December 28th, 2011
10:50 AM ET

U.S. Navy won't tolerate Strait of Hormuz disruption

The U.S. Navy said Iran's threat to block the strategically and economically important Strait of Hormuz is unacceptable.

"The free flow of goods and services through the Strait of Hormuz is vital to regional and global prosperity," Navy 5th Fleet in Bahrain spokeswoman Cmdr. Amy Derrick Frost told reporters on Wednesday.

"Anyone who threatens to disrupt freedom of navigation in an international strait is clearly outside the community of nations; any disruption will not be tolerated."

The 34-mile narrow shipping channel leads in and out of the Persian Gulf between Iran and Oman. It is strategically important because tankers carrying oil travel through it.

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  1. Jim TX

    As a former Marine and seeing up close what our Navy packs, It would be rout. It would be nothing more than a training exercise for the US Navy.

    December 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    @Jim TX. Iran will never goto war with the US. Venezuela will though. And it won't be one of your "walks in the park" either..

    December 28, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Idiot

    The Iranian people already want to be "free" to live in a society where you are only a criminal if you get caught. Free to party. Free to be promiscuous. Free pharmaceuticals. Free early social security disability. Free welfare. Free foul-mouthed speech. Free economy. So the Iranian people are ready, they just need a leader who will sell them out.

    December 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ¤.¤

    Condescendion. Gotta love it.

    December 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jim TX

    Hey Phiilp, I have been to caracas and most of the people there hate their government. Who's going to do the fighting?

    December 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Donald Everson

    1 us carrier is all that would be needed. not only for the strait but to wipe out iran. and they know it

    December 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. reality

    @Jim TX. , wishfull thinking, this time round you and your millitary have been caught with your pants down, iran is not a walk in the park or you are just tring to hype your fellow service marines who will face the music in your absense, the truth matters here. this is 2012/13. remember your drone was hacked and landed safely behind enemy lines.

    December 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. AGuest9

    "The free flow of..." OIL. Let's quit beating around the Bush. That's why we're there.

    December 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TCR C2

    Good solution, lets send naval ships through the strait on a continued basis than if they strike than we strike back, but first get neighboring countries to become tight with us and leave iran sitting by thenselves

    December 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. uscitizen

    Time for another no-fly zone.... and no ships in your country's waters either.... or

    December 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rick

    when superman is looking for a reason to stomp you, it might be best not to pull on his cape. but then martyrdom may be an attractive alternative to living a hate filled envious existence

    December 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Actually

    Actually, it all 'began" for Iran when Theodore Roosevelt's grandson went to work for the newly formed NSA. It only took him a few million dollars in bribe money to get the pro-western Shah of Iran placed in power. Sending in a few agents with pockets full of bribe money is still how it's done long before US troops ever get sent in. Youtube 'Confessions of an Economic Hitman' then read the book.

    December 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    @Jim TX. As if 1/2 of America still doesn't hate George W. Bush. Chavez made a lot of enemies when he nationalized Venezuela's oil infrastructure. He even got the CIA mad at him. 🙂

    December 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Actually

    Iran's Ajab and Venezuela's Chavez aren't bribe takers. If you want something men like these have, you'll have to get it from them legally. Or you could send in the troops.

    December 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |

    iran here we come you bad guys..

    December 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me, that's who

      Too many Indians & Cowboys movies for you son. TIme to put your guns away, brush your teeth and head to bed.

      January 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
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