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    Re: Iran Has Ability to Block Strait of Hormuz, U.S. General Dempsey Tells CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Yes, next question.
    I've read that article and can't find anywhere he says "a few days". That's your assessment or do you have sources to back it up?
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    Re: Iran Has Ability to Block Strait of Hormuz, U.S. General Dempsey Tells CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I've read that article and can't find anywhere he says "a few days". That's your assessment or do you have sources to back it up?
    Try google. Or just keep guessing.

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    Re: Iran Has Ability to Block Strait of Hormuz, U.S. General Dempsey Tells CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Try google. Or just keep guessing.
    I knew it you're poking me for fun. Nice try

    Face the facts if it were such a cake walk even in the military's eyes they would've hit the nuke sites months if not years ago. They're letting it drag on because they have no great strategy that allows us to waste more resources and money on another stretched out ME conflict that could potentially spiral much worse than anything before. That whole area since the Arab Spring is a powder keg and all the major geopolitical players know it.
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    Re: Iran Has Ability to Block Strait of Hormuz, U.S. General Dempsey Tells CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's called an, "oil tanker".

    Kazakhstan utilizes the largest*oil tankers on the Caspian Sea****

    And the oil can be sent to Russia.
    Wow you really are thick, and completely ignored my post, I'm hurt. Yes Kazakhstan, that's Kazakhstan not Iran, uses some very large oil tankers on the Caspian Sea. However as your source makes quite clear, they are for moving Kazakh oil through the Caspian Sea. So what happens if Iran shuts down the straights? And suppose magically they can make their oil pipelines work in reverse, and the oil can be pumped to the Caspian Sea as opposed to from the sea? Does Kazakhstan just give up its tankers, and hence dramatically harm its own oil profits to allow Iran to play at its little game?

    And what about volume, do you know if all the pipelines and tankers in the Caspian Sea could handle the additional volume of all that Iranian oil? Can those Russian pipelines handle all their current load, PLUS that of Iran's? And if the answer is no, why do you think they'd not sell their own oil so Iran could sell its oil?

    Essentially what you're arguing is if you have two 5-ton trucks fully loaded, and one breaks down, you can simply place the load of the broken down truck onto the other truck. After all, its a 5-ton truck right?

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    Re: Iran Has Ability to Block Strait of Hormuz, U.S. General Dempsey Tells CBS

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    Sounds like it's time to open up domestic drilling.
    People who say this aren't good at math.
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    Re: Iran Has Ability to Block Strait of Hormuz, U.S. General Dempsey Tells CBS

    I have to say I'm disappointed with this topic, I was really looking forward to further pummeling adpst. I know its a "low motivation" to enjoy demonstrating clear superiority in knowledge and intelligent, at least in my opinion. And I do criticize others sometimes for arguing seemingly for no other reason than to put people down, especially when its clear thats more important to them than the actual topic, so call me a hypocrite too I can admit it.

    But I was reeeeaaaaly enjoying this one, this is my field of expertise, my kind of ****, and it ended too soon. I guess adpst had to fight the more important battle of defending the act of urinating on a corpse.

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    Re: Iran Has Ability to Block Strait of Hormuz, U.S. General Dempsey Tells CBS

    we are the 99%

    800 billion a year to kill 200 militants in afghanistan with drones?

    Come on ten years in Iraq to get one guy Saddam?

    everyone wants the wars stopped, we are liberals
    so cut the BS and go protest !


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    and jobs, not some fake terror plot against Trey Parker
    of South Park, to bolster their war machine

    turn off the neocon ass kissers
    the corp media of the 1%

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    Re: Iran Has Ability to Block Strait of Hormuz, U.S. General Dempsey Tells CBS

    Always knew I'm a 1 percenter. The above confirms it.

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    Re: Iran Has Ability to Block Strait of Hormuz, U.S. General Dempsey Tells CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I knew it you're poking me for fun. Nice try

    Face the facts if it were such a cake walk even in the military's eyes they would've hit the nuke sites months if not years ago. They're letting it drag on because they have no great strategy that allows us to waste more resources and money on another stretched out ME conflict that could potentially spiral much worse than anything before. That whole area since the Arab Spring is a powder keg and all the major geopolitical players know it.
    The US hasn't hit the nuke sites because it's far better if sanctions and diplomacy can do the job. Iran is already making noise about wanting to talk even if they're still taking a hard line (refusing to discuss processing uranium). It's a sign the sanctions - and the threat of worse ones - is having an effect. Best to give them time. The military option can work, but the US has already spent a lot of money on many ME military ops. If we can avoid further conflict and further costs, then we should.

    I don't believe strikes on nuclear facilities would spiral out of control. No invasion and no boots on the ground are necessary to cripple - if not utterly destroy - Iran's nuclear program. Even if Iran tries blocking the strait with minelayers, the merest hint of this would mean immediate strikes on the minelayers by carrier-borne aircraft. Two battle-groups are on hand for just such a contingency. Iran has no chance to block the strait.
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