MESOPOTAMIA NEWS ALARM ! – Houthis drohen Israel mit Raketenangriffen

18 Sept 2019 – Während die Houthis gerade weltweit in den Medien präsent sind, weil die iranischen Stellvertreter im Jemen die Verantwortung für die. Angriffe auf die saudi-arabischen Ölanlagen übernommen hat, veröffentlichten sie bereits Ende August ein Video, in dem sie Israel mit Raketenangriffen drohen.

In dem Video mit hebräischen Untertiteln sind Drohnen und Raketen zu sehen – und die Singstimme verspricht, dass die „Quds(-Rakete) zum Abschuss auf Jerusalem vorbereitet“ würde, „wo (der Prophet Mohammed) in den Himmel aufgefahren“ sei:

„Allahs Versprechen steht fest, und da kommt noch mehr! Gott ist groß! Tod den USA! Tod für Israel! Verflucht seien die Juden! Der Islam wird siegen!“


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Hassan Hassan@hxhassan – · Sep 18

Amazing — in a summit with two of Saudi Arabia’s archrivals in the region, Putin says Riyadh should buy Russia air defense to protect its infrastructure against any attacks. All while the Iranian foreign minister & president are giggling.

Putin, in einer Reihe mit Rouhani und Erdogan, macht Scherze. Er empfiehlt Saudi-Arabien den Kauf russischer Luftabwehrsysteme, um seine Ölfelder vor Angriffen zu schützen. Die Iraner prusten vor Lachen. Die Herrschaften fühlen sich stark. Der Westen ist für sie nur noch ein Witz


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Exclusive: Iran shot missiles from Khuzestan, drones from W. Iraq at Saudi oil facilities

The Iranian attack on major Saudi oil infrastructure came from two locations, hence the confusion: DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources reveal that Summer cruise missiles were fired from Khuzestan in southern Iran and Avail 2 armed drones

drones from Anbar in western Iraq. This was the conclusion reached by US and Saudi intelligence probes into Saturday’s devastating attack on the big Saudi oil refinery at Abqaiq and its Kurais oil field.
Our sources add that the Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, which staged the attack, fired altogether 17 missiles and drones, of which 12 missiles achieved direct hits on their targets and five drones missed.
Khuzestan, the source of the missiles, is Iran’s main oil heartland, while the drones came from a location some 200km from the big American Ayn al-Asad air base in Anbar province. A strip of desert was cleared by the pro-Iranian PMU Shiite militia ready for the operation, under the orders of Iran’s Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Last Christmas, President Donald Trump visited the air base, on his only visit to Iraq as president, and praised the advanced military equipment installed there as affording the US contingents full control of the region.

The Israeli government and military are becoming jittery over the delay in any Saudi or US response for the Iranian attack, which has already impacted the global energy market, fearing that if Tehran can get away with a major assault on one American ally, it may be encouraged to go for another one.

Israeli sources gave no credence to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani’s assertion on Monday that the attack on Saudi oil facilities was a reciprocal Houthi operation for the kingdom’s attacks in Yemen, judging it to be another attempt to distance Tehran from responsibility and pretend it had nothing to do with the United States.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu too issued a statement on Monday, saying that Israel is prepared for the possibility of being drawn into any US-Iranian confrontation over a strike on a Saudi oil plant. “I am taking care of our security on a 360-degree basis, and I can tell you that we are well-prepared” for any Iranian provocation. Netanyahu spoke 24 hours before Israel’s national ballot in which he is running for re-election.

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS TODAYS FOCUS :  Iran’s Radical Axis Is Intensifying Its Efforts to Build a War Machine Against Israel

By Yaakov Lappin September 16, 2019- PICTURE Qasem Soleimani, commander of Quds Force of Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC),  –

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,290, September 16, 2019

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A shadow war raging between the Iranian-led radical Shiite axis and Israel has become public in recent weeks. This conflict is driven by Israel’s determination to prevent Iran from building attack capabilities in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq.

According to the IDF, Shiite militia operatives under the command of Iran’s Quds Force fired rockets toward Israel early on September 9 from the outskirts of Damascus. None of the projectiles crossed into Israel, with all of them falling inside Syria. (The Quds Force is the secret elite force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp [IRGC] operating around the globe.)

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LII. A Geopolitical Analysis of the Activation of the Shiite Geopolitical Factor within the Syrian Confl… BY   Ioannis Mazis


17 Sept 2019 – This paper presents a systemic analysis of the Iran-Syria-Lebanon geopolitical subsystem within the frame of the Wider Middle East geo-complex and in light of the geopolitical factor of the Shiite Islamist movement. We consider that the Shiite Islamist movement, which is represented by Hezbollah in Lebanon and by proxy Shiite organizations in Iraq (Kataeb Hezbollah and Asa’ib Ahl al Haq), has been transformed, under Tehran’s management and direction, into an important power redistribution factor in t…



Seth Frantzman@sfrantzman
Updated AGAIN with new details about Pompeo’s phone call, satellite images, reports from US officials quoted in various media; all you need to know about #Abqaiq crisis
Abqaiq drone strike: Escalation and questions
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN ***This post was updated to include new information and will be updated at the bottom as new reports come in((( Drone attacks caused large fires at an oil facility of Aramco in…



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15 Sept – 2h – Will US declassify details of the drone strike on Saudi Arabia, as I’ve been predicting since yesterday, this is the avenue to pointing to the source…BUT…has ramifications. If you show where it came from, then you may mandate a response. Washington has weighed this before


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Kyle Orton@KyleWOrton


15 Sept 2019 –  44m

The latest attack by #Iran on the Abqaiq processing plant and the Khurais oilfield could not have made it clearer that its drive is against #America and its Imperial order, not #Saudi per se, and thus the “Iran-v-Saudi proxy war” framing of the regional contest is flat wrong.


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Ben Habib@benhabib6


3h 15 Sept 2019 – This foreign politician, at the


conference, says he wants the UK as part of an EU Empire, cheered on by the illiberal undemocrats. Do these people have no pride and belief in their own country?


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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : Netanyahu tries to bring ‘Iran threat’ home to Russia

Maxim A. Suchkov September 13, 2019  – Article Summary  – In the last four years Sochi has become a key Russian decision-making center on issues related to the Middle East; Netanyahu has now come there to have a say. MOSCOW — On Sept. 12 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed for his third trip to Russia this year to meet with President Vladimir Putin. The two previous encounters took place in Moscow in February and April but this time Putin hosted his Israeli counterpart in Sochi — the city that for the last four years have turned into a key Russian decision-making center on issues related to the Middle East.

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