Big hit on Saudi oil facilities - now
Tell that to China. They are the biggest abusers of all.
Maybe you would all rather China as your ruler.
oil will fill $60 gap imo
Usually little follow through in the history of such spikes.
was never a concern world has 1 trillion barrels in SPR around the world
Yeh agree Krueger. But that could still mean made in China,
You can go to Aldi and buy a packet of NZ fish Fillets ,all written in English then read the small print ......product of China ....packaged in NZ.....much the same as Motor parts cheap Chinese replicated parts.
China was the only Country smart enough to buy Millions and Millions of barrels of Oil from Iran since July this year....did they know this was coming.
Let’s hope these Tough New Sanctions are also against China from importing Oil out of Iran.
G day horse , i am curious has there been any recorded social dysfunction, marijuana overdose deaths , a higher road toll ,or fewer jobs since you guys adopted legalised dope nearly a year ago? I am surprised you Canadians are not the new public enemy number one and I cant work out why the Americans are not putting armed troops in place and building thousands of kilometres of fences to keep their children safe from degenerate dope smoking Canadians . I doubt very much that a politician like Bernie Sanders would have caused so many tensions around the world , Trumps America is one wild ride where no one ever speaks a single word of truth on any issues .
I`m not aware of any issues regarding marijuana/cannabis. And if there is, it must be minor.
I still prefer Trump over Sanders or the other idiot, Biden.
Trump lies a lot, that`s true (and disappointing) but so do all politicians. Don`t forget that unlike other presidents/politicians, Trump is being monitored by the media for every word he says. That unlike other presidents/politicians, the media goes to a great extent to dig in the past to see if Trump said something that contradicts any of his previous statements. My advise for Trump is to take it easy with his tweeter otherwise it may cost him the re-election. He is lucky that the democrats are challenging him with Sanders or Biden - he will have both of them for lunch and walk all the way back to the white house.
Knowing the Saudi military as well as I do....90% of the shmucks on duty.....were either asleep....or absent....I would expect some are now wishing they had their fingernails and toenails back.....
"The real question is who would have the most to gain from this attack."
A very good question Fuz.
Maybe we should look at it from the 'Saddam' perspective.
Perhaps its not a matter of gain, but of another perspective.
Trump seems to realise there are a lot of consequences to action, whether he resists the call will show a lot towards whether he really is what he represents himself to be.
I get the impression the Saudis are behind the scenes trying to goad him into attacking Iran.....and I imagine Trump is saying that's fine - but you assholes are going in first and hardest....It's your fking country - try fighting for it....The US will be happy to contribute all the air support and naval power you need.....
I still believe China has more to gain.....they have stockpiled Sanctioned Oil since July of well over 11 million Barrels.
Also it maybe the Saudis them selves who stand to gain the most.
Those Refineries were only working at about 5 to 15% capacity. And needed serious upgrades.
Maybe an insurance job.
And just maybe why the Saudis are begging the US not to have a full scale war with Iran.
Look at the upside for the Saudis.....higher Oil prices .....New rebuilt Refineries IMF sponsored....Heavier Sanctions on Iran.....win win win for the Saudis .
Sigh...the question was "who would have the most to gain from this attack".
i.e. who would have instigated it, or in other words, who would have carried it out to gain the most benefit.
Here's a tip.
It wasn't bloody China.
It could have been anyone in that local region, no matter what bs Pompeo or the Saudis come up with.
It could have actually been the Iranian's.
And yes it could have been the Saudis themselves under their morally dubious Crown Prince.
They have the most to gain from a war with Iran economically, religiously and strategically.
Maybe it was a "rogue" element in the Saudi armed forces...lol.
Meanwhile Trump is doing his usual good cop, bad cop routine, threatening "locked and loaded" hype one day and then the next day saying maybe it wasn't them.
He is worried about starting a war that may hurt his 2020 election chances...such is the shallowness of the man.