Donald Trump's 'locked and loaded' Iran threat triggers alarm among lawmakers: 'The U.S. should never go to war to protect Saudi oil'
The weekend strike on the Saudi Abqaiq facility appears to have dashed any hopes of a detente between Washington and Tehran.
also raised hopes that Trump might move towards dialogue with Iran.But the weekend drone attack on the Saudi Abqaiq facility in the east of the country appears to have dashed hopes of a detente. The attack was claimed as a drone strike by the Yemeni Houthi rebels, who Saudi Arabia has been fighting since 2015. But the U.S. has suggested that Iran was behind the incident, possibly using
cruise missileslaunched from either Iran or Iraq.On Sunday, Trump suggested the U.S. was considering retaliation."There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification,"he tweeted, in reference to Iran.
The president added that the U.S. is"waiting to hear from [Saudi Arabia] as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!"Democratic Virginia Senator Tim Kaine was among those to condemn Trump's threatening comments."The US should never go to war to protect Saudi oil," he
tweeted.Democratic Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy was equally skeptical, warning that an aggressive U.S. response would likely create more problems than it would solve. Read more: Newsweek »
I totally agree.. Let the Saudis and Iran sort out their problem themselves. USA should not take Iran lightly. But trump is SA’s buttboy. And his kids won’t be fighting if. We should be extremely worried this unstable president is itching to bomb something. get it straight — it’s our oil. Oh...he's so tough when he's not the one carrying the guns and the gear
If trump wants war, he has 2 sons he can send.
Pompeo blames Iran for Saudi oil facility attack as Trump seeks to assure marketsThe attack comes after weeks of similar drone assaults on the kingdom’s oil infrastructure. ...Trump reassured markets... liarinChief inauguralCrowdSize As corrupt as this administration is... u cant believe them. Let them work it out!
Trump Has Few Options to Respond to Saudi Oil AttackThe attacks on Saudi Arabia ’s energy-production system thrust President Trump into a fierce foreign-policy crosswind, at a time when his national security team is at its thinnest point in over a year. That motherF******r doesn't have any strategy what are you talking about.! 1 idiot lock him up impeach get him out of there
Trump authorizes release of oil from strategic petroleum reserve after Saudi attacksSaturday's attack is the biggest on Saudi oil infrastructure since Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Keeping gas prices low to own the libs. So the Saudi supply damages are more serious than expected.. Great move for Americans.
Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi oil supply'There is reason to believe that we know the culprit,' Trump said in a post on Twitter. Drop the fuking bombs. KHerriage Let the Arabs handle it. We're not their military.
Trump says US 'locked and loaded depending on verification' of attack on Saudi oil fieldPresident Donald Trump on Sunday evening tweeted that the US has 'reason to believe that we know' who is responsible for an attack on a Saudi Arabia n oil field and the country is 'locked and loaded depending on verification' following the crippling strike. As usual, doofus is acting before he has all the facts. Talk like that is dangerous. How is this protecting America as he swore to do. I would be speculating or surmising Iran, does anyone remember the stealth drone Iran conveniently managed to hack during the Obama Administration, then there was the electromagnetic pulse device big enough to simulate a magnetic pulse of a nuclear explosion, I've seen enough! So they are just ignoring that the Saudis say it was Yemen. Are we going too ignore real intel, to get into a other war in the Middle East?
Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ after attack on Saudi oilThe attack has cut into global energy supplies by halving the kingdom’s oil production. Some one hide the football or disconnect the wires.. Bad Trump. SA can defend themselves.