Brits seem to enjoy their captivity
By Sinclere Lee
TEHRAN (BNW) Never in the history of military conquest, have I ever, ever seen members of a military force roll over so fast like the Brits who were captured by Irans navy last week. They weren't under a death threat; they weren't being harmed in anyway, so why did they caved-in like a bunch yellow-bellied cowards? You know, them cowardly Brits caved-in quicker than a West Virginia mine.
Man, they got caught one day and the same day, they started signing confessions, cutting deals, talking about leaving Iraq and all most betraying their own country like cowards. And that woman sailor or marine or whatever she is, she needs to just quit it
when they made her wear that black scarf, she started, eating, smoking and telling everything she could about the mission.
Will somebody tell her to quit that smoking on TV? It just doesnt look right for a woman. She seems too comfortable with them Iranians to me; I hope she aint thinking about doing the nasty with 'em.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Britains wolfing wont work. London has mishandled the aftermath of the detention of British naval personnel in the Gulf, Iran's president said on Saturday after Britain expressed concern at Iranian "sabre-rattling".
Iran's ambassador to Moscow said the 15 Britons captured eight days ago could face punishment if found guilty of illegally entering the Islamic Republic's territorial waters. Britain insists the sailors were seized in Iraqi waters.
Suggesting the diplomatic standoff was not near a solution, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad underlined Iranian displeasure that Britain had turned to the Security Council and the European Union for support over the detentions.
"After the arrest of these people, the British government, instead of apologizing and expressing regret, over the action taken, started to claim that we are in their debt and shouted in different international councils," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by state radio.
"But this is not the legal and logical way for this issue," he said in a speech to a rally in Khuzestan, a province on the Iraqi border area where the Britons were seized.
After an EU foreign ministers' meeting in Bremen, northern Germany, Britain's Margaret Beckett said she was worried by the Moscow ambassador's words.
"Obviously, I am concerned. It is not the first person to have made sabre-rattling noises," she told reporters.
"The message I want to send is I think everyone regrets that this position has arisen. What we want is a way out of it."
Beckett said Britain had sent Iran a written reply to its diplomatic note on the detention of the sailors and had so far received no response.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said Iran was "waiting for the British government to correct its behavior", the state broadcaster's Web site reported.
He also defended showing some detainees on television, a move sharply criticized by London, and said Iran's aim was to reassure their families, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Iran captured the sailors and marines in the northern Gulf on March 23 when they were on a U.N.-backed mission searching for smugglers. Tehran says they strayed into Iranian waters but Britain insists they were well in Iraqi territory.
Iran's Moscow ambassador, Gholamreza Ansari, said in an interview on Vesti-24 television on Friday, according to a Reuters translation from the original Farsi: "If there is no guilt they will be freed but the legal process is going on and has to be completed and if they are found guilty they will face the punishment."
The crisis, at a time of heightened Middle East tensions over Iran's nuclear ambitions, has helped push oil prices to six-month highs over concerns an escalation might cut oil exports from the region.
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