This post was edited by lotusfly7 at 2011-12-29 10:14|
IRAN'S AGRESSIVE POSTURING THREATENS WORLD PEACE
Iran seems that itwill not be satisfied until it gets what it wants, WAR. Like dictators in this region of the past the Iranian ruling officials seem to care little about their people or the world and more about dominance in their region. A political stance that draws the nations of the world together to put down as the world's nations are left with little choice for their own economic self-preservation. These are people with just enough intelligence to be dangerous to their people and to the worlds'.
Iran's navy chief threatened Wednesday that his country can close the waterway at their will. "Closing the Strait of Hormuz is very easy for Iranian naval forces," Adm. Habibollah Sayyari told state-run Press TV. "Iran has comprehensive control over the strategic waterway."
The strait is just 34 miles wide, and about 20 percent of the WORLD's oil shipments pass through this strait. Iran is the world's fourth-largest oil producer, with an output of about 4 million barrels of oil a day. Iran has adopted an aggressive military posture in recent months.
All of this comes at a tense time, as the Iranian navy carries out an obvious provocative 10-day naval exercise that includes dispatching warships and drones over the vital world needed waterway. The exercises are being carried out on the eastern side of the strait and down into the Gulf of Aden and will intentionally put Iranian ships on a collision course with U.S. naval vessels.
On Tuesday, Vice President Mohamed Reza Rahimi also threatened to close the strait, cutting off oil exports.
Thankfully for the world the U.S. Navy's 5th fleet keeps a robust presence in the region and is ready to counter any malevolent actions to ensure freedom of navigation. Anyone who threatens to disrupt freedom of navigation in an international strait is clearly outside the community of nations; any disruption should not be tolerated by the world.