by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
As we reported earlier this morning, the 10 sailors Iran detained yesterday have now been released., after a deeply suspicious incident involving two U.S. Navy vessels.
Secretary of State John Kerry immediately took to the airways to thank the terror-supporting Islamic Republic for its cooperation in the matter.
Most stunningly, the BBC reported that Kerry himself apologized to the Mullahs of Iran.
And the White House released a separate statement that our sailors had been afforded the proper courtesy that you would expect.
But the photos and video show a completely different set of facts…that Iran in fact humiliated our sailors, in violation of Article 13 of the Geneva Convention (III) which governs the treatment of prisoners of war and requires captors to protect prisoners against insults and public curiosity.
See for yourself if you think these photos weve rounded up, released by Iran qualify.
From National Review, who calls this Irans Propaganda Victory in One Illegal Image:
And here are a couple from Twitter:
John Kerry thanked Iran for how they treated our soldiers.
Here they are being paraded as trophies on Iranian TV pic.twitter.com/kVkmVYKHzM
Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 13, 2016
Very friendly. Not hostile at all. Exactly what I ask stranded drivers to do when helping them change a flat. pic.twitter.com/9c8Gb1cY8s
Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 13, 2016
They even forced the Captain of one of the ship to issue a video apology:
#Iran state TV showed a footage in which the commander of #US sailors made an apology.
Abas Aslani (@abasinfo) January 13, 2016
And worst of all, they even forced the female member of one of the crews to wear a headscarf, like Muslim women are forced to do in totalitarian Islamic regimes.
Insults and public curiosity? Sure looks like it to me.
This is what the White House called being afforded the proper courtesy that you would expect, and for what John Kerry is expressing gratitude to Iran after the incident.
Gratitude isnt exactly what Im feeling you?
Heres what National Review says about the images:
This photograph violates international law. Article 13 of the Geneva Convention (III), governing the treatment of prisoners of war, requires Iran to protect prisoners against insults and public curiosity. This photograph including a female sailor apparently forced to wear a headscarf is a quintessential example of public curiosity and would be interpreted as insulting throughout the Muslim world. (And if you dont think Iran is in a state of armed conflict against the United States, tell that to the families of hundreds of American soldiers whove lost their lives to Iranians and Iranian-backed terrorists.)
The sight of members of the American military, disarmed and under Iranian control, is of enormous propaganda value in Irans ongoing war against the United States. To its allies in the Middle East, the photo demonstrates Irans strength how many jihadist countries have had this many American servicemembers under their power? and it demonstrates American weakness.
Col. Allen West just wrote this on Facebook upon seeing these images:
I just saw the video, released by Iran, of our US Sailors kneeling with their hands behind their heads on their assault boats. This was a seizure, an act of war, and what were the rules of engagement (ROE) that precluded our Sailors from defending themselves? The engines reported malfunctioned, am I to assume the weapons aboard the riverine assault craft malfunctioned as well? Ladies and Gents, the Iranians just completely embarrassed America, and Obama is about to give them $150B. FUBAR!
Disgraceful weakness by Obama. The only question for Americans to consider is was it deliberate, in order to diminish U.S. prestige a constant Obama goal and to prop up the reputation of Iran?