During President Obama’s final State of the Union address, where he spent the time celebrating himself by attempting to polish his tarnished legacy, he bragged about his deal with the terrorist state of Iran, “That’s why we built a global coalition, with sanctions and principled diplomacy, to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran,” Obama said. “As we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the world has avoided another war.”
The Islamic Republic of Iran seized two U.S. Navy vessels while they were navigating the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, detaining the ships and ten American sailors near Iran’s Farsi Island, the Pentagon said.
Farsi Island is home to an Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) military base.
It has been confirmed that the boats were captured by the IRGC, whose leaders are aligned with the regime’s hardliners and have expressed staunch opposition to the now-historic nuclear deal.
On Wednesday, the state-run news channel IRINN reported that Adm. Ali Fadavi, the top commander for the naval forces of the Revolutionary Guards, said that an investigation had found that the entry into Iranian waters was the result of navigation-system failure and that “the issue is getting resolved.”
The semiofficial Fars news agency in Iran said that the boats had illegally traveled more than a mile into Iranian waters near Farsi Island, the site of a major Iranian naval base. It said that members of the Revolutionary Guards Navy had confiscated GPS equipment, which would “prove that the American ships were ‘trespassing’ around in Iranian waters.”
The American sailors were aboard two riverine patrol boats — 38-foot, high-speed boats that are used to patrol rivers and littoral waters. One official said the two vessels, which often patrol shallow waters near Bahrain, had failed to make a scheduled rendezvous with a larger ship to refuel.
Breitbart reported that the White House said that the sailors were not mentioned by the President tonight because, “We do not see this as hostile intent, they’ve been well treated, and we have received assurance they will be released.”
If it seems incredible that an American president, a commander-in-chief, would not acknowledge such a thing during a State of the Union scheduled on the very day this event occurred, keep in mind that this is the same President who went golfing immediately after announcing the beheading of American journalist James Foley. (HT Breitbart)