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    ^Why they do not arm themselves more? They do not know who to ask? Perhaps their friends will rake up something useful for them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    estimated $67.6 billion on arms in 2018
    Do you take on plumbing assignments, in your spare time?

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    What a fucking dumbass.

    Q Do you want to release the oil reserves to help cushion the oil prices that are rising now?


    PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, they haven’t risen very much. And we have the Strategic Oil Reserves, which are massive. And we can release a little bit of that. And other countries, including Bahrain — but other countries can be a little bit more generous with the oil, and you’d bring it right down.
    Yes, I'm sure if Bahrain can squeeze it up to 50,000bpd that would send the oil price crashing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Perhaps their friends will rake up something useful for them...
    I hear goldilocks has a hot line to somebody who is in that business, cheap deals and financing available, guarantee 100% available, which unfortunately is null and void during wartime or imminent threats of war

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Yes, I'm sure if Bahrain can squeeze it up to 50,000bpd that would send the oil price crashing.
    It appears their supplier has evoked the "casus belli" clause in the contract and turned off the pipeline, look further east or even north for a reliable, all weather, supplier.

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    I hear that Venezuela has shitloads to spare.
    Oh wait ....
    Maybe if they could cut back on the beauty pageants for a year or two they could get their act together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trump
    other countries can be a little bit more generous with the oil, and you’d bring it right down.
    I'm sure if you ask Iran nicely, they'll oblige.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    It appears their supplier has evoked the "casus belli" clause in the contract and turned off the pipeline, look further east or even north for a reliable, all weather, supplier.
    HoHo you really don't have a fucking clue do you?

    Hint: Bahrain had tankers headed to other Saudi locations before the pipeline was closed.

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    False flag or wag the dog activity.

    Less we forget, pursued by the good guys ​historically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    I hear that Venezuela has shitloads to spare.
    Oh wait ....
    Maybe if they could cut back on the beauty pageants for a year or two they could get their act together.
    The oil price is not much higher than it was a week ago.

    And looking at its general direction, it sounds like Saudi and US reserves can more than cover the shortfall.

    The US reserve alone currently stands at 644 million barrels. Saudi probably have a lot more than that.

    And we're only short of 6 million barrels a day.

    The maths isn't too complex, even for HoHo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    False flag or wag the dog activity.

    Less we forget, pursued by the good guys ​historically.
    Rectally porcupine.

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    Did I accidently stumble into Speaker's Corner?

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    "Crisis" over.

    Saudi oil production will be fully back online by the end of September, the kingdom’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman told media during a press conference in Jeddah on Tuesday, sending oil prices down by nearly 6% just a day after their biggest jump in history.

    The world’s largest crude oil processing facility and heartbeat of Saudi Arabia’s energy industry was targeted in
    drone and missile attacks early Saturday morning that knocked out half of the OPEC kingpin’s production capacity.

    Fifty percent of the crude production cut from the attack has been restored in the past two days, bin Salman said, adding that production capacity would reach 11 million barrels of crude per day (bpd) by the end of September and 12 million bpd by the end of November.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/17/saud...ck-online.html

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    Good chance the strike came from one of these ...


    Credit

    Iran pumps up “massive” offensive exercise with as many as 50 drones

    Knock-offs of US RQ-170, Predator drones included in coordinated strike test.


    Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Division staged what Iranian state media described as "massive drone drills" on March 14, including coordinated offensive operations with dozens of flying-wing drones based on the Lockheed RQ-170 Sentinel, captured by Iran in 2011, and Iranian copies of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator.

    During the exercise, called "Towards al-Quds" (al-Quds is the Arabic name for Jerusalem), a total of about 50 drones—including "Saegheh" unmanned combat aerial vehicles based on the RQ-170's flying wing design—were used in a coordinated air strike on training targets 1,000 kilometers (about 600 miles) from their launch site.

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    HoHo you really don't have a fucking clue do you?
    Thank you for confirming the pipeline has no strategic value and won't be missed if attacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Thank you for confirming the pipeline has no strategic value and won't be missed if attacked.
    Most of that pipeline is buried underground you gibbering moron. They just finished moving it last year.

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    Was there really an attack on Saudi refinery, or is it just a scam to increase the price of oil ( petrol ) remember some 30 years ago, the world was told we have no oil left, The price per gallon had a massive hike over night. We all paid extra and still do, Just sayin.

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    Source: 'High probability' Saudi attack launched from Iranian base near Iraq

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/17/middleeast/saudi-attack-iran-base-intl/index.html


    So if this turns out to be true, Iran should be bombed. Right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    Was there really an attack on Saudi refinery, or is it just a scam to increase the price of oil ( petrol ) remember some 30 years ago, the world was told we have no oil left, The price per gallon had a massive hike over night. We all paid extra and still do, Just sayin.

    When you consider inflation and the demand I would say the price is even lower, NOT just saying.

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    https://www.macrotrends.net/1369/cru...-history-chart

    crude oil 70 year history inflation adjusted: Last data point is AUG19

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    Herman, might be now I agree but we were screwed for many many years

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    Trump fires back at Graham over Iran criticism

    President Trump on Tuesday night fired back at close ally Sen. Lindsey Graham after the South Carolina Republican criticized the president's past approach to Iran, arguing Tehran viewed it as a "sign of weakness."

    "No Lindsey, it was a sign of strength that some people just don’t understand!" Trump tweeted after Graham earlier in the day called on the president to take more decisive action against Iran.

    Trump administration officials have blamed Iran for the attack on two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend.

    Graham issued a statement Tuesday afternoon following a briefing from Vice President Pence on the attack, calling for decisive action and claiming Trump's response to Tehran's downing of a U.S. surveillance drone in June had been insufficient.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...iran-criticism

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    UK apologises for 'accidentally' selling weapon parts to Saudi Arabia



    The UK has apologised for selling licences for military equipment to Saudi Arabia in contravention of a court ruling banning arms sales to the kingdom that could be used in the war on Yemen.

    International Trade Secretary Liz Truss admitted that the two licences had been granted for equipment that could be used in Yemen, but claimed the sales had been made "in error", according to British media.

    A UK court ruled in June that it was illegal for the government to license weapons exports to Saudi Arabia without first assessing whether there was an "historic pattern of breaches of international humanitarian law" by the Saudi-led coalition that has fought Yemen's Houthi rebels since 2015.

    Thousands of civilians have been killed by coalition bombing, and the conflict has left millions at risk of starvation.

    In a letter on Monday to the chair of the committees on arms export controls, Truss wrote that she had apologised to the court for "inadvertently" breaching the ruling.
    "The Government Legal Department has today informed the Court of Appeal of two inadvertent breaches," she wrote.

    "I have apologised to the Court unreservedly for the error in granting these two licences."

    The first licence was for a £200 ($248) air cooler to be incorporated in a light armoured vehicle used by the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF).

    It was initially approved on the basis the RSLF were not operating in Yemen, but the foreign office was later informed RSLF troops were present in the war-torn country, Truss said.

    The information was not immediately passed on to the Department for International Trade as the Foreign Office was not aware a licence had already been granted.

    A licence was also granted for 260 items of various radio spares, worth about £435,450 ($540,498), for the RSLP, she said.

    "Our current understanding is that 180 items have been shipped, with a value of £261,450 ($324,522), leaving 80 items licensed but unshipped with a value of £174,000 ($215,932)," Truss added.

    The minister's department has also called for an investigation into the "inadvertent" sales and the possibility of others.

    Truss' opposition counterpart Barry Gardner has called for the minister to resign if she "cannot control her department, obey the law and do what is morally right".

    "Thousands of people have been killed in this war and it is staggering that the trade secretary thinks an apology will get her off the hook," he said.

    https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/ne...udi-arms-sales

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    When you consider inflation and the demand I would say the price is even lower, NOT just saying.
    Yeah but you know fuck all about demand Herman.


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