April 28, 2015

Expert who predicted Iran's seizure of Marshall Islands ship: "It's disgraceful that the Obama administration has just pushed this aside"

Marissa SemkiwRebel Commentator
 

On Tuesday, Iran seized a Marshall Islands cargo ship called the Maersk Tigris, heading through the strategic Strait of Hormuz.  

The Marshall Islands is a small country that gained independence in 1986.

However, in accordance with a treaty that was signed, the US has full legal responsibility for the defence of the Islands.

This is why this move is so provocative. 

Because seizing this ship is analogous to Iran seizing a U.S. ship. 

So there are huge stakes at play here. 

Tom Rogan is a foreign affairs columnist with National Review who actually predicted this would happen.

I asked him how significant this incident is, whether or not Iran is trying to scuttle its deal with Obama and much more.

He notes that besides America's existing treaty obligation, many Marshall Islanders have served in the U.S. military, yet so far, the Obama administration is underplaying the significance of this incident.

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commented 2015-04-29 17:54:59 -0400
The Shia Muslim in the White House tips his hand once again…………..
commented 2015-04-29 15:07:44 -0400
i also believe and have said from the beginning that he thinks that he can create a crisis that will get him a lifetime appointment.. megalomaniac with a messianic complex
commented 2015-04-29 15:05:51 -0400
there is nothing that obama can do that will cover the never ending incompetence
commented 2015-04-29 14:45:35 -0400
@ Dan Mancuso: Yep, I mean like CSL, and every other shipping company in the world that does it.
commented 2015-04-29 14:42:00 -0400
Don’t know what happened there…
Correction to last paragraph:
I have to assume by your comments that you support Iran getting a Nuke to Nuke Israel into glass parking lot, so Obama can have a legacy, that you support Islamic terrorists having a world-wide Caliphate administered by Sharia law, that you support Justin Trudeau becoming PM of Canada (shudder), that you support the LGTBQRSTers having ALL the rights and Kathleen Wynn getting what ever that degenerate criminal wants? Given all the documentation of all the FACTS surrounding your ‘friends’ – (a) through (e), I – as a conservative – can’t see your reasoning…So did you actually have a point or did you just want to show us your new word, " The Rabble "?
commented 2015-04-29 14:32:47 -0400
Terry Rudden;
You say, “Uh…no. The Marshall Islands, along with Liberia and Panama, lead the world in registering ships and issue flags of convenience to dodge regulation in the home country of the ship’s actual owners.”
“Uh” you mean like ex PM, Paul Martin, et al?
“At Canada Steamship Lines’ Montreal headquarters, where senior vice-president Pierre Préfontaine rhymes off the vessels in Martin’s international fleet, he doesn’t mention those Liberian-flagged ships or seven others sailing under the flag of Vanuatu, a tiny South Pacific tax haven first made trendy by the money-laundering set. One reason for that lapse may be the dissonance between the company’s iconic national image and its somewhat less patriotic reality. On the masts of all twenty cargo carriers owned or operated by CSL International, as part of partnership agreements, there is nary a Canadian maple leaf in sight––nor, on board, a Canadian crew.” :
http://thewalrus.ca/blind-trust/
Also, it’s interesting you mention, “… (a) Barack Obama, (b) Muslims, © Justin Trudeau, (d) the international LGBTTQ conspiracy, or (e) Kathleen Wynne…” as the ones ‘responsible’ for “every unfortunate event on the planet…”, as a kind of dig against your ideological opponents. When in fact those very ‘people’ you mention ARE responsible for so much death and destruction of human life and established and correct moral order, law and governance in the West, which is on the ‘planet’ too.
I have to assume by your comments that you support Iran getting a Nuke to Nuke Israel into glass parking lot, so Obama can have a legacy,support Islamic terrorists can having a world-wide Caliphate administered by Sharia law, support Justin Trudeau can becomming PM of Canada (shudder), support the LGTBQRSTers can having ALL the rights and Kathleen Wynn can getting what ever that degenerate criminal wants? Given all the documentation of all the FACTS surrounding your ‘friends’ – (a) through (e), I – as a conservative – can’t see your reasoning…So did you actually have a point or did you just want to show us your new word, " The Rabble "?
commented 2015-04-29 09:35:52 -0400
The U.S. under Obama has become a pinata for every tin pot dictatorship and irrelevant for the developed world. His cowardice fuels their aggressive ambitions and raises the likelihood that somebody is going to play nuclear poker.

As you said, Kevin, this would probably not have happened under Bush. It is an absolute certainty that it would not have happened under Reagan.

I see a nuclear arms race brewing in the Middle East. Left wing robots will convince themselves that those countries are actually models of stability and their band will play on….right to the end.
commented 2015-04-29 08:58:31 -0400
“Because seizing this ship is analogous to Iran seizing a U.S. ship.”
Uh…no. The Marshall Islands, along with Liberia and Panama, lead the world in registering ships and issue flags of convenience to dodge regulation in the home country of the ship’s actual owners.
I realize it’s an article of faith at The Rabble that every unfortunate event on the planet is the direct responsibility of either (a) Barack Obama, (b) Muslims, © Justin Trudeau, (d) the international LGBTTQ conspiracy, or (e) Kathleen Wynne, but this one is a stretch, even for you guys.
commented 2015-04-29 08:16:28 -0400
This isn’t a first for Obama. Ukraine voluntarily gave up nuclear weaponry in exchange for a NATO agreement to assist in defending the Ukraine. How’s that working out? Iran knows that this is a safe move that will look good with the “death to the Great Satan” crowd .
commented 2015-04-29 05:08:58 -0400
And Torstar and the Globe and Crap’s lead is the fatso Duffy trial and a few suckup articles for troodo.
commented 2015-04-29 03:30:42 -0400
How do I get a date with Marissa?
commented 2015-04-29 01:41:17 -0400
Do you figure they would have done this when Bush was in control? I think not
commented 2015-04-28 22:25:40 -0400
There is a terrible unusual weakness in Obama. Perhaps he wants to destabilize the East? Perhaps his motive is to weaken the US and turn to Communism. In either case he can and will destroy what used to be a powerful country and give rise to a New World Order.
commented 2015-04-28 21:45:48 -0400
The best place for president Oboma is the golf course.If he would only stay putt.
commented 2015-04-28 21:10:59 -0400
History will prove that Obama was not negotiaiting with Iran. Rather , he was “collaborating” with Iran .
commented 2015-04-28 20:54:30 -0400
Here are some questions we know Obama will do nothing about this highjacking but what would President Eizenhower do, what would J.F.K do what would President Johnson do, what would President Nixon do, what would President Ford do, what would President Carter do, what would President Reagan do, what would President Bush do, what would President Clinton do, what would President Bush do THEY WOULD HAVE DONE THE RIGHT THING……BUT…….president obama would go golfing.
commented 2015-04-28 20:47:22 -0400
Did I see a spark in Marissa’s eye when she said, “Hi Tom!” :)