Last edited by Moot; 07-07-12 at 04:40 AM.
more sabre rattling
china and russia have both warned us to keep our hands off of iran
the only reason we would need to secure the strait of hormuz would be in the event of an unprovoked attack upon iran
why would we do the one thing which would cause oil prices to again spike, further slowing the western world's economic recovery
Sending the carriers to the Gulf is an important measure to reassure our critical Gulf allies that we are not cowed by Iranian threats, and furthermore that we are willing to show a tangible stake in their regional security. It also reminds Iran that for all of its posturing it does not really have the capability to do half of the things it claims, let alone wrest even temporary surface control of the Gulf.