Another month, another threat from the Iranians to close the Straits of Hormuz and predictably everyone is wetting their pants, discussing them in grave tones and generally taking them much more serioiusly than they deserve, but if we are at all serious about countering the threat then there is a simple wonder weapon to do so;
No carriers, no jets, no tanks.
Then, when the nutjobs in the Iranian government are looking for concessions on their nuclear programme and try sabre rattling yet again they would have to deal with China given that the majority of Eastbound traffic is to the Far East.
The key to neutralising Iran as a threat to world oil and gas supplies is simply to make them irrelevant by avoiding the Straits, the, the next time they mention the Straits we can all just have a jolly good laugh and give them the phone number to the Chinese embassy.
Have a look at this from earlier in the year if you get chance