“Yemen doesn’t produce a lot of oil, but there are reasons why oil markets would react to military action there. Why? Here’s the short answer,” this is the “lead” for an unnamed WSJ author shifting the blame for a war for profit. The story is bait, counter-intuitive and blurb-ish, but just enough to get Americans thinking in the right direction.
Running out of the last of the nation’s only saleable resource, the Saudi royalty have put their country into a mess, the potential for revolution there is acute, should the people discover the real predicament.
Yemen’s real treasure trove is actually situated in a shared region of the Red Sea, and offshore in the Sea of Aden. It should come as no surprise that companies like British Gas and even the United States Geological Survey [USGS] have been fully aware of vast oil and gas deposits offshore of Yemen for some time.