I refuse to further the propaganda efforts of Iran by re-publishing the pictures of captured U.S. Navy sailors who appear to be crying during their captivity.
Log onto some mainstream media site if you want to see the single most shameful picures of our American military since the Vietnam War because you WON’T find them here!
As I said in an earlier post, deleted when we moved servers, that the entire crews of those two ships should be dishonorably discharged and the captain who apologized to the Iranians should be court-martialed.
As a veteran of both the US Air Force and US Army, including a combat tour in Vietnam, I served and lived by the “Code of Conduct”. I was prepared to lay down my life before violating any article of the “Code”:
Code of Conduct for Members of the United States Armed Forces
I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.
I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.
If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
Article Article IV
If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.
When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.
I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.
It has been revealed that these patrol boats were not mechanically disabled and had the means to retreat from the Iranians. They had more than enough ammunition and weapons to destroy the Iranian “bass boats” that captured them; so why didn’t they resist capture?
Why did their commander feel it necessary to surrender and THEN to apologize to a bunch of third world pirates?
Is this what has become of the once strongest Navy in the history of the world under Barack Obama?
These sailors have shamed America and violated the Code of Conduct in the worst possible ways.