Originally posted by D8ncer
That’s the UK stating that they will also respond militarily if Iran tries to close the Strait of Hormuz.
The UK government just can’t help itself.
Er, most of the western world will probably declare war on Iran if it's tries to close the strait of hormuz.
Do you have any idea how important that one narrow maritime passage way is to the global economy?
Something like 90% of the Middle Easts oil exports go through the strait.
Iran it self relies heavily on it. The majority of it's export income is earned from oil exports.
The EU is about to put sanctions on Iranian oil.
The US is not going to back down and stop sending it's carriers into the Persian Gulf, like Iran has demanded.
It's going to be up to Iran now whether it will back up it's threats with force, or do nothing, because the Stennis is in the area and will probably
go through regardless of what Iran says.
Will Iran attack an American aircraft carrier?
Because if it does, there is going to be an instant and massive retaliatory strike against Iran.
You think shock and awe in Iraq was big or impressive?
Just wait till they bomb Iran.
They are already talking about $200 a barrel for oil, and that's only if Iran closes the strait.
If war erupts, it will probably go higher then $200 a barrel.
The world economy can not sustain those prices, let alone the western world.
In other words, if you guys want a trigger for WW3, then Iran closing the straits and a war erupting is what you should be looking for.
We are close. People have no idea.
Tensions are rising constantly.
It doesn't mean war is inevitable. But it is getting closer and more likely with each day and week that passes and tensions continue rising.
I mean, Christ, Iran is now threatening the USA. It is telling them not to send carriers through to the Gulf, or they will attack them.
I personally hope war doesn't happen.
I just bought a new car, it's got a 6.2liter V8. I'm going to be extremely pissed off if oil rises to $200 a barrel.
I might have to start brewing my own petrol. It is possible btw. It's just very dangerous, not only for your engine if you don't do it right, but
for your personal safety.