By: Addison Riddleberger on February 2, 2016
According to the Tasnim News Agency, Adm. Ali Fadavi, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps of Iran, stated that his sailors had withdrawn a considerable amount of intelligence from the United States sailors captured in January.
“We have extracted extensive information from their (American sailors’) laptops and cellphones,” Fadavi said in a parliamentary session Monday.
By extensive, he meant hundreds and hundreds of pages worth of data and details on who knows what, according to Al-Monitor.
Adm. Fadavi also made it known that the harvested information could be released to the public if the decision were made to do so.
The Obama administration, with Secretary of State John Kerry at the helm, has greatly downplayed Iran’s capture of 10 U.S. sailors. However, unwelcome facts, quotes and speculations continue to surface, revealing that there may be much more to this incident than the general public has been made aware of.
Earlier, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that he was “very, very angry” when he saw a live broadcast of sailors being detained by authorities in Iran.
On Jan. 31, supreme Iranian leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei awarded five commanders, including Adm. Fadavi, with the “Medal of Faith (Conquest)” for their “courageous and timely” maneuver in capturing the U.S. vessels and their contents.
Upon receiving the medal at the ceremony in Iran, Fadavi boasted that “nowhere else in the world can someone apprehend an American boat.”
If that’s not a blatant insult to the United States Navy, I’m not sure what is. Who knows what revelation the American people will witness next from the inept officials that oversee U.S. foreign relations and negotiations.