We've seen this before.
And we've seen what weakness and appeasement accomplishes. Not a damned thing, and a lot of it.
Four hundred and forty-four days worth, thanks to the detestable peanut farmer who once befouled the esteemed Office of the President of the United States.
Such were some of the earlier salvoes of the present Terroist Wars, which have continued unabated to this day.
Many lessons were supposed to have been learned from fiascos such as the Iranian Hostage Crisis, Reagan's rout in Lebanon, the shameful failure of Clinton and all-too-weak State Department resulting in Blackhawk Down, and countless other capitulations and concessions to the thugs of the mullahocracies.
Conversely, we thought we'd learned the lessons of strength in the face of terror; witness the lack of any effective attack upon U.S. shores for the past five years.
The only thing theose pedophile worshipping cowards truly understand is a boot pressing their face to the ground. Instead, we have an elegantly coiffed socialist massaging their tender feelings with a fuzzy-house slipper, threating them with with talk of talk, and more talk.
Talk, talk, talkety talk-talk.
What 10 Downing St. should have said, but didn't.
Recently, elements of the Iranian Navy prosecuted an illegal assault, taking captive and thus kidnapping fifteen Royal Navy sailors who were lawfully conducting their assigned duties while in recognized Iraqi waters.
This was verified by GPS data as transmitted by the Royal Navy detachment at the time of their capture, as well as by the inept Iranian boatmen who perpetrated this criminal act. That the Royal Naval detachment was clearly in Iraqi waters is only disputed after the fact by Iran's publishing a secondary, fraudulently altered set of GPS coordinates, and by those sympathetic to Iran and other enemies of freedom.
Now, Iran has threatened to try these Royal Navy sailors. Such theatre has been Iran's forte', ever since they seized the U.S. Embassy in the '70s, holding that institution's staff hostage for some 444 days.
Britain will henceforth not countenance such affrontery.
That Iran possesses at all any semblance to a functioning navy is in no small part due to the patience and tolerence of Britain and the United States.
In the past few decades, Iran has fielded terror raids in the Persian Gulf, dispatching armed Boghammer speedboats to interdict shipping in the Straits of Hormuz, and posting and using Silkworm anti-ship missles along their coats for the same purposes.
Coalition forces faced down these Iranian threats in years past, but have never taken the next logical step, the elimination of Iran's ability to project power in the Persian Gulf.
Such restraint is will end in 72 hours time, unless the fifteen Royal Navy sailors in question are released at once, being immediately transported via Iranian Naval corvette to GPS coordinates which the Royal Navy shall convey to the Iranian Navy within the hour.
If, at the end of seventy-two hours from the conclusion of this statement that those sailors are not returned as demanded, the Royal Navy, in coordination with and the assistance of the United States Navy, will systematically destroy and sink every Iranian naval asset larger than a life preserver.
Further, we will eliminate every Silkworm installation on the Iranian coast, and yes, we are monitoring those sites even now, and will destroy that equipment regardless if Iran leaves it in place, or moves it inland in an attempt to preserve those weapons. Make no mistake, they will be destroyed if the timely return of our sailors is not effected at once.
Iran can avoid further conflict and preserve her Navy by simply returning our fifteen sailors.
And, should (God Forbid!), Iran both fail to effect that return, and then bring any sort of harm to them in retaliation for Britain enforcing her sovereign will, then I shall ask of Parliment to declare that we are in fact at war with Iran, and will prosecute that war unto the unconditional surrender of the Iranian government.
Inasmuch that mere words have none of the effect of a diplomatic warning of even seventy years ago, it is necessary to convey our seriousness by more than a mere ambassadorial note. Therefore, I have directed that aviators of the Royal Navy mine the approaches to the port of Shaheed Beheshti.
This action has been completed during the course of my statement today.
The clock is ticking, and of course, the world is watching. Iran now has the power of peace in her hands, having only to return our sailors to us within the specified time. And, peace will remain.
But inasmuch that Iran has percipiated an act of war with their actions regarding our sailors, Britain will but reply in kind. To do otherwise is only to encourage futher aggression by Iran, and I will not go into history as Chamberlain, embracing a peace that isn't, thus guaranteeing a war which might yet be averted.
I ask the prayers of all in the Commonwealth.
God save the Queen, and may God Save Brittania.
I wouldn't hold my breath watching for such a speech, but I'd stand and cheer if Blair manned-up and gave one like that. And regardless of the screams from Outer Moonbattia, I'd bet that the larger portion of Western Civilization would, too.
Sooner or later, either a U.S. President, a British Prime Minister or even the Austrailian P.M., is going to be faced with the need for such a statment.
I pray they don't shrink from the moment, as Blair seems to be doing now.
God Save the Queen ain't the half of it.
God Save us all from the appeasears.