Thursday, April 05, 2007

Iranian Propaganda Panda

Boy did Iran receive a nice fluffy panda of propaganda with their recently released hostages!!I have been holding my 2 cents on the Iranian kidnapping of the 15 British sailors and marines out of respect for their families and friends and the utterly horrible situation they may have been in. Now that they are free. I would like to write about somethings I noticed and thankfully a few other former military friends of mine have noticed as well.

First, was my observation of how the sailors acted while obviously aware of being filmed. They appeared to be no signs of distress. Now knowing of previous Iranian hostages being taken through "mock executions" among other forms of torture and harsh interrogations I wanted to give these sailors the benefit of the doubt they may have been coerced to "act normal." But I saw nothing that put in my mind anything that the sailors put up any fight or act of defiance. And the three letters! My Lord the sucking up to Iran and slap in the face to the British and US!!! That's why I give you a little something from my training from SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) School. Basically a mock POW camp to train Navy Sailors and Marines. Other forms of vital training and instruction was how to survive on your own in the battlefield if you are alone i.e., shot down or somehow separated from your unit somehow, no matter what the situation and... resistance to interrogation.

Code of Conduct

I - I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

II - I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.

III - If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and to aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

IV - If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

V - When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

VI - I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the
principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

In other words, never give your captors anything they could use as a propaganda tool. If you can't avoid it defy it by any means. Act like a robot, rain man, talk like a duck, blink like a maniac, only use your middle finger! ANYTHING!!! As I said before, there is no telling what the Iranian Revolutionary Guard was doing behind the camera to the other sailors and I hope after their debreifing in Britian something like that comes out but, dang did they look comfortable "confessing" to the Iranian people!

Secondly, didn't the sailors have guns and friggin British warship nearby!!! News sources are saying the captain of the British ship that sent the boarding team first had to get PERMISSION! WTF blow the dingys out the friggin water!!!

Now some news sources are saying that Britain paid for the release of the hostages by swapping prisoners!!! Story Here

"The stand-off over the 15 British sailors and marines captured by Iran looks to be moving towards a de facto prisoner exchange, despite denials by Britain and Iran that a swap was intended."

Britain and it's Navy seriously got a slap in the face by this and Achthenutjob looks like a genius in Iran right now.

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