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Old Sep 15th 2019, 9:26 am
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Big drone attacks over the weekend on KSA oil facilities. Houthis claimed credit but most likely they couldn't have launched the drones as it's too far away. Leaving the following options:

1. Iran did it, from a base in Iran
2. Iran did it, from a base in Iraq
3. The Saudis did it, from a base in Saudi

Regardless of which option... it's not a great event.
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[QUOTE=..most likely they couldn't have launched the drones as it's too far away...
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A Drone can be launched from anywhere and sent anywhere..unless you can shoot it down or identify some kind of hardware from the attack it will be difficult to identify the culprit.
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A Drone can be launched from anywhere and sent anywhere..unless you can shoot it down or identify some kind of hardware from the attack it will be difficult to identify the culprit.
whats the range of a small drone?
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4. Houthis, but from somewhere in Saudi Arabia. How many Yemenis in KSA, legally or otherwise?
5. Bahraini Shia, with an axe to grind from the Arab Spring
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There are very many Shia in the Eastern Province of KSA.. Hofuf and Qatif are almost entirely Shia.
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Originally Posted by Millhouse
Regardless of which option... it's not a great event.
Definitely this. The American response is typically reserved though.
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NOTICE:
The General Directorate of Civil Defense would like to inform you that it will test the warning sirens in (Riyadh, Al-Kharj, Al-Diriyah, Al-Dilam) at 01:00 p.m. on Thursday, 20/1/1441 H (19/9/2019). To check the system's efficiency. Thank you for your cooperation.

Siren tests this Thursday in Riyadh . Had this message earlier today.
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Just wondering how and when the Saudi's will seek retribution? Can't imagine they will sit back and do nothing about the bombings a few days ago, would expect them to up the ante down in Yemen. Could all get a bit interesting.
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Just wondering how and when the Saudi's will seek retribution? Can't imagine they will sit back and do nothing about the bombings a few days ago, would expect them to up the ante down in Yemen. Could all get a bit interesting.
suspect they are awaiting instructions/directions from Washington.
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I was told this morning it's now suspected it was a cruise missile, not a drone strike. Anyone else read / heard? Not had a poke around yet.
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The problem in all this is that a drone has a smaller attack range (200km max) - if it was anything other than a drone - what happened to the air defense and monitoring ?

If its a cruise or other form of missile - i didnt think the Houthis had that sort of technology (unless they have been upgraded) - then its going to be time to batten down the hatches and get that tin hat ready for some fireworks
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Originally Posted by UKCityGent
The problem in all this is that a drone has a smaller attack range (200km max) - if it was anything other than a drone - what happened to the air defense and monitoring ?

If its a cruise or other form of missile - i didnt think the Houthis had that sort of technology (unless they have been upgraded) - then its going to be time to batten down the hatches and get that tin hat ready for some fireworks
It could be a drone. The Americans have drones that can stay up for days so I doubt Iran/Russia/China will be far behind that range. When the Americans do their "surgical strikes" into other territories, the drone often takes off 500-1000km away.
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Originally Posted by UKCityGent
The problem in all this is that a drone has a smaller attack range (200km max) - if it was anything other than a drone - what happened to the air defense and monitoring ?

If its a cruise or other form of missile - i didnt think the Houthis had that sort of technology (unless they have been upgraded) - then its going to be time to batten down the hatches and get that tin hat ready for some fireworks
Maybe this is why the Americans are so sure in claiming it’s Iran. Anything other than a drone would be quite easy to detect either at the time or post event. These are highly monitored and recorded parts of the world.

We might be getting fireworks before 5th November this year.
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