US To Send “Thousands” More Troops To Saudi Arabia

US To Send “Thousands” More Troops To Saudi Arabia By Tyler Durden Reuters reports, citing defense or administration sources, that the US is set to send thousands of additional troops to Saudi Arabia in the wake of last month’s Aramco attacks. “The United States is planning to send a large number of additional forces to Saudi Arabia following the Sept. 14 attack on its oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran,” according to a breaking Reuters report.  Though the Pentagon has yet to officially confirm the report with comment, Reuters…

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Pentagon Deploys US Forces to Defend Saudi Oil

Pentagon Deploys US Forces to Defend Saudi Oil By Jason Ditz The latest US military buildup into the Middle East was announced today, fresh off the Trump Administration’s briefing on “options” for responding to Iran. The Pentagon is announcing they will be deploying more US forces in the area around Saudi oil facilities. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says Trump has approved the deployment already, and that it will be focused primarily on air and missile defense systems, at the request of Saudi Arabia. This has been a major concern for…

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This Week’s Oil Futures Spike Is About To Hit Consumers At The Gas Pump

This Week’s Oil Futures Spike Is About To Hit Consumers At The Gas Pump By Tyler Durden The attack on a Saudi Arabia oil facility, now being blamed on Iran, which caused crude oil futures to spike more than 10% to start the week is likely going to start hitting consumers at the pump over the next couple of days, according to Bloomberg. Despite retail gasoline futures jumping as much as 20 cents on the New York Mercantile Exchange early in the week, the average US retail gasoline gallon rose…

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Iran War Imminent? Trump Says US “Locked And Loaded” To Respond To Saudi Attack

Iran War Imminent? Trump Says US “Locked And Loaded” To Respond To Saudi Attack By Tyler Durden Just as the price of oil was settling down from its record surge, it spiked once again, following a tweet by president Trump which has made war with Iran virtually inevitable. Just before 7pm, Trump tweeted that “Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe…

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Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Could Blow Saudi Arabia’s Role in Attacks Wide Open

Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Could Blow Saudi Arabia’s Role in Attacks Wide Open By Tyler Durden If anyone knows where the skeletons are buried contradicting the official 9/11 narrative then it’s none other than alleged terror mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The Wall Street Journal and others report that he’s ready to spill the beans on Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the worst terror attack to ever take place on American soil as part of a victims’ lawsuit seeking damages from the kingdom as a state sponsor. A letter filed in the US District Court in Manhattan…

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The U.S. Is Staging Troops At A Key Saudi Military Base That It Used During All Previous Middle East Wars

The U.S. Is Staging Troops At A Key Saudi Military Base That It Used During All Previous Middle East Wars By Michael Snyder The U.S. military is following many of the exact same patterns that we witnessed during our previous wars in the Middle East, and that even includes setting up shop at a key military base deep in the heart of the Arabian peninsula. After the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S. military abandoned Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia, but now they are back.  Hundreds…

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Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Support for Saudi-Led Yemen War

Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Support for Saudi-Led Yemen War By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — On Tuesday, President Trump capped off months of effort in Congress to pass a War Powers Act challenge to the US involvement in the war in Yemen, vetoing the bill and claiming it was a “dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities.” The bill, SJ Res 7, was a straightforward bill under the War Powers Act of 1973. The bill noted that Congress never authorized the US war in Yemen, and demanded an end to it.…

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Saudi Arabia is Threatening to Ditch the Petrodollar

Saudi Arabia is Threatening to Ditch the Petrodollar By Tyler Durden Three year ago – almost to the day – Saudi Arabia rattled its first sabre towards the United States, with an implicit threat to dump US Treasuries over Congress’ decision to allow the Saudis to be held responsible for the 9/11 attacks. In a stunning report at the time by the NYTimes, Saudi Arabia told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill…

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Several of Jamal Khashoggi’s Killers Were Trained In The United States

Several of Jamal Khashoggi’s Killers Were Trained In The United States By Jason Ditz In a further blow to US-Saudi ties, reports emerged this weekend on the October murder of Jamal Khashoggi by a Saudi kill team. The kill team’s leader, Maher Mutreb, and other members, had apparently been trained by the US government in the past. It’s a familiar story, heard often enough when the US aligns itself with a country with a flimsy human rights record. The trainees were part of ongoing routine training operations meant to increase the…

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Saudi Tracking App Under Fire By Human Rights Organizations for Putting Women At Risk

Saudi Tracking App Under Fire By Human Rights Organizations for Putting Women At Risk By Aaron Kesel The media is in a frenzy in regards to a Saudi Arabian app that allows men to monitor and control women, including wives and unmarried daughters, with many human rights organizations calling to ban the app, NY Times reported. The app, Absher, was created in 2015 by the Saudi government and, more specifically, by the National Information Center within the Saudi Ministry of Interior, but hasn’t received much attention until now, according to PC…

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