Skip to comments.The Humiliation
Posted on 01/14/2016 4:28:01 PM PST by Hojczyk
There's no point pretending the illegal seizure and release of America's sailors is anything other a huge propaganda victory for Iran - and a humiliation for the United States. Insofar as there was a strategic calculation behind Obama's outreach to the mullahs, it was that the nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions would incentivize the Islamic Republic to start behaving like any other house-trained member of the community of nations. In other words, they'd stop pulling this stuff.
As it was, Joe Biden and John Kerry could not resist bragging that the swift resolution of this situation was testament to the new hunky-dory Washington-Teheran relationship. Vice-President Biden:
They released them, like ordinary nations would do. That's the way nations should deal with one another. That's why it's important to have channels open.
I'm appreciative for the quick and appropriate response of the Iranian authorities... and I think we can all imagine how a similar situation might have played out three or four years ago.
We don't have to imagine how a similar situation might have played out, you botoxicated buffoon, because it's played out before, with mind-numbing regularity. This time round they seized ten US sailors. Nine years ago they seized 15 Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines. One of the Brits was of the female persuasion. Here's what I wrote in 2007:
The token gal was dressed up as an Islamic woman...
Does that sound familiar? Why, golly, here we are in 2016, and this time round the token US gal was also made to wear a hijab.
(Excerpt) Read more at steynonline.com ...
Weapons seized from the American Riverine vessels, including chainguns, rifles, and belts of what appears to be .50 caliber ammunition, are laid out by the Iranian soldiers who intercepted the boats
What am I missing?
My issue with this is “navigation error” ? Seriously?
This looks like an Obama/Kerry/Iranian set up to further humiliate America and give the Iranians a big prestige and influence boost in the Middle East. What were the ROEs? Were they to offer no resistance, for instance?
This whole thing stinks to high heaven.
1) Find a current drawing craft into Iranian waters.
2) Cut engines and drift.
3) No resistance is to be offered. Get captured.
4) Do whatever the Iranians say. Remember, we know where your families live.
5) You will be released soon enough, maybe. Remember, we know where your families live.
6)Contact Ted Koppel
Yeh since Louie Gohmert said earlier today that Ash Carter and John FranÃ§ois called the Iranians and sicced them on our sailors. Who are the dirty rotten traitors now?
I blistered my senator years ago on the USS Cole incident. What’s up with no ammo in the guns? The chain of command is FUBAR.
Humiliation of the USA was another fundamental transformation brought to us by Zer0.
However, the Iranian Government caption for the captured Navy personnel photo about being captured by the superior Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy was very reminiscent of the boastful Japanese propaganda in WWII.
If they were not ordered to surrender by the US military then they are very lucky they didn't surrender to an ISIS terror team, or some local pirates.
That is INSANE! Where is our Republican Congress. And of course there has been all but a complete and total blackout by the corrupt MSM.
Apparently, Ash "I'm Payin' The Jizya!" Carter and John "Hijab" Kerry CALLED the Iranians and told them our boats were broken down.
Heard it on Hannity this afternoon.
I just do not understand why, if they were in Iranian waters without permission, seizing them is illegal. Wouldn’t we do the same if we found, say, a Chinese boat filled with guns in, say, the entrance to San Francisco Bay?
Can somebody enlighten me on this?
That 2nd picture sums up this past 8 years.
Just one year left is all I can tell myself to not just start hitting the bottle.
Unbelievable, but here is a relevant link:http://www.theamericanmirror.com/congressman-u-s-called-iran-for-help-when-navy-boats-broke-down/
Rules of Engagement
"Under NO circumstance are you authorized to fire on Iranians!"
"If you do, 20 years in Leavenworth"
Said the Muzzie on the pink bicycle who lives at 1600 Pa Ave. and his Vietnam traitor secretary, plus all the spineless weasels in the chain of command.
If the ROE prohibit firing it doesn’t matter what kind of armament you have
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