Saturday, March 24, 2007

British Sailors & Marines taken to Tehran

Story: "The 15 British navy personnel detained in the Gulf have been transferred to Tehran to explain their "aggressive action," according to reports.

Efforts are continuing to secure the release of the 15 Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines seized by Iranian patrol boats off the coast of Iraq.

Britain has been plunged into a potentially dangerous new diplomatic crisis after the boarding party was seized at gunpoint on Friday.
The naval boarding party, from the Type 22 frigate HMS Cornwall, was taken at gunpoint by the Iranians after carrying out a routine search of a large cargo dhow which they suspected of smuggling in the northern Persian Gulf.

The group of eight sailors and seven Marines is believed to include at least one woman.

HMS Cornwall is currently the flagship of the joint coalition-Iraqi Combined Task Force 158 responsible for patrolling Iraqi territorial waters in the northern Gulf."

Rather then admitting they made a mistake and releasing the prisoners, Iran has decided to take them to the capitol, for questioning.
Amajeijad has to be involved now, but is it any suprise, with that countries hatred of the west, of freedom, and of anything that is not muslim, that these people were taken?


Seth Jackson said...

Nope not really surprised at all.

"Agressive action"? They were checking for smuggled cars. Hello.

Why don't we just get some guts admit Iran is a problem and go after these people?

I seriously hope that these men and women get returned to Britian SAFELY. I hope they just don't "disappear" off the face of the earth....

Palm boy said...

Aye, they're a problem. We should be in a state of war with them right now.