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stormymonday Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 04:16 PM
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21. The problem is who has set up this incident and for what aim ?
Edited on Sat Mar-31-07 04:18 PM by stormymonday
Who stands to benefit most and who is likely to be the loser ?

As far as I can see the big winners in this scenario however it plays out are likely to be the hawks in Washington and Tehran.

A question for all you tin foil hat aficionados out there - who supplies the GPS data to the British navy ?

Have they been used to bait a trap ?
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  -Captives 'May Face Trial' (British sailors) muriel_volestrangler  Mar-31-07 05:33 AM   #0 
  - Iran is misjudging this entire incident. If they release the 15 sailors  still_one   Mar-31-07 05:56 AM   #1 
  - To the West, they look as you describe  youngdem   Mar-31-07 06:13 AM   #3 
  - The U.S. has the Iranians, NOT THE BRITS  still_one   Mar-31-07 06:44 AM   #4 
     - Distinction without a difference, and Blair sanctimoniously cheered those detentions  Kagemusha   Mar-31-07 06:52 AM   #5 
     - I sure am not going to defend the detentions of the Iranians by us  still_one   Mar-31-07 07:08 AM   #6 
        - Not embassies technically but only technically  Kagemusha   Mar-31-07 09:18 AM   #10 
           - The bottom line for me is we should be out of Iraq  still_one   Mar-31-07 12:42 PM   #19 
     - To much of the world the U.S. and U.K. are one and the same thing  daleo   Mar-31-07 06:03 PM   #22 
  - Quite right  ckramer   Apr-01-07 09:17 AM   #37 
  - Envoy says arrested British sailors could be tried (IRNA)  Eugene   Mar-31-07 05:58 AM   #2 
  - Try them for what? Trespassing?  pampango   Mar-31-07 08:12 AM   #7 
     - Trust me, they can try them if they want to.  bemildred   Mar-31-07 08:27 AM   #8 
        - I realize that politics trumps logic in almost all cases and for almost all  pampango   Mar-31-07 08:38 AM   #9 
  - Iran warns Britain over politicising sailor crisis  Eugene   Mar-31-07 10:10 AM   #11 
  - Whenever the conservatives are in trouble,  agincourt   Mar-31-07 10:19 AM   #12 
  - What are you implying? n/t  India3   Mar-31-07 11:40 AM   #13 
  - Hitler said once  agincourt   Mar-31-07 12:15 PM   #18 
  - Are you talking about Iranian or  igil   Mar-31-07 11:51 AM   #14 
  - American  agincourt   Mar-31-07 12:06 PM   #17 
  - Have you ever considered ...  hack89   Apr-01-07 09:14 AM   #36 
     - Are you suggesting...  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-02-07 05:18 PM   #42 
        - Sure - look at the results  hack89   Apr-02-07 08:04 PM   #43 
  - Update: Ansari now says he was mistranslated.  Eugene   Mar-31-07 11:57 AM   #15 
  - Tsk, the standard of translators nowadays, especially in Farsi. Always getting what the regime says  Taxloss   Mar-31-07 06:26 PM   #24 
  - If the roles were reversed,  policypunk   Mar-31-07 11:59 AM   #16 
  - WTF? Roles Reversed?  India3   Mar-31-07 06:16 PM   #23 
     - Just for my information, who decides that it's not Iranian waters, anyway?  Kagemusha   Mar-31-07 09:05 PM   #27 
        - The U.N/Iraqi Government. n/t  India3   Mar-31-07 09:51 PM   #30 
        - Uh, really?  Kagemusha   Mar-31-07 10:32 PM   #31 
        - No, you are wrong  JetCityLiberal   Apr-02-07 01:41 PM   #40 
        - United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 n/t  Phelan   Apr-01-07 09:04 AM   #35 
           - k, I'll look into it and see if it did define a border there  Kagemusha   Apr-01-07 09:22 AM   #38 
  - A smarter motive,  PATRICK   Mar-31-07 03:40 PM   #20 
     - The problem is who has set up this incident and for what aim ?  stormymonday   Mar-31-07 04:16 PM   #21 
        - Well,  cali   Mar-31-07 06:33 PM   #25 
        - Sorry I do not understand your point  stormymonday   Mar-31-07 08:36 PM   #26 
           - Brits aren't being conciliatory at all.  Kagemusha   Mar-31-07 09:07 PM   #28 
              - I think they were sort of blindsided by it.  bemildred   Mar-31-07 10:54 PM   #32 
                 - You're probably right about not trying to get their troops captured...  Kagemusha   Mar-31-07 10:59 PM   #33 
                    - No, the Iranians "leaders" are not nice people either.  bemildred   Mar-31-07 11:56 PM   #34 
        - You seem not to understand how GPS works  Psephos   Mar-31-07 09:35 PM   #29 
           - You dont understand how spoofing GPS works  stormymonday   Apr-01-07 10:16 AM   #39 
              - You seem to think militaries use GPS receivers bought from Circuit City  Psephos   Apr-02-07 05:14 PM   #41 

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