Iran’s act of aggression

Iran has captured 15 British Naval personnel in Iraqi waters, according to the BBC.

This is an obvious and overt act of aggression.

For all those who have answered any and all criticism of Iran’s human rights abuses with the line that anyone who protests about these abuses is giving “NeoCons” or “Zionists” or “Bush/Blair” a pretext to attack Iran, I ask:

Why is Iran offering this obvious pretext to those who might seek to go to war on a plate?

I would advise Iran to release these illegally seized British Navy personnel within the hour and offer profuse apologies. What’s your advice?

Why is Iran seemingly less concerned about providing the US/UK a pretext for war than the far-leftists who denounce those who criticise Iran on human rights grounds?