Are we grown up enough to be allowed to discuss Iran. here?

UncleAlbert

War Hero
Did jack stray across the border …well it seems no one quite knows where the border is …both sides know where they would like it to be …
Following a similar incident a couple of years ago it makes you wonder what they were doing there…but never mind as soon as Iran has had enough posturing and sabre rattling the prisoners of war will be flown home to Blighty to be confronted with a big yawn from the great unwashed …..most of whom sorry to say don’t even know that Iran & Iraq are different countries.
 

noemis

Lantern Swinger
Re: Are we grown up enough to be allowed to discuss Iran. he

Perhaps getting a little close to locking time again?

Thats the beauty of RR, all we have to do is start another thread!!
 

wakka

Midshipman
why dont they just let the iranains know there's a v boat sat off their coast and we want our dudes back, erm, now(ish) before we start systematically takin out their cities?
 

UncleAlbert

War Hero
Re: Are we grown up enough to be allowed to discuss Iran. he

The thread doesn’t need to be locked….two clicks away on many other forums this whole question is being debated sensibly …it’s a shame that the moderators here have no confidence in us to do the same…
most agree that the Iranians are just playing brinkmanship …perhaps they’re a bit miffed about the sanctions we have imposed.
Although the sailors are being used as pawns I’m sure they’ll come to no harm whatsoever from this ordeal..
 

wakka

Midshipman
i deffinatly think its about time we stopped pussy footin around iran tho.

they've abducted our sailors a few times now, we're 95% sure they're funding the bad guys in iraq, they've openly threatened to destroy israel for petes sake!!!

we showed no spine what so ever with hitler, and look what happened there!

a few carefully placed TLAMS from the sundogers should put 'em back in line.

other than that it might be an idea to give up on the middle east once and for all because that area of the world is blatently never going to be peacefull.
 

Deeps

War Hero
Iranians are not a bunch of mugs like the Iraqis you know. They will ensure nothing happens to the Brits in there care however I am sure they will ''milk'' it for all its worth. It would take a hell of a lot more than a few TLAMS to put them back in line as well.
 

Oil_Slick

War Hero
Deeps said:
It would take a hell of a lot more than a few TLAMS to put them back in line as well.


Indeed it would, but there's is no point in walking about with a 'big stick' when you've made it clear to the beturbanned ones that you are never going to use it. That just sets you up for a fall.

They didn't try this stunt with the Yanks because they know perfectly well we'd all be sitting watching the fireworks over Tehran on CNN now if they did.
 

Bergen

ADC
wakka said:
why dont they just let the iranains know there's a v boat sat off their coast and we want our dudes back, erm, now(ish) before we start systematically takin out their cities?

Maybe because Iran has the entire Persian Gulf enfiladed with Sunburns and Moskvits.
 

F169

War Hero
To answer the original question - evidently not! I do not think Blair's statement (link above by Stirling) is at all helpful. If, as Sir Alan West suggests, there is more behind the initial Iranian action than the event in 2004, then they will have thought through the tertiary effects of what they are and will do. Possessing a velvet glove is fine but having no steel fist inside it makes it meaningless.
 
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