Apparently, whatever caused Iran to back down from the tough rhetoric with the US seems to be back full swing. Imagine how this must appear to the Arab world. A Middle Eastern oil producer (who has previously exploited by Britain for their oil) is protesting an European Union oil embargo. The result is European warships sailing to the region, looking all the world like a prelude to taking over the Iranian oil production. To those that might scoff, please note what is happening in Libya (which produces 2% of the world's oil). France is at the front seat of redistributing oil rights in Libya (assuming the Muslim Brotherhood doesn't take over the country).