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(Al Jazeera)   Iran begins six days of maneuvers in the Strait of Hormuz to demonstrate its capabilities for naval interdiction, layer masks, clone tool   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Strait of Hormuz, Iran, interdiction, shipping route, Gulf of Oman, IRNA, Oil and gas, warships  
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2012-12-29 05:01:13 PM  
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mbillips: To be fair, if Iran wanted to do a first strike, they could use their three Kilo-class diesel-electric boats (which aren't toys) to lay mines in the Strait, and we wouldn't be able to detect it until the first one blew up. Then it was take us upwards of a month to clear those mines; first we'd have to take out their surface-to-surface missiles and artillery so that minesweepers could operate in the Strait.

Iran would lose most of its military in the ensuring air-to-ground campaign, but you'd be talking about a MAJOR oil shock worldwide. So they have cards to play, if they're feeling suicidal.

As someone who is about to move to the Athabascan oil sands, I find your comment... amusing.

If Iran were to attack us outright, even Obama wouldn't be able to plead for peace effectively. The U.S. would do what it's been doing - go in, destroy the infrastructure, then spend 20 years trying to rebuild it while the locals try to kill us.

If Iran were to stop Middle East oil from getting to market, I'm sure their neighbors would not be too eager to help them in any war, seeing as how much more than the Iranian economy would be at stake.

And Canada takes one step closer to world domination. All this just makes a wonderful spike in the Canadian economy, which has control of more oil than the entire Middle East combined.

In short, Iran:

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2012-12-29 12:40:03 PM  
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I don't think their war game scenario is going to be particularly realistic, unless it involves them losing 90 percent of their fleet in the first 24 hours.

/The 10 percent are minisubs under weigh, which have about a three-day cruise radius.
2012-12-29 12:28:38 PM  
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Looks like a Disney ride.
2012-12-29 08:30:08 AM  
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