Hang on aren't Pakistan and Iran opposing sects of islam? This announcement would only make sense if Pakistan followed the Shia sect of Islam.
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The goal of the Islamists (not all Muslims) is to establish a Caliphate that would in effect be a theocracy that would force everyone to abide by their view of right and wrong. According to their worldview, freedom is evil, as it allows people to disobey the commands of Allah. In pursuit of that goal, it is the infidel who is the real enemy, not other sects of Islam. Their values are so at odds with those of most of the western democracies that it is difficult for us to even understand those values. We believe in liberty, in personal choice and responsibility. They do not. They believe that Allah must command, and everyone, but everyone must obey.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Pakistan has complex relations with Iran
Pakistan has generally tighter relations with Saudi Arabia and the US, but due to proximity Iran and Pakistan do have some relationships.
Iran has built a natural gas pipeline to Pakistan, that Pakistan due to pressure by SA and the USA has not completed within its territory, despite a need for the gas. Pakistan does harbor Baloch terrorists who probably have had support by the US government, the Balochis have attacked Iran using Pakistan as a base. This despite the issues Pakistan has with the balochis as well
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
The U.S. has the ability to force open the strait eventually if Iran tries to close it, but don't pretend that it won't be very very expensive in economic terms.