All major wars begin with muddy incidents, organized, as a rule, by the aggressor himself. A mobilized military machine cannot always be in full combat readiness - it is very expensive, it exhausts command and personnel, wears out equipment, and burns resources. The aggressor makes the first move.
And only many years later, strange details begin to emerge, long forgotten in the bustle of a bloody, hot war. Why, trembling in horror, Poland, sandwiched between the USSR and the Third Reich, had to attack the German radio station in the city of Gleivitz exactly 80 years ago? Right. So that in a few hours Germany could declare that it was at war with Poland. What happened next, we know.
In the attack on the world's largest refinery Saudi Aramco, you can find several strange details, and subsequent events do not leave any doubt about the provocation.
The first is that the air defense systems did not work. It happens.
Second, the largest refinery is attacked by drones, and there are no dead. Neither guards, nor supervisors, nor process engineers, who simply must be at the facility around the clock. In Glavice, several prisoners were simply killed by injecting poison, the corpses were changed into Polish military uniforms and brought to the facility. In Saudi Arabia, simply no one died.
Third - jewelry accuracy of hits: at one angle, at the same height, this is clearly visible in the pictures from the Abkayk factory.
Fourth - the choice of objects to attack: they are successfully localized. It is no coincidence that the Saudis have already announced that they will restore the refineries in a few weeks.
But what about the Hussites who confessed to the attack? At one time, Mujahideen from Vilayat North Caucasus (IG department - RT) * took responsibility for all the incidents in the region: from the explosion of gas equipment in the minibus to the sewerage breakthrough, they worked for a reputation. So that the business is afraid and surrenders "for jihad" without fail.
But in Saudi Arabia, the consequences of the attack turned out to be geopolitical. Then everything went as usual in the long-awaited escalation of the conflict.
Iran was accused of the usual accusation. Then the West gathered a coalition from 28 countries. At preliminary consultations, it was decided that from November a combined fleet of 55 ships will "patrol the Persian Gulf." More precisely, he can completely block it.
And the sweetest cherry on the cake - a few hours before the attack on the refinery and the rise in Brent oil prices by 19%, the mysterious investor bought futures oil contracts on the Moscow Exchange for a record amount. Probably a coincidence too.
* “Islamic State” (IG) - the organization was recognized as terrorist by decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of December 29, 2014.
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