Barack Obama bragged about the release of the US hostages in Iran and the nuclear deal in the same sentence Sunday during a brief speech. Those two issues don’t belong in the same sentence.
Obama credited the nuclear deal and diplomacy for making all this happen.
“America can do — and has done — big things when we work together,” Obama said. “We can lead this world and make it safer and more secure.”
Yet John Kerry said the nuclear deal had nothing to do with the exchange of prisoners.
A very surprising reaction by very Democratic commentator and writer, Kirsten Powers, should make people think twice.
Ms. Powers thinks it’s a good day for diplomacy in terms of the release of the U.S. sailors. That’s rubbish but what she said about letting the US hostages in Iran go is more interesting. She railed against it and rightly explained that it’s a hostage exchange, not a prisoner exchange, and we traded innocent people for criminals.
Watch the exchange:
Kirsten’s over-emphasis on diplomacy might be misguided.
This is what Iran thinks of the Iranian hostage deal, as reported by Adam Credo of Washington Free Beacon
Hossein Salami mocked them, saying “American sailors started crying after arrest, but the kindness of our Guard made them feel calm.”
Hossein bragged after that about how they stopped the American military.
“Since the end of the Second World War, no country has been able to arrest American military personnel,” the commander said, according to an independent translation of his Persian-language remarks made Friday during a “martyrs’ commemoration ceremony” in Isfahan.
Meanwhile, during Friday prayers in Iran, a commander of the IRGC unit that detained the U.S. boats and claimed that the American military cowered when faced down by Iranian troops.
“I saw the weakness, cowardice, and fear of American soldiers myself. Despite having all of the weapons and equipment, they surrendered themselves with the first action of the guardians of Islam,” Ahmad Dolabi, an IRGC commander, said in Persian-language remarks at a prayer service in Iran’s Bushehr providence.
“American forces receive the best training and have the most advanced weapons in the world,” he added. “But they did not have the power to confront the Guard due to weakness of faith and belief.”
Dolabi emphasized that the Obama administration formally apologized over the incident, a claim that senior White House official continue to dispute.
“We gave all of the weapons and equipment to American forces according to an Islamic manner. They formally apologized to the Islamic Republic,” Dolabi said. “Be certain that with the blood of martyrs, the revolution advances. No one can inflict the smallest insult upon our Islamic country.”
This entire incident was meant to humiliate the United States and they did a d@mned good job of it.
The truth is that Obama exchanged innocent U.S. hostages for 21 Iranian criminals who were illegally propping up Iran’s nuclear program. [I thought Iran didn’t need nuclear weapons.] We also left 4 to 7 U.S. hostages after Iran.
Check out the details here: