Navy boats and Iranian “assistance”
From the Conservative Tribune, January 16th, this headline... Defense Secretary Slips Up, Reveals Obama Admin LED IRAN Straight to Our Sailors
It doesn’t matter if “the 3 a.m. phone call” comes in the middle of the day. Not only will the Obama administration not answer it, but they’ll aid our enemies instead.
First came the fact that President Barack Obama refused to address the arrest of 10 of our sailors by the Iranian military after their boats had mechanical trouble at sea. Then came news that the Obama administration had offered the Iranians an apology for the release of the sailors. Now comes the disturbing revelation, apparently delivered by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, that the Obama administration tipped off the Iranians that our soldiers were lost at sea and requested their aid.
The news came from Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, during an interview on TheBlaze’s Dana Loesch shortly after Iran’s arrest of the sailors had come to light.
“I understand that (Secretary of State) John Kerry has indicated, look, when he got word, he and Ash Carter called the Iranians to help take care of our Navy guys, because they had some mechanical problems,” Gohmert said. I’ll give you a second to pick your jaw off the floor. “When our Navy ships have problems, we don’t call Iran. We call the rest of the Navy. We can call the Air Force, the Army, the Marines, Coast Guard. We don’t call Iran,” Gohmert said. He also took a swipe at Kerry’s closeness with Iranian officials, noting how the former Democrat presidential nominee had the son of Iran’s foreign minister as the best man at his daughter’s wedding.
“But I guess, you know, if you have relatives that have weddings that involve the people that are in charge in Iran, well, maybe you feel that comfortable,” Gohmert said. “But you know, Dana, there are secrets on every military ship we have … that has no business being in the hands of the Iranians.” But, hey — the Obama administration has given the Iranians everything else via the Iran deal, why not give them Navy secrets, as well? This shows just how derelict the Obama administration was in its duty. Not only did they apologize to the Iranians, they actively delivered our sailors into the clutches of their military. This rot starts at the top — and if Barack Obama can apologize to Iran, he can also apologize to the American people.
And, in a related story, there’s this, also from the Conservative Tribune on January 16th, and the headline is…Navy Capt. Reveals What Iran REALLY Did With U.S. Sailors… Media Completely Silent
To say that Iran made this week difficult for the Obama administration would be a massive understatement. First, their new BFFs, the mullahs in Tehran, decided to arrest 10 American sailors whose boat had broken down and drifted into Iranian waters. Then, America was forced to apologize to get them back. Finally, a Republican congressman said that Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Ash Carter had actually contacted the Iranians to fetch the boats. After all that, Secretary Kerry had the gall to say that the “quick release” of the sailors was due to the improved relations fostered by the Iran deal. While the administration may be singing “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” Capt. Chuck Nash isn’t buying it. The former naval officer and military analyst took to Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday to say what he thinks the incident showed. “This was done intentionally and it was done to further embarrass the United States. And to send the clear message to the Gulf Arabs: If the Americans won’t stand up for themselves, they’re certainly not going to stand up for you. We’re the big dog now,” Nash said.
Nash also said that the decision to release footage of an American sailor apologizing for the incident was made at the highest level — likely by Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Once again, my friends, the fecklessness of this administration is being broadcast to the world. Once again, the clinically delusional madman heading up this country has taken us a few more steps down the path to complete destruction. One cannot ignore the utter contempt in which the rest of the free world now holds the United States. We are a paper tiger, torn to shreds by our own incompetent leadership.