There. I told you Trump and the Saudis would figure out the right response to Iran's attacks on the Saudis oil infrastructure.
The answer is total confusion.
Now the mullahs have no idea what's going to happen.
"U.S. officials shared with Saudi Arabia the intelligence reports and their assessment that Iran launched more than 20 drones and at least a dozen ballistic missiles at the Saudi oil facilities on Saturday, the people familiar said.
"But Saudi officials said the U.S. didn’t provide enough proof to conclude that the attack was launched from Iran, indicating the U.S. information wasn’t definitive."
We have people feeding the press disinformation.
We have Trump sending totally unclear messages.
And we have the Saudis saying that they're not sure what happened.
IRAN AND THE DEMOCRATS WANT A WAR.
The mullahs want a war, because the knee-jerk reaction of Iranians will be to unite behind the mullahs.
That's what happened in Lebanon in 2006.
Hezbollah's enemies fell deeply in love with Hezbollah.
And the press is blaming Trump for Iran's acts of war.
"Despite Iran's hostility, critics argue that Iran’s latest alleged misbehavior is partly Trump’s fault because he quit the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposed economic sanctions on Tehran."
Since our enemies foreign and domestic want a war with Iran, Trump and the Saudis won't give them one.
The SILENT war will continue.
SUDAN IS THE MODEL.
The Sudanese rose up, and when outside forces interfered, all sides asked Trump for help.
He sent envoy Donald Booth, and the result is a transition government in with all sides share power.
I knew that Trump and the Saudis would outwit our enemies the Iranian mullahs, the Democrats, and the #FakeNews media.
THEY want war.
But they won't get it.
Sorry, Tulsi. Better luck next time.
Thank you, Thomas. I was torn, I know Trump doesn't want war anywhere. Your take makes sense and creates very nervous Mullahs a win-win!
I think Tulsi makes me the angriest out of all the Democrats. And it's not even anything she did specifically, because Kamala Harris is easily more of a shitbag.
It's just because she's deified by "Moderates" and "reasonable Democrats" and "Tim Pool" as the shining beacon of hope for the future of the Democrat party.
If Tulsi is the hero of sanity that will save the Democrats, then scrap this party of jackasses once and for all.
@ThomasWic She's a fake war hero.
Violating military regulations since the 2012 election.
Also, her Combat Medic Badge (CMB) is a participation award given to any medical personnel either in a combat zone or treating those in a combat zone.
She was a headquarters clerk in a medical company. Her bosses dealt with NON-COMBAT medical issues.
The Internet is full of lies about how she "went outside the wire" on combat patrols.
She's absolutely repulsive.
@ThomasWic The more I hear her talk, I can only focus on one thing....how she pitches her voice lower than her natural octave. It's like that Elizabeth Holmes woman who is facing fraud charges. Both women are complete sociopaths.
The disinformation ops that Trump uses against the left, deepstate, media et al is beautiful to behold. Even more so right now with what’s going on with us and the Saudis. No one outside of Trump/his people and Bin Salman/his people have a clue what is going on, the are frozen in place and flat footed. They just made it easier for Trump to push UN to isolate Iran further and not much ground any of them can use to decline. If Trump/Salman go that route that is. Thankyou Mr. Wictor
That's such a creepy photo.
I was at a big Halloween party at my sister's house in 2009. All the kids were trying to scare each other.
My niece Mel declares to all that she can't be scared.
I smile, "I can scare you."
Mel, in my face, "Go ahead. Try."
"Not now. Before the night's over. I will scare you worse than you've ever been scared in your life."
And I did. By doing nothing.
"Uncle Steve, you have to go let Mel off the hook, she's crying, totally petrified!"
Imagination is such a powerful thing.
PERFECT final words.
I really believe POTUS does NOT want any conflict.
I have blocked a few people claiming Saudi Arabia conducted a false flag op and that Trump is going to start a war.
There may come a time when he MUST act - 9/11 stuff or Pearl Harbor etc...
The Mullah’s are going too far. We will know when it becomes necessary
Everyone but the FRENCH will be clamoring for it!
For those that don't know it is not the Iranians we (& the Saudis) are up against. It's the C_A. They own Iran. It's one of the last DS strongholds.
You're being kind calling Her a Bee-Itch, She's a C U Next Tuesday...
@ThomasWic Keep in mind who is helping to advise the Iranian mullahs.
Mao with a nice butt
@ThomasWic - Another great analysis. You are THE MAN with respect to all things Middle East!
@ThomasWic When I did a month of security detail for Ambassador Booth in Sudan I had a chance to talk to some of the Sudanese and they were so full of Hope about Solutions coming one day, and it looks as if their Solutions just might be coming.
As usual, they either blame Israel, Saudi Arabia or the US.
so we are suppose to kiss their ads and they will play nice...bull💩😝
She's just mad because she can't find enough pancake makeup to cover those acne scars.
She is the sneakiest one of the bunch. And the most dangerous because Gabbard never addresses the truth and how she honestly believes. Putting honestly and Gabbard in the same sentence is laughable.
She really jumped the shark on that one.
@ThomasWic Did Tulsi not notice those refineries were in S.A. not Texas.
I wonder if this was Kerry’s strategy he fed to Iran when he did his “clandestine” meetings with them
The Taliban and the mullahs got the same bad advice:
Carry out acts of war. That will make Trump cave.
From what I'm reading, the Taliban are being absolutely slaughtered.
And the only only thing that came from the Iranian strikes on Saudi Arabia was a demonstration to the world that the mullahs are willing to disrupt global energy supplies.
It won't end well for them.
I’ve been reading lots of glowing statements on SQV about General Patton recently. He definitely was a great militarist.
But George S. Patton was also a blatant antisemite. I’ve read several papers on this, and was shocked and very disappointed
I would LOVE to be wrong here. If anyone here can counter his antisemitism legacy, please do!
Here’s one article about it:
Patton was far from anomalous.
Racism/antisemitism, were commonplace - acceptable even - in Patton's lifetime. The world was chock full of people openly bigoted toward people they had never even met or interacted with personally.
The Holocaust brought the world face to face with the horrific reality of hateful, bigoted sentiments when carried to murderous extremes.
It was the boomers who would later focus on the roots and seeds, and not just its fruits.
One last thought:
I believe that the movie Patton was intended as a leftwing smear-job, one designed to paint Patton in a bad light, but which backfired spectacularly.
Same as the scene in Predator where everyone is spraying thousands of bullets into the jungle, destroying everything and killing nothing. The director said (my paraphrase) that he fully intended it as an anti-gun scene (argument by ridicule), which also backfired.
Patton was much more than a Jew-hater.
He was a full-blown lunatic. This isn't a secret.
He wanted to raise an army of Nazis and immediately start World War III against the Soviets.
He wasn't a saint; he was an incredibly brilliant general and a massively flawed human.
The Jewish Press is leaving out the part where Patton DEFEATED the Nazis and stopped the genocide of the Jews.
THAT is what matters.
It's pathetic, actually.
Think about it THIS way:
Patton hated Jews BUT SAVED THEM ANYWAY.
The Kurds hate the Yazidis but saved them from the Islamic State anyway. Like Patton, the Kurds used brilliant military strategy to do it.
To this day, Iraqi Kurdistan is paying huge amounts to support Yazidi refugees.
Yet Kurds hate Yazidis.
Doing the right thing despite your own personal feelings is what we call "heroism."
I bet I say this to someone everyday
" it's okay to not like something. Even an entire race of people. That does not make you a bad person."
Everyone is a little bit racist, everyone has at least one culture that they're not crazy about. Doesn't make you evil.
It's when that dislike, contempt or outright hatred becomes all-consuming that it's a problem
Now if you're out burning crosses on people's Lawns we need to have a talk....
Take Patton for instance.... even though it was clear that he did not like the Jewish people he was not about to allow them to be slaughtered.
There's a lot of things I don't like about a lot of people.... But I'll be damned if I'm going to stand by and let them be injured in any way.
People can not like each other and still respect each other.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.