During the standoff, the British have been denied access to the captured sailors, and their whereabouts are not known. Britain renewed its demand on Wednesday for their release.Is this the long-expected incident that escalates into war with Iran? Shouldn't we be paying more attention?
Seaman Turney’s remarks directly contradicted insistence in London that the British sailors had been in Iraqi waters, where they patrol under Iraqi and United Nations auspices to interdict smugglers and protect oil installations.
Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Tony Blair told Parliament that the British sailors were acting legally and in Iraqi waters, and that Britain was running out of patience.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
And a little barking poodle shall lead them?
The U.S. Navy has been carrying on its largest show of force in the Persian Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Blair is barking more loudly at Iran.