posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 08:05 PM
The US must have some reason to attack Iran by International Law to withstand being an aggressor. Ha Ha. However, if Iran takes the bait and closes
the Straits then the ante goes way up.
If in doing this they attack and damage ships of the 5th Fleet while trying to keep the Strait closed then war will break out. The US will destroy
the Iranian navy, sweep away any mines they deployed and destroy their Air Defense structure to include all air defense, planes and operational bases.
They will most likely be joined in this effort by the other nations bordering the gulf.
Once this has been done it will remain to see if the US moves to change the regime in Tehran. If this is the goal then the US will not invade Iran.
Iran will be treated like Japan was at the end of WWII. Congress will have declared war on Iran and the US will demand they surrender unconditionally
or face nuclear attack. BTW, nations at war are not subject to the NNPT.
Iran has been warned by Secretary Hillary Clinton that closing the Straits is unacceptable and will have very grave consequences.
If an attack is carried out it will be against a military target and may employ a neutron bomb to minimize collateral damage and hard radiation. It
won't take very many bombs to convince the saner Iranians it's time to give up. Iran's current leaders will be arrested and jailed for crimes
against the laws of nations.
Iran will resume oil production and export and the crisis will be over for good. My best,