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-Saudi national oil company, Aramco, concludes its facilities were hit by missiles, according to people familiar with the subject.
-Saudis now expecting to restore all lost oil output within days.
-U.S. gov assessment: Up to 15 structures at Abqaiq were damaged.

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@HeshmatAlavi

Pompeo said that there's no evidence that the attacks came from Yemen.

So they were missiles fired from either Iran, Iraq, or Syria.

This shows you what would happen in a war with Iran. The mullahs and their proxies could fire 400,000 missiles in all directions.

In the last fighting with Hamas, the sheer volume of missiles and rockets overwhelmed the Israeli defenses.

If there were a war, EMP weapons would have to be used to stop the missiles from being launched.

@ThomasWic

I'm imagining an effective plasma shield, but then there's problems with my imagination in reality. If they already have it, they wouldn't want to show it right off, or it itself might still be destructive. If they don't have it, they can't use it. Ok, I'll be quiet again. Ignore this message.

@ThomasWic @HeshmatAlavi

. . . an we will know the details once all the bad actors and worldly fools have staked their positions.

@ThomasWic @HeshmatAlavi All I can say is I hate the Iranians for using the Saudis as if they are nothing with their military. But time is a healer, and I know the Saudis, Coalition and us as well will gain the upper hand in this. We are all against the bastard mullahs and their armies. We have God/Allah on our side and the mullahs and their armies have Satan/Shaytan. But we’ll all prevail over these bastards, I am sure of that. The Kingdoms of the Gulf Region and Emirates will come stronger,

@SpiceOfOurLife Scott Adams talked about the attack on his periscope earlier today. I don't remember exactly what he said per se about the attacck itself. But he did point out that it would have been more devastating to go after the desalinatiion plants, and he'd completely understand if it made the Saudis to give no quarter and annhiilate the attackers.

@ThomasWic @HeshmatAlavi

@lolajl @SpiceOfOurLife @HeshmatAlavi

Trump wrote that we're waiting for the Saudis to tell us what they want us to do.

The mullahs have the same mindset as the Taliban. They carry out acts of war as a form of negotiation.

Notice how NORTH KOREA did no such thing.

That should tell you about the nature of the relationship between Trump and Kim.

@ThomasWic @lolajl @SpiceOfOurLife @HeshmatAlavi
It is looking like Trump and Saudis are going to exhaust everybody's patience waiting for the mullahs to come around before they take action in squeezing them harder.

@lolajl @SpiceOfOurLife @ThomasWic @HeshmatAlavi

I don't give much truck to @ScottAdamsSays on things of this nature. He comes across as woefully under informed

@ThomasWic @HeshmatAlavi
And despite this attack, PDJT has managed to turn it into a win for the US.

"I have also informed all appropriate agencies to expedite approvals of the oil pipelines currently in the permitting process in Texas and various other States."

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@Grammy

Not to mention Thomas being spot on about Trump fully trusting the Saudis to lead the way in terms of an appropriate response.

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@ThomasWic @HeshmatAlavi

@StevenDouglas
I love the alliance of the GCC, Israel, and the USA. The formally dedicated alliance between the GCC and USA was publicized (not so much inside the USA) in May 2017 during Trump's first state visit... to KSA. Trump imparted to the GCC with great respect and dignity, an alliance of equals, with the GCC having the greater wisdom of how to address terrorism in the Middle East. The USA would be there when and how they indicated they wanted support.

@Grammy @ThomasWic @HeshmatAlavi

@Grammy Have you read some of the unhinged comments on that tweet by the President? They are losing it over there. But then again, they always do.
@ThomasWic @HeshmatAlavi

@wziminer @ThomasWic @HeshmatAlavi Yes, those people are deluded. And angry. Always angry. I don't know how they maintain it.
I'll occasionally post on twitter but any responses I get I always wonder if it will be some leftie who enjoys being constantly angry and outraged and who can only parrot Dem talking points. Their posts are generally rude and condescending - in their morally superior kind of way.
That's what makes QV so awesome. Any responses I might get are always polite and friendly 😄

@Grammy @ThomasWic @HeshmatAlavi
Before Trump was elected the US began stockpiling Oil & Natural Gas.

We know of at least 3 MAJOR untapped sources of Natural Gas in Texas alone.

Iran is clueless.

@Grammy @ThomasWic @HeshmatAlavi
The strike effectively took out 5% of the global market. Price of crude has already risen. Get ready to see rise at the pump as well.

Wise move on the President as usual.

@ThomasWic @HeshmatAlavi
I read this to say that Iran et.al. could fire a lot of missiles quickly, overwhelm defenses, and do a lot of damage quickly.
Then what?
Do they have inertial navigation grade guidance systems?
I guess they could have numerous locations to deal with the 'counter-battery' return fire issue, but distributing the expertise is not so easy.
Seems like they have shown their hand as far as what to expect and how to react if immediate response is chosen.

@ThomasWic @HeshmatAlavi

I could be wrong, but I think Crown Prince MbS’s plan will be very understated and elegant in their retaliation to whomever dared attack. Will be messy. We may not know either.

@HeshmatAlavi

Heshmat,

The engineer in me says missile = drone. They are both guided and propelled. The contextual difference is that typically missiles are fast nationals and typically drones are slow personals in the way we use them in language, however, in this attack, they would have been nationals either way. Is either of those the type of linguistic definition we should expect from Saudi Arabia, and if so, is it exactly how they see it too?

@HeshmatAlavi

I'm trying to decide what the differential definitions are. Colloquially the difference seems to be whether or not persons have access to them, and whether or not they have slower top propellers that are cheap enough persons could easily purchase them, or faster rocket-like tech. Maybe it's what they look like, but we'd all call a rectangular boxy vehicle that can stop and turn around a drone, too. Aha: is a drone required to be able to stop and make a new direction at whim?

@HeshmatAlavi
Hard to believe that the damage would be fixed in a couple of days when POTUS releases part of US Strategic Reserves(~650 million bbls= months lost SA supply) so soon. Oil tankers from SA takes between 35 to 50 days to reach their markets, so there is a buffer there, not to mention that there is still a sizeable floating storage of approx 200 - 300 million barrels. Add in the OPEC+ heldback capacity and the world market is almost balanced.

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