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Half of Saudi oil output offline after drone strikes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SlugSlinger, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Snattlerake

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    I seem to remember France has ignored a few of our endeavors to deal with other countries. Iraq was one. Weren't the French supplying parts and smarts for Iraq's nuclear program? Didn't we find French weapons used against us during our skirmish with them?

    Am I remembering this correctly?
     
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    Yes you are and France is ignoring the oil embargo as well.
     
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    That agreement made with Arabia during Nixon's presidency, is it done now?
    I don't think so.
    Matter of fact I suspect that the plan to end it has been derailed by the current president.
    Don't know that for fact but it sho' is looking that way.
     
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    They have a consistent tendency to do that. Just prior to the Iraq Invasion, they had to replace all the sat phones issued to the CO’s and up as it was discovered France had leaked the encryption key to Iraq. At least that was the keep it simple explanation given to us at the time.
     
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    What agreement was that?
     
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    Gas is going to go up I'm pretty sure. Its $2.21 as of friday morning.
     
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    Okay folks, to understand what is going on, look at a map of the area.

    Saudi Arabia (SA) is bordered on the east by the Persian Gulf. On the other side of that Gulf is Iran (the Persians).
    To avoid the problems of shipping all that Saudi oil out through the straits that Iran owns, SA spent years, and massive amounts of cash, to build pipelines west across SA , to access the Red Sea. They ship oil out of ports on the west side of SA.

    Now, to the South of SA is Yemen. It pretty much controls the Eastern side of the southern outlet from the Red Sea.
    The problem is that Yemen doesn't really have a functioning national gov't. If the "rebels" (which in reality are wholly owned subsidiaries of Iran) can occupy the western end of Yemen, it can control the Red Sea.

    What is happening here, is that Iran is attempting to completely bottle up the shipment of Saudi oil.

    Iran desperately needs cash, and they know that if China (currently the largest purchaser of SA oil) can't get oil from one place, it will get it from another.

    Iran has the excess capacity to service Chinese needs.

    It's a well planned play to control the Middle East, via oil sales.
     
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