posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 02:51 PM
IF the "balloon" goes up in Syria, the first thing I'm going to do, ASAP, is top of my gas tank.
The way I figure it, the first impact we in the US are likely to feel is a dramatic rise in gasoline prices. If the Suez canal is blocked, or if Iran
decides to bock the straits (or both outlets are compromised simultaneously!) fuel prices will go through the roof, even with US strategic reserves
I live only 2 miles from work, so a full tank will last me about a month, if I'm careful.
In a pinch, I could walk to work, or take public transit, but until gas hits approximately $8 USD per gallon it's cheaper to drive. I figure gas
won't get that expensive until/unless ME oil is completely shut off for at least a month.
That gives me about a month to stock up on food/supplies as much as I can.
Although I do work for a government agency, and although our location is rather "high profile", I'm not terribly worried about "terrorist"
actions: I don't live near a city center, and my job site is patrolled by armed security. And my personal work-station is rather "buried" near the
"core" of the complex.
I do think that if the US and/or its allies go forward with any kind of large-scale attack on Syria, it will, ultimately lead to a very serious and
likely, extended Economic World War of attrition, in which no current world power is likely to escape serious injury.