Ever since Donald Trump became US chief of staff and began to create diplomatic crises around the world, the question has arisen: how will he react if he faces a severe challenge that seems to require a military response?
It's happening now. The attacks against Saudi Arabia early Saturday morning, and reduced oil production in two, have us on the brink of a huge new Middle East conflict, a massive increase in oil prices and a global recession.
The administration blames Iran, and may well be right in that. It is highly unlikely that Houthi rebels in Yemen, who claimed responsibility for lighting the skies with Saudi Arabia's most important petroleum processing plant, had funds on their own to carry out such an operation.