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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Straits of Hormuz

There is often talk that if Iran and US start to get hot and heavy, that Iran will close the Straits of Hormuz and force oil to sky rocket. Seriously this will not happen for several reasons. Firstly, the US navy has not be weakened like the US Army has by the war in Iraq. The Iranian Air forces and naval forces are not as strong as their army. Secondly, although Saudi Arabia was not too crash hot on the War in Iraq, I think they might give a shit about having their only source of income blocked off. That goes for a lot of the world too, if means being able to drive to the shops for less then the cost of the shopping. Thirdly, it is a small area and should be easily taken over if needed.


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