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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 9/29/2019

    09/29/2019 8:59:18 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/29/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The polls have closed in Austria's special election called after a video sting operation against the anti-mass immigration Freedom Party. The Freedom Party is still standing in spite of the situation, but with a reduced share of the vote..... The talks to form a new government continued in Israel Sunday..... As Israel moved into the Rash Hashanah New Year holiday, details of the upcoming pre-indictment hearing involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came out. The evidence review hearing will be spread out over two weeks and start on Wednesday...... From Saudi Arabia news of the murder of a bodyguard of King...
  • Yemen war: Houthi rebels claim mass capture of Saudi troops

    09/28/2019 6:58:13 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 44 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 Sep 2019 | BBC
    Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have captured a large number of Saudi troops after a major attack near the border between the two countries. A Houthi spokesman told the BBC that three Saudi brigades had surrendered near the Saudi town of Najran. He said thousands of soldiers had been captured and many others killed. Saudi officials have not confirmed the claim. The operation was the largest of its kind since the conflict began, the spokesman said. Colonel Yahiya Sarea said Saudi forces had suffered "huge losses in life and machinery". All those captured would be paraded on the Houthi-run...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 9/20/2019 Newsdump Friday

    09/20/2019 10:25:46 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "This can't wait until I finish high school" That's what one protest sign said today as students in the United States and around the world skipped classes to protest about climate change.... Britain's Prince Andrew called an "abuser" and a "participant" by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Guiffre... The Battle of Brexit. The Conservative Party closing ranks against Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party as Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks to cut a deal with the European Union that is seen as a "fake Brexit"...... Meanwhile in Brussels Friday Boris Johnson's Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay meeting with European Union Chief Negotiator...
  • The Latest: US blames Iran for attacks on Saudi oil sites

    09/14/2019 3:12:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 14, 2019
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is blaming Iran for drone attacks Saturday against Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure. The attacks, attributed to Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, sparked huge fires at a vulnerable chokepoint for global energy supplies. But in Saturday tweets, Pompeo says "there is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen" and points the finger at Tehran. He adds, "Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply."
  • Saudi Arabia Oil Facilities Ablaze After Drone Strikes

    09/14/2019 7:02:21 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 128 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/14/2019 | BBC Online
    (Moderator, if I can't excerpt the BBC, please note) Drone attacks have set alight two major oil facilities run by the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia, state media say. Footage showed a huge blaze at Abqaiq, site of Aramco's largest oil processing plant, while a second drone attack started fires in the Khurais oilfield. The fires are now under control at both facilities, state media said. A spokesman for the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said it had deployed 10 drones in the attacks. The military spokesman, Yahya Sarea, told al-Masirah TV, which is owned by the Houthi movement...
  • Yemeni Houthis Reportedly Launch Drone Attack on 'Important Target' in Saudi Capital Riyadh

    08/26/2019 3:47:31 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 13:43 26.08.2019
    <p>In recent months, the Yemeni Houthi movement has intensified drone and missile attacks on Saudi airports and oil facilities. The coalition has reacted by striking the movement's positions in northern Yemen. Yemen's Houthis have stated that they attacked an "important target" in the Saudi capital Riyadh with an armed drone, Reuters reported citing a spokesman.</p>
  • China and Russia declare “solidarity” with Iran after Gulf tanker attacks

    06/16/2019 5:04:47 PM PDT · by robowombat · 66 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUN 15, 2019 1:47 PM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    China and Russia declare “solidarity” with Iran after Gulf tanker attacks “Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed solidarity with Iran…even as the U.S. Navy revealed evidence the Iranians were behind the terrorist attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.” The two oil tankers were Japanese and Norwegian. The U.S. military released a video it says “shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guard taking an unexploded mine from the hull of one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman.” Tehran’s usual response was denial, and it also accused the U.S. of “waging...
  • ....Limpet Mine Attack.....

    06/13/2019 8:48:19 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 350 replies
    U.S. Central Command Public Affairs ^ | 6/13/2019 10:20:00 PM | Capt. Bill Urban
    ...twenty-one sailors from the M/T Kokuka Courageous who had abandoned their ship after discovering a probable unexploded limpet mine on their hull... At 4:10 p.m. local time an IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) Gashti Class patrol boat approached the M/T Kokuka Courageous and was observed and recorded removing the unexploded limpet mine from the M/T Kokuka Courageous (video attached). The United States has no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East. However, we will defend our interests.
  • JUST IN: Two tankers evacuated in Gulf of Oman after incident; crew are safe - sources

    06/13/2019 12:16:27 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Reuters Twitter ^ | 6-13-2019 | Reuters
    Lots of differing accounts from different media sources. Some say the tankers were attacked, a couple say “ torpedoed”. Bottom line, there was an incident nvolving two large oil tankers, one is on fire.
  • Saudi Arabia oil stations attacked by drones

    05/14/2019 7:03:26 AM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 14th, 2019 | Unattributed
    Dubai: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih said on Tuesday that two oil pumping stations for the East-West pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones, calling the attack "an act of terrorism" that targeted global oil supplies. Falih condemned the attacks in a statment saying: "The latest acts of terrorism and sabotage in the Arabian Gulf... not only target the Kingdom but also the security of oil supplies to the world and the global economy." "These attacks prove again that it is important for us to face terrorist entities, including the Houthi militias in Yemen that are backed by Iran,"...
  • Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Military Shipments

    06/06/2017 3:15:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06 June 2017 | By ADAM GOLDMAN and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — An American kidnapped two years ago in Yemen while helping coordinate aid for Unicef and the Red Cross also had a second, secret role: He was shipping materials for elite military commandos under a clandestine contract his employer had with the Pentagon. The arrangement with Special Operations forces has never been made public. {snip} Mr. Darden’s work offers a rare look into the shadowy world of military contractors that operate in lawless war zones like Yemen, Somalia and Libya. But arrangements like the one Transoceanic had with Special Operations forces can cast suspicion over aid workers, potentially putting...
  • Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen fire missiles at Saudi capital

    05/09/2018 6:40:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | May 9, 2018 / 3:39 AM / Updated 2 hours ago | Sarah Dadouch, Noah Browning
    RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it fired a salvo of ballistic missiles at the Saudi capital on Wednesday - an attack Saudi authorities said they intercepted in the skies over the city. The assault comes a day after Saudi Arabia’s top ally the United States pulled out of an international deal with Iran over its disputed nuclear program and could signal an uptick in tensions between regional rivals Riyadh and Tehran. The Houthis said the missiles were launched at economic targets in Riyadh, the group’s al-Masirah TV reported. At least four blasts were heard in the city...
  • Iran says Bolton pick as national security adviser a 'matter of shame'

    03/25/2018 1:44:06 PM PDT · by DFG · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/25/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Iranian officials Sunday described President Trump's decision to appoint John Bolton national security adviser as shameful and a sign that Washington intends to overthrow the Tehran theocracy. The semi-official Fars news agency quoted Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the country's Supreme National Security Council, as saying that for an "apparent superpower it is a matter of shame that its national security adviser receives wages from a terrorist group." Shamkhani was referring to Bolton's attendance at a gathering of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) opposition group in 2017.
  • VIDEO: Footage of a Saudi Patriot missile interceptor veering off-course and crashing..

    03/25/2018 4:21:12 PM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    VIDEO: Footage of a Saudi Patriot missile interceptor veering off-course and crashing tonight in #Riyadh follow reports of a Houthi ballistic missile attack Hope you can see this video. Kind of dramatic.
  • Israelis Suspect Obama Media Leaks to Prevent Strike on Iran

    03/30/2012 5:33:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3-30-12
    JERUSALEM – Two reports today about Iran’s nuclear program and the possibility of an Israeli military strike have analysts in Israel accusing the Obama administration leaking information to pressure Israel not to bomb Iran and for Iran to reach a compromise in upcoming nuclear talks. The first report in Foreign Policy quotes anonymous American officials saying that Israel has been given access to airbases by Iran’s northern neighbor Azerbaijan from which Israel could launch air strikes or at least drones and search and rescue aircraft. The second report from Bloomberg, based on a leaked congressional report, said that Iran’s nuclear...
  • The Gulf heats up

    07/26/2010 5:01:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/25/2010 | YOEL GUZANSKY
    Concerns about Iran’s nuclear weapons program are heard these days more in Arabic than any other language, including Hebrew. In recent weeks, it seems that temperatures on both sides of the Persian Gulf have come to a boil. Temperatures in the Gulf, although usually high during the summer, reached a peak not due to global warming but because of increasing fear of Iran among Arab Gulf states. Indeed, concerns about Iran’s nuclear weapons program and negative involvement in the region are heard these days more in Arabic than any other language, including Hebrew. The current peak is associated with a...
  • Skeptical of U.S. umbrella, Saudis are mulling their own nuke option

    05/08/2010 8:39:09 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 494+ views
    GeoStrategy Direct.com ^ | 5/8/2010 | GeoStrategy Direct.com
    Saudi Arabia, concerned over Iran's nuclear weapons program, could turn to Pakistan for the kingdom's own nuclear project, a report said. The Institute of National Security Studies said Riyad has been working to prepare a nuclear infrastructure meant to deter neighboring Iran. In a report by researcher Yoel Guzansky, the institute cited Pakistan as the most likely developer of a Saudi nuclear option. "Therefore, should Saudi Arabia find itself in a sensitive security situation, it may well be that it would seek to capitalize on its investment in the Pakistani program," the report, titled "The Saudi Nuclear Option, said. The...
  • Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen Has Been a Disaster

    03/25/2018 8:20:01 PM PDT · by Mariner · 48 replies
    The National Interest (via Yahoo) ^ | March 25th, 2018 | Yoel Guzansky, Ari Heistein
    Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen Has Been a Disaster This month marks three years since the start of the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, but that is unlikely to be an occasion for celebration in Riyadh. The war is estimated to have cost the Saudis upwards of $100 billion, eroded the international image of the kingdom and failed to achieve its objectives of “eliminating Iranian influence” from Yemen. At the same time, the people of Yemen have suffered immensely from the U.S.-backed Saudi campaign, which killed thousands of Yemeni civilians, destroyed the country’s infrastructure, and has led to widespread disease and...
  • Riyadh Just Came Under Ballistic Missile Attack Resulting In These Crazy Videos

    03/25/2018 6:03:30 PM PDT · by taildragger · 70 replies
    The Drive ^ | 03/25/18 | Tyler Rogoway
    Saudi Arabia's capital just came under ballistic missile attack, during which Patriot missile interceptors were launched to intercept. Although it looks like at least one Patriot hit one missile, a missile fragment, or even another missile itself, came careened into the ground, resulting in this amazing video: The trajectory of the projectile as it approaches the ground is a bit puzzling, it almost looks like it is turning while under control, but it could just be the result of the intercept. Then there is this amazing video of the Patriot missile launches, and it looks like one missile either intercepted...
  • BERNIE SIDES WITH IRAN'S MULLAHS

    03/21/2018 9:30:43 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/21/2018 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The Left's romance with the Islamic Republic ensues. The Senate debated on Tuesday a resolution introduced by Vermont Socialist Bernie Sanders that would require the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Yemen. The surprising support the resolution won from 44 U.S. Senators handed a big win to Iran, which is engaged in a hot war with Saudi Arabia on the Arabian Peninsula. And it was a huge slap in the face to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who was meeting with President Trump in the White House as the Senate debated the motion on the floor. It also showed the...