As Reuters reports, Iran distributed medals to the soldiers who captured U.S. sailors and put them on their knees at gunpoint.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has said Iran should remain wary of its arch-enemy the United States even after a landmark accord over Tehran’s nuclear program, awarded the Fath (Victory) medal to the head of the navy of the Revolutionary Guards and four commanders involved in the seizure of two U.S. Navy boats.

Iran has awarded the Fath medal since 1989 to war heroes, military commanders and politicians, especially those linked to the eight-year Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.

If that doesn’t make you sick to your stomach…

Embarrassment isn’t even the word.


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  • terrisarten

    Heartbreaking. When people said to me in 2008 how bad can it be if Obama wins, I wasn’t sure how far he would go. Now I am fearing the next 12 months.

    • Lee Lee

      With him I fear the next 12 minutes….

    • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

      Awww, we’ve lasted this long under the O…..Anyhow, friends: Per the tweet by Troy White, “we probably paid for those medals”. YEP I SAY, which is why the Mullahs may as well give Obama a medal for being such a hero to the mullahcracy. It’s sorta like I felt in the 2004 ALCS when watching my Yankees blow a 3-game-to-none lead to the Bosox: Joe Torre blew Game-#5 with such execrable bullpen-management that I felt he shoulda been named the Sox’ MVP for “reversing the curse”.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Every time you think he’s touched bottom he finds a way to reach a new low. It ain’t over yet.

  • Peggy Bundy

    Wonder if Mom jeans watched the ceremony on Skype.

    • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

      He was probably invited to hand out the medals. He regretfully refused, to have plenty of time for prayer and meditation prior to his upcoming visit to a US mosquw.

      • Arttie the Deplorable

        There are mosques on the back nine now?

      • John W.

        Obama was probably the one who suggested that the members of the Iranian navy receive medals for capturing and imprisoning our sailors.

    • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

      I doubt he knows what Skype is, since he goes “jumbo-jetting” the world over so’s to tell people how to protect the air from unclean energy.

  • grais

    Oh, that’s just “intended for a domestic political audience,” like those “Death To America!” chants.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    The only medals any Iranian soldier deserves are copper covered lead.

  • American

    Valarie Jarrett must be so proud.

    • Michael the white suburbanite

      She’s probably has a nedal waiting for her

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2017!

    How long before president narcissist douchebag Obama calls the Iran soldiers to congratulate them for embarrassing our American soldiers?

    Obama is a disgraceful and despicable backstabbing leader.

  • VerminMcCann

    I. 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.
    II. 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.
    III. 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.
    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.
    V. 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
    VI. 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.
    Or just give up, whichever is convenient.

  • Acuda4me ✓Please!

    Do Kerry and Obama get one?

  • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

    What happened to the spin that the boats were rescued for repairs, and the US sailors were lodged in a guest suite so they didn’t have to walk home from the prom by their little lonesomes???

    • Michael the white suburbanite

      so many lies

  • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

    Such BS. Thanks, dear leader. Thanks, Bolt Neck Kerry. Y’all built that. a$$holes.

  • aproudiranian

    Not worse than the awarding the Legion of Merit to William C. Rogers III in 1990
    “for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service as commanding officer of the USS Vincennes … from April 1987 to May 1989.” The citation made no mention of the downing of Iran Air 655 on 3 July 1988, murdering 290 civilian passengers, both the plane AND the USS Vincennes (illegally for the latter) having been above and in Iranian territorial waters. This event ranks eighth among the deadliest disasters in aviation history and does indeed call for a medal….

    • rosetta_stoned

      Enemy much?

      • aproudiranian


    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      USS Stark. May 17, 1987.

      • aproudiranian

        I agree that was a tragic event brought upon the US Navy by its then ally, Iraq. However, this doesn’t in my mind justify bringing down an Airbus!

        • tbmbuzz

          Apparently you do not understand the difference between an error and a deliberate act.

          • aproudiranian

            So Rogers got a medal to reward his “error”!

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            It sounds like he works for the Iranian Government RIGHT NOW!!!

          • aproudiranian

            Indeed, when the US does it, it’s an “error”. When others do the same thing, it’s a “deliberate act”!

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            Keep reading Wiki to try to learn the facts about the two SEPARATE circumstances, except that the U.S. incident was proceeded by an unprovoked Iranian attack. You might also learn about the lack of IFF communications from the civilian Iranian aircrew in freakin combat airspace. :rolleyes:

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          Iraq didn’t have a damn thing to do with the unprovoked Iranian attack on the USS Stark that killed 37 U.S. sailors. And obviously you don’t have a clue about the Situational Awareness onboard the USS Vincennes during their incident ONE YEAR later. :rolleyes:

          • aproudiranian

            This is from wikipedia : “USS Stark was deployed to the Middle East Force in 1984 and 1987. Captain Glenn R. Brindel was the commanding officer during the 1987 deployment. The ship was struck on 17 May 1987, by two Exocet anti-ship missiles fired from an Iraqi Mirage F1[3][4] aircraft during the Iran–Iraq War. The plane had taken off from Shaibah at 8 pm and had flown south into the Persian Gulf.
            The pilot fired the first Exocet missile from a range of 22.5 nautical miles (41.7 km), and the second from 15.5 nautical miles (28.7 km), just about the time Stark issued a standard warning by radio.[5] The frigate did not detect the missiles with radar; warning was given by the lookout only moments before the missiles struck.[3]… 37 sailors were killed and 21 were injured.[3]”
            For your information, Exocet missiles were sold by the French to Iraq. Iran did not use them.

            This also from wikipedia :

            “The cruiser Vincennes had entered Iranian territorial waters
            after one of its helicopters drew warning fire from Iranian speedboats operating within Iranian territorial limits.”

            It seems that you don’t have much of a clue either, or your Iran-bashing tendency draws you into denial.

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            Thanks for using Wiki :rolleyes: to learn about, and document my point about, the unprovoked Iranian attack on the USS Stark that killed 37 U.S. sailors. Try harder next time…

          • aproudiranian


            WASHINGTON — The USS Stark, a 5-year-old Navy frigate crammed with the latest arms designed to destroy attacking aircraft and missiles, inexplicably did nothing Sunday when fired upon by an Iraqi fighter plane, Pentagon officials said Monday.”

            And this from

            “U.S. Navy career experience.
            In 1987, Chief Jeff Slaasted was an Instrumentmen on the USS Acadia AD 42 with the Task Force CTF73
            Persian Gulf when his ship came to repair the USS Stark.

            The USS Stark received heavy damage and life-loss (37 sailors were killed and 21 injured) when she was
            attacked and struck by two anti-ship missiles fired from an Iraqi Mirage F1 jet on 17 May 1987.”

            As I said before, you are either a complete fool or in denial…

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            So what, idiot??? You don’t a get Participation Trophy for reading. The FACT remains, the Iranains killed 37 U.S. sailors onboard the USS Stark in an unprovoked attack. Period. One year later, in the exact same Situational Awareness onboard the USS Vincennes, the U.S. attacked an Iranian target that did not respond to IFF spawks in combat airspace. Game over, Moonbat.

          • aproudiranian

            In fact you personify the definition of an idiot : blind to facts and averse to reading.
            As we say in Farsi (the language of Iran) : the best reply to idiots is silence. This is what you will get from me from now on.

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            You’re the dumbass who keeps cutting and pasting erroneous Wiki articles :rolleyes: that add ABSOLUTELY NO NEW INFORMATION to the facts of the incident. I gave you the facts, and just like the Iranians, you either ignore or lie about them. But that’s just how the Iranians have always been, attack like cowards first, and then lie about it.

            And BTW, let me know when you’ve worked for over 20 years on U.S. Navy passive T/R array radars like I have — THEN you might begin to have a clue what actually happen on those ships, instead of reading Wiki articles and thinking you’re not the blithering idiot that you are.

          • Truthteller

            Says the idiot too stupid to realize Iranian media is state controlled. In other words, the Supreme Leader tells the media what to say. You are the epitome of a uninformed moron. Go back to Iran where you stone women to death for adultery but encourage men to commit the same crime. #iraniansarehomos #iranisevil #iraniansaredumberthandirt

          • Truthteller

            Btw, Iran is lucky we currently have the coward and chief in office. If it were Bush or Reagan there would no longer be an Iran to talk about. Iran military is a freaking joke. You all cheap shot attack innocent people and then cry victim when you get your ass kicked in retaliation. Dont come on here acting like Iran is some world power. Your country and people are a bunch of Facsist Dictators who have no respect for human life.

    • Truthteller

      Aweww pooor baby, Iran got their asses handed to them again and again yet you really think anything your country tells you is the truth. Only a willfully ignorant moron would believe anythign any government says.

  • Donald-Irredeemable deplorable

    Did they ask preezy Felon to give these medals to them personally, and did he agree to do so? Or will ValJar do it on his behalf?

  • Acuda4me ✓Please!

    “If I got me one of those medals I sure wouldn’t throw it over the White House fence!” – John F. Kerry, probably


    Maybe Iran’s friend Barry O will award them

  • HENCHMAN 0804

    Why no mention of the female u.s soldier wearing a burka?

  • Dan Abbett

    I think what chaps my hide more than anything is that no one in the Obama administration is in the least bit ticked off by any of this. That Iran humiliated the worlds finest navy means nothing to them. In fact, they probably get a chuckle out of it all. There is no word that can describe the level of contempt I have for the lot of them.

  • Michael the white suburbanite

    Apparently Iran thinks we are at war

    • Hashtag pundit

      Obama’s the only one who hasn’t figured it out…

  • noncommie

    Obama will be awarding participation trophies to our sailors.

    • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

      OUR sailors? Theirs, more likely.

  • Luv2GoFly

    Ouch. Man, it sure hurts when we keep getting that stick poked into our eye…

  • Canned Heat

    Obama should get his second Nobel for this

    • nc ✓s & balances

      It’s a gift, that’s for sure.

  • Meowbius

    With so many lies and coverups, I am sure the sailors were forced to sign non-disclosure. I cannot imagine any honorable explanation for this shameful farce.

  • sukietawdry

    Think about the kind of crap we’re going to be taking from Iran now that the sanctions are lifted. It’s horrifying to contemplate.

  • freeinaz

    Talk about something which makes any American sick. The Iranians know they’ve got Obama just where they want him and they’re exploiting it as much as possible with the help of Valerie Jarrett.

  • Bruce

    The real embarrassment is Barack Obama, himself. He is the most pathetic man to ever hold the office of POTUS.

  • wharfrat

    What did Obama do when the bullies from Iran let our Sailors go?,he THANKED THEM!!!! a real President would have sent a fleet of our ships to do battle,President Reagan(who was 1000% better than Obama) threatened to bomb if Iran didn’t let our hostages go and they did,he put fear on them,Obama cries and wants to be friends with the Devils who will kill all of us.what a loser!!!.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Maybe not “sent a fleet to do battle,” but at least had Rules of Engagement in place where they locked-and-loaded when the Iranians approached the RCB boats (especially since the 5th Fleet sent every asset they had in the area to find the boats as soon as they went missing).

  • The Dragon

    Obama is set to also award medals to those Iranian soldiers

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  • rich614

    Obummer probably suggested they do it.

  • Nos Nevets

    Hashtag diplomacy at it’s best.