Friday, April 06, 2007


The Royal Navy crew
The Royal Navy crew have been giving a press conference
Royal Navy personnel seized by Iran were blindfolded, bound and held in isolation during their 13 days in captivity, the crew have said.
They were lined up while weapons were cocked, making them "fear the worst", one of the 15 freed sailors revealed.The crew were told that if they did not admit they were in Iranian waters when captured that they faced seven years in prison, a press conference heard.Opposing their captors was "not an option," they said.And after their capture the 15 marines and sailors were subjected to random interrogation and rough handling, and faced constant psychological pressure, they said.

Let me be absolutely clear, from the outset it was very apparent that fighting back was simply not an option
Royal Marine Captain Chris Air

Royal Marine Captain Chris Air, 25, from Altrincham, Cheshire, explained why they had not fought back when confronted by the Iranians while carrying out a routine operation.

It is a pity that the ordinary Iranian people will not be able to see a news report like this.
I may not agree with war but I still support the men and women in these conflict situations who are doing what they believe to be right. I am so glad these Royal Navy Personnel are home safe and well and I believe that they did what they had to do. My thoughts are with them and their families.

Beauty is doing well and her wounds are definitely not as gummy as they were which is good.
Trying to get medicine inside of her is a difficult job though, she is getting very good at resisting!
Having very sensitive skin my hands are very grateful at the non-MRSA/C dif diagnosis, which means that my sore hands will have a chance to heal.

Ariel shared some of my vegetarian meatballs, sauce and pasta for lunch and her opinion was............. the meatballs were not as good as IKEA meatballs! What can I say? That is gratitude for you.

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An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.