“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Iranian outrage continues.

Forced to wear the Islamic head scarf that identifies a woman to be without normal human rights and against the Geneva Convention, a British sailor, is paraded on Iranian TV. I am sure we can shortly expect to hear from all civil libertarians and those interested in international law.

TEHRAN, Iran Mar 28, 2007 (AP)— Iranian state TV showed video Wednesday of the 15 British sailors and marines who were seized last week, including a female captive who wore a white tunic and a black head scarf and said the British boats "had trespassed" in Iranian waters.

The British government protested Iran's broadcast of the captured crew as "completely unacceptable." The British military had earlier released what it called proof that its boats were in the territorial waters of Iraq not Iran when they were seized.


  1. How believable is this?

    Russian intelligence sees U.S. military buildup on Iran border

  2. Russian intelligence sees U.S. military buildup on Iran border

    Are these the same Russians that think the missile defense radar in southern Poland is designed with them in mind? (Answer: Yes, and it is).

  3. How would Blair look, so dressed? Maybe the Iranians will make that a condition of release. Mr. Blair is hardly less humiliated otherwise.