Some more thoughts on the UK-Iran crisis.
- Ghost of a flea posts a cri de coeur for Britain to rally herself and stand fast in defense of her principles.
- Kat at The Middle Ground has a lengthy and fascinating examination of Iran’s economic situation. Recent sanctions against Iran may portend economic disaster, and the end of the Islamic revolutionary government.
While I tend to agree with Kat’s analysis, I think there is a pretty strong argument for punitive military action against the Iranian Navy and IRGC. Getting the RN people back is the primary objective, but the secondary objective should be to reinforce the principle that you can’t just grab foreign sailors and marines outside your territory any old time you feel your back is against the wall. There are consequences for doing so, and one of those consequences is (or ought to be) the destruction of assets that make such piracy possible.