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Iran threatens to close Strait of Hormuz

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tikka, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    I was listening to CRI (China Radio International) on 9570 (shortwave) last night and they stated Iran warned the west they can close the Strait of Hormuz..

    Iran threatens to close Strait of Hormuz - China.org.cn

    Iran threatens once more to block vital Strait of Hormuz oil supply  route in the Persian Gulf  - NY Daily News

  2. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    They can close it...... and WE will reopen it, once the Iranian hulks have been sunk. We cannot tolerate this nonsense from a yapping chihuahua in a world of Big Dogs...... spank the idiots HARD! [stirpot]
  3. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    New Underwater Tours Coming Soon !!!
    The Iran Navy...
  4. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Don't forget, 0bama is president....

  5. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    So the reapers and predators will clear the sea lanes?
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  6. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Come on..... does anybody REALLY believe the kenyan 'ordered' Bin Laden killed? He was sat down, told to 'shut the F up!' and the adults took care of business. It'll be the same with Iran. THEN the kenyan will crow that HE was 'large and in charge'. He's a TOOL.
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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I think you misspelled that last Noun..... It should read "FOOL".....
    ..... YMMV.....
  8. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

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  9. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    Haha and in typical arrogant American fashion we respond by sailing a supercarrier and a missle frigate right on through.
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  10. limpingbear

    limpingbear future cancer survivor....

    keep an eye on stuff like this....it could turn into one of those "tipping points".

    iran blocks the straight....even for a few days.....oil prices shoot way the hell up. people here at home start clamoring for something to be done, food prices go up because of fuel costs, other little dominos fall and all of a sudden we are facing off with a possibly nuke armed iran.

    now i have a head ache....
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  11. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Yep, absolutely typical for the USN. In the early 80's, when Kadaffy was rattling his sabres and threatening the world with his 'line of death', the entire Battle Group my ship was part of sailed across it, thumbing our collective noses at him. Be backed down real quick.
    "Ahmadingbat" may not be as smart.......
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  12. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    For the most part any and all existing exports that Iran has is oil. If they were to try and block the strait, with opposing forces coming in, it would mean that their export/import of oil and gas would also come to a standstill. Hence their only real money at all would stop. There are several other Arab countries that also depend on that strait to get their oil out to the rest of the world. Hmmm seems like Iran would have a few angry neighbors within its own arab communities.

    Of course then there is the U.S.Navy which I was in about 65-69 . I don't think many countries would really want a carrier battle group mad at them. They won't close it. What they are really hopeing for is that they will intimadate O Great one as they know him to be a coward and that he will flinch first and back down on the newest santions before they are fully implimated.
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  13. Dogfood

    Dogfood Monkey+

    There was a time when I would have been ready to drop in and do my thing. Now after being there and looking back at all the lies about what and why. The lack of any real good done. I say lets just back off this ramp up to another useless war.

    I'm still ready to fight to defend my country today but not to enrich some scum bags that will never put their a$$ on the line. The line we are at war all over the world for our freedom is just asinine no one outside of this county can take your freedom.
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  14. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    All Iran has to do is put a hole in one ship and that could even be their own ship or pump oil into the water and were at 7.00$ gas. Meanwhile they move troops into Iraq, as the US economony goes further into the tank.
  15. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Why have a War, just turn that whole godforsaken country into glass & cockroaches. End the BS FOREVER!!!
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  16. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    Naw, we don't want to nuke it, as it would make all the liquid black stuff the whole world needs radioactive for a long time. At least the ground around it, which would make it impossible for the oil rigs to be manned . But,,, there are other ways.
  17. Dogfood

    Dogfood Monkey+

    1. We are never going to nuke anyone. 2. I don't want to be part of killing a whole country. 3. It will never end for sure not if we nuke someone. 4 I say we buy oil from whoever sell it for the best price. 5. I say drill in and around our own country. 6. The price of oil and gas is just a scam. When you hear about the price of oil it's just speculation no one is paying those prices for barrel of oil.

    I do remember a time not that long ago when I would have looked at this just like you do, but the filter I look trough has changed over the years.
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  18. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    Yep, I agree with DogFood. Nuke Iran and then others like N. Korea get uneasy and think a preemptive strike becomes a real necessary action.
  19. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    All crude has a certain degree of radioactive particals in it...We have to deal with it from time to time...Its called N.O.R.M.

  20. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    I was thinking a few MOABs, Fuel-Air Bombs, next best thing to a Nuke >=)
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