Two Pentagon officials told NPR that U.S. intelligence saw this as “circumstantial evidence” that Iran launched the attack from its soil.
Saudi Arabia’s largest oil field and
processing facility were attacked by 10 drones on Sept. 14, 2019, an aggression
that is expected to affect at least 5 percent of the world’s oil production.
(September 17, 2019 / JNS) U.S.
satellites detected Iran priming drones and missiles before striking two Saudi
Aramco oil facilities on Saturday, two Pentagon officials told National Public Radio.
They told NPR that U.S. intelligence
saw this as “circumstantial evidence” that Iran launched the attack from its
The more than 20 cruise missiles and
drones that hit the oil facilities were launched from southern Iran, reported CBS News, citing a senior U.S. official.
“A U.S. team has been on the ground
at the oil facilities and identified the specific types of drones and cruise
missiles fired,” reported CBS News. “The wreckage was moved to a facility
outside the Saudi capital of Riyadh, where it will be used to make what one
U.S. official called, ‘a very compelling forensic case’ that Iran launched ‘a
complex and coordinated attack’ on Saudi Arabia.”
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The news outlet said that “in
addition to the wreckage, the forensic case will include radar tracks
reconstructed after the fact that show the cruise missiles and drones coming
out of Iran.”
On Tuesday, U.S. Vice President Mike
Pence on Tuesday echoed U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments.
“In the wake of this weekend’s
unprovoked attack on several oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, I promise you
we’re ready,” said Pence at the Heritage Foundation in Washington,
D.C. “As the president said, we don’t want war with anybody, but the United
States is prepared. We’re locked and loaded. And we’re ready to defend our
interests and our allies in the region. Make no mistake about it.”
Pence reiterated Trump’s comments on Monday that it appears Iran was
behind it, and that U.S. intelligence is looking to determine if that was
actually the case, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been dispatched
to Saudi Arabia.
The vice president warned, “If Iran
conducted this latest attack to pressure President Trump to back off, they
failed. America is ready to defend our interests.”
“We’re evaluating all the evidence.
We’re consulting with our allies,” said Pence, adding that “the president will
determine the best course of action in the days ahead,” and that “the United
States of the America will take whatever action is necessary to defend our
country, our troops and our allies in the Gulf.”
Trump administration officials are telling reporters and that there is no
doubt that the attack on the oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia
originated from Iranian soil, although Trump himself is being less dogmatic in
his public statements. It appears that Trump wants all of the evidence to
come in before making a final decision about what to do, but clearly he is
leaning toward military action against Iran. And when we hit Iran, there
is a very high probability that they will hit back. In fact, the Iranians
have already stated unequivocally that they will defend themselves.
So as I discussed yesterday, we are potentially facing a
scenario that could ultimately lead to World War 3.
It is true that Trump did tell reporters on Monday that he does not want
war, but war may be coming anyway. If the evidence that he is shown
clearly demonstrates that the attack on Saudi Arabia came from Iran, President
Trump is going to feel forced to respond militarily.
Trump has indicated that he will have all the evidence that he needs to make
a final decision very soon, and when a reporter asked Trump if a military
response to the attack on Saudi Arabia would be “proportionate”, Trump responded
‘I think we just want to find out the final numbers and see – You look at a
vector, and you look at – there are lots of different things we can look at,’
Trump told DailyMail.com as he left the White House for New Mexico. ‘And we’ll
know for certain over the next pretty short period of time.’
Asked if he would order military action if he is sure who was behind the
attack, Trump said: ‘Then we’re going to decide.’
When a reporter asked if the response would be proportionate, Trump
responded: ‘I would say yes.’
In other words, if it is ultimately determined that Iran was behind the
attack on Saudi oil production facilities, we should probably expect the U.S.
to hit similar facilities in Iran in return.
Such an attack could spark a much broader conflict, and it could easily set
off a chain of events that nobody will be able to stop.
Even though the Houthi rebels in Yemen have publicly taken responsibility
for the attack in Saudi Arabia, at this point virtually everyone is coming to the
conclusion that Iran did it.
For example, this is what the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen is saying…
The Saudi-led military coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi movement said on
Monday that the attack on Saudi Arabian oil plants was carried out with Iranian
weapons and was not launched from Yemen according to preliminary findings.
Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said that an investigation into
Saturday’s strikes, which had been claimed by the Iran-aligned Houthi group,
was still going on to determine the launch location.
Iran launched nearly a dozen cruise missiles and over 20 drones from its
territory in the attack on a key Saudi oil facility Saturday, a senior Trump
administration official told ABC News Sunday.
It is an extraordinary charge to make, that Iran used missiles and drones to
attack its neighbor and rival Saudi Arabia, as the region teeters on the edge
of high tensions.
In addition, CNN is reporting that an unnamed
“U.S. official” has told them that the Trump administration “has assessed that
the attack originated from inside Iran”…
The US has told at least one US ally in the Middle East, that they have
intelligence showing that the launch was “likely” coming from staging grounds
in Iran, but they have not shared that intelligence yet. “It is one thing to
tell us, it is another thing to show us,” said a diplomat from the region.
A US official separately tells CNN that the US has assessed that the attack
originated from inside Iran. The official spoke on condition of anonymity.
So it sounds like the decision has already been made.
A day after threatening an armed response over an attack on Saudi Arabian oil
facilities, President Donald Trump said Monday that it looks as
if Iran was responsible – but he doesn’t want war.
“Well, it’s looking that way,” Trump said when asked whether Iran is
responsible for the missile and drone strikes this weekend on a major
source of oil for the Saudis and the world. “As soon as we find out
definitively, we’ll let you know. But it does look that way.”
I think that Trump is hesitant to actually use the military, and he
definitely does not want to get the U.S. into yet another endless Middle East
But if the evidence shown to him indicates that Iran directly attacked Saudi
oil production facilities, the pressure on him to do something will be immense.
Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) said Monday
that the U.S. may need to use military force against Iran if intelligence
reports determine Tehran was behind recent attacks on two Saudi oil refineries.
“This may well be the thing that calls for military action against Iran if
that’s what the intelligence supports,” Coons said Monday on “Fox
As much as the Democrats like to attack Trump, most of them are simply not
going to go against the intelligence community. And so if the
intelligence ultimately indicates that Iran was responsible for the attack,
most Democrats in Congress will end up supporting a military option.
In the end, it is so hard to predict what Trump will do when it comes time
to make a final decision. Back in June, he called off a military strike against
Iran at the last moment, and it is entirely possible that such a thing could
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, asked about the U.S. statement, said: “We
have a negative attitude towards rising tensions in the region and call for all
countries in the region and outside of it to avoid any hasty steps or
conclusions which may deepen destabilisation.”
In a separate statement on Monday, Russia’s foreign ministry said it
believed that the exchange of strikes on civilian targets was “a direct
consequence of the ongoing sharp military and political crisis in Yemen”.
In addition, the Chinese are warning that a “revenge attack” against Iran
could cause the region to “spiral out of control”…
China has warned President Trump that he is being manipulated by warhawks
into believing “conspiracy theories” that Tehran was behind the attack on Saudi
oil facilities and that any “revenge attack” on Iran could cause the Middle
East to “spiral out of control.”
The warning was contained in an editorial posted by the Global Times, which
is widely recognized as a Communist Party mouthpiece.
The Russians and the Chinese both understand how close to World War 3 we
potentially are, and they both desperately want to avoid such a scenario.
Unfortunately, we live at a time of wars and rumors of wars,
and circumstances seem to be inexorably pulling the entire globe toward
It certainly appears that Trump would like to avoid a war with Iran, but is
there a clear way out at this point?
If the intelligence that he is presented with clearly indicates that Iran
was responsible for the attack against Saudi Arabia, it is going to be
exceedingly difficult for him to do nothing.
So it is quite likely that a “proportionate response” is coming, and that
could set off a chain of events that nobody will be able to control.
When the price of oil rises dramatically, that tends to be really bad for
the U.S. economy. Because we are so spread out and goods are transported
over such vast distances, our economy is particularly vulnerable to oil price
shocks, and that is one reason why the events that we just witnessed in the
Middle East are so alarming. According to an article that was published
by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 2007, five of the last seven U.S.
recessions that had occurred up to that time “were
preceded by considerable increases in oil prices”. Since that article
was published in 2007, the recession that began in 2008 hadn’t happened yet,
and of course that recession was immediately preceded by the largest oil price
spike in history. So that means that six of the last eight U.S.
recessions were preceded by oil price spikes, and now we may be facing another
one. It is being reported that it may take “months” for Saudi Arabia to
fully repair the damage that was done to their oil industry, and that could
fundamentally alter the balance of supply and demand in the global marketplace.
Yesterday, I discussed why high oil prices are so bad for
our economy. When the price of oil is too high, it can cause inflation
and hurt economic growth simultaneously. The article from the Federal
Reserve Bank of San Francisco that I mentioned in the last paragraph tried to
explain why this happens in very basic economic
Oil price increases are generally thought to increase inflation and reduce
economic growth. In terms of inflation, oil prices directly affect the prices
of goods made with petroleum products. As mentioned above, oil prices
indirectly affect costs such as transportation, manufacturing, and heating. The
increase in these costs can in turn affect the prices of a variety of goods and
services, as producers may pass production costs on to consumers. The extent to
which oil price increases lead to consumption price increases depends on how
important oil is for the production of a given type of good or service.
Oil price increases can also stifle the growth of the economy through their
effect on the supply and demand for goods other than oil. Increases in oil
prices can depress the supply of other goods because they increase the costs of
producing them. In economics terminology, high oil prices can shift up the
supply curve for the goods and services for which oil is an input.
Needless to say, the unprecedented attack on Saudi oil production facilities
was going to cause the price of oil to rise substantially. In fact, when
global markets opened up on Sunday evening we witnessed quite a dramatic spike…
In an extraordinary trading day, London’s Brent crude leaped almost $12 in
the seconds after the open, the most in dollar terms since their launch in
1988. Prices subsequently pulled back some of that initial gain of almost 20%,
but rallied again as traders waited in vain for an Aramco statement clarifying
the scale of damage.
So where is the price of oil going from here?
One analyst quoted by Oilprice.com believes that we could soon
see it hit $80 a barrel, and others believe that it could move up toward $100 a
barrel not too long from now.
In the days ahead, global markets will be watching Saudi Arabia very
carefully. The longer it takes them to resume normal production levels,
the higher the price of oil will go.
According to Bloomberg, one analyst is already publicly
admitting that “full resumption could be weeks or even months away”…
All eyes are on how fast the kingdom can recover from the devastating
strike, which knocked out roughly 5% of global supply and triggered a record
surge in oil prices. Initially, it was said that significant volumes of crude
could begin to flow again within days. While Aramco is still assessing the
state of the plant and the scope of repairs, it currently believes less than
half of the plant’s capacity can be restored quickly, said people familiar with
the matter, asking not to be identified because the information isn’t public.
”Damage to the Abqaiq facility is more severe than previously thought,” said
Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects Ltd. “While we still believe up
to 50% of the 5.7 million barrels a day of output that has been disrupted could
return fairly swiftly, full resumption could be weeks or even months away.”
That is really bad news, and that is assuming that there won’t be any more
attacks like we just witnessed.
If there are more attacks, Saudi oil production could be far lower than
normal for an extended period of time, and that would be catastrophic for the
Most Americans don’t realize this, but a lot of Saudi oil actually gets shipped
to the west coast. The following comes from Fox Business…
Drivers in California, however, could be hit the hardest. Nearly half of
what Saudi Arabia exports to the U.S. is sent to the West Coast, as reported by
Reuters. In the year that ended in June, the West Coast imported an average of
about 11.4 million barrels of Saudi crude every month – much of which went to
The Golden State already has among the highest average gasoline prices in
the country – at $3.63 per gallon as of Monday.
We are going to see higher gasoline prices right away, but in the short-term
we should be able to handle them okay.
But if there are more attacks like the one we just saw, or if a major war
breaks out in the Middle East, the price of gasoline could easily spike to
levels that we have never seen in this country before.
The U.S. economy was already deeply struggling even before the attack in Saudi
Arabia, and so this could definitely push us over the edge. We should all
prepared for an extended economic downturn, because it looks like that is
precisely what we could be facing.
Hopefully we won’t see any more attacks on oil production facilities, but
the attack on Saturday clearly demonstrated how extremely vulnerable such
facilities are to terror attacks. And with Middle East tensions currently
at an all-time high, USA Today is warning that our future “may
well get much rockier soon”…
The new threat is tension among nations in the region, as well
as the ability to attack based on new and relatively simple technology. Drones
can be flown long distances carrying weapons just powerful enough to
attack oil facilities. Middle East tensions are severe enough that attempts at
similar attacks are not over.
Oil futures do not trade based on the present. They trade on
forecasts about oil supply and demand in the future. The future looks rocky and
may well get much rockier soon.
We are truly in uncharted territory, and we desperately need peace and calm
to prevail in the Middle East.
Sadly, that is not likely to happen, and every new wave of violence is going
to mean more economic pain for all of us.
In the aftermath of the most dramatic attack on Saudi oil facilities that we
have ever seen, the price of oil has exploded higher. The Wall Street
Journal is calling this attack “the Big One”, and President Trump
appears to be indicating that some sort of military retaliation is
coming. Needless to say, a direct military strike on Iran could spark a
major war in the Middle East, and that would be absolutely devastating for the
entire global economy. Just about everything that we buy has to be moved,
and moving stuff takes energy. When the price of oil gets really high,
that tends to create inflation because the price of oil is a factor in
virtually everything that we buy. In addition, a really high price for
oil also tends to slow down economic activity, and this is something that we
witnessed just prior to the financial crisis of 2008. And if this crisis
in the Middle East stretches over an extended period of time, it could ultimately
result in a phenomenon known as “stagflation” where we have rapidly rising
prices and weaker economic activity simultaneously. The last time we
experienced such a thing was in the 1970s, and nobody really remembers the U.S.
economy of the 1970s favorably.
The damage caused by the “drone attacks” in Saudi Arabia was immense.
According to the Daily Mail, “huge plumes of
black smoke” could be seen pouring out of a key Saudi oil facility…
Infernos raged at the plant in Abqaiq, Bugayg, and the country’s second
largest oilfield in Khurais yesterday morning after Tehran-backed Houthi rebels
in Yemen fired a flurry of rockets.
Huge plumes of black smoke could be seen coming from the oil facility.
Houthi rebels in Yemen have publicly taken responsibility for the attacks,
but they may or may not be telling the truth.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for coordinated strikes
on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, saying they marked an
unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.
The strikes shut down half of the kingdom’s crude production on Saturday,
potentially roiling petroleum prices and demonstrating the power of Iran’s
Iran-allied Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen claimed credit for the
attack, saying they sent 10 drones to strike at important facilities in Saudi
Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province. But Mr. Pompeo said there was no
evidence the strikes had come from Yemen.
And according to Reuters, another unnamed “U.S. official” told
them that the attacks came from “west-northwest of the targets”…
The U.S. official, who asked not to be named, said there were 19 points of
impact in the attack on Saudi facilities and that evidence showed the
launch area was west-northwest of the targets – the direction of Iran – not
south from Yemen.
The official added that Saudi officials had indicated they had seen signs
that cruise missiles were used in the attack, which is inconsistent with the
Iran-aligned Houthi group’s claim that it conducted the attack with 10 drones.
Of course drones don’t have to travel in a straight line, and cruise
missiles don’t either, and so we may never know for sure where the attacks
But we do know that the Houthi rebels in Yemen are being backed by Iran, and
we also know that the Shia militias in Iraq are also being backed by Iran.
So whether the attacks originated in Yemen, southern Iraq or Iran itself, it
is not going to be too difficult for U.S. officials to place the blame on the
Iranians, and we should expect some sort of military response.
Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. 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!
Of course U.S. airstrikes against Iran itself could ultimately spark World
War 3, and most Americans are completely clueless that we could literally be on
the precipice of a major war.
According to the Saudis, the equivalent of 5.7 million barrels a day
of oil production were affected by the attacks. Saudi Arabia typically
produces about 9.8 million barrels a day, and so that is a really big deal.
When the markets reopened on Sunday night, oil futures exploded
higher. In fact, according to Zero Hedge this was the biggest jump
With traders in a state of near-frenzy, with a subset of fintwit scrambling
(and failing) to calculate what the limit move in oil would be (hint: there is
none for Brent), moments ago brent reopened for trading in the aftermath of
Saturday’s attack on the “world’s most important oil processing plant“,
and exploded some 20% higher, to a high of $71.95 from the Friday
$60.22 close, its biggest jump since futures started trading in 1988.
As I write this article, the price of Brent crude is currently sitting at
$66.89, although at least one analyst is warning that the price of oil could
soon shoot up to “as high as $100 per
barrel” if the Saudis are not able to quickly resume their previous level
The oil market will rally by $5-10 per barrel when it opens on Monday and
may spike to as high as $100 per barrel if Saudi Arabia fails to
quickly resume oil supply lost after attacks over the weekend, traders and
Saudi officials have already told us that they anticipate that a third of
the lost oil output will be restored on Monday.
But because of the extensive damage that has been done, restoring the
remainder of the lost output could take “weeks” or even “months”.
However, if a full-blown war with Iran erupts, nothing is going to be able
to calm the markets. In such a scenario, the price of oil could easily
explode to a level that is four or five times higher than it is today, and that
would essentially be the equivalent of slamming a baseball bat into the knees
of the global economy.
The times that we are living in are about to become a whole
lot more serious, but most Americans are not even paying attention to these
absolutely critical global events.
In fact, even the mainstream media seems to believe that the new allegations against
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh are more important.
That is because they don’t understand what is really happening.
Trust me, keep a close eye on the Middle East, because things are about to
start breaking loose there in a major way.
Fires raged at the plant in Abqaiq, Bugayg, and the arab country’s second largest oilfield in Khurais this morning after mounting tensions between Riyadh and Tehran finally came to a head prompting Houthi rebels in Yemen to launch the flurry of rockets. A military spokesperson for these Yemeni rebels, who are locked into a bloody civil war, claimed responsibility for the strike on Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant Aramco.
Half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production power is feared to have been wiped
out after Iran-backed militants turned two of the world’s most valuable
refineries into infernos with a devastating drone strike.
Iran is fighting a proxy war on many fronts including Saudi
Arabia and Israel, by supplying weapons and funding to Islamic terror groups in
Yemen, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. These one-off type of attacks can be, as you
can see here, devastatingly effective. In this recent drone strike attack on
Saudi Arabia, it wiped out half of the kingdom’s production power to produce
So it’s a good thing that the United States, due largely to
the shale boom in the Permian
Basin of West Texas, has just this month surpassed Saudi Arabia at
now over 11 million barrels per day. The United States isn’t expected to cede
its crown any time soon. The EIA expects US oil production to stay ahead of
Russia and Saudi Arabia through 2019.
Attacks took place at 4.00
am at world’s largest oil processing plant Abqaiq
FROM DAILY MAIL UK: A eye-watering 5 million barrels per
day of crude production has reportedly been destroyed – more than 50 per cent
of the kingdom’s 9.65 million daily output which is relied upon around the
globe. Fires raged at the plant in Abqaiq, Bugayg, and the arab country’s
second largest oilfield in Khurais this morning after mounting tensions between
Riyadh and Tehran finally came to a head prompting Houthi rebels in Yemen to
launch the flurry of rockets.
A military spokesperson for these Yemeni rebels, who are locked into a
bloody civil war, claimed responsibility for the strike on Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant Aramco.
The Houthi fighters have previously launched attacks over
the border, hitting Shaybah oilfield with drones last month and two oil pumping
stations in May. Both attacks caused fires but did not disrupt production.
The Saudi government has not yet officially confirmed the scale of the
damage, by two well-connected sources told Reuters that 5 million barrels worth
of daily production had been impacted. Yahia Sarie announced that the
Houthi’s were taking responsibility for the attacks on Saturday in a televised
address carried by the Houthi’s Al-Masirah satellite news channel.
He said the Houthis sent 10 drones to attack an oil processing facility in
Buqyaq and the Khurais oil field, warning that attacks by the rebels against
the kingdom would only get worse if the war in Yemen continues.
Sarie said: ‘The only option for the Saudi government is to
stop attacking us.’
Iran denies supplying the Houthis with weapons, although
the UN, the West and Gulf Arab nations say Tehran does. Drone models nearly
identical to those used by Iran have been used in the conflict in
Yemen. The attacks highlight how the increasingly advanced weaponry of the
Iran-linked Houthi rebels – from ballistic missiles to unmanned
drones – poses a serious threat to oil installations in Saudi
Arabia, the world’s top crude exporter.
The international energy watchdog said that the global oil markets are for
now ‘well supplied with ample commercial stocks.’ The International Energy
Agency said in a statement: ‘We are in contact with Saudi authorities as well
as major producer and consumer nations.
It has become exceedingly clear that if the U.S. and Iran go to war, the
entire region is going to be set ablaze. Iran has already threatened to
hit Israel extremely hard if the U.S. attacks, and hordes of Hezbollah fighters
are massing along Israel’s borders right now in anticipation of a military
conflict. As you will see below, it is estimated that Hezbollah now has
150,000 missiles of their own pointed at Israel, and one Hezbollah military
officer recently warned that they “will fire the first shot this time”.
The war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006 was highly destructive, but the
truth is that it isn’t even worth comparing to what the next conflict will be
like. Today, Hezbollah is the most heavily armed terror organization the world
has ever seen, and their forces are battle-hardened after spending many years
engaged in the bloody war in Syria. After victory after victory in that
struggle, now those same fighters are being deployed along the Israeli
border. The following comes from the Daily Beast…
Hezbollah’s forces, battle-hardened in the Syrian civil war, have begun
redeploying toward the Israeli border, not only in Lebanon, but in Syria
opposite the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights.
Hezbollah fighters who spoke to The Daily Beast say their organization is
hurting from sanctions and ready to initiate hostilities—if and when Tehran
deems that necessary.
All Tehran has to do is give the order and those forces are going in.
“The sanctions now have us preparing for dealing with the Israeli front,”
says “Commander Samir,” a Hezbollah officer in charge of 800 fighters on
Lebanon’s border with Israel. He declines to use his real name because he is
not authorized to speak to the media. “We will fire the first shot this time,”
And let there be no doubt – Hezbollah is fully capable of raining down hell
on Israeli cities. According to a report in an Israeli news source from late last
year, it is estimated that Hezbollah’s arsenal of missiles and rockets has now
risen to 150,000…
The Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah’s arsenal of missiles and rockets has
grown to 150,000, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) revealed
Speaking at a conference hosted by the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic
Studies on Sunday, Erdan highlighted the increasing military presence of Iran
and its allies along the Israeli border, Israel Hayom reported.
Can you imagine the devastation that would be caused by 150,000 missiles and
rockets being fired into an area roughly the size of New Jersey?
Yes, the Israeli military would intercept some of them, but many would get
Of course Israel has even more firepower, and they would undoubtedly win the
conflict. Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised
that Israel would “act with tremendous force”
if a war with Hezbollah were to erupt.
Unfortunately, it probably would not be just Hezbollah that Israel would be
fighting. The Iranians have also been “providing training and support” for Hamas and
Palestinian Islamic Jihad. And it definitely raised eyebrows when a
delegation from Hamas visited Tehran over the weekend. The following
comes from the Jerusalem Post…
The head of the political bureau of the Hamas terrorist movement, Ismail
Haniyeh said on Saturday that he hoped that a visit by a senior Hamas
delegation in Tehran over the weekend would provide “important results,”
according to a Hamas press release on the terror group’s website.
In the end, Israel could find itself fighting Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic
Jihad and Iran simultaneously, and such a war would be unlike anything we have
ever seen before.
And the violence would not just be limited to the Middle East. In a previous article, I detailed
the enormous presence that Hezbollah already has in North America, and Hamas
and Islamic Jihad definitely have a presence here too.
Could you imagine the chaos that we would see if all of those terrorists
were suddenly unleashed and they started destroyed “soft targets” all across
So the Trump administration should think very, very carefully before going
to war with Iran. Because once it starts, there will be no going back.
At this point our border security is a complete and utter joke, and
conservative activists have been documenting for years that illegal immigrants
can hop back and forth across the border with ease. For highly organized
terror organizations, getting operatives into the United States is not exactly
a problem. They are here, and when the right moment comes, they will
I have been loudly calling for the U.S. government to secure our borders for many
years, but it hasn’t happened, and now we could pay a very great price for
All it is going to take is one wrong move for war to erupt. Iran,
Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad are all preparing to fight, and all of them
would throw literally
everything that they have at the United States and Israel.
We do not want to fight a war against hordes of apocalyptic terrorists that
hate us with a passion that most westerners cannot even imagine. It would
be a horrible, bloody, nightmarish war, and none of our lives would ever be the
“Here stand I and the children Hashem has given me as signs and portents in
Yisrael from the LORD of Hosts, who dwells on Mount Tzion.” Isaiah 8:18
(The Israel Bible™)
An esoteric Jewish source predicted that the lunar eclipse that passed over
Jerusalem Tuesday night portends the sudden death of a “sultan” followed by
great confusion and tragedy. The source, written over one hundred years ago,
has proven to be shockingly accurate in the past, presaging the recent
Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King Davids Tomb on Mount Zion, personally
witnessed the lunar
eclipse that passed over Jerusalem on Tuesday night.
“I was at the Kotel (Western Wall) and saw the full moon slowly covered in
shadow,” Rabbi Berger told Breaking Israel News. “It was a powerful
sight when it passed over the gold dome.”
The rabbi noted that the Biblical characters were far more connected to
nature than modern man.
“A modern man does not understand how God appears in nature, how God speaks
to us through nature,” Rabbi Berger said. “To the prophets, this was very
The rabbi cited
Yalkut Moshe, a book of kabbalistic insights written in 1894 by
Rabbi Moshe ben Yisrael Benyamin in Munkacs, Poland.
“If the moon is eclipsed in the month of Tammuz, a ‘sultan’ will die
suddenly and great troubles will follow,” Rabbi Berger quoting yet another
esoteric source. “When the moon is eclipsed in Tammuz, a king of ‘luazi’ will
die suddenly and a great confusion will follow, leading to great problems.”
“Luazi” is generally translated as foreign, as seen in the Book of Psalms.
“This clearly refers to troubles for the non-Jews,” Rabbi Berger said,
citing the Talmud. “The word ‘sultan’ is not generally used. It is only used in
reference to Arab leaders. And since the Muslims mark their months only
by the moon, this seems to be a sign for them, those who built the gold dome
that sits atop the Holy of Holies.”
This lunar eclipse comes two weeks after a solar eclipse passed over the
South Pacific. The eclipse coincided with Rosh Chodesh, the new moon marking
the beginning of the Hebrew month Tammuz. In his book Davar
B’ito, a guide to the calendar based on esoteric Jewish sources, Rabbi
Mordechai Genut brought Jewish sources stating that a new moon in Tammuz was a
sign that great earthquakes were imminent.
“There will be a marked increase in earthquakes and volcanoes, even more
than we have seen in the past year,” Rabbi Genuth said. “Just as the eclipse is
a conflict between the sun and the moon to rule over the heavens, there will be
a similar conflict on earth. This will begin a time when governments are in
balance. Some governments that seem powerful right now will fall and others
will rise in their place.”
The foreign minister of Bahrain, Khalid bin Ahmed al Khalifa said that his
country recognizes Israel’s right to exist, knows that it is “there to stay,”
and wants peace with it reports The
Times of Israel. Unlike Egypt and Jordan, this makes Bahrain the first Arab country to
express interest in peace with Israel without first having lost a war to them.
Referring to the Arab Peace initiative, Khalifa said “We offered it to
Israel. So we do believe that Israel is a country to stay, and we want better
relations with it, and we want peace with it.” The Bahraini official added, “we
know our brothers in the region do believe in it”.
Khalifa noted the Arab Peace Initiative as the outline for normalization with
Israel. Israel’s rejection of the proposal is a “missed opportunity,” he
stated, but Jerusalem can always rethink its position.
He advised Israelis to communicate to Arab leaders regarding any issues they
might have with the plan.
“Come and talk to us. Talk to us about it. Say, guys, you have a good
initiative, but we have one thing that worries us,” he added.
The Arab League’s “Peace Plan” is an initiative that offered Israel “normal
relations” in exchange for a
withdrawal to the 1967 borders and resolution of the Palestinian refugee
Among other things, the plan includes a demand that Israel withdraws from
the Golan Heights, a position that stands in direct
contradiction from the US, who recently recognized the Golan as an integral
part of Israel.
“History and Allah brought a real opportunity,” a top-ranking Saudi diplomat told Israelis via an interview in Globes on Friday. “The blood conflict had lasted too long. Us Saudis and all Gulf States plus Egypt and Jordan realize that the age of going to war with Israel is over.” Pointing to “the advantages of normalizing relations,” he argued that “the whole Arab world could benefit from it,” Globes reported. The plan — formally dubbed “Peace to Prosperity” — said that the economic package, if implemented, would double the Palestinians’ gross domestic product, create more than one million jobs in the territories, reduce Palestinian unemployment.
before the US-sponsored Bahrain conference, Jared Kushner and the White House
released its proposal to boost the Palestinian economy by offering a $50
billion aid package that can only be implemented through an Israeli-Palestinian
On one hand, the ‘Peace To Prosperity’ Middle East peace plan created
by Jared Kushner seems to be little
more than giving the Palestinians an obscene amount of money, in this case $50
billion in cash, loans, incentives including allocation to Jordan, Egypt, and
Lebanon. But when I took a closer look at the mechanics of it, I saw something
else lurking in the shadows that just may contain the right ingredients to push
this thing through. What is that, you ask? The newly-forged alliance between the
Trump White House and the Saudi Kingdom.
“And he shall confirm the
covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause
the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of
abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the
consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:27
Having the backing of the Saudi Kingdom is a potential game-changer in getting
the Palestinians to the table. The close bond between Benjamin Netanyahu and
both Jared Kushner and Donald Trump ensures that Israel is already at the
table. Are all the elements in place to finally see the ‘deal of the century’
successfully consumated? We shall see, but know this. If it is, then it is not
only the ‘deal of the century’, it will be the prophetic ‘deal of the
millennium’ and Jared Kushner will be the Antichrist. Let’s see
how far it goes, popcorn anyone?
Jared Kushner finally unveils ‘Peace to Prosperity’
economic plan for Palestinians
FROM TIMES OF ISRAEL: The 40-page plan, which Senior Adviser
Jared Kushner will push in Manama next week, rests on three initiatives,
according to the document — to “unleash the economic potential” of the
Palestinians, “empower the Palestinians to realize their ambitions,” and
“enhance Palestinian governance.”
Neither Israeli officials nor
Palestinians will be attending the confab. Palestinians have refused to
participate, or engage at all with the Trump administration since it moved the US embassy to Jerusalem.
Israeli officials and ministers were not invited, though a business
delegation will be attending. A senior administration official told The Times
of Israel that they wanted the focus of the gathering to be “on the economic
aspect, not the political.”
Arab nations such as Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia
have all said they would participate in the conference.
REMEMBER THIS? HAS THE NEWLY-FORMED
FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND SAUDI ARABIA BECOME THE ‘SECRET WEAPON’ IN
JARED KUSHNER’S ‘PEACE TO PROSPERITY’ PLAN?
The plan — formally dubbed “Peace to Prosperity” — said that the
economic package, if implemented, would double the Palestinians’ gross domestic
product, create more than one million jobs in the territories, reduce
Palestinian unemployment to single digits (it was 31 percent in 2018, according to
the World Bank), and cut the Palestinian poverty rate by 50%.
Speaking at a “Black Women in Defense of Ilhan Omar” event
on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar blamed President Donald
Trump for a rise in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in America. She also
declared, “This is not going to be the country of white people.” Soak that in
for a second.
Speaking at a “Black Women in Defense of
Ilhan Omar” event on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Rep. Ilhan Omar declared,
“This is not going to be the country of white people.”
Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar has gotten herself into a load of trouble
after being sworn in back in January with seemingly endless outbursts and
invectives against the Jews in general and against Israel in particular. First,
she denounced Israel as a terror state in a
fiery Twitter attack, she said that the Muslim terrorists who
slaughtered 3,000 on 9/11 were just “some
people who did something‘. It got so bad that Congress was forced
a bill denouncing anti-semitism. Now Ilhan Omar wants you to
know that white people will have no place in the new America that she and her
Democratic Socialist buddies want to create. If you doubt she actually used
those words, watch the video below.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from
extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be
fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we
will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children
what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Ronald
Racism in America will never go away as long as there are
Liberals and Progressives around to keep it alive. It is their bread and
the race card they would have no platform and nothing to stand on.
Ilhan Omar and all her friends seek to destroy the America the Founding Fathers
put together. And if Trump doesn’t win in 2020, it might actually happen.
Muslim Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar: America Is Not Going to Be the ‘Country of
FROM LIFEZETTE: Speaking at a “Black Women in Defense of
Ilhan Omar” event on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)
blamed President Donald Trump for a rise in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in
America. She also declared, “This is not going to be the country of white
Silver lining here: It appears Omar is at least no longer
hiding the fact that she is part of a “coin of bigotry.”
Because on that one side — the anti-Semitic side — there is Omar, whose
legacy includes references to Israel as “evil,” comparisons of Israel to Iran,
tropes, support of the BDS movement, and the public badgering of a
Jewish diplomat. The rally was held in defense of Omar after President
Trump called her out for minimizing the terrorist attacks.
Just getting warmed up.
Omar didn’t stop at one clearly racist comment. No, she was
just getting warmed up. “The thing that upsets the occupant in the White House,
his goons in the Republican Party, many of our colleagues in the Democratic
Party, is that they can’t stand … that a refugee, a black woman, an immigrant,
a Muslim shows up in Congress thinking she’s equal to them,” Omar claimed.
Perhaps they’re more concerned with the one adjective she
left out: “ignorant.”
While she was busy denouncing half of America as xenophobes and blasting
white people, Omar took a stand to defend her home of Somalia.
“I also happen to be a refugee and immigrant from what they call one of the
s***hole countries,” she said in reference to Trump’s infamous comments. “The
reality is that s***hole country raised a very proud, dignified person.”
Then there was this little moment when she praised Angela
Davis — a Communist, a fellow anti-Semite, a once-proud honoree of the FBI’s
Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List, and a clear accessory to murder in a case
involving the kidnapping and killing of a judge.
Aside from that, it was a pretty good speech.
Why she gets away with it. The Democrat Party is directly
to blame for Omar’s feeling emboldened to make continuous racist and
anti-Semitic remarks. Her colleague in Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
(D-N.Y.), has classified criticism of Omar as stoking Islamophobia, even
railing against her “white
or male” colleagues.
When the Democrats aren’t echoing her bigotry, they’re actively defending it
by issuing watered-down resolutions denouncing different forms of generic
She even gets away with criticizing
John McCain, which the liberal media has made clear is strictly verboten.
Why is it OK for Omar to spread her bigotry? Because racist groups, the
Democrat Party, and the mainstream media are all perfectly content with it
Revelation 1:3 "Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near".
Watchman for Christ