Emboldened is the only word for what is happening with Iran lately. They held our sailors at gunpoint and posed them for photos, while stealing data from their phones, just weeks ago. And now the news is out that they are literally targeting our Navy ships as the Obama administration sits and smiles uncomfortably trying to convince Americans that everything is going just fine.
From Fox News, via RedState:
Iran claimed Friday it flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and took “precise” photographs as part of an ongoing naval drill, as Iranian TV broadcasted video purportedly showing the incident.
The U.S. Navy confirmed to Fox News that an unarmed Iranian drone flew “directly over” the USS Harry Truman earlier this month on Jan. 12, but did not say whether it was the same incident.
That happened on the same day Iran captured 10 U.S. Navy sailors accused of “trespassing.” It also was less than a week before the U.S. and European nations lifted sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, but months after their initial deal was signed.
This not only follows the capture of our sailors, but a separate incident where it is claimed that one of Iran's submarines was chasing and targeting a Navy ship.
This is what the word emboldened means. Iran knows they have nothing to fear from the docile and placid Obama administration, and Tehran's pet bicyclist and James Taylor enthusiast, the uber beta John Kerry.
RedState's Streiff lays it out pretty succinctly:
We see in Iran’s actions the beginning of an asymmetric campaign to expel the US Navy from the Persian Gulf. Just like in the Iran nuclear agreement, Iran has taken their measure of Obama and found his pu**y factor to be ELEVEN. They know his entire foreign policy in the region is based on the imagined cooperation with Tehran. Therefore they know there is virtually nothing they can’t do by way of provocation and win.
You can read the rest here.
But remember, Obama brings the "respect" of the world back to the White House, we're told. Because of sides of history and whatnot.