Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Iran breaks their "silence"...

...and we can note with no surprise that they have decided to take on the role of the victim:

Iran Monday held occupiers of Iraq responsible for the arrest of its diplomats by the US military troops, stressing that Washington should account for the illegal acts of its forces.

After US military troops arrested some Iranian diplomats who were visiting Iraq at the invitation of that country's government, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini described the measure as a blatant violation of the international rules and norms and warned that it will result in undesirable consequences and aftermaths.

Well, they should know something about "violations of international rules and norms" (not to mention seizing diplomats)....but let us please take seriously their threat of "undesirable consequences". Remembering how the referral of Iran to the UN Security Council was followed within days by the outbreak of this summer's Hezbollah-Israel war, one would not be surprised to see an uptick in insurgent attacks in Iraq or a spate of missiles out of Lebenon/Gaza.

Interesting that when Iran cannot directly get its hands around an American throat, they will gladly slaughter Iraqi or Jewish civilians in order to further their own agenda.

And expect George Bush to say nothing either way, of course...

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