* Dumber than dirt:Â 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
The U.S. navy was forced to release an Iranian boat detained in the Red SeaÂ
on suspicion of carrying arms to Hamas-ruled Gaza. Weapons of various kindsÂ
were found aboard the ship, which was flying the Cypriot flag when it wasÂ
stopped January 19.
The ship was released Tuesday when it became apparent that there was noÂ
legal basis for holding it.
At a press conference in Washington, Admiral Mike Mullen, who heads theÂ
Joint Chiefs of Staff, said although American naval personnel boarded theÂ
ship and found the weapons, they had no legal authority to impound the arms.Â
He suggested that more stringent resolutions by the UN Security CouncilÂ
would be required, stating clearly that Iran is violating standards againstÂ
Mullen stressed involving Iran in solving regional problems, including theÂ
deteriorating condition in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but that ultimately theÂ
matter should be left to diplomats. With regard to the ObamaÂ
administration’s approach to the Iranian threat, he said that the militaryÂ
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?