Sniffle, I was Blindfolded, Sniffle, and Pushed too

Nauman Shah | The Observation Deck | Sunday, April 8th, 2007

One of those 15 Brits: I was blindfolded; I was pushed to the wall with weapons cocked behind me, sniff.

Another one of these: “Some of the Iranian sailors were becoming deliberately aggressive and unstable and scary and my pants got wet.”

Another said: “If we admitted we had strayed, we would be on a plane back to the UK soon and just in time for the Arsenal match. If we didn’t we faced up to seven years in prison”.

First one again: “We had a blindfold and plastic cuffs, hands behind our backs, heads against the wall. Basically there were weapons cocking. Someone, I’m not sure who, someone said, I quote ‘lads, lads I think we’re going to get executed’ and I leaked againâ€?

Just look at what those Iranians have done to these cute little kids who were vacationing in Iraq. What were the poor little things to do except to give in!?! Those treacherous Iranian monsters; they should be bombed for not following the oh-so-holy Geneva Convention.

After doing what they do best in Abu Gharaib and Guantanamo Bay, whining over pushing and plastic handcuffs is extremely childish on the part of these soldiers.

Britain is surely sending kids to Iraq. Apart from these fifteen, four British soldiers were killed on Thursday, three of whom were less than 22 years old; one being 19. As someone rightly said that this was not a gift to Britain from Ahmedinejad, rather, it was the other way around.

This crisis could have escalated into a war, just like the Israel-Lebanon war over the two kidnapped soldiers. The US even offered a score of options to Britain in retaliation to the capture. In the end the master stroke of Ahmedinejad saved the day.

To add insult to injury, the released sailors have now been allowed to sell their stories to the media. This action alone is enough to weaken the sailors’ side of the story. We can expect a movie in three years time; a Bond movie perhaps.


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