The Straits of Hormuz – Radiological Blockade?
Posted by lamarzulli on February 5, 2010
Please take a good look at the map to your left and pay close attention to Iran. The first dynamic that I will point you to is Iran’s neighbors. To the east, Afghanistan and to the west, Iraq. In both countries, joint US and coalition forces are in the tens of thousands of men and women. There are tanks, planes, and every accoutrement of modern warfare deployed there. What most people don’t realize – because how often do we see maps displayed – is that Iran is surrounded, basically trapped in a pincer move. In other words unless she is backed by Russia she isn’t going to attack Israel. It would be disastrous. However, there is another tactic that the Iranians might be willing to engage in and if successful would shut down the “capitalistic” West. It is interesting to note that Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has, warned western powers that he intends to strike against their “global arrogance” on February 11th. Let’s strip it down and expose what may be a likely scenario. We know that Iran has enough enriched uranium to make a bomb, but more than likely has not accomplished this…yet. However they could use the enriched uraniumn to create a radiological dirty bomb, and if deployed in a strategic area, in this case the Straits of Hormuz, would shut down the oil to China, India, the EU and the United States. This would greatly impact the west and it’s “capitalistic” pursuits to say the least. We would most like see oil rise to over $200 a barrel and gas prices at the pump skyrocketing to perhaps $8 a gallon! If this happens it would tumble the United States into a full-blown depression and most likely tank the dollar for good. Take another look at the map and you will notice the country of Oman, lying directly south of Iran. That area of water that separates the two countries is called, the Straits of Hormuz. It is a narrow water way that the Iranians could easily shut down and make impassible if they opted for the use of a dirty bomb, thus effectively creating a radiological blockade. No ship would be able to pass through due to the radiation. The Iranians know that they can not stand up against the Israeli and American forces. The other nations that are in with Iran, such as Syria, Lebanon/Hezbollah and perhaps Turkey won’t get involved either. As I have pointed out, if Russia backs the Iranians, it’s an entirely different story, however if they don’t, Iran is hemmed in on two of its borders, by the greatest military force the world has ever seen in that region. What would you do if you were Ahmadinejad? We know that he is a believer in the Mahdi. The manifestation of the Imam Mahdi is what the Shia sect of Islam is waiting for. He will only manifest though in a time of chaos! In my book Politics, Prophecy & the Supernatural, I quoted Ahmadinejad as saying that he was willing to sacrifice up to one third of his own people to bring about the advent of the Mahdi. There is an apocalyptic fervor that is driving the Iranians and it is alarming to say the least. We also know that the US has scrambled just this week to send ships, missiles and reinforcements into the region. Is this because they got wind of the Iranians strategy to “nuke” the straits of Hormuz? In closing, the Iranians have nothing to lose by detonating a nuke in the Straits of Hormuz as they already have sanctions being applied by the United Nations. They are surrounded on two fronts and have very little options other than surrender their nascent nuclear program, which is something they will never do, without a regime change. As I see it they really only have one military option, but if they were to succeed, it would create an overwhelming victory as they would have disabled the global economy and brought the great Satan, the United States, to its knees without firing a shot. http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/286806
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