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If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply

by : World Tribune & AP
Sunday March 6, 2005 - 21:20
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Iran Threatens Retaliation On Persian Gulf Arab Oil If Attacked By U.S.

Iran has warned that Gulf Arab oil would be endangered by any U.S. attack on the Islamic republic.

In the first such threat, a leading Iranian official raised the prospect of Iranian retaliation against Middle East oil exports. The official said such Persian Gulf oil states as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia could be threatened, Middle East Newsline reported.

"An attack on Iran will be tantamount to endangering Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and "in a word" the entire Middle East oil," Iranian Expediency Council secretary Mohsen Rezai said on Tuesday.

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About 40 percent of the world’s crude oil shipments passes through the two-mile wide channel of the strategic Straits of Hormuz. Iranian forces are deployed at the head of the channel. Oman and the United Arab Emirates are located on the other side.

Teheran could easily block the Straits of Hormuz and use its missiles to strike tankers and GCC oil facilities. Within weeks, the rest of the world would be starving for oil and the global economy could be in danger.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that oil tanker traffic through the Straits of Hormuz will rise to about 60 percent of global oil exports by 2025.

Rezai, a former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and a candidate for president, told the Fars News Agency that any Western attack on Iran would send oil prices rocketing to $70 per barrel.

He said such a significant increase in oil prices would also be sparked by international sanctions on Tehran.

© Iranian.ws
http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/pub...


Venezuela threatens U.S. oil supply

NEW DELHI (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned Friday that his nation, the world’s fifth-largest oil exporter, would cut off oil supplies to the United States if Washington tries to "hurt" his country.

"We want to supply oil to the United States. We are not going to avoid supplying of oil unless the U.S. government gets a little bit crazy and tries to hurt us," he told reporters during a visit to India, according to Dow Jones Newswires. "If there is any aggression, there will be no oil," said Chavez. His country is a major supplier of oil and gas to the United States.

Last month, Chavez and Cuban President Fidel Castro accused the United States of trying to assassinate the Venezuelan leader. The U.S. State Department called the allegations ridiculous.

Later, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez Araque took his government’s case against the United States to the Organization of American States, indirectly accusing Washington of repeatedly violating Venezuelan sovereignty.

Without mentioning the United States by name, Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez Araque said his government’s intelligence agencies have evidence suggesting an attempt to "liquidate physically" Chavez.

Rodriguez also alluded to an unnamed "stimulus" behind a failed military coup attempt against Chavez in April 2002.

Chavez has charged repeatedly that the plot was a product of American imperialism.

The U.S. State Department has rejected the allegation, and a department inspector general investigation found no evidence of U.S. wrongdoing.

Relations between the United States and Venezuela have deteriorated steadily since Chavez took office in February 1999.

Chavez has accused the United States repeatedly of efforts to destabilize his government. For its part, the Bush administration is uneasy about Chavez’s intimate ties with Castro and his perceived efforts to silence the Venezuelan media and his political opponents.

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> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Sunday March 6 - 23:35 - Posted by 1095008c93433cfa...

Surely the U.S.would never attack counties like Venzuela,Iran,Iraq,Nicaragua,Granada,Cuba,Vietnam,Korea,Serbia,Lybia,Chile,Cambodia-would they?




> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Monday March 7 - 05:46 - Posted by 22a35c6807e32450...

what *are* the chances (they’ll ever outgrow it)?



> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Monday March 7 - 01:55 - Posted by ee355a117c5446cb...

I read recently that the US and Israel would like to build a pipeline from Iraq to Israel thru Syria and Lebanon. Now I see why that is so important. This info has me thinking the attack on Syria must come before Iran. But will Iran watch it happen and do nothing?




> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Monday March 7 - 05:44 - Posted by 22a35c6807e32450...

> But will Iran watch it happen and do nothing?

why not? they don’t want to be attacked again, they’ll have their hands full enough with that without trying to control what the USA does to everyone else.



> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Monday March 7 - 08:14 - Posted by 36128142307874e0...

Good. When are stupid Americans going to realize that the price of oil going through the roof is because of the shrinking value of the dollar? So far the Propaganda ministry has been able to repeat over and over and over that the oil prices are because of cold weather, or the shortage of refined products, or any other imaginary reason but NEVER TELLING IT LIKE IT IS...THE DOLLAR IS WORTH HALF OF WHAT IT WAS WHEN BU4HCO GOT CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY AND THAT IS WHY EVERYTHING COSTS MORE....ONE DOLLAR EQUALS A PESO.



> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Tuesday March 8 - 07:04 - Posted by 45f06cf11aec27eb...

Exactly.



> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Tuesday March 8 - 04:41 - Posted by 36128142307874e0...

I am amazed that the news media is able to get away with claiming that the reason for sky high oil prices is due to the cold weather or the refinining process or some other made up ideas. PEOPLE THE REASON FOR HIGH OIL PRICES IS BECAUSE THE DOLLAR IS WORTH ABOUT HALF WHAT IT WAS WORTH BEFORE BU$HCO TOOK OVER THE ECONOMY. This is not too hard for the "common" people to understand, so why are they trying to protect us from the obvious truth?



> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Monday March 7 - 06:57 - Posted by 48b3eda59d08ee0e...

The Us knows the only way to appease China which is holding US Treasury Notes with a value of over a trillions US dollars at this time. The US has to invade Iran to assure an Oil pipeline from Iraq and Iran so that it will route to India and then to China!




Don’t attack use economy weapons...
Monday March 7 - 07:48 - Posted by 36128142307874e0...

First Iran and Venezuela should no longer provide Oil for Dollar!
Iran should cut off Japan from it’s oil supplies - that hits Americas number one banker.

Yes the pipeline for the stolen Oil has to run through Syria - American/British warmongers
will murder another +100.000 civilians for this reason.

Where is the U.N.. Is Chirac gone crazy? No, France’s oil industry will get it’s share.




Don’t attack use economy weapons...
Monday March 7 - 07:49 - Posted by 36128142307874e0...

First Iran and Venezuela should no longer provide Oil for Dollar!
Iran should cut off Japan from it’s oil supplies - that hits Americas number one banker.

Yes the pipeline for the stolen Oil has to run through Syria - American/British warmongers
will murder another +100.000 civilians for this reason.

Where is the U.N.. Is Chirac gone crazy? No, France’s oil industry will get it’s share.




> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Monday March 7 - 08:34 - Posted by 618b998ad18e26b4...

Most likely the U.S. [or a partner state] will drop a nuclear bomb on Iran and then say that the explosion was brought about by the fact the Iranians were working on Nuclear weapon and that it was the Iranian device that went critical on the ground. The U.S. [or partner state] will then use the detonation as evidence to post-justify their strike on Iran. The U.S. [or partner state] will simply say that their only intent was to destroy a facility and that they used non-nuclear ordinance.

The American public has zero understanding of the physics involved in triggering an explosive chain reaction; coupled with the fact that there is an interisic hate builtin in the American culture and public, the scene that will be played out will convince current, prior and future generations of their "truthful" stance in destroying Iran.

Many, even highly "educated" persons in the U.S. are ingnorant of general science, let alone the complex series of precursory detonation sequencing needed to arrive at event one. They will gobble all of the lies as truth as they have done thus far with Iraq and the Afgan wars. To wit, as an aside, the Agfan theater has completely fallen off the map as far as the American public is concerned.

As another aside, a huge portion of the immense cultural, historical and anothropological of what is Iran will be erased forever. One has to look no further than what is happening in Iraq to appreciate the loss. But then again, the American public are totally unaware of any of the deeper cultural and historical understandings of other nations and peoples.

I strongly believe to be true that the biases that each member of the American public carries within against Muslims and Islam in specific [and other peoples not of the American tribe] is the reason that they accept the lies as truth. This in turn causes the public to look and see no further then the unreality of their viewpoint. And unfortunately for the rest of the world that emotional focus and output has been highly distructive.

But that is not to say that there are not U.S. leaders who are unaware of what is truly unfolding and will unfold when these actions are taken. For they are very bright and articulate and know and can focus the American public’s builtin hate.

What is happening in a larger sense, is that the next bogey-man [Islam] is being created. Do expect this conflict to go on for the next 100 years at least...




> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Monday March 7 - 16:36 - Posted by 4a854a5299d895de...

will the united states be stupid enough to find out?




> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Tuesday March 8 - 07:23 - Posted by 3b6b121cf1fa6d10...

I know what you are saying; however, the scenario that I gave just previous, has been worked on over the last 21 or so years. Partially, it can be found in the State Department newsletters and studies on the Near East as well as various non-specific State Dept.’s proceedings on world oil. Of what is public is perhaps only 20% [if that] of the actual documentation — the rest being classified. Further, in another series of papers done on policy, Dr. Kissinger and his staff’s works dating back to the his days as NSC adviser to Nixon would prove exteremely useful in understanding current context and policy trusts.

It is understood by various levels in the branches that the war games have already played out, dating to at least the operation Bright Star workouts of the mid-1980s.

One thing to keep in mind is that Dr. Kissinger dates his association with Nixon [and work in government] back to the days when Nixon was Veep under Eisenhower. [And perhaps eariler to Nixon’s "Un-American" committee.]

Overall though, counter-circumstances will govern U.S. policy with Iran — That is, while the U.S. would/could simply attach Iran, it is not now straight for the U.S. The Iranians are a clever people and they have not stood still, unlike much of the Muslims. While the U.S. has never been able to slice and identify divisions within the greater Iranina dispora.

I was surprised that Iran actually replied to any of the U.S. statements towards them. However, I can see limited use of their replies to their domestic consumption. The best that the Iranians can do is simply irgnore U.S. statements, or at least, not reply to them directly. It’s still not too late for them to follow a "silence is golden" policy for the short term. But then again, they are also being governed by their own counter-circumstances.

So, will the U.S. act out the option I mention... Time will tell...



> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Tuesday March 8 - 18:43 - Posted by 0e31048ba347f26f...

Yes the US IS stupid enough! The ONLY thing they REALLY care about it POWER and MONEY. Nothing, nothing at all of the needs, values, and realities of human values. The first key to this is the internally conspired assination of JFK. From there, it started on a downward slope, to this present direction of AlMOST straight down. I just hope, that the American people will snap oout of their stupor, and the few remaining decent politicians will take decisive action. An action that will both inform the Americans of what the truth is of their governments policies, both at home, and abroad.
GB



> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Monday March 7 - 16:38 - Posted by 4a854a5299d895de...

will the united states be stupid enough to find out?




> Don’t attack use economy weapons...
Tuesday March 8 - 01:51 - Posted by 36128142307874e0...

First Iran and Venezuela should no longer provide Oil for Dollar! Iran should cut off Japan from it’s oil supplies - that hits Americas number one banker.

Yes the pipeline for the stolen Oil has to run through Syria - American/British warmongers will murder another +100.000 civilians for this reason.

Where is the U.N.. Is Chirac gone crazy? No, France’s oil industry will get it’s share.




> If Attacked, Iran and Venezuela Threaten to Cut Off US Oil Supply
Monday March 14 - 23:58 - Posted by bc2c983110c5e125...

People there seems to be one aspect of the scenario that is completely overlooked:
Third world war! The numerous indicators, so far have not found any publicity, while the disinformation is making probable the start of the shooting match.







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