When Iran captured 10 U.S. Navy sailors, we were told it was because of “an accident”, but retired Navy Captain Chuck Nash says that’s not even half the story.
Capt. Nash told Fox News that the capture of the sailors and their ships was designed to humiliate the United States in the region and to show that America is unwilling to engage Iran at all.
“This was done intentionally and it was done to further embarrass the United States” Nash said. “And to send the clear message to the Gulf Arabs: If the Americans won’t stand up for themselves, they’re certainly not going to stand up for you. We’re the big dog now.”
Nash went onto question the training of the U.S. sailor who apologized to Iran, saying he should have been fully trained on dealing with the enemy and had a better understanding of the code of conduct and rules of engagement.
“If he hasn’t, I would want to know why somebody in that position was not sent through SERE (Survival Evasion, Resistance and Escape) school because he should have been and I think, had he been, he may not have been as free with the information,” Nash said, although he did add that we don’t know what duress the sailor was under.
Do you agree with Capt. Nash that this was Iran’s first win against America because Obama won’t engage?