What is Iran up to? Tweaking the nose of the West to prove something? Testing limits? Trying to demonstrate that the West will collapse easily? Do they want to trade personnel? Or do they want to provoke an attack? Or do they want to scare the Brits away from the Middle East? Or do they want to provoke a battle? And, more important, what is the Brit game now? More talk?
Iran has captured Brit sailors outside their waters. That is a calculated invitation - provocation - for military reprisal. Will Tony Blair take off his skirt and put on his trousers? I know international affairs are more complex than the ordinary bar fight, but, ultimately, this is a test of resolve. And Iran already decided that the Brits would fold, or they would not have dared this stunt. There is laughter in Tehran tonight.