Monday, December 08, 2008

We'll Just Ignore You, And You'll Go Away, All Right?

A couple of years ago when the Iranians captured a boat's crew of British sailors and humiliated them and the Royal Navy for several weeks, many wondered why there weren't any recriminations in the Navy after the incident.

Well, there weren't, officially, but the appropriate persons have retired or resigned after realizing that they had no further future in the Royal Navy.

Solves the problem quite capably, doesn't it? The Iranians don't get the satisfaction of saying that they were responsible for heads rolling, and the cost to the UK government in bad publicity was minimal after the initial incident. Very much in the tradition of Perfidious Albion.

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