Britian Chooses Diplomacy Despite Act Of War By Iran, Marines Interrogated

by Infidelesto on March 26, 2007 · 5 comments

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 I must say I’m not surprised, but I am disgusted at the cowardly acts of Britain saying that this capture was legal and will be dealt with through diplomatic means.

Since when is capturing 15 Servicemen NOT an act of war? How has our society been so diluted to the fact that there is evil in this world.

I saw more Anna Nicole headlines this morning than I did about this ongoing crisis with the 15 British hostages.

It’s really sad to see Britain behave this way. Do they not care that their soldiers are being interrogated? I’m just disgusted and I feel for those 15 families.

Iranians Interrogate captured British Marines

The 15 Royal Marines and sailors captured by Iran are being “interrogated”, officials in Tehran said today.

Amid fears that the 14 men and one woman face a show trial, Iranian television reported that the country did not want to exchange the Britons for five Iranians arrested in northern Iraq two months ago.

The Blotter (ABC) is reporting this was a calculated attack in retaliation for the arrest of five Revolutionary Guard–Quds Force officers from the Iranian consulate in Irbil, Iraq, by U.S. forces on Jan. 11

**confirmed** – This was retaliation for the Irbil Incident.

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  • Sistainfidel

    Can you imagine if this had happened to past British Navy? There would be bombing/attacks/protecting your soldiers first, questions and “diplomacy” later. For some reason that movie with Russel Crowe in the Royal Navy, “Master and Commander: Far Side of the World” comes to mind. I hardly imagine Capt. Jack Aubry sitting by while his soldiers are captured, and not sending several cannonballs into the enemy ships.

  • Senior

    I’m from the UK, and I totally agree. Our response has been weak and cowardly. I am ashamed of our government, and elements of the media, even the right-wing media who are all favouring the diplomatic approach. What Iran has done is an act of war, and we should have given them a deadline to release the soldiers and bombed them if they failed to comply. Our government is being consistent though. It criticised Israel last year for going after Hezbollah after they did a similar thing. The only mistake Israel made last year though was that they were hesitant, and they were too defensive. I wonder what the UK will do if the soldiers are killed? It seems that we only go to war if the US does, and we won’t dare go to war without them. This is our problem though, not the problem of the US. Though the US lead the liberation of Iraq, I’m sure the US would cooperate with us if we lead an attack on Iran.

  • Infidelesto

    Interesting point of view with you being from the UK. Do you really think the UK will go forward with war if any of these soldiers are killed? I have a feeling that the pacifistic nature of Britian would lead them to appease a little more, let them get away with a little more, all hoping to create “dialouge for peace”. Why can’t anyone stand up to a fight when it’s staring them in the face? It doesn’t make sense to me.

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