Saturday, March 31, 2007

They will be scared by sound of death chants

From Iran-va-Jahan: 'They will be scared by sound of death chants'

"...The 15 are most probably being held in the military barracks at Jamshidiyeh in the foothills of the Alborz mountains which shelter Tehran. Although the seven Royal Marines are drilled in techniques to cope with capture, the eight sailors have little relevant training.

The number of vehicles entering the barracks has increased significantly since the British were caught, according to Alire-za Nourizadeh, a senior researcher at the Centre for Arab--Iranian Studies in London. The complex has an iconic role in Iranian revolutionary history and is no stranger to unwilling VIP guests. The Shah of Iran’s former officials, including a Mayor of Tehran, cabinet ministers and the Empress’s bureau chief, were locked up there in the 1970s.

“They are kept in rooms with heating and [air] conditioning,” Dr Nourizadeh said. “They are getting good food and will be allowed to watch the television for a few hours each day and the guards will try to get them newspapers.

“They will be scared. They will feel under pressure because they will hear chants of ‘Death to America, death to the UK’ [from soldiers in the barracks]. They will see men with guns. They will see all sorts of threatening gestures from the guards and the people around them will look at them with hate in their eyes.