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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Iran claims it can close the Strait of Hormuz

Iran claims that it can close the Strait of Hormuz - shutting off a large portion of the World's energy supply - in the even that new sanctions are imposed on it.
"The Strait of Hormuz can provide (us with) potentials that if necessary they will be used," Sarvari added in a meeting dubbed as "the Future of Iran's Nuclear Case, the Threats and Opportunities" here in Tehran today.

The Strait of Hormuz, the entrance to the strategic Persian Gulf waterway, is a major oil shipping route. A major part of world's energy supply passes through the waterway.

"If the Strait of Hormuz is closed, which is a practical thing to happen, 62 percent of the world energy will be kept away from them. In this case the world economy will face a big problem," he reiterated.

Sarvari also underlined that Iran's 'Ya Mahdi' speedboats, which went on display during the recent wargames by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, have transformed Iran's weak points in naval combats to strong points.
Do you think the Iranians have figured out how weak Obama is and figure they can scare him with this kind of nonsense?


At 11:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't realise they called their speedboats "Ya Mahdi"
The Madhi is this Islamic "Savior" Achmedinajad thinks he's bringing into the world by starting some "great war"
they're not even pretending anymore

At 11:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and while I'm here, Iran, as well as Israel, Russia and everyone else with any idea what's going on in the world, has known for a long time now that Obama is a weakling, coward, adn fool all rolled into one.

The unfortunate fact that it would be trivially easy for Iran to mine the straight of Hormuz and interdict the oil supply is one of the main reasons even George W, who I had my problems with but at least owns a spine, didn't attack them instead of Iraq.

At 11:40 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Carl.
I don't think so, i think he really means it .
Together with the view of rocket launchers dressed up as normal civilian trucks it makes me think he,s really planning to block the strait one day.
He's gone use the petrol as a weapon against the West.

At 12:22 AM, Blogger nomatter said...

Iran has been playing us for fools for a long time!

Face it, no thanks to selective ineptitude on the part of world leaders including past U.S. Presidents who dropped the ball, Iran has had lots of practice. The fact we have "Chamberlain on crack" in the oval office surely does not help.

Iran should have been stopped long ago. Everyone in high place who knew better should be ashamed. Even the weakest of past sanctions were put in place for a reason. The reason was to stop Iran. So they knew. They knew.

Just like they knew Jews were soon to be exterminated. Yah, even when they smelled it in their nostrils they did nothing.Same old song, different dance...

At 12:46 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

They've taken the measure of Obama and think he will do nothing and they are not scared of Israel.

What could go wrong indeed

At 1:36 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Anyone who drops a few cruise missiles on Iran's huge refinery complex, will bring Iran to its knees. Add to it some selective strikes on several of their hydro dams, and Iran will be looking at more trouble from internal sources than anything but an all-out invasion by the US and Russia would give them.

We in the West would be hurting - they'd be dying by the tens of thousands...each day.

Iran should be careful what it wishes for, it may get it.


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