Sunday, March 25, 2007
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.