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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Bush and Blair Fault Iran For Capture of British Marines

Bush calls capture of U.K. sailors ‘inexcusable’

Ahmadinejad rips U.K. for not following ‘legal, logical way’ to resolve issue



NBC VIDEO
Bush demands release of British Marines
March 31: President Bush joined America's strongest ally today in demanding the release of 15 British Marines and sailors held in Iran. NBC’s John Yang reports from the White House.

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MSNBC News Services
Updated: 48 minutes ago

TEHRAN, Iran - President Bush said Saturday that Iran's detention of 15 British sailors was "inexcusable" and that Tehran must release them immediately.

"The British hostage issue is serious because the Iranians took these people out of Iraqi water. It's inexcusable behavior. I strongly support the Blair government's attempts to resolve this peacefully," he said, referring to British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Meanwhile, Iran’s president said on Saturday the British government was not following “the legal and logical way” of resolving the dispute over the British naval personnel detained last week, state radio said.

rest of story: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17883991
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Um-hmmm, Mr. President. And what would OUR government do if Islamic military or insurgents were caught in OUR international waters in military-type ships?

What did the Russkies do when they shot down our spy plane with pilot Gary Powers over Russian territory? And what tired old excuse did we give about our spy plane? It "strayed". It was an innocent, civilian weather research aircraft on weather reconnaisance flight, the oxygen must have malfunctioned causing the pilot to lose consciousness and the autopilot accidentally carried the plane over Russian waters. Yeah, right! The Russkies didn't buy that either, especially when it was determined that Powers was NOT a weather research man.
For younger readers who may not know about Gary Powers and the U2 spy plane:

--"A high-altitude surveillance aircraft which first flew in 1955 and figured prominently in the Cold War. It is still invaluable to military commanders. The U-2 was developed as a CIA project to photograph Soviet military facilities. To do so, U-2s were based in great secrecy at Adana in Turkey - later renamed the Incirlik airbase - and operated out of Pakistan. That was until 1960, when a U-2 was shot down by a volley of Soviet surface-to-air missiles. The pilot, Gary Powers, ejected but was captured and held for two years on spying charges."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/world/

2001/military_fact_files/support_U2s.stm

Ofcourse the US and British governments would never lie, and we know that our president is the soul of veracity.

And insofar as accusations of Iran "saber-rattling", isn't that a case of the kettle calling the pot black? The US has been rattling the attack-Iran saber for a long time. Does Bush and Blair imagine that the Iranis and the world is ignorant of the fact that they - in collaboration with Israel - have had the attack-Iran plot on the table for several years, just as they did with Iraq?

Just another excuse for another illegal war.

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COMMENTS:
peppylady said...
I guess anything Dubya does in the Middle East Mainly and his cronie Tony Blair I would greatly question it.Is the United States tying to provoke something?I personal wouldn’t put it pass those two.
Sunday, April 01, 2007 3:56:00 PM
Gary Baker said...
Or it could be the situation as Britain stated it. Iran took the Brits in international waters while trying to run contraband weapons to Iraq. You raise a valid point about needing to be skeptical of our government. However, given a choice between them and groups who have declared their desire for our destruction, I think I will give the allies the benefit of the doubt.
Friday, April 06, 2007 2:39:00 PM
Worried said...
once I would have believed implicitly in the word of my government and our president. Unfortunately, time and experience proved both to be liars. It is a shame when citizens can not trust politicians nor their government and view all that is said by ANY party with suspicion and skepticism. Where does the truth lie?
Saturday, April 07, 2007 6:25:00 PM

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  • At Sunday, April 01, 2007 4:56:00 PM , Blogger peppylady said...

    I guess anything Dubya does in the Middle East Mainly and his cronie Tony Blair I would greatly question it.
    Is the United States tying to provoke something?
    I personal wouldn’t put it pass those two.

     
  • At Friday, April 06, 2007 3:39:00 PM , Blogger Gary Baker said...

    Or it could be the situation as Britain stated it. Iran took the Brits in international waters while trying to run contraband weapons to Iraq. You raise a valid point about needing to be skeptical of our government. However, given a choice between them and groups who have declared their desire for our destruction, I think I will give the allies the benefit of the doubt.

     
  • At Saturday, April 07, 2007 7:25:00 PM , Blogger Worried said...

    once I would have believed implicitly in the word of my government and our president. Unfortunately, time and experience proved both to be liars. It is a shame when citizens can not trust politicians nor their government and view all that is said by ANY party with suspicion and skepticism. Where does the truth lie?

     

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