The way Iran treated the 15 British sailors/marines who were in disputed waters with a clear mission, and their happy release has made Blair, Bush and the rest of the Cons in the West pretty mad. So mad, in fact, that they’re now trying to divert attentions to Iran’s alleged role in Iraq.
But the fact remains, the way the repressive theocracy in Iran treated its captives, compared to how the ‘civilized’ world treats its Muslim suspects, e.g. Abu Ghuraib, Guantanmo Bay, your local police office or immigration bureau, has made it clear to many people how untruthful their leaders and how misguided their own perceptions about Iran and the Middle East might be:
Iran treated those trespassing naval officers humanely. They were returned happy and healthy — to an extremely embarrassed Tony Blair and his government full of pasty-faced criminal minds. The UK media yesterday were so desperate to twist the embarrassment of the officers’ safe return into another headline about how violent Muslims are that the 4 ‘coalition’ soldiers killed in Iraq yesterday were ridiculously linked to the peaceful release of these vacationers.
And then in a remarkably sadistic pirouette of spin, Blair attempted to portray the Iranians as the main culprits responsible for the deathpit that has become Iraq.
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