April 8, 2007

THEY USED TO BE BETTER AT THE GREAT GAME:

TV interview 'tipped off' Iran about ship's intelligence role (Jamie Doward and Andrew Wander, April 8, 2007, The Observer)

Iranian intelligence officers told the 15 British captives they first became suspicious about their activities after watching an interview with one of them on British television. [...]

On 13 March - 10 days before the 15 were seized - Channel 5 broadcast an interview with Captain Chris Air, one of the captured Royal Marines, in which he stated that his crew's role was to liaise with Iraqi vessels to 'let them know we are here to protect them, protect their fishing and to stop any terrorism or any piracy in the area'.

The Iranian interrogators told their captives, who were seized while travelling in two dinghies during a patrol, that this had alerted them to Cornwall's role.


Posted by Orrin Judd at April 8, 2007 10:25 AM
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Well, they used to be Great.

Posted by: Twn at April 8, 2007 1:26 PM
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