I'm not quite sure you realize that you would be bordering the world's largest military and most advanced military power. A power that has no problems dropping bombs on oil countries, droning its own citizens, and generally policing the world.
no shite right
like obama is just going to say "oh the nation of Luuisiana has closed down the Mississippi unless we pay them tribute for every ship? What will we do, we are crushed now"
The conversation would be more like
"oh, the nation of Louisiana wants to act hard? Send an aircraft carrier to New Orleans"