Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Iran situation is getting worse quickly, maybe

CNN has a video of life aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Strait of Hormuz, which is only two miles wide at one point.


Link for Wikipedia map of Strait of Hormuz.

ABC News also just reported one escalating tensions, and said that 10% of the oil used in the US and 20% in the World flows through the Strait.

It's not clear that sinking a ship could close a 10000-foot wide channel.

US forces are playing cat-and-mouse, while authorities warn of Iranian attacks around the world, possibly at Israel-related sites in the US, but more likely overseas in third world countries, where they have been attempted and have backfired.

Iran is still humiliated by the recent assassination of one of its nuclear officials.

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