Iranian identifies 35 US targets for retaliatory strikes after General Soleimani's death including attacks on ships in the Gulf and Tel Aviv – as the Islamic Re

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    PADemD
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    • The potential threat was raised by General Gholamali Abuhamzeh, the commander of the Guards in the southern province of Kerman
    • Some of the potential targets include ships in the Gulf, as well as Tel Aviv
    • Abuhamzeh said: ‘The Strait of Hormuz is a vital point for the West and a large number of American destroyers and warships cross there’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7851623/Iranian-identifies-35-targets-retaliatory-strikes-General-Soleimanis-death.html?ITO=applenews

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    Hi padem,

    Should Iran block the Strait of Hormuz we are looking potentially at global recession since the bulk of world oil travels that route.

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    Yep – and everyone knows it, too.  Honestly I’m surprised they have not already done so.  Probably self preservation.  If/when they do, I have no doubt that the U.S. and Israel will launch multiple attacks.  Not sure what difference it will make short term, but…

    Yeah, they could mine it like crazy.  Setup land batteries on the surrounding shoreline (or nearby) and basically make it inaccessible for some time.  The U.S. might be able to take them out eventually, but not without heavy losses.

    I expect that, if they do such a thing, they will at the same time attempt to strike every U.S. and Israeli target that they can.

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    Better go fill up the tank with gas. We’ll be lucky to have gas and if we do, it will be expensive.

    I remember the 1973 oil embargo. No gas at most stations. Looooong lines at stations that did have gas and if you were one of the lucky ones to get gas, it wasn’t cheap.

     

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    Unless the Empire starts striking targets in Iran, I doubt the Iranians will shut down the Straits of Hormuz. In any case, they’ll consult with the Russians and Chinese before doing any such thing. China gets a lot of its oil from the Persian Gulf.

    That said, they can shut it down at will, thanks to Chinese shore-to-surface missiles and Iran’s own numerous and fast missile boats.

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    As I see it – they have to retaliate, no choice if their own leaders dont want to be torn to pieces.  That means a public reaction – and soon.  This is just one possible scenario – one of the worst – but any kind of direct retaliation against U.S. forces or Israel will receive a swift reaction.

    Now, if that reaction is in Iran itself- they would almost certainly shut it down.

    Could be this whole thing will blow over… but I doubt it.  The U.S. and Israel have targeted Iranians (though not in Iran) at will.  Iran has struggled to fight back via PR campaigns and a sort of shadowy proxy war… but I think their people will demand more now.

    If Iran killed one of our generals, especially one that had so much fame and power – the U.S. would be in the same situation.  The thing is… the U.S. is the aggressor here – and has been for some time.  I think the world is sick of it.  I think the Russians and Chinese will be very generous to Iran here – and that is the larger threat.

    I have never served in the military, but you know me, I read a lot.  Some of what I’ve read are novels that contemplate such situations.  I did not think we would be living in one quite so soon.

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      @davidthegnome Oh, the Iranians will retaliate; I just doubt they’ll start off with shutting down the Gulf. It will probably be against an American target in Iraq or Syria and calculated to win more local support against the aggressive colonial Empire. That’s my best guess, but it’s only a guess.

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        In this coming asymmetric war, the U.S. has technology and weaponry out the ying-yang, so its opponents will have to deal with it in other ways.  It wasn’t too long ago that some Yemenis (with possible Iranian help) crippled Saudi oil production with some low-tech drones.  That may be one avenue they have under consideration.   Also, I’m thinking the petrodollar is now past its sell-by date, and if Iranian and Russian oil production is not dollar denominated, that may take some of the air out of Trump’s stock market.

        Whatever the Iranians decide to do, Trump and the neo-cons pulling his strings will probably be caught off-guard and will fall on their faces.  I sure wouldn’t book a room at a Trump hotel in the near future though.

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    “I sure wouldn’t book a room at a Trump hotel in the near future though.”

    You got that right!

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    Sickening to see that jackass grinning & giving the thumbs-up from his bullet-proof, air-conditioned car on his way home to his mansion after a round of golf.

    Fuck him & the backers he rode in with.  He is the real “Death to America”

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      Profound CMT: Trump is the ‘Death to America’ that Iran wished for.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/04/politics/trump-warning-iran-52-assets/index.html

    Donald Trump on Saturday drew what may come to be seen as the most significant red line of his presidency in a three-part tweet, vowing specific military action against Iran if it “strikes any Americans, or American assets.”

    “We have … targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture” and “if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets… Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD,” Trump wrote in a series of tweets.
    The string of tweets come after the White House formally notified Congress on Saturday of the US operation that killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani on Thursday.

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