The Iranian military questioned 15 detained British soldiers Saturday and said they confessed to illegally entering the country’s territorial waters as Iran accused Britain of “blatant aggression.”
Of course, the nice Iranians would never lie, would they?
“The said personnel are being interrogated and have confessed to aggression into the Islamic Republic of Iran’s waters,” Afshar was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA and the semi-official ISNA news agency. He did not say what would now be done with the sailors.
Oh yeah, I can see it now. A few sailors floating in a little rubber boat, acting all bad. This is the British we’re talking about here. Politeness, plus “by the book”, is in their genes!
The seizure of the British sailors came at a time of heightened tensions over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions and allegations that Iran is arming Shiite Muslim militias in Iraq. Still, Britain was treating it as a mistake rather than a provocation.
I guess the ‘Booboo needed another dog and pony show. Let the world know he’s the toughest hombre on the block.
But the latest detention sparked calls among Iranian hardliners for the 15 Britons to be held until Iran wins political concessions from the West.
No, that will not do at all! These are our allies here, you mess with them, you’re messing with us. Oh, wait a minute, Pelosi is in charge…..never mind.
In his comments on the sailors, Afshar added a warning that the United States would not be able to control the consequences if it attacks Iran.
“The United States and its allies know that if they make any mistake in their calculations … they will not be able to control the dimensions and limit the duration of a war,” Afshar said.
I guess we know who’s boss, eh?