Friday, August 19, 2016

It Wasn't a Ransom. Oh Wait! It Was

The Obama administration and the State Department kept insisting that the $400,000,000 paid to Iran was not a ransom for the release of four Americans even though the exchange just happened to occur on the same day. Now they admit that the money was "contingent upon the release of the four Americans".

Translation? It was ransom.

"Earlier this month, after the revelation the U.S. delivered the money in pallets of cash, the administration flatly denied any connection between the payment and the prisoners.
"Reports of link between prisoner release & payment to Iran are completely false," Kirby tweeted at the time.
"This wasn’t some nefarious deal," Obama said during an August 4 press conference. "We do not pay ransom for hostages."
"However, Kirby said that the U.S. withheld the cash delivery until Iran made good on its promise to release the prisoners.
“In basic English you are saying you wouldn’t give [Iran] the 400 million in cash until the prisoners were released, correct?” asked a reporter at Thursday’s State Department briefing.
“That’s correct,” Kirby responded.

You don't think Obama and Kirby lied to us, do you?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The bigger question is: Why did Obama provide Iran with a CASH payment that cannot be tracked? His excuse is that there are not banking arrangements. What?! The U.S. could not set-up a banking arrangement!
Iran is a state sponsor of terrorist, that is recognized by the DoD, State Department, CIA, FBI and other U.S. Federal agencies. Iran expounds upon its hatred of America and Israel. They support the terrorists Hamas and Hezbollah. Hezbollah has performed many illegal operations within the U.S. Iran has continued to develop intercontinental missiles despite U.N. condemnation. They are building two new nuclear plants. They have 100,000 soldiers in iraq and now has a Russian military airbase in their country.
With this said, my opinion is that Obama has performed a treasonous act by aiding the enemy. Her is What the U.S. Constitution, Article lll, defines treason: SECTION 3- Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.