posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 01:00 PM
It seems that this story has gotten bogged down with a Pending status on ATSNN. Here is the OP:
(pending) Iran Seizes Romanian Oil Rig
I am not attempting to hijack the thread, but simply get some folks talking about the news story that seemed to have eluded most folks radars
yesterday as they were preparing for armageddon (which came in the form of a written report and not a nuclear attack).
Should tensions escalate over Iran's less-than-satisfactory response to demands to halt their nuclear ambitions, I suspect that other "siezures"
will occur shortly to allow Iran to have platforms from which to wage a naval battle over the Straits of Hormuz. The beauty of such a move from a
strategic point of view is that if the commandeered rigs become bombing targets as a result of their use by Iranian forces to defend the Straits, Iran
doesn't lose expensive naval assets.