Saturday, March 31, 2007


The Iranians continue to hold fifteen British military personnel and feel no shame, as Ahmadinejad shows:

"The British occupier forces did trespass our waters. Our border guards detained them with skill and bravery. But arrogant powers, because of their arrogant and selfish spirit, are claiming otherwise," IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying during a speech in the southeastern city of Andinmeshk.

"Instead of apologizing over trespassing by British forces, the world arrogant powers issue statements and deliver speeches," Ahmadinejad told the crowd celebrating the Persian New Year holiday, IRNA said.

The British seem determined to let the UN solve this problem:

Britain has frozen most contacts with Iran and referred the issue to the U.N. Security Council, which expressed "grave concern" on Thursday over Iran's seizure last week of the Britons.

I'm sure the UN can get Iran to release fifteen hostages. I mean, the UN has done so much in regard to solving the far bigger problem of Iran's nuclear ambitions.

And if I'm not obvious enough, I'm not terribly confident that the UN can help.

As an aside, I thought the Iranian new year was a week ago?