OMG! Iran is giving them a reason to go in and kick their asses, and the plucky British are relying on "diplomacy?" Why are they holding back? (I mean besides the fact that the British gov't just cut the size of their own navy in half! An island nation with half a navy! Go figure!) If we were going to mess with the Persians, this was an opportunity handed over on a silver platter! Talk about bold provocation! Maybe we're in worse shape in the Middle-East than is being reported. Or maybe the Iranians are militarily stronger than we think. Otherwise there'd be Air Raid sirens going off in Tehran.
BRITISH FORCES HELD BY IRAN
Friday, March 23, 2007 - FreeMarketNews.com
Fifteen British Navy personnel have been captured at gunpoint by Iranian forces, the Ministry of Defence says. The men were seized at 1030 local time when they boarded a boat in the Gulf, off the coast of Iraq, which they suspected was smuggling cars. -BBC