Sunday, March 25, 2007

A Very Serious Situation

As I arrive in London, there is great concern over the fate of 15 Royal Navy and Marine personnel, including at least one woman, held by Iran. Tony Blair calls it "a very serious situation." He has been meeting with top officials in Cabinet Office Briefing Room A (COBRA) deep beneath 10 Downing Street. He also met in this room after events of 9/11 and 7/7. Seizing another nation's sailors and holding them hostage is an act of war. This is eerily like 1979. The Cabinet War Rooms are a reminder that Britain has faced threats to freedom before. Brickmuppet is very concerned. I hope that sanity prevails over fanaticism, and the people are freed soon.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Darnell Clayton said...

Is the UK going to do something about this?

Are there any real men left up there in leadership?

6:18 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Darnell, Mrs. Thatcher showed what to do when dictators try to distract from their own problems.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Thomas D said...

Talking of 'acts of war' ... I seem to remember one back in 2003, which has led to the current situation where Iran is fast becoming the major regional power between the Hindu Kush and the Euphrates.

The invaders put themselves in a position of weakness: neither Blair nor Bush has as much power now as Carter did in '79, let alone Thatcher.

5:58 AM  

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