15 British Soldiers are being held by Iranian pigs inside that country. They were seized in IRAQI waters, against their will, and are now being held and used for propaganda purposes. This situation has gone far enough, and it is time for the Terrorist thugs to return the soldiers to England. This is primarily a British problem, but the effects go very far into U.S. interests. President Bush and, if they wish, the Democrats, should make it clear that we will support our allies until this is over. We make it clear that we will provide Britain what ever they want or need, including weapons, planes, bombs, and men to get the British troops back. I suggest the international, civilized community adopt a policy of ultimatums and punishments to force the Iranians to free the hostages. This is 1979 all over again, and it looks like we have a world full of Carter-like leaders.
We can also avoid oil problems, even if Iran does cut supply (which would kill their economy). I know OPEC can pump at least 500,000 barrels of oil more per day, and the SPR can provide the rest for the U.S. This would be short lived, and Iran would have to continue to sell oil after this situation to pay for the damage.
Here is how it would work:
Day 1: The international Community issues an ultimatum to release the soldiers within 24 hrs.
Day 2: The 24 hrs. Iran has to put the soldiers on a plane to Baghdad, where they will be taken by England back home.
Day 3: (if necessary) Emergency sanctions at the United Nations. Another 24 hr. deadline.
Day 4: (if necessary) A COMPLETE freeze on all travel of Iranian diplomats, all Iranian assets, and all travel of Iranian citizens. another 20 hr. deadline
Day 5: (if necessary) The United States and England will blockade Iranian pots, and takeover Iranian oil pipelines. We will fire on ANY Iranian military vehicle or boat that comes within firing distance. A 15 hr. deadline.
Day 6:(if necessary) Iranian military bases will be attacked with missiles and stealth bombers. Any missiles into Israel or Iraq, and we immediately bomb Tehran. A 12 hr deadline.
Day 6, part two: (if necessary) We will being attacking Iranian power plants, water facilities, and nuclear sites. This bombing will continue until the soldiers are released. Any missiles in Israel or Iraq, and Tehran is hit. Another 12 hr. deadline.
Day 7: We begin attacking Iranian government buildings. This will continue until the British soldiers are released. WE continue to attack power plants and military installations.
IF AT ANY POINT THE BRITISH SOLDIERS ARE HARMED, WE BOMB NUCLEAR SITES AND GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.
Iran has gone far enough, and it is time we let them know it. I highly doubt Iran will be willing to face total destruction. They got away with the first hostage crisis, I say: “not again.”