By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
Saturday’s drone attack on the Shayba oil installations in retaliation for unabated Saudi state terrorism in Yemen, was so devastating that after the usual denials by the regime in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister in a bid to solicit more US and western support for the crimes against humanity of his British-created country, said in a shaky tone: "The target of this attack is the safety of global oil supply, not just the kingdom; it constitutes a threat to the global economy.”
It is obvious Khalid al-Falih’s claim is nothing but exaggeration when he calls the massive fire that engulfed the vital hydrocarbon complex "as a threat to global economy”. And contrary to Falih’s false claims the highly successful aerial attack was neither an act of ‘terror’ nor ‘sabotage’
Nothing will happen to the world’s economy even if all of ARAMCO’s drilling, storage, and supply installations are destroyed, with no export of dirt-cheap crude anymore from Saudi Arabia.
In the eventuality of the collapse and disintegration of the cultish fiefdom that London established for its salaried servant, the desert brigand of Najd, Abdul-Aziz in 1932, in addition to freedom for the people of Arabia from nearly nine decades of the Wahhabi reign of terror, oil would reach its real price ending the heavily subsidized rates imposed by the West.
Shaybah on the northern edge of the Rub al-Khali (Empty Quarter) Desert is a super-giant oil field located about 10 km from the borders of Abu Dhabi, the principal sheikhdom of the 7-nation United Arab Emirates (UAE) – until recently an accomplice of Saudi Arabia in the four-and-a-half year long war against the people of Yemen, before parting ways and ordering its proxies to seize the vital port city of Aden from the Riyadh-supported remnants of the regime of the fugitive from justice Mansour Hadi.
This means, the well-planned and decisive attack by a squadron of ten drones zooming on their target deep inside the aggressor state over a thousand kilometers from the Yemeni border, was a strategic move by the legal government based in Sana’a, and once again proved the indomitable nature of the popular Ansarallah Movement.
"We promise the Saudi regime and the powers of aggression bigger and wider operations if the aggression continues,” said Yemen’s military spokesman, as quoted by al-Masirah TV.
According to observers, whatever the defenders of Yemen’s sovereignty and territorial integrity have said in their statements, have proven to be true and confirms the range and power of their rapidly improving indigenous defence capabilities in the face of the sophisticated weapons of terror supplied by the US, Britain, and France to the aggressors.
Moreover, the Ansarallah have always maintained that they are ready to end the current crisis through talks among all the political, tribal, and religious groups of the country, without the involvement of outside parties, for the sake of preserving Yemen as a single and undivided state, which has bitter memories of the periodic massacres unleashed on the Yemenis by the Wahhabis ever since the massacre of at least five thousand Yemeni Hajj pilgrims in 1923 by Abdul-Aziz – two years before his bloodied seizure of Hijaz the Land of Revelation and desecration of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
The Yemeni people have also not forgotten the Saudi occupation with British help since 1934 of their northern provinces of Najran, Aseer, and Jizan, which are regularly targeted by the Ansarallah, whose separate drone and missile operations incidentally on Saturday destroyed the airport control tower of Abha airport.
As could be crystal clear to any impartial observer, Saudi Arabia, especially its de facto ruler, the self-imposed Heir Apparent Mohamed bin Salman (MBS), are clearly ensnared in the trap of their own making.
Unfortunately, with wisdom missing from the harebrained heads of the Riyadh regime, the almost five-year long war may continue to claim its growing casualty toll, whether of the poor, besieged, and starving people of Yemen or of the Saudis, who in addition to having lost almost five thousand soldiers besides the wounding of more than twenty thousand others, will witness the descent of more missiles and deadly drones on their industrial/defence centres.