Monday, March 21, 2016

Iran to Build Statue Commemorating Humiliation of Captured US Sailors as 'Tourist Attraction'

According to a senior Iranian military officer, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) plans to build a statue of the ten US sailors who they briefly held captive in January. The IRGC is the branch of the Iranian armed forces responsible for capturing and humiliating US personnel found in the Persian Gulf on the eve of President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address.

The Telegraph (UK) reports, “Commander Ali Fadavi, the head of the Guard’s naval forces, said the monument of the surrendering Americans would be a ‘tourist attraction.’”

“There are very many photographs of the major incident of arresting US Marines in the Persian Gulf in the media and we intend to build a symbol out of them inside one of our naval monuments," Fadavi added. 

This isn’t the first time Iran has gone out of its way to demean the honor of American servicemen. In February, the Iranian regime relentlessly mocked the ten Americans it had captured at its...
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