This is coolbert:
RETALIATION YES BUT NOT A GENERAL WAR?
Once more and again in the slightly belated manner from the DEBKAfile newsletter the military response [?] to the attack on the Saudi petroleum installations?
Saudi response in consonance with Israeli interests?
"First Israeli-Saudi air force collaboration for demolishing Iran’s Abu Kamal complex"
"The latest round of attacks on Iran’s military complex in Syria’s Abu Kamal region are a joint operation by the Israeli and Saudi air forces . . . [the] targets are the al Qods Brigades bases, command centers, missile and ammo stores Iran has set up close to the Iraqi border, as well as Iraqi Shiite militia and Lebanese Hizballah forces. An estimated 100 Iranian and militia combatants were reported killed in the joint operation and several hundred injured."
"Western military sources report that the 'unidentified' UAVs sighted lately flying over Iranian concentrations in Syria belong to Saudi Arabia. One was shot down on Thursday. Those sources add that the US is providing air cover, as well as running intelligence. This was part of President Donald Trump’s rationale when he decided to hold off from conducting a direct US military action in retaliation for Iran’s crippling missile-cum-drone assault on the Saudi oil procession plant at Abqaiq and the Kurais oilfield last Saturday. Trump appears to be waiting to see how the still ongoing Israeli-Saudi offensive against Iran turns out."
Almost a retaliation in kind. UAV versus UAV!
A PERFECT INSTANCE OF THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY FRIEND? PUT ASIDE ALL OUTSTANDING ISSUES, A MUCH GREATER TASK IS AT HAND?