View Full Version : Iran captures 15 British Sailors and Royal Marines

March 23rd, 2007, 5:36 PM
Today the Iranian Navy captures 15 British Sailors and Royal Marines inear the Shatt al-Arab waterway. Iran claims that the British were in national waters. I smell a war soon.

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/23/world/main2600191.shtml?source=RSSattr=HOME_2600191

mewthree w/armor
March 24th, 2007, 4:44 AM
I clearly blame the British government on this one if anything occurs. They have been striping the Navy of its power for years and will not give them the money to fight. The Aircraft carriers they wanted for years are two years late in the designing stage and they were supposed to be built by 2005! They need at least 10+ new modern destroyers and they might get THREE because they might sell the other 3 to Saudi Arabia without buying replacements!!! The Royal Navy is a shell of itself, and its a damm shame because in a War they'll have nothing to fight with.

If this was the old days...but its not.

Ledgend of the UnKnOwns
March 24th, 2007, 12:56 PM
The Iranian government arrested british soldiers for intersepting an Iranian ship in Iranian waters. They were not captured, abducted ect. They were arrested.

March 24th, 2007, 1:09 PM
I really hope they get freed soon. It was all over the news/radio. This happened some time ago but I think they were safe in the end?