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To: M. Espinola
Excellent info! Very disturbing though. I had just assumed it would be a direct attack on our troops or Israel. I had overlooked the chaos that would happen if they just lobbed rockets into S.A.'s largest oil/gas field and refinery while trying to block the Straight of Hormuz with further rocket attacks.

I have noticed an almost total lack of interest in this overall volatile subject which effects everyone, as if to say, if we don't think, discuss it, or make an attempt to fathom the situations, maybe, just maybe nothing will transpire.....

I too over the years have noticed this approach is taken by many many people as their way of coping with the potential threat of most any type of disaster, whether it be the threat of war, economic upheaval, natural disasters (think New Orleans), or possible disease pandemics (like the current avian flu situation). They would rather ignore it so it won't upset their happy thoughts rather than keep aware of it and assess it's potential and develop a personal plan of action as warranted.

Again, many thanks for the great insight. - OB1

21 posted on 04/03/2006 6:26:34 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (America is the land of the free BECAUSE of the BRAVE !!)
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To: OB1kNOb
"Excellent info! Very disturbing though. I had just assumed it would be a direct attack on our troops or Israel."

I fully believe you are more then correct in stating Israel and our troops shall be targeted, since Iran's ruling tyrant Mahmoud Ahmadnejad has sworn to attempt to "wipe Israel off the map" they have roped themselves in to at least try. Obviously any military move on Iran's part to inflict a holocaust on Israel would be met with such incredible military might by the Israelis, the Iranian perpetrators would be targeted immediately and vaporized.

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Unfortunately our troops and those of our allies serving in either Afghanistan and Iraq would become targets of jihadic revenge for the Iranians. Everything in our power must be geared to prevent missile and or biological attacks on those troops. If there was ever a current dictatorial Islamic régime more then willing to utilize germ-warfare it would be the Mahdi instigating Iranian Mullahcracy.

In relation to the Straight of Hormuz it is the energy life line for numerous nations throughout the globe, once again all necessary measure must be enacted to prevent major disruption of super-takers entering or exiting that geostrategic waterway. The Straight of Hormuz could rapidly become the number flash point in the coming conflict.

Have you noticed gas pump prices are quickly heading back to hurricane level price ranges of $3.00 a gallon or higher and we are not at war with Iran, yet, not has the hurricane season even started. I forecast a doubling of prices(+) if there is are dramatic sudden "double shortages" (Iran related war damage/sabotage, coupled with hurricane damage).

You are one of the remnant which clearly sees the economic potentials of some very rough times ahead. I firmly believe whenever these events do transpire we shall not be taken by surprise. Regrettably the majority will have no idea what or why they happened.

Some photos from the next front:

A picture released by the official Iranian News Agency (IRNA) shows members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard during maneuvers along the Gulf Sea and Sea of Oman. Iran test-fired what it described as a highly destructive torpedo in war games in the Gulf, warning the West not to "play with fire" at a time of mounting tensions over its nuclear program.(AFP/IRNA-HO)

In this file photo from 2003 a truck carries a long range Iranian Shahab-3 Ballistic missile during a military parade in Tehran. Iran may have overstated claims to have developed radar-absorbing materials capable of hampering the targeting of its ballistic missiles, a Pentagon spokesman said, adding however, that Tehran's weapons program also could be "making strides(AFP/File/Behrouz Mehri)

Special forces of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard and a helicopter take part in maneuvers in the Persian Gulf Monday April, 3rd 2006. Iran successfully tested a new torpedo Monday, the latest new weapon it has unveiled during war games in the Gulf. The new ship-launched torpedo can target submarines at any depth and is powerful enough to 'break a heavy warship' in two, spokesman Gen. Mohammad Ebrahim Dehghani told state television. He did not give details on the speed or range of the torpedo. A day earlier, Iran announced it had tested a new high-speed torpedo, the 'Hoot,' or 'whale,' which moves at up to 360 kilometers per hour (223 miles per hour), saying it was too fast for any enemy ship to elude. On Friday, it tested the Fjr-3, a missile than can avoid radars and hit several targets simultaneously using multiple warheads. (AP Photo)

Special forces of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard and a helicopter take part in maneuvers in the Persian Gulf Monday April, 3rd, 2006.

A Fajr-3 missile is test fired during naval manoeuvres in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman March 31, 2006 in this video frame grab released April 3rd, 2006.

Members of Iran's Iranian elite Revolutionary Guard attend a maneuvers as seen from a warship in the Persian Gulf on April 3rd 2006.

25 posted on 04/03/2006 9:50:21 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not free)
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