Des and the Hostages: a never ending story of embarrassment

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Guardian3A, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article3761058.ece
     
  2. anyone suprised?
     
  3. Serious question, under what authority does the US have the right to do this?

     
  4. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Cos George said.
     
  5. They think they have the right because they wield the biggest stick.
     
  6. The US have the bomb and the Iranians haven't. Yet.

    Sort of an upping of 'my dads bigger than your dad so do what I say'.
     
  7. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    You jest, but that method works exceptionally well in that part of the world.
     
  8. The same authority which they use for most things.

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  9. Really? That's the Wolfowitz, Perl and Rusmfeldt theory. Hardly worked out 'exceptionally well' on contact with reality did it?
     
  10. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Engage your brains guys. This is disputed water for reasons going back centuries. Somebody had to make working decisions in order for us to operate in those waters. The US lead coalition did that.

    The crime is not communicating that to the Iranians and negotiating a working agreement with them. They are never going to come to a proper agreement given that their claims are incompatible with Iraqi claims.

    It's not US arrogance but incompetence and I suspect we share in that as well.
     
  11. There's a great deal more information on Craig Murray's blog here:

    http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/war_with_iran

    Essentially the dispute is long-standing. However, and as BuggerAll says, no one told the Iranans, anyway. And, let's face it, even if they had, who came out of this with any credit?
     
  12. I thought this story was about the latest hostage taken in Afghanistan:

    What a courageous man!

    * edited to sneak a 'g' into Afghanistan :oops:
     
  13. They also released a photo:

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  14. Alright, I have a boat who want's to join me being captured by that lot?
     

  15. Ahemmm Kev, he's one of ours, no Americanos therefore need to be involved. Could even be a member of this web site for all I know.