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Remember When Iran Captured U.S. Sailors? It Was Worse Than We Thought

Rep. [score]Randy Forbes[/score] has seen the classified details surrounding Iran’s capture of U.S. sailors earlier this year, and claims the incident was a lot worse than we thought. He believes the real story will shock and infuriate you.

According to the Washington Free Beacon:

Rep. Randy Forbes (R., Va.) told the Free Beacon in an interview that the Obama administration is still keeping details of the maritime incident under wraps. It could be a year or longer before the American public receives a full accounting of the incident, in which several U.S. sailors were abducted at gunpoint by the Iranian military. “I’ve had a full classified briefing” from military officials, Forbes told the Free Beacon. “It could be as long as a year before we actually get that released.”

Details of the abduction are likely to start an uproar in the nation and call into question the Obama administration’s handling of the incident, which many experts say violated international and maritime law. “I think that when the details actually come out, most Americans are going to be kind of taken aback by the entire incident, both how Iran handled it and how we handled it,” Forbes disclosed. “I think that’s going to be huge cause for concern for most Americans. That’s why I’ve encouraged members of Congress to get that briefing so they do know exactly what did take place.”

Remember, Iran released images of the U.S. sailors crying on social media back in February. Secretary of State John Kerry responded by thanking Iranian authorities for their “quick and appropriate response.”

In July, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted a cartoon image of President Obama with a gun to his head, with text reading: “We welcome no war, nor do we initiate any war. But if any war happens, the one who will emerge loser will be the aggressive and criminal U.S.”

The hostile tweet went virtually unanswered by the White House.

The Obama White House has been little more than a doormat on the international porch, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they mishandled the situation at the expense of our troops.

Iran continues to disrespect the United States and act as the world’s largest state funder of terrorism. Yet, the U.S. insists on supporting billions of dollars in sanction relief for reasons unexplained.

Something is very wrong with this picture.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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