran and the US-Israeli bloc.

On November 27, the top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in an apparent US-Israeli plot outside of Tehran. This move contributed to the growth of tensions and Iran, expecting even more attacks before President Trump leaves office, even reinforced its defenses on the coast of the Persian Gulf. The Iranian leadership also promised to avenge the assassination. The increase of attacks on US-Israeli interests and their allies in the region is likely a part of this asymmetric response.

On December 14, Israeli media also reported a large-scale cyberattack on 40 Israeli firms working in the financial, technology and logistics sectors. On December 13, a “sophisticated hacking group backed by a foreign government” allegedly committed a cyber attack and stole information from the U.S. Treasury Department and a U.S. agency responsible for deciding policy reguarding the internet and telecommunications, according to reports in mainstream media. US “anonymous sources” expectedly accused the Russians, but there are more candidates.

In the coming weeks tensions will likely continue to grow in the Greater Middle East, as the United States and Israel are working to secure their recent diplomatic breakthroughs and are taking active steps to entrench the legacy of the 4 years of the Trump presidency.

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Free man

https://twitter.com/HAbdolhossein/status/1338440037051076615

Free man

https://twitter.com/fresh_sadegh/status/1338469082664984578

Free man

https://twitter.com/TheArabSource/status/1338910737025134598

occupybacon

Omg all these in 2 days?

Free man

People here don’t realize what is really happening in Iran. They are looking for imaginary victories of the mullahs regime.

Great Khan

hahahahha stooopid mamtu….talk yak shit every day….hahahhahaa

Great Khan

hahahahahahaha blank…….???????? Yak shit mamtu…..

Free man

https://twitter.com/TheArabSource/status/1338910737025134598

Great Khan

hahha you stoopid mamtu,,,,blank post hahahhaa fool

Top Secret

Yeehaw!

John

If you can´t stand the heat and a good size food fight, don´t start it in the kitchen. :)

Ashok Varma

The temperature is about to rise for the Saudis as Iran has just increased its defence research budget by over 250% or almost war footing and focus on high tech weapons.

Iran Lifts Nuclear Research Group’s Budget by 256 Percent After Scientist Killing

Iran’s defense minister has announced that the organization overseeing the military’s nuclear research projects will be given a 256 percent budget increase, less than a month after one of its leading scientists was assassinated near Tehran.

Defense Minister Amir Hatami said Tuesday that the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research—widely known by its Farsi acronym, SPND—will have its annual budget more than trebled, according to the state-run Fars News Agency

Jens Holm

It saves a lot of money Iranians in next generation mainly will be skinny and less then 1,40 meters. They even save money with coffins.

Very much of that budget raise is false. Its based on the Rial has inflation.

2020* 30.52% 2019 41.02% 2018 31.18% 2017 9.64%

Emad Irani

the budget is based on dollar not rial….

verner

given the relentless threats and aggressions from the jews in palestine Iran is on the right pass and at the same time slowly and quietly encircling the illegal occupiers and war criminals of palestine, who are in for some very bad news, extinction of the race in palestine or head over heel flight as far as possible from the middle east. guess germany and the disunited states of undisputed morons have a large hole to fill.

Great Khan

Iran brother STRONK!

Bob

Mars Germans?

Vox Populi

The Houthis have offered to protect the Saudi ports in a tongue and cheek jibe at Saudi incompetence and vulnerability.

Jens Holm

Very much of that budget raise is false. Its based on the Rial has inflation.

2020* 30.52% 2019 41.02% 2018 31.18% 2017 9.64%

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