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Iran says it has plan to close Strait of Hormuz

Associated Press --
Iran will block the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the passageway through which a fifth of the world's oil flows, if its interests are seriously threatened, a senior Iranian military commander said Saturday.

"We do have a plan to close the Strait of Hormuz," state media quoted Gen. Hasan Firouzabadi as saying Saturday. "A Shiite nation (Iran) acts reasonably and would not approve interruption of a waterway ... unless our interests are seriously threatened," Press TV quoted him as saying.

The comments by Firouzabadi, the chairman of Iran's Joint Chiefs of Staff, come days after the European Union enforced a total oil embargo against Iran for its refusal to halt its uranium enrichment program.


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Submitted Jul 09, 2012 By: RENEGADEGAS
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 6:57:42 AM

lots of talk. Funny how the GB gods take down topics like "Oil falls 3.2% after poor job numbers" but all the Iran stuff stays.
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doonieb
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2012 8:50:42 AM

They are all talk. Much like Obama.
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RENEGADEGAS
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Wow 1211 posts!! Thats crazy!
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 11:03:50 PM


REPOST of old AP news that has been posted on here several times since Friday and Saturday.
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sedonaJ
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 10:31:12 PM

Just another reason/excuse to raise oil/gas or even go to war? three wars a charm? What can we all do? WHO MAKES THESE POSSIBLE?
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 10:23:23 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:45:21 PM

oh boy! let's go to war!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:15:21 PM

It seems like I just read this.
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DeeMamma88
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:03:54 PM

Let's go to war over it -- oh wait...
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:45:31 PM

oh great
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 7:14:56 PM

I'm sure that if they have a plan to close the Strait of Hormuz, we have a plan to re-open it.
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Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 5:34:51 PM

So how will Hillary and the Osama Obama handle this crisis? Mitten Romney will have an idea too.
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milespergallon
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 5:10:37 PM

This is senseless wrangling. I do not think OUR Warships would allow this to happen. With the patrols they have ongoing, they would be in the line of fire and certainly would have to DEFEND themselves
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 5:10:16 PM

So, @Alaydown. Are you still in the military? If so, keep at it. One day you might be the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Then you can give the President your recommendations, personally.
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:48:05 PM

Aviator_Rob, I have a military background. Do you? You and I differ on probably every subject.

The time it takes to weigh the options is during the mission brief, not 18 hours later.
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HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:27:41 PM

They'd better then plan to meet their 72 virgins because that's exactly where they're headed if they try a blockade.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:25:05 PM

Wow,
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:23:41 PM

Jeez, @Alaydown. I would hope that the Commander and Chief would take more than just a minute to weigh the options and the consequences of sending our brave men and women into harms way.

I guess that's where you and I differ.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:23:07 PM

I think you need to find a better use of your time A R
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:21:34 PM

Oh, I'm sorry, @jimedB. Was that comment directed at me? I am certainly not the only one here that asks questions to clarify the opinions of others. Some people's comments tend to lack coherence or sometimes any resemblence to reasoned and rational thought.

Just wanted to point that out.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:20:30 PM

Iran isn't funny.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:19:03 PM

those jerks are full of hot air and give the same talk all the time
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:18:43 PM

Aviator_Rob, it took Obama over 18 hours to decide to approve that mission to kill or capture Bin Laden, when it should not have taken even a minute. No, he will apologize to Iran like he has all over the world. Examples: the French, the Czechs, the Brits, Latin America, the Japanese, Muslims, etc. He has yet to apologize to us.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:17:28 PM

Are you serious, @jcotaxi? Tell me, why do WE have to go in and fix this problem? Let someone else do the heavy lifting on this one. If Iran closes the Strait that means China gets no Iranian oil.

Let China fix this. They want to play with the big boys? Here's their audition.
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jimedB
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:13:45 PM

This is old news. They have made the same threat for years but only do it to rattle cages and could never pull it off. Also I thought this was to comment on the news story NOT to comment on others comments. I think some out there need to read the posting guidlines again.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:12:38 PM

they got a plan? bring it on!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:10:01 PM

Those suckers are just asking for it.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:08:03 PM

More saber rattling. They Iranians are scared to death of what the Israelis can and will do to them if they push too far.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:07:51 PM

Are you serious, @jcotaxi? Tell me, why do WE have to go in and fix this problem? Let someone else do the heavy lifting on this one. If Iran closes the Strait that means China gets no Iranian oil.

Let China fix this. They want to play with the big boys? Here's their audition.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:05:43 PM

Iran, go for peace and quiet....
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:04:55 PM

The unnamed Iranian military commander would do better by planning a way to hide from the big bang when it comes should he keep playing the fool roll in the Strait of Hell, some times called Hormuz
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:04:04 PM

Really, @CatMan623? George W. Bush went into Iraq to do what his daddy didn't and how did that turn out?
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:02:31 PM

Just like Obama apologized to bin Laden, @Alaydown?

He apologized that Seal Team Six only put TWO bullets in his head.
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FuelGrinch
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:02:13 PM

Well, we will see how this will work out!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:01:24 PM

Let em do it............
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:01:09 PM

Just remember, @Voltus. If we nuke Iran, nobody will be able to get at their oil.

You gonna wear lead overalls at a radioactive drillsite?
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:00:50 PM

Obama will apologize to them.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 4:00:04 PM

Good
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:59:08 PM

Iran is all talk. Plans to close the Strait? I'll believe it when I see it. Iranian speedboats make great target practice for the U.S. Navy.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:59:06 PM

but if we nuke them, they go from a Shiite nation to a shit nation
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:57:38 PM

Lets do something already!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:57:23 PM

I spent a year in Iran back in the 60's (Army Security Agency)...they were supposedly our "Allies" then. They were "milking" the US and Russia at the same time for everything they could get - now they think they can dominate the World. What a crude wake-up call for them when they start this crap!
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If Jimmy Carter had had any, we wouldn't be having this problem today.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:46:23 PM

so now what?
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:45:13 PM

Turky says it has plan to wipe out Iran
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:45:00 PM

When the world operates and runs with oil and countries don't get their oil for some stupid reason, don't block the Strait of Hormuz or bad things will come to you. If it takes Israel or the US, things can come out of the sky and can really, really ruin your day - FOREVER!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:44:35 PM

Sounds a lot like Iraq in 2000.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:42:52 PM

They are always spouting off about one thing or the other. Just lock and load and wait and see.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:40:39 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:36:58 PM

We need a plan to close Iran.
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