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Subject: Solving the Iran hostage Crisis
PowerPointRanger    4/2/2007 11:44:45 AM
Iran has a number of oil platforms in the Persian Gulf. How about the Brits (who have some of the best Special Forces in the world) seize one (or more) of these platforms? The Iranians lose big bucks in lost oil revenue for every day the rigs are shut down until the hostages are released. (Oh, and by the way, I suppose they could release the Iranian workers on the platform as a show of good faith).
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ProDemocracy    Excellent idea   4/2/2007 11:49:41 AM
Once I got done laughing at the sarcasm about the show of good faith, I realized that the idea is a very sound one.
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reefdiver       4/2/2007 12:05:06 PM
I suppose the Brits would say the oil platforms drifted into Iraqi waters?
This would be a major escalation. Nope, not a good idea unless you want to instantly precipitate war instantly.  Of course I've personally come to believe there's no other way to control Iran except war unless the EU can suddenly grow a spine.
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