Among them was the unelected president Ahmadi Nejad who as usual used his antique rhetoric and suggested that on such event "the entire earth would be a battle ground!" He sounded more like a child playing a war game with his peers than the president of the most educated and politically conscious country in the Middle East. No one, should, takes this guy seriously.
Others such as the Shiite Taliban Joint Chief of Staff and his head of Revolutionary Guards were amongst those who came out and made the same empty threats as their president did. All of whom reminisced Saddam Hussein and his generals before they went on hunting holes.
Nevertheless, weeks ago there was more action than talk when a Japanese Oil Tanker carrying 270000 tons of crude oil had been attacked by an unknown object discharged from an unknown source in the Hormuz Strait-the entrance to the Oman Sea from the Persian Gulf. The attack was not considered significant then since it had not caused serious injuries to crew or damages to the ship. However, implied message was clear.
The attack happened just days after the European Union countries had unanimously passed their strongest measures yet against the Taliban regime of Tehran. Taliban in Tehran knew that the new measures were designed to cripple its economy which is controlled by the Revolutionary Guards and their associates. The economy which finances the biggest terrorist organisations in the world. Terrorist organisations such as the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas.
All in all Taliban in Tehran and its generals must understand a simple fact; Iranian people, their country and the world peace are not to be taken hostage by them!