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    Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure was attacked by around 10 armed drones by Yemens Houthi rebels and has caused SA to lose half their oil production.
    The Saudis and the US are blaming Iran who supports and funds the Houthis and the US says it is going to hold Iran responsible most likely with more sanctions or a military strike.

    https://abcnews.go.com/International...ities-65608677

  • #2
    How did the Houthis get these drones? I thought SA and its friends had Yemen under Blockade?

    Pruitt
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    • #3
      Saudi Arabia has no air defense in place?
      We hunt the hunters

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
        How did the Houthis get these drones? I thought SA and its friends had Yemen under Blockade?

        Pruitt
        The suspicion is that they cane direct from Iran.
        "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post
          Saudi Arabia has no air defense in place?
          The Saudis have a wealth of excellent kit.
          How come they don’t use it?
          "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Surrey View Post

            The Saudis have a wealth of excellent kit.
            How come they don’t use it?
            Because they are just toys to them? While not a conspiracy buff, a few things don't add up. The anti-Iran hawk, John Bolton, was gone. Why would Iran shoot themselves in the foot? How did drones get that far into Saudi Arabia? If they were armed and could do that much damage, they weren't hobbyist models. How dependent was SA on higher oil prices? How much damage was really done versus how much capacity was shut down? Who would benefit the most from our continued tensions with Iran? Nothing in the Middle East is ever what it originally seems. There are always multiple layers...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post
              Saudi Arabia has no air defense in place?
              The Saudis expect America to defend them while they rake in the profits.
              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by johns624 View Post

                Because they are just toys to them? While not a conspiracy buff, a few things don't add up. The anti-Iran hawk, John Bolton, was gone. Why would Iran shoot themselves in the foot? How did drones get that far into Saudi Arabia? If they were armed and could do that much damage, they weren't hobbyist models. How dependent was SA on higher oil prices? How much damage was really done versus how much capacity was shut down? Who would benefit the most from our continued tensions with Iran? Nothing in the Middle East is ever what it originally seems. There are always multiple layers...
                The first estimate published was a loss of five million barrels a day, a lot less than "half of their capacity".
                Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Surrey View Post

                  The Saudis have a wealth of excellent kit.
                  How come they don’t use it?
                  Cheaper to get America to do it for them and allow the Saudis to maintain acceptable relations with their Muslim brethren.

                  People forget that the Saudis rule only as long as they keep up their agreement with the extremely radical Wahabist sect.
                  Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                    Cheaper to get America to do it for them and allow the Saudis to maintain acceptable relations with their Muslim brethren.

                    People forget that the Saudis rule only as long as they keep up their agreement with the extremely radical Wahabist sect.
                    Which is Sunni whilst most of their enemies are Shia. The Islamic world is not a single bloc
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by johns624 View Post

                      Because they are just toys to them? While not a conspiracy buff, a few things don't add up. The anti-Iran hawk, John Bolton, was gone. Why would Iran shoot themselves in the foot? How did drones get that far into Saudi Arabia? If they were armed and could do that much damage, they weren't hobbyist models. How dependent was SA on higher oil prices? How much damage was really done versus how much capacity was shut down? Who would benefit the most from our continued tensions with Iran? Nothing in the Middle East is ever what it originally seems. There are always multiple layers...
                      I don’t think the Saudis have had a budget surplus for quite a few years now... maybe more than 6 years.
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                      • #12
                        I think the Saudis have been overspending since the Gulf Wars. Do they have that much in reserve anymore?

                        Pruitt
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                        • #13
                          I find REALLY interesting that houthis attacks are only directed to Saudi Arabia, and never UAE who are part of coalition.

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                          • #14
                            I find it interesting that the Houthis ever had drones to begin with. The fact that they were able to invade Saudi airspace to the depth that they did with bombs/missiles speaks to the fact that someone in SA was not very alert. Either that or there is a small conspiracy brewing.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
                              I find it interesting that the Houthis ever had drones to begin with. The fact that they were able to invade Saudi airspace to the depth that they did with bombs/missiles speaks to the fact that someone in SA was not very alert. Either that or there is a small conspiracy brewing.
                              the Saudi's have periodically harassed Yemen since the mid 1930's- when Abdul Aziz overran the Emirate of Asir and tried to keep rolling all the way to Aden.
                              the south west corner of the Arabian Peninsula is the 'garden spot.'







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