Skip to comments.Iran Frees Detained British Sailors
Posted on 04/04/2007 9:58:35 AM PDT by IrishMike
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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.
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...
“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.
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.
Notice how they are all dressed like Ahmadenejad - suits but no ties.
In fairness, the PRESS
in Britain may represent
the British people
as well as our press
represents Americans . . .
I mean, not at all!
| I think we have to
blame Bogart for that faux pas --
It was Bogart's "look."
I suspect you're right.
Did anyone consider that it may all have been a secret arrangement between Polosi and Ahmadenejad?
Yeah, well the way I see it is they wouldn't have been kidnapped at all if it weren't for the political Left.
It's a good day!!
Thanks be to God!
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a very nice man...
I hope we got what we needed from the scientist, who is probably undergoing a tender debrief from the Iranian government.
“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.
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.
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.
The video is making me absolutely sick.
These soldiers better come out with a convincing tale of torture and hardship that explains their behavior.
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.
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.
No bet, I think you nailed it. Our media will love reporting that as truth.
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.
They got goody-bags with complimentary Members Only jackets, too.
She has no choice.
Pagans love easter. It was a pagan holiday before it was a christian one. Bunnies, eggs....
How much did Ahmanutjob charge the Brits?
Of course he bears the people no ill will, just the idiotic government.
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.
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.
Maybe they read FR, and heard that the drop dead date would be Good Friday.
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.
Manipulation of the voters, just as in Spain.
Maybe she got offered a burka....
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.
Kinda reminds me of calling a reduction in a spending increase a "cut"...
where did they get the suits?
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.
what pic has 5 with the $crew you look? Would love to see that but all I see is big smiles
Tea drinking surrender monkeys ?
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.
Interesting that he said people instead of government...
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.
And offer a smarmy tribute to their faith.
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.
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.