Why can’t America buy the S-400? Saudi Oil “Sunk” by “Junk” US Weapons


Editor’s note:  Saudi Arabia would have seen the F35 stealth bombers approach, launching their guided munitions if they had Russian air defenses. Then again, our analysis of the ‘on the ground’ damage makes us think the Israeli’s were given safe targets nearby to hit.

We saw the same thing when Reagan bombed Libya, the US hit fake targets while Libya was hosting Israeli WMD facilities under a secret agreement. Reagan and KAL Flight 007 is as big a lie as 9/11. Libya’s terrorist camps were filled with US Special Forces, not “Irish.”

Israel has stashed F 35’s at one of the US bases, we now believe one inside Syria, which allows them to hit Western Syria and Iraq without flying over Russian radars that see stealth planes. 

Sputnik/Moscow: Saudi Aramco refineries were hit hard in a drone attack, claimed by Yemeni Houthis, crippling Saudi crude output for several days. In the wake of the attack, US military command for the Middle East suggested sending more air defence missile systems to Saudi Arabia after exisiting ones failed to foil the strike.

Some 88 Patriot systems deployed in Saudi Arabia failed to repel attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities, letting dozens of drones and guided missiles get through defences, a high-ranking source in the Russian Defence Ministry said. The source dismissed the excuse that the US Secretary of State gave to explain the Patriot fiasco, noting that in fact the American air defence system simply has low efficiency.

“The secretary of state’s claims that air defence systems around the world demonstrate controversial results in repelling attacks sometimes can only be taken seriously if we are speaking about a single Patriot system, covering one object. But the US had deployed a powerful air defence grid in Saudi Arabia, especially in the north, with a solid radar field”, the source said.

The defence ministry source further indicated that if such an air defence grid failed to thwart the attack it means that the Aegis and Patriot’s specifications do not reflect their actual performance, as they are apparently ineffective in countering small aircraft and guided missiles. The source added that these systems are incapable of repelling a massive use of aerial weapons.

Separately, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called for an impartial and thorough investigation into the attack on Saudi Aramco refineries. He warned that unsubstantiated accusations against Iran allegedly being complicit in it only escalate tensions in the region.

Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities

Two oil refineries belonging to Saudi Aramco, Riyadh’s state oil company, were attacked by drones and missiles on 14 September, sustaining significant damage that stopped their operations for days. This led to a substantial reduction in the country’s crude output, essentially cutting it in half.

The US was quick to accuse Iran of the attack despite Yemeni Houthi militants claiming responsibility for it. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the incident an “act of war” by Iran, while President Trump assured that the country is “locked and loaded” to respond. Washington has presented no proof of Iran’s involvement, while Saudi Arabia presented debris described as belonging to Iran-made missiles and drones.

Iranian officials vehemently denied the accusations. The country’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif slammed the US for trying to divert attention away from the real problems in the Middle East region and urged Riyadh to provide Tehran with the debris found to study it. Iran’s Defence Minister Amir Hatami said that the attack was a result of military stand-off between the Houthis, Saudi Arabia and its military coalition, which has been taking place in Yemen since 2015.

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  1. “”””””” Why can’t America buy the S-400? “”””””

    Yeah , WHY Not Buy Better Than Local Produce Available to Most …….

    Well For First as Starters The Unipolar USA SuperPower has Treated EVERYZONE With such Disgust that Nobody wants to be Seen With OR Ariound USA and Frankly after ALL This UniLateral USA Adventures NOW Nobody gives a Shit IF the USA just dies of Misery , Nobody would want to Help , Nobody would offer anything Good that The USA can Further USE in Further nonSensical UniLateral Adventures around the Globe ……..

    • USA is A Beast of ” Dr Jekyll’s ” creation , but This Aging Beast has Already Killed it’s ” Dr Jekyll ” so NOW This Mutant Creation USA is Unbridled and Unleashed onto This Planet , Already This Beast has Destroyed too much and Since EVERYONE is on the list of ” Affectees ” so Nobodty Cares Anymore , The Sooner the Unbridled Beast Falls The Better for the Survivol of the Rest …….

  2. As for the American “Patriots”, i’m not an expert. The problem with modern air defense is that small drones are often used in attacks. We have already seen examples in Syria. To deal with improvised flying kamikaze drones, you need to have a layered air defense system. Russia has such a system and it is considered the best in the world, because you must constantly be in professional defense. None of the systems, whether Patriot or S-200,300,400,500, 1000+ can never cope with a massive attack. Missiles are expensive and limited. This is a shooting from a cannon at sparrows. Small and mobile air defense systems, like Thor, Pantsir,Buk, together with electronic warfare systems, would solve this problem.

    • Andy , long Story short ” Patriot ” is Bullshit and the S-400= Family is the Global Standard …… ” Patriot ” is the result of a beginner , better than having None , the S-400 Family is Advanced and the Real Deal Not Only Integrates ALL Detection Methods but with Theoretical Capabilities of handling above 200 incomings Simultaneously ……. Even crappy Israel’s ” Arrow ” Iron Dome which is based on the ” Patriot ” that the USA donated to Isreal , Even ” Arrow ” sells better than ” Patriot ” . Practically A ” Patriot ” SALE is Ordered By USA over its minions whereas the smart sensible Russian Equipment SELLS itself ……. Even When the USA CIA Arms ANY Rebels or Militants ANYWHERE on the Globe Even the Fukin CIA Prefers to use Russian / Soviet Equipment …….

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