Aaron747 wrote:Revelation wrote:Aaron747 wrote:Hell of a thing to be helping KSA with their little war while another 9/11 anniversary comes and goes and another DOJ places Riyadh’s needs above 9/11 families, no? The mind boggles at the ‘patriotism’ in DC.
I guess people aren't thinking very well: 10 drones are damn easy to import into the USA legally or not, also damn easy to set up and launch within striking distance of similar US oil infrastructure that would burn just as easily. Drones with autopilot and GPS homing don't need daylight, so the team doing the launching could set things up could be making their escape at night even before the targets are hit.
Pretty much every major international airport has a tank farm near by, set that ablaze and you can shut down air traffic for long periods of time, along with making a big PR splash.
I guess I read too many Tom Clancy novels, but these scenarios must worry policy makers.
That’s certainly a concern, among others, but staying so close to an ‘ally’ that continues to fund radicalism in multiple countries is not what sensible people call prevention. And then there’s the deference in the name of ‘stable oil prices’:
“Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters. Having our country act as Saudi Arabia's bitch is not ‘America First,’” Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, tweeted on Sunday night.
https://www.politico.com/amp/story/2019 ... an-1498147
The US chose to remain married to Saudi oil ever since Roosevelt gave Ibn Saud one of his wheelchairs. I'm sure it isn't lost on you that KSA can pump millions of barrels a day for a few dollars a barrel. Especially when Canadian heavy oil is expensive, and Venezuela is a mess.