Friday, January 13, 2012

U.S. Sends Top Iranian Leader a Warning on Strait Threat

 The Obama administration is relying on a secret channel of communication to warn Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that closing the Strait of Hormuz is a “red line” that would provoke an American response, according to United States government officials. 
he officials declined to describe the unusual contact between the two governments, and whether there had been an Iranian reply. Senior Obama administration officials have said publicly that Iran would cross a “red line” if it made good on recent threats to close the strait, a strategically crucial waterway connecting the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman, where 16 million barrels of oil — about a fifth of the world’s daily oil trade — flow through every day.
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said this past weekend that the United States would “take action and reopen the strait,” which could be accomplished only by military means, including minesweepers, warship escorts and potentially airstrikes. 
This is completely amazing. At the same time that the U.S. is warning Iran, the U.S. is doing everything in its power to prevent anyone from buying oil from Iran. It's a damn financial block of the strait by the U.S, that is really pushing Iran into a corner,


  1. Is this going to be another false flag that "lies us into war", i.e. the US or a US proxy mines the straits and that's considered a pretext for war?

  2. konst:

    Not a false flag, but a Pearl Harbor type provocation. The Pentagon is probably just itching for Iran to do something "stupid" after being continually sanctioned and provoked so much that the Pentagon responds with a "you crossed the red line!" bombing, and possible invasion if it escalates.

  3. It's so sad to see this happening yet again. The military industrial complex never has a full stomach, even after all the donuts our politicians keep stuffing in their mouths. Millions of Iranians will suffer from the sanctions, and hundreds of thousands will die when we finally invade them. And all the while the majority of the American people will be under the impression that Iran is attempting to build itself a nuclear weapon with which it wishes to use against Israel and the US.