During his final State of the Union address, president Obama celebrated himself, attempted to polish his legacy, and 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,” the President said. “As we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the world has avoided another war.”
Also as we speak, although this went unspoken by the President tonight, the American people are on edge over the disturbing news that an increasingly belligerent Iran has taken 10 American sailors into custody and holds two of our U.S. Navy vessels:
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.
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.
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