Thursday, March 29, 2007

Young British Mother in Iranian Hands

Just think of that phrase and all it intones.

And it is true.

This is a young mother from the British Isles, serving her country to the best of her abilities, indeed as the master (coxswain) of her little RIB ship, who now has been converted into a pawn for international brinksmanship between Iran and the Rest Of The World.

They have dolled her up in their image of a woman, with shawl and all. Paraded her before the camera and terrified her into making intonations on video in which her body language and eyes tell us all that she is pleading for her life and NOT conceding.

We have been here before: Hanoi Hilton and beyond.

How can these maniacs be so oblivious to the truth? Of what incredible cruelty are these monsters capable? How stupid can they be? How can they possibly see that such inanity might possibly benefit their cause?

Only, and singly only, by their perception (or hope) that we will succumb to emotional pleas instead of the rule of law.

I am desperately concerned for the welfare of Seaman Turney and her family and her crewmates. I have been there.

But those of us who sign up for the defense of the Nation know, or should know, these are the risks we willingly undertake.

So, shed no tear for us, nor for Seaman Turney, nor for her crewmates. We all knew for what we signed up.

We are the first line of defense against tyranny.

The current Iranian regime has no regard for individual rights, compassion, or truth. They have proven this through this charade.

The Rest Of The World dare not succumb.

Where there is a bully attacking you, challenge him first, and if he will not recant, punch him in the nose.

Really hard.

He will go down hard, with a lot of his blood all over the place.

You can then, and only then, offer a hand and help clean him up.

God bless Seaman Turney and her shipmates. Blessed is she who suffers for His sake.

God bless us all.