When news of Iran’s illegal capture of British sailors first came across, I was not surprised. As I’ve said before, Ahmadinejad may be crazy, but he’s not stupid. Recently the international community has ratcheted up the pressure to get him to halt his nuke program. Ahmadinejad’s obvious concern would be the possibility of military action against his country…in other words, the question on his mind is “how serious are these people.” So if I’m him, I test the waters. I make a bold move, but not too bold, against the most powerful European nation and see what happens. What I want to find out is if the will to fight me exists. So that’s what Ahmadinejad has done, and I believe the question has been answered.
15 British sailors have been seized illegally, detained and held captive, coerced into giving false confessions of whatever their crime du jour may be (and coerced probably isn’t as accurate as tortured), and had these confessions broadcast on live TV. All of these things clearly violate the Geneva Convention, yet much hasn’t been said about it. By the way, where is the International Red Cross, the UN, Dick Durbin, Sean Penn and all the other psycho loons who have so vehemently protested the Gitmo detainees? Do they NOT object to what Iran has done? Will Sean Penn be making a trip to Tehran sometime in the near future?
I digress. The point is, Iran has tested the British people here, and has discovered that they basically don’t care. The British people appear to have no spine whatsoever. There is no call for action, no hard-line stance. Iran has committed what amounts to an act of war against the United Kingdom and the UK has responded with lengthy negotiations and nothing else. And the populace? Well, they’ve been basically silent on the issue. So there’s your answer. Ahmadinejad now knows that he can pursue his weapons program and Europe will not act. After all, if the most powerful European nation does nothing about the capture of their soldiers, then it’s safe to assume they won’t do anything about Iran’s nuclear program.
My guess is that Iran will divulge some new “progress” in the negotiations and release the sailors within a week, but the damage has been done. The West is indeed the paper tiger that they think we are and Iran WILL have their nuclear weapons. The question is, what happens next? It’s funny how NO ONE on the Left has an answer for this. Instead, they give this lengthy dialogue about how evil nuclear weapons are and how we have them also and how can we expect other countries…..blah, blah, blah. But no answer. What happens when Iran acquires nukes? What happens when they launch one on Israel? What happens when they sell one to Al Qaeda? What happens when one of those nukes is brought across the southern border and detonated in a major US city? DOES ANYONE ON THE LEFT HAVE THE GUTS TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS? Of course not, because they don’t want to tackle these kinds of problems. They just bury their heads in the proverbial sand and hope the bad people go away. Well, Ahmadinejad is going nowhere.
So, I hope this “crisis” will end, and by end I mean the British sailors are home soon. We’ll probably find out some gruesome details about how they were treated and how those confessions came about…not that it matters. After all, the British people don’t really seem to care…in fact, some British schools aren’t even teaching about the Holocaust anymore because it may be offensive to Muslims. That’s what the mighty British empire has become, a bunch of enablers like the American Left who have no guts and no will to confront the dangers of this generation. And yet, this problem in Iran just won’t go away. Will American troops next? My bet is, not while Bush is President. But if Hillary or Obama get in the White House? Well, it will be open season on all Americans, soldiers or otherwise, in the Middle East and here at home because there is nothing about those two that these lunatics fear. The only thing holding them back right now is the fact that Bush has made it clear that he will protect Americans no matter how low his approval numbers may be…the same can’t be said for Hillary or Obama.