Jules Crittenden links to this anniversary of the start of the Falklands war by the Argentine dictatorship. When I was in high school it was incredible to watch in slow motion as the fleet left Britain, there was no CNN, and it was probably the last major conflict that could be followed comfortably in the newspapers.
I loved this cover of Newsweek when it came out (the aircraft carrier Hermes) with the legend "The Empire Strikes Back." It can be found here.
In any event, today the Iranians have snatched 15 men on the high seas. Britain's fleet could have stopped them and did nothing. The U.N. does nothing. The E.U. does nothing. Britain has sunk so far into post-modernism and multi-culti, chomskiite self-loathing that she will likely do nothing but kow-tow to the Persians. The films of the female "sailor" in head scarf intoning an apology are humiliating. While I am not a fan of women fighting in the military, I am very much in favor of a woman running a fighting military. http://www.tfa.net/ffi02.htm
At Suez we stopped them from taking on a middle-eastern dictator. Here they appear to be doing it themselves. Absolutely appalling.