Iran released 10 U.S. sailors on Wednesday after capturing them and holding them overnight. The Mullahs are known for their kidnapping tendencies of Americans. Four already languish in their jails. We believe humiliating Obama is Khamenei’s official hobby and pastime. The old man revels in seeing this president on his knees.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said it had freed the sailors. The sailors had been detained aboard two U.S. Navy patrol boats in the Gulf on Tuesday under the pretext they ventured into Iranian waters.
After humiliating Barack Obama, the IRGC said in a statement carried by state television.
“Our technical investigations showed the two U.S. Navy boats entered Iranian territorial waters inadvertently. They were released in international waters after they apologized.”
IRGC Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi had earlier said that the two U.S. Navy boats entered Iranian territorial waters due to a broken navigation system.
Confirming the sailors’ safe release, the Pentagon said there were no indications they were harmed while in Iranian custody. The Pentagon missed the point completely in this exercise aimed at humiliating a sitting US President and by extension America.
A carefully worded statement did not explain how the sailors and their two riverine command boats ended up being detained by Iran, saying only that “the Navy will investigate the circumstances that led to the sailors’ presence in Iran”.
The sailors were later taken ashore by U.S. Navy aircraft, while other sailors took charge of the boats and headed toward Bahrain, their original destination.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he was pleased the sailors had been freed and appreciated “the timely way in which this situation was resolved”.
Under this president, bowing to terrorists has become the norm.
Reuters contributed to this article.