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    • Chris
    • 28.12.11 | 18:59 (IST)

    The Iranian admiral knows full well that it would not be easy. Not easy at all. On the other hand, Iran is no pushover either. Warships-no matter how advanced-float and can be sunk. Landmasses, like Iran, can be pummeled (and it would be pummeled) but can not be sunk. Therefore, Iran does in fact possess a certain advantage. Also, because of historic feelings of victimhood, Iran's leadership may not be able to back down once hostillities commence unless they have some sort of facesaving achievement on the battlefield. It would just go on and on untill they could say they had actually "won" something. Quite dangerous actually.

    from the article: Iran could easily block vital oil route, admiral warns
    First published 13:33 28.12.11 | Last updated 13:33 28.12.11
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