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    The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln

    This just in - the USS Abraham Lincoln passed through the Straits of Hormuz and was not - repeat not - sunk by the valiant Iranian Navy in spite of threats to the contrary. Can't we count on anything any more?

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    Re: The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    This just in - the USS Abraham Lincoln passed through the Straits of Hormuz and was not - repeat not - sunk by the valiant Iranian Navy in spite of threats to the contrary. Can't we count on anything any more?
    Sure you can count on things. You can count on Iran to make a lot of noise about their military, but fail to back it up. They're perfectly reliable.
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    Re: The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    This just in - the USS Abraham Lincoln passed through the Straits of Hormuz and was not - repeat not - sunk by the valiant Iranian Navy in spite of threats to the contrary. Can't we count on anything any more?
    Did Iran say that they would sink the ship if had merely gone through the strait ?

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    Re: The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln

    The way Iran sees it, if they go to war against us and try to **** with the entire world's oil supply, pretty much everyone is willing to start bombing the living **** out of them. Nobody wants a gas hike in the middle of a global recession.
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    Re: The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The way Iran sees it, if they go to war against us and try to **** with the entire world's oil supply, pretty much everyone is willing to start bombing the living **** out of them. Nobody wants a gas hike in the middle of a global recession.
    Which is what makes their claim to close the strait amusing. That will go worse for Iran than anyone else.
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    Re: The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    This just in - the USS Abraham Lincoln passed through the Straits of Hormuz and was not - repeat not - sunk by the valiant Iranian Navy in spite of threats to the contrary. Can't we count on anything any more?
    the threat was that any sanctions that would prevent Iran from exporting oil would lead to a blocking of this passage way.

    No such sanctions have been placed (yet).

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    Re: The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    the threat was that any sanctions that would prevent Iran from exporting oil would lead to a blocking of this passage way.

    No such sanctions have been placed (yet).
    European Union agrees on Iran oil embargo - Telegraph

    A Navy friend of mine told me that ships are always at battle stations when they pass through the strait anyway. The Iranian navy would be wise to consider this.
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    Re: The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln

    From a strictly military point of view, these are the conditions to watch for in the next few months:

    1. The US Naval Task Force in the Persian Gulf departs for the open waters of the Arabian sea.

    2. A minimum of three CVN's joined as a single entity.

    Then and only then will the situation be serious.
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    Re: The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln

    Iran rhetoric aside, this just proves they are not the suicidal country that people think they are. This is the same reason why Iran having a nuke would be no big deal for them in the long run.

    If Iran's leaders were truly suicidal and wanted martyrdom (as some conservatives have suggested), they would have attacked the Navy vessel.

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