Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We'll give you the first few hours gratis ...

Because, seriously folks, everything after that would be just plain ugly for you.
Iran has the power to control the Gulf as no vessel can cross the vital seaway without coming in range of its sophisticated weaponry, a top aide to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday.

The sabre-rattling comments from General Rahim Yahya Safavi came a day after the International Atomic Energy Agency accused Iran of stalling its investigation into the country's nuclear drive.

"Responsibility for defending the Persian Gulf has been handed over to the naval forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps," Safavi was quoted as saying by the official news agency IRNA.

Their missiles can cover the entire width of the Gulf and "no ship can cross it without being within range," the former commander-in-chief of the Guards told IRNA.

"Our armed forces with their defence equipment including missile, air, naval and torpedo capabilities are able to control the Strait of Hormuz."
Yamamoto knew he had about two years - at the most you would have two days - then not one of your ships would be left afloat. Think about what happened to Georgia's navy.

Sure, in the short term oil would stop - but just in the short term. Without a single USA boot on the ground, it wouldn't take too much to eliminate your offensive capability feet-wet. Then what do you do? That is what I am more interested in; the "what next?" Well, for one - on our side I think that might be a great opportunity to let the UAE take those islands back....

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