The war hysteria in MSM appears to be ramping up, with the most recent reports claiming Saudi Arabian fighter jets struck Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria.
Al-Arabiya cited an anonymous source, saying that the strikes that took place on September 17th on al-Bukamal were carried out with the help of the Kingdom’s fighter jets.
These strikes were initially attributed to Israel.
“Saudi fighter jets, including jets [from other countries] monitored changes in the positions of Iranian militias, especially those of the Quds Force in Albu Kamal and other areas in the Iraqi-Syrian border, destroying warehouses, batteries, missiles and a drone base all believed were about to be used by Iran to strike other Saudi targets after targeting Aramco,” the western source, who declined to be named, told Independent Arabia.”
The report likely has very little to do with the truth, but it shows the current state of propaganda in the MSM, already pumping out state of war filler content.
Earlier, an unnamed senior US official was cited by CBS, saying that the attacks on Aramco originated from southern Iran.
Despite that, US President Donald Trump downplayed any potential actions that could be undertaken.
“Today, we got a lot of oil,” Trump said at his rally. “We got a lot of gas.”
“A few years ago, if we had a problem like you saw two days ago in the Middle East, we would’ve been in a panic,” the president added. “Although not if I were your president — we never panic.”
He also didn’t specifically blame Iran, unlike US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other US officials.
On September 18th, however, CBS cited yet another anonymous source, this one making the claim that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei approved the attacks on the Kingdom’s oil infrastructure.
Naturally, just as any “evil overlord” presented in MSM, the condition to carry out the attacks was to carry them out in such a way so that it would be possible to deny any involvement of Iran.
Which is inherently quite the pointless statement, first of all since “the plan” apparently failed, if both the US and the Kingdom are pointing the finger at Iran, and second – why would they carry out the strike, but make it quite obvious it was them, just to start a war? Unlikely.
There’s even an elaborate scheme presented by CBS. Since what Saudi Arabia’s evidence wasn’t conclusive, there was still more:
“U.S. officials said the most damning evidence is still unreleased satellite photos showing the Iranian Revolutionary Guard making preparations for the attack at Ahvaz Air Base in southwestern Iran.
From there, the weapons flew through Kuwaiti airspace some 400 miles to their targets in Saudi Arabia. The satellite photos were of no use in stopping the attack since their significance was not realized until after the fact. “We were caught completely off guard,” one U.S. official said.”
Arab Coalition Spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that Saturday’s attacks were “unquestionably sponsored by Iran” and “did not originate from Yemen despite Iran’s best efforts to make it appear so.” He added that the drones used in the attack were outside the range of the drones used by the Houthi militia.
According to a senior Trump administration official, unnamed and cited by al-Arabiya, Iran launched nearly a dozen cruise missiles and over 20 drones from its territory in the attacks.
Finally, Kuwait said it was raising its readiness levels and carrying out military exercises. It furthermore said that a drone had allegedly flown over its territory, and specifically above its royal palace on September 14th.
First of all, one question needs asking: if an unidentified flying object flew above the actual royal palace and the armed forces failed to react in any way, what does the Kuwaiti army expect to do in a possible conflict?
“In view of the escalating situation in the country, the General Staff of the Army announces the lifting of the combat readiness of some of its units,” it said in a statement posted on Twitter.
It said it was aiming to reach the “highest levels of readiness and combat efficiency” in order to “preserve the security of the country and the safety of its lands, waters, and airspace from any potential dangers.”
The MSM hysteria of a state of war is only to increase in the following days, but it’s quite obvious that Saudi Arabia has no interest in starting another war it cannot win, since it is quite obviously losing the one in Yemen.
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