The Situation Room: No One Is Moving On from Last Week's Air Strike
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The Situation Room: No One Is Moving On from Last Week’s Air Strike

by | published January 6th, 2020

Last week, my meetings abroad were heavily derailed by the U.S. air strike that killed Iranian Quds commander Qasem Soleimani.

As a result, this week’s focus points all flow from the events that followed.

I am back in the States as of yesterday, but that means I’ll be focusing on the following situations long-distance.

Geopolitics are rarely as explosive as they are now.

Let’s begin.

1. Iranian Reprisals

Qasem Soleimani was an Iranian national hero, and he has now been designated as a martyr.

Thousands attended his funeral, and many attendees were heard chanting “Death to America.”

Following the killing, I am assessing several intel directions offered by my global contact network on the likely targets for Iranian reprisal attacks. In addition to that, I will be looking at the impact any reprisals will have on the energy markets.

These include energy production, transport, and distribution systems vulnerable to cyber-attack.

 

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2. Oil Prices Rise

Immediately following the attack on Soleimani, oil prices leaped upward by about 4%, with West Texas Intermediate (WTI) hitting 63%, and Brent brushing 69%.

Things have settled a bit, but both oil benchmarks are hitting highs not seen since the September attacks on Saudi Arabian oil assets.

With the relative stabling of oil prices, I will be examining this emerging rise in crude oil pricing floors as this Persian Gulf crisis intensifies.

Sincerely,

Kent

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  1. John
    January 7th, 2020 at 00:50 | #1

    Hello I am in the oil and gas industry the company I work for manufactures flow measurement instrumentation. Currently we pretty slow in bookings. Do you think this strike against Iran will Spark Yo domestic Oil production.

    Thanks

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