I have been saying since January we are now dealing with a Shia/Sunni religious war that has military, economic, political and cultural aspects. Iran and Saudi Arabia are now fully involved in a PROXY WAR using various groups to fight indirectly. I have also thought there would come a “trigger event,” that would unleash all the pent up violence.
Iran has made it clear by its actions over the last five months it will brook no US/Sunni/Saudi Arabian crap. If you look at the sequence of what Iran has done, well they are clearly preparing for a hot war with Saudi Arabia. Further, they are setting up an economic firestorm by blocking BOTH THE SUEZ CANAL ENTRANCES AND THE PERSIAN GULF STRAIT OF HORMUZ. The military aspects of this are matched by the economic aspects of this proxy conflict. The price of oil is a tactical weapon and doctrine for both Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iran will block transit lanes and unleash an economic crisis unseen since October of 1973.
Iran won’t back down now in my opinion. If Saudi Arabia attempts to physically block that ship from landing, or even try to board it IRAN WILL RESPOND WITH MILITARY FORCE.
Iran will fire on any foreign military ship, or plane that tries to block the so called “humanitarian” ship from unloading in Yemen. Iran is also not stupid, so my view is this particular ship really does have 2500 tons of food and medical supplies.
Obama is the wrong man, in the wrong place and will totally fail to prevent Iran and Saudi Arabia from going at each others throats. The key thing is whether the ENTIRE SUNNI MUSLIMS, THE 85 PERCENT, REALLY GO AFTER THE SHIA 15 PERCENT.
Any analysis of the Iran/Saudi Arabian proxy war must factor in it is a RELIGIOUS WAR THAT HAS LASTED SOME 1300 YEARS NOW.
This is not about a ship unloading. This is not about politics, or even economics at this point. IT IS NOW A RELIGIOUS WAR AND IS IN FACT A SUNNI/SHIA JIHAD, OR HOLY WAR.
Nations and individuals do not back down from Holy Wars.
Kris, if all that happens is the price of US gas goes to $8 a gallon, we will have dodged the bullet.
Iran Warns of War if Aid Ship to Yemen Attacked
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09:32 13.05.2015(updated 09:53 13.05.2015) Get short URL
The deputy chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces warned on Tuesday that Iran would retaliate in force against any country, which attacks an Iranian ship heading to Yemen with humanitarian aid cargo on board.
In this picture taken on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, and released by the semi-official Fars News Agency, Iranian warship Alborz, foreground, prepares before leaving Iran’s waters, at the Strait of Hormuz
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Iran Warns Off US, French Planes, Warships in Gulf of Aden
“Attacking the Iranian Red Crescent aid ship will spark war in the region”, Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri told the Arabic-language TV Alalam.
“The US and Saudi Arabia should know that Iran’s self-restraint has a limit,” he cautioned.
An Iranian ship carrying 2,500 tons of medical supplies, relief workers and peace activists from several countries left the Southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas for Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hudaydah, Iran’s Fars news agency reported.
The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has been trying to dispatch humanitarian aid to Yemen by sea and air, but has failed due to Saudi Arabia’s full blockade of the war-ravaged country.
Iran had earlier sent five consignments of humanitarian aid to Yemen, including a total of 69 tons of relief, medical, treatment, and consumer items, the agency reported.
Saudi Arabia launched its bombing campaign against Yemen on March 26 in an attempt to drive out the Shiite Houthi militants who seized power in Yemen, and to reinstate the fugitive President Mansour Hadi.