Iranian Animation Shows Massive Missile Attack on Saudi Arabia

 

A group in Iran has uploaded an animation showing the destruction of Riyadh, oil fields, and military installations across Saudi Arabia. Originally posted on the Internet over the weekend, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) translated the video created by Fatemh a’Zahra. The animation group claimed it is in response “to the hallucinations and empty threats of the Saud clan” and that “the arm of vengeance of the Islamic world will emerge from the sleeve of the Yemenis.”

https://youtu.be/W0l7ODVK7l8

The video shows the GPS coordinates of Saudi Arabia’s Ghawar Oil Field, then shows missiles launched from Yemen destroying the Saudi Aramco facility and setting the area on fire. The sign for the facility bears a scimitar from which hangs an Israeli Star of David.

It also simulates attacks on Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, especially the Kingdom Center skyscraper, which the video labels “the Freemason tower.”

Then the animation shows missiles striking the Saudis’ main air force installation. The sign for the King Khalid air base has an image of a grasshopper on it, though the significance isn’t explained. The only link to this symbolism I found was a mention by American Muslim writer, Sulayman S. Nyang:

The grasshopper Muslim is a cultural Muslim who embraces completely — emotionally and intellectually — the philosophy of secular humanism and is willing to dissolve into the American ocean of names and faces, into a melting pot defined strictly in nonreligious terms.

The air base was built by the US Army and US Air Force and housed American military aircraft during the Gulf War. Stealth bombers are shown being destroyed by Iranian missiles. The final animated destruction is that of the Saudi’s so-called “peace shield” air defense system.

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  1. Pilli Inactive
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    Now they need to develop it as an X-box game.

    Side question:  Have the Saudis bought any nuclear weapons yet?  The Norks have them for sale I hear.  Delivery systems are extra.

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  2. Pilli Inactive
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    Serious question:  Assume the Saudis and Iran do get into a nuclear fight.  Also assume Israel manages to stay out and unscathed.

    What is the U.S. position?  Do we stand back and watch?  Can we do anything else?

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  3. Roberto Inactive
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    Syria, Yemen, Lebanon etc… eventually it will be quicker to list the  nations in the region, if any, where Iran and Saudi Arabia are not confronting each other.

    With sanctions ending it is difficult to imagine Iran will not become even more aggressive in asserting its influence in the region, something the Saudis surely know. I cannot imagine any scenario where the violence in the region does not escalate significantly.

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  4. Roberto Inactive
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    Pilli:Now they need to develop it as an X-box game.

    Side question: Have the Saudis bought any nuclear weapons yet? The Norks have them for sale I hear. Delivery systems are extra.

    If they were to purchase such weapons it would likely be through Pakistan. There are longstanding associations between the two nations in this area.

    A Saudi defense official on Tuesday dismissed as “speculation” a media report that Saudi Arabia is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons from Pakistan amid growing fears of a nuclear-armed Iran.

    The Sunday Times of London reported that the Saudis had “taken the ‘strategic decision’ to acquire ‘off-the-shelf’ atomic weapons from Pakistan,” citing unnamed senior American officials.

    On the other hand it would hardly be a giant leap to simply produce the weapons domestically.

    Did I mention that we just celebrated the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, Trinity? Seventy years. What other 70-year-old technology do we believe remains impossible for non-European countries to acquire, even after several have done so? You know what else was invented in the 1940s? Microwave ovens, solid-body electric guitars, and the Slinky.

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  5. Zafar Member
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    Does Russia support Iran the way the US supports Saudi?  Because if so, then it’s just another iteration of superpower confrontation by proxy.

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  6. billy Inactive
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    Someone ought to give the Saudis the head’s up that their “Peace Shield” missile defense system seems to have a serious flaw.

    At least according to this video.

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  7. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    King Hussein of Jordan, who was given all of five minutes with Obama today, claims we are headed for a World War III.

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  8. Roberto Inactive
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    Zafar:Does Russia support Iran the way the US supports Saudi? Because if so, then it’s just another iteration of superpower confrontation by proxy.

    Let me be certain I understand you correctly.

    Are you asserting that the current hostilities between Saudi Arabia and Iran have little or nothing to do with the two nations domestic politics and religious rivalries but are instead being driven by the US and Russia? This is what you are claiming?

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  9. Manfred Arcane Inactive
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    Loved the video, thanks.

    Re #6 above, yes, did you notice none of the American-provided BMD systems were shown in operation.  In reality, almost all, if not all of those missiles would be pulverized in space (I know, I work these systems).  Followed then by any fixed installations in Yemen belonging to the perps, and if Iran had any fingerprints on the missile launches you could expect Kharg Island to get good and pummeled also.  Turns out all of Iran’s oil exports could be shut down in one attack sortie against Iranian oil distribution installations there.

    PS. FYI, there have been two separate incidences reported within the last year where SA engaged Yemeni missiles launched into Saudi Arabia and considered threatening with the Patriot interceptor system.  Final score: SA 2, Yemen 0.

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  10. Mark Wilson Member
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    Hence:

    Saudi Arabia is also beefing up its missile and air defenses. The Gulf country already has the Raytheon Co Patriot missile and air defense system, and was recently cleared to receive $5.4 billion in new PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed.

    Within a few years, Saudi Arabia is likely to buy Lockheed’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system to augment the Patriot system.

    And here’s how that works:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auBqlcu-pZA

    Iran isn’t the only country that can make videos.

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  11. Manfred Arcane Inactive
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    Mark Wilson:Hence:

    Saudi Arabia is also beefing up its missile and air defenses. The Gulf country already has the Raytheon Co Patriot missile and air defense system, and was recently cleared to receive $5.4 billion in new PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed.

    Within a few years, Saudi Arabia is likely to buy Lockheed’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system to augment the Patriot system.

    And here’s how that works:

    Iran isn’t the only country that can make videos.

    Awesome!  Thanks!

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  12. Zafar Member
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    Roberto:Are you asserting that the current hostilities between Saudi Arabia and Iran have little or nothing to do with the two nations domestic politics and religious rivalries but are instead being driven by the US and Russia? This is what you are claiming?

    I am wondering whether these two conflicts aren’t hitching a ride on each other.

    Meaning:

    If I was Iran and my Main Enemy (perhaps?) Saudi was being backed by the US, I might try and hook up with the US’ Main Enemy Russia and see if I could get an arrangement with them that helped me achieve my goals.

    And/or

    If I was Russia and my Main Enemy the US was backing Saudi in a conflict with Iran, I might give Iran a call and find out if we could come to an arrangement that we both found beneficial.

    States tend to do stuff like that, and these alliances can then take on a dynamic of their own.

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  13. Mark Wilson Member
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: The video shows the GPS coordinates of Saudi Arabia’s Ghawar Oil Field …

    Jon, don’t take this as a criticism.  There was no mention of the Global Positioning System (the constellation of satellites, network of ground control stations, and worldwide population of user receivers).  The text in the video was simple latitude and longitude, quantities which are as old as maps.  Who could have predicted that the hypermodern military acronym “GPS” would supplant the ancient terms “latitude” and “longitude” in everyday civilian language?

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  14. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    So what was “the Freemason Tower” thing about?

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  15. Misthiocracy Member
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    Clearly, this video proves that the US needs to restrict the export of the Unreal 4 game engine overseas before the Iranians realize that the graphics engine they’re using kinda sucks.

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