Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Hostage Situation in Iran

Please pray for the 15 British sailors that are being held in Iran and for their families. Also, please pray that the Iranian government will have a change of heart and release the sailors.

My Opinion on the Situation

I have some doubts over the Iranian government's version of why they captured the sailors. Granted, I don't know exactly what happened, but I believe that there is more to this situation than the supposed trespassing of Iranian territorial waters. Lately, there has been strained relations between Iran and western countries, and I believe the tensions over the Iranian nuclear program played a part in what has happened. I could be wrong. I'm not an expert on this situation.

Most of my suspscions have been deduced from listening to the Fox News Channel and reading newspaper articles on the web. I'm also quite distrubed by the thought that the Iranian government might put those sailors on trial. The second of the two articles posted below is about that possiblity. (Granted, at any time news articles can get the facts wrong.);_ylt=AhbXsrfyr29_lHnoVXpyH6hbbBAF

I just read those two articles today. Granted, I realize that this doesn't have both sides to the story. I have my own opinion, but I'll let those who read this blog make up their own mind.

If anyone has another news article that they think I should read, please post the URL under the comments section.

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