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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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28 comments

      1. farbat says:

        typical freeman mek freak XD

      2. farbat says:

        you say you have a son so you must be old and really broken and desperate i guess but know even if you tought your son and if he tought his grandson to be as much of a whiny loser as you are you will still for 100 years end up whining about small issues meanwhile iran will become the scientific superpower of the world while you basically look at what is in the west called downtown for your information all you get is needles and nonsense filled into you XD

      3. farbat says:

        listen to somebody smarter than you who was the best buddy of your loser shah and tells you that you are a lost cause
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHf7XnR6zEQ

        1. Potato Man says:

          Buddy Free Ape is 12 years old pro-COD player he have over 5000 hours in COD.
          Just block him he is a troll and nothing more.

        2. Emad Irani says:

          this Free man is a wannabe exile Iranian. I don’t even know if he is his fathers child… nevermind just an idiot talking about regime change as they did with Syria hahaha

          1. verner says:

            writing out of tel aviv on the illegal government payroll

        1. occupybacon says:

          Omg all these in 2 days?

          1. Free man says:

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

          2. Great Khan says:

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

        2. Great Khan says:

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

    1. farbat says:

      only retards think that iran needs its gas or oil for the future XD

    2. farbat says:

      iran will become a mayor importer of oil in future so look at these jokers fighting their imaginary war which they already lost iran will replace europe either way XD

    3. Great Khan says:

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

  1. farbat says:

    “greater middle east” do you really have to make up so many ways to describe the region of west asia it just shows the pitiful desire to rule over the whole conceptual understanding of west asia and the russians of course with their eurasian nonsense XD

  2. Top Secret says:

    Yeehaw!

  3. John says:

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

    1. Ashok Varma says:

      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

      1. Jens Holm says:

        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%

        1. Emad Irani says:

          the budget is based on dollar not rial….

      2. verner says:

        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.

    2. Great Khan says:

      Iran brother STRONK!

  4. Bob says:

    Mars Germans?

  5. Vox Populi says:

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

  6. Jens Holm says:

    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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