Iranian military forces seized two U.S. Navy boats Tuesday and are holding them in custody on Iran’s Farsi Island in the middle of the Persian Gulf, senior U.S. officials told NBC News.
Officials said it’s unclear whether the ten American sailors who were aboard one of the small riverine boats had strayed into Iranian territorial waters before they were captured.
The officials said the Americans were on a training mission around noon ET when their boat experienced mechanical difficulty and drifted into Iranian-claimed waters and were seized by Iranian Coast guard.
Let's put it in even blunter terms: This, coming after their firing on the USS Harry S. Truman two weeks ago, and if the mullahs don't immediately release these ten U.S. military personnel - and they have absolutely no reason or incentive to do so - will be Barack Obama's version of the Iranian hostage crisis. It's also an(other) act of war by the Islamic Empire of Iran against the United States designed and intended to humiliate The One on the day of his State Of The One address in which he will trumpet his "landmark/historic breakthrough accomplishment" of establishing an "alliance" with the mullahs of which their nuclear weapons program is its crown jewel. And the embarrassment will stick because they know that he will never do anything to possibly increase the chances of Tehran backing out of the "deal," and can therefore get away with murder in perpetuity - the recent Iranian illegal ballistic missile tests and Obama's caving on renewed retaliatory sanctions is ample proof. And, of course, at some point in the next year, they'll renege on the "deal" and walk away from it anyway, just to rub Red Barry's nose in it all the way into his brain case, such is their abject contempt for him and the country he despotically misrules.
I wouldn't be surprised if that's when they conduct their first above-ground nuclear test. We can only hope it won't be in Tel Aviv or Manhattan.
One additional indicator of how bad this burgeoning disaster is for his infernal majesty - and note who it is that is saying the following:
“I think it endangers everything, I really do,” Representative Eliot Engel, D-NY16, the [House Foreign Relations Committee]’s ranking member, told the Washington Examiner.
“I’m outraged, and Iran needs to release these people as soon as possible or else it would be unthinkable or impossible to make further progress with them on anything as far as I am concerned,” he said. [emphases added]
But have no fear, everyone, White House Spokesbimbo "Tits" Psaki assures us False Messiah will pretend none of this is happening in SOTU VIII (and counting). And will continue to do so no matter how long those ten U.S. sailors languish in Iranian captivity.
I hope they realize that they're now functionally dead to their C-in-C, as far as he's concerned. The first of many sacrificed Americans to come.
UPDATE: Aaaaaaand it gets even worse:
Senator Tom Cotton Tuesday slammed the Obama administration for its response to Iran capturing ten American sailors Tuesday, saying that the White House was "a hotbed of cold feet."
"Senior members of Barack Obama's administration are apologizing for Iran seizing two U.S. Navy vessels and holding ten sailors hostage," the Arkansas Republican told Wolf Blitzer on CNN.
Cotton, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was responding to a CNN report in which a top White House official said that the capture of the two small boats reflected "no sign of hostile intent by Iran." [emphases added]
Here's a fun thought: What will the mullahs attempt to use the lives of these ten U.S. sailors to extract from Obama when he gave them pretty much the entire nuclear store already? They must have something in mind. Self-nuking our own cities, perhaps?