The 15 British captives are now safe on British soil - thanks to exhaustive (and outstanding) efforts by British negotiators...but it didn't take long for the Moonbats of the Left , the Wingnuts of the Right ,and the Alex Jones 9/11 "Truthers" (AJTs) -who occupy an odd parallel universe of their own devising - to begin bloviating on the subject.
To keep things simple, the Moonbats insisted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's visit to Syrian President Assad led the latter to intervene in Iranian affairs. (R-r-r-r ight !)
The Wingnuts said it was the Bush administration's steadfastness that did the job. (H-o-o-o-kay !)
The AJTs said the whole thing was a put up job (like 9/11) designed to provide a framework for an attack on Iran by the Neo-cons and their Israeli allies - (No. Strike that ! Make it "Zionist Masters" !!)
The Associated Press seemed a bit confused : first asserting the captives had been released in honor of the Prophet's Birthday ; then reporting the release had been Iran's Easter present to the British people. ( Either theory makes the Iranians look like nice , badly misunderstood chaps : something the Associated Press is fond of telling us.)
I believe I'll settle for this explanation: The Iranians and the British were able to negotiate the release of the captives - before a true hostage situation could develop ,and before the matter could escalate into more serious conflict. The terms of the agreement are unknown to us - as they should be.
The Moonbats,Wingnuts, and AJTs talk louder than the rest of us ; but, in the final analysis , they don't know squat !