Skip to comments.Iran Frees Detained British Sailors
Posted on 04/04/2007 9:58:35 AM PDT by IrishMike
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It’s already linked up on DrudgeReport.
You might be right. Blair had been talking about moving on to the next phase, or some such terminology.
they posted exactly that at the DU..
“Nancy Pelosi says Israel is ready for peace talks with Syria; Israel says wait a minute; that was not our message to Syria; the message was WHEN Syria stops supporting Hezbollah and Hamas we are ready to talk; not before then.”
Miss Syria is too stupid to understand the difference.
“President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called an Easter gift to the British people.”
What a joke that statement is, if true. He would normally call people who celebrate Easter infidels.
“Fight against those who believe in neither Allah, nor the Last Day, nor forbid what Allah and His Apostle have forbidden, and who do not embrace the true religion among the people of the book (i.e. Jews and Christians), until they willingly pay the alms levy, and are utterly subdued.” (Koran 9/29)
miss syria is used to politics in the U.S. where the dems decide what the rep said and the MSM follows their lead..now that she’s international, it doesn’t quite work that way..
I believe my post came before all of this. I am taking credit.
I am great. Oh kneel before me you peasants and do away with your capitalistic shackles and behold our new egalitarian society where we are all equal. Well at least y’all are all equal. I fly in G5’s. :)
I’ll bet the two U.S. carrier battle groups had nothing to do with it.
“...in what President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called an Easter gift to the British people.”
Oh, how magnanimous of the colossal prick!
Idiots like Rosie O’Donuts will swoon over him.
No matter what, this 'incident' will not help. The Iron Lady must be shaking her head.
Nope. They will be prominently displayed on every TV station and newspaper in the middle east and elsewhere to show the mullahs have embarrassed the infidel Brits.
These are “Marines!?!?!?
15 for 1 is not that bad of a deal. We will see what the British Sailors have to say about their 'confessions'. I think the Iranian Mahdi Wannabe wanted War and when he could not get it, the hostages were released. This does not mean he wont eventually get war, it means that war will happen on our time frame and probably not during a Full Moon.
“Tea drinking surrender monkeys?”
Woah there. I think we need to settle down with the Brittish bashing. I think there’s a little bit of pot calling the kettle black there considering the Brits didn’t take 444 days to get their men and women back.
Actually I was thinking of the sound made by warplanes breaking the sound barrier and all headed in one direction...from many. Also there is a very distinctive noise when a certain decision is made. That little ~snick~ when the safeties come off. I seriously doubt there was a bribe involved. AHMANUTJOB just got a taste of how hungry we are for an excuse. ANY excuse ... to pull the trigger.
No uniforms. The Nutjob must have taken them as souvenirs.
They no longer have the fortitude to simply force Ahmanutjob to back down, the MSM and liberals have taken care of that, and in fact our obvious impotence is what spurred the Iranians on in the first place, IMO.
You put your right hand in
You put your right hand out
You put your right hand in
And you shake it all about...
Don't you know, Bush just can't get along with people like Pelosi does. (and Madeline Albright)
Pelosi’s “Chamberlain” impersonation will be amplified in the DBM and by Iran too, to convey to the world that the Iranians are the good guys, and of course Bush is a madman and the Democrats are the holy grail.
Unfortunately the Iranians will never change their stripes and continue to support terrorist operations in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and elsewhere.
Makes one wonder how many Brits will leave Iran on Thursday.
And other Foreign delegations also. Guess we'll see it on the news tomorrow ............ FRegards
At least Chamberlain came back with a piece of paper. Pelosi only came back with a lie when she misrepresented the Israeli position to the Syrians.
You’d prefer the French not have a carrier battle group there.
You’d prefer, instead, that they be actively trying to set up an alliance of Russia, China, the Arab League and the UN against any action against Iran.
You’d rather have fresh grounds to hate France anew than to win with the French on your side.
This is going to make the United States look like crap. The Brits were just announcing in their newspapers how it was the U.S fault for the capture because we were capturing the Iranian guys.
Once things start to settle, we’re going to see more of a movement in Britain to limit cooperation with the U.S.
Why grab some Brits (who really DON'T have any capacity to strike on their own)? Why not grab some Americans? I doubt very seriously we'd have waited as long as the Brits have been allowed to stew. Even the RATs probably would have demanded fast action. It's an election year. Shades of Jimmeh Cah-tah! Remember, HIS "Iran Crisis" caused the Reagan landslide.
I don’t believe America is ready at this time to launch an attack on Iran, but would be capable of handling Iran attacking us. If you consider the reports of Iranians at the Iraqi border attempting the same thing with U.S. Soldiers back in September then they already have attempted it and we did nothing.
Then again, maybe we’re just about ready to pound them regardless of what they do. Just some idle speculation.
I think that's the case. We're in position now. We've got the firepower that's not already dedicated to the strained Iraq mission in place. Releasing those hostages takes just a little bit of the wind out of our sails. Just a little bit of pressure is off the valve.
Next time ?
Thats what they did this time.
They cannot be relied upon.
Thats not makes you a liabilty. Your troops surrendering without a fight and being used as political pawns is shameful.
But that was the first time.
This is the SECOND time.
This time makes you the liability. Perhaps every Brit unit and warship should have an escort when within 30 miles of Iran.
Amanutjob is being hailed as a hero. Unbelievable.
I think what you’re reading is frustration over the fact that Iran keeps handing the US & UK a sh*t sandwich, and time and again we seem to just smile and take a big bite. We want someone to boot Ahmafrikkinnutjob’s ass up between his eyeballs! Personally, I was kinda hoping the SAS might get the honor this time.
I know your losses in the WOT are no less dear than our own. If it means anything, I don’t consider the UK anyhting other than a staunch ally, and appreciate the support of the British military.
I’m glad you’re going to get your people back unharmed. I just hope someone has the great good sense to change the Rules Of Engagement so this can’t happen again!
This was a test. If this had been an actual multinational concern, you would have been instructed where to tune for news and official propaganda. This concludes this test of the Iranian Pseudodiplomacy System.
Not only was this a test of whether or not Iran will have to face the UK along with the US and Israel when all hell breaks loose, the UK failed the test. London blinked. And unless something major changes, we won’t be able to count on the UK when the balloon goes up.
Yeah, it gets worse all the time, but there will be a next time. It might be Argentina, who knows, but they are sure a very large and weak target right now. Of course, we get the blame.
The brits are now officially wussies.
Some of the sleeves look really long.
Our troops had little choice given the circumstances. They were massively out gunned.
As for us being a liability, that is absolute nonsense.
How can we trust the brits to watch our backs, anymore? When the policy for Iranian intelligence officers in Iraq is catch and release, who are NOT there for the waters?
We have enough whinging sisters in this country. We don't need to prop up another country, when all they want to do is pull frilly knickers up over their heads and plead to be left alone to hide in Council houses and stay on the dole until the government goes broke.
I really want to hear what those sailors and marines have to say for themselves when they get back that made them say the Iranian line. Not denying heavy coercion was involved, just curious.
Using you? The Islamist threat is just as much your problem as it is ours. Moreso, actually. The UK is much closer to being overcome by Islam than the United States.
Anyone who has difficulty refuting the left on this point never really understood the problem to begin with.
I'll bet you five bucks you will NEVER hear a word from those sailors. Ain't gonna happen.
Don't forget, the Brits
invented the double-0
classification . . .
But that was then. The MEN who did those things are all dead. It seems they haven't been replaced...
>>>Why not grab some Americans?
To not awaken the sleeping tiger. That is why no new major attacks here, ala WTC. We are doing a great job of eroding political will all on our own, so they won’t hit us with big attack to raise the ire again.
It’s the international version of “Death By A Thousand Cuts.”
good. Now start the bombing please.
Why wasn't this young mother at home with her infant child?