Pentagon: 2 U.S. Navy Boats With 10 American Sailors Held by Iran Military

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.

The officials said it’s unclear whether the 10 American sailors aboard two small riverine vessels had strayed into Iranian territorial waters before they were captured.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Are the Iranians TRYING to get Trump elected?
    I hope our guys are alright, but if they are not released within hours, we should use nuclear weapons against Iran’s population and military centers at once.
    Obama will never do such a thing because he loves Muslims more than he does his own countrymen.

    • Martin B

      For some reason the mad mullahs don’t seem to have much respect for Obama. I can’t really blame them, though. Try naming one country in the whole world that respects America more now than in 2008.

      • David Murrell

        Obama nation — but, er, that’s it.

      • Obama is on Iran’s side.

  • David Murrell

    Boy, if the U.S. thinks it’s going to get the 10 sailors back soon, they must be living in lulu land. Iran will milk this forever. It will be hilarious seeing the dimwitted Obama and Kerry grovel to the Iranian masters.

    • Clink9

      Mom Jeans And Lurch. Quite a pair.

    • moraywatson

      This will spin well no doubt at the State of the Union address !? As part of the whole “no existential threat” meme.

    • canminuteman

      I seem to recall the hostages who were taken at the American embassy in 1979 were released the day after Reagan became president.

      • David Murrell

        But such a result will not happen, once Presidential Designate Hillary Clinton becomes preident.

      • It was stated to me as a fact – not “this is possibility in which I happen to believe”, just blandly as a fact – by a History professor that Reagan made a deal with the Iranians before he took office to not release the hostages until he could take the credit.

        No wonder Universities are so totalitarian.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          The old “October surprise” myth.
          I think the stated “deal” was release them now or we “blow up your sh*t” while you (Iran) are now at war with Iraq.

  • H

    But, but … they’re our friends now, and Obama and Kerry have been so nice to them. This can’t be happening!

  • JusticeVegas

    The State Department and MSM have not called them “hostages.” Just like “Islamic Terrorism.”

    • k1992

      Yeah, they probably went golfing like the Commander in Chief likes to do. Or maybe they decided to have a staff meeting in an Iranian detention center. Happens sometimes.

  • Mark

    Like Obama’s going to do anything about this. He goes on TV soon. He’s too busy to do his actual job.

  • JoKeR
  • FactsWillOut

    10 lives should be worth, say, 100 of Americas best ICBMs.

    • FactsWillOut

      This is where we see the difference between Trump and Obama:
      Trump would have them delivered on a ballistic trajectory.
      Obama would have them gift-wrapped.

    • Xavier

      At Mach 1.5.

  • Xavier

    I have the strangest feeling of déjà-1979.

    • Pretty much, except Obama will probably send them more hostages if they ask niceley.

  • Xavier

    The real question is, “How will the administration use this to trample your rights even further?” You know they’ll find a way.

    • Exile1981

      Is that a rhetorical question?

      • Xavier

        Not at all.

        I’ll go with a crackdown on anti-Iranian internet speech, and blogs forced to tithe I mean pay tribute I mean fined for allowing such speech.

    • Clausewitz

      In Obama’s opinion. the situation that happened today would surely be corrected with more strict gun laws.

      • Xavier

        and carbon offsets.

  • moraywatson

    Well then, give them $150 billion and let them enrich all the uranium they want. … oh what….we already did that ??? !

  • Xavier

    Isn’t it interesting that Iran is about to set off WW3 and they’re supported by both the US and Russia?

    • Obama is so weak they don’t give a damn.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        Yet as we saw yesterday, Pakistan flexed its Sunni nukes in warning Iran.

  • Obozo is committed to flexing.

    • Xavier

      Must not make explicit gay joke involving the word sphincter…

  • Xavier

    They aren’t supposed to do this until they have the bomb.

    Oh. Never mind.

  • DMB
  • Millie_Woods

    The 1970’s called. They want their foreign policy back.

  • FactsWillOut

    I hope Obama doesn’t say anything mean about the mullahs. Lynch might have to prosecute him.

  • FactsWillOut

    This call for one of Obama’s patented “Crisis naps.”

  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama’s flying monkeys are already spinning it as ‘one of the boats suffered a mechanical failure and the Iranians were kind enough to help them. Unfortunately now it’s dark out so they’re there for a while because the US Navy can’t operate in the dark.’

    No, really.

  • barryjr

    Hey don’t be hasty, President Shithead will apologize for the inconvenience to the mullahs and all will be well.