What I particularly like about this article is that it is an illustration of journalism that recognizes the reality of the behind the scenes "Masters of the Universe" otherwise known as the behind-the-scenes capitalist puppeteers such as the Rockefeller clan, the banksters, the Bill Gates, the Henry Kissingers, the George Soroses of the world, who manage their Empire with often devastating consequence for the rest of us. This is in sharp contrast to other journalists who like to focus our attention on puppet shows such as the current US election campaigns.
Although Escobar has been "road-tested" and proven to be an excellent journalist in service of the truth, he is not clairvoyant. Of course, nobody is. In this article he speculates (using excellent references) on the outcome of Saudi machinations that are destabilizing oil markets and having major impacts on the world economy.
Moscow and Tehran are very much on it. The logic behind crashing markets, creating a recession and a depression – from the point of view of the Masters of the Universe above the lame duck President of the United States — is to engineer a major slow down, cripple buying patterns, decrease oil and natural gas consumption, and point Russia on a road to ruin. Besides, the ultra low oil price also translates into a sort of ersatz sanction on Iran.