Via Robert Gehl:
America should be terribly grateful to Iran.
The capture – and release – of ten American sailors proved how “vulnerable the U.S. is in front of powerful Iranian forces,” they say.
If it were not for the “good intentions of the Iranian commanders,” America would be in another crisis, they’re telling us.
This should be a lesson to the “troublemakers in Congress” who dare to question Obama’s nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
This is the narrative coming out of Iranian state media after releasing the ten sailors – but not before detaining and interrogating them for many hours.
“Our technical investigations showed the two U.S. Navy boats entered Iranian territorial waters inadvertently,” said the IRGC statement, broadcast on Iran’s state television. “They were released in international waters after they apologized,” it added.
And thank GOD Barack Obama apologized to Iran on behalf of all Americans for the navy vessel straying into Iranian waters after suffering a breakdown.
“This incident in the Persian Gulf, which probably will not be the American forces’ last mistake in the region, should be a lesson to troublemakers in the US Congress,” Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, head of Iran’s armed forces, was quoted as saying.
The sailors were captured only hours before Obama’s State of the Union Address, where he didn’t even mention the incident.
When they were captured by Iran, the country’s Revolutionary Guard claimed the sailors were “snooping.”
The country’s semi-official Fars news agency reported that the boats drifted more than a mile into Iranian waters near Farsi Island, which houses a major Iranian naval base. Fars quoted a member of the Guards’ navy saying Iran confiscated GPS equipment and would “prove that the American ships were ‘trespassing’ around in Iranian waters.”
Before they were released, they had harsh words for the soldiers.”If, during the interrogation, we find out that they were on an intelligence gathering mission, we will treat them differently,” Guards spokesman Ramazan Sharif said.
Are these the actions, behaviors and demeanor of a country that you would ever apologize to, much less sign a dangerous nuclear deal with?