The attack on Saudi oil facilities demonstrates how exposed US allies are in the Middle East, that's if it wasn't indeed a false flag attack by Israel which has recently carried out drone attacks in Iraq. Trump used the stick on Iran when the Middle East was relatively peaceful and he hasn't got anything more than military attacks now. Trump's offers of discussions have no credibility because Trump trashed previous agreements with Iran. Trump didn't respond to Iran's downing of a US drone because the UAE and Bahrain imposed on him not to attack because it would have destroyed their economy and made the Middle East a no-go zone for civilian aircraft. There would have been a mad chaotic scramble by expats to leave the Middle East if the US had attacked Iran. All the flights would have been in danger of missile strikes.