Skip to comments.UK Ready for Diplomatic Attack on Iran
Posted on 03/30/2007 7:36:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Security Council "statement" criticizing Iran's continued "detention" of 15 British Royal Navy sailors is only the first step in what may turn into a major diplomatic attack by London, say U.N. diplomats.
The watered-down statement, unexpectedly accepted by British Ambassador to the U.N. Sir Emyr Jones Parry late Thursday, while criticizing the Iranian move, only demanded immediate access to the soldiers by British consular officials.
It did not address the claims and counter-claims about whether the Royal Navy violated Iran's territorial waters.
However, on Monday, the UK assumes the monthly rotating presidency of the Security Council, followed by the United States in May.
During April, London will be able to control the Council's "program of work," putting itself in a central position to use the U.N. body to exert even more diplomatic pressure on Tehran.
The feeling among Council diplomats was that the Thursday statement on Iran was approved by the British not so much for what it said, but more for use as a "springboard" for harsher measures should they be needed while it chairs the U.N. body.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton again told Fox News on Friday that the U.N. "must move beyond press statements."
Bolton told FNC that a second video of a British sailor "admitting" trespassing into Iranian waters was yet "another example" of Iran's defiance of international laws.
While the issue of additional sanctions on the Islamic Republic has not yet been discussed inside the Security Council, it may, should the standoff continue well into April.
It is no secret that the White House intends to make Iran the number one issue if the crisis has not been resolved by May.
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Yeah, them diplomatic attacks sure hurt.
What on earth is a diplomatic attack?
I hate to see the UK go through this
Yeah. That'll have the ayatollahs shaking in their sandals.
This is beyond pathetic. True Britons must be ready to storm Buckingham palace and demand something better . . . . . something stronger.
The impotent floundering from the clueless media is becoming surreal. I guess this type of story is meant to reassure the outraged public, or at least the portion of the public that still has enough testosterone present to be outraged.
I'm sure the media will soon pooh pooh any talk of military action while forcefully remembering the European public that it would be a grave mistake to get their immigrant muslim population riled up.
They're denouncing in Iran's general direction.
"Diplomatic attack." I thought this was Scrappleface when I saw that headline.
Their diplomats have the latest in peace-fighting technology and equipment, and they have factories that produce them all over Britain (they're called Univiversities.) They are fully prepared to come out victorious in any contest of a peace-like nature.
Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it. -- Will Rogers
Neville Chamberlain is alive and well!
A mild tongue-lashing.
The mullahs no doubt are quaking in their boots.
The problem is that due to internal politics Amikeynutjob wants an attack to rally his eroding support internally.
Different problem different strategy and tatics..
It is really sad and pathetic. Yep the terrorist regime in Iran is so scared now because of this "diplomatic attack" (extreme sarcasm).
You might call it a peacing match.
In their defense, the only thing I can think of is that something larger was and is already in the works for Iran,so they're not going to be goaded into an early strike. (I know I'm grasping here. GSTQ)
Smart move taking the 'statement' from the Security Council. Next week they have the chair and pretty much run the agenda, the US to follow.The smart play is to wait for control and then push the harder, harsher resolutions. Make the council put up or get the hell out of the way.
Finally ! Battle Stations, FULL ALERT !!
Start typing emails and drafting letters !
It's also possible the Iranians are using the hostages to stave off an attack they knew was coming.
The cookie pushers will start throwing cookies..and maybe their purse also..
It is awful to watch, I'll grant you, but it seems necessary. I just hope the Brits take away the right lessons from this. If they want not to be pushed around in the future, they are going to have to change their ways.
This brings this quote from Gladiator to mind:
"Falco: I have been told of a certain sea snake which has a very unusual method of attracting its prey. It will lie at the bottom of the ocean as if wounded. Then its enemies will approach, and yet it will lie quite still. And then its enemies will take little bites of it, and yet it remains still.
Commodus: So, we will lie still, and let our enemies come to us and nibble."
Could this why we allow Iran to act as it has?
The number three guy for that throne is going over there, and technically he is ranked as a lieutenent in their "calvary scout" troop...
He could "technically" pull rank, and lead the Brits on a rampage that might catch the goobers off guard...Technically...
Practically...Well, thats another story...
I'm not going to waste a bag of popcorn waiting for anything decisive to happen anytime soon...
It's the "weak sister" of a "nonbinding resolution."
"Diplomatic attack": a weenie oxymoron.
It's obvious that Iran is trying to get the west to attack them. What did they do, buy a couple nukes from Pakistan? Russia?
Ummmmm . . . . . . . . what?
No, seriously, . . . . . . . . . what!!??
Thatcher was the last true Brit.
What is the expected lethality of a diplomatic attack? Will it spare the infrastructure? Will it spread fallout? What is the maximum range? Kill radius?
"What on earth is a diplomatic attack?"
Bending farther over, French style.
It's the next step following "harsh words".
John Bolton again told Fox News on Friday that the U.N. "must move beyond press statements."
I lov ethat guy ...Sad day for the once mighty British .
It's a volley of incentive packages designed to bring the enemy to his knees laughing his ass off.
Like the Boosh "virtual fence"
It's metrosexual. Cover your eyes.
this should be over soon - those diplomatic attack always make the muslims shake in their shoes.
tit for tat..........ooooh!
I'm sure that idiot Jimmy Carter would think it's too harsh.
One analysis I read seemed to think it was partially designed to drive a wedge between the US and the UK.
The US wants to get agressive with Iran, the UK now will want not rock the boat...we are potted against one another...
Another theory, human shields at the nuke sites...again, the wedge comes into play...
Iran already have nukes? Perhaps...
Although I'd think it has more to do with they think were are spread thin militarily, are now cash strapped ala bin Laden's idea (which was originally our idea against the USSR, and got word from Pelosi that she had enough votes to set a timeline for withdrawal thereby giving them the green light...
"A couple of nukes from Pakistan" would just get the Islamic world destroyed. Any Navy boomer sailors out there want to describe to us what a full load of Trident MIRV'd SLBMs would do to Iran? From just one boat, not all of them.
While Britain makes their diplomatic attack, our gas prices keep rising, Iran making 10 mil. a day off the increase & some reports say it won't stop soon, could be at $5/gallon if this keeps up!!!
Their government is weak and they want to make themselves a financial beneficiary of "Western aggression".
Failing dirt-holes like Iran are just the kind of places where all blood sucking Democrats are spawned.
Silly man. LMSS!