Monday, April 9, 2007
Today we have a helping of Brittish Dhimmitude on our plates.
Iran is all set to announce "good nuclear news" of the installation of 3,000 nuclear centrifuges, along with the news that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard has travel to Russia without any problems.
Hey, that's great. I wonder whatever happened to the Iranian cure for AIDS?
With the Iranian noise about their "National Day of Nuclear Energy," the British have capitulated to Iran's generous and benevolent release of their British sailor guests.
Now that she's free, Faye Turney is telling a different story about her wonderful Muslim 'hosts':
"At one stage ... (the interrogator) asked me, 'How do you feel about dying for your country?" she told the paper.
"The next day, another interrogator said to me, 'You don't understand, you must cooperate with us. Do you not want to see your daughter again?"
For the first five days of the 13-day detention, Leading Seaman Turney was also made to believe that the other 14 detainees -- all men -- had gone home, and she was the only one left.
"I was thrown into a tiny little cell and ordered to strip off," Turney told the newspaper. "They took everything from me apart from my knickers. Then some cotton pyjamas were thrown in for me to wear and four filthy blankets. The metal door slammed shut again."
She was among eight sailors and seven marines held by Iran after it claimed they trespassed into Iranian territorial waters on March 23 -- Britain insists the group were conducting routine anti-smuggling operations in Iraqi waters.
Turney at one point spoke of how she feared Iranian officials were "making my coffin" after she heard "the noise of wood sawing and nails being hammered near my cell ... Then a woman came into my cell to measure me up from head to toe with a tape."
Turney told the paper how at night she was taken to an interrogation room for sometimes multiple questioning sessions, one of which concluded at 6 am.
"They asked which were my ship's ports of call, where were other coalition ships in the Gulf, how do Royal Navy ships protect themselves, how do we communicate, what was the US doing?" "That could have put my colleagues at risk, and there was no way in hell I was ever going to do that, no matter what they did."
Several members of the group were regularly paraded on television, apparently confessing for trespassing, and three letters -- attributed to Turney -- were released by Iran in which she apologised for the group's actions, and questioned Britain's military presence in Iraq.
Turney said that she had purposely written the letters "in such a way that my unit and my family would know it wasn't the real me" after two new interrogators offered to free her "within two weeks" if she confessed.
She told The Sun that her interrogators threatened she would be put on trial for espionage if she did not accept their offer.
While England is letting their soldiers be abused without challenge, their media is sympathizing with the enemy on the home front: The BBC has cancelled a dramatic story about the country's youngest surviving Victoria Cross recipient for being "TOO POSITIVE" about the Iraqi war!
From The Telegraph:
Private Johnson Beharry's courage in rescuing an ambushed foot patrol then, in a second act, saving his vehicle's crew despite his own terrible injuries earned him a Victoria Cross.
For the BBC, however, his story is "too positive" about the conflict.
The corporation has cancelled the commission for a 90-minute drama about Britain's youngest surviving Victoria Cross hero because it feared it would alienate members of the audience opposed to the war in Iraq.
Got that? Dishonoring a war hero is A-OK, so long as a leftist doesn't get offended!
"The BBC has behaved in a cowardly fashion by pulling the plug on the project altogether," said a source close to the project. "It began to have second thoughts last year as the war in Iraq deteriorated. It felt it couldn't show anything with a degree of positivity about the conflict.
"It needed to tell stories about Iraq which reflected the fact that some members of the audience didn't approve of what was going on. Obviously a story about Johnson Beharry could never do that. You couldn't have a scene where he suddenly turned around and denounced the war because he just wouldn't do that.
"The film is now on hold and it will only make it to the screen if another broadcaster picks it up."
But that's not all... In an effort not to offend Muslims, some British schools have decided not to teach history on the Crusades and even the Holocaust!
Is Britain the next France? I suppose only time will tell.