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UK Ready for Diplomatic Attack on Iran
NewsMax ^ | March 31, 2007 | Stewart Stogel

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.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 15sailorsandmarines; bluff; diplomacy; hostagecrisis; hostages; iran; johnbolton2008; unitednations
Sad to see a great Empire laying prostrate while molested by Muslim thugs.
1 posted on 03/30/2007 7:36:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, them diplomatic attacks sure hurt.


2 posted on 03/30/2007 7:37:53 PM PDT by umgud (Anna Nicole was an expensive slut)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What on earth is a diplomatic attack?


3 posted on 03/30/2007 7:40:58 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hate to see the UK go through this


4 posted on 03/30/2007 7:42:33 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Axis of Evil = Iran , North Korea , Rob and Amber)
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To: 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.

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.

5 posted on 03/30/2007 7:43:01 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm sure the mad mullahs are quaking in their sandals.

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.

6 posted on 03/30/2007 7:45:34 PM PDT by Pox (Just say NO to RINO Rudy!)
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To: yldstrk
What on earth is a diplomatic attack?

They're denouncing in Iran's general direction.

7 posted on 03/30/2007 7:46:54 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: yldstrk
What on earth is a diplomatic attack?

this
8 posted on 03/30/2007 7:46:57 PM PDT by verum ago (The Iranian Space Agency: set phasers to jihad!)
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To: yldstrk

"Diplomatic attack." I thought this was Scrappleface when I saw that headline.


9 posted on 03/30/2007 7:49:17 PM PDT by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


10 posted on 03/30/2007 7:49:18 PM PDT by sourcery (Government Warning: The Attorney General has determined that Federal Regulation is a health hazard)
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To: sourcery

Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it. -- Will Rogers


11 posted on 03/30/2007 7:50:58 PM PDT by Bobalu (I guess I done see'd that varmint for the last time....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Neville Chamberlain is alive and well!


12 posted on 03/30/2007 7:52:28 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: yldstrk
What on earth is a diplomatic attack?

A mild tongue-lashing.

13 posted on 03/30/2007 7:52:29 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The mullahs no doubt are quaking in their boots.


14 posted on 03/30/2007 7:53:53 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The problem is that due to internal politics Amikeynutjob wants an attack to rally his eroding support internally.

Different problem different strategy and tatics..


15 posted on 03/30/2007 7:54:04 PM PDT by Leto
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is really sad and pathetic. Yep the terrorist regime in Iran is so scared now because of this "diplomatic attack" (extreme sarcasm).


16 posted on 03/30/2007 7:55:11 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: yldstrk
What on earth is a diplomatic attack?

You might call it a peacing match.

17 posted on 03/30/2007 7:55:20 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: piasa

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)


18 posted on 03/30/2007 7:58:17 PM PDT by Ieatfrijoles (Incinerate Riyadh Now.(Request shot splash))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


19 posted on 03/30/2007 8:01:59 PM PDT by Pistolshot (Being a successful mayor of a cesspool doesn't change the fact it is still a cesspool.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
UK Ready for Diplomatic Attack on Iran

Finally ! Battle Stations, FULL ALERT !!

Start typing emails and drafting letters !

20 posted on 03/30/2007 8:03:23 PM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: Ieatfrijoles

It's also possible the Iranians are using the hostages to stave off an attack they knew was coming.


21 posted on 03/30/2007 8:06:46 PM PDT by reardensteel (Finally an Israel that will stand up and fight)
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To: reardensteel

The cookie pushers will start throwing cookies..and maybe their purse also..


22 posted on 03/30/2007 8:08:49 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: cmsgop
I hate to see the UK go through this

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.

23 posted on 03/30/2007 8:12:16 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


24 posted on 03/30/2007 8:21:59 PM PDT by DrGunsforHands
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To: DustyMoment

Well, technically...

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...


25 posted on 03/30/2007 8:29:14 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: yldstrk
What on earth is a diplomatic attack?

It's the "weak sister" of a "nonbinding resolution."

26 posted on 03/30/2007 8:31:12 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Chuck Hagel makes Joe Biden look like a statesman!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"Diplomatic attack": a weenie oxymoron.


27 posted on 03/30/2007 8:32:39 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


28 posted on 03/30/2007 8:34:24 PM PDT by blam
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To: stevie_d_64

Ummmmm . . . . . . . . what?

No, seriously, . . . . . . . . . what!!??


29 posted on 03/30/2007 8:42:45 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: umgud

Thatcher was the last true “Brit”.


30 posted on 03/30/2007 8:49:35 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What exactly is a "diplomatic attack"? Isn't that an oxymoron? One uses diplomacy when one doesn't attack. I have questions.

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?

31 posted on 03/30/2007 8:50:27 PM PDT by Sender (All warfare is based on deception.)
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To: yldstrk

"What on earth is a diplomatic attack?"

Bending farther over, French style.


32 posted on 03/30/2007 9:05:22 PM PDT by CountryBumpkin (Don't get dropped into the liberal thunk tank. Use the brain God gave you.)
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To: yldstrk

It's the next step following "harsh words".


33 posted on 03/30/2007 9:12:47 PM PDT by 38special (I mean come'on.)
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To: 38special

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 .


34 posted on 03/30/2007 9:18:26 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: yldstrk

It's a volley of incentive packages designed to bring the enemy to his knees laughing his ass off.


35 posted on 03/30/2007 9:30:03 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: devolve

 

FINALE
 

36 posted on 03/30/2007 10:13:02 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like the Boosh "virtual fence"

LOL!


37 posted on 03/30/2007 10:14:12 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary, if you want America finished off!)
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To: yldstrk
What on earth is a diplomatic attack?

It's metrosexual. Cover your eyes.

LMAO

38 posted on 03/30/2007 10:22:17 PM PDT by Khepri (Sure, we want to go home. The shortest way home is through Damascus and Teheran.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"However, on Monday, the UK assumes the monthly rotating presidency of the Security Council, followed by the United States in May."

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39 posted on 03/30/2007 10:23:51 PM PDT by scratcher
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

this should be over soon - those diplomatic attack always make the muslims shake in their shoes.


40 posted on 03/30/2007 10:24:29 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: yldstrk

tit for tat..........ooooh!


41 posted on 03/30/2007 10:25:03 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Scotswife
"diplomatic attack"

I'm sure that idiot Jimmy Carter would think it's too harsh.

42 posted on 03/30/2007 10:33:15 PM PDT by scratcher
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To: blam
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?

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...

43 posted on 03/30/2007 10:33:28 PM PDT by Khepri (Sure, we want to go home. The shortest way home is through Damascus and Teheran.)
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To: blam

"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.


44 posted on 03/30/2007 10:48:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Second to None!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!!!


45 posted on 03/31/2007 12:35:21 AM PDT by blondee123
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To: blam
"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?"

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.

46 posted on 03/31/2007 1:33:49 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: yldstrk
This is a Diplomatic Attack !

LOL Enjoy!!!

England and Iran

47 posted on 03/31/2007 6:42:04 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: expatguy

Silly man. LMSS!


48 posted on 03/31/2007 10:59:12 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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