iran strait of hormuz
"The publication of such false news under the present circumstances is akin to psychological warfare," a spokesman for Iran's Revolutionary Guards said.
It is lack of political courage that has permitted this looming confrontation. Only courage and will can bring us out of it. The question is whether Obama can muster that will in an election year when any compromise is bound to be cast by Republicans as a betrayal of Israel.
Even if the Iranians did manage to make a handful of nuclear weapons, why should we believe they would ever use them against Israel? They know that Israel already has 100 to 200 nukes of its own -- enough to destroy every major city in Iran.
Oil, the prestige of global dominance, Iran's urge to be a regional power, and domestic political factors are all converging in a combustible mix to make the Strait of Hormuz the most dangerous place on the planet.
Still, it was clear that they needed food and water, so the team from the USS Dewey provided the fishermen with 150 pounds
Since there is no ongoing dialogue between the US and Iran, the threat to close the Straight of Hormuz should be seen as an act of subtle diplomacy in the absence of ambassadors and embassies.
Although China, India and other countries are unlikely to sign up to any oil embargo, tighter Western sanctions mean such