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Old 2012-01-03, 13:40   Link #18809
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Originally Posted by SaintessHeart View Post
They won't learn because China is still buying oil from them.
That may be true, for now. However, it's not just the United States that depends on oil. The entire developed world depends on oil. If Iran attempts to follow through with its threat to close off the strait, through which about 20 % of the world's oil passes, and is in international waters, it wouldn't be just the United States pressuring Iran.

It seems to me that Iran is pulling the old Arab/Persian bully boy bluff. I'm sure the United States will only be too happy to call that bluff. Iran may be able to deliver a few lumps the U.S. Navy hasn't seen in 70 years, but I think this is an very dangerous game Iran is playing.
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