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  • Freed Britons Say 'Confessions' Coerced

    04/06/2007 9:25:19 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 51 replies · 1,720+ views ^ | Apr 6, 11:48 PM EDT | TARIQ PANJA
    ROYAL MARINE BASE CHIVENOR, England (AP) -- British sailors and marines freed by Iran said Friday they were blindfolded, isolated in cold stone cells and tricked into fearing execution while being coerced into falsely saying they had entered Iranian waters. They said there was no doubt the 15 crew members were in Iraq's territorial waters when they were seized by heavily armed boats of Iran's Revolutionary Guard. They also said their jailers had singled out the only woman among the captives for use in propaganda. Iran, which has been celebrating the incident as a victory, quickly rejected the charges, dismissing...
  • Kerry: Bush should bend on Iraq(Kerry:coalition of the bribed)

    10/06/2004 9:06:39 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 9 replies · 378+ views
    Des Moines Register | 3/9/2003 | THOMAS BEAUMONT John Kerry 3/8/2003- "The greatest position of strength is by exercising the best judgement in the pursuit of diplomacy," he said, "not in some trumped-up, so-called coalition of the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted, but in a genuine coalition."
  • a list of the Kerry "Coalition of the Coerced"....

    10/03/2004 8:35:04 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 6 replies · 607+ views webmemo 558 ^ | 10-3-04 | Nile Gardiner
    The issue of international alliances and America’s image abroad has become a major topic of debate in this year’s presidential election. Great emphasis has been placed in political speeches upon the need to “rebuild our alliances,” and restore America’s “credibility” in the world. Relatively little has been said about the 30-nation U.S.-British led coalition in Iraq or the 35-country security force in Afghanistan, reinforcing the myth that America is isolated and hated on the world stage. Faced with a barrage of misleading rhetoric, the American public could be forgiven for thinking that the transatlantic alliance no longer exists.