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MOD: Iran seizes 15 Royal Navy personnel [Copy link] 中文

Post time 2007-3-24 02:12:56 |Display all floors

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Post time 2007-3-24 02:14:00 |Display all floors
"gangster vermin"

I dig your positively Hitler-esque turn of phrase!

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Post time 2007-3-24 02:39:45 |Display all floors

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Post time 2007-3-24 03:44:06 |Display all floors

Iranian Justification?

If the ship were truly in Iranian territory, they had the right to detain the British.  They also have the responsibility to treat them well and return British citizens and property.

If they cannot prove that the British were in Iranian territory, what do you believe the appropriate reaction of the British should be?  And what should the British reaction be if their citizens are not promptly returned?

What if these were Chinese who were being held?

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Post time 2007-3-24 03:49:03 |Display all floors
This kind of thing has happened before, and the British sailors were returned without too much trouble. The difference between this case and the 2004 incident is that last time, the UK vessels were clearly in Iranian waters at the time (the MOD freely admitted to this). Whereas in this case, the MOD is claiming that the sailors were removed from Iraqi waters...

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Post time 2007-3-24 05:12:53 |Display all floors
Originally posted by nosferatu at 2007-3-24 03:44
If they cannot prove that the British were in Iranian territory, what do you believe the appropriate reaction of the British should be?  And what should the British reaction be if their citizens are not promptly returned?


I don't think that the British could take on the Iranians on their own! The Iranians would crucify them.

The British would need the Americans. But this is probably part of the plan to ratchet up the pressure on Tehran
I am Chinese and Proud of it!

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Post time 2007-3-24 05:23:48 |Display all floors

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A bold step by Iran. May be they want to create a pressure on WEST. By the way one question arises over here. How many of u believe that Iran soldiers went into the Iraq water (Which is actually USA and Co. water now) and grabbed 15 marines (Remember marines r commandos)?

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