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Iran’s Navy Prepares to be Served

Never make idol threats, you just might get what you asked for..

English: Map of Strait of Hormuz Español: Mapa...

A senior Iranian official on Tuesday delivered a sharp threat in response to economic sanctions being readied by the United States, saying his country would retaliate against any crackdown by blocking all oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz, a vital artery for transporting about one-fifth of the world’s oil supply. European Union leaders have also called for more sanctions against Iran by the end of January but have made no explicit call for an embargo on Iranian crude imports. The bloc is considering an embargo on Iranian oil exports that would block the sale of about 450,000 barrels a day from Iran into the EU

The declaration by Iran’s first vice president, Mohammad-Reza Rahimi, came as President Obama prepares to sign legislation that, if fully implemented, could substantially reduce Iran’s oil revenue in a bid to deter it from pursuing a nuclear weapons program. “If they impose sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, then even one drop of oil cannot flow from the Strait of Hormuz,” he stated according to Iran’s official news agency. (Iran is currently having war games for 10 days in the area)

Most of the crude exported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Iraq – together with nearly all the liquefied natural gas from lead exporter Qatar – must slip through the Strait of Hormuz, a 4-mile wide shipping channel between Oman and Iran. Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia and other Gulf OPEC states are ready to replace Iranian oil if further sanctions halt Iranian crude exports to Europe, industry sources said on Tuesday. Iran’s Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi had said that Saudi Arabia had promised not to replace Iranian crude if sanctions are imposed. “No promise was made to Iran, its very unlikely that Saudi Arabia would not fill a demand gap if sanctions are placed,” an industry source familiar with the matter, who declined to be named, told Reuters. “If the sanctions take place, the price of oil in Europe would increase and Saudi and other Gulf countries would start selling there to fill the gap and also benefit from the higher price,” said a second industry source who declined to be named.

Benchmark U.S. crude oil futures jumped nearly a dollar to over $100 a barrel after the Iranian threat, but a Gulf OPEC delegate said the effect could be temporary. “For now any move in the oil price is short term, as I don’t see Iran actually going ahead with the threat,” the delegate told Reuters. The industry source said that in the case of EU sanctions, Iran would most likely export more of its crude to Asia, while Gulf States would divert their exports to Europe to fill the gap until the market is balanced again.

However in Asia, China is already driving a hard bargain. China’s top refiner Sinopec Corp said it would cut its January crude imports from Iran by half, in attempt to discount prices, trade sources told Reuters in December. A long-term disruption in the volume of supplies China buys would strengthen the impact on Iran of new U.S. and EU sanctions. Industry sources believe the dispute will likely be short lived, as Iran would back down if it fears it will lose market share in China.

When the sanctions come, a naval blockade is sure to follow. Time to call the bluff and up the ante

UPDATE 1

Dec 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Fifth Fleet said on Wednesday it will not allow any disruption of traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran threatened to stop ships moving through the strategic oil route.”The free flow of goods and services through the Strait of Hormuz is vital to regional and global prosperity,” a spokesperson for the Bahrain-based fleet said in a written response to queries from Reuters about the possibility of Iran trying to close the waterway.”Anyone who threatens to disrupt freedom of navigation in an international strait is clearly outside the community of nations; any disruption will not be tolerated.”Asked whether it was taking specific measures in response to the threat to close the Strait, the fleet said it “maintains a robust presence in the region to deter or counter destabilizing activities”, without providing further detail.

The Failure of the Palestinian Experiment and a Reason to Annex

With continual double talk alongside rampant terrorism, the Palestinians have continually shot themselves in the foot since their inception in 1965. After over 4 decades of murder and destruction, it’s time for the international community to switch direction on its failed policy and entertain what should have been done in 1967. Full annexation and population transfer. I’m not going to go into the past from 1920 to 2011, we all know the facts they are readily available, But it’s become past time to admit that another Islamist controlled Arab state is not needed or wanted, or safe for the world.

Christians are also being murdered daily as well by the hands of these 7th century barbarians.

What to do, What to do…

Israel will immediately annex the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria, (up to the western bank of the Jordan River) and all of Gaza. The right of return will be declared null and void completely, and any and all refugee’s will be provided a settlement check and settled in their host countries with full citizenship. Jerusalem will never be divided, Israel IS a Jewish state AND will retain its Jewish character, but that it will as always, comply with the continual observance of all religions in its borders alongside equal rights for all. And the grand daddy statement, taking back control of the Temple Mount.

As far as Gaza’s 1.5 million citizens, the approximately 3,500 Christians can stay as well as 250,000 Arabs.(Carefully screened of course) all of the militant groups including Hamas and Islamic Jihad and all the rest of approximately 1.2 million Muslims can move south of the canal into Egypt with a fat settlement check, where they will be granted citizenship. To sweeten the deal with Egypt, Israel could allow a million of their Christians to move into Gaza, and be granted Israeli citizenship in exchange. (Personally I think the Sinai should be given to the Copts and after time granted statehood, but that’s another b*tch.

The wall surrounding Gaza can then be removed and used to fortify the Egyptian border.

Judea and Samaria currently have a population of approximately 2.5 million, 75 percent Muslim while 17 percent is Jewish. The remaining 8 percent are Christians and others. 2 million of the Arabs can be resettled in Jordan, allowing the rest (again carefully screened) to stay. In return, Israel will open Judea and Samaria to any last remnants of Jews in Arab lands, and take in 2 million Christians fleeing persecution in Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Yemen, excreta.

The wall splitting Israel can then be removed as well and moved south.

The Palestinians under Iranian and Islamic guidance will never accept the state of Israel in their midst. A state will just be a new jump off point to then take Israel proper. They have not earned statehood. They do not deserve it, in fact never did. And it’s high time someone tells them so. It’s over. You lost, Goodbye.

I may be crazy, but none of these guys are sane either..

Jeff Treesh is @IranAware

First Stop on the Hamas 2011 Tour

UPDATE 1

He is supposed to visit Egypt, Sudan, Turkey, Qatar, Tunisia and Bahrain.
 According to the virulently anti-Hamas but usually reliable Palestine Press Agency website, Haniyeh is running into problems.
 Apparently, the Damascus-based Hamas leader Khaled Meshal is not happy that, after he has been talking about unity with Fatah, Haniyeh is acting like the Palestinian prime minister.
 Apparently because of pressure from Meshal, Haniyeh is meeting much lower level officials than he had hoped to. Both Qatar and Turkey asked him to postpone the trip and are not planning to receive him in any official capacity. Similarly, he has not met with political leaders in Khartoum or in Cairo. And Tunisia has informed him that he can meet with Islamic party officials but not with government officials.

Original post

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh left Gaza Sunday on a tour of several Muslim countries, his first since his militant Islamist movement seized control of the coastal enclave in June 2007. Haniyeh will visit Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Bahrain and Turkey, his aide Yousef Rizqah said in a statement. The aim is to garner support for the Palestinians and for Gaza Strip. And don’t forget bash Israel.

His first stop in Egypt, he was greeted with street banners and crowds of adoring Muslim Brotherhood fans. Speaking to journalists in Cairo after two days of meetings with Egyptian officials, Haniyeh slammed Israel for the “demolition of houses, villages and ethnic cleansing” in Jerusalem, pan-Arab news outlet Elaph reported. He called on Arab states to step up efforts to stop the “Judaization” of Jerusalem, a city many Palestinians see as the future capital of a Palestinian state, through financial and political means, according to Elaph. Haniyeh also mentioned the “muezzin bill,” a law that would ban the use of a PA system for the Muslim call to prayer. The Hamas prime minister said this law, as well as the issue in Jerusalem, were proof of Israel’s campaign against “Muslim symbols.”

As part of the recent celebration of its 24th anniversary, Hamas held a mass rally in Gaza in which the terror group expressed an intransigent commitment to the jihad against Israel. In his speech at the rally, Hamas’ Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh called for the establishment of “the al-Quds Army for the liberation of Palestine.”

There have been scattered reports on bits and pieces of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh’s speech at Hamas’ 24th anniversary rally on December 14th, but Palestinian Media Watch put it all together. It is a must-read for every Western politician and Middle East pundit – who will of course ignore and/or excuse what he says as just rhetoric.

“We say today, explicitly, so it cannot be explained otherwise, that the armed resistance and the armed struggle are the path and the strategic choice for liberating the Palestinian land, from the [Mediterranean] sea to the [Jordan] river, and for the expulsion of the invaders and usurpers [Israel] from the blessed land of Palestine. The Hamas movement will lead Intifada after Intifada until we liberate Palestine – all of Palestine, Allah willing. Allah Akbar and praise Allah. We say with transparency and in a clear manner, that Palestinian reconciliation – and all sides must know this – cannot come at the expense of [our] principles, at the expense of the resistance. These principles are absolute and cannot be disputed: Palestine – all of Palestine – is from the sea to the river. We won’t relinquish one inch of the land of Palestine. The involvement of Hamas at any stage with the interim objective of liberation of [only[ Gaza, the West Bank, or Jerusalem, does not replace its strategic view concerning Palestine and the land of Palestine.”

In an announcement published on Hamas’ official website on Monday, Hamas’ refugees department suggested that the Arab refugees would be the pioneers of the future al-Quds Army. All Arab states, and particularly those which host the refugees, were called upon to take the initiative to start building the “Arab Liberation Army.” The first steps in this direction, according to Hamas, should include recruiting volunteers to the future al-Quds Brigades in each Arab country and establishing a supreme military command which will be assigned to draw the liberation plan of Palestine militarily and politically. Hamas’ refugees department also stressed that the Palestinian people will spearhead the confrontation with Israel, saying that “We are confident that the battle to liberate al-Quds (Jerusalem) is closer than ever and that we are nearing a victory with the support of Allah.”

At what point does the resident at 1600, along with the EU decide that pushing the Israeli’s to stop building apartments and give more concessions to these terrorists is not what needs to be done? With Egypt’s rapid fall to the Islamists and the peace treaty in jeopardy, maybe its time to transfer the Gazans across the canal and annex it all, securing the south and pushing the rest across the river into Jordan.  There is no peace process with genocidal madmen aspiring die through martyrdom, it’s time the world accepts reality, and Israel lays claim to what is rightfully hers to begin with.

Stay tuned…