The Saber is Rattling in the Straits of Hormuz with Iran

As I have saying for sometime, 2012, will be a pivotal year for the world in general. The European financial crisis still is very serious and could derail everything even if there is not war with Iran. The Iranian government seems to be trying do their best to provoke the USA and Israel especially in the Straits of Hormuz where much of the world's oil passes through. They have in the past, closed the straits and paid a heavy price for it.

Both sides seem to moving down the slippery slope to some sort of conflict. Both sides seem to know this, even though the public think it could never happen. Already, the USA has begun deploying the first of 9000 combat troops in Israel. Another aircraft carrier will also soon be arriving to conduct exercises with the Israeli Airforce under the name Juniper Stallion 2012. Iran has just finished its own bravado wargames in the Straits and have announced another big one in February. Both the US and UK have said that if the Straits of Hormuz is blocked, there will be war. Let's not forget the long simmering Iranian nuclear bomb development, which is estimates are correct, will give them their first nuke this year. Let's not forget the ever tightening economic sanctions, which will really kick in starting in March and become dire by July unless the situation change.

Iran has been blocking most of the contacts its public has with the outside world at their Internet cafe's. Now, anyone must show ID and register their information before they can get on the few sites Iran allows. In March, Iran will once again hold elections, or the facade of elections. The Green revolution could rise again.

Both sides have been prepping for conflict and now most of the pieces are nearly in place for a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. Both sides have declared that certain conditions are NOT acceptable, so, it does force either to stand their ground or face looking like a paper tiger.

When something does happen, as consumers, expect your fuel to skyrocket to $5-6 a gallon. That is how a conflict so far away will impact you personally.

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maxoxam41 5 years ago from USA

Nothing that anyone can't predict!!!!!!

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maxoxam41 5 years ago from USA

I think that the U.S and Israel do their best to cease one of the most important oil route... but you have to be smart to see it.

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maxoxam41 5 years ago from USA

America pilfered Saudi Arabia (they assumed it), they raped Iraq (it will take its revenge on time) and the last one one the list that is part of the strait is Iran. But Iran gives us a middle finger that we fullt deserve.

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maxoxam41 5 years ago from USA

It would easy for me to write a blog on your subject stating the facts, but contrary to you I will be censored and I refused them to decide for me.

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perrya 5 years ago Author

Blog away... freedom of speech

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maxoxam41 5 years ago from USA

No it's not.

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dadibobs 5 years ago from Manchester, England

You make some very interesting observations.

It does seem quite tense with respect to Iran. If the US and Israeli exercises don't deter Iran, (a show of force), then it is possible that we will end up at war.

The intersting question is this, will it just be the US and UK fronting another war, or will Israel and any other country send it's children to fight in a foreign country?

If we need to go, we need to hit hard, hit fast and come home. No occupation, no citizen training, just take out the military, surgical strike the leadership and bring our guys home.

Up and interesting by the way lol

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