News media around the world gone into overdrive the day when those 15 British sailors were taken by Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
In short, 15 British sailors were in Shat al Arab waters, supposedly checking dhows for possible arms smuggling into
On day 13, Mahmoud Ahmedinijad announced that the detainees will be released and sent home as a season gift to
Some questions remains;
- What were those sailors doing? Reports from some news media from
IraqBEFORE they were detained indicate that the Navy was gathering intelligence in over there. But the same news media conveniently don’t say anything, not a word soon as those sailors were detained. Iran
- Tony Blair, instead of finding solution to the crisis and try to secure the release those sailors, was ratcheting up the crisis further, refusing to issue apology and saber rattling, issuing tough words and demanding that those sailors be released, pronto. Why didn’t he apologize, all he has to do is just saying that the sailors didn’t realize they were in Iranian waters? Iranian media said that their GPS equipment did indicate that they were in Iranian water. The crisis could have been solved in the first day!
- Bush joined the fray by saber rattling and demanding that they be release. Effectively threatening
. What Bush and Iran has to do with this? USA
A colleague from the Gulf wrote that
We all know that
Bush and Blair are desperate to find an excuse, any excuse to invade
Didn’t Saddam acquiesce and let UN team search for the elusive WMD? If there is such thing as WMD, the US Army could have collected by the truckload already.
I am not saying that Saddam was an okay person, but there is a precedent here. ‘Damn with UN Security Council and international law, we will just invade and secure that oil supply one way or another.’
Are those sailors purposely strayed into Iranian waters?
To make an invasion look legitimate, and get the support of US allies, they need a reason. Those sailors being detained by the Iranians would be just what they are looking for. Soon as they are taken to Teheran, the news media goes into overdrive; everyone is reminded of American embassy occupation for 444day back in 1980. Blair start demanding their release, always insist that they were in Iraqi waters.
News reports start demonizing
The rescue mission would be designed to fail, so that the public opinion would be whipped up, people would get angry and start baying for Iranian blood.
When the sailors appear on TV, Blair lambasted
Noor Yahaya Hamzah