It will be recalled that the US president did not mention Iran but wrote on Twitter handle that he had “reason to believe that we know the culprit” behind the series of attacks on the Abqaiq facility, which is the world’s largest petroleum processing plant.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2019
Speaking further Trump said “we pretty much already know” but that Washington still wanted more proof. “We want to find definitively who did this.”
“With all that being said, we’d certainly like to avoid” war, he said. “I don’t want war with anybody but we’re prepared more than anybody.”
Meanwhile, several people have described Trump as being torn between two political and character traits that are starting to define his foreign policy.
Here are tweets as follows
Going to war against Iran on behalf of Saudi Arabia — a non-treaty ally led by a murderous dictator who butchered a Washington Post journalist and has slaughtered millions of Yemenis but who “pays cash” at Trump properties — would corruptly betray our Constitution and our country
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) September 17, 2019
But the Saudi's own the entire 45th floor in Trump World Tower…
So of course he needs to confer with his tenants on what to do…
— Lynda_Ferg (@lynda_ferg) September 16, 2019
Trump is agitating for a war against #Iran based on a pack of lies, and in defense of Saudi Arabia, the very same brutal regime that massacres children in #Yemen, dismembers journalists, beheads and crucifies political dissidents, and funds terrorism worldwide.
Let that sink in.
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) September 16, 2019