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The American Plan to Blockade Iran

Updated on June 4, 2012

In order to keep Israel from attacking Iran's nuclear weapon sites now, President Obama has made a deal with Israel and promise to create an air and naval blockade of Iran sometime in late summer should the nuclear talks fail.

Iran, starting in July, will face the worse of the sanctions when the oil embargo begins. They will be unable to sell its oil on the world market. If this fails, the next step in late August, an embargo on aircraft and sea vessels visiting Iranian ports and any national airline or international aircraft touching down in Iran will be barred from US and West European airports. The same rule will apply to private and government-owned vessels, including oil tankers. Calling in at an Iranian port will automatically exclude them from entry to a US or European harbor.

How this would effectively work will be interesting. The US 5th Fleet is in the Persian Gulf and it seems this could easily ignite a war because Iran has its own navy, mines, and anti-ship missiles along the shoreline. It is impossible to expect Iran would not use some of this capability.

Of all the sanctions, this US blockade is the most provocative and will no doubt be seen as an act of war. Blockades have been tried in the past and usually end up not working. This plan has been allowed to leak out to the Iranians to apply more pressure at the negotiating table.

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      I agree, maybe Obama was just a false insurance to the israelis so they do not attack, I think Obama is perhaps the most neutral president on Israel.

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      Jimmy 

      6 years ago

      I don't know how the Reptoids will react to a blockade. It is well known they have a base near Bandar-e Anzali that serves as a base for their Middle East operations. I don't think they will be happy about all of the attention that area may be getting.

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      I am not pro-Iranian I am for the freedom of a country for self-determination!

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Why are you so pro-Iranian?

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      Which country disposing of natural resources would not do it against any possible aggressor? Since Israel has none what was its point?

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      Israel did it. Were you shocked?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      How can you trust Iran with a nuclear bomb when it has been proven they recently tried to coverup their enrichment. In fact, satellite images still show it happening.

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      Israel, the U.S. are arm dealers too! The U.S. was the only country using the nuclear weapon!

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      Bill 

      6 years ago from western pennsylvania

      How about the mines its supplied to Iraq people to use on roadsides? Because they have supported terrorism how peaceful is that? Haven't they always stated there main purpose is to Get rid of the "Little Satan Israel? So then they have stated there "Agenda". What reason do they need a bomb for? What, they are going to build a Bomb for Protection? I do agree that it is provocative to blockade. Anybody with any brain knows that there is enough country's with there fingers on the Nuclear trigger. There does not need to be another country that has one. Also don't forget Israel already has one and has had one for many years. Anyway how many time has Israel put up with terrorist attacks? I will also admit that Israel has not been right either.

      I also think that a blockade is not going to work. It has been tried many times with other country's before and does not work.

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      We both know that Iran aims for nuclear power to avoid what happened to Iraq, Libya!

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      So you will entrust a country like Israel with its bellicose history with nuclear weapons rather than a peaceful country like Iran? Where is your logic?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Nuclear weapons

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      Experts say that the Iranian army is a defensive one. In what way is it a threat to any other country? Especially Israel that attacked its neighbors, that killed more civilians than Iran ever did?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      yes, you are right. The blockade is provocative.

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      That's exactly what Iran wants to do. Attack Israel, how thoughtless of you to even suggest it whereas Iran is just minding its business. Just remember who invaded the Iranian soil the 22nd of September 1980! If Iran was belligerent country it would be in its resume, wouldn't it?

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