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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 04.02.07 | 01:08 (IST)

    "the iranians tried to stop oil from flowing during the iraq war but failed miserably." - Sassoon Oh really? The tanker war was pretty effective. Iran was fully involved in a struggle with Iran, and with a shoestring budget and using improvised weapons, managed to improvise an effective harassment campaign which caused all Gulf Shipping to undertake War Risk Insurance (not cheap) and the United States to make a major effort to convoy tankers to and from Iraq. Iran made NO effort to stop all shipments or close the straights. It's effort was aimed at reducing Iraqi oil exports. You seem to have missed the tanker war, or perhaps you read about it in a comic book. Anyone who thinks a war with Iran would be a cakewalk is probably the same kind of fool that thought Iraq would be a cakewalk. The ONLY thing that would stop an Iranian bomb program would be the occupation of the nation. The Bushiz think they will get away with just seizing the oil fields adjacent to Iraq. More folly.

    from the article: And now for Iran
    First published 00:00 02.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.02.07
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