Skip to comments.10 U.S. sailors in Iranian custody
Posted on 01/12/2016 2:26:41 PM PST by Signalman
Washington (CNN)Ten American sailors are in Iranian custody after two small U.S. naval craft apparently briefly entered Iranian territorial waters, a U.S. senior defense official said Tuesday.
The official, however, expects the situation to be resolved quickly. A senior administration official said there is nothing to indicate this was anything hostile on the part of any entity in Iran, adding that the U.S. has received high-level assurances that the sailors will be released promptly.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told CNN's Jake Tapper that President Barack Obama will be in touch with members of Congress about the incident.
"Certainly, everybody should be aware of the fact we have been in touch with the Iranians and they have assured us that our sailors are safe and that they'll be allowed to continue their journey promptly," Earnest said.
A U.S. official said the sailors may be spending the night in Iran, and it's not expected that they would depart until after daylight.
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That may mess up his speech tonight. As well as insure a Trump/Cruz victory.
Another excuse for the Mussie-In-Chief to go golfing.
Jimmy Carter opens a bottle of champaigne
Susan Rice will be on all the networks tomorrow stating that this incident was the result of a youtube video.
[That may mess up his speech tonight.]
Or, is this an orchestrated event to make him look strong on foreign policy?
They are holding them for the 150 billion.
Now it’s changed to one of the boats “might” have had engine problems.
The current record is 444 days.
Another win for the lesser evils and their Republicans that refused to impeach.
He won’t know it unless it’s broadcast on ESPN.
All we can do is pray...
Hilarious. Nothing hostile about taking ten sailors prisoner. Got it.
Just in time for the SOTU speech.
Breaks my heart that so many worked so hard in 2010 and 2014 to turn the tide, only to find we were working to give obunghole everything he wanted. Piss on the GOP. If it ain't Trump in 2016, a man I know will entirely obliterate the traitorous GOP, we will get hitlery, which is exactly what we deserve.
Have they been turned over to the Revolutionary Guard yet?
That may mess up his speech tonight...
Not at all. Look for Bammie to take credit for the safe return of these sailors thanks to his Nukes to Iran deal he just gave them.
This was all a pre-arranged gimmick. Like Benghazi.
Lets just hope this doesn’t have a Benghazi like ending.
Taking physical custody is not hostile?
Yeah, but Brian Williams was captured with them, so there should be a remote from him shortly.
Back in ‘68, the Norks said that the US intelligence ship Pueblo had entered N. Korean waters.
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