Friday, March 30, 2007

Iranian Hostage Situation Escalates


Toon Credit: Glenn McCoy

The situation in Iran continues to get worse. Why? As Rush points out its because Iran knows that no one is going to have the guts to do anything. Here is an excerpt of his comments from yesterday's show:
"The Iranians have guts. They just announced today, "Oh, guess what? We've changed our mind. We're not going to release the female prisoner that we've got, and what's anybody going to do about it?" They know nobody's going to do anything about it. They know the Brits aren't going to do anything about it, except officially condemn it via diplomatic channels. Yip yip, yahoo! You think that's going to excite or bother Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? The Iranians have a history of not releasing hostages until a president in this country is elected that they fear. In the last case, it would be of course Ronaldus Magnus.

NEWT'S SOLUTION

So nobody is going to do anything. Newt Gingrich had a good idea. He was on Hugh Hewitt's show out in California yesterday. He said, "Look, I'd do two things. First thing I'd do is I'd tell them under the radar -- behind the scenes, not publicly, I'd say -- 'You got 30 days. If you don't release them in 30 days, we're going to take out the lone refinery you have to make gasoline. You people want to live in the Seventh Century, we'll take care of it. You'll all be walking in another month.' Then after we do that, we'll put a naval blockade in there." This is what he thinks the Brits ought to be saying. "'We'll put a naval blockade out and we'll make sure that no gasoline gets into your country. We'll make sure that nobody can export anything to you, and after a month of this, you'll be walking, including your leadership.'"

That's what Newt is suggesting. Without fail. Without delay. He said that's not killing innocent civilians; that's not doing anything. It's just surgical strikes.
They have only one gasoline refinery. This is an oil powerhouse but they have to import their gasoline. We've talked about this before. Just wreck their economy in the process of this. It would be just wreck their economy. If you want to do this, guys, you Iranians, fine, but nobody's going to do anything. I say that now. The latest thing the Brits have done is gone to the UN and asked for a condemnation. Well, Snerdley just asked me, "When's the West going to realize that Iran is at war with us?"

Well, you must have forgotten the brilliance and the elocution that we heard yesterday from Senator Hagel. We are at war with Muslims. The "world's perception" is that we're at war with the Muslims. We're the ones that are abusing prisoners. We're the ones engaging in torture. By the way, the Iranians are violating all these Geneva Conventions out there. They can't put this woman in a burqa. They can't dress her up like that and so forth, but they're doing that in violation of the Geneva Conventions. Of course nobody in this country on the left or the Drive-By Media cares about any other nation's violation of any of these so-called agreements between nations, these Geneva Accords, Conventions, or what have you."

I love all the liberals whining to high heaven about Geneva Conventions and how the U.S. should follow them but no one says a word when Hitler Jr. of Iran completely violates them.

I know I shouldn't be shocked but I can't believe the fact that liberals are defending Iran in all of this.

The latest from Tony Blair:
"Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday that Britain would not negotiate over British sailors and marines held hostage by Iran. In an interview with ITV News, Blair again called for the unconditional return of the 15 Royal Navy personnel who were seized by Iranian authorities last week."

This is what the UN is doing (pathetic):
"Britain took its case to free its 15 sailors and marines held by Iran to the United Nations on Thursday, asking the Security Council to support a statement that would "deplore" Tehran's action and demand their immediate release.

But Security Council diplomats said the brief press statement circulated by Britain's U.N. Mission is likely to face problems from Russia and others because it says the Britons were "operating in Iraqi waters"—a point that Iran contests.

A press statement is the weakest action the Security Council can take, but the statement must be approved by all council members. Diplomats said Britain was also weighing a stronger presidential statement, which unlike a press statement, is read at a formal Security Council meeting and becomes part of its official record."

Previously:
Tony Blair Speaks Out Against Iran

Excellent posts on the situation:
Enough is Enough by Right Wing Rebel
Iran Violates Geneva Convention with British Naval Hostages by Mike
Iran's kidnapping drama continues... by Chas

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