Iran confiscates UK Patrol Boats

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by takao, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. skunk macrumors G4

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    It'll blow over. The Iranians can't WANT to have 8 Brits on their hands.
     
  2. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    two of the boats were boston whalers...wtf!

    somewhere there's a couple of pissed off generals waiting on a dock with tackle and reels...
     
  3. skunk macrumors G4

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    The Royal Navy goes prepared for ANY eventuality.
     
  4. Zaid macrumors 6502

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    well, iran has decided to prosecute the eight british soldiers.

    bbc

    London's still trying for a diplomatic solution. I'd imagine that iran will try the eight simply to embarass the british.
     
  5. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Anyone think that the Middle East has just about lost it's patience with the Western presence/intervention in the Region? In itself, unarmed boats veering only 1000m across a water border doesn't seem like much...but with US (and to a lesser extent UK) presence next door, and continued pressure/proposed sanctions on Iran vis-a-vis their Nuclear Program, this seems like a rhetorical gesture stemming from annoyance and frustration...although I admit I am partial to Iran, I do not necessarily suggest capitulating to their interests across the board, but if I was in charge of Western policy, I wouldn't want them to become more entrenched in the Chinese camp...just a little realpolitik...
     
  6. skunk macrumors G4

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    I believe the UK's attitude to Iran is a lot less provocative than the US's. It looks like they're going to be released today anyway.
     
  7. kettle macrumors 65816

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    It will end with " If you wont let us have our nuclear program back, we won't let you have your boats back!"

    America steps in to stop a blatant act of terrorism by dropping VERY heavy objects on them from a great height.

    so begins act (I've lost count) three since 911?

    Don't hold out much hope for these guys getting out alive. :(
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    The last thing these guys need is for the US to lend a "helping hand". I think the UK can deal with it. We don't have so many issues with Teheran.
     
  9. takao thread starter macrumors 68040

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    why do i suddenly have the picture of an elephant saying "i can help you with your expensive chinese dishes" in my mind
     
  10. skunk macrumors G4

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    Dunno. It seems to be a common European nightmare these days. Maybe it's something in the water. :rolleyes:
     
  11. skunk macrumors G4

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    Like I said...

    http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=534316

     

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