CNN is reporting that Iranian military has seized 15 British sailors in disputed waters off the coast of Iraq. The reports says that Royal Marines and regular sailors were captured by up to six Iranian naval vessels after the British had inspected another vessel suspected of smuggling cars.
Commodore Nick Lambert, commander of the HMS Cornwall -- the frigate from which the British patrol had been deployed -- said the incident did not involve fighting or use of weapons. Other reports say the British seamen are safe.
As reported on POLJUNK previously , this smacks of the same trumped up claims and maneuvers LBJ used to draw the US into further involvement in Vietnam. Keep your fingers crossed that the British aren't in cahoots on yet another Bush disaster in the middle east.