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Aug 03 2016

Looks Like Obama Paid Ransom to Iran

If anything could be almost as outlandishly irresponsible as helping the terrorist regime in Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, it could only be this:

The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward.

That kind of money doesn’t just buy rockets for Hezbollah and Hamas to rain down on Israeli citizens. It buys ICMs, to be used to deliver the nuclear weapons Iran has effectively been given a green light to develop.

Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said.

The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal signed just before the 1979 fall of Iran’s last monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. …

“With the nuclear deal done, prisoners released, the time was right to resolve this dispute as well,” President Barack Obama said at the White House on Jan. 17—without disclosing the $400 million cash payment.

Naturally the government denies any link between the payment and the freed hostages…

But U.S. officials also acknowledge that Iranian negotiators on the prisoner exchange said they wanted the cash to show they had gained something tangible. … Iranian press reports have quoted senior Iranian defense officials describing the cash as a ransom payment.

The consequences were predictable:

Since the cash shipment, the intelligence arm of the Revolutionary Guard has arrested two more Iranian-Americans.

I wonder if the ayatollahs will settle for $100 million apiece again. There is no reason for them not to raise the price until they start hearing no.

It is now officially open season on Americans. But don’t worry, the Obama Administration will pay the ransom after you have been kidnapped — at least it will until demands escalate beyond the levels even our profligate government will spend.

On tips from Stormfax, Steve A, Bodhisattva, and Scott D.

13 Responses to “Looks Like Obama Paid Ransom to Iran”

  1. Norn Goodfin says:

    At least this story got David off his Trump pussy-aching

  2. MicahStone says:

    Isloamofascists now do tithing – and OBOZO was just giving them America’s “fair share”

  3. MicahStone says:

    Please, please, please let Trump ***NOT*** do or say anything that will take away the focus from OBOZO’s latest IMPEACHABLE ACT OF TREASON and focus things on him !!!!!!!

  4. MicahStone says:

    .-OBOZO = constantly lowering-the-bar so it will be virtually impossible for any future president to be WORSE than he has been for America.

  5. Jack Bauer says:

    Not ransom…..merely a “coincidence” that the hostages were released immediately after the plane carrying the pallet loads of cash landed in Tehran, says Josh Ernest, the Josef Goebbels of the modern era.

    Sure Josh….We’re all so sure it’s true. I mean, who could doubt the indesputable honesty of this administration:
    1) Obamacare will save families an average of $2500
    2) A video caused the Benghazi attacks
    3) If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor
    4) If you like your health care plan you can keep your health care plan….PERIOD!
    5) We’ll create thousands of “shovel ready jobs” with this bill….

    and on and on.

  6. GomeznSA says:

    Yep, barry doesn’t ‘negotiate’ with terrorists, he just asks them how much the payoff is going to be…………………….

  7. GomeznSA says:

    Oh, I don’t know, he keeps digging the hole deeper and deeper so technically the bar can continue to be lowered, well at least until the hole reaches China.

  8. RKae says:

    And that’s the “shovel-ready job” he was talking about.

  9. RKae says:

    The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal…

    Gee whiz. If that’s the case, then why not proudly announce it? If we’re paying off some settlement, then doesn’t that make us look like an honest and trustworthy nation with an honest and trustworthy president?

    Shouldn’t it have been done in front of cameras with smiles all around and a little black kid standing next to the signing desk?

    And is this how governments handle official settlements with foreign nations: pallets of cash loaded onto cargo planes?

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  11. It’s the American people who are being held hostage. Who will pay our ransom?

  12. Comparing Josh Earnest to Goebbels? What did Goebbels do to you?

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