Well no one has tackled the task yet of estimating the impact to our market with some sort of military conflict with Iran. The British likely will stage some sort of commando raid in the next two weeks. Will this rock the markets? If Iran looks weak and the men and women are rescued and the operation goes off without a hitch.... If The Brits lose a few helicopters and suffer casualties and fail.... It could all get very interesting. The Auto drivers have been made to accept these unnaturally high gas prices, I wonder if our Gov is allowing this to happen to insulate our future reactions-- If we pay $3 a gallon now gladly- we would surely pay $5 if a quick war broke out... Conversely, The Iranians back down return the captured soldiers and Markets Roar! One thing that has really been bothering me and it HAS not been explained at all. These British troops were in rubber rafts with a large warship nearby. Why did that warship not intervene? Who was the dumb ass higher up who let one of the world's great navy's be humiliated like this? It's a freakin' disgrace- I would run Tony B out of office more for this than Iraq. They come of looking like patsies. It's time the Brits got a bit of that stiff upper lips that they are famous for..... In seven quick nights they could take out the infrastructure of the country- power and water- and then just let the Iranians stew without the comforts of modern society for a while. When they are vulnerable and their air defenses are down we can sneak across the boarder with iraq and attack as many nuclear sites as we want in the confusion. No one will know where the bombs are coming from. I'm sick of this little tyrant over there in his platform shoes... and this hostage taking - is just the last straw- I like the Iranian people but enough is enough - your backwards ass government needs a big dose of bunker busting bombs NOW.