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Former US diplomat says Saudi Arabia has ‘a great deal of explaining to do’ on how its facilities got attacked

Aaron Ross

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It has now become global news that Saudi Arabia oil facilities were attacked last week. For one, the news is big because the facilities of the Kingdom were attacked which is big. On the other hand, it is said that the 10% oil supply of the world comes from the Saudi Aramco facility where the drone attacks took place. Now, Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of carrying out the drone attacks which were systematic as well as well-planned. Also, most of the reports say that this was a terrorist attack.

While it is assumed that Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with these attacks and they are the victims here, former US diplomat questions the kingdom as well. Former US diplomat Gary Grappo says that Saudi Arabia has done a huge spending last year on their arms. Grappo says that “I think the Saudi leadership has a great deal of explaining to do that a country that ranks third in terms of total defence spending … was not able to defend its most critical, and I can’t underscore that enough, its most critical oil facility from these kinds of attacks,”.

He also adds that Saudi Arabia spent an estimated $67.6 billion on arms in 2018. Also, it is one of the largest oil exporters in the world and yet it could not defend itself against the attacks is questionable. He also mentions that “It’s a bit alarming that these folks got through … they were exquisitely precise, they knew exactly what to hit, they hit it perfectly,”

While the US diplomat does not say it, we believe that he is also questioning the Saudi Arabia leadership and their intentions behind the attack. He is hinting that this could be a planned attack by insiders in Saudi Arabia as well. There have been reports previously that Saudi Arabia wanted to increase the prices of its oil to go up in the global markets which were going down for a long time. With these attacks, the price of oil, as well as the demand, have both gone up considerably as well.

Aaron is a digital marketer who has helped many startups in building their brand identity and advancing their business through his pro internet marketing strategies. Also, he likes to use his great writing skills to curate blogs and keep his followers updated on e-commerce trends, multichannel commerce, and online business strategies. You can reach him at aaronross76@gmail.com

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