Will the Farsi Island incident turn out to be a Cover-up like Benghazi’s?

by WALLACE S. BRUSCHWEILER, WILLIAM PALUMBO January 20, 2016

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Since Tuesday's capture of U.S. Navy sailors by the Iranians, many questions have emerged that call into question the official story of events.  Knowing the history of the Obama administration, including the Arab Spring and the infamous attack and cover-up Benghazi "incident," is it fair to assume that the White House is again deceiving the American public?

In light of yet another disgraceful situation that humiliated our country and military, below are some vital and important questions to ponder (forget political correctness!):

  • Was this event coordinated to coincide with Obama's final State of the Union, which conspicuously did not mention the sailors in Iranian custody?
  • Did John Kerry foresee that when the Iranians released the sailors it would provide good publicity for the Iranian nuclear deal that he negotiated with his Iranian family-related "buddy," Javad Zarif? Wasn't it, like John Kerry said, "a good story for both of us"?
  • Did, as Rep. Louis Gohmert mentioned, the White House indicate to the Iranians where to find the two boats and apprehend ("help") the sailors? Did they have "mechanical problems," or was it sophisticated jamming of their GPS?
  • Were the boats truly navigating in Iranian-controlled waters? If so, how did all of their various navigational systems fail simultaneously?
  • Is the entire chain-of-command, leading up to Defense Secretary Carter's insistence that the sailors were faced with a "navigational error" and/or mechanical failure, part of a Machiavellian cover-up?
  • Could those ten sailors have been regarded as hostages and collateral for the frozen Iranian funds?
  • Was the subsequent strangely-timed prisoner swap between the Obama administration and Iran a further diversion designed to change the attention and conversation away from the highly suspicious related facts of the Farsi Island incident?

 

At first, on the surface, this sordid affair is not unlike another major scandal of the Obama administration: Benghazi.  Again, consider some important questions:

  • Isn't one leading theory of what the terrorists were hoping to achieve in Benghazi the kidnapping of Ambassador Chris Stevens, so that he could later be swapped for the so-called Blind Sheikh, a well-known Egyptian terrorist?
  • Wasn't the terrorist mob in Benghazi recorded screaming "Don't shoot! Morsi sent us!" as they approached the compound?
  • Didn't Ansar al-Sharia, an Iranian-backed terror group, claim responsibility for the Benghazi attack?
  • Wasn't then U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, trumpeting that a video caused of the attack?
  • Didn't all these facts point to the manipulation performed by the genius puppet master, Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett?

 

Now that the Farsi Island incident is over and with the focus shifting to the latest prisoner swap, who will be the "schmuck" that throws their hands up and screams "What difference, at this point, does it make?"

Wallace Bruschweiler, a quadri-linguist and subject matter expert on counter terrorism and national security issues.  Over 30 years experience operating in Europe, Middle East, and North Africa.


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