I understand that the whackos in Iran are threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz if sanctions are imposed. Iran’s navy stands no chance against the U.S. Navy, or European Navies. No chance at all. If our government would allow our military to “get the job done fast”, Iran would no longer have a navy. The U.S. alone, could probably sink their entire fleet in less than a week. Might be a good thing. Most of the oil that moves through the Strait of Hormuz is destined for China or Europe, and they’re not gonna let that happen, nor are we. If Iran does attempt to block the shipping route, it just might the first shots fired in another war we can’t afford, unless we took all the oil. The world is so dependent on oil, economies can not survive without it. That’s a fact. If Iran closes the shipping lanes, it will basically shut down its own economy, and they will lose in the end. That’s not gonna happen. Eventually, we will have to deal with Iran, and Iran knows this, and they also know they need nuclear bombs and missiles to get in the game. They are not quite there yet, but will be soon. They need more time, which the world is apparently ready and willing to give them. Do not take Israel out of the equation, they will do whatever is necessary to survive. I would too.
Unfortunately, I believe there will be a nuclear confrontation sooner than later. Nobody wins that game, and it really doesn’t matter in which direction the wind blows. There is no way to stay upwind everywhere.
It would have to be a very extreme situation for Iran to press the button, so to speak, but Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his mob are crazy. They believe everyone who does not believe as they do, should be killed. Dangerous people they are.
We should build more oil refineries now, drill all of the oil we can on our own soil now, mine all the coal possible, and build as many nuclear plants as needed to support our energy needs for the foreseeable future. We’re not ready for Green. We must do what we already know how to do. We must also stop buying oil, and giving money to, from our enemies. Fuck ‘em, we can make it on our own, and be self sufficient.
We face troubled times ahead, and everyone will be forced to adapt in one way or another.
There are many bottom lines in this mess, but one thing is for certain…there is no way we can pay off our national debt. Mathematically impossible. What happens then?