April 07, 2007

Goldstein on the Iranian/British Standoff.

Did we "reward piracy"? Well, probably. This time.

And the fact that the EU and the UN are useless is hardly news.

It's just that I choose to believe that the grownups (the U.S., the Brits, the Australians) have long-term intentions beyond letting legitimate Iranian hostages go.

As I've said before, capturing the British sailors was an act of war. It's just that the war itself may be time-released.

Posted by Attila Girl at April 7, 2007 11:03 AM | TrackBack
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The problem with a time-released response is that, not unlike WWII, it allows the enemy ample time to aggregate weapons and political power to blunt or depreciate the actual attack.

Had we intervened and stopped Hitler as he was moving his army into the Rhineland it's at least possible that the war might have been averted. The difference can be measured in about 40 million lives.

It is estimated that Iran will have a nuclear weapon within two years and should the Democrats win the White House we can be assured they will engage them and the other barbaric regime--Syria--in a protracted and wholly impotent series of "negotiations."

For an apt retort to the left, please see my post "Speaker Pelosi's 'Peace in Our Time,' at:

www.clearcommentary.com

Philip Mella
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Posted by: Philip Mella at April 7, 2007 11:50 AM


Now if the Iranians had appologized and said that it was thier mistake, for some of these right wing idiots that would be all the more reason to go to war!
My question is what were the Brits doing so close to the border without ample protection. Its like when you are about to have sex and say that you have no intention of penetration, just wanna hang close to that area, without any accidental penetration and no condom:)

Posted by: azmat hussain at April 9, 2007 07:17 PM


No. Apologies are not an act of war. Kidnappings are.

Hm. How would a guy feel if he got naked with a girl, didn't penetrate her, didn't even ejaculate, and then was informed later on that he'd gotten VD and she was pregnant? It seems to me that he might be a bit put-out by such a thing.

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 9, 2007 07:37 PM


That is the point risky behavior can get you into trouble. Stay far away, don't get naked and you are OK!

Posted by: Azmat Hussain at April 10, 2007 08:08 PM


So the Western world should just tiptoe around the Iranians, so as not to tempt fate?

No, Az: they should tiptoe around us. We've been tiptoeing since the 1970s, and all it's gotten us has been more trouble.

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 10, 2007 08:21 PM




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