Precisely. This was a very thoroughly thought out operation. They most likely did series of extensive cost benefit analysis and risk assessment analysis and had oil and gas experts select the right targets to meet their mission criteria. They knew exactly what to hit, how to hit, and how strong to hit while keeping human casualties to zero. They likely tweaked the explosives amount to ensure the right amount of damage is delivered and not a bit more.I have not heard it will be 6 months, I heard weeks.
Certain areas of the terminal, for example the area where hydrogen sulfide is removed from the oil (a critical step as refineries cannot accept Saudi oil if it has this corrosive chemical in it) was hit critically but not castrophically according to reports. Meaning it would be offline for a period of time, but not so long so that would justify a counter attack.
Another was the tanks, they were penetrated but the damage was not enough to cause the entire tank to be obliterated.
Iran’s attack was a message to the world protecting tankers in PG is useless as Iran can easily reduce oil production all across Middle East if it so chooses. It’s making good on it’s threats.
Iran’s goal wasn’t to destroy abqaiq or cause such massive damage that the US/Saudi arabia would be pressured to attack iranian oil facilities.
You have to learn to read the geopolitical chess game instead of being narrow minded and thinking everything US says is lies and Everything Iran says is truth. In end, take what everyone says with a grain salt, but move forward assuming it’s true till it’s not.