Has Iran Exhausted All It’s Attempts to Continue to Effect the World Economy Negatively
Iran for the last three to four months has made itself known on the world stage focusing on interrupting and attacking vessels transferring oil to their final destinations. President Trump made the final decision to pull the United States out of the previous President’s administration Nuclear Iran deal. Iran has responded with a large scale temper tantrum; dead set on retaliating and making not only the US but other nations who benefit from the transfer of oil to their final destinations suffer. President Trump has put in place the highest sanctions on Iran to deter and stop the continual attempts to destroy and bully the vessels carrying and transferring oil and now they have attacked Saudi Arabia’s main oil refinery. Iran has denied that they were involved in the attack and the Houthis in Yemen have tried to take the credit for such a large scale bombing not having that kind of kinetic operational weaponry to do the damage that was done.
General Jack Keane, four-star General and top National Security Analyst for Fox News talks about the tenuous situation with Iran continuing attacks and the last attack on Saudi Arabia’s Oil Refinery.
“The US is trying to build a united global front. It’s an egregious act of war by Iran. Iranians have been doing is escalating kinetic attacks, from drone attacks to sabotage seizing tankers in the gulf.”
“They attacked a Saudi pump station, a Saudi pipeline, now they’ve attacked one of the largest oil fields in the world and what’s the purpose of that. Their objective is they want to drive up the price of oil to such an extent that it will effect the world economy and their hope would to produce a global recession.”
“Which clearly impacts many nations including the US and therefore the US would pull back on this maximum pressure campaign on sanctions. It has been a core interest of the United States post WWII that the Middle East is directly related to a stable world economy. That’s why US has insisted on maintaining our oil flow and safe guard it. Despite the fact we now have oil independence.”
Secretary Pompeo said, “These weapons systems have ranges that could not have come from the Houthis and it is crazy for anyone to assert that they did & is literally nuts on its face to make an assertion that the attack was by the Houthis. This was Iran true and true and the United States will respond in a way that reflects that act of war by this Iranian revolutionary regime.”
“Let’s see what the administration is currently doing. They’re declassifying the information, the evidence. There at the UN all week and they will expose to the UN General Assembly members & many are Presidents of nations to this evidence and the purpose of that is to further isolate Iran politically, diplomatically and economically. Because they are the culprits here and no one else. Having achieved that they will try to build something of a coalition to conduct some kind of an adequate response against Iran.”
“We have to admit to ourselves that increasing sanctions has not deterred Iran from the kinetic escalation of attacks they’ve been doing for weeks now. Increasing sanctions is a good thing in terms of a maximum pressure campaign but don’t make the mistake that that this is somehow is going to change Iran’s behavior; their escalation attacks that’s not going to work.”
“What will work, a retaliation strike imposing significant cost on Iran but it’s not an all out strike that would lead to war. President Ronald Regan attacked the IRAGC navy base & an economic target dealing with oil fields. Their hubris, that’s their bravado that’s what causes people to lose spine in dealing with this.”
“The reality is they would lose their regime over there and they don’t want that. They have achieved success in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen with more political influence in Iraq then we have. They’re in the move in the Middle East. They’re not going to lose it all over this. What we have to do is hit them hard enough to get their attention and get them to stand down.”