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Why I love Oz
Posted by: McQ on Friday, June 22, 2007

Let me count the ways.

Apparently before the Iranians captured the British sailors, they went after some Australian sailors:
It turns out that Iranian forces made an earlier concerted attempt to seize a boarding party from the Royal Australian Navy.

The Australians, though, to quote one military source, "were having none of it".

The BBC has been told the Australians re-boarded the vessel they had just searched, aimed their machine guns at the approaching Iranians and warned them to back off, using what was said to be "highly colourful language".

The Iranians withdrew, and the Australians were reportedly lifted off the ship by one of their own helicopters.
Now this isn't to bust on the Brits, the circumstances, as far as the capture, was quite different (they were outgunned). However just having worked with Aussies before, I can just see these guys warning the Iranians off ... and doing it in no uncertain way. And frankly, I don't think they'd care if they were outgunned.

Oh, and when they say "highly colourful language" they use words I've never heard before, but they use them quite effectively.

Heh ... they're just a special breed.
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And why is this so good? No negotiations were made, no dialogue opened with Iran. The Brit’s had the best plan and policy, plus the crew got some nice suits and great going away prizes.
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And why is this so good? No negotiations were made, no dialogue opened with Iran. The Brit’s had the best plan and policy, plus the crew got some nice suits and great going away prizes.
You don’t cut Aussies off from their beer for that long and expect your country to survive, which is why the Iranians (being good muslims) decided not to push the issue.
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I wanna see a list of words they use... :)
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Here you go, Scott J.

**** **** **** ******* ****, ya ****. ****!
Written By: Achillea
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I’m serious... I’ve heard pretty much off of them (and with British and Aussie friends, I’ve heard a lot of their’s too), and I would love the chance to add to my repertoire...
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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I knew some aussies in vietnam and I am here to tell you, mess with the aussies at your own risk. If they had wanted to capture the aussies they would have had to send the whole Iranian navy, and my money would still be on our very good friends from down under. I did my R&R in Sydney. Second best country on the planet, and it is close.
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Man, I have got to get the time & money together to visit that place.
Written By: Firehand
I hear nothing but great stuff about Aussies. I’d consider moving there if I ever got too sick of the BS in America...

Like if Hillary gets elected...
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