This is coolbert:
Intel = intelligence.
Here with everything you always wanted to know about the attack on the Saudi petroleum installations.
That attack more elaborate than originally thought. Houthi Yemeni rebels not to blame. Cruise missiles AND drones both employed. The former as launched from Iranian territory.
Thanks slightly belatedly to a current edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter:
1. "US intel suspects Iranian cruise missiles hit Saudi oil facilities from Iraq"
"US intelligence experts, studying the major attack on key Saudi oil facilities on Saturday, Sept. 14, have found that cruise missiles, not just drones, were used and they were launched from a pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiite militia base, despite Baghdad’s denials."
ATTACK ON THE SAUDI PETROLEUM INSTALLATIONS BY CRUISE MISSILES AND DRONES BOTHE.
2. "Cruise missiles shot against Saudi oil S. Iran, drones from W. Iraq"
"Iran’s attack on major Saudi oil infrastructure came from two locations, hence the confusion . . . Summer [Soumar] cruise missiles were fired from southern Iran and Avail 2 [Ababil-2/Qasef-1] armed drones from Anbar in western Iraq. This was the initial conclusion reached in the unfolding probes by US and Saudi intelligence into Saturday’s devastating attack on the big Saudi oil refinery at Abqaiq and the Kurais oil field. Our sources add that the Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, which staged the attack, fired altogether 17 missiles and drones, of which 12 missiles achieved direct hits on their targets and five drones missed."
3. "US official to ABC: Iran attacked Saudis from its territory. Trump holds fire"
"Iran launched nearly a dozen cruise missiles and more than 20 drones from its territory in the attack on key Saudi oil facilities in Saturday, a senior Trump administration official told ABC News on Sunday night. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the assault, but the senior US official said that was false."
4. "The US identifies source locations of Iran attack on Saudi oil"
"CBS reports that the US has identified the exact locations from which more than 20 drones and cruise missiles were launched against Saudi oil facilities on Saturday. The locations are in southern Iran at the northern end of the Persian Gulf . . . the cruise missiles were fired from the southern Iranian province of Khuzestan."
UNDENIABLY AN ACT OF WAR! ATTACK ON THE SAUDI PETROLEUM INSTALLATIONS A CASUS BELLI! RESPONSE OF A RETALIATORY NATURE OR WORSE ALMOST MANDATED?