Iran 'Definitely' Closing Strait of Hormuz...

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    Tensions in the Gulf could reach a breaking point as a senior Iranian official said Iran would “definitely” close the Strait of Hormuz if an EU oil embargo disrupted the export of crude oil, the semi-official Fars news agency reports. The announcement came in response to a decision by the European Union on Monday to impose an oil embargo on Iran over the country’s alleged nuclear weapons program.

    “The pressure of sanctions is designed to try and make sure that Iran takes seriously our request to come to the table,” EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.

    However, with Washington’s decision to deploy a second carrier strike group in the Gulf, the EU’s attempt to pressure Iran economically could greatly increase the likelihood of all-out war in the region. The Strait of Hormuz is the vital link between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

    It is also one of the most strategic chokepoints in the world when it comes to oil transit.
    With world oil output estimated at some 88 million barrels per day in 2011, the US Energy Information Administration estimated that some 17 million of those barrels passed through the Strait.

    If economic sanctions sufficiently pressure Iran to retaliate by closing down the Strait, nearly 20 per cent of worldwide oil trade would be impacted, resulting in a massive spike in global energy costs.

    With over half a million regular forces and an additional 120,000 personnel in the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard, analysts believe the consequences of a US-led war against Iran would dwarf recent Western-backed military incursions the Middle East.

    Thus far, the US decision to maintain two carrier strike groups in the region has been described as “a routine activity” by Iran.

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    The mighty forces of Iran fought Iraq to an eight-year standstill.
     
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    And here goes the price of gas. Fuck!

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    You guys are just soft on Iran...what a bunch of pussies
     
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    Another hypocrite pussy heard from. Now you pussies are suddenly the most blood-thirsty Warmongering Chickenhawks in the Country. Gee, why the sudden change of heart? You're probably one of those OWS nutters who will be back here in a few months boasting about Wall Street gains & profits too. People like you don't know what you want to be. You don't stand for anything. Do you hate War? Do you Love war? Do you hate Wall Street? Do you love Wall Street? You really are just dishonest pussies who stand for nothing.
     
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    All the more reason for the Boy King to get off his pompous ass and allow the pipeline....and other projects that will make us less dependent on imported fuel oil...like NUCLEAR PLANTS!
     
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    We need more pipelines.
     
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    I doubt Iran can hold off a counter strike by the world to reopen the strait
     
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    Where ya been? 'Shovel-Ready Jobs' are soo 2009 for the Obamy Dummies. :(
     

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