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#1 Some Bloggers believe or suspect that CHINA may had covertly sold the Iranians a reliable + possibly improved DF-21 ASBMS, which may explain Iran's bravado???
May hurt the USN, but won't defeat the US, which could be just enough to make casualty-mindful US Politicos back in Washington, DC all twitchy.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-13 00:33||
#2 INDIAN DEFENCE FORUM > [Defense News] PAKISTAN PLANS TO BUILD NUCLEAR-POWERED SUBMARINES [SSNS].
Iran's almost-BFF Pakistan.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-13 01:38||
#3 In an all-out naval engagement, most of the Iranian Navy will consist of suicide boats, just not intentional
Posted by Frank G 2012-02-13 12:58||
#4 ROOTERS has a article about China scrambling for other oil sources to replace Iran. 20% of China's oil comes from Iran. The Saudis have some excess capacity, about 2.75 million bpd for emergencies, and by the way, Iran puts out 3.5 million bpd.
I may be full of it, but Iran may be just posturing or creating a large game of chicken. The Saudis and others are not going to just stand by and let the Iranians close the straits. It comes down to pocketbooks of gulf states. If Iran attempts to pull that stunt, they are going to get their a$$es kicked. The Saudis will tell O what to do if he cannot figure it out.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-02-13 15:03||