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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 10:15 p.m. PST

"Would Iran close the Strait of Hormuz, could it, and would the United States reply by force of arms if Tehran made the attempt?

Maybe, maybe, and yes. There is precedent: it assailed merchant and naval shipping during the "Tanker War" of the 1980s. Then, it was attacking the export earnings of its archfoe Iraq. The United States, the mullahs' Great Satan, isn't nearly so dependent as was Saddam Hussein's Iraq on merchantmen plying the Persian Gulf. Washington nonetheless sees important interests at stake in this contested waterway—and that gives Tehran an opportunity to inflict pain should it choose…"
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Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2019 6:03 a.m. PST

It would be a newer version of Operation Preying Mantis, with the same old results. It's a very interesting Operation and there was a book that came out maybe 10 years ago that told the whole story.



Stryderg15 May 2019 6:17 a.m. PST

It will look like a mess.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2019 11:44 a.m. PST



pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2019 3:23 p.m. PST

IMHO, the Iranian "Navy" would cease to exist in a few weeks. Maybe a few Boghammers tucked away but the big stuff will be annihilated.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2019 6:13 p.m. PST

New "Iranian-made" (assuming they make some of their own vessels) artificial reefs for the fishes in the region, coming to the bottom of the Gulf near those mad mullahs, soon.

SBminisguy16 May 2019 10:06 a.m. PST

IMHO, the Iranian "Navy" would cease to exist in a few weeks.

Days, not weeks. And, what Irish Marine said.

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