Iran’s Naval Commander: We Took Extensive Info From American Sailors’ Phones, Laptops

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We’re not hearing this from the U.S. government, which continues to gloss over this incident. We’re hearing it from the Iranian government, which is treating this as if it were a military victory. How long are John Kerry and Barack Obama going to continue to lie to us about Iran? Until January 20, 2017.

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“Iran’s Naval Commander: We Took Extensive Info From American Sailors’ Phones, Laptops,” by Morgan Chalfant, Washington Free Beacon, February 1, 2016:

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) naval commander claimed Monday that his men harvested extensive information from cell phones and laptops confiscated from the 10 American sailors held in custody last month, according to Iranian media.

The Tasnim News Agency, which is affiliated with the IRGC, reported that Admiral Ali Fadavi made the admission during a session of Iranian parliament.

“We have extracted extensive information from their [American sailors’] laptops and cell phones,” Fadavi reportedly said. He added that the information could be made public if a decision were made to release it.

The U.S. sailors and their two small Navy boats were arrested by Iran on January 12 for allegedly drifting into Iranian territorial waters. While Iran initially promised to release them promptly, the American personnel were held overnight and released the following morning. A preliminary report from the Pentagon on the events found that Iran returned two of the sailors’ cell phones without their SIM cards.

The U.S. Central Command report also confirmed that the sailors were arrested at gunpoint.

Following the sailors’ release, Iran state media released images and video of the sailors in captivity, their weapons and equipment seized by the IRGC. Some photos also showed Iranian personnel sifting through their weapons and viewing their documents.

Fadavi claimed Monday that the IRGC has more footage–spanning several hours–of the U.S. sailors in detention. He said that the video would humiliate the United States 100 times more than the footage previously released.

However, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said last month that President Obama was not embarrassed by the footage of the sailors released by Iran.

Before his remarks Monday, Fadavi was honored by Iran’s supreme leader for arresting the American sailors. He and four other Iranian navy commanders were awarded the Order of Fat’h (Victory) medal for their actions.

  • rambler

    Gee…. looking like a planned attack? iran loves having American hostages.

  • overboosted

    Imam Ubama will give them some nuclear warheads as punishment……..

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    • Voytek Gagalka

      They should contain self-detonators on delivery. Probably easy to do. O would never figure it out as he is too stupid on any technological devices (consult his knowledge on AhmedClock).

    • Lia

      Please, if anyone can get hold of it in the USA, do read Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Old Issue’ … and vote most carefully.

    • chichilouise

      You sure that’s not supposed to be ‘Mahdi’ Obama?

  • Celtic Crazy

    I’m sure that the Sand Negro and Thief was quite pleased with the demeaning footage of the U.S sailors. Gotsta keep us Amurikans in our place.

    • farflung

      Did you mean to say sand coon? FREE SPEECH. Call it like you see it, you live in a country where you can say what you want. No PC, or hate speech. That is a mirage to contain you as a a bird in a cage. .Allow no one to control your thought or expression. NEVER!

  • ruthy k

    U know, the more I hear about this incident and Iran’s bragging, the more it seems like a rape. The rape of our military and then the rapist going out and bragging about it. I see no difference between a petty refugee, Iran and their O’ so gross prophet being vile disgusting pigs that wallow in pride for their filthy crimes/rapes. It seems to me that’s what Islam boils down to.
    Add Obama and EU elites… as the scum that hold down the victim, waiting for their turn to rape the masses (for their own reasons).
    Repugnant!

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Time for the US to bitch slap fascist iran.

    Payback is coming.

    How about a naked pyramid of ayatollahs?

  • Millionmileman

    Did they see Hilary’s emails?

  • Rocinante44

    anyone else think that obola was in on this? never seen a president so nonchalant about sailors being captured at gunpoint

    • ruthy k

      pretty sure! yeah!

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Is there any evidence to indicate he was not advised of this before it happened?

      • Dorrie

        I read an article a few weeks ago that claimed Obama TOLD Iran where the boats were! He was complicit in the whole thing!

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Not surprising, democrats are rank stank amateurs at diplomacy, their lame stream media apologists are about as stupid as is possible. They still ignorantly say, “Who you going to believe? Me or your own eyes” ?

    • chichilouise

      I suspected these men were betrayed purposely, somehow, by Obama, so that the Iranians could steal all they could off the boat, and humiliate the US Navy.

      • Rocinante44

        amen. seems like a setup. wonder what information they were allowed to steal from the computers and phones on the boats

    • Rob Porter

      The president of the United States is nothing more than a disgusting traitor and pathological liar, but having been in the military it astounds me that men and women would be carry cell phones and laptops while in action and in enemy territory. What kind of imbeciles are running the American military?
      What kind of sloppy rules apply?

  • Denis

    and why would the sailors not dump everything over the side if they knew they were going to be captured. this whole incident is absurd.

    • Drew the Infidel

      Agreed. Were they so in love with their electronic devices that they did not have the presence of mind to “deep six” them? They are replaceable, the damage from divulged info is irretrievable and irreparable.

      I once served in a spy plane outfit where STFU was the order of the day.

  • El Cid

    Obama was not ’embarrassed’–he’s beyond all that macho, military stuff. Very old school. (sarcasm intended).

    If I were a high ranking Admiral in the Navy, I would quit over this!!!

    There is a fundamental ignorance about the nature of military deterrence.

    The correct reaction to this action would have been to sink the entire Iranian Navy and bomb their Nuclear facilities.

    On the other hand, given the response, Iran must already be a nuclear power. That is the only rational explanation for no military escalation here.

    • Judi

      If I were a high ranking Admiral in the navy I would quit over this”

      …………………………………………………………………………………….

      The problem is that Obola has fired most of them and the few remaining ones have or are contemplating leaving.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Not surprising hussain was not embarrassed, he would have to have some pride as an American to be embarrassed. He joins with his islamic brethren in rejoicing at the humiliation of America, typical democrat,

  • drummie

    They are bound to have gotten hard intelligence on the equipment along with tactical or strategic depending on what was on the devices. Obama doesn’t care, he is on the Iranian side. He will probably announce tomorrow at his mosque junket that he is declaring an emergency and martial law with it to stop Americans in our tracks. Only problem with that is a lot of people will get killed and Obama will have awakened a force he can not stop, American’s hell bent on saving our country.

    • Lia

      Martial law, of course, suspends all elections & allows current head of state to stay on indefinitely.

      • John Q

        Indefinitely, in this case, being until a patriot gets to him. By declaring martial law, he would be effectively declaring war on the gun owning citizens of this nation.

        • Lia

          That seems to me exactly what he’s planning.

  • Marco

    Obama enjoys seeing America, a country he hates, humiliated. Personally I am convinced he knew this was going to happen.

  • Lia

    Does anything embarrass Mr Obama? But very kind of Iran to tell us of their electronic harvest, seeing that we hear it nowhere else …

    • chichilouise

      One of the faults of Isamics is ‘boasting’. Thus we learn from them what our President withholds from sharing.

      • Lia

        May they continue boasting … eventually they’ll even tell us what they found. Perhaps the next group of USA captives could have all kinds of ‘special’ info on their ‘phones & laptops?

  • honeybee

    Obama allows the USA to be humiliated.

  • Mike

    Are our sailors told to throw computers and other small electronic equipment overboard if they are captured?

  • Janet

    And these are the people that Obama trusts! What a joke!

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