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Caption this pic (can you say "Stockholm Syndrome?")
Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 4/4/07 | staff

Posted on 04/05/2007 5:03:27 AM PDT by redstates4ever

"Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (C) meets with a British sailor (L) following his press conference in Tehran. The 15 British sailors who have been held by Iran for nearly two weeks met with British Ambassador Geoffrey Adams for the first time during their detention, the British foreign ministry said on Wednesday"


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1 posted on 04/05/2007 5:03:28 AM PDT by redstates4ever
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To: redstates4ever

They cropped out the guys who weren’t waving.


2 posted on 04/05/2007 5:04:35 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: redstates4ever

Reminds me of old pics of occupied France during WW2.

Sieg, Heil!

3 posted on 04/05/2007 5:08:34 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Got Towel?)
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To: redstates4ever

All the rather childish cavorting before the Al Jezeera cameras yesterday...giving noogies, etc...made me wonder about the caliber of Brit military personnel. I don’t recall Americans acting like trained seals for the benefit of our enemies’ propaganda when they were released from a far-longer captivity of 444 days during the Carter disaster.


4 posted on 04/05/2007 5:10:04 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: redstates4ever

Those are soldiers? What a sorry-looking bunch of wimpy wusses!


5 posted on 04/05/2007 5:12:55 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: redstates4ever

I can’t help but wonder if some of these sailors might become suicidal over the embarrassment. After arriving at home and having time to think about how they behaved.


6 posted on 04/05/2007 5:13:43 AM PDT by mutley
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To: redstates4ever

"Bye, and thanks for taking us to shop at your Goodwill Store."

7 posted on 04/05/2007 5:17:09 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

My thought exactly.


8 posted on 04/05/2007 5:18:07 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: redstates4ever
I know that there are some really good and patriotic Britts who post here. I share your embarrassment. I fear that this day will come to America all too soon.
9 posted on 04/05/2007 5:18:35 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Those are soldiers? What a sorry-looking bunch of wimpy wusses!

Soldiers? Nah...they're just sailors!
Kidding! I greatly respect and admire the men and women in the Navy.

10 posted on 04/05/2007 5:20:00 AM PDT by CT-Freeper (Said the perpetually dejected Mets fan.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Let’s see how you act after a couple of weeks as Nutjob’s guests.

If you look at the hands and the expressions on some of them, the hands seem to say “yah, whatever. just get me outta here”.

I think it’s very cruel of us, sitting in our homes with our families, to judge them. Very cruel.

OTOH, it’s looking more and more like Cheri wears the pants in the Blair family...but then I know nothing of diplomacy, other than the “get a gun and get em back” variety.

11 posted on 04/05/2007 5:21:05 AM PDT by blu (All grammar and punctuation rules are *OFF* for the "24" thread.)
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To: CT-Freeper

“Soldiers? Nah...they’re just sailors!”

Sailors? Nah...they’re just tourists!


12 posted on 04/05/2007 5:21:39 AM PDT by mutley
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To: redstates4ever
...can you say "Stockholm Syndrome?"

Well, if you knew your government didn't have your back, how would you behave?

If I were them, I'd be looking to emigrate to Australia.

13 posted on 04/05/2007 5:23:32 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: redstates4ever

They turned a group of British servicemen into Borat.


14 posted on 04/05/2007 5:23:36 AM PDT by Tribune7 (A bleeding heart does nothing but ruin the carpet)
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To: AppyPappy; SevenofNine
"They cropped out the guys who weren’t waving."

Yep.


15 posted on 04/05/2007 5:25:38 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: redstates4ever

16 posted on 04/05/2007 5:26:07 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I have a big carbon footprint and I'm not afraid to use it.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Man, I’m glad our soldiers and marines have more testosterone.


17 posted on 04/05/2007 5:26:57 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

This may support the theory that all of the fighting genes have been killed out in the UK.


18 posted on 04/05/2007 5:27:00 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (The road is long and the path is difficult, the reward is worth it.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Very true, and they were still on Iranian soil.
19 posted on 04/05/2007 5:27:44 AM PDT by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: blu

How about 10 years in the Hanoi Hilton?


20 posted on 04/05/2007 5:27:59 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (The road is long and the path is difficult, the reward is worth it.)
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To: redstates4ever
“Bye, thanks Achmed, it was great”.
21 posted on 04/05/2007 5:28:42 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: monkapotamus

I love the three guys on the right. The third man, from the right, reminds me of Daniel Craig as James Bond.


22 posted on 04/05/2007 5:29:30 AM PDT by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: redstates4ever

“OK, play nice for these freaks, then we come back with the nukes.”


23 posted on 04/05/2007 5:31:50 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: monkapotamus

Are the three on the right the Marines? It would make sense. If I was one of those three I would’ve snapped early into it. I can’t believe the female was the ranking person of the group. 1 woman in a group of 15? It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what tactics the Iranians probably used to break her and her comrades. The three men on the right look like they probably got the memo that this wasn’t a game. All I know is....there should be a complete investigation into their behavior and actions as hostages. They couldn’t stop the Iranians from taking pictures and video of them but I can guarantee that they should in no way have capitulated to their captors. You would’ve had to break my fingers and hands before I would’ve written any letter. They would’ve also had to kill me before I would’ve made any verbal statement. I don’t give a rat’s a$$ why they did those things all I know is if they were true patriots and sailors/soldiers they would be coming home with injuries and even in a body bag. Those Iranian bastards would have to shoot me from the get go because I would be a rabid dog if they captured me. All I remember from the Marines is Name Rank and SS#. You don’t say anything else and you don’t break....even if your “gov’t” isn’t behind you. You should still have personal courage and moral grounds to fight back.


24 posted on 04/05/2007 5:34:16 AM PDT by brent1a
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To: Mr. Jeeves

You have it exactly right.


25 posted on 04/05/2007 5:34:24 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: redstates4ever

Come on, it must have been rough for them. Rumor is they had only black and white television, and being denied corkscrews they were forced to survive on food and water.

Have a heart, anyone would have turned.


26 posted on 04/05/2007 5:35:56 AM PDT by Jhensy
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To: savedbygrace
"So long, ta-ta, thanks awfully. Next time our place?"
27 posted on 04/05/2007 5:36:07 AM PDT by redstates4ever
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To: mad_as_he$$

“This may support the theory that all of the fighting genes have been killed out in the UK.”

LOL, but look at the US. We are a divided country down to 50% that would fight for anything. Do you think the children of American leftists would fight? And if they would, would our professional military want a draft that included those wussies?

I don’t want to judge the Brit sailors and marines too harshly, they never should have been in a position to not defend themselves. However, I do think the confessions were a little to comprehensive and speedily given and with just a little to much glee.

I say this in a constructive way, because the Brit military probably needs to realize they have somewhat of a problem in that regard.


28 posted on 04/05/2007 5:36:35 AM PDT by rbmillerjr ("Message to radical jihadis...come to my hood, it's understood ------ it's open season" Stuck Mojo)
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To: redstates4ever

What it all boils down to is, why didn’t the British mother ship blast the six iranian boats out of the water? That is what this story should be about!


29 posted on 04/05/2007 5:36:42 AM PDT by Lewite (Praise YAHWEH and Proclaim His Wonderful Name! Islam, the end time Beast-the harlot of Babylon.)
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To: redstates4ever; SevenofNine

30 posted on 04/05/2007 5:38:34 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: mad_as_he$$

Were you there for 10 years? If so, I’m sorry and thanks. If not, were soldiers really there for 10 years?? I thought the longest was 5-6 years.


31 posted on 04/05/2007 5:38:54 AM PDT by blu (All grammar and punctuation rules are *OFF* for the "24" thread.)
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To: monkapotamus

Excellent.


32 posted on 04/05/2007 5:39:50 AM PDT by redstates4ever
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To: redstates4ever

http://media.farsnews.com/Media/8601/ImageReports/8601150455/22_8601150455_L600.jpg

Awww, look at Faye. Isn’t that an adorable picture? It’s like she’s saying, “Tee-hee I’m so adorable. I’m going home and I’m going to get a medal! Tee-hee.”

This picture makes me want to puke up my lower intestine.


33 posted on 04/05/2007 5:40:31 AM PDT by brent1a
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To: redstates4ever

“Rum, sodomy, the lash and an occassional fugly for the bi/boys.”


34 posted on 04/05/2007 5:41:13 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: blu

“I think it’s very cruel of us, sitting in our homes with our families, to judge them. Very cruel.”

They are soldiers. At least give a token effort to resist. That lunatic said, jump and they yelled how high? ROYAL FREAKIN MARINES did this.

I don’t blame the hostages. I blame the government for being candy a$$ wussies who just put huge targets on their backs.


35 posted on 04/05/2007 5:41:21 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The Clintons: A Malignant Malfeasance of the Most Morbid)
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To: mad_as_he$$

much as I hate to use Wiki as a source, the longest held American prisoner was there 9 years. When he returned to the US, he stayed in the navy until 1980- for the “rest of the story” fans.


36 posted on 04/05/2007 5:48:34 AM PDT by blu (All grammar and punctuation rules are *OFF* for the "24" thread.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

This was a comment posted after an article here—

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23391544-details/Sailors+touch+down+at+Heathrow+-+with+their+goody+bags/article.do

“This is obviously excellent news, and probably the best outcome that could be expected. However, without wishing to condone the Iranian’s behaviour, this does seem to indicate that steps ought to be taken to encourage the Iranian’s to become more tightly integrated into the broader world community and reduce their level of anger against the rest of the world, and the west in particular. While this may be an impossible dream, surely it would do no harm to encourage a closer level of communication between our various societies?

- Andy, Kent, UK”

After the Iranians kidnapped and kept these British soldiers hostage for 14 days, are sending men and weapons to Iraq to kill Coalition Forces, and want to wipe Israel off the map! Encourage a closer level of communication between our various societies??? Unbelievable!


37 posted on 04/05/2007 5:49:38 AM PDT by FarRightFanatic ("I'm Barack Hussein Obama...and I approved this taqiyya.")
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To: redstates4ever

38 posted on 04/05/2007 5:54:19 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: atomic conspiracy

You’ve got be joking. “...come back with the nukes?” Right. The only country who will ever be nuked in the future is the U.S. and probably Britain. I also laugh at the people that want to believe that the hostages were released because of the U.S. battle group present in the Iranian Gulf. That too is freakin hilarious. If the Iranians were afraid of the battle group then why did they take the hostages in the first place? There were plenty of war ships in the area at that time. No there won’t be any retaliation. Only Tony Blair graciously thanking Iran for it’s kindness, and then a cadre of U.S. soldiers will be captured and paraded around and nothing done.


39 posted on 04/05/2007 6:01:19 AM PDT by brent1a
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To: atomic conspiracy
The angle of the picture in #38 cuts off the 3 unsmiling men.
40 posted on 04/05/2007 6:05:24 AM PDT by Carolinamom (God is pleased to get knee-mails.)
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To: brent1a

Have you ever faced a line-of-duty life-or-death situation? If not then you do not know how you would behave. You may woof and pose but you can’t know.


41 posted on 04/05/2007 6:06:37 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: brent1a

Does it occur to you, Master of Sarcasm, that this might actually be a joke? Buy a clue, genius.


42 posted on 04/05/2007 6:12:34 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: wtc911

No, I do know. Don’t question my willpower or morals. I was in the Marines and now I’m a police Officer. I would fight to the death in the Marines and I’ll do it now as a police officer. I know my training and remember it every day. I’d rather eat a bullet then have pictures of me, rifling through an Iranian goody bag, circulating thru the internet for posterity. Maybe you can sit there and have doubts about your patriotism but I know where I stand. If it would take me getting skinned alive so that my family and friends could stay alive then so be it. I’d rather say a few more things but I don’t want to be kicked off FR.


43 posted on 04/05/2007 6:12:58 AM PDT by brent1a
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To: wtc911
Have you ever faced a line-of-duty life-or-death situation? If not then you do not know how you would behave. You may woof and pose but you can’t know.

These are soldiers, not civilians.

44 posted on 04/05/2007 6:16:31 AM PDT by Jhensy
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To: atomic conspiracy

Why should any of this be a joking matter? So maybe there should be jokes about the soldiers in Iraq dying by Iranian hands while this dog & pony show is going on?


45 posted on 04/05/2007 6:17:20 AM PDT by brent1a
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To: Jake The Goose

A LOT of questions remain unanswered...why didn’t the Mother Ship fire on the Iranian boat and where the heck was this ship? Why didn’t the British captain and the driver of the boat know their locations?


46 posted on 04/05/2007 6:22:11 AM PDT by auto power
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To: monkapotamus
Nice job!

FMCDH(BITS)

47 posted on 04/05/2007 6:23:07 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: brent1a

Note that I asked if you ever had. I did not assume that you had not. This forum is full of tough guys who never left the driveway.


48 posted on 04/05/2007 6:23:48 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: brent1a

Semper Fi. Every single bit of this is revolting and disgusting. I too am a former Marine and am shocked. Just LOOK at those photos. And the point here is NOT “How do you know how you would react?” but just that the behavior is shameful and wrong. I can’t say for certain how I would react, but if I acted like these guys it would be shameful and wrong. If you did it, it would be shameful and wrong, if your critics did it it would be shameful and wrong, and when these Brits did it it was shameful and wrong. Again, maybe I would have done the same, (sure like to believe I wouldn’t), but if I did do it, I’d spend the rest of my life hiding my face.


49 posted on 04/05/2007 6:24:38 AM PDT by RayStacy
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To: brent1a

Oh, so now you’re serious? The joke is the picture, that is the whole point of this string. It is not about soldiers dying in Iraq. There are many, many other venues here for serious commentary, but you really need something besides your own word to back your views. Ridicule and insults won’t do it.


50 posted on 04/05/2007 6:24:59 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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