Iran state television released images of the 10 U.S. sailors that the Islamic Republic captured yesterday. This is so disgusting. And for this the Obama administration apologized profusely. These photos are stomach churning. The American people ought to be demanding answers now.
Do we even know who we are anymore? Do you recognize this as America?
“Iran says seizure of U.S. boats a lesson to ‘troublemakers’ in Congress,” Reuters
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s army chief said on Wednesday the seizure of two U.S. navy boats and their 10 sailors should be a lesson to members the U.S. Congress trying to impose new sanctions on Tehran.
“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 U.S. Congress,” Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, head of Iran’s armed forces, was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.
Obama’s legacy – the rise of the savage.
Two small Navy boats and their crew were taken into custody Tuesday, Iran accusing them of drifting into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
The U.S. military confirmed the release of the naval personnel early Wednesday, saying that there was no indication that the sailors were harmed. The Navy said that it would investigate the circumstances surrounding the sailors’ detention. In images depicting their condition in captivity, the sailors appear to have had their boots, personal equipment, and weapons seized, and a female sailor appears to have been forced to wear a Muslim headscarf.
The sailors and their boats were apprehended when traveling from Kuwait to Bahrain. While a defense official initially said that the crew would be “promptly” returned, Iran held the boats and their crew overnight.
Additional images also appear to show Iranian personnel sifting through the crew’s ammunition and weapons and viewing their documents.
Iran state television also released video of the moment of the soldiers’ arrest.
BREAKING VIDEO: Iran state TV footage of moment of arresting 2 US boats & personnel pic.twitter.com/Ts4dbCBLyZ
— Sobhan Hassanvand (@Hassanvand) January 13, 2016
UPDATE: And Iran state TV showed a footage in which the commander of US sailors was made to apologize:
— Abas Aslani (@abasinfo) January 13, 2016