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Thread: A glimmer of hope for SHTF
03-13-2012, 01:31 AM #16
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It all starts with Israel attacking Iran. That leads to Iran responding with attacks against Israel and the USA. One of their first targets is the fifth fleet in the Gulf and they effectively shut down the Strait of Hormuz. They could also attack the oil wells in Saudi Arabia and Iraq. This starts a war that could lead to world war 3. Oil Prices skyrocket causing gas prices to go through the roof. A lot of gas stations won't be able to afford to refill their tanks. Trucking companies will go out of business. Those that can afford to stay in business will have to raise their prices. That will cause food prices to soar. People won't be able to afford to go to work or buy food. That will cause crime to soar and roaming gangs will loot food stores and hijack shipments. If the blockade lasts long the gas prices are going to continue to rise and will eventually reach a price that no one can afford expect for the super wealthy or the military for the war. This will force most food companies out of business. Now there is no food and people are attacking each other to get what ever food they can.
I worked as a sales rep with a company that sold to gas stations when gas went up to $4 originally. I had 30 out of my 100 independent accounts close because they couldn't afford to buy the next tanker of gas. I had even more that had to stop stocking the inside of their stations with food so they could afford to buy the gas. If oil prices doubled over night that would force even some big name chains to close some stores and I'm sure the ones that will go first are the ones in the poorer neighborhoods that won't be able to afford the gas. That is going to lead to more crime.
03-13-2012, 11:55 AM #17
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Thanks, made582! I appreciate you taking time to post, especially with the perspective you have from your previous employment.DH aka Mad Hen
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03-13-2012, 12:15 PM #18
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made582, that scenario sounds entirely possible. That is the kind of thing that can sneak up and boom, SHTF!
SHTF comes in many forms, and too many for us all to even consider.
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