Iran Weighs Plan to Cause Oil Spill: Report
Such a spill in the Persian Gulf would boost oil prices
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2012 3:11 PM CDT
Fishing boats are seen in front of oil tankers on Persian Gulf waters, south of the Strait of Hormuz.   (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

(Newser) – Iran's latest idea: cause an oil spill in the Persian Gulf that would punish the West and force its leaders to play nice with Tehran, the Jerusalem Post reports. Such a spill would also drive up oil prices, induce Western countries help clean it up, and perhaps lead them to reduce sanctions on Iran. Called "Murky Waters," the scheme was dreamed up by a commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard. It is currently under consideration on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's desk, according to an article in today's Der Spiegel.

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KooKooforCocoPuffs
Oct 15, 2012 2:05 PM CDT
...after which Iran will be turned into a combination radioactive parking lot and storage facility for all the dead wildlife and muck accumulated from the cleanup. Good thinking Iran. It's not enough that you believe your own bullshit, we have to believe it too?
$28919642
Oct 15, 2012 12:37 PM CDT
Or if they do it, we just set fire to the oil slick, & wait until it drifts into an Iranian harbor.
getoffmylawn
Oct 15, 2012 6:48 AM CDT
Ok...now publish all the crack-pot ideas currently sitting on the US Dept of Defense's desk. Or better yet, the ideas sitting on Netanyahu's desk, and we'll see who has the most dangerous and idiotic plans to consider. This is propaganda.