But this is more than just tough talk. The U.S. recently sent a carrier strike group to the region, along with bombers.
It's quite serious. In fact, Doug Casey thinks the situation could easily spiral out of control… and even lead to something resembling World War III. He explains why in today's interview…
Justin: Doug, how do you see the situation in the Middle East playing out? Do you think we're on the verge of a major shooting war?
Doug: The way the U.S. is antagonizing Iran is stupid, criminal, dangerous, and counterproductive.
Right now, one or more carrier groups are sitting in the Persian Gulf. Presumably to intimidate the Iranians – which makes no sense. It amounts to bullying, going out of your way to pick a fight. The U.S. had better hope this adventure doesn't spin out of control, because the Gulf is a narrow, shallow sea. Those ships are sitting ducks. A number of them, including a $15 billion carrier, could wind up as a new artificial reef.