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Iran Frees Detained British Sailors
Breitbart/ AP ^ | Apr 4 12:46 PM US/Eastern | NASSER KARIMI

Posted on 04/04/2007 9:58:35 AM PDT by IrishMike

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To: WBL 1952
Eleven in the picture; four hands in the air.

Five of them said to hell with the Iranians pointing the guns at them and saying “smile or else”.

I noticed that too. It would be interesting to know if they had anything pointed at them. I like the five with the 'screw you' look.

I would've enjoyed it if they could have snuck a middle finger into the picture like our Vietnam POWs did.

In the end, however, I don't think this bodes well for Britain (and the west). They allowed the, now, two time hostage taker president to make a mockery of them.

51 posted on 04/04/2007 10:25:29 AM PDT by batter ("Always take the offensive...Never Dig in." - Gen Patton)
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To: Red Badger
I think we can pretty much give up on Britain as any kind of useful ally.

Has anyone read the Skynews comments from the UK on this story? They think this is a victory of the Magnanamous Iranians over the mean ol' Yanks.

It's sad to watch a once great world power roll over and crawl, whimpering and whinging, a bunch of gutless lickspittles, at the feet of a third rate dictatorship...

52 posted on 04/04/2007 10:25:35 AM PDT by jonascord ("Don't shoot 'em! Let 'em burn!...")
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To: WBL 1952

“Also forgotten is Syria supporting Hezbollah.”

Further forgotten is that the French hate Iranian-funded Syrian efforts to recapture Lebanon and have a full carrier battlegroup operating with the Americans in the Gulf region right now. So there are THREE cops on the scene, and any Iranian/Syrian hope of splitting the Western Alliance against itself and getting UN pressure, etc., were dashed by the French being there too. So, you’ve got Britain and the US applying pressure, and the French not equivocating either, taking away the UN as a forum for slowing the West down.

When the Western Allies work in concert, things happen fast. Usually, the French and Anglo-Saxons are divided, and everything paralyzes, but when the French and Anglo-Saxons agree, the Continent goes with the French, Britain goes with America, the Russians go silent, and things get done, swiftly.

Three cops is even better than two.


53 posted on 04/04/2007 10:27:08 AM PDT by Vicomte13 (Le chien aboie; la caravane passe.)
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To: Sax

I guess their uniforms and those rubber boats will be displayed prominently in some museum in Tehran.

Sort of like our Pueblo in N. Korea.


54 posted on 04/04/2007 10:27:54 AM PDT by Dixiekraut (Convey)
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To: Sax

Notice how they are all dressed like Ahmadenejad - suits but no ties.


55 posted on 04/04/2007 10:29:50 AM PDT by 353FMG (I never met a liberal I didn't dislike.)
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To: jonascord
>Has anyone read the Skynews comments from the UK on this story? They think this is a victory of the Magnanamous Iranians over the mean ol' Yanks

In fairness, the PRESS
in Britain may represent
the British people

as well as our press
represents Americans . . .
I mean, not at all!

56 posted on 04/04/2007 10:30:33 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: 353FMG

Ahmagonnadoajihad’s Muzzketeers!


57 posted on 04/04/2007 10:31:11 AM PDT by Sax
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58 posted on 04/04/2007 10:31:11 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: 353FMG

Ahmagonnadoajihad’s Muzzketeers!


59 posted on 04/04/2007 10:31:23 AM PDT by Sax
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To: 353FMG
>Notice how they are all dressed like Ahmadenejad - suits but no ties

I think we have to
blame Bogart for that faux pas --
It was Bogart's "look."

60 posted on 04/04/2007 10:33:29 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Pelosi went to Syria. Coincidence? The MSM will now report that it was Syria talking with Iran that led to the freeing of the hostages. Diplomacy works and that is why a Democrat should be President and why Bush is a cowboy.

I suspect you're right.

61 posted on 04/04/2007 10:34:28 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: DogBarkTree

Did anyone consider that it may all have been a secret arrangement between Polosi and Ahmadenejad?


62 posted on 04/04/2007 10:35:26 AM PDT by 353FMG (I never met a liberal I didn't dislike.)
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To: Pub Linkser--80
"...an attempt to strengthen the political Left in the West..."

Yeah, well the way I see it is they wouldn't have been kidnapped at all if it weren't for the political Left.

63 posted on 04/04/2007 10:38:01 AM PDT by Let's Roll ("the left is rearranging the beach to make sure the tsunami comes in as unimpeded as possible." -)
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To: SittinYonder
Now is the time to bomb my midget ass.

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64 posted on 04/04/2007 10:38:28 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: IrishMike
Today my friend's daughter-in-law gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Five minutes after I got that news the story broke about the release of the 15 hostages.

It's a good day!!

Thanks be to God!

65 posted on 04/04/2007 10:38:59 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: IrishMike
This was a quid pro quo exchange of the Iranian nuclear scientist ( in Baghdad) for the 15 British Sailors.
66 posted on 04/04/2007 10:40:14 AM PDT by Candor7
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To: Egon

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a very nice man...


67 posted on 04/04/2007 10:43:56 AM PDT by John123 (Bill barely mentions Hillary in his memoirs... I will now light myself on fire)
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To: IrishMike
This was likely a quid pro quo exchange of the Iranian prisoners in Baghdad for the 15 British Sailors.

I hope we got what we needed from the scientist, who is probably undergoing a tender debrief from the Iranian government.

68 posted on 04/04/2007 10:43:59 AM PDT by Candor7
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To: jonascord

“It’s sad to watch a once great world power roll over and crawl..”

Hitler with his Luftwaffe and Panzer could never conquer that nation, but the Muslims did it without a fight from the Brits. The sad part is that this trend can also be perceived in the US.


69 posted on 04/04/2007 10:44:23 AM PDT by 353FMG (I never met a liberal I didn't dislike.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Well if Pelosi did this then it confirms the dems are direct allies with the Islamofacist in trying to undermine the WOT.

It would be so easy to point this out but Repubs are made up of eunuchs. Can't go after domestic enemies of freedom I guess.

70 posted on 04/04/2007 10:45:11 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: WBL 1952

Pelosi has it wrong.

The Syrians are ready for piece talks.

One piece of Israel today, another piece tomorrow, etc. Then we want pieces of the west.

What a maroon.


71 posted on 04/04/2007 10:46:33 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: John123

The video is making me absolutely sick.

These soldiers better come out with a convincing tale of torture and hardship that explains their behavior.

And QUICK.


72 posted on 04/04/2007 10:49:52 AM PDT by Jhensy
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To: theFIRMbss

I think the comments referred to reader comments. A la a message board. And in sooth, the vast majority of posters on most internet sites lean quite to the left.

A nation is only as strong as its people, especially one with government responsible to the people. That bodes ill for the West.


73 posted on 04/04/2007 10:49:53 AM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (A Day Late and a Dollar Short)
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To: Vicomte13

So we see that when the French government is not actively betraying western civilization, some good things can be done!

All the more reason to despise the wavering, quavering, back-stabbing French govt in its more typical role vis-a-vis the run-up to the Iraq war, etc.


74 posted on 04/04/2007 10:50:39 AM PDT by Enchante (Liefong, Fitzfong, Earlefong, Schumfong, Waxfong, Pelosifong.... see a pattern here?!?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Bets?

No bet, I think you nailed it. Our media will love reporting that as truth.


75 posted on 04/04/2007 10:50:49 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Pox
Does Blair seriously think that anyone believes the Iranians released the hostage soldiers without some type of ‘bribe’?

Let us hope we never find out.

In the interim let us hope that Britan will change its rules of engagement to ensure that no such kidnapping of British Soldiers ever happens again. If they are approached in the open sea or in Iraqi waters by an Iranian gunship, I would hope that the British blow it out of the water.

Personally I would wait until the soldiers are safely on the ground in Iraq and then I would launch an all out assault on the Iranian navy, sinking every last one of the vessels.

But then nobody elected me Prime Minister of Great Britan.

76 posted on 04/04/2007 10:52:57 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: 353FMG

They got goody-bags with complimentary Members Only jackets, too.


77 posted on 04/04/2007 10:53:19 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (War, children, it's just a shot away.)
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To: Blue Turtle

She has no choice.


78 posted on 04/04/2007 10:53:19 AM PDT by kabar
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To: massgopguy

Pagans love easter. It was a pagan holiday before it was a christian one. Bunnies, eggs....


79 posted on 04/04/2007 10:54:14 AM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: IrishMike

How much did Ahmanutjob charge the Brits?


80 posted on 04/04/2007 10:57:49 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Abathar

Of course he bears the people no ill will, just the idiotic government.


81 posted on 04/04/2007 11:02:32 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: EQAndyBuzz

No bets on that one. You hit the nail on the head. Our enemies will be eternally greatful to the MSM for their contribution to our demise.


82 posted on 04/04/2007 11:03:06 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Sax
Did the Iranians send the sailors to the tailor's shop first? The lady got ripped off, the guys are all in nicely tailored suits and she's....

You're right! Those suits are fabulous. They look to be Italian with an Armani flair.

I guess they didn't issue them ties so they wouldn't be tempted to hang themselves.

83 posted on 04/04/2007 11:04:50 AM PDT by Sleeping Beauty
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To: Redbob; gonzo
Musta been too many U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf...

Yup.

Maybe they read FR, and heard that the drop dead date would be Good Friday.

84 posted on 04/04/2007 11:05:21 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: 353FMG
Notice how they are all dressed like Ahmadenejad - suits but no ties.

That's official Iranian regime "fashion" since years. All non-cleric, non-military officials wear dark suits, while rejecting ties as "western capitalistic". Many don't even wear collars with their shirts.

85 posted on 04/04/2007 11:06:46 AM PDT by SolidWood (Islam is an insanity cult that makes everyone act Arab)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Diplomacy works and that is why a Democrat should be President and why Bush is a cowboy.

Manipulation of the voters, just as in Spain.

86 posted on 04/04/2007 11:06:51 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: Sax
"The lady got ripped off,...

Maybe she got offered a burka....

87 posted on 04/04/2007 11:11:01 AM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: EQAndyBuzz
"Pelosi went to Syria. Coincidence? The MSM will now report that it was Syria talking with Iran that led to the freeing of the hostages. Diplomacy works and that is why a Democrat should be President and why Bush is a cowboy."

It stinks. But you are right.
88 posted on 04/04/2007 11:12:54 AM PDT by Tolik (If you don't agree with me 102% of the time, then you're a RINO)
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To: WBL 1952
There should be a bunch more careers DOA.

I am totally disgusted.

It’s 1937, and Europe doesn't’t see it yet. Many in the US refuse to see it. Britain is not heroric here, they have not gained but have lost.

The next time they might just as well turn belly up and surrender without even a harsh word.

89 posted on 04/04/2007 11:13:13 AM PDT by alarm rider (Why should I not vote my conscience?)
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To: etradervic
A glimpse into the mind of a psychopathic megalomaniac - he kidnaps 15 people and when he releases them calls it a "gift."

Kinda reminds me of calling a reduction in a spending increase a "cut"...

90 posted on 04/04/2007 11:14:56 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (The most dangerous place in the world is between Hillary and the Oval Office)
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To: IrishMike

where did they get the suits?


91 posted on 04/04/2007 11:19:24 AM PDT by RDTF (They should have put down Barbarella instead of Barbaro)
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To: IrishMike

I think Ahmadinejad brilliantly demonstrated that he can do whatever he damn please, and the West is impotent to do anything about it. Expect bets to go higher next time. Osama was correct on the strong/weak horse paradigm. As long as we are perceived weak, it does not matter how far backwards we will bent - we are still the bad guys. When we are perceived strong, we will be able to get away with applying a heavy hand now and then without a complaint from locals. Its that cynical.


92 posted on 04/04/2007 11:19:29 AM PDT by Tolik (If you don't agree with me 102% of the time, then you're a RINO)
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To: batter

what pic has 5 with the $crew you look? Would love to see that but all I see is big smiles


93 posted on 04/04/2007 11:20:53 AM PDT by RDTF (They should have put down Barbarella instead of Barbaro)
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To: DogBarkTree

Tea drinking surrender monkeys ?


94 posted on 04/04/2007 11:22:57 AM PDT by Axlrose
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To: Egon
...in what President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called an Easter gift to the British people.

WHY would the murdering thugs of the so called religion of peace, which does not recognize any other religion other than their own murdering religion, give any gift at the time of year so holy to Christians?? WHY?? B.S. is what this is.

95 posted on 04/04/2007 11:24:34 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Just at what point did you think I actually gave care about your opinion?)
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To: IrishMike
Blair added, "To the Iranian people I would simply say this: We bear you no ill will."

Interesting that he said people instead of government...

96 posted on 04/04/2007 11:24:46 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: RDTF
Look at Sax's post

After a closer look at this one, I can only see three (on the right). I've seen other shots (maybe different angles), IIRC, the two in the back were not all smiles either.

97 posted on 04/04/2007 11:29:24 AM PDT by batter ("Always take the offensive...Never Dig in." - Gen Patton)
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To: Egon

And offer a smarmy tribute to their faith.


98 posted on 04/04/2007 11:35:46 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Pub Linkser--80
Nancy Pelosi is about to learn a hard lesson: Syria doesn’t want to negotiate on even terms with Israel or anyone else

I disagree. She won't learn anything. None of this is new. If she and her co-conspirator Democrats in congress were capable of learning anything from dealing with the arabs and terrorists they would have learned it a very long time ago.

I firmly believe that nothing, absolutely nothing, will teach the liberals anything in regards to terroists and despots.

3,000 people MURDERED on American soil and in a few short years the Dems are just shy of denying it even happened.

99 posted on 04/04/2007 11:39:03 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there)
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To: jonascord

So the lack of a British declaration of war on Iran makes us a useless ally? What about the nearly two hundred dead British soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan? It’s hard to dispute the left wingers who say that America is just using us when so many of you play into their hands.


100 posted on 04/04/2007 11:41:57 AM PDT by Vanguard40 (Per Mare Per Terram)
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