posted on 03/31/2007 8:33:45 PM PDT
I guess the Iranian dissidents forgot to Google "Gulf of Tonkin"
posted on 03/31/2007 8:36:04 PM PDT
A senior British naval officer will leave for Tehran in efforts to negotiate an agreement with Iran for the release of 15 kidnapped British sailors, according to a report by the Sunday Telegraph. (Ynet)
posted on 03/31/2007 8:45:53 PM PDT
To: jdm; pissant; Antoninus; neverdem; airborne
THIS IS AN ACT OF WAR!!!
Are there no men left who will stand up for what's right?!
What world am I growing up into?
posted on 03/31/2007 8:50:15 PM PDT
by Ultra Sonic 007
(Vote for Duncan Hunter in 2008. Audio, Video, and Quotes in my profile.)
Ministers Seek Deal With Iran For Release Of Captives
"Ministers are preparing a compromise deal to allow Iran to save face and release its 15 British military captives by promising that the Royal Navy will never knowingly enter Iranian waters without permission."
Note: They're 'captives' not hostages.
posted on 03/31/2007 9:17:35 PM PDT
This is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. By the way, has Hezbollah released that Israeli soldier yet?
I hate to say it, because I love the Britons, but what kind of military outfit surrenders to a bunch of thugs? First, the vaunted Israeli army lets Hezbollah eat their lunch, then the British can't muster the will to threaten military retaliation against a terrorist government, and now the U.S. Congress has issued its surrender to al Qaeda? who in the U.K. thinks that the way to deal with Iran is to pretend they give a crap about sanctions? Did the U.S. State Department all get jobs at 10 Downing? This is NUTS. These people WILL. NOT. STOP. Ahmadinejad has one immediate goal, and that's to control the shipping lanes of the Persian Gulf. After that, it's the conquest of Saudi Arabia. With a medium range nuclear weapon in his arsenal, he can hold Europe hostage and do what he wants.
This is not the time for everyone to go soft, but here we sit, sending special envoys to smooth over a tyrant. I fear greatly for the future. Greatly.
posted on 03/31/2007 9:20:39 PM PDT
(Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna)
But, but, but Rosie O said they were in Iranian waters and tried to get caught so the Brits could start WW3.
posted on 03/31/2007 9:34:52 PM PDT
("If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
What about the four or five senior Iranian military people missing in Turkey?
posted on 03/31/2007 9:48:15 PM PDT
by Brad from Tennessee
("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
I still don't understand why they just didn't blow away those Iranians as soon as they were known to be unfriendly. Were they unarmed?
posted on 03/31/2007 9:49:57 PM PDT
(FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
"The National Council of Resistance of Iran the political wing of the Iranian MEK opposition group which is listed as a terrorist group by Britain, the U.S. and the European Union said the British crew's capture was planned in advance, but offered no evidence to support the claims." The enemy of my enemy is my friend?? Never heard of this group--shouldn't we be supporting those who are resisting Ahmagonnahaveajihad and his pals?
posted on 04/01/2007 1:18:53 AM PDT
(CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
To: jdm; All
Once again, with gusto:
posted on 04/01/2007 3:31:13 AM PDT
(If Reagan were still with us, he'd ask us to "win one more for the Gipper, vote for Duncan Hunter!")
I can't help but notice that they didn't attempt to capture any Americans. If they had, I sincerely hope we'd make them pay.
posted on 04/01/2007 5:15:38 AM PDT
UN "expresses grave concern." Well, that certainly will make the Iranian murdering thugs shake in their boots.
posted on 04/01/2007 6:52:57 AM PDT
(The Marxist Dimocrats are enemies of the Republic and friends of the Islamic murderers.)
It would be hard to believe that it happened by accident.
posted on 04/01/2007 4:56:42 PM PDT
(Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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