Closing Hormuz

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January 4, 2012
by Walter Block  
Posted in Commentary

"From a libertarian point of view, in order to assess the validity of this threat, we must ask, Does this constitute initiatory aggression, or threats, or retaliation? For libertarians are not pacifists. We reserve the right to employ threats, aggression, violence, provided, only, that it is in response to a prior act, but does not constitute the prior act itself. So, did Iran 'start up' with the U.S., or did the U.S. begin the hostilities? When put in this stark manner, it is difficult in the extreme to see the Iranians as the aggressors." (01/04/12)  

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