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British Sailors “SURRENDERED” To Iran

by | 14th, April 2007

FROM Duncan R in the Forums :

Rule Britannia.

Rule Britannia
Britannia rules the waves
Britons never never never
shall be slaves

Stirring sentiments which seem, sadly, no longer appropriate in this day and age!

While the 15 british sailors/marines were being held by the Iranians, I had every sympathy for their plight and had no problems with them appearing on Iranian TV confessing to trespass in Iranian waters in any case, the majority of viewers would see these statements as ’empty’ words with no real meaning, whilst it gave the Iranians the public apology they required to enable them to release the captives without loss of face amongst their own population.

I am glad to see, however, that I am not alone in finding distasteful the idea that the captives should profit from the experience. At the end of the day, these 15 service personnel SURRENDERED their weapons, and themselves to the Iranians. Faced with a standoff, rather than hold their ground until reinforcements arrived these 15 sailors and marines apparently meekly handed themselves over to a ‘bully’. Far from rewarding them, in an earlier age they would have been shot for cowardice! We are fortunate that the RAF pilots during the Battle of Britain did not refuse to take to the skies because they were outnumbered and some might suffer injury or death!

If I was in the military I would be asking searching questions of the 15

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