AN INCORRECT ATTITUDE BY THE BRITISH
Dr. Laurie Roth Ph.D.
So, the drama unfolds like a B TV movie with very bad but predictable actors in Iran. You see I have watched this movie before in 1979 when 52 Americans were taken at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and held for 444 days before Ronald Reagan just hours after he became President got them out! I guess the Iranians had a moment of insight and realized that Ronald wouldn't send more therapists, negotiators and politicians…..but rather, bombs, bullets and soldiers would be his ever so empathic gesture! Power talks and terrorists walk!!!
Now, we have a replay but with our allies. Already, the Iranians play their usual media games, TV coverage of hostages, poor me attitude "they were in our water"….on and on the manipulation goes. The pathetic part is, so far, the Brits and us are playing into the whine and "give me" fest!!! I've seen this movie before, so I will give you a sneak peak as to the upcoming scenes. Next, we will see an escalation from Iran, since they have been so violated by the Brits, in seeking an immediate release and withdrawal of the sanctions on them. That won't be all. Next, they will assert their right to continue their ever so economic, nuclear program. They are already demanding from the Brits the "right attitude" of apology and admittance that the troops were in their water.
Sadly, Faye Turney, the female soldier talking on TV there, implied that the soldiers were indeed in the wrong waters……Oh Great! That really helps a ton! Of course, the satellite proof states differently but Faye, try and manipulate a release back to your 3 year old. I'm sure none of the other soldiers have loved ones and kids to worry about! However, her release ain't gonna happen now because the Brits won't apologize or admit that the troops were in Iranian water. Meanwhile, the Iran people wave placards outside demanding execution!
So, how long should the Brits and US wait? 444 days? Until several troops are killed? Until Iran has everything it wants? Until this whole action has TOTALLY emboldened all the other terrorist groups to do their own kidnapping of our troops or civilians? Terrorist groups all over, starting with Iran are at a groovy year-end sale right now. They are all looking at the prices and seeing what they can afford. What will we sell lives for? How many can they kidnap and kill? So far, this sale reveals that the thugs are getting bargain basement prices……..almost clearance prices for lives!!!! WAKE UP BRITIAN and AMERICA!!!
The only proper response regarding "talking" to Iran is to tell them HOW THINGS WILL GO IF THEY DON'T RELEASE THE BRITS WITHIN HOURS, NOT DAYS!!! We need to let them and the world KNOW THE COST OF KILLING AMERICANS AND OUR ALLIES!!!! In my view, we should be declaring war on Iran now for kidnapping soldiers of our close allies. It will be our soldiers next! What are we waiting for? Unless, for the oil price concerns, the empathy for Iranian rights and their needs, you feel that another 444 days is appropriate or execution as some are calling for?
Its time to VIVEDLY DEMAND THE TROOPS BACK IMMEDIATELY OR BOMBS WILL
FLY! We must not play the nuclear card by saying we will bomb their
nuclear reactor sites if they don't release the troops etc…..why????
Because that is a REAL and growing threat anyway that we MUST respond
to soon!!! So, why give them any leverage regarding safe traveling
with their nuclear program? The nuclear sites should be bombed anyway
and soon!!!!! There must be NO safe ground or negotiating ground the
nukes and Iran!!!!! We all must grow a back bone and stand up to the
© 2007 Dr. Laurie Roth - All Rights Reserved
Laurie Roth has a Ph.D. in Counseling and held a small private practice for many years. She earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In the late 90's, Laurie hosted and produced a successful PBS television show called "CD Highway" that aired nationally on 130 TV stations.
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Sadly, Faye Turney, the female soldier talking on TV there, implied that the soldiers were indeed in the wrong waters……Oh Great! That really helps a ton!