**Written by Doug Powers
Just under a month ago: John Kerry thanks ‘deal partner’ Iran for releasing US sailors.
SecState Kerry now at National Defense University thanking Iran, saying US sailors were "well taken care of … provided blankets and food"
— Phil Ewing (@philewing) January 13, 2016
The Obama admin’s newest, bestest diplomacy buddy subsequently released propaganda photos of captured American sailors being taken into custody, including a female sailor who was made to wear a hijab.
Fast forward to this Wednesday, when Iran continued to rub Obama and Kerry’s (and America’s) nose in it:
Images of a U.S. sailor crying in custody are being broadcast on Iran’s state television as the latest propaganda salvo from the Iranian government in the wake of its provocative January arrest of 10 American sailors in their waters. The latest move prompted a condemnation from the U.S. Navy, calling the sailors’ treatment “outrageous and unacceptable.”
Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting has been playing images of the arrest and detention of the sailors, riverines transiting from Bahrain to Kuwait in riverine command boats, since shortly after their Jan. 12 arrest.
The State Department is taking their usual approach: Expressing disgust while advising James Taylor not to stray too far from his phone just in case:
Through his spokesman, Kerry, who successfully finalized an international agreement with Iran over its nuclear program just days after the detainment, strongly disapproved of Iran’s decision to publish these images.
“We’ve been clear, and the secretary was clear, about our disgust at seeing the pictures and video of our sailors being used clearly for propaganda purposes,” spokesman John Kirby said in a statement to ABC News. “That remains the case with the newly released pictures and videos.”
To make matters worse, Kerry’s undersecretary in charge of strongly worded letters and ineffectual hashtags is on leave recovering from exhaustion.
All you can be sure of is that somewhere in DC there’s a meeting under way to discuss how much more money the Obama admin will have to send Tehran to get them to start acting like a “peace partner.”
**Written by Doug Powers
Twitter @ThePowersThatBeblog comments powered by Disqus
Perfect: Well-to-do anti-greed progressive who endorsed Hillary and socialist with 3 homes team up to slam Obama for Wall Street hypocrisy
April 28, 2017 01:23 PM by Doug Powers
April 25, 2017 12:25 PM by Doug Powers
Josh Earnest: Obama will speak out if Trump crosses any ‘red lines’ (cue stock footage of Earth exploding)
April 24, 2017 07:39 PM by Doug Powers
April 18, 2017 01:59 PM by Doug Powers
March 24, 2017 12:39 PM by Doug Powers
Categories: Barack Obama