Friday, July 1, 2016

U.S. Navy Commander Decided To Surrender To Iran Rather Than Fighting Back And Endangering President Obama's Nuclear Deal

US sailors being apprehended by Iran's Revolutionary Guards after investigations showed their patrol boats had entered Iranian waters unintentionally © Iran's revolutionary guards website / AFP

Washington Times: Navy commander surrendered to Iran to protect Obama’s nuclear deal

The Navy commander in charge of a pair of patrol boats captured by Iranian forces in January opted to surrender rather than fight back, citing later fears that a confrontation could endanger the Obama administration’s efforts to lock in a deal with Tehran on its nuclear program.

In an interview with investigators looking into the January incident, the commander said he surrendered the vessels after calculating that his sailors would not be in danger because Iran “wants this nuke deal to go through.”

The interview was one of several stunning revelations in the often scathing 170-page report compiled by Navy investigators, chronicling the chain of events that led to the apprehension and detention of the 10 American sailors by the Iranian military after a pair of U.S. patrol boats drifted into the country’s sovereign waters in the Persian Gulf.

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WNU Editor: This Navy commander's name has been redacted from the report .... but I would like to know if he is one of the officers that has been disciplined. The US Navy report is here .... Document: U.S. Navy Investigation into Farsi Island Incident (USNI News)


Anonymous said...

Obama is a real joke commander-in-chief America needs somebody like Mr Donald Trump or Mr Putin for President.

TWN said...

I suspect they were under orders not to do anything to disrupt the deal. Directing military operations from the Oval Office is a major weakness of the US, Johnson's interference in running the war in Vietnam ended badly, Obama has been a disaster in the muddle east, and if Clinton Beast gets in there OMG.

James said...

There is more:

War News Updates Editor said...

I missed this one James. I will use it in a post later tonight. Thank you.

Aizino Smith said...

The sailors would have held out longer if there had been a real CINC instead of a