USNS Rappahannock fires upon suspicious boat near UAE
Dr. Walid Phares weighs in
- Duration 3:33
- Date Jul 16, 2012
Dr. Walid Phares weighs in
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Not just like an oil prices -- -- -- worried about Fox News terrorism expert -- says there is a lot more at stake here like what well it.
Well basically today's incident is very telling it says that we are in a different mindset we -- -- Post Yemen or -- post cold mindset there was an engagement as Jennifer said.
Have changed any of those small boats would not heed the warnings would be shot up now the problem is that there are thousands of these -- And the other problem is that the Iran aliens who are threatening who are saying the -- developing.
Missiles or what have you have also been able to penetrate some of these votes so yes the situation is very critical in the gulf.
And our government knows that.
All right so let's that we fire on the wrong person or fishing vessel or someone is oblivious.
-- can't imagine not to what's going on here and the rest of just being in that general -- of the woods here.
Arm I could see where this could become like you know -- -- contained in the mid sixties in the US where.
It -- leads.
Suits who escalated fears.
In retrospect some say may be unjustified then.
Justified now would even.
What I think the difference now for the Cold War is that there is one body after the call for -- Ryan regime wants to express.
It's not just defending its own borders it really wants to go beyond.
Create instability inside so -- -- what they're doing in supporting some of the insurgents and east and Arabia in Iraq as well got.
Having a lot of messages for us not to intervene in Syria so.
Incidents in the -- area for the -- is basically something that they would like to do to put pressure on us to relieve.
They're owned and out of new court to relieve their ally and Syria that's why that specific area he has a lot of attention and we need to be strategically minded.
When we -- with it what.
China an -- sign it needs a lot of this oil.
If it's you know some argue I think maybe you've argued the and other positive pulling the strings behind the scenes along with the Russians arrests -- several of the Chinese do not.
The price of battles running up for them as a result of all of us.
What -- they do do they intervene should they intervene what's happening -- Scenes.
Here is the distance of difference between the Iran in strategic plans and their allies strategic plans Russians and Chinese.
Are protecting the Syrians and Iranians and the Security Council I'm not allowing is significant.
-- -- of sanctions against the Iranians but the Iran and regime have different calculations that would use their allies at the Security Council in terms of supplying them with technology.
But if I -- Iran -- regime feel.
That we up -- -- extra pressures on them they may engage in in incidents in the gulf and as you said in a previous action that would cause.
An economic -- they may not need a full fledged war but just economic crisis would be enough for them to send a strong message to us.
What an economic crisis.
And they they commence a runup in oil prices steal all that Iran really wants -- I mean.
Through and through nefarious means they can get that oil out albeit at a higher price they -- profit fell off this very disturbance of their creative.
They could do that on the one hand but there's another dividend -- the other dividend is multinational corporations as you know -- putting -- on -- on us why are you increasing you know that this is what Iran and Iran's would protect themselves -- creeping in limited crisis.
Forcing the international economic committed to put pressure on Washington and says you know.
And Watson there is no plan for Iran except this.
-- the -- would be winning from -- from such a a limited engagement crisis aren't really -- thank you very much for.