Tensions between Iran and the US have been escalating in the past couple of months, with our intelligent sources reporting that Iran has made credible threats against the United States, our military in the region and our allies.
Since those threats were made, Iran has begun targeting oil tankers as they move through the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.
In the latest incident, two oil tankers were rocked with explosions and US sources have video of Iranian gunboats placing magnetic mines along the hulls of one of the tankers and then trying to remove a mine that didn’t explode.
President Trump has responded by deploying a major aircraft carrier task force, along with a task force of fighter planes to the area.
I heard one person report that tensions and the possibility of war between the US and Iran are currently as volatile as someone dropping a cigarette into a tank filled with gasoline.
So, how would you respond to these two questions if asked:
1* How likely is it that Iran is responsible for two torpedo attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman – very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not at all likely?
2* How likely is it that increasing tensions in the Middle East between Iran and the United States will lead to war?
Rasmussen Reports asked those questions to likely voters and here is how they responded:
Most voters suspect Iran of the recent torpedo attacks in the Gulf of Oman and say there’s a good chance of war for the United States in the days ahead.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s likely Iran is responsible for two torpedo attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, with 36% who say it’s Very Likely. Just 15% say Iranian involvement is not very or Not At All Likely, but slightly more (17%) are undecided.
Fifty-seven percent (57%) believe it’s likely that increasing tensions in the Middle East between Iran and the United States will lead to war. Thirty-two percent (32%) consider that unlikely. However, this includes only 17% who see war with Iran as Very Likely and four percent (4%) who say it’s Not At All Likely. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure.
Most voters across the partisan spectrum think a U.S. war with Iran is likely, but Democrats (64%) are more convinced than Republicans (50%) and voters not affiliated with either major political party (56%).
Do you agree with the general consensus or are you more optimistic and believe that war can and will be averted? Iran claims to be stockpiling weapons-grade uranium with the great possibility that they have nuclear weapon capability. Will the threat of a nuclear conflict be enough to prevent real war?
My question is this – If war breaks out between Iran and the United States, will it lead to World War III with Russia and China siding with Iran? Chance are North Korea and a host of other Islamic countries would also side with Iran. If this happens, who will side with the US?