March 23, 2007

Iranians Seize British Soldiers

Brits were from the HMS Cornwell, doing their jobs.

The Government is demanding the release of 15 British sailors and Marines who are being held by Iranian forces.

They were taking part in a routine operation boarding merchant ships in Iraqi territorial waters when they were seized by Iranian naval vessels.

The sailors and Marines had completed a successful inspection of one ship, reportedly a dhow, when the group and their two boats were surrounded.

They were then escorted by Iranian vessels into its territorial waters.

Two U.S. carriers are stationed in the Persian Gulf.

I say we give them 24 hours to return them to UK custody unharmed or we open up a can of whoop-ass.

Posted by Gary at March 23, 2007 08:52 AM | TrackBack