Friday, March 30, 2007

More Coercion Of British Hostages ... Still No Cry Of Torture From Liberals


Clearly these British hostages (not prisoners) are being coerced into saying, and writing, anti-war messages by their captors.

Via This Is London:

Captured sailor Faye Turney says she has been "sacrificed" to the policies of the British and U.S. governments in a third letter released by her Iranian captors today.

The letter, addressed to the British people, also said that Turney had been treated well, unlike the prisoners held by the US at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

It is important to note that Turney was to be released by her Iranian captors, but they withdrew that offer and she remains a hostage. I don't call that being treated well.

Abu Ghraib is under Iraqi control now, and has been for over a year. The prisoners there have been requesting that the Americans retake control of the prison from the Iraqis because the US treated them better.

Nathan Summers, a Marine hostage, was also forced to "apologize" for entering Iranian waters.

Iran has demanded that Britain admit they went into Iranian waters, but Britain doesn't seem likely to accommodate that demand. Nor should they be bullied into admitting any wrongdoing when they, in fact, didn't.

An admission would have grave consequences for Britain, but would be even worse for Iraq. Iran and Iraq have had a long standing dispute over the waters the British were captured in. Though internationally recognized as Iraqi waters ... an admission would allow Iran to seize the territory from Iraq. Iran doesn't believe the US or Britain will go to war over this stretch of water, and the Iraqi navy is no match for Iran's at this point.

You can expect NO help from the UN on this matter. They are pretty much siding with Iran.


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