This is a collection of thoughts and statements about things that annoy me. I am a big, angry man. Hear me roar, or piss off and give me peace.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Iran, we-ran, they-fucking-well-should-run

I can't hold back any longer -

What the fuck are Iran up to? Do they not realise there are people itching to bomb the fuck out of them? Do they have any idea what the consequences of their actions could be?

I am, of course, referring to the imprisonment of 15 Royal Naval servicemen, who Iran claims had crossed into Iranian territorial waters...

On the one hand, you've got to applaud Commander Woods, of HMS Cornwall, for not opening fire on the Iranians. On the other, you've got to ask, why didn't he let loose a volley from the rather nice four and a half inch gun that is mounted on the type 22 frigate he commands... I expect that would make even the most hardened nut case check his trousers after a shell from that whistles across your bows...

Even if these British sailors were in Iranian territorial waters, when you're already pissing off the international community with your nuclear aspirations, and general posturing over international affairs - perhaps it's not in your best interests to hold 15 people hostage.

Iran are also in the bad books for restricting the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors as a response to the latest sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council.

One has to ask how long it will be before we send people in to kick ass and chew bubblegum. (And we're all out of bubblegum).

2 comments:

Murph said...

Park a couple of frigates and a destroyer off their coastline, with a carrier somewhere relatively close by and let them know in no uncertain terms that if anything happens to the naval personnel other than their sqfe and speedy release, that there will be severe and immediate consequences.

That's how the Royal Navy used to deal with things, and it's a damned shame that they don't seem to have the ability to do so today.

Dana said...

It seems like the beer you were drinking was in fact whisky. What are you doing typing? You should be a general in the British army.