Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Two Boats, 10 Sailors

Iran's Propaganda Victory in One Illegal Image:



I'm sure this one is going to be GONE very quickly!



So TWO US military boats end up "drifting" into Iranian waters and are "rescued" by our "friends" the Iranians, who manage to violate the Geneva Convention by showing photos of the sailors in captivity (as covered in linked article).



Hmm ...



I used to go out on big water with my 1850 Tyee ... I had a GPS, a handheld GPS, marine radio, and of course cell phones. Are we to believe that TWO Navy craft can't navigate well enough to avoid getting within 12 MILES of shore? We used to find spots out in the middle of Mille Lacs that were 10 to 20 FEET across with NO PROBLEM with units that cost well under $1K when purchased 20 years ago!



Oh, "maybe they ran out of gas". BOTH OF THEM???? !!!! Did they forget a tow rope? Are we to believe that between BOTH boats there was no operative communications gear?



Not much makes any sense here other than GROSS incompetence.



It seems nearly certain that this was some sort of ill conceived Special Forces Op, which doesn't make you feel very confident in the current state of our Special Forces. One certainly HOPES that they were within the 12 mile limit by design and simply got caught. Getting caught definitely doesn't reflect well on Special Ops, but it is a hell of a lot better than "getting lost and running out of gas", which sounds more like a couple of carloads of teens drinking beers on the backroads kind of "operation".



I'm reminded yet again of the "Jimmuh Carter Desert Classic", the perfect Democrat military operation where nobody but Americans and the stature of the American Military died -- no Iranians were harmed or even stressed in the debacle!



We knew the military would decline rapidly under BO. There was apparently enough momentum to carry out a successful op to get Bin Ladin in May of 2011. Things have obviously gone down hill a good deal since then!



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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:46 PM

    We knew the military would decline rapidly under BO. There was apparently enough momentum to carry out a successful op to get Bin Ladin in May of 2011.

    The government's own PR treatment of this alleged "triumph" and the convenient deaths of most (all?) SEAL team members suggests that there are major problems with this alleged op. Quite possibly, Bin Laden had been dead for years. This would explain the bizarre official toleration of a book claiming to give minute details of the op.

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