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  1. #1 Iran Would be Justified in Closing Strategic Waterway in Response to Sanctions 
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    As Iran ratcheted up its rhetoric Thursday about closing the Strait of Hormuz, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul revisited his earlier criticisms of Western policy towards Tehran, adding that Iran would be justified in cutting off the strategic waterway in response to sanctions.

    Paul’s views on Iran and other foreign policy issues – essentially a noninterventionist, anti-war approach – have sparked clashes on several occasions during the GOP presidential primary season, and are attracting growing scrutiny as the Iowa caucus looms.

    At a campaign event in Iowa Thursday, Paul called Western sanctions imposed against Iran over its nuclear activities “horrendous” and “acts of war,” while repeating earlier assertions that Iran would understandably want to develop a nuclear weapons capability, the Los Angeles Times reported.
    On Iran’s threat to close Hormuz, the Texan congressman said that as president he would not respond with military action to any such move, as he would not consider it an act of war against the United States. Instead, he would refer the matter to the U.S. Congress.

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    Ron Paul is a lunatic.
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    They close it, we re-open it. This would make for a nice catalyst to sink a few of their prized ships and subs, blow their aircraft out of the sky, and test a few thousand bunker busting bombs on their nuke sites.
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    Picture of Sahand, an Iranian Frigate who took on the U.S. Navy in '87.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post

    Picture of Sahand, an Iranian Frigate who took on the U.S. Navy in '87.
    I bet the 7th century savages aren't showing this on their propaganda news outlets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    They close it, we re-open it. This would make for a nice catalyst to sink a few of their prized ships and subs, blow their aircraft out of the sky, and test a few thousand bunker busting bombs on their nuke sites.
    they can't project shit.


    At present Iran's forces are sufficient to deter or defend against conventional threats from Iran's weaker neighbors such as post-war Iraq, the GCC, Azerbaijan or Afghanistan but lack the air power and logistical ability to power much beyond Iran's boarders or to confront regional powers such as Turkey or Israel."
    When fretting over Iran I always like to think of things in perspective.

    Let's see...Pakistan

    1. Harbored Bin laden
    2. Really has nukes
    3. More Islamic miltiant than Iran
    4. US gives billions in aid to Pakistan

    Something is wrong here.
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    obaaabaaa could never give that kind of order. He is spineless and witless.
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    I ain't skeert!:mad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipsycatlover View Post
    obaaabaaa could never give that kind of order. He is spineless and witless.
    Based on what reasoning? He gave the order to overthrow Qadafi when there was nothing to be politically gained, and quite frankly he had a ton to lose on the call.

    You think he'd just sit there and dither when Iran cut off 1/6th of the worlds oil supply? You buy the bulk packages of tin foil at Sams Club don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Based on what reasoning? He gave the order to overthrow Qadafi when there was nothing to be politically gained, and quite frankly he had a ton to lose on the call.

    You think he'd just sit there and dither when Iran cut off 1/6th of the worlds oil supply? You buy the bulk packages of tin foil at Sams Club don't you?
    What did we gain in Libya? Nothing was gained, we spent money to set up another government controlled by extremists.
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