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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I would not worry overly about that. At best(worst) it would close the Straits a fairly brief time. The navy has trained for these situations, and should be able to clear out any such in surprisingly short order. It really is unbelievable how much force and how precisely we can apply that force to problems like this, and force is a large part of how it would be handled.
    Yeah, I figure a single W88 would clear any obstruction the Iranians would put in the Strait of Hormuz in mere minutes.

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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Well sure they will try, but to what end? It just gives us license to unleash hell upon them. Again, Iran in alone in this endeavor in many ways.
    No, you people don't get the big picture.

    None of the nations selling significant amounts of oil on the world market like us.

    Once the Messiah has completed his assigned task of destroying the dollar, and once China has succeeded in transforming world trade off the dollar, it will be relatively easy and painless for our enemies to stop selling us oil.

    Y'all too young to remember the 70's, or what? It wasn't all drugs, sucky disco, and polyester. It was gas rationing, inflation, and despair.

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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Thats why the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. We placed an oil embargo on them, in response to the Japanese joining the Axis powers. No they didn't try to effect regime change, but it is an example of an historic military action being taken, because of an economic warfare tactic.
    The American decision to stop supplying the Japanese war machine with oil wasn't an economic warfare tactic. Those claiming otherwise are lending credence to the silly notion that Japan wasn't 150% to blame for starting their war with the United States.

    Whatever. That's getting off topic. What is important is that if Americans want to avoid a conflict in the Middle East of possibly biblical and global proportions, the US needs to get off its dead ass and drill our own immense oil reserves and to hell with the communist and terrorist nations currently providing our liquid energy needs.
    Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 05-26-09 at 01:07 AM.

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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Hopefully nothing. This is none of our business.
    WRONG.

    When Iran threatens to block oil shipments ... it's time for a foot to go up some Iranian ass.

    We can sink their entire naval fleet and destroy all of their sea ports. Iranian interference with oil shipping WILL NOT be tolerated.

    The Ayetolietbowl had better recognize!

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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I'd agree with this. The moment Iran gets hit, the straight will go down and then it's economic hell on both Israel and the US. That's a pretty powerful trump card Iran's holding. And a good incentive to reduce our need for oil as well as natural gas, as NG's prices are tied to crude.

    Any Irania blockage of the Strait of Hormuz would result in attacks on Iranian sea ports by Israel, British, and American forces. The result of which would be Iran's navy lining the bottom of the Strait of Hormuz.

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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Iran said on May 14 it had sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden to protect oil tankers from the world's fifth-largest crude exporter against attacks by pirates but ISNA did not make clear whether they were among the six Sayyari talked about.
    Ships for pirates?


    A bit late Iran
    BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Somali gunmen 'renounce piracy'


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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Depends on what the Russians and the Chinese do in that event.

    How many of you Democrats out there, now that you're becoming aware of the vulnerability of the US to overseas oil, are going to grow up and do the right thing, ie, contacting your Congressthing and your Messiah and demanding that the US immediately start drilling for our own god damned oil?
    Seriously. Your status as an independent. Change it. Your agenda and political lean is Nivea clear.
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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    The American decision to stop supplying the Japanese war machine with oil wasn't an economic warfare tactic. Those claiming otherwise are lending credence to the silly notion that Japan wasn't 150% to blame for starting their war with the United States.
    Sure it was. But it was a justified tactic. I never claim we were wrong for doing it. They still fired the first shot, and reaped the consequences of our response.
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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Depends on what the Russians and the Chinese do in that event.
    True, and I think they will do nothing but vocally condemn us.

    How many of you Democrats out there, now that you're becoming aware of the vulnerability of the US to overseas oil, are going to grow up and do the right thing, ie, contacting your Congressthing and your Messiah and demanding that the US immediately start drilling for our own god damned oil?
    Why do you have to take good point of discussion and **** it all up with your stupid hyper partisan bull****? You're no independent.

    Just askin'.
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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No, you people don't get the big picture.
    I promise you I "get the big picture", and unlike you...I actually understand it.

    None of the nations selling significant amounts of oil on the world market like us.
    I would agree, but they like our dollars.
    Once the Messiah has completed his assigned task of destroying the dollar, and once China has succeeded in transforming world trade off the dollar, it will be relatively easy and painless for our enemies to stop selling us oil.
    Partisan flavored speculation. Here is the bottom line, we are the worlds biggest customer for exported oil. That won't change. They will continue to sell to us. China's economic infrastructure is not as stable as you would like to think it is.

    Y'all too young to remember the 70's, or what? It wasn't all drugs, sucky disco, and polyester. It was gas rationing, inflation, and despair.
    Why would you ask that? Oh yeah, you think your point of view is the only correct one (it's not, trust me, you get wrong more times than not).
    Last edited by Lerxst; 05-26-09 at 11:05 AM.
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