Greetings juan. It seems to me this is a Sunni versus Shia thing.. So far just posturing. Saudi Arabia has a new king, and it would seem the Saud family is making sure they keep power in their kingdom. I agree this is scary stuff with Iran broadening their influence.. In addendum, from a monetary point of view, Barrons had an article a few weeks ago strongly suggesting the possibility of oil reaching a bottom of 20 bucks/barrel at Brent prices. Iggy.