Why the Saudis' Military Could Not Protect the Kingdom from the Drone Attacks on Its Oil Production Facilities

Since May 2017, Donald Trump & Co. has provided Saudi Arabia with some one hundred billion dollars in military aid.


That included money to protect the Kingdom with cybersecurity technology.


But that technology did not protect Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and his princely relatives from the September 14 drone attack which temporarily disabled the Saudis’ most important oil production facility, from someplace outside Saudi Arabia.


So our chief international correspondent and associate solitary reporter Larry Theis, who is fluent in Arabic, asked the Crown Prince why his military flunked in protecting the Saudis’ most important asset.


So MbS told him, “Larry, sorry about that, but I took all Trump’s military aid money to get Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed and to pretend to prosecute his killers. That was a very expensive operation,  and there was no money left over to protect our oilfields."


MbS continued by telling Theis that he’s likely to go after the “partisan” (Trump’s word) whistleblower inside the USA’s Intelligence Community.