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Iran to close Strait of Hormuz?

Old Dec 12th 2011, 2:09 pm
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"If the world wants to make the region insecure, we will make the world insecure," says Sarvari
Sabre (or rather Shamshīr) rattling or threat, and if the Iranians do go ahead and close it, even for a short time, what will be the world's (read USA) response when all of Qatar's gas and most of Saudi's, Iraq's, Kuwait's and UAE's oil goes through there?

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Default Re: Iran to close Strait of Hormuz?

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what will be the world's (read USA)
Don't be naive..The list of countries who have been threatening Iran goes somewhat further than the USA.

But it would be very serious, and this I suspect is perhaps why it hasn't happened yet and won't until they can secure the straits without a doubt within a short time of attacking Iran. The hint may lie in their troop buildup.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/wo...pagewanted=all
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me thinks they saw this coming:

http://www.thenational.ae/business/e...z-is-completed
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Default Re: Iran to close Strait of Hormuz?

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Sabre (or rather Shamshīr) rattling or threat, and if the Iranians do go ahead and close it, even for a short time, what will be the world's (read USA) response when all of Qatar's gas and most of Saudi's, Iraq's, Kuwait's and UAE's oil goes through there?

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There is a reason the us navy has a base in the gulf and a carrier group in the Indian ocean
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And the Israeli's having a logistics support base in northern KSA and the French having a big military presence at Al Dafra.....
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And the Israeli's having a logistics support base in northern KSA and the French having a big military presence at Al Dafra.....
The who? I didn't see that first country on any maps in the bookstore in Abu Dhabi mall

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The who? I didn't see that first country on any maps in the bookstore in Abu Dhabi mall

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Yes, of course - it's known as another country which never existed either!
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