Whenever I write in a comment on the BBC website 'Have Your Say' column it never appears.
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So I'll say it here where the moderation is even-handed and allows (within reason) any opinion.
The Navy personnel recently kidnapped by the Iranians arrived back safely, thank God. They are now speaking of their ill-treatment. I think it shameful that people have called them traitors for co-operating with their captors.
How bloody stupid can you be?
Armchair warriors who would have probably wet themselves placed in the same situation, foam at the mouth, demand court-martials and generally spend all their times being terminally moronic!
Of course the 15 co-operated, they had the sense to realise they were more valuable dead than alive. I hope none of those gung-ho sabre rattling jack-asses are on this site but just in case, I'll spell out what might have occured;
a) One of the 15 defies his/her captors.
b) He/she is murdered. (And possibly the others are murdered as well).
c) Our government orders air strikes against Iran.
d) Iran retaliates (Iraq might be involved).
e) A lot of innocent people are killed.
f) The 15 don't return to Britain with possibly important intelligence about Iran.
And the list of possibilities goes on.
And all some idiots can think of is 'name, rank and serial no. and that's all yer getting.'
I'm just thankful those navy guys made it back to Britain by being sensible and not giving in to some outdated, useless and lunatic Colonel Blimp mentality.
I'm a bit annoyed.
Take care all,
Paul the Ogg
In five hundred years time, most of us will be forgotten dust. But Hitler will still be remembered, God loves irony.