Tuesday, April 03, 2007
What led to the British sailors' capture.
John Nichols at The Nation reproduces a British news story from The Independent, which details the events in January that led to the capture of fifteen British sailors last month. It seems that when American forces seized Iranian delegates in Iraq, who were there at the invitation of the Kurds and the Iraqi president, the U.S. was targeting high-ranking Iranian officials who were also present in the area at the time. But the raid was botched, the targets were not kidnapped, and U.S. occupation forces were only able to take what amounts to a bunch of diplomatic aides. Read the contents of the link, you'll be as appalled as I was when I read the piece Nichols posted.