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  • Former Naval Officer Just Revealed Massive Detail About What Iran Took From Captured U.S. Sailors

    01/19/2016 5:27:46 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 87 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 19, 2016 | Jack Davis
    ... The first report on the incident, released Monday, noted the loss. “A post-recovery inventory of the boats found that all weapons, ammunition, and communication gear are accounted for minus two SIM cards that appear to have been removed from two handheld satellite phones,” said the report from the U.S. Central Command. ... “Those SIM cards don’t just contain the satellite links,” he said. “They also include encryption codes, and otherwise unpublished data relating to specific orders and personnel,” he added. The former naval officer said those SIM cards should not have been allowed to fall into Iranian hands. .......
  • Document: U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors

    01/19/2016 11:14:51 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 20 replies
    U.S. Naval Institue ^ | January 18, 2016 | CENTCOM
    The following preliminary timeline of the events surrounding the Iranian detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors from January 12-13, 2016, is based upon multiple operational reports received by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in the first 24-48 hours after the incident. A Navy command investigation initiated on Jan. 14, will provide a more complete accounting of events.
  • Document U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors

    01/19/2016 11:56:43 AM PST · by Bruce Campbells Chin · 51 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | January 18, 2016 | CENTCOM
    Document: U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors January 18, 2016 1:57 PM The following preliminary timeline of the events surrounding the Iranian detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors from January 12-13, 2016, is based upon multiple operational reports received by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in the first 24-48 hours after the incident. A Navy command investigation initiated on Jan. 14, will provide a more complete accounting of events.On Jan. 12, two NAVCENT Riverine Command Boat (RCB) crews were tasked with the mission of relocating two RCBs from Kuwait to Bahrain, with...
  • Truth About US Boat Capture by Iran!

    01/18/2016 2:30:24 PM PST · by 2harddrive · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2016 | Matt Bracken
    Here is what REALLY happened! The comment by Matt Bracken on the linked article at the bottom: "I rarely pull out my dusty old trident, but in this case, here goes. I was a Navy SEAL officer in the 1980s, and this kind of operation (transiting small boats in foreign waters) was our bread and butter. Today, these boats both not only had radar, but multiple GPS devices, including chart plotters that place your boat's icon right on the chart. The claim by Iran that the USN boats "strayed into Iranian waters" is complete bull$#it. For an open-water transit between...
  • Why did Iran take captive & release U.S. sailors so quickly?

    01/18/2016 12:36:37 PM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 19 replies
    keyvan Salami
    Why Did Iran Take Captive and Release U.S. Sailors So Quickly? The capture of American sailors in Persian Gulf waters by Iran should have provided the regime in Tehran a desperately needed opportunity to flex its muscles. However, the entire incident ended in the utmost humiliation for the regime. The times have changed, and Iran can no longer take on such adventures, such as the capture of over a dozen British sailors and hold them for long periods. Iran has suffered strategic defeats in many different aspects, from the nuclear dossier, to Syria , Yemen , Iraq .While Iran...
  • John Kerry: Sailors footage made me 'angry'

    01/18/2016 9:55:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 18, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)—When Iranian officials released footage of 10 U.S. sailors being taken captive, it made John Kerry "very, very frustrated," the secretary of state told CNN on Monday. Kerry has been negotiating with Iran on a number of fronts for well over a year, including on the President's nuclear deal and a prisoner swap completed over the weekend.But after U.S. Navy vessels "regrettably, inadvertently" drifted into Iranian waters, per Kerry, and the 10 sailors were taken by Iranians on Tuesday, Iran's military released footage of the troops with their hands behind their heads at gunpoint. 
  • Calling BS on the official story of the Iranian capture of two US riverine boats

    01/17/2016 5:53:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/17/16 | Thomas Lifson
    See also: The most plausible explanation for the 10 riverine sailors captured by Iran A fascinating comment on Rick Moran’s blog about the Iranian capture of our sailors is making waves in the blogosphere and on Facebook. It makes a lot more sense than any of the official explanations we have received for the capture and subsequent release of the sailors. Thomas Lipscomb explains: Flash! A former Navy SEAL, Matt Bracken, just blew up what I have been calling "a pack of lies from the US and Iran"on what the hell happened that got our boats captured and taken to...
  • Iranian coup: A tale of two U.S. Navy vessels

    01/17/2016 1:57:49 PM PST · by Taxman · 260 replies
    Central View ^ | January 17, 2016 | William Hamilton, J.D., Ph.D.
    CENTRAL VIEW for Monday, January 18, 2016 Iranian coup: A tale of two U.S. Navy vessels Last week, the U.S. Navy dispatched two of its fearsomely armed Riverine Command Boats (RCBs) to patrol between Kuwait and Bahrain. Somehow, the RCBs were seized by the Iranian Navy; the crewmembers arrested, and -- even though the U.S. and Iran are not technically at war -- treated as Prisoners of War (POWs). How could this happen? The Swedish-designed, U.S.- manufactured RCBs cost $2.8 million per copy. Each RCB carries six machine guns, to include a .50 caliber Gatling gun, plus grenade launchers. Covered...
  • ‘American Sailors Started Crying After Arrest’

    01/17/2016 8:47:12 AM PST · by NYAmerican · 77 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/16/16 | Pamella Geller
    A senior Iranian military commander in charge of the countrys Revolutionary Guard Corps claimed that the 10 U.S. sailors who were recently captured and subsequently released by the Islamic Republic 'started crying after [their] arrest,' according to Persian language comments made during military celebrations this weekend. Hossein Salami, deputy commander of the IRGC, which is responsible for boarding the U.S. ships and arresting the sailors, claimed in recent remarks, the 'American sailors started crying after arrest, but the kindness of our Guard made them feel calm.' Hossein went on to brag that the incident provides definitive evidence of the Iranian...
  • Will The Farsi Island Incident Turn Out To Be A Cover-Up Like Benghazi?

    01/17/2016 9:54:15 AM PST · by Randall_S · 21 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 17, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    By Wallace Bruschweiler and William Palumbo Since Tuesday's capture of U.S. Navy sailors by the Iranians, many questions have emerged that call into question the official story of events. Knowing the history of the Obama administration, including the Arab Spring and the infamous attack and cover-up Benghazi "incident," is it fair to assume that the White House is again deceiving the American public? In light of yet another disgraceful situation that humiliated our country and military, below are some vital and important questions to ponder (forget political correctness!): *Was this event coordinated to coincide with Obama's final State of the...