Everything I am reading about Iran’s threat to close the Strait of Hormuz (if additional economic sanctions are imposed upon its economy) is being dismissed as mere  “saber rattling.”  The Strait of Hormuz is the narrow shipping lane that connects the Persian Gulf with the Arabian Ocean, and then to the oceans and ports of the world.  Most of the Persian Gulf’s tanker-shipped petroleum passes through this narrow channel that, at points, is only thirty-four miles wide.  I am not so sure this is all bluff.  For those who have read, “Islam the Cloak of Antichrist” (chapter 11, “Rebuilding Babel’s Tower”), you are aware of the importance of oil in my interpretation of the prophecy of Revelation 17, and the identity of the “Harlot” who has made the earthdwellers “drunk with her wine” (Revelation 17:2, “. . ., and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.”).  Anytime I read about a threat to the petroleum markets of the world, it peaks my interest.  Here is one of the latest threats Iran has made. 

Iran threatens U.S. Navy as sanctions hit economy – Yahoo! News.