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Posted by Alaska Paul 2018-08-27 14:50||
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#1 How much do you wanna bet as soon as a couple aircraft carrier groups move into the region Iran declares victory and runs home?
Posted by DarthVader 2018-08-27 15:00||
#2 We should start calling it the Arabian Gulf when we respond publicly to this.
Posted by lord garth 2018-08-27 15:28||
#3 Personally, I kind of like the Gulf of Rumsfeld as a name.
Posted by SteveS 2018-08-27 16:21||
#4 I didn't think it was possible to block the Strait with a few hundred speedboats.
Posted by Raj 2018-08-27 17:18||
#5 #4 I didn't think it was possible to block the Strait with a few hundred speedboats.
Posted by: Raj 2018-08-27 17:18
...Well, theoretically, yes. On the other hand, FAEs and CBUs would serve as a big, strategic Drano....
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2018-08-27 17:50||
#6 The Iranians could seize a Western civilian vessel attempting to pass the Strait of Hormuz.
If there was a timid response such a move would greatly deter civilian commercial navgation in the area, obviating the need for an outright blockade.