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Joining me now to discuss the implications of rising tensions with Iran.
The brutal -- crackdown in Syria and the new era in North Korea so much to talk about is fox national security analysts.
KT McFarland -- vehicles is held.
National security posts on the presidents Nixon Ford and Reagan in other words she knows what she's talking about -- -- -- let's Begin with a rom.
These empty threats so should we pay.
-- close attention.
Cap pay really close attention.
What's happened is that the United States is about to impose really significant sanctions on around what that means.
Is that work -- to have a blockade of Iran's oil prepared building to export oil.
Now we're not is a blockade -- gunships we're gonna deal with banks.
But -- Ron has said.
You're gonna stop my -- getting to market you're gonna have a blockade I'll raise you one other blockade the entire region.
So -- Ron is threatening to close off that very narrow passageway.
In -- -- -- -- what that means is it would blockade.
Saudi oil Kuwait or united emirates oil Iraq -- -- -- and prevent that oil from going to that very narrow passageway on the map.
And get to market now what -- that deal could they do it -- not actually do something like that we could.
But they can't do it for a long what might they do they might try to lay mines in the house is a seventy mile wide period.
Point but there's that to allow him plane at two mile -- so they can lay mines United States gonna come right -- -- take those minds away what it would do.
Is cause the price of oil to go through the roof in large part.
Because the insurance companies would say with this kind of a tense situation we got a jacked up our rates.
Well quickly what how would you rate the Obama administration's response so far as -- -- appropriate.
Glad -- made any response at all its dispenser rhetoric coming out of the Pentagon and we have put our our -- some place the danger is.
In the next couple of days while the Iranians are practicing in an exercise to do this.
Is if there's an accident what happens if the Iranian ship gets too close to at a US -- gourmet -- could something happen and that's what I'm more worried about than anything.
Is that miscalculation on everybody's part.
Order to bring up this issue of Syria are reports saying that the US is considering its options.
Is that a Smart move should the US get more involved what's going on in that country.
Yeah but it's a difficult move at its gonna be -- -- a compensate for example Libya wise because Syria.
Has a more robust air defense system and the opposition Syria is civilians and civilian seven starting on the streets and getting mowed down.
And killed it's not any breakaway group from the Syrian military so far.
The Syrian military intelligence.
And government is all stay pretty securely intact there haven't been any defections.
But -- in fact a bigger prize than Libya was why because Syria is so closely tied to -- right if you go from Syria.
To -- non.
All the way through Iraq and Iran you then founders are -- or Crescent there ever Iranian influence -- expanding all the way from Iran.
Into the Mediterranean city.
And I wanted to get this into -- about North Korea were a little bit of a vacuum there are many say that the the new Kim Jong-un is ill prepared to take over and what do you think China will do and what will the US do in this period of well.
-- potential instability.
We -- we don't have much we can do we don't have any leverage over North Korea -- and you're right to say China China holds all the cards they give North Korea some.
Of their food their transportation fuel and there.
Heating oil and so China has the ability -- leverage advance the war I have in this period.
Is this is a young guy all of a sudden these 5067 -- -- generals are gonna take orders from our guys in his late twenties with no military experience and a country where the military is the only thing that counts.
I think there's going to be a power struggle and and Kim junior is gonna have to show is chops probably by getting tough.
-- -- Well suddenly to me could very well -- -- perhaps the newest states in the Chinese empire would you believe.
Well what the Chinese shares were saying look.
That nor -- have career going to unite this is a great opportunity don't believe that for a minute the Chinese the last thing they want is a united north and South Korea.
Other people are saying this price yeah he's been educated in the west.
He's got a beer -- former forget that.
At that yet.
Don't hold your breath and they say are -- -- violent yet KT McFarland think it was always so much lots to talk about right now thank you so.