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Sep 07 2015

More Betrayal From Colin Powell, Who Backs Obama Iran Deal

Just when I thought nothing could further lower my opinion of Colin Powell, who possibly as a reward for his racial background was offered great honors by Republicans, and who repaid these honors by twice endorsing Barack Obama for president:

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell expressed support for the nuclear agreement with Iran on Sunday, calling the various planks Iranian leaders accepted “remarkable” and dismissing critics’ concerns over its implementation.

“It’s a pretty good deal,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

That would be highly debatable even if Iran’s compliance could be reliably verified under the deal. Since there is no guarantee (or likelihood) of compliance, it is not debatable but laughable.

Apparently solidarity with Obama trumps everything — even the need to prevent our worst enemy and the world’s leading sponsor of Muslim terrorism from acquiring the means to destroy our country.

On a tip from DJ.

Aug 29 2018

Obama’s Legacy Unfolds: Iranian Spies in USA

Obama’s legacy is just beginning to unfold, with help from a country he consistently favored — America’s most devoted enemy, Iran:

Following the arrest of two Iranian individuals charged with spying on Jewish and Israeli facilities in the California area, Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.) told the Free Beacon it is likely Iran has stationed multiple regime-tied agents in the United States to conduct intelligence operations.

The accused spies’ names are Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani.

“This is the tip of the iceberg,” Roskam said in an interview. “This is not a surprise and this is a result of the Iran regime getting financial support from the Obama administration in the Iran deal.”

Obama’s deal, which purportedly stalled but actually greenlighted Iran’s terrifying nuclear ambitions, released as much as $150 billion to a terror-supporting regime that has in effect been at war with the USA since 1979. This staggering sum tops the Marshall Plan. This time the money won’t be used to rebuild cities, but to destroy them.

Roskam notes that Iran spending the money on hostile activities was inevitable:

“Give a malevolent regime huge amounts of cash with no restraining influence and this is what happens.”

It is believed that Iran has seeded the USA with sleeper cell agents.

These agents are believed to operate with impunity and could lay the groundwork for a large-scale terror attack on American soil. … Iran, through terrorists affiliated with Hezbollah, could easily launch strikes in America.

Readers will recall that to curry favor with Iran, Obama allowed its cat’s paw Hezbollah to smuggle cocaine into the USA. It may have smuggled more than drugs.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva and Stormfax.

Jun 11 2018

Admission That Iran Facilitated 9/11 Provides Perspective on Obama’s Collusion

The admission that Iran facilitated 9/11 provides context for Barack Obama’s pandering to America’s most vociferous enemy, which he took to perfidious extremes:

• He threw cold water on an uprising against the regime in 2009, in stark contrast to his avid support for the revolution in Egypt that replaced U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak with our vehement enemy the Muslim Brotherhood.

• He illegally sent the ayatollahs pallets of cash as a reward for kidnapping Americans.

• His nuclear deal with Iran was an abomination that freed up $150 billion for Iran to spend on its terror war against the West.

• He allowed the terror group Hezbollah to smuggle cocaine into the USA at the request of Iran.

• While brazenly lying to the public about it, he tried to get U.S. banks to launder money for Iran in violation of sanctions.

• His administration secretly assured European countries that there would be no consequences if they violated sanctions too.

Robert Spencer is correct when he writes, “In a sane political environment, Barack Obama would be tried for treason.” After all, Iran has been at war with the USA since 1979; this war has claimed numerous American casualties through the years.

Now Iranian officials admit that Iran facilitated 9/11 by assisting al Qaeda:

Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in the Iran’s judiciary, disclosed in Farsi-language remarks broadcast on Iran’s state-controlled television that Iranian intelligence officials secretly helped provide the al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic, according to an English translation published by Al Arabiya. …

The remarks represent the first time senior Iranian officials have publicly admitted to aiding al Qaeda and playing a direct role in facilitating the 9/11 attacks.

The 9/11 Commission had already concluded that Iran helped bring about the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history. Now this has been confirmed, as has Obama’s status as our worst president.

Robert Mueller has had little luck finding collusion with our rival Russia. Maybe Washington should investigate a more serious matter: collusion with our sworn enemy Iran.

On tips from Lauran Nyc and 1-Bodhisattva.

Jun 06 2018

Obama Allowed Iran Access to Our Financial System

Obama’s borderline treasonous canoodling with America’s most vociferous enemy goes beyond illegally shipping the terrorists running Iran pallets piled with cash and allowing Hezbollah to smuggle cocaine into the USA on Iran’s request. The Moonbat Messiah also allowed Iran access to our financial system:

After striking an elusive nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration found itself in a quandary in early 2016: Iran had been promised access to its long-frozen overseas reserves, including $5.7 billion stuck in an Omani bank.

To spend it, Iran wanted to convert the money into U.S. dollars and then euros, but top U.S. officials had repeatedly promised Congress that Iran would never gain access to America’s financial system.

Those assurances notwithstanding, the Obama administration secretly issued a license to let Iran sidestep U.S. sanctions for the brief moment required to convert the funds through an American bank, an investigation by Senate Republicans released Wednesday showed. The plan failed when two U.S. banks refused to participate.

Thankfully bankers are more responsible, not to mention patriotic, than our 44th president.

Issuing the license was not illegal. Still, it went above and beyond what the Obama administration was required to do under the terms of the nuclear agreement, in which the U.S. and world powers gave Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for [smirkingly pretending to curb] its nuclear program.

Adding insult to injury, Obama lied to us, as he was so wont to do:

The license … stood in stark contrast to repeated public statements from the Obama White House, the Treasury and the State Department, all of which denied that the administration was contemplating allowing Iran access to the U.S. financial system.

If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you want terrorists out of your financial system, we will keep terrorists out of your financial system.

Regrettably, Iran found other means to convert the money Obama freed up for them. Predictably, it has been spent on terrorism and weapons programs.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

Dec 18 2017

To Curry Favor With Iran, Obama Allowed Hezbollah to Smuggle Cocaine Into USA

You think helping organized crime run guns into Mexico so as to generate bad press for the Second Amendment was bad? Try this: the Obama Regime allowed Hezbollah to finance its terror operations by smuggling cocaine into the USA, so as to help secure a deal that effectively put America’s most dedicated enemy on track to acquire nuclear weapons.

This is not from a conspiracy-minded right-wing site like Infowars; it is from a pillar of the liberal information establishment, Politico:

In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.

The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.

Hezbollah is a cat’s paw for the terrorist regime in Iran, so unsurprisingly, that’s where the investigation led.

But as Project Cassandra reached higher into the hierarchy of the conspiracy, Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way, according to interviews with dozens of participants who in many cases spoke for the first time about events shrouded in secrecy, and a review of government documents and court records.

The same Injustice Department responsible for Fast & Furious hamstrung Project Cassandra at every opportunity. That’s the problem with putting the bad guys — or at the very least their fellow travelers — in charge of the government.

“This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” said David Asher, who helped establish and oversee Project Cassandra as a Defense Department illicit finance analyst.

The consequence:

multi-ton loads of cocaine entering the United States, and hundreds of millions of dollars going to a U.S.-designated terrorist organization with vast reach.

As noted at Legal Insurrection, cocaine is second only to heroin in killing Americans.

Hezbollah — in league with Iran — continues to undermine U.S. interests in Iraq, Syria and throughout wide swaths of Latin America and Africa, including providing weapons and training to anti-American Shiite militias.

Running interference for Hezbollah so as to curry favor with Iran borders on treason. But what did anyone expect? His sneeringly anti-American attitudes were at the heart of Obama’s appeal to progressives.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Jul 18 2017

Iranian Pardoned by Obama Involved in Stealing U.S. Military Technology for Iran

Obama is finally out of office. Yet the damage continues:

The U.S. Department of Justice says two Iranian men who worked with someone pardoned by President Barack Obama have been charged with hacking a Vermont software company and stealing software that does aerodynamic analysis and design for bullets and GPS-guided artillery shells.

Court documents say beginning in 2007 the men worked to steal software from American companies with a third person, who was pardoned by Obama last year. The documents say in 2012 they stole software from South Burlington company Arrow Tech Associates by hacking into its computer system and then sold it in Iran.

Obama pardoned Nima Golestaneh as part of a prisoner swap, reminding us once again why it is not wise to make deals with terrorists. Any American military technology that ends up in Iran is likely to be used to kill Americans.

At least Golestaneh didn’t leak 750,000 restricted documents, like another recipient of Obama’s beneficence. No doubt Golestaneh is just as grateful as Bradley Manning.

On a tip from Steve T.

Jan 09 2017

Obama Administration Approves Massive Shipment of Uranium to Iran

Obama can still inflict a great deal of damage between now and January 20 — and he appears bent on doing it:

Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say, in a move approved by the outgoing U.S. administration and other governments seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact.

If there is a Nobel Prize for sheer stupidity, trying to prevent the ayatollahs from building nuclear weapons by bribing them with uranium ought to win it.

Two senior diplomats said the transfer recently agreed by the U.S. and five other world powers that negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran foresees delivery of 116 metric tons (nearly 130 tons) of natural uranium. U.N. Security Council approval is needed but a formality, considering five of those powers are permanent Security Council members, they said.

Normally an American veto stops extreme lunacy from getting through the Security Council. But as we saw with the recent anti-Israel resolution, this is no longer the case under Obama.

Tehran has not said what it would do with the uranium…

We can probably figure that out for ourselves. The first mushroom clouds will be a good clue.

Even in the unlikely event of Iran not cheating on the agreement,

Despite present restrictions on its enrichment program, the amount of natural uranium is significant should Iran decide to keep it in storage, considering its potential uses once some limits on Tehran’s nuclear activities start to expire in less than a decade.

The uranium is enough to make more than 10 nuclear bombs. The Islamic maniacs running Iran have probably already picked out the American cities that will receive those left over after they have erased Israel.

This comes on top of ramming through the nuclear deal that is widely seen as enabling Iran’s nuclear weapons program, to which the $100+ billion in frozen assets Obama freed up for Iran can be devoted.

How’s that for a legacy?

On a tip from Torcer. Hat tip: Right Scoop.

Oct 20 2016

After Obama Pays Ransom, Iran Predictably Kidnaps More Americans

After Obama illegally paid the terrorists running Iran ransom for American hostages, Mr. Magoo could have seen this coming:

Iran is seeking “many billions of dollars” in payments from the United States in exchange for the release of several U.S. hostages still being detained in Iran, according to reports by Iran’s state-controlled press that are reigniting debate over the Obama administration’s decision earlier this year to pay Iran $1.7 billion in cash.

Senior Iranian officials, including the country’s president, have been floating the possibility of further payments from the United States for months. Since the White House agreed to pay Tehran $1.7 billion in cash earlier this year as part of a deal bound up in the release of American hostages, Iran has captured several more U.S. citizens.

Future payments to Iran could reach as much as $2 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter, who said that Iran is detaining U.S. citizens in Iran’s notorious Evin prison where inmates are routinely tortured and abused. …

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told NBC News in late September that his government is in talks with the United States to secure future payouts, a disclosure that may have played a role in the White House’s recent decision to veto legislation to block future ransom payments to Iran.

Obama directly caused this to happen. He ought to do the right thing and offer up himself in exchange for the hostages. We already know how dashing he looks in Islamic garb.

On a tip from Torcer.

Sep 09 2016

Secret $33.6 Billion Payment From Obama to Iran?

The $1.7 billion Obama illegally paid to the terrorists running Iran in exchange for hostages is only the beginning of his largesse:

Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert on last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran.

Between January 2014 and July 2015, when the Obama administration was hammering out the final details of the nuclear accord, Iran was paid $700 million every month from funds that had previously been frozen by U.S. sanctions.

A total of $11.9 billion was ultimately paid to Iran, but the details surrounding these payments remain shrouded in mystery, according to Mark Dubowitz, executive director at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

In total, “Iran may have received as much as $33.6 billion in cash or in gold and other precious metals,” Dubowitz disclosed.

Most or all of this money will be spent on terrorism and Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

But at least Obama got Iran to secure his legacy by agreeing to the nuclear treaty that was not ratified by the Senate as the Constitution requires. Here is how that treaty is going:

[T]he International Atomic Energy Agency said in a review issued Thursday that Iran had begun manufacturing rotor tubes for centrifuges, the spinning machines used to enrich uranium. …

The agency needs to keep a close eye on how many rotor tubes are being made and for what models of centrifuges to make sure they are being produced only in quantities and for machines allowed under the 2015 nuclear agreement that sets a schedule for when and how many advanced centrifuges can be tested. …

A senior diplomat familiar with the nuclear deal … said he could not verify reports that the six powers exempted some amounts of low-enriched uranium and facilities from the deal’s scope to allow Iran to be in compliance with the pact from the beginning of implementation in January.

No reasonable person expects terrorists to hold up their end of a treaty. But if the ayatollahs did abide by the treaty, they would still end up with nuclear weapons; it is only a question of when.

There is a point at which Pollyannaism and incompetence become indistinguishable from treason. Obama crossed it long ago.

On tips from Bodhisattva and Stormfax.

Sep 07 2016

The $400 Million Was Only a Down Payment on Obama’s $1.7 Billion Gift to Iran

Maybe a lawyer could explain how this is not treason:

The Obama administration followed up a planeload of $400 million in cash sent to Iran in January with two more such shipments in the next 19 days, totaling another $1.3 billion, according to congressional officials briefed by the U.S. State, Treasury and Justice departments.

The cash payments—made in Swiss francs, euros and other currencies—settled a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal dating back to 1979. U.S. officials have acknowledged the payment of the first $400 million coincided with Iran’s release of American prisoners and was used as leverage to ensure they were flown out of Tehran’s Mehrabad on the morning of Jan. 17.

It is against US policy to pay ransom for hostages, for the excellent reason that it only results in more hostages. In this case it was also against US law. But American laws and policies are not binding on Obama, who conducts his own foreign policy by unilateral decree — and not on our behalf.

Iran has been at war with the United States since 1979. This may be why the attempted revolution in Iran in 2009 received zero support from Obama. In contrast, Obama backed the overthrow of the leaders of Egypt and Libya, both of whom were working with the USA against Islamic terrorism. Obama sees it as his role to reduce the stature of the racist and neocolonialist United States; he is accomplishing this by enabling our most committed enemy.

The $1.7 billion of our money Obama showered down upon the ayatollahs is in addition to the $100 billion in freed assets they received as part of the treaty he rammed through (without constitutionally mandated Senate ratification) that will facilitate Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons. Much if not all of the money will go toward financing Iran’s terror war against the USA.

Many Americans will die as an eventual consequence of Obama’s actions.

On a tip from Torcer.

Aug 12 2016

Experts Confirm the Obvious: Paying Ransom Like Obama Did to Iran Results in More Hostages

A little follow-up on the story of the Obama Administration illegally paying a $400,000,000 ransom to the terrorist regime in Iran in exchange for four hostages:

Paying ransoms to terrorist kidnappers may encourage more abductions and worsen the situation for others, according to new research from UT Dallas.

Countries that negotiated with terrorists to release hostages faced up to 87 percent more kidnappings than those that did not pay ransoms, according to the research, which was recently published in the European Journal of Political Economy.

“Every time you get one person back, and you did it by giving in, you’re going to have approximately another one taken. You’re essentially trading one for one,” said Dr. Todd Sandler, senior author of the study.

Plus you are out a lot of money — or rather, taxpayers are.

“Despite the human tragedy, you do tremendous harm by giving in,” [Dr. Sandler] said. “You give them the resources they need with these ransoms and you encourage them to take more people.”

As a layman might say, no duh.

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Secretary of State Hanoi John Kerry getting used like a $5 whore.

On a tip from Lyle.

Aug 06 2016

Did Obama Commit Felony by Paying $400 Million Ransom to Iran?

Despite the absurd bald-faced lies the Obama Administration arrogantly expects us accept, it is beyond any question that the $400 million given to the terrorists running Iran in exchange for hostages was a ransom payment. Was it also a felony? Judge Napolitano raises the possibility:

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Bodhisattva.

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