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SarasotaRepub
12-27-2011, 07:14 PM
Published December 27, 2011
| FoxNews.com

Iran is threatening to stop the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz a key world oil route in the Persian Gulf if the West imposes more sanctions over its controversial nuclear energy (http://www.foxnews.com/topics/politics/energy/nuclear-energy.htm#r_src=ramp) program.

The sanctions stem from a U.N. watchdog report that alleges the country may be developing nuclear weapons. Iran has denied the claims, stating that its program is for peaceful purposes, Reuters reports.

"If [the West] impose sanctions on Iran's oil exports, then even one drop of oil cannot flow from the Strait of Hormuz," Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi told Iranian news agency IRNA.

"Our enemies will give up on their plots against Iran only if we give them a firm and strong lesson," he added.


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Tecate
12-27-2011, 07:28 PM
That $8 / gallon gasoline will be a very special savory treat...

Starbuck
12-27-2011, 07:30 PM
......"even one drop of oil cannot flow from the Strait of Hormuz," ......

Yada-yada-yada....Bring it on, Sir.:cool:

Bailey
12-27-2011, 08:53 PM
Yada-yada-yada....Bring it on, Sir.:cool:

I thought the have a pipeline that bypasses the straight? In Saudi Arabia?

Retread
12-27-2011, 10:32 PM
I thought the have a pipeline that bypasses the straight? In Saudi Arabia?

Not yet - but we have plenty of air craft carriers to protect it.

Arroyo_Doble
12-27-2011, 10:38 PM
They should really spread these threats out. They are not getting near the impact they used to.

What did a barrel of oil go up today? Whatever it is, it will be gone soon.

fettpett
12-31-2011, 03:07 PM
what are they going to stop those tanker's with? their rubber dinghy's?

http://weeclaire.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/nikko-r-c-alligator-rubber-dinghy.jpg?w=500&h=267

Bailey
12-31-2011, 04:08 PM
They should really spread these threats out. They are not getting near the impact they used to.

What did a barrel of oil go up today? Whatever it is, it will be gone soon.

They must be running low on cash and have to pump the price of a barrel.

Novaheart
12-31-2011, 04:56 PM
They should really spread these threats out. They are not getting near the impact they used to.

What did a barrel of oil go up today? Whatever it is, it will be gone soon.

You won't live to see a true shortage of oil. Neither will your parrot, conyer, or maccaw. A tortoise might.

Starbuck
12-31-2011, 05:17 PM
You won't live to see a true shortage of oil. Neither will your parrot, conyer, or maccaw. A tortoise might.

I looked it up:
Galapagos Tortoise; 175 years
Bowhead whale (like a giant right whale); 211 years.

That's a long time. I take note that you said a "true" shortage, and your point is worth noting, but still I wonder.

After all, we only started pulling the stuff out of the ground (in Pennsylvania) around 1860 or so and usage has shown no sign of slowing. Can we really expect a supply of oil in 2187? Hard to believe.

Now, the Joshua tree! Surely, it will live to see a shortage of oil.:) Heck, most likely it will live to see a shortage of people!

Tipsycatlover
12-31-2011, 07:27 PM
Iran has an ally in the white house and knows it.

Apache
12-31-2011, 07:28 PM
You won't live to see a true shortage of oil. Neither will your parrot, conyer, or maccaw. A tortoise might.

Dammit! I hate it when we agree...:eek::p

Lanie
12-31-2011, 08:29 PM
And see now, if we attack them, oil is going to be used as the excuse. :(

Novaheart
01-01-2012, 02:30 PM
And see now, if we attack them, oil is going to be used as the excuse. :(

There is nothing wrong with going to war to keep the commercial lanes and oil deliveries open. Stupid wars are about religion. Regular wars are about economics. Sometimes the two are mixed up, and sometimes both are present but one is irrelevant.

Surely "it looks better" to go to war for commerce than to go to war to put another knife in Islam. Besides, it's easier to beat people into economic submission than it is to uproot their stupid superstitions.

ABC in Georgia
01-01-2012, 02:39 PM
Iran has an ally in the white house and knows it.

100% correct!

Damn him all to Hell ... and without his 72 virgins! :mad:

~ ABC

Retread
01-01-2012, 10:25 PM
There will never be a shortage of oil but...... There will be a time when it is far too expensive to use for motor fuel.

Now just how far out is that? It's a total WAG for anybody.

I'm 70 next month, my kids are both over 40 and I expect them to see it. I might if I live to be 100.

Starbuck
01-01-2012, 10:40 PM
And see now, if we attack them, oil is going to be used as the excuse. :(
Or a reason. Depends on how you look at it.

But please allow us a window into your thought process. In what way would Iran's possession of oil benefit the U.S. should we attack?

AmPat
01-02-2012, 01:07 PM
Iran Reportedly ThreatensExcuse me while I::rolleyes:

Meshuga Mikey
01-02-2012, 06:09 PM
"Dang! one more thing to threaten my Perrenial Vacationing"

http://img38.picoodle.com/i512/f1k4_76c_u0.gif

Wei Wu Wei
01-02-2012, 06:16 PM
There is nothing wrong with going to war to keep the commercial lanes and oil deliveries open. Stupid wars are about religion. Regular wars are about economics. Sometimes the two are mixed up, and sometimes both are present but one is irrelevant.

They are two sides of the same coin. Religious wars are not totally absurd absurd, they make sense against the background of economics. EVen the crusades becomes far more clear when the issue of economic power is laid over it.

Likewise, economic wars tend to carry an element of religious ideoloy. Even the wars that are officially not about religion carry religious undertones, or at the very least, include an ideological framework that mimicks religious belief.

Starbuck
01-02-2012, 09:08 PM
They are two sides of the same coin. Religious wars are not totally absurd absurd, they make sense against the background of economics. EVen the crusades becomes far more clear when the issue of economic power is laid over it.

Likewise, economic wars tend to carry an element of religious ideoloy. Even the wars that are officially not about religion carry religious undertones, or at the very least, include an ideological framework that mimicks religious belief.
Wei got a new crack pipe for Christmas.

Novaheart
01-03-2012, 09:48 AM
Wei got a new crack pipe for Christmas.

Not really. He's saying that people divide along some line, and religion is marker of culture. Take Ireland, please. The divide between the people of Northern Ireland isn't really between Catholic and Protestant mythology. It's a divide between socialist idealist whiners and people who are living in the present.

namvet
01-03-2012, 10:07 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cRD9iDhh5QM/TwMAremjAkI/AAAAAAAA-jw/n6-orCm2_ic/s1600/theo5.jpeg