Friday, March 30, 2007

How is this not terrorism?

For those who don't follow the news, Iran seized British soldiers they claim were in Iranian waters. Blair and the rest of England are up in arms, swearing they were not in Iranian waters, but Iraqi waters.

Yesterday the Iranians released video of the "hostages," whom they call "prisoners," eating together...sending Blair through the roof. They've been releasing letters written by the lone female captured.

This morning, it appears they have released video of one of the soldiers apologizing for having "trespassed" in Iranian waters--something, I remind you, there seems to be little or no proof of.
My question is this: how is this any different than the terrorist videos of hostages we saw coming out of Iraq? Kidnap, put weird clothes on them, force a video apology and release it to the world. Is Iran cutting off heads next? might say..."how do we know Iran isn't right?" Well, we don't. I don't, you don't, and none of the talking heads you'll see on TV do either. From my vantage point, it's either trust Tony Blair or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Hmmmm, who do I believe is more trustworthy?

Even if Iran were right--something that is highly suspect--they're going about making their point in the stupidest way possible. Imitating terrorist tactics isn't "acting" or "spin" or "diplomatic pressure"'s just terrorism.

This whole Iran thing is gonna get a whole lot worse before it gets better.


At 3/30/2007 09:34:00 AM, Blogger Mike said...

It's interesting that they made the woman wear traditional Muslim wear. I've heard that this is a violation of the Geneva Convention, but you won't hear anybody say it.

At 3/30/2007 10:37:00 AM, Blogger Chris said...

I really think the end of the world is coming. There are just too many unreasonable people running things. We all knew that Iran was next, anyway, no matter what.

As for the answer to your question: Yeah, it's terrorism. (Sigh).

At 4/02/2007 05:54:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

I don't know about the end of the world, but something big is on the horizon. Great post, and I agree. That is terrorism at its harshest.


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