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U.S. holds navy exercise after Iran comments on Gulf

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posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 10:11 AM
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U.S. holds navy exercise after Iran comments on Gulf


uk.reuters.com

DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy said on Monday it was carrying out an exercise in the Gulf, days after vowing that Iran will not be allowed to block the waterway which carries crude from the world's largest oil-exporting region.

"The aim of Exercise Stake Net is to practice the tactics and procedures of protecting maritime infrastructure such as gas and oil installations," Commodore Peter Hudson said in a U.S. Fifth Fleet statement.
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posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 10:11 AM
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In my opinion, it will be something with the Strait of Hormuz that starts the conflict with Iran. Over 40% of the world's oil travels through this pipeline and will devastate the global economy if something were to happen.

Now, the US Navy along with the British fleet are planning for the inevitable task of dealing with a possible shut down of the pipeline.

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posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 10:24 AM
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Maybe the whole idea is to end up with a blocked Strait, thus forcing use of a pipeline running through Afghanistan. We could blame it on the Iranians, and reap the rewards of re-routing the oil flow under strict Western control.

Something to think about.



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 10:34 AM
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I wouldn't put that out of the question, but it would take YEARS to reroute if the pipeline was shut down, never mind the political implications. What would the world economy do for that time when 40% of it's oil is cut off?

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posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 10:47 AM
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It would sure drive up the price of oil and fuel the domestic and alternative energy push, wouldn't it? That would be right in line with what appear to be the overt and covert goals of the Bush administration.



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by TruthWithin
Now, the US Navy along with the British fleet are planning for the inevitable task of dealing with a possible shut down of the pipeline.

The strait of hormuz is not a pipeline which Iran can turn off. It's a waterway, 22 miles across at it's smallest point, where ships full of oil must pass through.



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posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 11:32 AM
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Well this interesting. I just posted on this
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