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Who Really Benefits From The “Iran Attacked Saudi Arabia” Narrative?

Brandon Smith
September 20th, 2019
Alt-Market
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This article was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market. 

After 9/11 the concept of the “false flag attack” gained prominence in American culture, and ever since, more and more people are starting to question the official narrative whenever new crisis events occur. It is possible that this is why there has not been another attack in the US on the scale of 9/11 since 2001; not because the government is doing a better job with security (there was ample security in operation on 9/11 that for some reason was not utilized), but because it’s harder for government agencies to get away fabricated disasters or scapegoating the wrong people as the culprits.

That said, sometimes governments don’t need to create a false flag from scratch. Sometimes disasters not of the government’s making can be turned into false flags, as long as they can pin the blame on the target they most want to attack.

The elites only need to get away with one major false flag every couple of decades to push the populace into a war or a cultural crisis which can be exploited. This was essentially the strategy outlined by the “Project For A New American Century”, a foreign policy think tank in the 1990s made up of Neo-Cons and ghouls from the Council On Foreign Relations which called for a “new Pearl Harbor” that would give the US a rationale to enter the Middle East militarily and change the entire political landscape. As Rahm Emanuel once said, “You never want a serious crisis go to waste…”

Of course, they got their Pearl Harbor, but contrary to popular opinion I think it’s wrong to assume that the PNAC was designed to open the door to American hegemony. Rather, I think the intention was to cause the opposite – the eventual fall of American geopolitical influence. After all, what happened to the Soviet Union after they bungled into a land war in Afghanistan? Only a long and costly quagmire that ultimately contributed to their economic downfall. This is exactly what is happening to the US today. Are we to believe the elites are completely unaware of this outcome?

To put it another way, perhaps the real goal of efforts toward American hegemony is to sabotage the US image over time, as well as sink it into bankruptcy? But let’s examine the underlying factors a little further…

US involvement in the Middle East thus far has led to nothing but disaster. While total financial costs are often debated, general estimates of the combined costs of US involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Pakistan are in the area of $5 trillion (a conservative estimate in my opinion). The civilian body count from the Iraq war alone stands at around 208,000 people according to Iraqbodycount.org. US, Israeli and Saudi Arabian covert agencies involved in Libya and Syria trained, funded and armed the same militants that would eventually give rise to ISIS under a program called Timber Sycamore. And, though we continually hear about Trump’s intentions to pull US troops out of the region, tens of thousands of soldiers and private contractors remain in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria to this day.

No person in their right mind could claim that US foreign policy in the Middle East has been successful. In fact, the US has lost considerable face and economic stability during these conflicts, which have been perpetuated by BOTH Republican and Democratic administrations. And now, the potential for a war in Iran is rising; a war that could devastate the US economy once and for all.

I would point out here that whatever a person might believe about the details surrounding 9/11, Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with it and the US invaded the nation on false pretenses.  Evidence was faked, the only WMD’s the Iraqis had were those the US sold to them in the 1980s, and Saddam had no verifiable ties to Al-Qaeda.  The claims of Western intelligence agencies cannot be taken seriously after such a farce, and we must apply the same skepticism to any accusations they make against Iran.

John Bolton, a primary advocate of the PNAC, was the National Security Adviser to Donald Trump until only a few days ago. I hardly find it coincidental that Iran, one of the final targets on the PNAC hit list, is now being blamed for the latest attack on Saudi Arabian oil production right after Bolton exits the White House. It is often the case that elitists within an administration will jump ship right before their agendas are implemented so that they can redirect any blame for the consequences.

Needless to say, just because John Bolton has left the building doesn’t mean his schemes are gone, or that the supposed “disagreement” between Trump and Bolton was even real. Bolton is but one of many puppeteers controlling the Trump Administration…

Wars are not always started through Pearl Harbor-like ambushes on the American people – sometimes they are started through alliances and engineered confrontations on the other side of the world designed to drag the American people kicking and screaming into conflict. The attack on Saudi Aramco’s oil processing plants, the largest processing plants in the world, stands as another potential “linchpin”, as RAND Corporation would call it.  An event that sets a domino effect in motion that leads to a global crisis. In this case, it is probably a linchpin that is being exploited as a crisis of opportunity. Or to put it another way, it is a linchpin because the establishment is MAKING IT into a linchpin.

Initial reports of the attack indicated that it was launched by Yemeni Houthi rebels using drones. The Houthis have publicly accepted responsibility for the attacks. The Houthi rebellion started out as a protest movement against the hard-line Yemeni government, which has long been a proxy for Saudi interests in the region. The Houthis demanded free speech rights and greater representation in government. The government responded by trying to imprison the protesters and killing their leadership.

This is not to say that I agree with the Houthi ideology, but I can see the reasoning in their revolt. The Saudi and US drone strikes and bombings in Yemen against the Houthis have been relentless and go widely unreported by the mainstream media. US officials claim that the strikes are aimed at “fighting Al-Qaeda”, but Al-Qaeda is used as a convenient label for just about any group that stands against US interests or allies.

The US strikes on the Houthis accelerated under the Obama Administration after a supposed “failed missile attack” on the destroyer USS Mason. The Houthis denied any involvement in the attack, saying it did not originate from their area of control. The US strikes in Yemen have continued under Trump.

Political opponents in Yemen and the Saudis have consistently accused the Houthis of being proxies for Iran, and while Iran has publicly supported the Houthi rebellion, the Houthis have ignored Iranian advice on numerous occasions, indicating they are not as controlled as some would like the Western public to believe. I would note that the same media outlets that are screaming today about Iran as the villainous mastermind behind the Houthi insurgency were arguing against that claim only a couple of years ago.

The narrative of “state-controlled” insurgents is a common one for governments to use when faced with a rebellion they cannot defeat outright. In the war of propaganda, the last thing any establishment controlled dictatorship wants is for the public to view the rebels fighting them as common people and “heroic underdogs”. So, they conjure a story in which the rebellion is actually an evil conspiracy forged by a foreign power. Many conservatives and liberty activists might be able to relate to this, as numerous leftist media outlets have recently accused us of being nothing more than an “astroturf” movement created by the Russians, or at the very least, unwitting dupes manipulated by the Russians.

One of the most important aspects of a rebellion against the establishment is the ability to raise public awareness of the establishment’s crimes, but once they are successfully pigeon-holed as a proxy controlled by a foreign power, few in the public will listen to what they have to say no matter how factual it may be.

Saudi Arabia and the US have been exposed for funding and training militants (ISIS) in Syria to start a violent revolution against Bashar al-Assad, so it is a bit hypocritical of them to demonize Iran for any influence they may have with the Houthis. Last I checked, at least the Houthis aren’t guilty of committing genocide, cannibalism, nor are they guilty of large scale attacks on civilian targets (though there are plenty of unsupported accusations of attacks on civilians by the Saudi government).  Frankly, if they were responsible for the attack on Saudi oil production as they claim, this represents a strike against a legitimate military target, not a terror attack.

But the real point here is that it does not matter if the Houthis are legitimate, or that they have real grievances against Saudi Arabia, or that they take full credit for the attack on Saudi Aramco – The establishment is going to rewrite the narrative to fit their agenda anyway.

Currently, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named Iran directly as being the culprit behind the strikes on Saudi Arabia (still no hard evidence available to verify this). Even though the Saudis stated right after the attack that 10 drones were used, and this corroborates what the Houthis have stated, the story is being quickly “adjusted”. Now, US officials claim that the attack was accomplished with 17 or more “cruise missiles” that originated from the direction of Iran. How the Saudis were able to confuse cruise missiles for drones remains a mystery.

The new official story is being tweaked every day to counter any predictable skepticism.  For example, the new claim of “terrain hugging” cruise missiles helps to counter anyone who asks how the attack could have thwarted the billions in American Patriot missile systems on Saudi soil?  Patriots are not specifically designed to stop low flying missiles.

However, the Saudis have also purchased AN/TPQ-53 Quick Reaction Capability Radar systems from the US.  This is next-gen radar technology that is able to track low flying missiles, aircraft, and drones.  But still, the Saudi radar net was somehow defeated?  If this is the case and the accusations are true, then one would have to conclude that Iran has military hardware capable of slipping past some of the best defense technology the US has to offer.

The bottom line is, a Houthi drone attack just doesn’t do it for the establishment.  Even if they could substantiate hard military ties between Iran and the insurgents in Yemen, they would not be able to justify war based on the relationship alone.  They have to connect Iran to the attack directly.

Clearly, the goal of this narrative is to create a rationale that allows the Trump Administration to commit to a war with Iran, probably starting with limited airstrikes and escalating from there.  When Trump finally gives his statements on evidence that supposedly points to Iran, I suspect he will not say much in terms of what the US reaction will be.  The public (and the markets) will be left to assume that nothing substantial will happen and that it will all fade away.  We will simply wake up one morning to discover that initial strikes against Iranian targets have been launched and that war has begun.  The only other scenario that makes sense at this stage is that another strike against Saudi Arabia will take place within the next couple of weeks and that this will be used as the “final straw”.

It was only a matter of time. With the heavy influence of globalists in Trump’s cabinet, every major event in the region has been somehow tied to Iran, from attacks on random oil tankers to Palestinian and Lebanese opposition to Israel and so on.

Trump could not use a downed drone to start a war, that was not enough to convince the American public. Those people who applauded Trump as some kind of peacemaker for not initiating strikes on Iran for a single downed drone missed the bigger picture. War with Iran is baked into the cake; it is simply a matter of finding the right trigger.  Perhaps skyrocketing oil prices in the face of “Iranian sponsored terrorism” will be exactly what the globalists needed.

Is it a coincidence that this event is being hyped by the establishment as an Iranian agenda right after John Bolton leaves the White House? Is it a coincidence that it is being hyped after Russia recently warned that oil might drop to $25 a barrel on falling global demand? Is it a coincidence that it is being hyped right after Iran announced it was utilizing advanced Uranium centrifuges? Is it a coincidence that Trump now has an excuse to not reopen negotiations on Iran sanctions?

And, as noted at the beginning of this article, if you believe as I do that the globalists are seeking to completely destabilize the US with Donald Trump at the helm in order to destroy the image of the conservative movement and sovereignty activists by association, then a war with Iran would surely do the trick.

As covered in my article ‘Globalists Only Need One More Major Event To Finish Sabotaging The Economy’, published in May, a conflict with Iran would be a perfect catalyst for a final plunge in US markets in the midst of trade war tensions and tight Fed liquidity. Also, a war in Iran would inevitably lead to a shutdown of the Strait of Hormuz through which around 30% of the global oil supply flows, increasing oil prices exponentially along with international anger at the US. It would further galvanize China and most of the world to decouple from the US economically and eventually dump US treasuries and the dollar as the world reserve currency.

At the same time, the globalists will have effectively exploited the Trump Administration, which they may not intend to remain in office after 2020 anyway, as a tool for launching a war they have long wanted but could not trick the American public into supporting.  Right now, it doesn’t matter if the American public agrees or not.

This is the true strategic brilliance of using Trump as a puppet president. Under Trump, the globalists can take actions they have always wanted to pursue and then lay all blame at the feet of conservatives. With Trump, it’s irrelevant if the White House loses face. He has been built up as a “populist” and anti-globalist, therefore any disaster he oversees will become the fault of populists and anti-globalists. This is why people should expect war in Iran in the near term. The temptation for the globalists to light the fuse with Trump as president must be overwhelming.

To understand why the elites would want the fall of the US, I suggest reading my article on the globalist end game HERE. While OPEC may benefit from higher oil prices in the face of dwindling global demand, and the Neo-Cons may benefit from seeing their PNAC plans for destabilizing the Middle East come to fruition, it is truly the globalists that have the most to gain by linking Iran to the Saudi Aramco attack and plunging the US into a war it cannot survive economically.

Simply put, they see crisis and chaos as the fastest stimulants of fear, and the most useful engines for global change. They are seeking to kill two birds with one stone – Break down the old world order to make way for their “new world order” while wrapping the catastrophic effects on the populace around the necks of their biggest ideological enemies.

 

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  1. people always say that same line about Iraq/ I would like to point out the reason we invaded was initially because they invaded Kuwait.

  2. Genius says:

    Who Really Benefits From The “Iran Attacked Saudi Arabia” Narrative?

    “The Chosenites”

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Saudis agree to buy $350 billion in arms over ten years while simultaneously investing $40 billion in all those foreclosures stemming from the 08 (cough) housing bubble. Any Questions?

  4. Brandon running his mouth again with no means of knowing whatever, pure conjecture. Does the iranian regime want to fry everyone but other shia Yes

    prove all your statements

  5. jakartaman says:

    I am old and often confused.
    The Saudi oil fields did not blow themselves up.
    Either Iran did it with the help of the Houthis or assisted Houthis and provided the weapons to them.
    Bottom line Iran owns this.

    How should Iran be punished?
    I would think Saudi Arabia should bomb Iran oil fields. No American support except intelligence and tactical support.
    America tells Russia/China if Iran targets American bases/interest in the region – We will retaliate with a massive/devastating response.

    • PrepperVet says:

      What evidence do you have that Iran was behind the attack? Some missile parts that any government could fabricate? Or maybe some Sat. images that any government could fabricate…?

    • Bill says:

      Thats great, J-man wants a nuclear war over an attack on a single oil refinery. Other than a temporary increase in oil prices, its actually not our business as it was an attack on foreign soil by another foreign entity. Besides, I keep hearing the US is so energy dependent, that we are producing so much oil that it is being exported – yeah right. If that is the case why have gas prices gone up 40 cents a gallon in a week.
      By far, the biggest reason why the US cares so much about SA is because SA part of the petrodollar scheme. They agree to take our worthless dollars for their oil in return for some kind of military and defense deal in perpetuity. It has been reported the US attacks on Libya, Iraq, and others was because they wanted to no longer have their oil bought or sold in dollars. In other words, the dollar is only important because the world oil markets still function based on the dollar as the global currency reserve. When that is no longer the case the dollar will become altogether worthless. If our dollar was backed by something besides muscle for the oil markets we wouldn’t be in this predicament where we have to do drastic things to maintain some kind of status quo.
      What about the next attack over there, do we get involved in another war, then the next, and the next?
      Iran and the Arabs have been in a pissing contest over their religion for more than 1000 years, why in the hell would anyone make a decision to intervene in that g*dd*am mess when actually there is not, nor will ever be a resolution. This is the root cause of of most of their regional crises (plural for crisis).
      Is SA wants to punish someone let them, but it should not our problem.

        • The Deplorable Renegade says:

          Kevin2, I also agree with Bill. The US needs to stop being the world’s policeman but I’m not holding my breath on it.

          • Kevin2 says:

            The Deplorable Renegade

            I don’t look at the US as being the classic “Worlds Policeman” but rather the corrupt cop on the beat. Their use is primarily to assist the Multi National Corporations which can actually run contrary to the interests of the US public. The excuses for their use are ostensible. Opium production is up almost 20 fold post US invasion of Afghanistan. That cannot occur without at a minimum the US looking the other way and far more likely assisting as banksters launder their money unmolested.

            h ttps://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/09/11/post-911-afghanistan-opium-cultivation-production-increases-nearly-20-fold/

            h ttp://www.nbcnews.com/id/35914759/ns/business-world_business/t/wachovia-settle-drug-money-laundering-case/#.XYkLIC2ZM6U

    • Kevin2 says:

      jakartaman

      “A false flag is a covert operation designed to deceive; the deception creates the appearance of a particular party, group, or nation being responsible for some activity, disguising the actual source of responsibility.”

      The two questions generally posed to determine the plausibility of the above are:

      1. Who benefits, who loses?
      2. Do the beneficiaries have the capacity to do it?
      3. Do the beneficiaries have friends with mutual interests to preform 2 above?

      When the attack / incident doesn’t work in the favor of the accused beware the catch all, “They did it because they’re crazy”. You’re “crazy” to believe that statement.

      Israel, Saudi Arabia and the US have common interest in the demise of the Iranian government. The simple fact is that things are not always as they appear and are presented. Beware the official suppression of opposing views.

  6. Clown World says:

    Here is what I take from from the whole article —

    “The new official story is being tweaked every day…”

    “Right now, it doesn’t matter if the American public agrees or not.”

    They do whatever they want. Period. End of sentence.

    Who is the turd polisher. Who puts lipstick on the pig.

    The narrative comes from you, the commentators. We are at eachother’s throats, verbally, in social media, long after the dirty deed has been accomplished. They profile you and plagiarize the juicier comments.

  7. aljamo says:

    Any way you look at it the American citizens future, freedoms and livelihoods are toast.

    • Jo Se says:

      Not to mention how this redirects attention from the Saudi killing of a journalist and of all of the Saudi’s involvement in tyranny and terror (did anyone say 9/11?).

      Watch Netflicks’ Saudi episode on Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.

  8. Bert says:

    You stoopid idiots will soon claim that every play in the NFL is a government false flag.

    And your neighbor has a secret room with hundreds of camera monitors watching your every move 24/7, reporting your actions to the NBA and the Township of Gila Bend.

    Who really benefits??? Those that profit from selling seed banks on SHTF websites.

    • Clown World says:

      I think that Kaepernick stole from Tebow, and my neighbor does look over the fence.

    • Kevin2 says:

      Bert

      “You stoopid idiots will soon claim that every play in the NFL is a government false flag.”

      No but we do know that there were no WMDs in Iraq and WTC tower #7 didn’t fall from mere office fires.

      “your neighbor has a secret room with hundreds of camera monitors watching your every move 24/7,”

      No but the NSA is recording everything that goes into the electronic medium including phone calls and internet all in violation of the 4th Amendment.

      Just as a refresher here is the text of the 4th Amendment:

      The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

  9. Frank Thoughts says:

    The Iran plan has always been this: air strikes using bunker busters matched up with using proxy forces pre-placed in Iran. There will be no ground invasion. Iran is mountainous and is too difficult to invade.

    Once the government is brought down then US forces and a coalition of Muslims will go in to hold the country.

    • Kevin2 says:

      The goal isn’t a functioning Iranian government but rather a chaotic ungovernable mess that cannot dictate any official policy. This is what has occurred in the aftermath of both Iraq and Libya. Repetition results are indicative of intent. The concern over future methods of payment for oil other than the US dollar is thus ended.

  10. Son of patriot says:

    The NWO benefits because they have the USA as their policeman. Our given Mission/job is to destroy: Iran, North Korea, Venezuela and Russia. The Neocons are salivating in the prospect of it.

    The fact they all have authoritative regimes is not essential. They all are opposed to the NWO. And if and when a Global Regime emerges, those countries would seed an oppositional force/bloc, kind of like allies versus axis, westbloc versus eastbloc. When we finish the job our reward is the elites will then pull our plug and collpase us into the NWO, likely as some devastated backwater.

  11. Kevin2 says:

    Seven Countries General Wesley Clark

    h ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

  12. Gunny says:

    While I agree with some of the article, the author does not know what they are speaking of when advising about wmd’s in Iraq. I was there in shield/storm and saw the chemical weapons used. That being said, could they have been sold/given to Syria as was supposedly reported at times, yes, but that does not negate the fact that SH had them and used them at some point. I do believe SA should respond themselves to the supposed Iran attack on their soil and the coalition only supply any supplies should they be asked for. We are not the world police force and it is tiring acting as such.

    Gunny out!

    “Things do not change, we change” – Henry David Thoreau

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