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Monday, September 16, 2019

Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after US President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States was "locked and loaded" for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.

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COVFEFE!!!

We is done....

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-16 07:20 AM | Reply

The US government produced satellite photos showing what officials said were at least 19 points of impact at two Saudi energy facilities, including damage at the heart of the kingdom's crucial oil processing plant at Abqaiq. Officials said the photos show impacts consistent with the attack coming from the direction of Iran or Iraq, rather than from Yemen to the south.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-16 07:22 AM | Reply

Trump's comments on Iran have been contradictory and irrational. There's a chance for war are this morning, children; especially given that Donald seems to be waiting for Saudi Arabia to tell him what to do. Let's hope Trump the Coward reprises his role in the Joker's playlist.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-16 08:55 AM | Reply

Some men want to see the world burn and, what a coincidence, 5% of the world's oil is in fire.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-16 08:55 AM | Reply

Fat Nixon is just waiting for MBS to tell him to attack.

To think we are now taking orders from a murderous leader of the nation that sent 19 of 21 terrorists to the US for 9/11/01.

"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 was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!" - Fat Nixon.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-09-16 09:14 AM | Reply

Trump is actively lying about numerous (public and recoded) recent and pacific statements towards Iran. So we know he has the war itch. Wouldn't it be a hoot if we had a fight with Iran even after getting rid of Bolton?

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-16 10:10 AM | Reply

Trump is actively lying about numerous (public and recorded) recent and pacific statements towards Iran. So we know he has the war itch.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-16 10:11 AM | Reply

It's not only the tanning machine that makes Trump look yellow. He's injecting something that's affecting his liver.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-16 10:12 AM | Reply

@#5 ... is just waiting for MBS to tell him to attack. ...

I suspect PM Netanyahu is whispering sweet nothings in Pres Trump's ear as well.

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-09-16 10:49 AM | Reply

Making a further ass of himself.

#10 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-09-16 10:53 AM | Reply

"Trump's comments on Iran have been contradictory and irrational. There's a chance for war are this morning, children; especially given that Donald seems to be waiting for Saudi Arabia to tell him what to do. Let's hope Trump the Coward reprises his role in the Joker's playlist."

This is what I mean about hypocrisy I posted in the other thread. This country wouldn't be a country at all if Dems ran things. When America responds to an attack without waiting for all of the red tape to be figured out first, then Libs attack America saying we are trying to be the world's police and all we are doing is creating more enemies. When America doesn't go in guns blazing, the Dems say we are slaves to the other nations. Considering we have decades of proof, you can't even argue this. The only debate to be had is whether or not Dems do it out of hate or out of stupidity. I really think it's just hate now that Dems have proven they want America to fail but it could be stupidity, although it's incredibly difficult to believe any group of people can be that stupid.

#11 | Posted by humtake at 2019-09-16 12:11 PM | Reply

Who this is really going to hurt is the EU, they should be the ones to do something, not the US. Tulsi Gabbard made this point yesterday, yet another reason that I really like her.

Trump is going to release part of the Emergency reserves and with oil cresting $100, most of the US Heavy Crude exports will now be profitable to be refined here, so if push comes to shove (literally) then the US should be okay.

Thanks fracking!

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-16 12:18 PM | Reply

#11 | Posted by humtake

Donald Trump is an irrational man way, way over his head.

The worse he gets, the more you and people like you want to make it someone else's fault.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-16 12:32 PM | Reply

#11 | Posted by humtake

Did I hear the news correctly, or has Saudi Arabia already decided Donald Trump needs to attack someone?

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-16 12:33 PM | Reply

Look, we all knew we'd get to this point sooner or later. Donald Trump is such a liar that there's no reason to accept anything he says on issues of war and peace. NONE.

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-16 12:36 PM | Reply

Orange Adolf's numbers are tanking, he needs a war to distract from his epic failures.
First page on the GOnP playbook.

#16 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-09-16 12:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#16 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-09

He is rather easy to figure out. If he can't be the Great Big Peacemaker he'll be that Coll War President.

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-16 12:48 PM | Reply

#16 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-09

He is rather easy to figure out. If he can't be the Great Big Peacemaker he'll be that Cool War President.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-16 12:49 PM | Reply

Zed: it's ok to include multiple paragraphs/ideas in a single post.

#19 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-09-16 12:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

This country wouldn't be a country at all if Dems ran things.

Ummmm hey moron, they did run things for eight years.

And it was those eight years that give Orange Schittstain an economy worth bragging over.

I'm waiting for the so called "patriots" to show up and decry going to war on another country's terms.

Obama got skewered for following local customs, but Trump will get a pass on letting the Saudis use the US military to settle their beef.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-16 01:13 PM | Reply

For anyone, like me, who was wondering what this was all about:

Saudi-led intervention in Yemen also called the Arab coalition (Arabic: ) is an invasion that was launched by Saudi Arabia in 2015, leading a coalition of nine countries from the Middle East and Africa, in response to calls from the internationally recognized pro-Saudi[60] president of Yemen Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi for military support after he was ousted by the Houthi movement due to economic and political grievances, and fled to Saudi Arabia.

en.m.wikipedia.org

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-09-16 01:16 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain

Last I knew they are claiming a drone attack... Drones could come in from any angle or direction.

#22 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-09-16 01:30 PM | Reply

The Saudi's have a military, let them deal with it.

#23 | Posted by bat4255 at 2019-09-16 01:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Wait.
Trump will start a war half-way around the world using worn-out soldiers, with no significant allies to help us, staged in the homeland of the 9/11 attackers, shooting at another group of Muslims who already hate us and our pal Israel, funded at a time of unprecedented national debt, and where collateral damage will include wrecking some of the infrastructure for a large portion of the world's crude oil needs, before Trump's re-election campaign.

Wow--that's some sort of stable genius. Except for the stable and the genius parts...

#24 | Posted by catdog at 2019-09-16 01:43 PM | Reply

This is what I mean about hypocrisy I posted in the other thread. This country wouldn't be a country at all if Dems ran things. When America responds to an attack without waiting for all of the red tape to be figured out first, then Libs attack America saying we are trying to be the world's police and all we are doing is creating more enemies. When America doesn't go in guns blazing, the Dems say we are slaves to the other nations. Considering we have decades of proof, you can't even argue this.

#11 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Responding to an attack without waiting for all the Red Tape...? You find those WMDs in Iraq yet? A little more Red Tape might have been nice there.

I don't remember any Libs saying we are slaves to other nations. Ever. But you said you have proof, so lets see it. And I don't mean some random guy. I want proof that liberals as a whole said we are slaves to other nations for not invading.

#25 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-09-16 01:55 PM | Reply

As an article I just read suggests, this could be the Pearl Harbor moment.

It's clear the Iranians are not going to stop their shenanigans. They should have quit while they were ahed with a couple of hiacked tankers.

Things are about to get ugly.

#26 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-16 04:03 PM | Reply

Not our fight. Move the carrier group out of harms way. No Americans need die for Saudi interests.

#27 | Posted by Docman at 2019-09-16 05:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hmmmm who would benefit if we went to war with Iran? Certainly not Us. Next step is for Trump to convince his flock that Iran did 9/11 so we can keep oil prices high for the Saudis

#28 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-09-16 05:32 PM | Reply

Ever. But you said you have proof, so lets see it. And I don't mean some random guy. I want proof that liberals as a whole said we are slaves to other nations for not invading.

#25 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2019-09-16 01:55 PM | FLAG: NONSENSICAL

I dunno.... seems just a day or two earlier the Saudis were looking to raise prices anyways... what as coinkydink,
www.youtube.com

I find the timing suspicious and just more of US needing an excuse to meddle in the ME family affairs.

Trumplethinskin is in a mess of domestic trouble I'm sure he wants to distract with a new war to lose.

#29 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-09-16 07:56 PM | Reply

War with Iran will make the MIC trillions of dollars.
The rest of America will suffer for it.

#30 | Posted by bored at 2019-09-17 12:43 AM | Reply

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