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Iran makes its hostage demands
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Posted on 03/28/2007 4:23:24 PM PDT by UKrepublican

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Iran's foreign minister says Britain must admit that its 15 sailors and marines entered Iranian waters for the standoff to be resolved.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bombirannow; castrateiran; crisis; crusis; hostage; iran; muhammadsminions
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Uh oh. No chance.
1 posted on 03/28/2007 4:23:25 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Oh Jeez...


2 posted on 03/28/2007 4:26:11 PM PDT by KJC1 (Right when you think you're really good is when you need to pay the most attention)
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To: UKrepublican

While we are searching for face saving solutions, I for one would like Tehran bombed for the constant threats we must endure.


3 posted on 03/28/2007 4:26:25 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: UKrepublican
Due to poor skippering by a captain of Her Majesty's fleet, our small flotilla made an inadvertent course correction that actually minimally entered Iran waters.

The queen apologizes for this to the people of Iran.
4 posted on 03/28/2007 4:26:26 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: UKrepublican
Uh oh. No chance.

Line, meet sand.

5 posted on 03/28/2007 4:26:27 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: UKrepublican

ok blair, they're playing chess and have just put you into check..your move..


6 posted on 03/28/2007 4:27:02 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Never argue with an idiot..they'll bring you down to their level, then beat you with experience..)
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To: UKrepublican

Anybody here that could comment as to the availability (to the right agencies) of sat pics of the area taken during the event?
That should be available, right?


7 posted on 03/28/2007 4:27:27 PM PDT by elpinta (I need me a tagline)
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To: UKrepublican; Dog; jeffers

Whoa...

Is someone paging Jimmy Carter?


8 posted on 03/28/2007 4:27:27 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: edcoil

That's what will happen. You must have ESP...


9 posted on 03/28/2007 4:27:49 PM PDT by livius
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To: UKrepublican

And they would also like all the British citizens to grovel at their feet.


10 posted on 03/28/2007 4:29:05 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("Hard is not Hopeless" General Petraeus)
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To: UKrepublican
Britain should counter by demanding Iran release the hostages to stop the sheduled bombing runs.
11 posted on 03/28/2007 4:29:06 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: UKrepublican; Mo1; EveningStar

Ping.


12 posted on 03/28/2007 4:29:44 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: UKrepublican

Oh I don't know about that. Kafir will grovel at the drop of a hat, at least the smug Mullahs think so, and hordes of liberals live to prove it.
I hope they are in for a surprise.
They seem to like making others debase themselves, not a sign of good neighbors, plus once you start they want you to keep it up.
Maybe they need a boot on their necks.


13 posted on 03/28/2007 4:30:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: UKrepublican

Britain to Iran: Admit you were wrong to kidnap our sailors and your buildings will stand another day. Turn them over quickly to preserve the same.

(Pipe dream, I guess.)


14 posted on 03/28/2007 4:30:16 PM PDT by Lord Basil (stupisticated - Having a refined fantasy view of the world that is typically based on group-think.)
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To: elpinta

I don't think it will matter. Iran knows they are lying and most of the world probably knows Iran is lying too, and any images will simply be discounted by Iran. What a sickening situation.


15 posted on 03/28/2007 4:30:28 PM PDT by KJC1 (Right when you think you're really good is when you need to pay the most attention)
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To: UKrepublican

These guys are BEGGING to get nailed.


16 posted on 03/28/2007 4:30:40 PM PDT by agooga (When boyhood's fire was in my blood, I read of ancient free men...)
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To: McGavin999
And they would also like all the British citizens to grovel at their feet.

No. Just the ruling class.

Most of them wouldn't hesitate to engage in a little self-humiliation. It thrills them.

17 posted on 03/28/2007 4:31:11 PM PDT by Glenn (Annoy a RudyBot...Think for yourself.)
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To: UKrepublican


An oldie but a goodie

18 posted on 03/28/2007 4:31:57 PM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

More like they're threatening a protected pawn with their queen.


19 posted on 03/28/2007 4:32:19 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: UKrepublican
"OK, I'll give it back, but first you gotta say you were wrong and then say pretty please with a cherry on top."

The mullets are playing schoolyard games with this. They're making the West look like fools.

20 posted on 03/28/2007 4:32:41 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Sit back and watch the British circus begin. We've already seen the American circus staring Murtha and Pelosi. Different country same retards!


21 posted on 03/28/2007 4:32:51 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (ID RATHER BE HUNTING WITH DICK THAN DRIVING WITH TED)
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To: elpinta

Blair conversation to MI5..."But isnt it possible we are at fault??...I know what youve told me but I'm unsure as to how this will play out....Ok..how about if we change the data to show we were in the wrong so that we can just own up to it and get this thing behind us..??..but...but...Lets just cool down here, I will have no talk of action!....


22 posted on 03/28/2007 4:34:03 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: UKrepublican

Is it just me or is this a replay of the '79 hostage incident?


23 posted on 03/28/2007 4:34:10 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * Allen for U.S. Senate in '08 * Duncan Hunter for President in '08)
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To: UKrepublican

I think this is how it will be resolved. The Iranians don't simply want individual sailors to "confess" (as the woman did today). Iran did this once before and got the Brits to grovel in the person of individual sailors. But to them, seeing people grovel is like an addiction: you always need more. The first time, it was enough for the sailors to grovel. Now they want GB to grovel.

This was a propaganda stunt from the beginning. Ahmadinejab knew he was going to lose the sanctions vote and wanted an out so he wouldn't have to go to the UN - but he also wanted something that would make it look as if this came from a position of strength rather than weakness. So he picked a successful strategy that Iran had used before, and simply upped the ante. No biggie.


24 posted on 03/28/2007 4:34:10 PM PDT by livius
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I do find this too hard to believe. It is likely the women will be released tommorow, but there will be no admission or apology.


25 posted on 03/28/2007 4:36:08 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: KJC1
What a sickening situation.

Iranian mullahs want and need war. Been obvious since the hostage taking in 79. The west used the proxy Saddam to feed and tame the Iranian Mahdi wannabes, but Saddam got out of control and had to be eliminated. Iranians know that ground forces cannot enter Iran without suffering massive suicidal attacks. Would be comparable to the US invading Japan during WWII instead of just nuking a couple of cities and demanding and getting an unconditional surrender.

26 posted on 03/28/2007 4:36:48 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: rabscuttle385
Is it just me or is this a replay of the '79 hostage incident?

Not yet.

27 posted on 03/28/2007 4:36:53 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: UKrepublican

28 posted on 03/28/2007 4:37:08 PM PDT by Eurotwit (WI - CSC)
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To: UKrepublican

They said they would release them by the end of the week.

Did anyone here actually believe that? They will milk this for all its worth. demand after demand will be made.


29 posted on 03/28/2007 4:37:37 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: livius

Bump


30 posted on 03/28/2007 4:37:50 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: UKrepublican

Oh, HELL no.


31 posted on 03/28/2007 4:38:25 PM PDT by Chena
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To: UKrepublican

Tony Blair will grovel at the feet of the Iranians. Britain is lost.


32 posted on 03/28/2007 4:38:27 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: UKrepublican
Other UK front pages:


33 posted on 03/28/2007 4:40:14 PM PDT by Eurotwit (WI - CSC)
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To: jimbo123
Tony Blair will grovel at the feet of the Iranians. Britain is lost.

With friends like you....

34 posted on 03/28/2007 4:41:12 PM PDT by Chena
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To: samadams2000
While we are searching for face saving solutions, I for one would like Tehran bombed for the constant threats we must endure.

Piss on Tehran. Britain has the means to nuke at least a couple dozen Iranian military targets, without breaking a sweat. Kidnapping those British service personnel from Iraqi waters was an act of war, plain and simple. Period. I doubt the Brits (or American politicians, unfortunately) have the balls to do it, but smoking a couple dozen Iranian military targets would probably put an end to this kind of '3rd-world-hostage-taking-terrorism' once and for all...

35 posted on 03/28/2007 4:41:14 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Just don't call me Geraldo...")
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To: jimbo123

Do you honestly believe that?

With respect, I don't think you have listened to blair on this. There will be no aplogy.


36 posted on 03/28/2007 4:41:16 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: jimbo123

Hello, My name is Bond, James Bond! Where are secret spies of yesteryear anyway?


37 posted on 03/28/2007 4:41:26 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Eurotwit

She looks like she is holding back tears.


38 posted on 03/28/2007 4:41:34 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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Tony Blair will grovel at the feet of the Iranians. Britain is lost.

Amazing when you consider how many ships the British lost or sacrificed while retaking the Falklands.

39 posted on 03/28/2007 4:42:05 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Eurotwit

Well, I'm glad they're upset! Thanks for posting these pix.


40 posted on 03/28/2007 4:42:08 PM PDT by livius
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To: rabscuttle385
On no, after all, Rosie The Pig has told us that this is a 'Tonkin Gulf' move. Well, I say let it be so and bomb the ever lovin' crap out of the Iranian thugs so a new regime can take over and bring a Renaissance to Iran.

Ahmafoolajihad was in the middle of the Carter disgrace kidnappings and now is repeating his mugging. Blair is nearly gone anyway, why not kill this demon in Iran now since Rosie has given her approval.

41 posted on 03/28/2007 4:42:10 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you've had life support. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Chena

Blair and company sold out Great Britain to the muzzies and now they are paying the price.


42 posted on 03/28/2007 4:42:25 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Chena

Perhaps he is just a Daily Mail reader ;-)


43 posted on 03/28/2007 4:43:26 PM PDT by Eurotwit (WI - CSC)
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To: Eurotwit

Update on the chick prisoner:

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Iran's foreign minister backed off a prediction that a detained British servicewoman could be freed Wednesday or Thursday but said Tehran agreed to allow British officials to meet with 15 sailors and Marines in Iranian custody.

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in an interview with the Associated Press that Britain must admit that its sailors entered Iranian waters for the standoff to be resolved.


44 posted on 03/28/2007 4:43:38 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

How are we to blame for the actions of Iran?


45 posted on 03/28/2007 4:43:55 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Admit it and get the guys back. Then retract the admission and drop 5 tons of pigsh!t on Ahmedinutjob's house.


46 posted on 03/28/2007 4:44:01 PM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: UKrepublican
- Iran's foreign minister says Britain must admit that its 15 sailors and marines entered Iranian waters put its cajones up on the shelf for the standoff to be resolved.
47 posted on 03/28/2007 4:44:16 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Ah don't feeeeel no ways taihrd.)
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And the British were calling Blair "Bush's poodle?"? Who's poodle is he now?

-PJ

48 posted on 03/28/2007 4:45:01 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: samadams2000

The american Left has tied our collective hands in order to attain their own selfish goals. The media salivated and pushed for "another vietnam", and thats exactly what they got. For this brief moment, they have found another "cause". These washed up hippies, apologists, and selfish political figues who loathe their own country almost as much as themselves, have seen to it that the war in Iraq is viewed as a disaster.

Their ignorant zealotry is on display for all to see on any pick of media outlets claiming to be "objective". Playing politics while your neighbors, and your cousins, and your friends are risking their lives and dying.

It just makes me feel warm amd fuzzy inside, and oh so patriotic to know that Ted Kennedy was drinking his evening scotch with Harry Reid while Sgt. Ramirez from Tuscon, AZ cleaned his buddy's remains from the interior of a humvee with a waterhose. I'm sure Sgt. Ramirez feels the support from home and knows he is doing the right thing.....right? Where are you Michael Moore when we need you?

Our supposed "Allies" got what they want in a weaker America. Putting rocks on our backs as we fight the war on millitant islam. You could see the glee in their eyes as they watched us do all the hard work. Our sons and daughters died while they sat on the sidelines telling us about the moral imperitives and legality of "preemptive war". Eating cheese and wine and thinking of new ways to embarass us at the UN (which should stand for Useless Nonesense). It is a disgusting form of envy, but more than disgusting, its dangerous.

Our enemies now see us as an injured animal. They are jackyls and they are waiting to pounce. You can say anything you want, but vultures don't lie. Chavez, Aminijhad and Kim Jong Il know the situation our anti-war block puts us in. and they are taking full advantage of it.

We have collectively chosen to be eunichs. We have effeminated ourselves with the dream of diplomacy......castrated ourselves with political corectness, and have sullied our image more than any propoganda that Kruschev or Castro could have dreamed of (i.e, Abu Grahib, thanks Seymour Hersh). We are weak and unable to defend ourselves due to the left's own preemptive war against the USA.

At some point, the luxury of the choice between peace and war will be gone. And even the Chamberlains of the world will be forced to flee like children or stand and fight like men. The Islamists made things very clear on 9/11. They have been making it clear for a long time. We just started listening on 9/11.

Here is a small sampling of those who wanted things to be this way. If you feel these are the people who should be running this world, then i simply don't want to live in your world.

Michael Moore ,
Jack Murtha,
Cindy Sheehan,
Seymour Hersh,
Valerie Plame,
John Kerry,
George Soros


49 posted on 03/28/2007 4:45:05 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (s)
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To: edcoil

I agree with your post

("Due to poor skippering by a captain of Her Majesty's fleet, our small flotilla made an inadvertent course correction that actually minimally entered Iran waters.")

except 1 or 2 items you forgot.

The 1 or 2 nukes that hit iran after the sailors come home.


50 posted on 03/28/2007 4:45:17 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Time to eradicated islambs and mooselimbs! GO PTSC)
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