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Living with a nuclear Iran

...attacking U.S. targets in Iraq and Afghanistan is not. Iran also could try to close or disrupt shipping traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, which carries some 20 percent of the world's oil. Or it might choose to attack Israel, perhaps triggering a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-05-16/living-nuclear-iran
Opinion
Intensify diplomacy with Iran

...interests. They could help the forces arrayed against U.S. forces in Afghanistan, for example, and close the Strait of Hormuz to oil tankers, sending oil prices soaring.So, what about sanctions? "None of these sanctions so far have been...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-03/intensify-diplomacy-iran
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Go for Iran's oil jugular

...off oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz if the European Union delivers...drop of oil cannot flow from the Strait of Hormuz," a top Iranian official said...Iranian threat to barricade the Strait of Hormuz: It's hollow. Iran's previous...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-10/outside-editorial-go-irans-oil-jugula
Opinion
Con: US Bombing of Iran unnecessary - it lacks resources needed to block the Strait of Hormuz

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Iranian vice president is threatening to use Iran's navy to close the Strait of Hormuz to shipping traffic if the U.S.-led oil embargo chokes off his nation's oil exports.Both outcomes are extremely unlikely...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-27/con-us-bombing-iran-unnecessary-it-la
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Pro: We should remove domestic oil drilling restrictions, but we won't

...instability.Second, oil from the Middle East remains vulnerable as illustrated by Iran's continuing threat to mine the Straits of Hormuz and so block 35 percent of all world oil carried by ship.The administration's opposition to domestic oil and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-02-03/pro-we-should-remove-domestic-oil-dri
Opinion
Outside Editorial: Pruning the Pentagon

...power to counter our Pacific fleet. Another is Iran, with its threat to disrupt global oil supplies by closing the Strait of Hormuz.Those dangers explain Obama's refusal to cut the number of aircraft carriers from 11 to 10. Drones and special...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-11/outside-editorial-pruning-pentagon
Opinion
Helping would show U.S. is serious about preventing a nuclear-armed Iran

...more aggressively de-stabilize its neighbors while pursuing regional hegemony; and disrupt oil flows through the Straits of Hormuz - all while knowing the United States and its allies would have to think twice before forcefully confronting a declared...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-02-17/helping-would-show-us-serious-about-p
Opinion
Should Israel attack Iran's nuclear weapons facilities without waiting for green light from the US? Pro

...the world to a huge spike in oil prices that could occur, especially if Iran seeks to close the oil-transporting Strait of Hormuz. Quite the contrary, Israel should be sensitive to U.S. concerns, for the two nations have a bond that rivals...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080610/opi_691670542.shtml
Opinion
Geopolitical fears drive high oil prices

...worried that OPEC's second-largest oil exporter could withhold supplies or sabotage tankers moving through the Straits of Hormuz. Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez is canceling oil-production contracts with Western firms and favoring Russian...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081006/sta_20060810012.shtml
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