This has really... REALLY got me riled up lately. I think I have every reason to toss insults towards the 15 captured Brits... especially the officer. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,264500,00.html I blame the UK navy for not protecting their boarding party. These guys were taken hostage because either A) Their SOP for boarding vessels sucked or B) They ignored the SOP they had for boarding vessels. There should have been air/naval support close by. NO way the Iranians should have been able to get that close. . So what. They didn't lay a hand on you. You sold out your country based solely on allegations. If they started ripping out your fingernails, I might have some sympathy. It was 11 days!!! What would you do if the cops in the UK charged you with murder and said either confess or you go to jail for the rest of your life? You wouldn't confess, you would get a lawyer! 11 days!! Dignity? 4 days of solitary confinement was all it took for her to put on a burkha and suck up to the Iranian president? And this was the reason they caved? I guess that being blindfolded and kept in isolation for a few days, punctuated by sheer moments of terror where you shake hands with the Iranian pres, get gifts, eat meals or play chess with your buddies is enough to make you sell out your country. Maybe I'm just old and bitter but I know what are rules were in the Marines. You don't get captured if you can resist. Obviously, these guys were caught with their pants down. I blame the UK navy and their superiors, not them... but they were paraded like trophies and the only thing it took to get them to do so was a few days of isolation, being blindfolded and threats of jail. God, if I was captured by the Iranians I would hope to God they would at least break my face in half so I wouldn't go back to my unit looking like a baby! ARGH!!!! I'm so frustrated I can't STAND IT. They gave up so easy I (I know it's bad) hoped that the Iranians threatened to kill the woman or something if they didn't parade like nice captives. NO! Even official accounts the worst they did was blindfold them, make them change clothes and "cock guns around them". ALL OF THEM CAVED!! How the H could they stay together as a team if they were in solitary confinement? If they could stay together as a team, military discipline shouldn't have broken down so easily! 2 WEEKS! 2 WEEKS! OMG!!!! I know I'm overreacting. It's just. Ridiculous.