Speculation,inuendo,rumors it doesn't matter. Theres no shame in their game. A little tif is all thats needed. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080425/ap_on_bi_ge/oil_prices NEW YORK - Oil prices rose sharply Friday on news that a ship under contract to the U.S. Defense Department fired warning shots at two boats in the Persian Gulf. Retail gas prices as expected rose further into record territory, nearing $3.60 a gallon. Crude prices rose on initial reports that a U.S. ship had fired on two Iranian boats; the news raised concerns that a conflict between U.S. and Iranian forces could cut oil supplies from the region. A Navy spokeswoman said the origin of the boats was unclear I like the " UNCLEAR NATURE" of the boats.