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The United States will respond if Iran tries to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Gulf, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Sunday, saying his country will still have the strongest army in the world despite a recent decision to slash military spending.
“We made very clear that the United States will not tolerate the blocking of the Straits of Hormuz,” Panetta told CBS television. “That’s another red line for us and that we will respond to them.”
Originally posted by GAOTU789
Why wouldn't the US and the West in general not respond if they did this? Iran is playing a dangerous game of chicken with us and we won't blink, and that will be to all our detriments.
If airstrikes happen, there will be retaliation. This conflict won't be asymmetrical, to start anyway and air warfare isn't going to end it if it does go hot. It will require personal on the ground if it kicks off.
Iran. Your leaders are playing a dangerous game that no one can win.edit on 8-1-2012 by GAOTU789 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by irontyrant
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
China does not have the naval power to protect shipping lanes. China is an economic superpower but that's it. Its navy is severely outmatched by any Western nation.
If these national leaders want to kill each other so badly, I say Obama sends his SEALs and Ahmadinejad send his Al Quds commandos while both populations sit back, ALIVE, to see which leader wins.