Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bush Draws Line in Harbor on Iran

The Jerusalem Post reported the Bush administration imposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and its 18 affiliated companies for aiding the rogue regime in Tehran. There are numerous inducements for businesses and other governments not to utilize IRISL, but the kicker in the article is:

The vessels must be physically blocked should they enter US jurisdiction.

And where is the closest U.S. jurisdiction to Iran? Might it be near the Straight of Hormuz, maybe Iran's uncertain border with Iraq? Look for a Bush/Cheney naval incident, one that can serve as the precipitating event to a wider conflagration. General Petraeus takes over CentCom next week. Something wicked this way comes....