2019-09-19: News Headlines

MBNJSD (2019-09-19). Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel? dissidentvoice.org On Saturday, September 14th, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia's oil production by half, from about ten million to five million barrels per day. On September 18, the Trump administration, blaming Iran, announced it was …

Pepe Escobar (2019-09-19). Houthi Rebels Overturned the Middle East Geopolitical Chessboard. globalresearch.ca We are the Houthis and we're coming to town. With the spectacular attack on Abqaiq, Yemen's Houthis have overturned the geopolitical chessboard in Southwest Asia — going as far as introducing a whole new dimension: the distinct possibility of …

Jason Ditz (2019-09-19). Mike Pompeo Declares Drone Attack on Saudi Arabia an "Act of War" theantimedia.com Mike Pompeo is declaring what happened "an act of war," and is now looking to use that bellicosity cobble together a coalition against Iran.

WSWS (2019-09-19). Trump reviewing target lists as Iran war threat mounts. wsws.org US Secretary of State Pompeo described Saturday's attacks on Saudi oil installations as "an act of war," attributing them—still with no evidence—to Iran.

Dave Lindorff (2019-09-18). Why on Earth Would the US Go to War with Iran over an Attack on Saudi Oil Refineries? counterpunch.org President Bone Spur, backed by his war-mongering Secretary of State Mike "Armageddon" Pompeo, tweeted yesterday that the US military is "locked and loaded," ready to attack (bomb) Iran if it can be proven that Iran was behind a drone bomb attack on Saudi Arabia's oil refineries. There are plenty of news media in the US More

Ron Jacobs (2019-09-18). Support the Climate Strike, Not a Military Strike. counterpunch.org The propaganda campaign has begun. The New York Times dutifully published photos of an attack on ARAMCO oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia. Accompanying the photos are descriptions provided by the warmongers in Washington, DC. Naturally, the photos don't look like much of anything. This gives those describing them the leeway to provide a narrative More

Medea Benjamin (2019-09-18). Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel? mintpressnews.com If the U.S. military, or Israel or Saudi Arabia, had a viable plan to attack Iran without triggering a wider war, they would have done so long ago.

Lee Fang (2019-09-18). Saudi Arabia Denies Its Key Role in Climate Change Even as It Prepares for the Worst. theintercept.com Saudi Arabia, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, remains a principal funder of climate denialism even as it prepares for climate extremes.

Miri Wood (2019-09-18). Syria: Terrorist Attacks, More NATO Weapons and War Crimes. globalresearch.ca As NATO media are currently mourning the departure of Neocon, John Bolton, and incited support for US bombing of Iran because Yemeni patriots engaged in a retaliatory bombing of an oil refinery in Saudi occupied Arabia, no attention is …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2019-09-18). Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel? commondreams.org An image grab taken from a video made available by al-Huthi Media Office on September 18, 2019 shows what they say are satellite images of before (R) and after last week's attack on Saudi Aramco's oil fields. Yemen's Iranian-backed Huthi rebels claimed responsibility for last week's oil installation attacks, which took out half the Kingdom's production, although Washington and Riyadh have roundly rejected the claim and blamed Iran instead. (Photo: Al-Huthi Group Media Office / AFP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs

Medea Benjamin (2019-09-18). Would Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel? theantimedia.com If the U.S. military, or Israel or Saudi Arabia, had a viable plan to attack Iran without triggering a wider war, they would have done so long ago.

Jeet Heer (2019-09-18). Trump Is Treating Foreign Policy Like a Mafia Protection Racket. thenation.com Trump Is Treating Foreign Policy Like a Mafia Protection Racket…

WSWS (2019-09-18). Washington steps up threats against Iran over strikes on Saudi oil facilities. wsws.org The Pentagon has provided the Trump White House with a series of options for military aggression against Iran.

South Front (2019-09-18). Video: US, Saudi Sources Claim Attack on Saudi Oil Was Launched from Iran. globalresearch.ca On September 16, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) warned of more strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure. Brigadier General Yahya Sare'e advised foreigners to avoid the areas of Bqaiq and Khurais because they could be attacked again. He also said that …

Patrick Cockburn (2019-09-18). The Saudi Crown Prince Plans to Make Us Forget About the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi Before the US Election. counterpunch.org The hideous cruelty of the murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by a Saudi death squad almost a year ago still jumps from the pages of the latest apparent transcript of the conversation between his killers as they wait for him to arrive at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. "Is it possible to put More

RT (2019-09-17). 'Very high probability' Iran behind Saudi attack, say anonymous US officials. rt.com While Saudi Arabia is holding off on assigning blame for the attack on its oil facilities, the US media are pointing the finger at Iran, citing anonymous government officials allegedly familiar with the ongoing investigation. | US and Saudi investigators have determined "with very high probability" that Saturday's strike was launched from an Iranian base close to the border with Iraq, CNN reported, based on these anonymous sources. | Both drones and cruise missiles were used to attack the refinery at Abqaiq and the Khurais oil field, flying over southern Iraq and Kuwait to avoid Saudi air defenses, according t…

Mehdi Hasan (2019-09-17). Saudi First: Trump Wants to Start a War With Iran When MBS Gives the Order. theintercept.com Why is Trump deferring to Riyadh? Questions need to be asked about his financial ties with Saudis who bailed him out during the 1990s.

Staff (2019-09-17). Trump Strains to Balance Diplomacy, Military Threat to Iran. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequence yet of the "maximum pressure" U.S. economic campaign against Iran. | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was headed to Jiddah in Saudi Arabia to discuss possible responses to what U.S. officials believe was an attack coming from Iranian soil. President Donald Trump said he'd "prefer not" to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at next week's U.N. sessio…

Mazda Majidi (2019-09-17). Will the U.S. start a war for Saudi Arabia? liberationnews.org We are facing an extremely dangerous situation with a real possibility of the U.S. bombing Iran.

RT (2019-09-17). 'We are not your prostitutes!' Tulsi Gabbard slams Trump for 'pimping out' US soldiers to Saudi Arabia. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has doubled down on her attacks on President Donald Trump's 'disgraceful' allegiance to Saudi Arabia, eviscerating his 'betrayal' of her fellow soldiers and the US Constitution. | Singling out Trump's statement that the US was "locked and loaded" but "waiting to hear from the Kingdom … under what terms we would proceed," Gabbard slammed the US president for "offering to place our military assets under the command of a foreign country." | . @realDonaldTrump Despicable. Offering to place our mili…

Fight Back (2019-09-17). Yemeni forces strike Saudi Arabia; U.S. blames Iran. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – In the early morning hours of September 14 ten drones carried out an intensive bombing of two of the world's largest oil refineries, both located in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais were decimated, crippling the productive capabilities of the oil manufacturers in the country. The Air Force of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees have announced that these strikes are a part of what they're calling the 2nd Operation of Balanced Deterrence. | The attacks serve as the latest in an ongoing war of resistance by Yemen that began nearly five years ago. On one side, there a…

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-09-17). Will Trump Take Neocon Bait and Attack Iran over Saudi Strike? globalresearch.ca The recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities by Yemeni Houthi forces demonstrate once again that an aggressive foreign policy often brings unintended consequences and can result in blowback. In 2015 Saudi Arabia attacked its neighbor, Yemen, because a coup in …

Jason Ditz (2019-09-17). Trump Threatens Military Action Against Iran Over Saudi Oil Attack. theantimedia.com Trump felt the need to emphasize, as always, that he "doesn't want war, but.." while talking up how easy it'd be for him to launch a new war.

Staff (2019-09-17). Headlines for September 17, 2019. democracynow.org Iran Rejects Talks with U.S. Following Disputed Drone Attacks in Saudi Arabia, Israelis Head to Polls to Decide Netanyahu's Fate, Afghanistan: Blast Near Presidential Rally Kills Dozens Amid Mounting Violence, Massive Blackout Hits Four Central American Nations, 2 Italian Officials Indicted over Migrant Deaths from 2013 Shipwreck, 2019 Was Northern Hemisphere's Hottest Summer on Record, Autoworkers Continue Strike with Support from Dems, Environmental Activists, Manhattan DA Subpoenas Trump Tax Returns, Acting Intelligence Dir. Refused to Turn Over Whistleblower Complaint That Could Involve Trump, House Dems Inve…

Global Research News (2019-09-17). Selected Articles: Drone Attack on Saudi Oil. globalresearch.ca Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

RT (2019-09-16). 'Certainly would look like' Iran is behind Saudi oil facility attacks — Trump. rt.com While Saudi Arabia is investigating the attacks on its oil facilities, President Donald Trump has said that "it certainly would look like" Iran was the culprit. Yet, he also noted he doesn't want another war. | Trump's statement, made to reporters on Monday, is the latest in a series that stop short of outright blaming Iran for the attack, which has already been claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen. Earlier in the day Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit," before questioning Te…

United Nations (2019-09-16). Monday's Daily Brief: Ozone layer heals, 'regional conflagration' risk rises over oilfield attacks, South Sudan update, Myanmar genocide threat remains. un.org A recap of Monday's top stories: The ozone layer is on track to repair; Instability rises over oilfield attacks in Saudi Arabia; General Assembly chief Espinosa bows out; Disaster and conflict displace thousands in Asia Pacific; Sexual violence unpunished in South Sudan; Genocide threat remains for Rohingya.

Emma Fiala (2019-09-16). Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump: Being "Saudi Arabia's Bitch is Not America First" theantimedia.com "Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters. Having our country act as Saudi Arabia's bitch is not 'America First'."

United Nations (2019-09-16). Attack on Saudi facilities risks dragging Yemen into 'regional conflagration': UN Envoy. un.org Attacks against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, claimed by rebel fighters in Yemen, are a sign that the war-torn country could be drawn into even greater conflict, the top United Nations official there told the Security Council on Monday.

Press TV (2019-09-16). Impact on Yemeni Attack on Saudi ARAMCO Oil Facilities. dissidentvoice.org PressTV Interview with Peter Koenig 15 September 2019 Enhanced and partial transcript of a PressTV Interview Background Saudi Arabia says the recent drone attacks on the state-run oil company Aramco led to a temporary closure of its facilities and disrupted the kingdom's oil production and exports. [Saudi] Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman said the attacks …

Darius Shahtahmasebi (2019-09-16). Saudi Oil Attack: What You're Not Being Told. theantimedia.com The media is again insisting that we rely on anonymous statements from military officials to justify war.

Robert Mackey (2019-09-16). Threatening New War for Oil, Donald Trump Calls His Own Offer of Iran Talks "Fake News" theintercept.com As he threatened to bomb Iran at Saudi Arabia's behest, Trump also intensified his battle with objective reality, by denying his own prior comments.

Jake Johnson (2019-09-16). 'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Attack. theantimedia.com Trump appears to be taking marching orders from Saudi Arabia.

Staff (2019-09-16). Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" Involving U.S. & Iran. democracynow.org President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, the attacks decreased Saudi's daily oil output by nearly 6 million barrels. While the United States has been quic…

Staff (2019-09-16). Headlines for September 16, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Threatens Military Action Against Iran After Oil Attacks in Saudi Arabia, United Auto Workers Strike to Demand Fair Wages, Healthcare & Job Security from GM, Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy, Calls Mount to Impeach Justice Kavanaugh After NYT Report on Sexual Misconduct, Hong Kong Protesters Appeal to U.S., U.K. as Uprising Shows No Sign of Slowing Down, Outsiders Lead Tunisia's Presidential Exit Polls, Algeria Announces Elections Amid Ongoing Protests Against Ruling Elite, U.K. Judge Says Julian Assange a Flight Risk, Must Remain in Prison, Appeals Court Revives Emoluments Case Against Trump, Felicity Huf…

United Nations (2019-09-15). Guterres calls for 'maximum restraint' following drone assault on key Saudi oil facility. un.org The UN Secretary-General appealed on Sunday for "maximum restraint" following a wave of drone attacks claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen, against two Saudi Arabian-based petroleum processing facilities, which threaten to disrupt global oil supplies.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-09-13). Human Trafficking is Booming in Yemen as the War Enters its Fifth Year. mintpressnews.com A complete absence of law and order in Yemen has given rise to a black Suq (market) of human trafficking on a scale never before seen in the war-torn and war-weary nation.

Janine Jackson (2019-09-10). 'Under the Trump Administration, the [NLRB] Appointees Have Been Extremists' – CounterSpin interview with Kate Bronfenbrenner on Trump's anti-labor Labor Board. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Cornell's Kate Bronfenbrenner about Trump's anti-labor Labor Board for the September 6, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Janine Jackson (2019-09-10). 'Yemen Was Called the Forgotten War, but Activists Are Refusing to Forget' – CounterSpin interview with Hassan El-Tayyab on US out of Yemen. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed the Friends Committee on National Legislation's Hassan El-Tayyab about US war crimes in Yemen for the September 6, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

CounterSpin (2019-09-06). Hassan El-Tayyab on US Out of Yemen, Kate Bronfenbrenner on Labor Board vs. Labor. fair.org Media…

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-20). Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting to block arms sales involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "When Trump vetoed legislation earlier this year to end U.S. involvement …

2019-09-19: Social Media Postees

Houthi Rebels Overturned the Middle East Geopolitical Chessboard
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-19
We are the Houthis and we're coming to town. With the spectacular attack on Abqaiq, Yemen's Houthis have overturned the geopolitical chessboard in Southwest Asia — going as far as introducing a whole new dimension: the distinct possibility of …
globalresearch.ca/houthi-rebels-overturned-the-middle-east-geopolitical-chessboard/5689631

Mike Pompeo Declares Drone Attack on Saudi Arabia an "Act of War"
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-19
Mike Pompeo is declaring what happened "an act of war," and is now looking to use that bellicosity cobble together a coalition against Iran.

Mike Pompeo Declares Drone Attack on Saudi Arabia an "Act of War"

Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?
MBNJSD | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-19
On Saturday, September 14th, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia's oil production by half, from about ten million to five million barrels per day. On September 18, the Trump administration, blaming Iran, announced it was …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/will-americans-let-trump-start-world-war-iii-for-saudi-arabia-and-israel/

Trump reviewing target lists as Iran war threat mounts
wsws.org | 2019-09-19
US Secretary of State Pompeo described Saturday's attacks on Saudi oil installations as "an act of war," attributing them–still with no evidence–to Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/19/iran-s19.html

Syria: Terrorist Attacks, More NATO Weapons and War Crimes
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
As NATO media are currently mourning the departure of Neocon, John Bolton, and incited support for US bombing of Iran because Yemeni patriots engaged in a retaliatory bombing of an oil refinery in Saudi occupied Arabia, no attention is …
globalresearch.ca/syria-terrorist-attacks-more-nato-weapons-and-war-crimes/5689563

The Saudi Crown Prince Plans to Make Us Forget About the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi Before the US Election
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-18
The hideous cruelty of the murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by a Saudi death squad almost a year ago still jumps from the pages of the latest apparent transcript of the conversation between his killers as they wait for him to arrive at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/18/the-saudi-crown-prince-plans-to-make-us-forget-about-the-murder-of-jamal-khashoggi-before-the-us-election/

Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
An image grab taken from a video made available by al-Huthi Media Office on September 18, 2019 shows what they say are satellite images of before (R) and after last week's attack on Saudi Aramco's oil fields. Yemen's Iranian-backed Huthi rebels claimed responsibility for last week's oil installation attacks, which took out half the Kingdom's production, although Washington and Riyadh have roundly rejected the claim and blamed Iran instead. (Photo: Al-Huthi Group Media Office / AFP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs
commondreams.org/views/2019/09/18/will-americans-let-trump-start-world-war-iii-saudi-arabia-and-israel?cd-origin=rss

Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-18
If the U.S. military, or Israel or Saudi Arabia, had a viable plan to attack Iran without triggering a wider war, they would have done so long ago.
mintpressnews.com/will-americans-let-trump-start-war-iran-saudi-arabia-israel/261927/

Would Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?
Medea Benjamin | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-18
If the U.S. military, or Israel or Saudi Arabia, had a viable plan to attack Iran without triggering a wider war, they would have done so long ago.

Would Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?

Why on Earth Would the US Go to War with Iran over an Attack on Saudi Oil Refineries?
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-18
President Bone Spur, backed by his war-mongering Secretary of State Mike "Armageddon" Pompeo, tweeted yesterday that the US military is "locked and loaded," ready to attack (bomb) Iran if it can be proven that Iran was behind a drone bomb attack on Saudi Arabia's oil refineries. There are plenty of news media in the US…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/18/why-on-earth-would-the-us-go-to-war-with-iran-over-an-attack-on-saudi-oil-refineries/

Video: US, Saudi Sources Claim Attack on Saudi Oil Was Launched from Iran
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
On September 16, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) warned of more strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure. Brigadier General Yahya Sare'e advised foreigners to avoid the areas of Bqaiq and Khurais because they could be attacked again. He also said that …
globalresearch.ca/video-us-saudi-sources-claim-attack-saudi-oil-launched-iran/5689520

Saudi Arabia Denies Its Key Role in Climate Change Even as It Prepares for the Worst
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2019-09-18
Saudi Arabia, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, remains a principal funder of climate denialism even as it prepares for climate extremes.
theintercept.com/2019/09/18/saudi-arabia-aramco-oil-climate-change/

Support the Climate Strike, Not a Military Strike
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-18
The propaganda campaign has begun. The New York Times dutifully published photos of an attack on ARAMCO oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia. Accompanying the photos are descriptions provided by the warmongers in Washington, DC. Naturally, the photos don't look like much of anything. This gives those describing them the leeway to provide a narrative…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/18/support-the-climate-strike-not-a-military-strike/

Washington steps up threats against Iran over strikes on Saudi oil facilities
wsws.org | 2019-09-18
The Pentagon has provided the Trump White House with a series of options for military aggression against Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/18/iran-s18.html

Trump Is Treating Foreign Policy Like a Mafia Protection Racket
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2019-09-18
Trump Is Treating Foreign Policy Like a Mafia Protection Racket…
thenation.com/article/trump-saudi-arabia/

Yemeni forces strike Saudi Arabia; U.S. blames Iran
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-17
Milwaukee, WI – In the early morning hours of September 14 ten drones carried out an intensive bombing of two of the world's largest oil refineries, both located in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais were decimated, crippling the productive capabilities of the oil manufacturers in the country. The Air Force of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees have announced that these strikes are a part of what they're calling the 2nd Operation of Balanced Deterrence. | The attacks serve as the latest in an ongoing war of resistance by Yemen that began nearly five years ago. On one side, there a…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/17/yemeni-forces-strike-saudi-arabia-us-blames-iran

Will the U.S. start a war for Saudi Arabia?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-17
We are facing an extremely dangerous situation with a real possibility of the U.S. bombing Iran.
liberationnews.org/will-the-u-s-start-a-war-for-saudi-arabia/

'We are not your prostitutes!' Tulsi Gabbard slams Trump for 'pimping out' US soldiers to Saudi Arabia
rt.com | 2019-09-17
Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has doubled down on her attacks on President Donald Trump's 'disgraceful' allegiance to Saudi Arabia, eviscerating his 'betrayal' of her fellow soldiers and the US Constitution. | Singling out Trump's statement that the US was "locked and loaded" but "waiting to hear from the Kingdom … under what terms we would proceed," Gabbard slammed the US president for "offering to place our military assets under the command of a foreign country." | . @realDonaldTrump Despicable. Offering to place our mili…
rt.com/usa/468961-tulsi-trump-military-prostitutes-saudis/

Will Trump Take Neocon Bait and Attack Iran over Saudi Strike?
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities by Yemeni Houthi forces demonstrate once again that an aggressive foreign policy often brings unintended consequences and can result in blowback. In 2015 Saudi Arabia attacked its neighbor, Yemen, because a coup in …
globalresearch.ca/trump-neocon-bait-attack-iran-over-saudi-strike/5689496

Riyadh reaps what it sows: Yemeni drone attack devastates Saudi oil production
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-17
Yemen's Ansar Allah has officially claimed responsibility for the drone attacks against ARAMCO oil facilities which resulted in Saudi Arabia's oil production being cut in half. Nonetheless, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump and Saudi officials are claiming that Iran was actually the one responsible for the attack. The world's largest oil processing …
uwidata.com/5348-riyadh-reaps-what-it-sows-yemeni-drone-attack-devastates-saudi-oil-production/

Trump Threatens Military Action Against Iran Over Saudi Oil Attack
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-17
Trump felt the need to emphasize, as always, that he "doesn't want war, but.." while talking up how easy it'd be for him to launch a new war.

Trump Threatens Military Action Against Iran Over Saudi Oil Attack

'Very high probability' Iran behind Saudi attack, say anonymous US officials
rt.com | 2019-09-17
While Saudi Arabia is holding off on assigning blame for the attack on its oil facilities, the US media are pointing the finger at Iran, citing anonymous government officials allegedly familiar with the ongoing investigation. | US and Saudi investigators have determined "with very high probability" that Saturday's strike was launched from an Iranian base close to the border with Iraq, CNN reported, based on these anonymous sources. | Both drones and cruise missiles were used to attack the refinery at Abqaiq and the Khurais oil field, flying over southern Iraq and Kuwait to avoid Saudi air defenses, according t…
rt.com/usa/469034-us-blames-iran-saudi-attack/

Saudi First: Trump Wants to Start a War With Iran When MBS Gives the Order
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-17
Why is Trump deferring to Riyadh? Questions need to be asked about his financial ties with Saudis who bailed him out during the 1990s.
theintercept.com/2019/09/17/saudi-arabia-oil-field-attack-trump/

Trump Strains to Balance Diplomacy, Military Threat to Iran
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-17
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequence yet of the "maximum pressure" U.S. economic campaign against Iran. | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was headed to Jiddah in Saudi Arabia to discuss possible responses to what U.S. officials believe was an attack coming from Iranian soil. President Donald Trump said he'd "prefer not" to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at next week's U.N. sessio…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-strains-to-balance-diplomacy-military-threat-to-iran/

Selected Articles: Drone Attack on Saudi Oil
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-blowback-aggressive-foreign-policy-saudi-drone-attack/5689504

Monday's Daily Brief: Ozone layer heals, 'regional conflagration' risk rises over oilfield attacks, South Sudan update, Myanmar genocide threat remains
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-16
A recap of Monday's top stories: The ozone layer is on track to repair; Instability rises over oilfield attacks in Saudi Arabia; General Assembly chief Espinosa bows out; Disaster and conflict displace thousands in Asia Pacific; Sexual violence unpunished in South Sudan; Genocide threat remains for Rohingya.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046502

Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump: Being "Saudi Arabia's Bitch is Not America First"
Emma Fiala | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
"Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters. Having our country act as Saudi Arabia's bitch is not 'America First'."

Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump: Being “Saudi Arabia’s Bitch is Not America First”

Impact on Yemeni Attack on Saudi ARAMCO Oil Facilities
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
PressTV Interview with Peter Koenig 15 September 2019 Enhanced and partial transcript of a PressTV Interview Background Saudi Arabia says the recent drone attacks on the state-run oil company Aramco led to a temporary closure of its facilities and disrupted the kingdom's oil production and exports. [Saudi] Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman said the attacks …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/impact-on-yemeni-attack-on-saudi-aramco-oil-facilities/

Attack on Saudi facilities risks dragging Yemen into 'regional conflagration': UN Envoy
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-16
Attacks against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, claimed by rebel fighters in Yemen, are a sign that the war-torn country could be drawn into even greater conflict, the top United Nations official there told the Security Council on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046462

'Certainly would look like' Iran is behind Saudi oil facility attacks — Trump
rt.com | 2019-09-16
While Saudi Arabia is investigating the attacks on its oil facilities, President Donald Trump has said that "it certainly would look like" Iran was the culprit. Yet, he also noted he doesn't want another war. | Trump's statement, made to reporters on Monday, is the latest in a series that stop short of outright blaming Iran for the attack, which has already been claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen. Earlier in the day Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit," before questioning Te…
rt.com/usa/468953-trump-iran-behind-attack/

'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Attack
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
Trump appears to be taking marching orders from Saudi Arabia.

'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Attack

Threatening New War for Oil, Donald Trump Calls His Own Offer of Iran Talks "Fake News"
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-09-16
As he threatened to bomb Iran at Saudi Arabia's behest, Trump also intensified his battle with objective reality, by denying his own prior comments.
theintercept.com/2019/09/15/threatening-war-oil-donald-trump-rails-media-not-forgetting-offered-iran-talks/

Saudi Oil Attack: What You're Not Being Told
Darius Shahtahmasebi | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
The media is again insisting that we rely on anonymous statements from military officials to justify war.

Saudi Oil Attack: What You're Not Being Told

Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" Involving U.S. & Iran
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-16
President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, the attacks decreased Saudi's daily oil output by nearly 6 million barrels. While the United States has been quic…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/16/saudi_arabia_oil_supply_attacks

Guterres calls for 'maximum restraint' following drone assault on key Saudi oil facility
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-15
The UN Secretary-General appealed on Sunday for "maximum restraint" following a wave of drone attacks claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen, against two Saudi Arabian-based petroleum processing facilities, which threaten to disrupt global oil supplies.
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Human Trafficking is Booming in Yemen as the War Enters its Fifth Year
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-13
A complete absence of law and order in Yemen has given rise to a black Suq (market) of human trafficking on a scale never before seen in the war-torn and war-weary nation.
mintpressnews.com/human-trafficking-booming-yemen-war/261818/

'Yemen Was Called the Forgotten War, but Activists Are Refusing to Forget' – CounterSpin interview with Hassan El-Tayyab on US out of Yemen
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-09-10
Janine Jackson interviewed the Friends Committee on National Legislation's Hassan El-Tayyab about US war crimes in Yemen for the September 6, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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Hassan El-Tayyab on US Out of Yemen, Kate Bronfenbrenner on Labor Board vs. Labor
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-09-06
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