Friday, March 30, 2007
Leadership 101, or Hostage Negotiation 101, or How to Influence Iran
There is a simple solution to this dilemma. First, we will not apologise for something we did not do, but if you return our servicemen and women to us today, I'll promise that we will never intentionally intrude on your waterway without provocation.
If you disagree with this option, you will have 48 hours to return our people to us. If that 48 hours ends and you have not complied, we will send every floating vessel in your Navy to the bottom of the Persian Gulf. If you enjoy having a Navy, you will return our people at once.
If in fact we are forced to sink your Navy, you will then have 24 hours to return our people to us. If that 24 hours ends and you have not complied, we will convert every aircraft in your Air Force into a flaming hole in the ground. If you enjoy having an Air Force you will return our people at once.
If in fact we are forced to destroy your Air Force, you will then have 24 hours to return our people to us. If that 24 hours ends and you have not complied, we will turn every military vehicle in your Army into molten metal. If you enjoy having an Army you will return our people at once.
Is our message clear enough? We will not be toyed with, and our people will not be used as puppets for your illegal and misguided goals.
(Holds up a stop watch and presses the button)
The clock has started. You now have a choice. Please make the right one.
Amadinejad to Blair:
I'm sorry Mr. Blair, but I could not hear the translation of your speech. The only thing coming out of my headphones was Twisted Sister's 'We're not gonna take it', followed by a stirring rendition of 'God Save the Queen.'
What's that stop watch for?
Viva La Revolucion!
Bring. It. On.
posted by El Capitan at 2:29 PM
This is unrelated to your post but have you seen the proposed new service dress uniform for the AF? If not I'll give you one guess....that's right. Back to the four pocket, four button design that is a blue version of the Army's. The same one I had as a cadet!
I don't have anything against the old design. I thought it was a great tribute to our roots as the Army Air Forces. I also thought it was a fine tradition, especially in a service that has almost none.
Back and forth with our uniform designs....you can almost hear the calliope music....
I can't believe the British have just sat around this long. I guess Blair and company are afraid to jump in full force with the anti-Iraq sentiment now.
It's a shame - especially for the sake of those members of their military who are being held captive, as well as their families.