Setting The Stage For War: US Air Force Says Missile Targeting Saudi Capital Was Iranian

Tyler Durden's picture

One day after Saudi Arabia and Kuwait ordered their citizens to evacuate Lebanon - a move many suggested telegraphed an imminent "military intervention" - the mainstream media has begun building the case for a new mid-east war, one which will involve Iran and Hezbollah (and potentially Russia, not to mention other Shia Muslims) on one hand, and Saudi Arabia and Israel on the other.

For that, it got help from the US Air Force today, and as AP reports this morning, "the ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels that targeted the Saudi capital was from Iran and bore “Iranian markings,” the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday." Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, who oversees the Air Forces Central Command in Qatar, made the comments at a news conference in Dubai. Predictably, Harrigian declined to offer any specifics on what type of missile they believed it was.

If the narrative sounds familiar, it's because it is: just as European terrorists conveniently commit suicide and always dutifully bring along their passports so they can be identified, so Iran always makes sure it leaves identifying marks when it illegally sells its weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

No really: after the Nov. 4 strike near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry said investigators examining the remains of the rocket found evidence proving “the role of Iranian regime in manufacturing them.” It did not elaborate what, though it also mentioned it found similar evidence after a July 22 missile launch. French President Emmanuel Macron similarly this week described the missile as “obviously” Iranian.


Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said in a statement Tuesday that the July launch involved an Iranian Qiam-1, a liquid-fueled, short-range Scud missile variant. Iran used a Qiam-1 in combat for the first time in June when it targeted Islamic State group militants in Syria over twin militant attacks in Tehran.

It was unclear what, exactly, constitutes "Iranian markings": perhaps a stamp on the side saying "this ballistic missile was made in Iran, if found please return to PO Box 666, Tehran."

A still image of the missile taken from a video distributed by Yemen's pro-Houthi
Al Masirah television station on November 5, 2017

To be sure, this was not the first time the rocket was "found" to be Iranian, and the news first emerged hours after the missile was miraculously intercepted by Saudi counter missiles, and then again earlier this week when U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said "information released by Saudi Arabia showed the missile fired in July was an Iranian Qiam, which she described as “a type of weapon that had not been present in Yemen before the conflict.”

Haley said that by providing weapons to the Houthis, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp‎s had violated two U.N. resolutions on Yemen and Iran. She said a missile shot down over Saudi Arabia on Saturday “may also be of Iranian origin.”


“We encourage the United Nations and international partners to take necessary action to hold the Iranian regime accountable for these violations,” Haley said. It was not immediately clear what action the United States was calling for.

The fact that the story of "Iran's missile" made the mainstream media for the third time in one week, is just another indication that this story is meant to remain fresh in the mind of the public, even though - as AP reported - there was no elaboration or evidence actually disclosed to the public. Just like when Russia hacked the American middle class to vote for Trump...

Trivial (lack of) details aside, Harrigian said authorities were investigating how the missile was smuggled into Yemen amid a Saudi-led coalition controlling the country’s airspace, ports and borders. What authorities will find is that Iran was in breach of a variety of embargos, and further violated the nuclear deal, giving the democratic western media just the right amount of justification to root for Saudi Arabia and Israel when the next war begins.

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Update: and then there's this:


and finally:


We'll soon find out if he is right.

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Youri Carma's picture

The car that hit my wife was American.

JoseyWalesTheOutlaw's picture

Air talking about the group that failed to enter the correct data on the shooter in Texas? That Air Force. Then agian this guy might have been from the AFA that jumped the shark over the nigger cadet and his magic marker. How did that workout for the AFA?  

PrivetHedge's picture

Funny that the US doesn't make a sound about the Israeli missiles they fire at Syrian government forces and civilians.

Or the missiles supplied to ISIS that are made in the US.

Mena Arkansas's picture

Sure glad we liberated iraq what with their role in 9/11 ... or was it WMD ... or Mushroom Clouds ... or who gives a fuck, LETS ROLL!!!

Been nothing but peace and prosperity in the region ever since. And thank god the war paid for itself.

Sky flyer's picture

Seems an opportune time to drop all those sealed federal indictments I’ve been reading about all week. The storm is coming. Watch trumps twitter for clues.

Joe A's picture

Perhaps they can dust of Colin "Powerpoint" Powell and George "Slam Dunk" Tenet to make a case in front of the UNSC. Just for show cause we all know that the US doesn't care what the UNSC says.

rejected's picture

They always get the numbers wrong.  It's 999 NOT 666 per Satan in movie "End of Days"

Number 9's picture

The offspring and descendants of the serpent (Satan) are called Kenites (which means sons of Cain; whom was the first murderer). These Kenites multiplied, and in the process of time four-thousand years later, went on to infiltrate the Hebrew peoples and distort the Hebrew religion of the Old Testament founding the religion of Judaism. It must be pointed out that all Hebrew peoples are not Jews! The term "Jew" is a religious moniker not a national identity as alleged.

but, it is the destiny of the kenites to destroy the goyim. this  is their reason for being and are from their father the devil,,aka Satan..aka the the offspring are reptilians.

this is why they have no problem cutting out the goyim's livers and selling them on the black market.

furthermore the kenites are also the makers of the weapons of war from the days of david..

PrivetHedge's picture

The khazars are not following Judaism, if they were they'd obey the Siniac Covenant.

They are following the Talmud and breaking every Judaic law in the process.

Number 9's picture
"Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds"



J. Robert Oppenheimer

so called jew...

watch the vid, look at his lifeless eyes..


Volkodav's picture

        Judaism is nothing to do with Scripture

        it's not there


bsdetector's picture

BS, I don't believe it!

coast1's picture

I dont either...It was be a stupid thing to do by Iran and they are not stupid..Always remember, who benefits?  Who benefits from this news?   Who benefitted from 911?  silverstein? MIC?  certainly not the middle east.

Mena Arkansas's picture

9/11? That would be israel.

“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East

coast1's picture

MIC, israel, same thing really

Akzed's picture

Haley said that by providing weapons to the Houthis, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp‎s had violated two U.N. resolutions on Yemen and Iran.

How many UN resolutions has "Israel" thumbed its nose at? What about its rejection of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty? Oh nevermind, doesn't count.

mog's picture

UN Resolutions?

So when is Israel handing back the Golan to Syria.

Or will they come and get it...

With Iran, Hezbollah and Russia tagging along?

yellowsub's picture

UN resolutions can only be used against those countries who can't defend themselves.


Consuelo's picture



The key question:


Is the entertainment media-consuming public-at-large gullible enough to keep feeding at this trough of swill...?

Solio's picture

Organ harvest from herded survivors some think.

john milton's picture

Did patriot missile really intercepted it? Russian s-400 would have taken a ride with it and delivered it back to sender..

DEMIZEN's picture

brilliant plan isisrael. do they really believe they have the numbers to take lebanon and hezbollah after blowing a trillion on a toilet bowl army coop with saud? 

kidnapping hariri was fucking brilliant, now what?  

FredGSanford.'s picture

Wolf ticket. There will be no war with Iran.

DEMIZEN's picture

thats right. same goes for NK. kabuki. petitions. speaches. protest notes. sanctions. security council meetings. dinners. 6 party negotiations. summits. referenda. shitshows.

css1971's picture

America sells missiles too


Does this mean when Saudi fires one, America is to blame?

yellowsub's picture

They don't get blamed when they fire it themselves on civilian targets...

CRM114's picture

There's difference between selling them in wartime and peacetime.

You will recall the Falklands as an example with respect to missile supplies to both sides. 

Essentially, is the end use a certainty?

Also, if a customer then proves to start unjust wars, then continuing to supply is also morally bankrupt.

ShakenNotStirred's picture

Now I get why the ZH writers keep anonymous: in that way these faggots can spew rubbish without any other proof that their own sentences. No wondering about some in the the forum either. Shit attracts flies after all.

TeaClipper's picture

If you have an argument that disputes the story above then lets hear it. What you posted is not an argument, so I will wait for your reply. As for the shit attracts flies statement, here let me hold up the mirror for you.

ShakenNotStirred's picture

Here it is: ZH talks like the Mullahs are innocent babies. To pretend that is outrageous that the missile is Iranian when the long history since 1979 proves that the missile is very likely Iranian is to insult the intelligence of any reasonably thinking reader.

If the missile was not Iranian or Houti, that would be called "false flag", but the trick didn't work and to make the fake news this time was more difficult than usual.

ZH is no different than CNN.


rejected's picture

Sentence structure of a proud grad from Baltimore High!

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Let The Games Begin! (... now that the commission for arranging the "confiscated" Saudi $800Billion is safely in Kushner's Bank Acct)

JibjeResearch's picture

The US leaders (any mother fuckers that want war) better not send in troops..

They need to go fight themselves (any mother fuckers that want war) if they are dick hard about the ME.



Lost in translation's picture

Draft starts shortly after 2020 Election.

You heard it here, first.

serotonindumptruck's picture

And all the rich kids will receive medical deferments and be exempt due to debilitating maladies such as ingrown toenails and bone spurs.

Only the poor kids will be drafted to die for israel.

Hulk's picture

Ah, reminds me of the first gulf war fake scud attack orchestrated by cnn.

I remember watching it well. Was puzzled by the locked down camera.

Truly, the united states of amnesia...

LightBulb18's picture

The ancestor of every single man, woman and child of all of Pakistan did not convert to islam because they believed it was the better religion. Perhaps.

Number 9's picture
ezekiel 38-39

gog magog..

now this is going to be a show


Akzed's picture

Fulfilled during the intertestamental period.

shovelhead's picture

Needs more snakes and banjos and an Elvis style microphone swinging preacher.

mog's picture

So how much does the US owe Serbia for bombing it back to the stoneage?

Slobodan Milosevic has been declared an innocent man by the ICTY and the Serbs innocent of mass graves and ehnic cleansing,

Come on Serbia - claim your billions.


w4mps's picture

Gee, why do I not believe that ?

w4mps's picture

It obviously came from North Korea. How dumb do they think we are?

Games Without Frontiers's picture

You can’t make this shit up. Oh wait, the US does it all the time.

AriusArmenian's picture

The same cast of morons is trying to get the US into another war on fake evidence.

They drool at the thought of more millions suffering and dying.

They are a plague on humanity that needs to be removed.