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Iran has formulated a plan codenamed "Muddy Waters" to block oil traffic in the Strait of Hormuz...

Iran has formulated a plan codenamed "Muddy Waters" to block oil traffic in the Strait of Hormuz by steering a tanker onto rocks and causing a massive oil spill, Der Spiegel reports. Iran's co-operation would be needed to clean the spill, as would a temporary lifting of the embargo on the country. The speculation comes as the EU considers tougher sanctions on Iran, which has reiterated an offer to suspend domestic production of medium-enriched uranium.
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  • Tony Petroski
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    They won't do this for a good reason. Our Community Organizer in Chief want the Iranian dictators to thrive. If there's an oil spill it brings out the religious zealots--no, I don't mean those guys in Iran. I mean the "environmentalists." Obama will have to put his boot on the neck of the oil spillers and then things get ugly.

     

    "The speculation comes as the EU considers tougher sanctions on Iran..."

     

    Ooh--Peace Prize winners getting upset. Gore, Obama and the EU waging peace.

     

    Good luck with that one.
    15 Oct 2012, 07:55 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    Don't forget the dozens of harshly-worded diplomatic communiques!
    15 Oct 2012, 08:17 AM Reply Like
  • wjbrown2003030
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    You're so upset with Obama, why let facts get in the way of the delusion, right? "[Obama] want(s) the Iranian dictators to thrive."

     

    Huh?

     

    The economic sanctions are bringing Iran to its knees and the point where it is contemplating insanity -- like creating a massive oil spill disaster.

     

    I guess nothing short of "bombing Iran" -- and then occupying it (with our broken down military, which your "LONG" position in defense contractors wouldn't benefit too much from, right?) -- is your prescription, right?

     

    Romney/Ryan, were they in office TODAY, would TAKE THE SAME COURSE as OBAMA. Campaign rhetoric be damned.
    15 Oct 2012, 10:18 AM Reply Like
  • BlueOkie
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    Obama will just give his friends some waivers to the embargo. Lead from behind and throw Clinton under the bus for her lack of leadership. Sorta like they thru intelligence under the bus about libya. VOTE Nov 6. If you are from Chicago vote early and often
    15 Oct 2012, 10:27 AM Reply Like
  • wjbrown2003030
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    Real tough words coming from a nobody, trolling online and "leading" by sitting at home in his underwear. I'm sure you're contributing a lot to our economy, too ... likely a deadbeat unemployment benefit 47-percenter, too.
    15 Oct 2012, 12:54 PM Reply Like
  • BlueOkie
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    You have a sick mind. Seek help!
    30 Nov 2012, 09:33 AM Reply Like
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