If Iran closed the Straight of Hormuz?

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    What would the US do if Iran closed off oil supplies from the Gulf? Strangely enough the president didn't respond to the question even though it is his responsibility. Neither did the Secretary of State. The administration left it to the Pentagon to respons with "yada yada not tolerate yada yada" but the Pentagon doesn't get to say what the US will or will not tolerate. A female Lt. spokesperson for the 5th fleet claimed "the US is ready to counter malevolent actions". Well duh. My guess is that Barry and the radical greenies would like nothing better than closing off oil to the US.
     
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    Granny says blow `em outta the water...
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    Iran-US stand-off over Strait of Hormuz worsens
    Thursday 29th December, 2011 - The stand-off between the US and Iran over access to the strategic Strait of Hormuz shipping channel worsened Thursday with Tehran declaring that any threat would be "responded by threat".
     
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    As I understand it, Iran's navy is not the worry, it's the surface missiles to potentially target shipping. Obama moved enough force into the region that this is no longer a concern and at the first sign of trouble there will be retaliatory strikes against land based missile battalions. Obama has already shown his keen warmongering side (which I oppose) so I have no fear that today, Iran is doing anything other than bluster.
     
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    Hush dammit, obie straight iron is on the 6th hole. wtf is the matter with you?
     
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    So, you think Obama should broadcast the plan of attack? Do you think he's a fool? People like you would just whip around and accuse him of aiding the enemy. Enjoy your vacation, Mr. President. The Navy has things well in hand. Iran knows what the stakes are, if they do anything they're going to get blasted.
     
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    If Iran closed them they would shortly be wondering what happened to their air and naval forces and other military assets.

    Keep in mind these are the same military clowns who spent eight years fighting the forces of Saddam Hussein...to a friggin' draw.
     
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    Let them close it. Iran will not keep it closed for very long. The fear mongers are out in force.

    Bring the USA military home to their families.
     
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    Why should the Administration tip it's hand about possible responses? The repubs would be coming out woodwork calling it irresponsible. Let Iran ponder the prospects of it being anywhere between more sanctions to being nuked into a 20,000 year global no-go zone.
     
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    Iran repeats this same threat every few months. It's Persian for "Hey, remember me?!" That's about it. They do it more for domestic reasons than anything else, it seems.
     
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    Iran will never be nuked by anyone and Iran cannot nuke anyone.

    The USA and Israel have their eyes on Iran oil and natural gas . No nukes in sight.
     
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