Why does everyone insist on attacking Iran by launching thousands of missiles and sorties when the simplest thing would be to declare a complete embargo and close its ports and shut down its aviation outside of Iran? It would be a neat trick to simply tell the world's ship owners that we will sink every ship that touches at any Iranian port for any reason and we don't have to go within 100 miles of Iran to make that happen. Any resulting oil spills should wash up on Iranian coasts but the entire North Arabian Sea Coast is awash with crude oil already thanks to Iran's endless targeting of oil tankers in and out of the Gulf and it wouldn't take us sinking more than the first 5 or 6 before the world figured out we were serious and I'm sure a single Mk 48 torpedo is nowhere near as expensive as Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles or B1 and B2 sorties into some very capable air defenses that have had years to refine their targeting and performance since they have been extensively tested over the last 2 years in and around Ukraine.
We can publish a Notice to Airmen that informs them all that any flights originating out of any airfields in Iran will be forced down outside the country or, if necessary, shot down. We would have to actually do these things but I'm sure people will understand that killing people stupid enough to take a point blank threat to their lives if they get on a ship or plane headed out of Iran is necessary and we'll blame the World Economic Forum and that Klaus nazi because it is their fault. On the other hand, cooperative governments could simply ground the aircraft and never let it fly again after it lands in one of the many countries that would cooperate with the Biden administration and Secretary Blinken.
I think it would also help if we had laws on the books giving a medal to any driver that mows down protesters who think protesting in the street is any kind of solution to any kind of problem and of course there would be no prosecutions for adding a little clorox to the gene pool. That will be something though. Watching some road rage as the kindly and good hearted drivers refuse to mow down the fascists blocking the roads and thus preventing the willing, eager and able drivers blocked behind them left unable to paint the road red.
I don't know where Europe or China are going to get their oil though. It's not like Iran is going to let any other ships pass through the Strait of Hormuz and I don't think the GCC has built enough pipelines to carry their oil to the Mediterranean or anywhere else and even if there were I'm sure the jackals in ISIS would be happy to destroy them every bit as quickly as we destroyed the Russian pipelines that once carried Russian gas to Germany shortly before Germany de-industrialized and reverted to the peaceful bucolic and pastoral land it was right about the time the Westfälischer Friede was signed in 1648.
I'm kind of waiting for the world to blow up at this point.