Saudis Foil Iranian Terror Attack On Major Offshore Oil Field

Tyler Durden's picture

The situation in the Middle East is furiously escalating with each passing day.

While today's news of Israeli financial support for Syrian insurgents came out of left field, our earlier assessment following the report of "turmoiling" Syrian rebels in the aftermath of the Qatar crisis still stands, namely that "the next major regional conflict appears set to be between Saudi Arabia and Iran. All it needs is a catalyst."

That catalyst nearly presented itself overnight, when the Saudi information ministry said the Saudi Royal Navy allegedly foiled an attempted terrorist attack on a major offshore oilfield in the Persian Gulf on June 16, when it captured three members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps from a boat as it approached the kingdom's offshore Marjan oilfield. The Saudi Center for International Communications added that the boat carried explosives, and the Iranians aboard "intended to carry out terrorist act in Saudi territorial waters."

Quoting an “official source”, the Saudi SPA news agency said that just after midnight on June 16, 2017, three boats bearing flags in white and red flags rushed to the Marjan offshore oil field off the Eastern Province. The navy fired warning shots but were these were ignored by the assault boats. It said one of the boats was subsequently seized and found to be “carrying weapons for a sabotage target.” The other two boats escaped.

“This was one of three vessels which were intercepted by Saudi forces. It was captured with the three men on board, the other two escaped,” a statement from the ministry’s center for international communications said.

"The three captured members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard are now being questioned by Saudi authorities," it said, citing a Saudi official and added that the vessel was carrying explosives and intended to conduct a "terrorist act" in Saudi territorial waters.

The Saudi Press Agency also reported that the Saudi Navy fired warning shots at the two boats that managed to escape.

According to Reuters, on Saturday Iran's Tasnim news agency said that Saudi border guards had opened fire on an Iranian fishing boat in the Gulf on Friday, killing a fisherman. It said the boat was one of two Iranian boats fishing in the Gulf that had been pushed off course by waves.

The alleged attempt to carry out a terrorist attack on Saudi oil facilities takes place as tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia have steadily deteriorated, and follow a pari of suicide bombings and shootings in Tehran killed which killed 17 people in Tehran in the first week of June. Iran repeated accusations that Saudi Arabia funds Sunni Islamist militants, including Islamic State.

It the Saudi account of events is accurate, and if Iran is indeed preparing to take out Saudi oil infrastructure in retaliation or otherwise, the simmering cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran is about to get very hot.

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Haus-Targaryen's picture

Nothing is going to happen. 

NoDecaf's picture

Iranian terror attack on the Saudis...

I got a bridge for sale.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Crap article. There is no "Arabian Gulf" as shown on the fraudulous map.

Pinto Currency's picture

You can trust the Saudis.

They may behead their citizens but they would never lie.

Chupacabra-322's picture

"Quoting an “official source”, the Saudi SPA news agency said....."

You can't make this stuff up.

Fuck it! Of course you can.

Croesus's picture

I trust "official sources" about as much as I trust "anonymous sources".

BaBaBouy's picture

False Flag Smell in the Air...

Remember, Thump just did the Sword Two Step War Dance in Saud...

DocMims's picture

Ok. let me get this straight...Two of the perps 'escaped'.  In the middle of the freaken gulf?  They must have been able to hold their breath for quite a while, or outswim the Saudi boats.

besnook's picture

.....because when i want to make a secret attack on my enemy i roar to the scene with fast boats flying my flag because i want everyone to know who did it.

svayambhu108's picture

Saudi would loose to Iran with any hardware ... including laser pistols

luky luke's picture

IsraHell wagged the US which in turn wagged Saudi Arabia to claim FAKE TERROR.

Iran is still Israel's target.

BigJim's picture

Iran uses three boats flying Iranian flags to "blow up" some Saudi oilfields? The "brave" Saudi Navy intercept them, but two boats get away?

This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. This is weapons-grade dumb.

The deep state isn't even trying to make this shit look convincing anymore.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

A red and white flag?  That's not Iran. 

Maybe Japan or Poland.  Or the SWISS!

OverTheHedge's picture

Denmark. definitely Denmark.


"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark..."

Likstane's picture

Maple leaf...fucking canucks

Crash Overide's picture

John McCain was spotted in one of the two escaping boats.

Lumberjack's picture

John Kerry the other... had Greenpeace markings on it too...Al Gore was at the helm.

AllOfGood's picture

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pods's picture

I smell bullshit!

Of course Iran would allow it's super duper terroristy guys to get caught, with explosives.

This news is as fake as the map.


Lumberjack's picture

The Saudi's are idiots...Those were really  Israeli's disguised as lost Somali Pirates.

el buitre's picture

There are two reasons why I think the content of this article is crap.

1) It comes from Saudi official sources without any independent confirmation.

2) That the Saudi military repulsed an attack by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.  It couldn't repulse an angry mosquito.

Actually the only Saudi "natives" in their military are the fighter pilots.  The rest are mercenaries that they sweep off the floor of other countries.

Ms No's picture

This is my favorite part:

"The Saudi Press Agency also reported that the Saudi Navy fired warning shots at the two boats that managed to escape."

The US and everybody else would have been hunting for them with satellite and whatever else they had at their disposal.  There is a flotilla from hell out there trying to manage Qatar as it is and nobody is hiding anywhere.  What did they do use a Klingon cloaking device?  Must be the magic carpets again.


BetaGap's picture

Spawning major war...

3... 2... 1...

SWRichmond's picture

Gleiwitcz incident.  Definite false flag.  Iranians not this stupid.

This report is as scary as congressional baseball shooting.  It is a short term prelude to all out war.

el buitre's picture

The satanic banksters are getting nervous because time’s running short and the jaws of the pliers are closing on their nuts.  They are not supposed to attack and invade Iran before Syria is in the bag and a Rothschild central bank is in place there like they did in Libya.  Augurs poorly for them as they suck at innovation.

NAV's picture

If Russia attacks us, Trump might clamp down with martial law. There is one consolation, however; if he’s removed from office it might keep us out of war. I’ve also been expecting him to hit North Korea.

It’s hard to predict what the end will be.

Our job at this point, IMO, is to identify from where this push for world war is coming, which is the international bankers. One good result of this is that we might get rid of the bankers who are running this government.

The Left hasn’t won anything, yet. At the moment all that it is doing is abusing people. They and the Neocons (former Trotskyites) really want world government but they haven’t as yet achieved it. The closest they’ve come was when Bush invaded Iraq and all countries in agreement with the invasion joined in, even to wearing the same uniform.

Frighteningly, the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia was a banker-backed war, starting with Leon Trotsky’s $20 million contribution from banker Jacob Schiff to overthrow theTsar.  According to Schiff’s grandson, Schiff, a long associate of the Rothschilds, financed the Communist Revolution in Russia.

Others purportedly playing a financial part in the revolution, according to David Rivera’s book Final Warning on the master plan for world domination (1994), were Sir George Buchanan, the Warburgs, the Rockefellers, the partners of J.P. Morgan, Olaf Aschberg of the Nye Bank of Stockholm, The Rhine Westphalian Syndicate, as well as William Boyce Thompson and Albert H. Wiggin of Chase National Bank, and Trotsky's father-in-law.

Snout the First's picture

The Saudis insist on calling the Persian Gulf the "Arabian Gulf".

Koba the Dread's picture

Just like the English insist on calling la Manche, the English Channel.

el buitre's picture

They probably insist on calling the biblical "crime of Onan" the Gulf of Oman.

dumluk's picture

Can you maybe learn to read better? Where do you see Arabian Gulf? Mixed up English in any case....You would think ZH would have better proof readers.......

Captain Chlamydia's picture

You would think ZH would have better proof readers.......


No they do not. In fact, and English is not my native tongue, 94% of the ZH articles has at least one, but many times many more, faults. 

Maybe it's 89% or 99%, anyway, Tyler does not use Word....

any_mouse's picture

I think it is a way to trace copy and paste to other sites.

Or they do not give a rat's ass.

It has been this way for a long time.

The_Juggernaut's picture

"You would think ZH would have better proof readers......."

I agree, but then again I'm sure their English is a lot better than my Russian.

OverTheHedge's picture

Quite often, Tyler doesn't seem to use English, at least not as we know it, but we don't hold it against him.

(Have you seen the quality of the comments?!)

Ms No's picture

On this page alone their are six articles that Tylers produced.  To my knowledge there are only two of them now.  I can spew out articles like that, can you?  Normally I don't care if people throw shit at Tylers because it's the name of the fight club game but as frantic as the news cycle is I worry that they never sleep and if they get too run down they might sell to Megyn Kelly.  I have seen a couple spots where they indicate or allude to the fact that the workload is getting heavy.  So if there is a couple misspellings no biggie.


Shemp 4 Victory's picture


Can you maybe learn to read better? Where do you see Arabian Gulf?

Ahh, funny - I see the map image has been changed from the one originally appearing in the article, and a quick search-replace edit was done to change 'Arabian Gulf' to 'Persian Gulf'.

If you look at the article's source, though, it still says "The Saudi Royal Navy has thwarted an attempted terrorist attack on a major offshore oilfield in the Arabian Gulf, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on Monday."

Even funnier is that the Reuters article about the Saudis firing on an Iranian fishing boat doesn't give a name to this gulf at all. It only gives the location as "the Gulf".

Koba the Dread's picture

The heading of the map says Arabian Gulf.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Understanding your illness is the first step to recovery.

thisandthat's picture

"Look at me, do I look like a liar to you?"

HRClinton's picture

When did the PERSIAN Gulf become the ARABIAN Gulf?

Trucker Glock's picture

Pretty stiff sanctions.  "We're taking your name off the gulf.  Take that!"

1stepcloser's picture

name change? it's the mandella effect.