does not pose any security threat to any government and that he has broken all ties that have linked him to his charitable groups when he was operating out of the Philippines.
If this continues, you'll have demand outstripping supply over the next five years by a wide margin.
It really doesn't matter to us. We can sell our oil anywhere.
The events of today are another indication of how tight and impenetrable the existing Saudi security system is at main petroleum infrastructure around the country.
They have to convince people to actually take part in it and to show some sign of effort or interest in it.
A civil war may well be inevitable. Such a development would have the gravest implications for the entire region, especially Saudi Arabia, which shares its longest international borders with Iraq.
Unless you have a specialized force of a foreign army, such attacks are impossible to succeed.
They don't trust their army.
Iranian levers of influence include a broad network of informants, military and logistical support of armed groups, and social welfare campaigns.