While many Brits are known for their stereotypical tendency towards "understatement", the Iranian regime obviously does not subscribe to the theory that "less is more."
A second member of the Royal Navy crew captured in the Gulf has apologised for "trespassing" in Iranian waters, in a broadcast on Iranian television.Seaman Turney meanwhile, wearing that stylish Islamic chapeau, is apparently continuing her letter writing campaign...
The crewman, who introduces himself as Nathan Thomas Summers, says: "I would like to apologise for entering your waters without permission."
A third letter allegedly from LS Turney was released on Friday in which she said she had been "sacrificed" to the policies of the UK and US governments.There is no denying the hostages are feeling increasingly isolated and abandoned as time goes on. On the other hand, this is one of the harsh realities of a military life.
It also demanded an end to "oppressive behaviour towards other people", including prisoners at Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq.
Being held prisoner by a hostile enemy is just one of the tougher tests of whether one is ultimately suited to a warrior's life. Like experiencing combat, it either tempers the steel... or it breaks it.
Prime Minister Tony Blair reacted to the latest round of Iranian "kabuki theatre" by stating...
"I really don't know why the Iranian regime keep doing this. All it does is enhance people's sense of disgust at captured personnel being paraded and manipulated in this way.The reality is that Iran could hardly be more isolated than they are at present... but as long as they continue to pump crude oil, they will always have fair-weather energy friends like Russia and China in this increasing unprincipled world.
"It doesn't fool anyone. And what the Iranians have to realise is if they continue in this way they will face increasing isolation."
The thuggish Iranian regime is counting on it.