. July 31, 2006 SouthAmerica: It is obvious that Israel and the United States have underestimated Hezbollah fighting capabilities and new strategies in the Middle East. Hezbollah has been financed and trained by Syria and Iran. Now as the US/Iran nuclear crisis reaches a new level â I will not be surprised to see things get out of control and we might see Iran blocking most of the oil coming out of the Middle East. The same way Hezbollah is surprising the world with its new fighting strategies â Iran will surprise the world with its strategies to close out all the oil shipping lanes from that area of the world. What would happen to oil prices in the United States if Iran were able to shut-off oil exports from the Middle East? Can oil prices reach $ 150 a barrel on a short run or even $ 200? If Iran can shut-off oil exports from the Middle East â for how long can Iran keep the Middle East oil out of the market? What would be the consequences of such an oil cut-off to the US and global economy? I wonder if the United States is playing with fire in the middle of the Iranians oil fields. The United States might get a bigger bang for its miscalculation than anyone could expect. John Bolten â the US Ambassador from Hell at the UN â might very well make the United States miscalculations spin completely out of control. Oil prices above $ 150 per barrel and a global economy being affected by such an oil shock â that might even push the global economy over the edge. We certainly know by now that the foolishness of the Bush administration has no limits. .