The British Hostages: What Iran Wants

The Chinese business newspaper The Standard floats a balloon that makes sense of Iran's actions in taking the British marines hostage. The U.S. did the same thing to Iran. We raided an Iranian diplomatic facility and captured Iranian diplomats, none of whom have been released.

Now the pair of kidnappings are being linked in the Chinese press. It seems that obtaining the release of the British hostages relies on the release of the Iranian ones being held by the U.S.

Tony Blair has been an avid supporter of the foreign policies of this misguided U.S. administration. Let's see if George Bush will do the same for him.

Econo-Girl has always maintained that the Iranians are neither stupid nor crazy. This "exchange of hostages" idea seems to bear that out.


jasmine said...

hi econo-girl , I like your blog , you are keeping track of events very nicely and I was little surprised at ur caption ' The one, lone voice in the capitalist wilderness that isn't out to pick your pocket' on your blog. Do u really think u r lonely in this internet age?. you may like to see this website and their recent artcle on iran hostage crisis. What did Iran asked to release the prisoners?. A Simple Apology from British. See how public forgot about the failed propaganda effort of west to brand as Iran sponser etc.it is replaced by simple issue of Hostage issue alone. frivilous issue of non existent borders are used to excuse escalation of tension with Iran who only asked for apology. See how agressor got shifted from west to Iran by dragging on the crisis for weeks. you may like this article.

Econo-Girl said...


Very interesting point of view on that article. What it does not take into account is the loss of faith and confidence that the U.S. public has had with President Bush.

I started this blog as a reaction to the very poor business coverage that was getting published here in the U.S. at the time. Especially CNN Money, whose financial and economic coverage is pathetic. Tired of sending them hate mail, I decided to publish my own ideas. That's why the tag line says that.

The Lazy Iguana said...

I said before that Bush made the world more dangerous place for foreign operatives by raiding that consulate.

Sometimes it sucks to be right.

Good think that Iran still believes in the Geneva Convention huh?