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25 June 2019


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Thanks for the historical read, the Danes did have a good run, 1492 - 1857 but I can see how a mandatory 2% cargo tax would lead to wars. If Iran overplays it, it would be them closing of the Strait of Hormuz and would put us on the brink of war they don't.

I do see a possibility for them if they do a light version of it. They could apply this only to traffic in their territorial waters and also offer it as on optional service for Gulf States that want their protection in international and their own sovereign waters. I could see Qatar going for it if their fee was reasonable. I could see Iraq and maybe another Gulf state accepting it as well. The U.S. would threaten those states with sanctions but that would strain those relationships.

If the tanker attacks were false flags it would discourage future attacks because it would make us look incompetent if we can never catch Iran in the act on our side of the fence. It's a dangerous game but we are breathing down their throats, don't see how they can avoid danger.

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