Iran Still Holding Faye Turney
Faye Turney, the one female hostage in the Iran-UK standoff, who was to have been released imminently must apparently pay the price for her country's pointing out the obvious fact that Iran trespassed into Iraqi waters and then kidnapped, at … Read More
Faye Turney, the one female hostage in the Iran-UK standoff, who was to have been released imminently must apparently pay the price for her country's pointing out the obvious fact that Iran trespassed into Iraqi waters and then kidnapped, at gunpoint, fifteen British sailors. The Islamic Republic's stupidity outdoes itself:
The Vice Admiral also disclosed that the Iranians had changed their account of where the incident had taken place after it was pointed out that the first set of co-ordinates they gave were in Iraqi waters. The Prime Minister, who spoke to George Bush yesterday about the growing crisis, told MPs: 'It is now time to ratchet up the diplomatic and international pressure in order to make sure the Iranian government understands their total isolation on this issue.'
Come to that, why not just ask the Vice Admiral where on the map Britain would have done something illegal and name the spot right there?
More disturbing, however, is how Al Alam media has been parading Turney in a headscarf and citing her obviously coerced admission that it was her side that infiltrated Iran's territory. Frankly, this strikes me as the most hubristic provocation by the mullahs yet. One way not to spell appeasement in the UK is to foist religious head coverings into the conversation.
Now I'd quite like to hear how forcing an Englishwoman into Islamic garb violates the Geneva Conventions as well as all standards of cross-cultural decency. Perhaps the UN Council on Human Rights has a word or two they'd like to share? The Socialist Workers' Party? RESPECT? Anyone?