I couldn’t help but laugh out loud today as I prepared my morning coffee, and heard on the news that Obama was considering shutting off the gas supply to Iran. Ironically, the only major complication of such a plan is that it would necessitate the cooperation of of Russia and China, whose natural reaction would be to reject it.
So can we finally confirm that the legitimate use of the ‘gas weapon’ is in the eye of the beholder? Also, this marks yet another example of how effective action re: Iran requires Russia’s cooperation, no matter how insignificant that action may be. I would point out that the only reason Russia has any leverage over Iran is because it has not completely disengaged from that country, in contrast to the U.S. Finally, does anyone else think it’s crazy that Iran is dependent on gasoline imports?