Jay Tea on the Iranian kidnapping of 15 British sailors:
The only problem with this tactic is that while Tony Blair is no Winston Churchill, he’s even less of a Jimmy Carter. And while he’s a “lame duck,” he’s no chicken.
Why Iran would pick on the Brits, possibly ticking them off when the US is already ticked off, is a good question. Perhaps the Brits are getting a bit tougher on some of the Iranian influence-peddlers in the south of Iraq? Maybe they’ve been more than a bit helpful in the operations that have been nabbing Iranian intelligence operatives left and right?
We can only hope.
And is Murdoc the only one who thinks that the Iranians are really bumbling their way through the whole international conflict and intrigue game? They’re really coming off as second-rate amateurs. Who might get nuclear weapons in the very near future.
Compared to the Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs, Saddam and Kim Jong Il were/are positively savvy. I mean, seriously, Iran cannot even get the UN Security Council on their side. That bunch of clowns has backed almost every two-bit tyrant that’s come along in recent memory, yet they just voted unanimously for more sanctions against Iran. Sure, it’s meaningless, but the fact that Iran can’t woo them demonstrates just how pathetic they really are.