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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 

Britain's letting Iran run all over them

After the recent UK sea tanker hijack Iran performed in the middle of open waters, the British military doesn't sound like they're going to take any serious action:
A commander of the HMS Montrose said on Wednesday that Tehran seems to be testing the Royal Navy's resolve and responses in the Persian Gulf, according to Radio Farda.

The commander, William King, said that during 27 days of patrolling the entrance to the Gulf, he had 85 "interactions with Iranian forces" which often led to "an exchange of warnings" over radio.

"That gives you some idea of the intensity... (it) is perhaps more than we've seen of recent times," said King to BBC Radio. "The Iranians seem to be keen to test our resolve, test our reactions most of the time."

Sometimes the Iranians claim that the British presence is illegitimate, "even though we're completely lawfully in international waters," said King. "They may also run boats in at speed towards us, to test what warning levels we get to."

King pointed out that although tensions are escalating, Iran has remained "professional" and "cordial" in the Gulf.

"There's a healthy understanding, shall I say a respect between mariners, which now seems to be established," said King.
What a load of idiocy. It completely glosses over Iran's evils, both in and out of the country.
Earlier this month, the British-flagged Stena Impero tanker was seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces while passing through the Strait of Hormuz. The UK claimed that the tanker was passing through Omani territorial waters according to international law at the time, while Iran claimed the tanker had collided with an Iranian fishing boat whose distress call it ignored.

The Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose attempted to come to the tanker’s aid and warned the Iranians by radio that their actions were illegal, but it “was unable to reach the scene in time,” as it did not receive “the notice of passage requested that would have allowed her to reach the scene more quickly.” [...]

Last week, then UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that the UK would try and form a European-led maritime mission to secure traffic in the Gulf region. Hunt emphasized that the mission would be focused on “free navigation,” and would not be part of the “US maximum pressure policy on Iran,” as Britain is still committed to preserving the nuclear deal with Iran.
Although they're sending warships to accompany some vessels through Hormuz, it's clear they have no problem with an autocracy that's building nuclear arsenals for the sake of jihadism, nor with the torture of dissidents within the country itself. Which amounts to nothing more than capitulation to evil. So of course it figures they won't retaliate against a dictatorship that's as hell-bent on Britain's destruction as it is on Israel's.

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Mr. Dennis Prager said:

“...as a rule, religious Jews are more committed
to Jewish survival. One recent example:
During the height of the Palestinian terror,
while secular Jewish organizations cancelled
their youth trips to Israel, the Orthodox did not.

SOURCE: Ignoring G-d by Dennis Prager
Kosher Spirit magazine, Fall 2003 edition


Lord Ian Livingston of England said:

“Whilst the Israeli Defense Forces are not
perfect, the obsession of focusing on them
despite being the most moral and professional
army in the Middle East is very strange.”

SOURCE: Ten Baroness Tonge
Pilloried at House of Lords Session She Initiated
on Israel’s Treatment of Palestinian Children

by Benjamin Kerstein, 2019 July 8


Saudi journalist Fahad al-Shammari
declared [in a television interview] that:

“the Palestinians are beggars,” and “have no honor”.

PA and Jordanian incitement against Saudi Arabia
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