How BRICS Plus clashes with the US economic war on Iran

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How BRICS Plus clashes with the US economic war on Iran

Post by neverfail » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:29 am

This absurd game of chicken is absolutely unnecessary for Washington from an oil strategy point of view – apart from the intent to break a key node of Eurasia integration. Assuming the Trump administration is playing chess, it’s imperative to think 20 moves ahead if “winning” is on the cards.

If a US oil blockade on Iran is coming, Iran could answer with its own Strait of Hormuz blockade, producing economic turmoil for the West. If this leads to a massive depression, it’s unlikely the industrial-military-security complex will blame itself.
http://www.atimes.com/article/how-brics ... r-on-iran/

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Re: How BRICS Plus clashes with the US economic war on Iran

Post by SteveFoerster » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:55 pm

In another forum I'm on, someone was talking about the U.S. occupying Iran, and I basically said it doesn't matter what one thinks of that, because the U.S. would never succeed at invading Iran in the first place to get far enough to have that problem.

The U.S. military has already bitten off more than it can chew. To add a major active adversary to that, whether Iran, Venezuela, or anyone else, would be insane.
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Re: How BRICS Plus clashes with the US economic war on Iran

Post by neverfail » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:20 am

SteveFoerster wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:55 pm
In another forum I'm on, someone was talking about the U.S. occupying Iran, and I basically said it doesn't matter what one thinks of that, because the U.S. would never succeed at invading Iran in the first place to get far enough to have that problem.

The U.S. military has already bitten off more than it can chew. To add a major active adversary to that, whether Iran, Venezuela, or anyone else, would be insane.
Steve, in your opinion; in the case of Iran, does Trump realise that he is playing with fire?

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Re: How BRICS Plus clashes with the US economic war on Iran

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:23 am

From the US point-of-view, Iran, as an Islamic state, should be considered no differently than any other Islamic entity in West Asia or North Africa. That is, as barbaric lands where no non-Muslims should be. This even extends to diplomatic facilities (see e.g. Iran and Libya). And there is this:

"U.S. considering military options to keep Strait of Hormuz open"
https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Repor ... pen-563625

Any US counter to the closure of the Strait should be considered an opportunity to shower military targets in Iran with Tomahawks and other appropriate ordnance as a one-off. Should that not achieve the desired obtain, the rest of the world is just going to have to suck it up.

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Re: How BRICS Plus clashes with the US economic war on Iran

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Re: How BRICS Plus clashes with the US economic war on Iran

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:04 pm

Milo wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:21 pm
An absolutely outstanding summation . . .

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Re: another US initiated catastrophe in the making.

Post by neverfail » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:10 am

All that Iran would need to do is to sink one laden oil supertanker in the Strait of Hormuz and it would turn the entire Persian Gulf into a no-go zone for the World's entire tanker fleet for years after.

Go for the soft targets Iran. Tehran would be foolish to take on the US Navy directly when they have ample other options.

Of course the world would love America for the ensuing global economic depression.

In even contemplating to rough up Iran up militarily like that, Trump of course is thinking with his balls, not his brains, as always.

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Re: How BRICS Plus clashes with the US economic war on Iran

Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:04 am

"Go for the soft targets Iran."
I'm curious, neverfail. Precisely what are these "soft targets" Iran should attack?

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Re: How BRICS Plus clashes with the US economic war on Iran

Post by neverfail » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:31 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:04 am
"Go for the soft targets Iran."
I'm curious, neverfail. Precisely what are these "soft targets" Iran should attack?
The oil loading facilities on the Arabic shoreline of the Persian Gulf, for one thing.

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Re: How BRICS Plus clashes with the US economic war on Iran

Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:45 pm

neverfail wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:31 pm
Jim the Moron wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:04 am
"Go for the soft targets Iran."
I'm curious, neverfail. Precisely what are these "soft targets" Iran should attack?
The oil loading facilities on the Arabic shoreline of the Persian Gulf, for one thing.
What would be Iran's objective in attacking those facilities?

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