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British Captive Says She Was ‘Sacrificed’

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Posted on Mar 30, 2007
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British officials are condemning the Iranian government’s use of 15 captured British marines and sailors as “propaganda,” insisting that they did not stray into Iranian waters—even as another sailor has appeared in a video clip claiming, “We trespassed without permission.”  Also, the fate of Faye Turney, the only woman among the captives, remained uncertain after another handwritten note was released in which she says she had been “sent to Iraq” and “sacrificed” because of “the intervening policies of the Bush and Blair governments.”


Evening Standard:

Captured sailor Faye Turney says she has been “sacrificed” to the policies of the British and U.S. governments in a third letter released by her Iranian captors [Friday].

The letter, addressed to the British people, also said that Turney had been treated well, unlike the prisoners held by the U.S. at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

“I’m writing to you as a British serviceperson who has been sent to Iraq, sacrificed due to the intervening policies of the Bush and Blair government,” the letter said.

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By Blair, April 1, 2007 at 2:00 pm Link to this comment
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All the people carrying on about Iran telling lies, should look at themselves and their own words. “When you are held captive, you will say anything.” Indeed. Saying everyone else lies when we hear lie after lie out of Bush/Blair’s (mouths and their ilk)is grown so old.

Good thing Iran doesn’t treat these captives as Brits/Americans treat theirs.

I only wish the boys living at the Texas Youth Commission or Boys’ Town were treated with respect to the Geneva Convention, course it is all being covered up by AG and Bush.

How very odd that this young woman was featured on TV not long before she was ‘caught’ be the Iranians, and how odd the Brits just let them take the soldiers. Google when the Brits/Americans dressed up as insurgents and bombed our own people to keep the war going, must be greedy war mongers.

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By Deb Thoits, March 31, 2007 at 5:22 pm Link to this comment
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I would not believe anything that asskisser Tony Blair or Bush say about the incursion into Iran’s waters.  Both are compulsive lying bastards who I would not trust enought to take out my trash.

Those scum bag bum both need to face war crime trials and get their slimy faces behind bars for life.

I hope I have not been too soft in my comments regarding the two pigs, Blair and Bush.

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By vet240, March 31, 2007 at 1:58 pm Link to this comment
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Look people. When you’re a prisoner of war legally or illegally, you say whatever your captors want. It doesn’t mean anything either way. Try to put yourself in their shoes. I am sure you would cooperate too.

The fact that she is female makes no difference either. She though foolish, did buy the government line about “Join the Navy and see the world”!

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By Fadel Abdallah, March 31, 2007 at 11:55 am Link to this comment
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I am tired and sick of this crooked Anglo-Saxon mentality, portraying themselves always as innocent and only doing what is right and legal.

Those who know the evil history of Britain in the area know that the British are not angels who happened to be swimming in the wrong waters! For almost two centuries they have been committing atrocities all around the world and particularly in the Middle East. I will never forget or forgive them for their responsibility in occupying my original homeland Palestine, when they gave the Zionist movement the go ahead to colonize and occupy Palestine through their evil Balfour Declaration; thus giving the Zionist land that did not belong to either. Why don’t you evil British people vacate part of your country and give it to the Jews to move in?!

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By Lee, March 31, 2007 at 9:19 am Link to this comment
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Let’s get real here!
This propaganda is for the mideast not the US or Brition. 
Japan did this with our troops captured during world war II. The propaganda was for Japan’s eyes only.
History repeating itself again!

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By Kol Klink, March 30, 2007 at 10:16 pm Link to this comment
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I am very impressed by how much propoganda mileage the Iranians can get from this seemingly small incident.

Once again it highlights the Persian brillance at chess, which they invented, while Blair is still playing checkers.

Notice also that the Iranians said nothing of the fact that the US captured 5 Iranian diplomats that were legally in Iraq. Iran has also not mentioned that one of their top nuclear scientists went missing while on a visit to Turkey and has not been heard from since.

Iran is not only making propaganda hay with this incident abroad but have used the captured Faye Turney to garner the sympathy of Iranian women. Faye has become the subject of much discussion in Iran. Our MSM could learn a lot from this incident and how its played on Iranian tv.

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By VirginiaFromVirginia, March 30, 2007 at 8:36 pm Link to this comment
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Former British Ambassador Craig Murray has suggested what would seem to be a sensible solution to the spiraling crisis in the Gulf: The Brits simply admit that the maritime boundaries are not at all clear in the Gulf; therefore both sides may have grounds for believing their positions are correct. Only problem is it’s hard to imagine Tony Blair being willing to take that route.


“There is no agreed maritime boundary between Iraq and Iran in the Persian Gulf. Until the current mad propaganda exercise of the last week, nobody would have found that in the least a controversial statement.
“Let me quote, for example, from that well known far left source Stars and Stripes magazine, October 24 2006.

‘Bumping into the Iranians can’t be helped in the northern Persian Gulf, where the lines between Iraqi and Iranian territorial water are blurred, officials said.

“No maritime border has been agreed upon by the two countries,” Lockwood said.’

“That is Royal Australian Navy Commodore Peter Lockwood. He is the Commander of the Combined Task Force in the Northern Persian Gulf.

From Barry Lando’s March 30 blog

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By Quy Tran, March 30, 2007 at 5:10 pm Link to this comment
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Tony “poodle” Blair’s government is as sordid as Bush/Cheney administration. We can breathe easier in uncleaned toilets than in these governments which only to sacrifice their natives for dirtiest plans.

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By Dale Headley, March 30, 2007 at 2:28 pm Link to this comment
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Naturally, the Bush & Blair comedy act will charge that Turney’s comments were coerced.  I doubt it; they have a strong ring of truth about them.  It will be interesting to hear what she has to say after she is released.  And if she says nothing at all, that may be the biggest indication of the genuineness of her staement.

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