Two hours notice, that's harsh, even for Iran....
Looks like some more trouble is brewing.
^^--the guy, usernamed "foo" started this thread--^^
...on another bulletin board, about three years ago, because he is sure
that Iran will be our next military target. He seems to think that it is because they are intransigent with respect to their nuclear aims.
I'm not giving that he's wrong.---
As to your article:
At least three Iranians killed in petrol rationing riots underlining the oil-rich country’s fuel vulnerability
At only two hours notice, Tehran Tuesday, June 26, announced the rationing of gas for Iran’s private motorists to 100 liters per month as a war measure. This led to riots and the torching of gas stations across the country, including the capital.
For lack of refining capacity, the oil-rich country imports 40% of the gasoline and oil products consumed by its population of 70 million. This dependence constitutes one of Iran’s military vulnerabilities, curtailing its ability to endure a long war. Another is its elderly air force, consisting mainly of American warplanes of 1970s vintage.
^^--and those Iraqi jets, which deserted Saddam's forces, just before the invasion and air war in Desert Storm...
Back to "foo"...He certainly had the right take on this:
Missed headline opportunity
, if ever there was one.