Detritus wrote:It is surprising that the Iranians would sentence a US marine to death for espionage after our Navy rescued 6 of their fishermen from pirates. After all, saving a half-dozen Iranians should completely make up for overthrowing a civilian government and installing the Shah in 1925, responding to his overthrow in 1979 by instigating a war between Iran and Iraq that lasted 8 years, was conducted in good part with weapons (including poison gas) that we supplied to both sides, and finished with more than 500,000 dead on both sides, including the 300 or so on the Iranian airliner we shot down over Iranian waters and then lied about.
It's a mystery, really, why they don't love us. Maybe bombing them some more will help.
"Bomb bomb bomb, Bomb bomb Iran!"