Sunday, March 25, 2007

[iran kidnappings] maybe the best way

Iran's detention of 15 Royal Navy personnel is "unjustified and wrong", Prime Minister Tony Blair has said. At first sight it looks lily-livered of Blair but in the end, it might be the best way with such a madman as the Iranian leader.

What's always amazed me, especially in such photos as the one above, is how easy it must be for the enemy either to blow such craft out of the water or to kidnap the personnel. If you're going to show the flag to that extent, surely a bit more backup might be in order.


Lord Nazh said...

As far as I understand, there was backup there... they just failed to do anything.

The way the world kowtows to the mad mullahs is sincerely hurting the free world.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'm sure all sorts of efforts to free the men are going on behind the scenes and agree that politicians on all sides here have to be careful what they say when the men's lives could be at stake. I can remember Thatcher making what seemed like an appeasing comment at the time of the Rushdie fatwa, but later realised that she was trying not to make things worse for John McCarthy and other hostages. But I do think we kowtow too much at other times.

Winfred Mann said...

This is nothing new; it is customary Muslim behavior.

The Barbary Coast Pirates:

“That it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Muslim who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.” Ambassador Adja 1796
Joshua E. London

In contemporary terms: Muslims feel driven by their religion to make the world SUBMIT.