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Gunboats and diplomacy

March 29, 2007

Gunboat diplomacy

“What’s news?”

“You know, I can’t figure those British guys out. The Iranians kidnap their sailors and the Brits go around threatening the Iranians right there in public. Well, you just know for sure that the Iranians won’t be giving those sailors back if the Brits try pushing them around; I bet the Iranians would shoot those sailors instead of losing face in front of the whole world.

“You don’t go pushing folks up against the wall if you want something from them. You got to be nice and do things quietly. Maybe the Brits might lose their face, but it’s their sailors they want back, so they should just stop being so mouthy. Then they could get their sailors back and everyone would be happy.”


PS: [Apr 5] It looks like the British Prime Minister took Tony’s advice.

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