Originally Posted by OfficerDigby
Iran has said the UK govt. should apologize for putting UK seamen in Iranian waters. The UK responds and says that they were in Iraqi water's according to the maps they use.
You imply that the article states that the maps were made up to cause an incident.
If there are 'no maps' how can Iran demand apology for UK crossing the border?
You've implied that that UK govt. has set this up as a pretext to war, and faked the maps carte blanche. I will admit Blair has taken the wrong approach to resolve this issue. I think he knows it now. It would be appreciated if US would just STFU on this, so we can fix it thanks boys. (Particularly the Ape-man currently acting as President).
The problem here is that the demonization of the inhabitants of Middle Eastern nations (especially in the last few years) by the Bush-Blair axis of weasels, via a complicit lapdog media, has allowed people to get a naive, blinkered and dualistic impression that "we" are always unimpeachable and want the best for the world's people, while "they" are always "evil" and of malignant intent. But... it's "we" who want the war, for obvious reasons, and "they" don't (for more than obvious reasons (think about it, or is that too hard?).
Britain can very easily end, what is at this minute, a very minor squabble. But since the US UK axis needs this war like a heroin addict goes to any measure to get his fix, they will do their utmost NOT TO RESOLVE
it diplomatically, and will place any roadblocks they can in the way of a peaceful solution. If the Iranian government had any sense (it seems as if they don't), and they also screw the cap back on the testosterone bottle while they are at it, then they could delay the inevitable conflict by ....(insert time period here). But both sides are more concerned with not been seen as "losing face". What a clusterfvck this has become. Incidentally, does the hardline Islamic regime in Iran employ any (real) women?
Imagine if this situation had happened the other way around: "An Iranian naval ship strays over the other side of the UK MoD's arbitrary maritime boundary"
.The US and UK would have viewed this as "an act of war" and would have launched an attack before you can say "Israel's Security". Of course they would, it's what they want to happen, and have done for over a decade, from when Clinton was President and the Neocons were cloistered in their boardrooms and thinktanks, salivating for the day a Republican White House would give them access to all the power they crave(d).
As for your over-arching interpretation of events based on a very small part of a blog that actually gives a reasoned opinion critical of both sides. I would suggest you put your other eye back-in you one-eyed troll boy.
On the surface I appeared a little one-sided, but the point I referred to was the main thrust of the piece: without it, the article becomes more padding than substance. And re. your last little piece of kindergarten mewling... on second thoughts, no comment.