Saudi Paper, Owned by Crown Prince’s Brother, Urges US ‘Surgical Strikes’ on Iran

Saudis say Trump already established the precedent when he cruise missiled Syria twice

So those two tankers Saudis claimed were damaged in “sabotage” but we never saw evidence for?

The Arab News, a major English-language Saudi Arabian newspaper owned by Saudi Prince Turki bin Salman (brother of crown prince Mohamed bin Salman) has long been treated as virtually an official government mouthpiece. This is becoming particularly important Thursday, as the front page of the paper advocated that the United States attack Iran.

The editorial, ominously titled “Iran must not go unpunished” begins with the declaration that “nobody wants war,” and then argues throughout about how vital it is that the US launch such a war, even if it is just a limited war involving US missile strikes.

They argue that President Trump has already set a precedent for this sort of war in Syria, and present a US attack as “retaliation” against Iranian threats. Those threats are being publicly scoffed at across Europe, and seemingly in other countries where the government doesn’t believe it has a vested interest in seeing the US attack a regional rival.

As this is going on in the Saudi press, Saudi government officials are taking this week’s drone attack, from Yemen’s Houthi movement, and trying to pin the entire thing on Iran, claiming that it proves Iran are “terrorists” and are carrying out an expansionist agenda.

Saudi officials have tried to tie the Houthi movement to Iran from the war’s beginning. Initially, it was meant to justify attacking the Houthis on the grounds that it would hurt Iran. Now, however, officials are hoping it swings both ways, and that years of hostility fostered by the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen can be parlayed into more direct hostilities with Iran.


  1. John C Carleton says

    i have a better plan.

    ‘One on the Black Rock, One on Medina, One on Tel Aviv, and one on Jerusalem=Peace in the Middle East, and no Pedophile, Usury, International, Banker’s, World War 3’

  2. Séamus Ó Néill says

    I think that these head-chopping psychopaths should be careful what they wish for ….they’re within striking distance from Iranian missiles and unlike the Saudi’s , the Iranian’s are not cowards looking for someone else to do their dirty work !

    1. Canosin says

      the Saudis are the most vicious most malicious, most coward, most hypocrite, most lying, most murderous, most betraying people living on planet earth…… ehhmmm….. I mean same as their zionist brothers in Israhell……

  3. CHUCKMAN says

    Just stupidity piled on stupidity.

    I wonder did the Crown Prince’s brother ever watch, while they were growing up, the young psychopath dismembering puppies or kittens?

    There are so many useful and beneficial things with which the US could occupy itself, but no, the in-group in Washington like wars, even though they never win one and always leave chaos behind.

    The comparison of American threats and sanctions and wars with China’s frenzy of worthy projects just couldn’t be more telling.

    One’s building for the long term, to benefit many. The other doesn’t even think about the long term, except in mulling who it is it would like to cripple or disappear.

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