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So far it looks that way given what is being discovered, such as direction, distances, sophistication (or lack thereof) of the drones, etc. The attack came from the north/northwest direction. Iran lies in that direction. Yemen is quite a distance to the south.
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Nope, I never believe what that orange crybaby is saying
The answer is "Yes," but that does not necessarily suggest in what sense. The Houthi rebel government in Yemen has taken responsibility for the attack on Saudi Arabia but they lack the technological wherewithal to have conduct such an operation on their own. Thus, one way or the other, the finger points to Iran.It is then a question of whether Iran was directly or indirectly responsible. Iran has the technological know-how and weaponry in its arsenal to launch an attack such as that which was launched on Saudi Arabia. Whether they gave that capacity to Yemen or launched that attack from their own territory or bases in Iraq - another possibility - is thus a secondary question.One way or the other, no other government in the region within "shooting distance" could have done it. The intelligence data, one way or the other, confirming the method will not change the fact. What is more significant is why Iran would have done it and what actually transpired. Iran's economy is in desperate shape from US sanctions compounded by Tehran's own slipshod policies. To alleviate this and force countries observing US sanction to buy Iranian oil, other supply sources would need to be cut off and prices generally increased. Thus, there is clear cut motive for Iran to have attacked Saudi Arabia which is the world's third largest oil supplier.What is stunning is that Saudi Arabia was attacked and the result was --- nothing. There was a brief price spike before they settled back to close to pre-attack levels and the global economy sailed on. That would have been utterly unimaginable as late as the 1980s.In the interval new technologies such as fracking have turned the global energy markets upside down. The United States is now the world's largest energy supplier - specifically oil, natural gas and coal producer - and Middle East has correspondingly significantly diminished in importance.Thus in turn the United States has begun tip-toeing away from the position it has held for 70 years as the great power guarantor of oil resources in the Middle East. Such that the United States is rather languidly debating at the moment how it should handle the Iranian attack. As late as 30 years ago, a US military response would have been a given.The foreign policy implications of that - for the world and the Middle East and not just the United States - are breathtaking and paradoxically not all good. While the US is less likely to become involved in a Mideastern war, the de facto alliance between Israel and the Sunni Arab states is put at risk to some extent. This being but one possible impact.Taken together though, the paradox for Iran - as indeed for Saudi Arabia - is that the attack on the Saudi oilfields shows that they are significantly diminished, if not still completely unimportant to global affairs. In this, the further paradox that by supporting, one way or another, the attack on Saudi Arabia Iran inadvertently revealed its diminished standing in the world. The opening salvo in the American Revolution has been called "the shot heard round the world." Ironically, and for opposite reasons, the attack on Saudi Arabia was a second such shot. What if someone set off a bomb and no one noticed? In a sense, Iran now knows.
I appreciate you to writing such a long essay.
My pleasure and thank you for your kind words. Frankly, I've never understood the one sentence - let alone one word - responses. If it is worth your time to give an opinion, it is worth the time to spell out your reasoning. That is why G@G offers a 4,000 character/2,000 character "reply" option - and even that is not always enough. Anyhow, my pleasure and thank YOU for asking an important question and thereby giving me the chance to reply.
I have no idea. maybe indirectly as they build the planes, but then US would be responsible in other cases. I like Iranian people, we need to get along and stop arguing, lower innocent people are the ones who end up getting hurt... executives never do.
Iran has shown itself to be good at lying. I cite the oil tanker Adrian Darya 1. The one that they assured the Gibraltan courts would not go to Syria. It did!
Yes. There's no way in hell some terrorists in a war torn s**t hole like Yemen could develop the drones used in the attack and Iran is the only country with the resources and motive to supply them
Im surprised they dont have satellite coverage. Im sure us has full live coverge of the whole middle east.. Its not like the amazon. Its desert. They can even see a penny on the ground.
Most people around the world dont know that iran is behind most of the problems in middle east , i live in Iraq which is the neighbour of iran and they make lots of trouble here.
I think Iran Did it but Saudi Arabia Didn't stop it because it wants high oil price
Maybe? Does it matter?
Thus far, all the evidence points towards Iran
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