DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. Fifth Fleet said on Wednesday it will not allow any disruption of traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran threatened to stop ships moving through the strategic oil route.
"The free flow of goods and services through the Strait of Hormuz is vital to regional and global prosperity," a spokesperson for the Bahrain-based fleet said in a written response to queries from Reuters about the possibility of Iran trying to close the waterway.
"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.
It's not the USA but only our elected leader. If we continue down this road by reelecting this president the Republic will be destroyed and we stupid voters will deserve our fate. As one French philosopher (Voltaire ?) said: Democracy will work until the politicians realize they can bribe the voters with their own money.