Skip to comments.Blair convenes Cobra team as crisis in Iran escalates
Posted on 03/25/2007 5:17:55 AM PDT by Dog
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I can't tell you how many people have told me this war is different because we're facing an enemy that doesn't care whether they live or die. Then I naturally ask, "What about the kamikazes?". Again blank stares.
I wonder how long it will take the American Liberals to claim it was all Bush's fault.
The world should impose the strongest sanctions proposed to date and make them stick. Russia should be told they will be removed from most favored nations trade status if they balk and China the same.
It's hard to let go of the past. Many still identify the British with their forebears who fought at Waterloo, the Somme, etc. However, the fact is that a vast majority of today's inhabitants in the UK, France and Germany are, by definition, descendants of those who survived WWI ie cowards & weaklings.
IOW, they owe their positions simply because their potential competition was never born. An entire generational warrior class, numbering in the millions, were erased from gene pool, never to return. I call them BINO, FINO & GINOs, respectively. They speak the same language, look somewhat the same, and even claim the region's history, but it is not them.
Today's situation can be traced back to 1914, not just 1979, et al.
You are seriously deluded. The so called snatch of Iranian diplomats is because the Iranians have been meddling in and provoking the war in Iraq and funding both the insurgents and the radical shia's (no capital not by accident). They are all clones of a guttural religion.
here is your problem.
when you said "what about the kamikazes" they thought you were talking about the drink.
The Brits are doing nothing. They need USA approval before any action is put in place. Lets remember the Falkland isle war.
Heck they're probably already trying to blame the pet food poisonings on him.
"The official notification, delivered in secure calls yesterday... "
PERHAPS NOT SO SECURE....
We should all just finally face up to the fact that we have a lot different brand of leadership now than we had with the likes of Churchill and Eisenhower.
Gee, I wonder what team they will have to assemble when Iran has nukes.
Remember the Pueblo?
Remember the recon plane forced down in China?
Top level COBRA is an acronym for Cabinet Office Briefing Room A, where its meetings are held.
COBRA my a$$.. hognosed , rolls over and plays dead.
The response to the inquiry, which had been immediately patched through to Ministry of Defence headquarters in Whitehall, was to hold fire.
Where's Horatio Hornblower when you need him?
Jimmuh - thinking
Are you sure those two words belong in the same sentence?
"I'm sorry, but the timne to confront them was when the whole thing started. HMS Cornwall could have, should have stopped it then!"
Spot on, as they say! The Commander of the Cornwall, had the power to respond, and he is most assuredley kicking himself for making the phone call instead of keeping his eye on the ball. There is a time for action, and you can't get it back. He could have called about 30 min later and said " Sorry sir, I had to act to protect our troops, and those Iranies won't be bothering us again." Even if fired, he would have held high respect in his retirement.
Understatement is good. Underaction, less so.
We could clone him. And probably should.
We don't have a "Ronnie" around today to lead us........
I wonder if Jimmuh ever lets this notion slip into his thinking about the current world situation?"
Didn't you notice in his latest self-serving book, most of the Carter Center Staff resigned in protest over his outrageous statements? Even his closest advisors can't penetrate his pea brain!
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