It seems that despite the legal shenanigans in a US-court the Grace-1 tanker has been released.
The Supreme Court in the British territory of Gibraltar has approved the release of an Iranian oil tanker that was seized last month by the United Kingdom, despite last-minute efforts by the United States to halt its release.
Clown Prince MBS
It seems that the clown prince has also been outsmarted by the Houthis and their Iranian allies. He may be called Mohammad bin Salman (son of Solomon) he is not. Solomon was wise enough to propose cutting a baby in half to ascertain the true mother. The clown prince ain’t no Solomon even though he wants to cut people up with a bone saw.
This is what Tom Luongo has to say;
The Houthis attacked the Shaybah oilfield and refinery complex which produces more than 1 million barrels of oil per day. This is a direct attack on the Saudis’ ability to function as a somewhat sustainable economic and political power.
Apparently, the Houthis now make their own drones with help from Iran (who learnt a lot from the US drones that they shot down). These drones are not sophisticated and probably per-programmed but they fly 1,000 km and hit the target (oil infrastructure). Saudi is already struggling with a deficit and this will make things worse. Looks like they will be forced to talk peace (and postpone fantasy land neom) – serves them right for picking on their neighbor.
The Saudis have already lost so much in their botched attempt to overthrow Bashar al-Assad in Syria, the blockade of Qatar and to force a political realignment in Lebanon. None of Mohammed bin Salman’s strong arm tactics have succeeded in doing anything other than alienate more members of the Gulf Cooperation Council and put his benefactors in Washington in very hot water, politically.