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ThoughtsOnline

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


There's a movie cliche where the villian is shown cowering, screaming something along the lines of "no, no, anything but that" as the hero prepares to unleash some secret weapon against the villian...

And, in an example life imitating bad art, Tony Blair is threatening to unleash on the Mad Mullahs..... you better sit down, folks..... the GPS coordinates of the British sailors when they were grabbed by the Iranians.

Yeah, Tony, that'll show the Iranians you're no poodle.

Tony, you think the Iranians care if your guys were in Iraqi waters? You think all you have to do is trot out these magical GPS coordinates and the Mad Mullahs are going to fall all over themselves apologizing for the mix-up and sticking your guys on the first flight out of Tehran?

If you do, you are an idiot. The Iranians aren't going to acknowledge the legitimacy of whatever evidence you trot out to 'prove' your case. The only extent to which they cared about where the sailors were was in making sure they were in a place where they could be grabbed before your forces had time to react.

Face it Tony (and you too, George, if you're paying attention), if you want your guys back, you're going to have to smack the Iranians upside the head. No going crying to the United Nations. No asking for some type of useless and ineffectual sanctions. No relying on the 'international community' to rally behind you and force Iran to give the guys up. You're going to have to smack them... and the sooner you do, the sooner you will get your guys back....

That is, of course, assuming you want your guys back.... because you're sure not acting like you do.