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April 04, 2007

British Seamen To Be Released

Ahem.

TEHRAN, Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran would free the 15 detained British sailors and marines Wednesday as an Easter holiday "gift" to the British people. Iranian state television said the 14 men and one woman, who were seized while on patrol in the northern Persian gulf on March 23, would leave Iran on Thursday.
Naturally we're relieved for the continued well-being of our British allies.

I am kind of curious what kind of finagling prevented the Iranians from following through with their threat to try the captives for espionage.

Ahmadinejad asked Blair not to "punish" the crew for confessing that they had been in Iranian waters when they were seized by Iranian coast guard. Iran broadcast video of some of the crew giving confessions, angering Britain.

He also criticized Britain for deploying Turney in the Gulf, pointing out that she is a woman with a child.

"How can you justify seeing a mother away from her home, her children? Why don't they respect family values in the West?" he asked of the British government.

My emphasis.
I hate to say it, but you know what Iran could use?
The Lifetime Channel.

It's about time Feminists invested themselves into knocking the nuts off our enemies for a change.


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