Penny Mordaunt giving evidence before a select committee says she asked 5 times for a COBRA meeting about the situation in the Gulf before one was held...
pushes the oil price up though, doesn't it, just when they were announcing that they were cutting production.A handful of drones, that look as though they've been made of lego and bodge tape, cost the Saudis $300 million per day whilst the Abqaiq plant is offline...
That's pretty damned asymmetric.
Interesting read, thanks for the link.As General Riper USMC knew and demonstrated.
In 2002, the U.S. military tapped Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper to lead the red opposing forces of the most expensive, expansive military exercise in history. He was put in command of an inferior Middle Eastern-inspired military force. His mission was to go against the full might of the American armed...www.wearethemighty.com
Much to the annoyance of the USN.
Despite the weekend papers reporting that someone may or may not have farted at 3am Brent spiked 13% today alone. And was up 20% in the morning as all the shorts were forced to close.Ten days previously Russia and Saudi Arabia agree to cut oil production to keep prices high. They’re part of what’s called ‘OPEC plus’. Saudi and US sources have said they will make reserves available to keep the current levels going.
The Saudi’s have already said they will cover the loss with their stocks of an estimated 188 Bn barrels, with exports normally at 7Bn a day.
Obviously, Iran denies any involvement mentioning US assets are with the 2K range of their missiles.
Elsewhere, Iraq denies their territory where Iranian sponsored militias are prominent was used to launch the attacks. The UAE are awaiting the results of any investigation.
Lets be honest my nieces rainbow troop is better motivated trained and led than most Middle East organisations (civil or military)Plenty of oil around.
The Sauds will not want a direct fight with Iran.
Despite the equipment imbalance, the Iranians are vastly better led, trained and motivated than the Magic Kingdoms ‘meet General Achmed, the Princes cousin’ hobby army/air farce/Navy
Stena Bulk, the shipping company that operates the Stena Impero vessel, confirmed that the tanker was on the move and the company would comment further when it reaches international waters.
Iranian maritime officials said earlier that the tanker had been released from the port city of Bandar Abbas.
Stena Bulk's chief executive Erik Hanell said in a statement: "Families of crew members have been informed and the company is making arrangements for the repatriation of its valued seafarers."