And finally – tensions continue to rise in the Middle East as the European Union ignored threats from Iran – and passed a number of sanctions banning the importation of oil from Iran to EU nations. In response – one politician in Iran has once again called for a military blockade of the Straights of Hormuz – through which roughly 40% of the world’s oil flows through. Such a move could spark a military response from the United States and allies – creating a very dangerous situation for the entire world. This is just another consequence of our nation failing to adopt a genuine energy plan that gets us off dirty foreign crude. We need alternative energy now, before war is inevitable.