WTF? The US needs to be "authorized by the UN Security Council" to stop weapons smuggling?

* Dumber than dirt: U.S. releases Iranian ship believed to be carrying arms for Gaza

We’re dealing with an enemy that respects nothing and will stop at nothing to destroy us. As a result, we wait for UN security council resolutions to defend ourselves with two hands tied behind our backs?

U.S. releases Iranian ship believed to be carrying arms for Gaza

By Natasha Mozgovaya, Haaretz 

The U.S. navy was forced to release an Iranian boat detained in the Red Sea 
on suspicion of carrying arms to Hamas-ruled Gaza. Weapons of various kinds 
were found aboard the ship, which was flying the Cypriot flag when it was 
stopped January 19.

The ship was released Tuesday when it became apparent that there was no 
legal basis for holding it.

                           

At a press conference in Washington, Admiral Mike Mullen, who heads the 
Joint Chiefs of Staff, said although American naval personnel boarded the 
ship and found the weapons, they had no legal authority to impound the arms. 

He suggested that more stringent resolutions by the UN Security Council 
would be required, stating clearly that Iran is violating standards against 
arms smuggling.

Mullen stressed involving Iran in solving regional problems, including the 
deteriorating condition in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but that ultimately the 
matter should be left to diplomats.
With regard to the Obama 
administration’s approach to the Iranian threat, he said that the military 
option is not off the table, but that it must remain the last option.

* Its high time to give Mullen a shoe in the ass…. is he making it up as he goes along?

One thought on “WTF? The US needs to be "authorized by the UN Security Council" to stop weapons smuggling?”

  1. They should have confiscated the cargo. Had the crew resisted the ship should have been blasted out of the water. This is the only thing Tehran understands-the iron fist.

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