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J.E.Dyer: U.S. ready to keep Strait of Hormuz open in face of Iranian threat, would be different fight this time…….


 

Yep, no more being taken as a class A fool like during the Obama years…

 

U.S. says ready to keep Strait of Hormuz open in face of Iranian threat. It would be a different fight this time

U.S. says ready to keep Strait of Hormuz open in face of Iranian threat. It would be a different fight this time

 

Time and the march of technology have done their work.  As Iran issues a new threat to shipping in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military issues its recurring assurances that the Gulf will be kept open for business.  But the landscape – and seascape – of warfare are changing, and in the unlikely event of a confrontation, keeping the Strait of Hormuz open and safe for commercial passage won’t look the way it would have 20 years ago, or even 10.

 

report by Fox News on 5 July previewed that reality in a barely-noticeable passage deep in the article.

 

The Fox report took note of the elliptical threat from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday, 3 July: an implied threat that if the U.S. shut down Iranian oil exports, Iran would see to it that the other oil producers in the Gulf were unable to export their oil.

 

“It really is an unfounded and unfair thing to suggest that one day all oil-producing countries will be able to export oil, while Iran won’t be able to do so,” Rouhani added.

 

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