You are the leader of a small country with vast oil reserves. Oil exports are crucial to your county's fiscal viability and your political power. You make a calculated ruff with a "get tough" Washington administration. You threaten to nationalize the oil reserves and cutoff those oil thirsty capitalist gringos or, even worse, threaten to unsettle the region by nuking the most pro- American country in the region. Despite your uncouth stance, international opinion and opinion of even those crazy Americans is against retaliation. Bad idea?????? Extortion?????