The Iranians intercepted them expressly to capture prisoners
They consciously decided not to resist to avoid sparking a war
They were isolated, and interrogated “roughly and directly” (which probably meant sleep deprivation) and told that if they didn’t give the statements asked, they would be in Iranian prisons for 7 years, and if they did, they’d go home immediately
The female prisoner in particular was focused on, told that she was the only one still prisoner, and took the full brunt of the interrogations
The team decided to tell the Iranians whatever they wanted to hear to get the hell out of Dodge
All of which we pretty much knew (especially given that much of their “statements” were in pretty broken English).
I eagerly await folks to now chime in and say they are lying to make poor Iran look bad! Bonus points if you can blame Bush somehow.
And THAT would be Bush’s fault for propagating the “you’re either with us or against us” mentality.
But yeah, no news here. I am curious if there are any people who believe that the British soldiers were lying to their captors just to get released but also believe the confessions at Gitmo as undisputed fact, however.
I realize it was a joke, I just think it was a poor one. I mean, did I miss the thread where people were feeling bad for Iran over this whole mess? We have enough baseless “lol liberals” comments here already.
You should see it from my side. I think anybody would be hard pressed to find a thread (where I have posted) involving politics or race where you haven’t posted to flame me. It’s like Pavlov’s dog. Even better, in this thread, you’ve beat me to the punch!