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#441 JasonJ

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 0536 AM

Oh.. that's in the red sea this one.


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#442 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 0538 AM

Well, there is a lot of water in the world. They need to reflect on the idea that they can dominate the Gulf, but they arent even a bit player in the rest of the worlds oceans, as the Grace 1 fiasco and this one somewhat illustrates.

 

I suppose the most likely culpret is the Saudi's, it would be a nice payback for the attack on the oil refinery. Somewhat ballsy for them though.


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#443 Adam Peter

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 1400 PM

They have an ally there with a record of proven capability ...


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#444 Josh

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 2114 PM

The UAE is usually the puppet master and the place that handles the more subtle things the KSA is incapable of. MbS has nothing on MbZ.
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Posted 12 October 2019 - 2243 PM

Things just got a little more interesting now that the Saudis have realized they can hurt Iran and Iranians on their own. Planning for a return visit to downtown Ploesti may be in the works.
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#446 glenn239

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Posted Yesterday, 07:40 AM

Could be, but I think the safe money is on a Saudi-Iranian détente.  The Saudis were no doubt shocked at the reaction in the progressive West to the murder of Khashoggi, and then shocked again at Trump's reaction to the refinery attack.  They'll probably cool down the situation with Iran while building bridges to Russia and China.  On a related note, Putin is in the Kingdom seemingly pitching that exact message.  For the Iranian part, they're much better off reaching an accomodation with the Saudis than fighting them. 


Edited by glenn239, Yesterday, 07:41 AM.

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