Radio Recap: Iran Directly Attacks Saudi Arabia. U.S. “Locked and Loaded” | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion

Verified

In breaking news, Iran directly attacked Saudi Arabia, and according to President Trump, the U.S. is “locked and loaded.”

On today’s Jay Sekulow Live, we discussed an attack Saturday on a Saudi oil facility, drastically affecting oil output. It was initially believed to be a drone attack by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. It has since come to light that this attack does not appear to have emanated out of Yemen. It appears to have come directly out of Iran.

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, Iran was the staging ground for these strikes:

American officials say intelligence indicates that Iran was the staging ground for a debilitating attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, and have shared the information with Saudi Arabia as both countries weigh retaliatory strikes, according to people familiar with the discussions.

President Trump immediately tweeted that the U.S. is prepared to take action in retaliation for this attack:

Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!

As I mentioned, President Trump is not a President who is looking for a war with Iran. But Iran has taken things to a new level, and we must reason in kind. Saudi Arabia is our ally. They allow us to have military bases on Saudi soil. And these attacks do affect the U.S. as well. They will have a detrimental impact on the global economy. Here at home we can expect the price of gas rising, affecting all working Americans.

As U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry put it, this was “a deliberate attack on the global economy and the global energy market.”

If Iran was behind these attacks, we cannot not just sit back and not respond. As Prof. Harry Hutchison pointed out, if there is no retaliation, Iran will likely continue and expand such attacks. Historically, Iran tends to cave when the west responds.

As Col. Wes Smith said on the show, sometimes, unfortunately, a show of military force is the only language Iran understands.

You can listen to the entire episode here.

Stop Iran. Defend Israel. Protect America.

Middle East  Signatures

LOGIN

Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.

$20
$40
$60
$120
$240
Make this a monthly tax-deductible gift.

As we aggressively fight to stop Iran, defend Israel, and protect America at the U.N. and on Capitol Hill, we urgently need your vital support.

Email Address is required.
First Name is required.
Last Name is required.
Credit Card Number is required.
Verification Code is required.
Expiration Month is required.
Expiration Year is required.
Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.
Encourage your friends to sign and donate by sharing this petition.
Latest in
Middle East

The Danger of Arming Iran and the Threat to Middle East Peace

By Wesley Smith1603461600000

Last Sunday the international arms embargo against Iran expired. When the United States sought to renew the ban on selling or transferring tanks, artillery, fighter planes, and other weapons to this rogue nation (still the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism), the measure was vetoed by...

read more

JSL - President Trump: ISIS Leader Died Like a Dog

By Jordan Sekulow1572295435533

Yesterday, President Trump announced that the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, died during a U.S. Special Forces raid over the weekend. Last night was a great night for the United States and for the world. A brutal killer, one who has caused so much hardship and death, has violently been...

read more

Radio Recap: Understanding the Conflict in Turkey

By Jay Sekulow1570654077324

There’s been a lot in the news over the last few days regarding the situation with Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live , we took our time to discuss the very interesting convergence of activity in Turkey. You have Turkey looking to take on Syria, specifically the Kurds in...

read more

Taliban Peace Deal was Not A Deal

By Wesley Smith1568152594036

President Trump decided over the weekend to cancel secret, direct talks with leaders of the Taliban, after yet another suicide bombing that killed another U.S. soldier. While the talks, scheduled for Camp David, were a secret—the efforts for a “peace deal” with the Taliban has been very public and...

read more