This is utter BS. We are at war with Iran even as I write this piece. We have been at war with Iran for (going on five years!) this time. Come on, Mr. Blair, these are your countrymen and they were on duty serving your country, and your government, and they do not deserve to be abandoned as our infamous President did to the American Hostages taken, and held, by Iran during the Carter Administration.
Look, we all know that at some point, soon, we are going to be compelled to attack Iran. That is a given. We also know it must be done during the Bush Administration. The only question is… which country will be the public face of the actual attack. The US, Israel, Great Britain, and probably others, likely Australia, will be a part of the attack when it comes. So why worry about ruffling a few more Iranian feathers?
I am sick and tired of civilized human beings being taken by that bunch of cowards still living in the 12th century! The world has had a problem with the Persians since, well, I don’t think recorded history goes that far back! In any event, Iran is, and has been a pain in the ass to the rest of the world though out it’s existence. Isn’t it about time IT DIDN’T EXIST ANYMORE?!
Forget the UN. The UN is a gelded joke! Leave them out of this. They will only make it worse.
The UK’s Special Ops troops are, if not the best in the world, second only to those of the US. (Frankly, I wouldn’t spit at the difference!) The UK’s Intelligence services are far better than the CIA, the NSA, or any of our Military Intelligence services. Our Leftist leaders in the Congress gelded our intelligence community way back, beginning with the Church Committee. It has never recovered. The point is… there is every reason to believe there are UK Special Forces on the ground, in Iran, preparing to relieve the Persians of their “British Burden”.
In the meantime, the Persians are threatening “show trials” of the 14 men and one woman they kidnapped.
Look, Iran is itching for a fight. They are puffed up with their own pride and arrogance and they have bought into their own propaganda, much as Saddam and his hordes of “elite” Republican Guards. We all remember how the “Mother of all Battles” turned out. Remember the “Highway of Death”?
Currently the US, alone, has enough firepower off shore of Iran to transform Iran into a vast glass-paved parking lot in a matter of minutes.
Mr. Blair, it’s time to turn the tables on the Iranians. Give THEM and ultimatum. “Release the Brits in 24 hours or we attack”. If the Iranians persist, then take out one Iranian city a day until they relent.
I have long since used up my quota of patience with that part of the world and their senseless insistence on being the “thorn in the side” of the rest of the world. They’re a blight on civilization. Rid the world of them and move on!