Yet More Sabre Rattling

Mr_Fingerz

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#1
BBC News - Hammond warns Iran over threat to close oil trade route

Iran is being made to sit on the naughty step again, and if they refuse to go; the forces of good will probably go after them with a strongly worded letter.

Or maybe not.

Apparently UK/US forces will keep the straits of Hormuz open if the Iranians try to blockade the straits.
 
#2
Yeah, he says the Royal Navy will play a substantial role in keeping it open.

That minesweeper will have "Armoured Dinnerjacket" quaking in his yashmak.
 
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gladwda

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#3
Interestingly as well, he's publically stated that he will not sign off on a pre-emptive strike on Iran and its nuclear ambitions?
 

Glad_its_all_over

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Book Reviewer
#4
Interestingly as well, he's publically stated that he will not sign off on a pre-emptive strike on Iran and its nuclear ambitions?
Like he's going to be asked to do so. I imagine the 5th Fleet and CENTCOM will be the big dogs in this little confrontation and the rowing boat-and-a RIB we maintain on station will have an essentially decorative function. I hope so, anyway, there's a limit to how many replacement iPods the Naval Vote can fund.
 
#5
Yep, because a stern warning has never failed to stop a megalomaniac doing exactly what the voices / god / lamppost tells them to.

This can only end well..
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#6
Well the Yanks do have a lot of gear to shift from Afghanistan that they can't take through Pakistan.

How about going from Zahedan to Bandar Abbas via Bam?
 
#8
so why would the west western world sign a vast amount of trade to china while a wars going on in afghanistan?
its just a general question, in my opinion it makes sense to keep the big boys sweet while we play at war
 

maninblack

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Book Reviewer
#9
Iran cannot shut of the straits. The biggest maritime exporter via the straits is Iran itself.

There are two possible options.

1 After 1 week the Iranian economy goes udders upwards and they cave.
2 The US Navy 5th Fleet liquidise the coast of Iran in 48 hours. It would be like a fight between a bull terrier and a rat......lots of squeaking but very one sided.
 
#10
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Screw_The_Nut

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#11
I imagine the 5th Fleet and CENTCOM will be the big dogs in this little confrontation and the rowing boat-and-a RIB we maintain on station will have an essentially decorative function.
Our lads could always waterproof their bergan contents, get a johnny on the end of their rifles and do an extended river/gulf crossing!
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#13
#18
Iran: Hehe. We've nearly got nukes.

America, Isreal, and some of Europe: Oh no you dont We'll **** you if you do'.

Iran: We're going to close the Straits of Hormuz (See what I did there? LOL)

America, Isreal, and some of Europe: Oh... Wait... Forget the nukes, we'll give you some iPods
 

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