I ran from Iran. I lied, again, so what.
Fortune: January 17 (2016), the same day five American hostages were released from custody in Iran, a jetliner dispatched from the U.S. delivered $400 million in cash to Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport. Heightening the air of skulduggery, Iranian guards unloaded pallets loaded not with U.S. dollars but Swiss francs, euros and other foreign currencies.
The shipment was a secret until The Wall Street Journal broke the story on August 2.
WAY TO GO MR. TRANSPARENCY!
And these “journalists” are the same ones who were colluding with Hillary to rig the Election that she was so bad at that she lost.
Yet, another example of “the end justifies the means” by Liberals.
“All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” he said. “Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”– Ben Rhodes
Does this remind you of someone else?
Jonathan Gruber, perhaps.
An architect of the federal healthcare law said last year that a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” helped Congress approve ObamaCare.
In a clip unearthed Sunday, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Jonathan Gruber appears on a panel and discusses how the reform earned enough votes to pass.
He suggested that many lawmakers and voters didn’t know what was in the law or how its financing worked, and that this helped it win approval.
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”
That elitist liberal contempt just dripping off them. The ruthlessness and lack of morals or ethics of any kind whatsoever is indicative of The Obama Administration.
It took 7 1/2 months of lies and distortions because they had to fess up. Then it burned hot and the media that colluded with Obama went back to doing what they had been doing like it was nothing.
So what if they lied, were still liberals and we are The Ministry of Truth. It’s not like Obama Lied, People Died… 🙂
I blame it on You Tube, like the Media and The Administration did after Benghazi. Where actual people died and no in the DC echo chamber or White House really cared.
Since then, Republicans from Donald Trump to Paul Ryan have assailed the White House for paying a gigantic ransom when government-paid ransom is barred under U.S. law, and for hiding the ploy from a public already highly skeptical of the U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement. President Obama denied the payment to Tehran was a ransom. The White House contends the payment simply settled a decades-long financial dispute, and that the settlement was fully disclosed in January—although at the time, officials made no mention that the $400 million arrived in Iran the same as the hostages were freed, a confluence of events bound to arouse suspicion.
Aug 2016 (Fox): State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau says the U.S. couldn’t say more about the Jan. 19 payments because of diplomatic sensitivities. They involved 13 separate payments of $99,999,999.99 and final payment of about $10 million. There was no explanation for the Treasury Department keeping the individual transactions under $100 million.
The money came from a little-known fund administered by the Treasury Department for settling litigation claims. The so-called Judgment Fund is taxpayer money Congress has permanently approved in the event it’s needed, allowing the president to bypass direct congressional approval to make a settlement.
The U.S. announced the controversial nuclear deal with Iran on July 13, 2015. At a news conference on January 16, President Obama declared that the U.S. was lifting the first raft of sanctions against Iran. He also stated that the U.S. would return $1.7 billion to Iran, as agreed in the negotiations at the Hague. That same day, Tehran released the U.S. hostages, and the U.S. freed seven Iranians detained for violating financial and other U.S. sanctions on their home country. Hence, the return of the five Americans appeared to be one side of a prisoner exchange with Tehran.
But Obama didn’t mention that the same day, $400 million was being shipped over 6000 miles for deposit in Iran’s treasury. “Normally you’d use a bank transfer,” says Sick. “But Congress banned dollar transfers to Iran, so the government had to find another way. So they bought foreign currency, and transferred it in cash.”
He gave Billions of Dollars to a Terrorist nation saying they wouldn’t use the money to build nukes to kill us with…right.
Obama was always very fond of Middle Eastern Terrorists. Never, ever, committing the Thoughtcrime of “Islamic Terrorist” or even “radical islam” no matter what.
“This was not a quid pro quo for hostages,” says Barbara Slavin, acting director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council. “It was an opportunity for countries with no diplomatic relations to clear away a number of diplomatic disputes. For the U.S, it was important to get back the detained Americans, and the Iranians wanted their seven citizens out of jail.”
And if I want to keep my Doctor, and my health plan… 🙂
Oh and that Nuclear “deal”, the one where they billion of $$$ and basically no actual restrictions that mean anything? Yeah, well, don’t worry, he’s got that covered. 🙂
Good thing there were no terrorist attacks on America during his Presidency!! 🙂
“We should take great pride in the progress that we’ve made over the last eight years. That’s the bottom line. No foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland.”
–President Obama, remarks at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 6, 2016
And we know he’s no lying…:) Ever the master of Orwellian speech.
By focusing on a “foreign terrorist organization,” the president leaves out home-grown terrorists who might have been inspired by terror groups overseas. And by using the word “successfully,” the president manages to avoid having to acknowledge the one documented case that is clearly linked to a terror group.
12/25/2009: On Friday morning, in Detroit, Michigan, United States, as the plane was approaching the destination, a would-be suicide bomber, identified as Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian national, on board of Northwest Flight 253 from Amsterdam, Netherlands detonated a device that was attached to his body while on the plane.
But thats a lie for another day…
THIS JUST IN, JUST NOW: Fort Lauderdale shooter Esteban Santiago told FBI agents he carried out his Jan. 7 deadly shooting in the name of the Islamic State, CNN reports.
Whoops, there he goes again. I suppose this will be Trump’s Fault…
Lies, Damed Lies, and Democrats!
The end justified the means.
The Narrative is sacrosanct.
And this is still out there, waiting to get back it’s power.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.