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pwaldo
12-30-2011, 07:50 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/us-warns-iran-against-closing-hormuz-oil-route-173312409.html


The U.S. warned Iran Wednesday that it will not tolerate any disruption of naval traffic through the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran's navy chief said the Islamic Republic is capable of closing the vital oil route if the West imposes new sanctions targeting Tehran's oil exports.

Iran's Adm. Habibollah Sayyari told state-run Press TV that closing the strait, which is the only sea outlet for the crucial oil fields in and around the Persian Gulf, "is very easy" for his country's naval forces.

It was the second such warning by Iran in two days, reflecting Tehran's concern that the West is about to impose new sanctions that could hit the country's biggest source of revenue, its oil sector. On Tuesday, Vice President Mohamed Reza Rahimi threatened to close the strait if the West imposes such sanctions.

In response, the Bahrain-based U.S. 5th Fleet's spokeswoman warned that any disruption at the strait "will not be tolerated."

The spokeswoman, Lt. Rebecca Rebarich, said the U.S. Navy is "always ready to counter malevolent actions to ensure freedom of navigation."

With concern growing over a possible drop-off in Iranian oil supplies if sanctions are imposed, a senior Saudi oil official said Gulf Arab nations are ready to offset any loss of Iranian crude.

habsheaven
12-30-2011, 08:20 PM
The US should do whatever it takes diplomatically to say "I dare you" and then call their bluff. Iran is long overdue for a bloody nose.

tsjct
12-31-2011, 11:55 AM
Higher oil prices I LOVE IT!!

theonedru
01-01-2012, 12:24 PM
The USA should leave well enough alone before they stick their nose into a fight they cannot afford to fight. I fro one am getting sick of Americas arrogant outlook towards the world and the high horse it likes to sit on when America is just as horrible a nation ans those it looks down upon.

beachboy22
01-01-2012, 02:13 PM
Well please leave this country then good sir if it's so horrible! We won't miss you! Go and live in Iran or Iraq And please tell me how it is to live over there! And how America is just as horrible as those countries

duane1969
01-01-2012, 04:49 PM
The USA should leave well enough alone before they stick their nose into a fight they cannot afford to fight. I fro one am getting sick of Americas arrogant outlook towards the world and the high horse it likes to sit on when America is just as horrible a nation ans those it looks down upon.

What Iran is threatening to do is not something that only will impact the United States. If they close Hormuz then the entire world will suffer and it could cause a global economic collapse.

Iran's position of "Let us make nuclear weapons or we will threaten the world economy" is not something that anybody should be minding their own business on.

Stone Dude
01-01-2012, 05:56 PM
the people in charge of Iran are stubborn and are going to get themselves in a pickle. <br />
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at the same time, we need to tighten our belt here and stop sticking our noses in everything. <br />
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habsheaven
01-01-2012, 06:35 PM
What Iran is threatening to do is not something that only will impact the United States. If they close Hormuz then the entire world will suffer and it could cause a global economic collapse.

Iran's position of "Let us make nuclear weapons or we will threaten the world economy" is not something that anybody should be minding their own business on.

Yes, this is a fight the US cannot stay out of. It's too damn important.

mrveggieman
01-02-2012, 07:09 PM
the usa should leave well enough alone before they stick their nose into a fight they cannot afford to fight. I fro one am getting sick of americas arrogant outlook towards the world and the high horse it likes to sit on when america is just as horrible a nation ans those it looks down upon.

church!!!