the strait of hormuz
posted Wednesday, January 04 2012
several reasons the iranian threats in the strait of hormuz aren't quite what they seem. yes if it comes to blows gas will go up short term, but we lived through that before. now why is iran threatening navel blockades which of coarse if challenged, would lead to military conflict. iran is reacting to being provoked by the US. the US see's that it's a good time to provoke iran. iran is a loose cannon and are in the process of obtaining a nuclear weapon. so, we are imposing sanctions, which obviously will hurt, or iran wouldn't be getting aggressive. now why is it a good thing for the US that iran gets aggressive?...well, way off in the china sea, the chinese navy is growing and flexing it's might. all of out allies in that region are getting nervous, rightfully so. the US is no longer the super power it once was, mainly due to the global banking cartel and the "debt" war waged on us, thanks china...that's another story. now to flex our naval might and send messages without provoking a "real" threat to us is flex in another area of the world far away from the chinese navy (which would be a formable adversary). we come under attack by iran, we sink iran, we show we still have it, china will take notice, we make all our allies in the china sea happy. what makes the Iranian situation all that much more in our favor is that syria is in no position to help them, nor is egypt. iraq? well, i don't even think they have any real army anymore. now the Israel factor, Israel has been itching to bomb iran for years, this would be their prime opportunity, they would take out any nuclear sites with their air force (Israel likes doing that stuff : yom kippur war), we clear the shipping lanes, and get back to our lives. on top of all that, we still have a large fighting force, a seasoned fighting force from the Iraqi war still in the area. we won't need them, but it is good saber rattling. do i think this is a good thing? no, i think it's a thing, and i think i'm pretty close to being right about the thing.