Whoever is attacking oil supplies in the Arabian Gulf is in for a world of hurt.
Now: who’s doing it?
Excerpted from an article at gulfnews.com:
Dubai: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih said on Tuesday that two oil pumping stations for the East-West pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones, calling the attack “an act of terrorism” that targeted global oil supplies.
Falih condemned the attacks in a statment saying: “The latest acts of terrorism and sabotage in the Arabian Gulf… not only target the Kingdom but also the security of oil supplies to the world and the global economy.”
“These attacks prove again that it is important for us to face terrorist entities, including the Houthi militias in Yemen that are backed by Iran,” he said.
Right now, all fingers seem to point to Iran – either directly or through one of its various supplicants in the area. But, so far as the public has been made aware, it is not known for sure that this is the case.
If it is true, though, the mullahs better get smart and stop this immediately. Because there will be a heavy, heavy price to pay.
And, in my opinion, if Iran thinks its hole card is an attack on Israel (i.e. “okay, we’ll forget about the oil attacks if they’re taking out Israel and those Jews”), they are egregiously underestimating both Israel’s ability to hit back…and the amount of Arab support – yes, Arab SUPPORT – Israel will have in a fight against Iran.
Simply stated, oil-rich gulf countries like Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Qatar know they have a lot more to fear from Iran than from Israel.
Let’s hope the above opinion is not put to the test.