Iran Publishes Pictures of Captured U.S. Sailors Crying

ByPamela Geller on February 10, 2016
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Obama’s hatred for America is manifest in his $100 billion payout and obsessive boot-licking to these murderous mullahs.

Maybe these soldiers were crying because they knew Obama would do nothing to save them. Maybe they were crying about Benghazi. (Where’s George Patton when you need him?)

And Hillary promises to continue Obama’s legacy of treason and America-loathing?

“Iran Publishes Pictures of Captured U.S. Sailors Crying,” By Adam Kredo, WFB, February 10, 2016 9:51 am

Iran has released new photographs in which at least one of the recently captured U.S. sailors is crying, according to a series of the pictures posted on social media.

The pictures, as well as an accompanying video, were released by Iranian state-controlled news outlets and disseminated on Twitter by Iranian reporters early Wednesday.

The new photographs come on the heels of another set of pictures that showed Iranian military forces detaining the U.S. sailors at gun point and forcing them to place their hands upon their heads while kneeling on a ship.

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  • melanie faulkner

    Out of respect for our soldiers you should not be showing these pictures, I will not be sharing them as I don’t see strangers, I see family and friends and my only son. Show some damn respect and stop now. You help no one showing our guys in this light, showing their humiliation as they fear for their lives! Just stop it!

    • FullMetalTexan

      “Sailors”

      • RetiredNavyphotog

        Marines would die before being photographed crying.

        • cypressswamp

          Marines marines follow orders just like the rest of the military and when the Marines had to take off their masks for training – they cried just like every man out there.

          Simple fact we know nothing but a picture shown to us by an enemy. An enemy that is being protected by the CIC

    • Jonah

      Turning a blind eye and not looking at the crime is worst. That is both covering it up, cowardliness, and encouraging more of the same in the future.

      • King.

        I have cried from rage. crying does not mean one is a coward. It means one has strong emotions.

        • Jonah

          I said that turning away from what was seen is cowardliness. Take your time and read what a person said prior to responding.

        • Julain Farmer

          I agree! When in the British Army in N. Ireland I cried when my mates were torn apart by a mob. It was in anger and two of us had to be held back from opening up on the mob.

          • King.

            So sorry about your friends, your experience must have been to dreadful. Thank you for your comment.

      • Ravn Rey

        “to NOT speak is to speak, to NOT act is to act!”

      • ryan

        Many MMA fighters cry when they’ve lost important fights……..Call them cowards… It’s emotion, has nothing to do wether you’re a brave man or not. You don’t know this?

        • Jonah

          Read carefully please. I said that it is cowardliness to turn away from the pictures and not show them. Two sentences should not have that much misunderstanding.

          The photos being seen are shown by Iran as a victory lap. Showing them in America is useful to outrage people that they may wake up and understand the Government is letting our arms forces be mistreated and hushing the story up.

      • melanie faulkner

        We all know what the Iranians did, I don’t need a photo of it.

        • Jonah

          Lets try that logic, We all know what Hitler did, I don’t need a photo of it. We all know what the abortionist does to the baby in the womb, I don’t need a photo of it….you get the picture yet?

          • melanie faulkner

            This is a tad bit different, this guy is alive and he has to suffer with knowledge these pictures are out there. Unlike murdered people who can no longer feel being humiliated, this soldier can, so do you get the picture yet or should I draw you map to your own brain and heart so you will know what it is to think and feel again. I am sure his wife and mother along with his children would be happier you let it go and let him heal from his emotional stress over this.

          • Jonah

            My guess from the red paint you use you are a liberal. And it is useful to show these photos and remains useful while there are political correct people out there like yourself that cannot face what is happening.

          • morriscat

            Emotional stress ? You might be right but not for your reason .
            Might be because they were not allowed to fight . We need these sailors brought home to testify before a Congessional committee.

    • King.

      I agree. well said.

    • Pray Hard

      BS, little snowflake.

      • melanie faulkner

        You want to give the Iranians what they want by sharing humiliating photos of our soldiers, go ahead, but don’t ask me to help you do it.

        • Code3

          Melanie
          What the others are saying is correct. We as americans need to confront these issues eventhough it is difficult to do. I too am enraged that our military brothers and sisters as well as our country was humiliated like this. We need to let all Americans and the world know that we will NEVER submit to this bullcrap from the enemy. We stand united and strong. F*** them.

        • farflung

          The world is a dangerous place, we need to know everything and assume nothing. I want the pictures, everything the Iranians do will be cause for payback. I shall not rest until Iran is paid back for all the Marines killed in the Beirut bombing, all the lives lost in Iraq and on and on. I’ll rest when we have a president with balls that will take down this regeime and leave nothing but scorcthed earth. So young women or old lady with an avatar, take your progressive ass and blame actions like this solely on yourself.

        • RetiredNavyphotog

          No one is asking you to do anything. Not sharing photos, nothing.
          Find something else to update on your Facebook page.

    • wilypagan

      I disagree. It is the Iranians who violated the Geneva Convention by photographing prisoners of war. These photos/videos document the violations by the Iranian government. In my opinion, the give the US (when we have an actual Commander in Chief again) carte blanche to completely destroy Iran without regard to the conventions of warfare.

      • melanie faulkner

        They did but that does not mean we have to participate in their crime. I refuse too and it is as simple as that.

      • tommy mc donnell

        the Geneva convention? will the Geneva convention Barbara boxer and diane Feinstein complain? after bush left office they have never mentioned the Geneva convention.

    • John Roberts

      Oh, just shut up Melanie. Everyone is so freaking afraid of offending someone. These pictures are very instructive and show that our military has been reduced to weaklings. Can you imagine a Russian soldier crying under such circumstances?

      • melanie faulkner

        You are just playing into the fun of the enemy when you share these photos, have fun with that for political gain, but I won’t be participating, it has nothing to do with be offended, it sad what we find such joy in seeing.

        • Jenny Librero

          You sound exactly like Obama when he refuses to confront the problem of Islamic terrorism. Denial will not solve this, if it could it already would have, and all it does is enable the apologists who want us to gradually submit our freedoms for the sake of political correctness (aka sharia compliance).

        • tommy mc donnell

          you have stated your opinion. other people have a different one. nobody has to do what you say.

        • farflung

          You have never served your nation, so we who have sworn to uphold the constitution , to protect those the homeland, duty , honor , country. Why don’t you take Obama and yourself to Iran and break bread with these savages, then come home and tell us what it was like to be tortured, raped and know what your freedom has cost. GET THE MESSAGE JANE FONDA

      • RetiredNavyphotog

        I never saw a sailor cry when I was in the Navy.
        The military is not the same anymore…

        • cypressswamp

          You didn’t do the tear gas training? I find that unusual

          • RetiredNavyphotog

            Of course, I did tear gas chamber – everyone does.
            Couple of people vomiting, but that was about all.

          • cypressswamp

            no tears? half my platoon had tears – that may not qualify as crying but you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference in a photograph.

    • tom

      They had two armed war boats and surrendered? That brings tears to my eyes.

    • morriscat

      Maybe it was not fear . Maybe it was anger for getting orders not to fight and stand down .
      There vessels are mini fighting ships not boats and were well armed compared to the Iranian boats .
      I as an old former ww2 wounded sailor might cry if my government did not let me fight captivity in order not to create a bigger incident .
      These sailors and their weaponry could have nocked the Iranians out of the water .
      Who knows with this BHO administration .

    • RetiredNavyphotog

      It is obvious that you have never been in the military.
      Never, never let them see you cry.

  • Ravn Rey

    Obama’s military!

  • Rick Smith

    Some soldiers, should never be soldiers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrtS2_TfbeY

    • Pray Hard

      You think they were cowards?

      • dba_vagabond_trader

        Did they fire their weapons or did they meekly submit?

        • RetiredNavyphotog

          Good question. Why isn’t Congress hauling these sailors to testify before an investigation? How did 2 boats get captured? Aren’t these sailors even trained to resist?

      • Rick Smith

        Well, crying in front of the enemy, when being… detained…., is not something that i would describe as, heroic, and the Captain who apologized on camera should be demoted, as soon as possible.

  • mdy616

    To me it looks like some chemical reaction with his eyes being so red. The Iranians probably sprayed some tear gas in the room to make them “cry.”

    • ruthy k

      TBH we don’t know what they really did to them. How they were threatened, re family, kid… We also don’t know what they forced them to watch or hear. Like rape. We know nothing but what they officially want us to know.

  • JSebastian

    Its prohibited by international law to publish pictures of military prisoners (detainees would fall under that designation).

    • joker

      Explain that to Iran, they have never really heard of international law or the Geneva Convention. You are right captured soldiers cannot be put up for display in any sense.

      • wilypagan

        It is time to “Dresden” the Basij headquarters, all Iranian nuclear facilities and the main universities/mosques which house the nasty old ayatollahs.

  • JSebastian

    Why haven’t we heard from the sailors themselves?

    And our so-called government has never explained how two boats were disabled by the Iranians. Or why they allowed themselves to be captured by what was clearly an inferior boarding party, with a smaller vessel with inferior armaments. And why there were no efforts made to provide an escort or rescue from other assets in the area. Scramble a jet, or a fast attack boat, whatever needed.

    • wilypagan

      Yes, I would say that the American public is due some answers. Go Trump!

      • Ted I Lewis

        Answers that will never come! Obummer controls the country! America is lost! Get use to it! Buy a copy of the New Rule Book, Quran. And learn how to become a good little muslim! Unarmed AMERICAN KILLED IN OREGON! And the American people showed what they are made of! Talk the talk. But won’t walk the walk! And now we see what some in the military are made of! America is lost! Get used to it!

        • wilypagan

          You are not the sort any patriot would want on his or her team. You are propagandizing for the enemy. Go Trump!

          • Mistergilgamesh

            True. Defeatist talk is for losers.

          • Ted I Lewis

            You are so wrong. I went there! Don’t think I saw you! And when the call went out for True American Patriots to come? WHERE WERE YOU? Where were the I AM BAD. I BELONG TO A MILUTIA GROUP! People? I have been told that they picked the wrong place to do this. They didn’t have 100% backing from the towns people! They should have waited! Who I am? 1968-USMC. Oath never expired! Go to right wing america.com. and join a group of Patriots. And I will say this, Anyone who will not use their real name. And talk crap on the net? NOBODY in our group would trust them! Afraid the big bad goverment might find you in your mothers basement? And take a look at the picture of ME and THE WAR WAGON! Also have posted driving directions to our cabin! Posted for friends or foe! Your turn hidieboy!

          • wilypagan

            Enjoy your demise, idiot. Just like the Mormon mafia, your silly stunts will go nowhere. We have a political system our founders left us and smart patriots will use it to retake our government.

            Only an idiot would use their real name and make themselves the target of Muslim scum, Teddy. Just because your life isn’t worth living, most of us prefer to protect ourselves and our families.

          • Ted I Lewis

            You just proved my point! You use your family to hide behind! Muslims have made threats. And I said the same thing! COME ON! Anyone who tries to come to our cabin? And not by the drive? 3/8 mile from main gate. They will be known. And if I decide? Won’t make it! You see. Our BATTLE CRY IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE, FOR GOD-FOR COUNTRY-FOR FAMILY ! But we will not hide hehind any of then! Did you go take a look? Hell, want to elk hunt? Whitehall, Montana, corner store gass station. Ask where we live. They will give you directions. Simple to find.

          • wilypagan

            You sound like a nut. It’s the 21st century, not the 1800s. Most of us want more from life than an isolated cabin, wild game, and association with murderous crazies like you.

          • ted lewis

            Hope you enjoy your stay in a FEMA CAMP! City boy, depending on the government to live! You and yours eat foods that are full of growth hormones along with weed killer. And have no idea where you might get help when they come after you! No electricity, water orfood! Crazies? A Dr., LVN, TWO RN’S AND SEVERAL VETS. All join together with so many locals in their love of Jesus Christ every Saturday. I pity you.

          • wilypagan

            How do you know about where I live or the quality of food I eat? If you need to pity someone to boost your pathetic ego, you got the wrong Iowa farm girl. GFY.

          • Rob Porter

            You are a fool if you still imagine that you will retake your country through the political process the Founding Fathers set in place. Already that process and the Constitution has been circumvented and contemptuously rebuffed by a treacherous and pathological liar president. The Founding Fathers never counted on such a man as Barack Obama becoming president or of the political opposition become so unprincipled and cowardly.

            Time and again Obama has shown his Islam sympathizing hand, not least in 2009 when brazenly delivering his speeches to the Turkish parliament and the Muslim world from Cairo. Those were laced with re-written history and filled with lies, yet which academic or newspaper challenged the utter trash he served up? Not one of significance or I would have heard or read about it. That was the first sign of cowardice and lack of principle among America’s academics and media. So Barack Obama got away with lying about American history and the non-existent role Islam played in the country’s formation.

            The basis for impeaching this disgusting president and
            removing him from office are numerous, but he is still there. He has shown his hand when consorting with the Muslim Brotherhood and aligning himself with al Qaeda in Syria. His treacherous policies have failed all over the Middle East and North Africa. He has lied over Benghazi and pretty much everything he touches. He has run the country into massive debt, the only way a total incompetent can run a country, yet he stays.

            Day by day he works against the best interests of the
            country – and is allowed to continue on his ‘merry way’, surrounded by Muslims and Muslim sympathizers. His
            comments of the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque last week were further testament to his Islamic sympathy and support, and evidence of a pathological liar – and yet he survives as president. Never before has America so disgraced itself.

            You are waiting for the civilized process to work while
            disgusting fraud and enemy in the WH works against the system. My bet is that he is working on how he will remain in power. At that point who will storm the White House and end this presidency as did the Rumanians with scumbag Nicolae Ceaușescu? America is rolling over and playing dead.

          • wilypagan

            I think Trump will be elected and put an end to all of that.

          • Rob Porter

            I truly hope you right. The military need men like Stanley McChrystal and David Petraeus, not weak yes-men like those who Obama favours – or those very unimpressive military men we’ve recently seen at Senate Committee inquiries. How anyone cleans out the media, schools and universities of featherbrained liberals and leftists is beyond me. Of one thing I’m certain, as bizarre as it might sound, Americans need to be quietly organizing for taking action, creating command structures and be prepared to shoot anyone who tries to confiscate their guns. Without organization and thus supporting one another will not just happen.

          • wilypagan

            I hope so too.

      • joe1429

        Landslide in nh… and south carolina… way ahead in polls!!!! Go Trump!!!!

    • Richard

      During their debriefing, I’m sure they were admonished to make no statements to the press. God forbid they might provide information which would contradict the Obama Whitehouse version of events or agenda, just can’t have that!

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Yep. This whole affair sounds fishy.

      Maybe Obama wants Trump to win too – because Obama is doing everything possible to make the American people sick of the SNC – Socialist (formerly democrat) National Committee.

    • X@mailinator.com

      Do your homework before spouting off theories. The sailors had not properly tended the ship, the oil was not present, and the ship engines faultered and then drifted outside of the international water territory. The whole thing is supposedly to be blamed on the boondoggle which is military spending cuts, and over worked and under supplied navy personell. The Iranians clearly violated international treaty and law, by capturing the vessel, rather than tugging towing or providing assistance. So consider the root cause of this, which is not conspiratorial, but nefarious none the less. The Iranians treated the US soldiers as enemies, not allies.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      ROE baby…Rules Of Engagement was probably set by the catamite in the white house and why the fcuk are they still locked up with those fcuking savages. WHY? tHE COMMANDER -IN – CHIEF should have already gotton them out with a MEF.

  • Sue Rawson

    how dare ANYONE have the audacity to judge these men!…cosidering how much Iran and the Muslims hate us you have NO idea what they are facing…and I agree it is very distasteful to show these pics just to get a byline…😠

    • Pray Hard

      BS, little snowflake. We need to see everything.

      • 3percenter

        I am not a snowflake…and how much is your hard praying paying off nowadays?

    • wilypagan

      No one is forcing you to look. Most of us want to know the truth, including why the American public has never received an explanation of how our armed soldiers were captured and why there has been no retaliation for this act of war by Iran. Did Odumbo order them to stand down? Pamela is one of the few who has provided the public with factual information during the last, dark seven years. What have you done to fight islamofascism?

      • 3percenter

        you sure pulled alot of BS out of the fact that all I was trying to say was, their whole point of those pics is to disgrace American citizens…pull your shorts out of your ass and calm the f down

        • dba_vagabond_trader

          My brother, a Navy vet, feels disgraced.

          • 3percenter

            and I empathize with him..please thank him for his service…

          • RetiredNavyphotog

            Me too.

    • Rick Smith

      I can judge them. There are real heroes who’ve actually gone through years of actually living hell and did not break. Crying while being detained for a few hours. Really? Is that the kind of men you want to send up against death loving Jihadists? Is he the one you want standing in front of you when they charge?

      • 3percenter

        you ard a fucking dickhead…

        • Richard

          I got a dollar says Mr. Smith’s avatar is an actual photo of Mr. Smith. Anyone got a doughnut, we have a wager.

          • Rick Smith

            Ann cool-aid seems so apropos for you.

        • Rick Smith

          Why, because I value honor and courage?

          • cypressswamp

            Courage, like sitting safe at home and judging others based on a photo supplied to you by an enemy – an enemy known for using propaganda.

            Or honor like attacking others who are unable to attack back – we haven’t heard the sailor’s story for a reason.

            You may value these things but you aren’t showing the capacity yourself

          • Rick Smith

            So, you’re fine with American military crying while being detained for hours by a enemy country? You’re fine with the captain apologizing on tv to the enemy. God help your country I can see now why Iran is being so bold.

          • cypressswamp

            first, you’re still deflecting without ever blaming the actual enemy making you a good Obama pet.

            Second, you are making a judgement based on a picture from a regime known for propaganda so it seems you want to believe this – military hater like Obama?

            Third, there are a couple of reasons those tears could be there besides fear that would be understandable – but you are eager to believe the worse

            Finally, in your worst case scenario that you are so eager to believe it is still one sailor and you are trying to attack not just the man, not just the Navy but all of the military.

            Your insistence would denot layout as someone who drinks the Koolade by gallon

          • Rick Smith

            “first, you’re still deflecting without ever blaming the actual enemy making you a good Obama pet”

            Blame the enemy, for what? Being the enemy. I expect the enemy to act like the enemy. I also expect that soldiers don’t cry or apologize to the enemy when they’re being detained.

            “Second, you are making a judgement based on a picture from a regime known for propaganda so it seems you want to believe this – military hater like Obama?”

            I’m basing my judgement on what I’ve seen, and knowing that the soldiers were not subjected to extreme torture that would break some soldiers, I assume the most logical scenario that they didn’t perform as they should have.

            “Third, there are a couple of reasons those tears could be there besides fear that would be understandable – but you are eager to believe the worse”

            That is true that the crying soldier might have had pepper spray in his eyes, but I doubt it. and I wouldn’t have jumped to that conclusion if the Captain hadn’t apologized to the enemy, on TV. I highly doubt the captain was subjected to extreme torture that would explain his actions, somewhat.

            “Finally, in your worst case scenario that you are so eager to believe it is still one sailor and you are trying to attack not just the man, not just the Navy but all of the military”

            I’m not attacking all soldiers I’ve already stated this elsewhere in this thread:
            ” I’m pretty confident the America military is loaded with brave and extraordinary men and women. But when the leadership is shaped by a progressive left wing government we can see how your description is sneaking in”

          • cypressswamp

            Fair enough with two minor points. You don’t actually know what happened, what was ordered, who ordered what or who endured what. Also, the left wing government is pouring in because they removed the leadership in the military and replaced many of them with career politicians and with the leadership currently in the armed forces (both military and civilian) I more likely to assume the politicians ordered the captain to apologize with threats to him and his command then I am that a true leader apologized for doing his job.
            In other words, I dislike the leadership in the US right now so much I’m willing to give the soldiers and sailors BOD until I hear otherwise. FWIW, I served with a few guys that I’m pretty sure would have cried but I believe in my heart they would have still done their job.

          • Rick Smith

            Unfortunately giving the Captain’s behavior a pass would be a terrible mistake and send a message to the rest of the forces that honor and duty do not matter anymore. And I believe the Bergdahl situation has been another earlier example of rewarding bad behavior that poisons the environment. No wonder the Captain was so at ease when he was shamefully apologizing. He must have assumed if a traitor can get invited to the white house then he’s got nothing to worry about. Except the unraveling of one of the best militaries the world has ever known. And I’m not even, American.

          • cypressswamp

            I can’t say with any certainty that my personal bias against our current anti-military administration (especially the State Department) would order others to take actions to denigrate the military and its personnel is not effecting my judgement in this case. I knew Captains in the Navy who would be the first to abandon a sinking ship so I know they aren’t all stellar examples of bravery. However, I also can’t imagine a public statement by anyone in the military that wasn’t writt n and/or vetted by the State; especially on an international issue like this. Perhaps the Captain agreed but I can guarantee that if he did not he would at the very least be kept quite and I hate to think of the worst.

          • Rick Smith

            I’m not sure what you mean? The Captain’s apology wasn’t vetted, his apology was made in captivity. He was on his own.

          • cypressswamp

            Like I mentioned – my bias against our current political administration and the State Department more specifically may be clouding the issue for me but an apology seems to be a political statement not a military one and I am willing to believe that if the Iranians were in contact with any one in our administration that the captain would have been told what to say.
            But as far as your larger point I would have to very much agree that the actions that have been taken as of late whether they be political forced or not are setting a very dangerous precedent. We are living up to the Paper Tiger name we were given in different times.

          • Rick Smith

            I know the commies in the current administration are doing everything they can to pussify the military, but even I can’t see American military orchestrating an apology from stateside. I can easily see there being lots of pressure to excuse the Captain’s behavior now that he’s home. But I’m also sure there is enough real command left in tact, at this time, that a strong case for his demotion or dismissal is being made.

      • RetiredNavyphotog

        It’s the new Navy.

        • Rick Smith

          I’m pretty confident the America military is loaded with brave and extraordinary men and women. But when the leadership is shaped by a progressive left wing government we can see how your description is sneaking in.

  • Pray Hard

    My guess is that they were crying because they were enraged.

  • ljm4

    Remember we saw footage of an isis captive being tossing in a van and he was bawling. It was a short video clip but I bet they wanted to get a few fear tears from our guys on tape too. They could flaunt that covered woman and get a reflex response still…

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Any American would cry in shame, outrage and disgust at the though of hussain the milksop being their brainless leader.

  • Infidel Knight

    And Obama celebrates Iran’s culture, when any legitimate POTUS would turn Tehran into smoldering ruin.

  • Richard

    They could have got that response with a little pepper spray. Crap, I cry when I watch Bambi Meets Godzilla, and I’m a manly man. Got’s me a Ford with a V8, a chainsaw, and lots of macho sh*t. Sometimes a little smoke gets in your eye, it’s not the measure of the man.

  • Stephen James Sinclair

    My heart goes out to these sailors. They know who they have as a commander in chief more clearly than we do. I would have had a nervous breakdown in their shoes.

  • DemocracyRules

    Funny…
    The “US sailor” looks remarkably like a typical Iranian male…

  • Ichabod Crain

    Maybe they were crying because they were tear gassed in advance of the photo-op?

    • Lysy2

      ..well WHY did they surrendered without firing a shot? This is what I am asking! I can understand surrendering when your ammunition is spent and nobody is coming to the rescue…but this is a disgrace what they did!

      • Debra I

        Did they even have any ammo? With the way the Military is run
        these day,s I would bet they couldn’t even be allowed a shot?

        • morriscat

          They were well armed the fotos showed the Iratiums laying them all out and even looking over the ship logs .

  • abhoring

    theses soldiers are disgrace, no mather how you look at it, they are idiots playing xbox in between doing ” military” missions, punks,

    • Lysy2

      absolutely agree!

    • cypressswamp

      I see disgrace but in your opinion. Or are you just trying to deflect the readers from the fact that Iran is an enemy doing evil things by getting people to defend the sailors instead attacking Iran.

      Let the soldiers and sailors loose to wage war and you would seemIran live up to it’s name

  • roger

    Clearly this is released deliberately and for a specific purpose, to humiliate and weaken the hands of every honest American, and not only them but the free world also.
    They know that they have the power on their side, they have the power of every left wing college student, news service and the United Nations to back them up and a crawling, simpering, deceitful POTUS to bind the hands of the US military so that they are helpless.

  • Lysy2

    None-the-less, these sailors are an embarrassment to the US Navy! In the old days they would have been ‘keeled’ and flogged for cowardliness like that!
    It doesn’t look like they are being tormented in any way…? For God-sake… these are the people who operate US Navy? Admiral Nimitz and Bull-Halsey are rolling in their graves! If they were blindfolded and stood against the wall in front of firing squad…I would understand them crying and begging, but… this? It is a disgrace! But again after decades of Opraization, pussyfication, feminization and pc-bullshit being spoon-fed…this is what you get!, grown military ‘men’ crying like a f’n sissies!

    • RetiredNavyphotog

      They were crying because they couldn’t update their Facebook page.

  • Luiza

    If we as Americans feel abandoned by our leaders, abandoned by all world leaders, how must our soldiers feel? Used as political pawns and media prostitutes, mules of Obama’s lies. What kind of horror to risk your life for leaders that could care less if you live or die. How awful it must be to be a soldier, and abandoned by your government, your superiors, your leaders. Just criminal.

  • mathewsjw

    violating the Geneva Convention besides the Rule of Law of Sea… Obama did NOT even send Obama’s Stern letters

  • Drew the Infidel

    What sort of training did these sailors have for handling this type of situation? My SERE training dictated doing absolutely nothing that would give the enemy anything of propaganda value.

    • RetiredNavyphotog

      The new Navy. Crybabies.

      • Unhappy Again

        Maybe the guy was maced and they took a pic and said he was “crying”. I’d like to believe that rather than one of our military was actually crying.

  • vercingetorix

    Unlike the islamic, dehumanized, killing-machines are the american soldiers, GI’s and sailors still human beings. It is natural to weep in certain circumstances and if you cannot cry anymore you are dead Inside!
    A good example for that are the muslim mothers who rejoyce in the death of their children who died blowing themselves up for the greater glory of Allah. Those mothers are dead without even knowing it!

  • Beverly

    Who knows why they were crying? Did the Iranians subject them to torture to make them cry? Did they threaten to kill the other sailors if they didn’t cry? Is the crying sailor a photoshop? It doesn’t lessen my respect for the sailors; it does tell me the Iranians, thanks to Kerry and Obama, feel confident that Obama will do nothing to endanger the “Deal”.

  • Jay Dillon

    I dont blame em for crying. Iran is full of rabid dogs; anything can happen with those beasts, and we should be at war with em, not negotiating to help them blow us up.

  • Jay Dillon

    Probably the boats were hit by an EMP weapon which disabled everything simultaneously. If we don’t “harden” our electronics from EMP, this is the result we can expect.

  • Jay Dillon

    They might also have been hit by ELF to disable the sailors mentally and emotionally before boarding. “Extremely Low Frequency” radio waves which interact with the human nervous system very strongly.

  • farflung

    Does this man supposedly crying not look like an IRANIAN? Could it be he was placed with this group for propaganda purposes? He is clearly of MIddle Eastern descent or Persian.

  • Brian Mendicino

    Could it be possible that he was crying not because of Obama or Benghazi, but because he feared his head was about to be sawed off?

  • RetiredNavyphotog

    I am pretty embarrassed at this point.
    What has become of my Navy?

  • SK

    Since when did our military start crying? Was it when Obama became president? Because they knew what was coming? It was all there for those that sought to find out more about this Muslim before they voted for their hope and change. But no one looked at his own words. Especially our corrupt media.

  • honeybee

    Tears of anger at being betrayed by his own Govt. and President.

  • s;vbkr0boc,klos;

    Another case where the official version makes NO SENSE.

  • Unhappy Again

    He may have been pepper sprayed or maced to give the impression that he was crying.

    I don’t believe the insane Iranian explanation nor do I believe our government’s account of what happened. The whole thing reeks.

    • DemocracyRules

      Question:
      Is this image real, or is it a fake?
      It certainly looked real to the Jerusalem Post, who ran it as a part of a featured article about Syria leading to WWIII. Israelis are hard to fool. They have seen many faked photos.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5ee4d8f5c85aff9666a4ec4b08ec4f30c44da44e5a493bf36445798f45c7a6ae.jpg

      • DemocracyRules

        Answer:
        Here is an image analysis of the photo. I used forensic image software that’s free and available online. The method I used is called noise analysis. An altered image shows up areas where the dots are non-random. They have been altered by human hands, usually Photo-Shop:
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/379f86e6c502880add79436afb39fcff475944ce9e3b1cf2600482730e665064.png

        • DemocracyRules

          Conclusion: faked
          The face and head-bandage have been heavily altered. Outlining is present everywhere. Instead of a cloud of randomness, we see many non-random modifications. But look closely at the “child”. Is it human or a doll? Look at the feet. Are they animated by muscles, or just limp, like a doll? You decide. But clearly, this photo is not what it appears to be at first glance. It was deliberately altered to evoke a strong sympathy response.

          Source: Agence France Press (AFP), the leading news agency of the French language. Running a faked photo, that fooled the Jerusalem Post.

  • Winged Hussar 1683

    Sent on Jan. 18 (with screenshot), acknowledged as OTP-CR-31/16

    To: Information and Evidence Unit
    Office of the Prosecutor
    Post Office Box 19519
    2500 CM The Hague
    The Netherlands otp.informationdesk “at’ icc-cpi.int

    I am writing to bring to your official attention the actions of the Iranian Navy
    last week with regard to its seizure of two U.S. Navy boats.

    As shown here, Iran is a signatory to the Rome Statute, and is therefore subject
    to its provisions. https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=XVIII-10&chapter=18&lang=en

    Rome Statute (https://www.icc-cpi.int/nr/rdonlyres/ea9aeff7-5752-4f84-be94-0a655eb30e16/0/rome_statute_english.pdf)
    This is a formal complaint that Iran violated Article 8, War Crimes, 2 (c) (ii)
    “Committing outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment.”

    As shown by this image (and similar ones), the Iranians essentially posted
    photographic proof that they committed outrages on the personal dignity of
    their prisoners, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment.

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-american-sailors-started-crying-after-arrest/
    alleges further, “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.” It adds from Ahmad Dolabi, an IRGC
    commander, “‘I saw the weakness, cowardice, and fear of American soldiers
    myself.” I cannot find this story in any mainstream media source, but the
    article references a Persian language publication from Iran itself. I cannot
    read it but, if it indeed says this, Iran has provided even more evidence that
    it committed the war crime in question. http://www.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=13941025000570

    In addition, as stated correctly by U.S. News & World Report http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/articles/2016-01-15/irans-detention-of-us-navy-sailors-was-illegal-under-international-law

    “The first legal principle that Iran’s navy violated was the sovereign immunity of
    warships from arrest and seizure as delineated in the United Nations Convention
    on the Law of the Sea Articles 32, 95 and 236 – even if they are in territorial
    waters.”

    “The second legal principle that Iran’s navy violated was the
    right of entry into territorial waters in one of three passage regimes
    recognized in customary international law and codified in Article 18 of the
    U.N. convention. If the crews suffered a navigational error, their entry would
    have been justified as innocent passage, as long as their passage was
    “continuous and expeditious” and they weren’t engaged in any
    prohibited activities. If they suffered engine trouble, their entry into
    territorial waters would have been justified as a force majeure, which would
    have triggered the duty to render assistance by the other U.S. Navy warship and
    the Iranians under Article 98. Blindfolds are unnecessary in the process of
    “rendering assistance;” blindfolds are consistent with the process of
    “seizure” and “detention.””

    “Finally, arbitrary arrest or detention is prohibited under
    international human rights law as is the transmission of “confession”
    videos of detainees for propaganda purposes as codified in the International
    Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”

    ======================

    Followup sent:

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2016/02/10/iranian-media-releases-video-of-us-sailors-crying-n2117481

    Iranian Media Releases Footage of US Sailors Crying After
    Capture

    Rome Statute (https://www.icc-cpi.int/nr/rdonlyres/ea9aeff7-5752-4f84-be94-0a655eb30e16/0/rome_statute_english.pdf)
    Article 8, War Crimes, 2 (c) (ii) “Committing outrages upon personal dignity,
    in particular humiliating and degrading treatment.”

  • movingwaters

    Perhaps the years of humiliation of America by the entity in the White House finally caught up to the guy. Who knows? My guess is they know they were set up for capture from the very highest levels of either government, or the devilish Military Industrial Complex.

  • GoCutUrSelf

    This happened around the end of December and to humiliate Obama the Pentagon released it the same day he was to give his state of the union address. That’s why he never spoke of it – he knew it was already resolved.

  • Fit

    Those Iranian mother f-ers should be glowing in the dark by now.

  • DemocracyRules

    Don’t forget
    “I wasn’t there, I don’t know the people involved, and I don’t know exactly what happened.”
    That is all we can say for sure. Videos are easy to fake, and I could have Obama dressed as a hooker, working the streets of Rio, if I did a little work.

    In Israel, the second Intifada, that led to many deaths, injuries, and destruction, was started by a completely faked video. You might remember a touching video of a boy, hiding behind his father, while both took gunfire from Israeli soldiers. The video showed the boy dying, the father beset with grief, and an ambulance taking the boy away. The clip was viewed by many millions of news viewers. All completely faked, none of it real. It led to massive lawsuits and counter-suits in France, because one of the camera crew rebelled, and outed the fakery.

    Search term:
    Pallywood

  • joe1429

    not for nothing… but i dont remb the ww2 or vietnam prisoners crying. Wgat has obama done to our military???

  • Datu Suki

    I just have a hard time seeing these pictures. Look at the difference between the Iranians and American armament, we were much superior compared to the speedboat the Iranian’s had, but our sailors rolled up like a bunch a wimp. I was drafted in this man’s Army in the 70s, and become an Airborne grunt in the central highlands of Vietnam. We were trained never to get captured and if someone points a weapon on us take the SOB down. Is this the new politically correct Navy? Lastly, that sailor crying what a shame.

  • Lonnie Robinson

    Why the fcuk are our people still over in that savage place!

  • YouPoorVictim

    Thanks for trashing our military and helping spread Iranian propaganda, Pamela. Your OBAMA!!! Victim Card doesn’t help project strength either.