Sunday, September 15, 2019




THIS JUST IN:   SUBJ: #Iran--Exclusive new Top Secret "Cone of Probability" Map for #AramcoDroneStrike launch location, leaked from anonymous officials at #WhiteHouse w/assist of #NOAA, satellite imagery, #SaudiArabia and #POTUS; note additional area penciled in black.

FOR IMMEDIATE DIST:  09/16/19//1231PDT:

Photographic analysis:   Note the satellite image that has been released indicating the direction of the drone attack. All four tanks that were hit received incoming from the same direction. Examination of the same tanks from Google Earth indicate the direction of launch was not from the southeast, (the Iraq theory) but in fact vectored toward the Mediterranean, either Jordan, Syria or Israel.

     The cruise missile theory is dubious as well since the damage appears to be limited to superficial on the four tanks as opposed to their complete destruction. (Tank image recovered from:
     Another report in the NY Times claims the field was hit by Iranian warplanes but the precision indicated on the tank photo might not verify that assertion.

     (LZ  Humberto))--Just about everybody has sounded off on the weekend drone attack that shut down Saudi Aramco's big deal oil operation somewhere over the sand dune on the peninsula.  Tal Axelrod reports on The Hill that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wants to send the Iranian regime to the "dustbin of history," a phrase made famous by the deposed Libyan dictator Khadaffi;
     “It is now time for the U.S. to put on the table an attack on Iranian oil refineries if they continue their provocations or increase nuclear enrichment,” Graham tweeted." (The Hill)
Congress, not Twitter, is the place to raise this issue
     Next, the White House's KA Conway also has no kind words for the iatollah; Matthew Choi has it in the foreign policy section of Politico;
     "Speaking on 'Fox News Sunday,' Conway repeated allegations by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Iran was responsible for attacks on Saudi oil fields that affected half of the nation's oil capacity. The Houthi rebel group in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but Pompeo pointed his finger at Iran for backing and ultimately orchestrating the strike." (Politico)
In the same article, Senator Murphy (D-CT) called for talks instead of drones.
     And now for the propaganda and lies. Note the usual denial of identity as represented in the Bloomberg via MSN report by the quadra-bromance of Fabian, Wadhams, Wainer, Carey;
     "Two administration officials who asked not to be identified discussing internal deliberations told reporters that cruise missiles may have been used in the attacks on a Saudi oil field and the world’s biggest crude-processing facility in Abqaiq." (Bloomberg)
"Not to be identified," which means fabricated. We went over this business time and again of unreliable and non-credited storytelling but it just doesn't seem to make a difference, certainly not to the storytellers.
     Marketwatch has the same approach to its propaganda spin, as found in today's AP story attributed to nobody;
     "The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, did not address whether the drone could have been fired from Yemen, then taken a round-about path, but did not explicitly rule it out." (Marketwatch)
     Again, ("condition of anonymity") the same fabricated scuttlebutt with unverified sources out to cause a war with no evidence whatsoever, half a century after the Gulf of Tonkin and a little more than a decade after the Iraq War.
     Fox News offers little in the form of verification with its take from Behnam Ben Taleblu;
     "The attack Saturday on Saudi oil facilities – which temporarily cut Saudi oil production in half – was carried out by either drones or cruise missiles (or a combination of the two), according to news reports.: (Fox News)

     Enough of the official deflection and obfuscation, what are the conspiracy theorists printing? One of the most reliable is the Israeli based DEBKAfile where at least one General is quoted;
     "With this in mind, Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva, OC Operations Directorate, commented on Sunday: 'We are facing a complex reality of the kind we have not known for many years. The next confrontation may erupt any day.' ” (DEBKA)
The image of the broken rocket is included at DEBKA and hasn't been verified as part of the attack munitions.. The General is a real person and the quote, although used in numerous sources, doesn't follow up with hard evidence.
     Then there's megafraud Kim Dotcom, as found reported by Egor Efimchik in Sputnik;
     "Who’s the biggest beneficiary of Saudi oil facilities burning?  Saudi will have to increase security supplied by the US, oil prices will rise and the US is now a large exporter of oil, US can blame Iran, go to war, take control of Iran’s oil which pays for the war._ (Sputnik)
Dotcom may mean the US is the importer, not the exporter.'
      Sputnik sites yet another unverified report from the usual official hiding behind the cloak of obscurity;
     " There’s no doubt that Iran is responsible for this. No matter how you slice it, there’s no escaping it. There’s no other candidate. Evidence points in no other direction than that Iran was responsible for this,' an official told a small group of reporters, speaking on condition of anonymity." (Reuters)
This one was reported by Roberta Rampton. A name in the media (such as Reuters) does not give it the right to exploit unverified sources, as cited repeatedly in this blog post.

     In another note, Yahoo Finance cites a Reuters report that oil prices have spiked since the attack as reported by El Gamal and El Yaakoubi;
     "Oil prices surged by as much as 19% before coming off their peaks. The intraday jump was the biggest since the 1990-91 Gulf crisis over Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.: (Reuters via Yahoo)
In fact, a scan of the old news headlines shows that the prices actually fell.

     Resolution  to the  above would be for Senator Graham to call for action not on Twitter, but in Congress. White House advisor Conway might come up with her own condemnation instead of echoing that of the Secretary of State. The media might confirm the names of officials who are leaking sensitive information and those with no authority at all, such as Dotcom, get his own affairs in order. Then possibly Iran might understand just how far it has come in aggressive behavior, decide that now is the time to talk to the West and quit trying to destabilize the Middle East, whether it was complicit or not in the oilfield attack.

Verified Sources,
Axelrod, T.,
Choi, M.,
Fabian, Wadhams, Wainer, Carey,
Taleblu, BB,
Rusty barrels,
Rampton, R.,
 El Gamal,  R., El Yaakoubi, A.,
Oilfield Video,

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