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    Strait of Hormuz standoff: Iran films US aircraft carrier

    By Raf Sanchez, Washington
    7:51PM GMT 29 Dec 2011


    The commander of Iran's navy said the reconnaissance mission was proof that his fleet had "control over the moves by foreign forces" but it was unclear what intelligence could be derived from the grainy video, which was played triumphantly on state television.

    Admiral Habibollah Sayyari's statement came as Iranian ships, helicopters and submarines continued a 10-day war game exercise designed to give credibility to the country's threat to close the Strait and choke off the world's oil supplies if the West moves ahead with sanctions.

    The drill is underway in international waters near the Strait and only a few hundred miles from America's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet. The US Navy has vowed to prevent any closure of the channel, through which 15 million barrels of oil pass every day.

    Strait of Hormuz standoff: Iran films US aircraft carrier - Telegraph


    So, my question here. If Iran tries to block the Straight, 1. is that an act of war? and 2. Would the US be justified in taking out Iran's navy, and possibly further action in Iran?


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    Re: Strait of Hormuz standoff: Iran films US aircraft carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So, my question here. If Iran tries to block the Straight, 1. is that an act of war? and 2. Would the US be justified in taking out Iran's navy, and possibly further action in Iran?


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    If Iran tries to block the international waters of the Strait of Hormuz, it would be an act of war. The U.S. would be justified in using such force as is necessary to clear and safeguard the Strait.

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    Re: Strait of Hormuz standoff: Iran films US aircraft carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    If Iran tries to block the international waters of the Strait of Hormuz, it would be an act of war. The U.S. would be justified in using such force as is necessary to clear and safeguard the Strait.
    Would it be just the US being called on, or do you see a more global response?


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    Re: Strait of Hormuz standoff: Iran films US aircraft carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Would it be just the US being called on, or do you see a more global response?
    Why would the Pitbull need or want the help of a bunch of Chihuaha's to fight its battles?

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    Re: Strait of Hormuz standoff: Iran films US aircraft carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Why would the Pitbull need or want the help of a bunch of Chihuaha's to fight its battles?
    Payment.


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    Re: Strait of Hormuz standoff: Iran films US aircraft carrier

    This just may be the excuse the civilized world needs to go in and give Iran the spanking this naughty nation deserves.

    But on the other hand, it also may be the catalyst that causes Russia and/or China to go to arms against the US. Which would then result in the gathering of allies. Which then could result in WW3. Which could then, possibly, cause this Islamic armegaddon the Islamists in Iran propagandize about. Which would pretty much be part of Iran's doomsday plan to begin with.

    They may be just playing us like a fiddle.

    Much to ponder.

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    Re: Strait of Hormuz standoff: Iran films US aircraft carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Why would the Pitbull need or want the help of a bunch of Chihuaha's to fight its battles?
    Why is it the pitbull's battle alone?
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    Re: Strait of Hormuz standoff: Iran films US aircraft carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Why is it the pitbull's battle alone?
    Not necessarily the Pitbull's battle alone, but it's easier to fight the battle when your supposed "allies" aren't always getting in the way rather than doing anything truly useful. Then again I'm not sure the US is really a Pitbull anymore. I doubt our current administration has the intestinal fortitude to fight a war all-out. Obviously the last one did not, nor have any since the end of WWII.

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    Re: Strait of Hormuz standoff: Iran films US aircraft carrier

    I would think this would be a battle for UN-nations forces instead of the US unilaterally. We don't need a repeat of the Iraqi invasion.

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    Re: Strait of Hormuz standoff: Iran films US aircraft carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So, my question here. If Iran tries to block the Straight, 1. is that an act of war? and 2. Would the US be justified in taking out Iran's navy, and possibly further action in Iran?


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