US Navy Says Any Disruption To Straits Of Hormuz “Will Not Be Tolerated”
by Tyler Durden
Just out from Reuters:
U.S. FIFTH FLEET SAYS ANY DISRUPTION OF NAVIGATION IN HORMUZ STRAIT “WILL NOT BE TOLERATED”
Compare this statement with what an Iranian navy chief said earlier:
Closing off the Gulf to oil tankers will be “easier than drinking a glass of water” for Iran if the Islamic state deems it necessary, state television reported on Wednesday, ratcheting up fears over the world’s most important oil chokepoint.
“Closing the Strait of Hormuz for Iran’s armed forces is really easy … or as Iranians say it will be easier than drinking a glass of water,” Iran’s navy chief Habibollah Sayyari told Iran’s English language Press TV.
“But right now, we don’t need to shut it as we have the Sea of Oman under control and we can control the transit,” said Sayyari, who is leading 10 days of exercises in the Strait.
It appears that just like in the case of the ECB, where all the powers involved need a crash of some sort to proceed with “next steps” so the same mentality has now gripped the US Fifth Fleet.