Arabian Gulf - "You can blame the psychotic Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, for this latest sabre rattling scare," a source at the CIA's desk in Pyongyang commented this morning.
"Expect the price of oil to rocket at around $150 a barrel if a threatened blockade of the Straits of Hormuz takes place next week."
The price hike would see the Iran government needing 'only another $100 billion' to secure completion of its global nuking plan in a race to prove its own version of the Mayan Calendar December 2012 Armageddon prophecy.
That dastardly plot is currently on hold with the 12% drop in the value of the Iranian Rial since the imposition of worldwide sanctions against its financial infrastructure.
"They're screwed and they know it," the Tehran Big Oil Blogger posted this morning in what some say is a crude swipe at a Florida think tank's reported announcement about Khamenei's criminal past.
This reckons the Ayatollah is a Cuban Russian wanted on multiple fraud, deception, terror, corruption etc charges that began with his illegal entry into Miami just after President Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
"He's a class act alright," the North Korean source added, "along with his former sidekick President Akbar Hashem Rough-Son-Johnny.
"Wanna see pix of them holidaying at Bognor Butlins circa 1959?"