The international community has allowed unanswered acts of aggression or to state it plainly and without political correctness, acts of war against us, from Iran, since 1979.
ACT OF WAR - any act occurring in the course of declared war; armed conflict, whether or not war has been declared, between two or more nations; or armed conflict between military forces of any origin. 18 U.S.C.
On November 4, 1979: Iranian Islamic Students stormed the US embassy, taking 66 people, the majority Americans, as hostages. 14 were released before the end of November. In November: The republic's first Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan resigned.
The history since 1979 is there for anyone to find by doing a simple search...my question today is:
How long will this continue before we react?
I showed you yesterday that Iranians have directly attacked American forces in Iraq...once again, the act went unanswered.
According to a U.S. Army report out of Iraq obtained by U.S. News, American troops, acting as advisers for Iraqi border guards, were recently surrounded and attacked by a larger unit of Iranian soldiers, well within the border of Iraq.
Today I wake up to the news titled "Iran ‘to try Britons for espionage’".
FIFTEEN British sailors and marines arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards off the coast of Iraq may be charged with spying.
A website run by associates of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, reported last night that the Britons would be put before a court and indicted.
Referring to them as “insurgents”, the site concluded: “If it is proven that they deliberately entered Iranian territory, they will be charged with espionage. If that is proven, they can expect a very serious penalty since according to Iranian law, espionage is one of the most serious offences.”
The warning followed claims by Iranian officials that the British navy personnel had been taken to Tehran, the capital, to explain their “aggressive action” in entering Iranian waters. British officials insist the servicemen were in Iraqi waters when they were held.
Quick note before I go on with that story is this article showing that there was a witness stating plainly that the Britain's were taken from IRAQ WATERS.
BASRA, Iraq, March 24 (Reuters) - An Iraqi fisherman who said he saw Iranian forces detain British sailors and marines on Friday in a waterway between Iraq and Iran said on Saturday the ship British forces were searching was anchored in Iraqi waters.
Iran has condemned what it called the illegal entry of 15 British naval personnel into Iranian waters as a "suspicious act", the official IRNA news agency said on Saturday.
Britain says they were detained in Iraqi waters on a routine search operation and has demanded their immediate return.
The fisherman, the same one who told Reuters he witnessed the sailors being detained several hours before it was confirmed by the British government, said the line between Iranian and Iraqi waters was not marked by buoys but was well known.
"We've been working in this job for many years and because of our experience we can distinguish which is the Iraqi and which is Iranian side," he said, adding that Iraqi boats never venture across because of tight security by Iranian coastguards.
A friend of Wake up America's, in Britain tells us:
Apparently we and the US have threatened to reveal the GPS data which will show them up as liars, and could be used to get a declaration from the UN, which would basically be tantamount to a blessing for kicking 7 shades out of them
Back to the Times Online article we get to the actual reason for this blatant act of aggression:
The penalty for espionage in Iran is death. However, similar accusations of spying were made when eight British servicemen were detained in the same area in 2004. They were paraded blindfolded on television but did not appear in court and were freed after three nights in detention.
Iranian student groups called yesterday for the 15 detainees to be held until US forces released five Revolutionary Guards captured in Iraq earlier this year.
We also know that British intelligence was aware of a threat of reprisal back in January:
British Intelligence chiefs were warned in January to expect reprisal attacks from Iran after America detained five suspected Iranian intelligence officers in Iraq.
Although the CIA alert led to the United States raising its official security threat level throughout the Middle East and elsewhere, Britain did not follow suit.
The warning came after the US received credible information that Iranian-backed extremists were plotting attacks on Western targets.
American intelligence analysts told their British counterparts that the arrest of the five Iranians would have a direct impact on southern Iraq. Crucially, they warned that there was evidence that Iran intended to step up attacks in the border area and around Basra, where British forces are based.
A security source said: "The intelligence was passed to the UK and was generally disseminated. The intelligence that led to the arrests showed that Iran was financing and facilitating operations on the border and in the South.
"But there was no raising of comparative threat levels by the British, even though the majority of casualties from Iranian weaponry have been the British, not the Americans. Perhaps we should have been more on alert."
So, the threat was known and the act of war has been carried out once again.
Remember that all of this is happening, as the UN Security Council voted to slap new sanctions on Iran over their nuclear program.
Pajamas Media has an exclusive showing that since General Petraeus has assumed command, over 300 Iranians have been seized INSIDE Iraq and it has been reported on consistently that the deadliest weapons/bombs used in Iraq against coalition forces have been manufactured in Iran.
The question, we, the Brits and the international community must now ask ourselves is, how long are we expeected to bend over and take it before we react?
The Scotsman reports that Blair has convened the Cobra team as crisis in Iran escalates.
THE official notification, delivered in secure calls yesterday morning to senior Whitehall figures, was the latest dramatic behind-the-scenes move to get to grips with a crisis that is now engulfing the government.
After a day of shadow-boxing with a notoriously slippery regime, Tony Blair is set to up the ante: the plight of the Shatt al-Arab 15 is officially a crisis and he will need the Cobra team to handle it.
Time after time after time again we hear from the left how President Bush and VP Cheney are "warmongers", yet they continue to try the diplomatic channels with Iran.....hmmmmm, sounds really warmongering huh?
Given the provacation over the last years, I think they have shown incredible patience with Iran, but when does patience end and common sense prevail?
How long will Blair, Bush and the international community allow this to continue?
The European Union has also showed solidarity with the UK over the unlawful seizure of the 15 British soldiers.
Statement by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:
In the name of the EU, we want to make clear that we expect Iran to release them without delay,'' Steinmeier said today before an EU summit meeting in Berlin. Germany currently holds the EU's rotating presidency.
When is enough, enough?
Captain's Quarters asks:
The Iranians cannot try the men for espionage if they captured the sailors in uniform. Article 46 of the Geneva Convention states this clearly:2. A member of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict who, on behalf of that Party and in territory controlled by an adverse Party, gathers or attempts to gather information shall not be considered as engaging in espionage if, while so acting, he is in the uniform of his armed forces.
The indictment of British sailors in uniform as spies will violate the GC. Can we expect the same level of outrage over this explicit violation as the supposed violations of the US government?
My answer to Captain Ed is to point to Greenwald with the stupidity from the left blaming Bush for this also... who else can writes such trash as Greenwald?
The ongoing presence of 150,000 troops in the middle of Iraq, under the direction of this administration, entails grave risk of escalation beyond Iraq, whether deliberately or unintentionally—a fact that is almost completely ignored in our “debate” over whether to withdraw troops. The seizure this week of 15 British sailors by Iran illustrates how grave those risks are.
As expected, the British immediately claimed that its ship was in Iraqi waters, while the Iranians claimed it had entered Iranian waters. One of the great tragedies of the last several years is how little credibility the U.S. and its most loyal foreign government have in light of their conduct concerning Iraq. While no rational person would believe Iranian claims without corroborating evidence, no rational person would simply assume the British were telling the truth either.
That answer you Captain Ed?
The men in white coats will be there to pick dear Glenn up shortly, I am sure...heh. (Remember to bring that cute lil white jacket and make sure the walls in the room he is held are rubber)
After all, Greenwald and company are the people that do not even understand the Geneva Convention and the whole, fighting for a nation with a uniform or badge thing and believe the Geneva Convention applies to terrorists that have no uniform or badge and are not fighting for a nation or country, so to even dream of them applying any "logic" to this situation is just that....a dream.
Right Truth says this will be a wait and see situation.
I say...the hell with it, if Ahmadinejad the lunatic wants armageddon, lets give it to him.
Disagree all you want, but you might be willing to continue to bend over and take it up the ass.... I am not.
[UPDATE] Hat Tip to The American Israeli Patriot for the link to sign the petition.
Others discussing this:
Jules Crittenden, Outside the Beltway, Protein Wisdom, Glittering Eye, Macsmind, Strata-Sphere and 186 k per second.