WHAT, YOU THOUGHT IRAN RELEASED THE AMERICAN HOSTAGES BECAUSE THEY RESPECTED AND FEARED OBAMA?
The WSJ is reporting that the Obama administration sent $400 million to Iran as Americans were freed from the terror state. However, Barack Hussein Obama claims that there was no quid pro quo, and it was not a ransom as critics have charged. Oh, of course it was just a coincidence. REALLY? And if you believe that one I have a private email server to sell you from Hillary Clinton’s bathroom that did not contain top secret emails. Interestingly enough, the Iranian press reports have quoted senior Iranian defense officials describing the cash as a ransom payment. How sad has it become in America when one believes the Iranian media over the President of the United States?
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.
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.
Senior U.S. officials denied any link between the payment and the prisoner exchange. They say the way the various strands came together simultaneously was coincidental, not the result of any quid pro quo.
“As we’ve made clear, the negotiations over the settlement of an outstanding claim…were completely separate from the discussions about returning our American citizens home,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said. “Not only were the two negotiations separate, they were conducted by different teams on each side, including, in the case of The Hague claims, by technical experts involved in these negotiations for many years.”
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.
Powerline points out some of the specifics of the Obama ransom for hostages deal with Iran.
(1) It was indeed a ransom payment – negotiators originally established a formula of people for people: American nationals held by Iran for Iranian nationals held by America. But then the Iranians started demanding billions of dollars as well. Iranian officials later bragged they coerced the ransom out of U.S. diplomates —
The U.S. and Iran entered into secret negotiations to secure the release of Americans imprisoned in Iran in November 2014… The discussions… initially focused solely on a formula whereby Iran would swap the Americans detained in Tehran for Iranian nationals held in U.S. jails… But around Christmas, the discussions dovetailed with… the old arms deal. The Iranians were demanding the return of $400 million… They also wanted billions of dollars as interest accrued since then… a report by an Iranian news site close to the Revolutionary Guard, the Tasnim agency, said the cash arrived in Tehran’s Mehrabad airport on the same day the Americans departed. Revolutionary Guard commanders boasted at the time that the Americans had succumbed to Iranian pressure. “Taking this much money back was in return for the release of the American spies,” said Gen. Mohammad Reza Naghdi, commander of the Guard’s Basij militia, on state media.
(2) The administration hid the details from Congress – Lawmakers have been pressing the administration for six months to provide more details about how and where the money went, among other things because Iran has been transferring money for military purposes. They’ve made little progress —
The Obama administration has refused to disclose how it paid any of the $1.7 billion, despite congressional queries, outside of saying that it wasn’t paid in dollars. Lawmakers have expressed concern that the cash would be used by Iran to fund regional allies, including the Assad regime in Syria and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, which the U.S. designates as a terrorist organization. The U.S. and United Nations believe Tehran is subsidizing the Assad regime’s war in Syria through cash and energy shipments. Iran has acknowledged providing both financial and military aid to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and deploying Iranian soldiers there.
Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry Says … Funds From Iran Sanctions Relief Could End Up In Terrorists’ Hands
WELCOME TO THE NOT SO SAFE WORLD OF OBAMA IN WONDERLAND … REMEMBER WHEN A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PURPOSE WAS TO ACT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF WE THE PEOPLE, NOT THE MULLAHS OF IRAN?
Barack Obama White House and Secretary of State John Kerry both admit that some of the $100′s of billions of unfrozen Iranian assets could find its way to support terrorism. In other words, Barack Obama and John Kerry just negotiated a deal to fund terrorism against the United States. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? These same people will provide you with the twisted logic that the United States and its allies are now safer because of an Iranian nuclear deal, that most rational people know and understand that Iran will never keep its word, and having paid Iran billions, knowing that some of it will go to support and sponsor terrorism.
These people should be jailed for treason. They actually just admitted that they have funded terrorism. So if an individual person does it or is accused of it, they are arrested, thrown in jail, tried, founds guilty and imprisoned. But if Obama does it, he is hailed as a hero. Who is buying this BS?
“I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that could be prevented, but I can tell you this, right now, we are not seeing the early delivery of funds going to that kind of endeavor at this point in time. I’m sure at some point some of it will, but that has never made the difference of what is happening there.”
“The only observation we’ve made on how they would spend the money is the observation from the secretary of state that it certainly seems possible, if not likely, that they will use some of those funds to support acts of terrorisms,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest added later in the day. “That possibility certainly exists.”
What a sick, twisted America we live in under the Obama regime. It took Barack Obama and his band of woefully ignorant and all too willing cronies to pay off Iran and the mullahs; however, the American hostages held in Iran got butkis as the State Department told us Wednesday the settlement isn’t connected to the claims of terrorism victims.
Ali Khamenei congratulated Iran’s diplomats on Tuesday for making the “front of arrogance and bullying”—that would be the U.S.—retreat. Iran’s Supreme Leader has good reason to be happy. Having preserved the core of his nuclear capabilities, his regime is now on the receiving end of a financial windfall.
Take the financial component of the nuclear accord that took formal effect on Saturday. In addition to lifting most sanctions and releasing more than $100 billion in frozen Iranian assets, the Obama Administration over the weekend agreed to pay the mullahs a separate $1.7 billion to settle an Iranian claim dating to the 1970s.
That amount includes a $400 million trust fund used by the Shah to purchase American arms before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, plus $1.3 billion in interest. You can argue whether the trust fund properly belongs to the regime that overthrew the Shah, but at least that $400 million was originally Iranian money.
The $1.3 billion interest payment will come from U.S. taxpayers, which U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry claims “was fixed at a reasonable rate of interest.” Maybe so, but it happens that $1.7 billion is also the amount at issue in a case brought by American victims of Iranian terrorism against the Central Bank of Iran. The plaintiffs include victims and survivors of the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing and the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing, among other Iranian-directed atrocities.
Yet President Obama and Mr. Kerry didn’t press for fair settlements for these victims as part of the nuclear deal and now seem to be pre-emptively reimbursing Tehran for its potential losses from the claims. The State Department told us Wednesday the settlement isn’t connected to the claims of terrorism victims.
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Businessman and current poll leader for the GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump joined top conservatives and Israel supporters at the “Stop the Iran Deal” rally on September 9, 2015 on the west lawn of the US Capitol. The ralley included Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Dave Brat, Jenny Beth Martin, David Bossie, Steve King, Louie Gohmert, Mark Meadows, Brigitte Gabriel, Anne Bayefsky, Marsha Blackburn and many more.
Donald Trump said that he would bring our hostages home that are currently being held in Iran and also reminded the crown that just today, Iran’s Supreme Leader stated that Israel will not be around in 25 years. Yet we have a president in Obama that is willing to make a deal with Iran and trust them with a nuclear deal. Trump said it perfectly, We are a country being lead by stupid people.
Below is the full speech from Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton Praises Barack Obama’s US-Iran Nuclear Deal as Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei Says Israel Will Not Be Alive in 25 Years
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei proclaims Israel will not exist in 25 years …
On the very day that Hillary Clinton made a public speech and embraced Barack Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal, the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei proclaimed that Israel will not be in existence in 25 years. Khamenei further went on to say, “God willing there will be nothing left of the Zionist regime in 25 years. Meanwhile, the heroic jihadi Islamic spirit will not leave the Zionists in peace for a second.”
Well thanks to Barack Obama and the anti-Semite Democrats, the Ayatollah’s wish just may become a reality. Honestly, who is the hell in their right mind would support a treaty that would allow Iran access to nukes and in some cases of this hideous agreement, actually have Iran self-inspect themselves. ARE YOU FRIGGING KIDDING ME!!! Sorry folks, but this is the last straw with this president and Democrats who put party ahead of country and the world. You have to be a sick and ignorant SOB to actually believe that Iran could be trusted to do anything that they saw. There is no trust and verify with the fanatical Islamic leaders of Iran, they should not even be dealt with to even verify anything with. As for the Democrat politicians who are Jews, like Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and her ilk, that actually support this terrible treaty, I guess you would have lead your own people into Hitler’s gas chambers as well.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described Israel as a “fake” regime, and said there won’t be any Israel in 25 years from now.
“Some of the Zionists have said that given the results of the nuclear negotiations (between Tehran and the world powers), they have been relieved of concerns about Iran for 25 years, but we tell them that basically, you will not see the next 25 years and with God’s grace, nothing under the name of the Zionist regime will exist in the region by then,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a large number of Iranians in Tehran on Wednesday.
He added that the heroic spirit and morale of Muslim fighters will not let the Zionists feel comfort and tranquility in the next 25 years.
Elsewhere, Ayatollah Khamenei warned of the US endless enmity towards the Iranian nation, and said even after the nuclear agreement, whose fate is not yet clear in Iran and the US, the Americans have been hatching plots and approving a bill in the congress against Iran.
He described national might as the only way to end the US plots, and said a strong economy, growing scientific progress and maintaining and reinvigorating the revolutionary spirit and morale of the people, specially the youth, are among ways to boost national might and power.
Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated the need for vigilance against the US plots to influence Iran, and said Tehran had only entered negotiations with Washington just on the nuclear issue “and we will not negotiate with the US in other fields”.
Yeah Hillary, wait until these saps see my Iranian nuclear deal after they foolishly elect me for a second term
This is a regime that wants to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth and the United States. And with Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, this delusional, poor excuse for a president is about to unfreeze $100 billion back to an Islamist regime, a state sponsor of terrorism to do whatever they want with this money.
In essence, the second worst president in history, Jimmy Carter, created the Islamic terrorist state of Iran and now the worst president in American history, Barack Obama, is giving Iran the means to put forth their means of extermination. UNREAL.
How Presidential, Anyone Who Disagrees With Barack Obama is Called “Crazies” … Update: White House Walks back Obama’s ‘crazies’ comment
AND LIBERALS CALL DONALD TRUMP UN-PRESIDENTIAL … OBAMA IS THE PRESIDENT AND REFERS TO HIS ENEMIES AS “CRAZIES” …
The Divider in Chief is at it again calling referring to those who do not agree with his Iran nuclear deal as “crazies”. How presidential. But what can we expect from the worst president in modern times. So I guess the Democrats like soon to be Senate minority leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) is one of those crazies? How sad that this is what it has come to with this poor excuse for a president. A note to Barack Obama, you know what crazy is … making a deal with a fanatical Islamist regime like that exists in Iran, giving away the kitchen sink in the process and providing no real way to monitor their nuclear capabilities and in some cases making secret provisions for Iran to monitor themselves. What is crazy is to actually trust Iran, a government hellbent on destroying Israel and the United States.
There are the people on his side on the Iran deal, President Barack Obama said Monday evening. Then there are “the crazies.”
Back from a notably uneventful and restful two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Obama was immediately on the road for a short trip here, first to speak at a green energy conference hosted by retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, then to raise money for his preferred successor, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.
The White House on Tuesday walked back on President Obama’s comments during a Nevada fundraiser Monday night when he referred to some of his political opponents in Congress as “crazies.”
In his comments at the fundraiser, president acknowledged that he was back from vacation feeling “refreshed, renewed, recharged” and “a little feisty.”
On the feisty score, he didn’t waste time saying he was ready for the fall’s legislative battles, noting that he had ridden to the fundraiser with Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid. The two, he said, did some reminiscing and spent time “figuring out how we are going to deal with the crazies in terms of managing some problems.”
Some reporters and critics immediately interpreted the “crazies” comment as referring to those opposing the Iran nuclear deal. The White House Tuesday denied that it was a reference to Iran deal opponents but admitted the president was “flip” with his language.