Friday, March 23, 2007

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News Flash: British Soliders Seized by Iran?!

Pinged via Elisheva's Alerts...

Basra battle? Brits vs Persia? "Who's that coming out of Basra..." (Akiva adds - A key prophetic indicator to the Gog uMagog scenerio is a biblical prophet statement about Basra, the southern Iraqi city which is the patrol zone of British forces, Iraq's main port and therefore the oil terminal and merchant port for Iraq.

The British Defense Ministry released a statement, "This incident, which occurred Friday about 10:30 a.m. local time, 15 British naval personnel, engaged in routine boarding operations of merchant shipping in Iraqi territorial waters ... were seized by Iranian naval vessels".

Cmdr. Aandahl said the British crew members were intercepted by several larger patrol boats operated by Iranian sailors belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy, a radical force that operates separately from the country's regular navy.

(News source here.)

We don't know what's going to happen here, but this could be a trigger scenerio.

Updates:

Update 1 - The seizure of British vessels, a pair of rigid inflatable boats known as RIBs (for, oddly enough, Rigid Inflatable Boats), took place in long-disputed (according to who?) waters just outside of the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab waterway that divides Iraq from Iran, the British Cmdr. said. A 1975 treaty gave the waters to Iraq, and U.S. and British ships commonly operate there, but the British Cmdr. said Iran disputes Iraq's jurisdiction over the waters.

The waterway is formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers at the town of Al-Qurnah. A fisherman who said he was with a group of Iraqis from the southern city of Basra fishing in Iraqi waters in the northern area of the Gulf said he saw the Iranian seizure.

The British have responded with the deadly STRONGLY WORDED LETTER. "The British government summoned the Iranian ambassador to the Foreign Office: "He was left in no doubt that we want them back," Britain's Foreign Secretary said after the meeting."

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