One wonders, for whom these confessions are made? Is it to governments around the world? These depend on scientific and documented evidence. Or are they targeting the(naive) public that can be easily influenced by their propaganda? This includes statements, letters and TV footage. (On Iranian TV The sailors appear shaven. Let’s hope they won’t force them to grow a beard as they appear to have forced the British service woman Fay Turner to wear an Iranian scarf. They stripped her of her military uniform. Do they want to make her one of their own or giving her an Iranian dress was a show of hospitality?)
What doesn’t make sense is the content of her letter. How can a soldier turn against his country’s policy overnight (in less than a week) because of being arrested by a foreign power? There are two possibilities for this:
1- the Iranians were miraculously genius enough to brainwash her in a very short time.
2- she was forced to write the stuff that had never occurred to her before her arrest, expressing regret and condemning her government.
A soldier is by definition is a member of the armed forces who carries orders and not link his political views with his duties.