Whatever happened to name/rank/serial number?

April 2nd, 2007

Why are these British officers speaking on Iranian TV?

I actually don’t care whether they were inside Iran’s territorial waters or not.

I do care that they apparently never watched a movie about WWII.

Name. Rank. Serial number.

It’s the most they owe their kidnappers and it’s the least they owe their country.

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  • 1. Josh Schroeder  |  April 2nd, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    That assumes that Iran gives a crap about the Geneva Conventions.

    The Belmont club makes some good points here:
    http://fallbackbelmont.blogspot.com/2007/03/name-rank-and-serial-number.html

  • 2. jp  |  April 5th, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    code of conduct for US soldiers:

    IV

    When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

    I guess it’s different for British soldiers

    And , I don’t give a crap if Iran gives a crap about the Geneva Conventions.

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