The Times of London is reporting that the kidnapped British soldiers are going to be tried for espionage by Iran.Â Witnesses claim the British vessel was in Iraqi waters when it was attacked by the Iranians.
This is an act of war under any interpretation of international law.Â What I want to know is, why haven’t the British responded along the lines of
“You have 1 hour to return our soldiers.Â If they are not returned by then the Royal Navy will be executing a blockade of your ports. Â If they are not returned in 24 hours, the Royal Air Force will begin bombing military targets inside Iran itself.”
I don’t get why we’ve been pussy footing around with these people.Â I can understand invasion would be difficult, but we could destroy most of Iran’s combat power within a matter of days.