Skip to comments.Caption this pic (can you say "Stockholm Syndrome?")
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"
OK so help me here. Where did they get suits? Did these guys get kidnapped with a full trunk of dress clothes? (except the girl apparently.)
I LOVE the guys that aren’t waving. They’re the only ones I’d consider going on a date with.
From Ahmadinejad's personal tailor - awful is right!
That’s ‘Borat’ clothing!
Is the chick in that picture Maddie Albright?
Oh the horror, they forgot the Grey Poupon.
A short one page story, a MUST READ FOR ALL to read especially after this hostage taking. Looks like there are no Lances in the British NAvy
Yah, you’re right..... Maddie the cleaning lady....LOL!!!!
I've been following the FR threads on this incident, and yours is the first mention of Code of Conduct (by name) that I've seen.
Presumably the Brits have some equivalent code. I read that the Royal Marines are trained in such a code, but the sailors get little or no training. While there's lots of blame to spread around, this highlights a training deficiency in the Royal Navy. If you fail to train your sailors in a code of conduct, and then expose them to capture, you should not be surprised when they behave badly as prisoners. They haven't been taught the proper behavior. Hopefully, the Royal Navy AAR will reveal this shortcoming and produce a solution.
I would be VERY interested in a systematic comparison of the behaviors of the marines and sailors.
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