One of the things that stand out about Iran’s seizing of the US Navy’s riverrine command ships, is the fascination with GPS. They accused our sailors of “snooping around” and being spies because they had GPS equipment. It’s like bringing fire to cavemen. They see satellite navigation equipment and think they have apprehended master spies. Don’t let them see an iPhone.
The Pentagon just confirmed Tuesday that Iran is holding two U.S. Navy boats and their respective crews.
Iran reportedly said that it will soon release the crews, composed of 10 U.S. Navy sailors, one a woman, after initially picking up the boats while they were on their way from Kuwait to Bahrain, The Washington Post reports.
The article went on to say the boast may have has mechanical trouble before being apprehended. It also said:
President Barack Obama will soon deliver his State of the Union address before the nation. The Iran nuclear deal is likely to be one of the topics mentioned.
Hope they didn’t hold their breath at the Daily Caller. President Obama avoided the Iran deal almost as much as he avoided the reality of these sailors being captured.
Source: The Daily Caller
The 10 sailors have now been released, and Obama issued an apology to Iran for ‘violating their waters’.
The Obama administration has reportedly apologized to Iran for an incident in which the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized two U.S. Navy boats, taking 10 sailors captive.
The event happened hours before President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address on Tuesday. Neither the president nor Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC), who delivered the official Republican response, mentioned the crisis. Less than 24 hours later, the IRGC stated that they had released the 10 sailors.
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CNN reported that a U.S. source had confirmed that the released crew members are now on board the USS Anzio, receiving initial medical checks.