$400 Million Was Just The
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots
“With the nuclear deal
done, prisoners released, the time was right to resolve this dispute as well.”
Barack HUSSEIN Obama on why he gave the
Iranians $400 million of our taxpayer dollars without telling us
When Ronald Reagan was ready to assume the presidency in
1980, the Iranian’s so feared him that the then ongoing hostage crisis came to
an end within minutes of him being sworn into office. Freed were the 52
hostages that were held for 444-days…freed with not one dime in ransom being paid or one prisoner being swapped for their release.
Now as the Obama presidency is (thankfully) coming to end,
we find out that when the four Americans (Washington Post Tehran correspondent
Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini,
and Nosratollah Khosrawi-Roodsari) being held by Iran were released last
January 16th, not only did Obama turn over seven Iranians we had detained for
sanctions violations related to Iran’s nuclear program, he also agreed to drop
extradition requests for 14 others, and acquiesced to Iran’s demand for cash “to show they had gained something tangible.”
And they got it…cash to the tune of $400 million of our hard earned taxpayer dollars converted
into Euros, Swiss francs, and other currencies...monies converted by the central
banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland…and monies delivered on a silver
platter so to speak...via an unmarked cargo plane in the dead of night.
And why was the $400 million paid in foreign currency… simply
because any transaction with Iran in U.S. dollars is illegal under U.S.
law…meaning Obama once again basically skirted our laws by turning U.S. dollars
into foreign currency just to get a 'landmark' deal he hoped would serve his legacy well. And
he did so while claiming that due to international sanctions against Iran, the
payment had to be made in cash…just not in American dollars.
And the sanctions referring is according to whistle blower Chase
Foster, a State Department official who leaked the details of the prisoner-swap
talks that the Obama administration still claims never happened.
According to Foster, during the back-and-forth regarding the Obama wanted ‘landmark’ nuclear deal, the Iranians left on the
table the possibility that talks concerning the prisoners…the hostages…might be
worth pursuing. However, the Iranians never did acknowledge that talks were being held, and neither did Obama or his minions even though we now know that secret
talks were most assuredly happening in conjunction with the then ongoing
nuclear negotiations being held in Geneva, Switzerland.
And, according to Foster, these prisoner talks were courtesy
of Secretary of State John ‘Swiftboat’ Kerry and U.S. lead negotiator Wendy
Sherman…the very same folks negotiating centrifuges, inspectors, and reactors
with the enemy. And now we find out that these prisoner talks were actually going
on over a year’s time despite the administration claims…or more precisely the
administration lies…that the release of prisoners was never discussed during
the nuclear negotiations.
But now that this so-secret payment has been exposed, Obama
and crew have started insisting that said monies simply represented the first
installment of a $1.7 billion settlement that released $400 million in funds
frozen since 1981, plus $1.3 billion in interest that was owed to Iran…monies
owed over a failed arms deal…a deal we signed with Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s
government with said monies being deposited in a Pentagon trust fund just
before the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the fall of his government. But that is
pure nonsense for once the Shah’s government was overthrown and the radical
anti-American mullahs took over, technically all deals made with Pahlavi became
no longer applicable…no longer applicable meaning that legally no payments
needed to have been made now or ever as the government they were made with no
And here’s something even more absurd than simply being just
nonsense…Obama said the $400 million payment had to be made in such a quick and
timely manner after negotiations with Iran were concluding, finalized, and
implemented, because Iranian leaders “urgently
needed money” due to the many years of economic sanctions being placed
against them because of their (anything but) ‘peaceful’ nuclear program.
So good little 'aider and abetter' that he is, Obama made
that $400 million payment without informing ‘We the People’ or Congress for
that matter, knowing full well that those monies will be used by Iran to help
subsidize their military expansion; to help sponsor and fund terrorist
organizations and groups like Hezbollah; to help fund individual acts of
terrorism worldwide; and to fund enemy troops in the theaters of war that revel
in killing our brave American service men and women.
And let’s not forget that some of
those monies will most assuredly be used to move ever forward with steps to try and wipe
Israel…the ‘Little Satan’…off the map.
So thanks to Obama, our taxpayer dollars have done
nothing but help appease the world's number one state sponsor of terrorism
and to help implement what Obama and his minions still call a ‘landmark’ nuclear
deal. ‘Landmark’ only in the worst possible sense as this ‘very bad’ deal allows
Iran…the very country who continues to call us the ‘Great Satan’…to re-enter the
international economic stage thus giving them access to long-frozen funds... funds not only
frozen by us but by other nations as well.
And this was a deal negotiated straight from the bowels of Obama’s
traitorous hell for the prisoner exchange and the monies paid…which the
administration now claims resolved the above stated ‘dispute’ and did so before
an international tribunal in the Hague…just “by
happened to coincide with the formal implementation of the nuclear
deal and with the lifting of sanctions on Iran.
In fact, as if adding insult to injury, an Iranian news site
close to the Revolutionary Guard, the Tasnim Agency, said the cash paid was actually
a “ransom” and that it arrived at
Tehran’s Mehrabad airport on the very same day that the now released American hostages
departed. And how do we know this to be true…because high-ranking Revolutionary Guard
commanders, including General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, commander of the Guard’s
Basij militia, boasted at the time that the Americans “had succumbed to Iranian pressure” and that “Taking this much money back was in return for the release of the
American spies,” with these very words being said over Iranian state media.
And if Iran believes the cash paid was a ransom know that
both ‘We the People’ and the rest of the world believes it to be so as well…believes
it to be so as the world now laughs at how far our beloved America has fallen
under the stewardship of a president who acquiesces to the ransom demands of
And here's a little detail that just came to light as I write this...a
little detail omitted by Obama in all his words said to the
press...according to released hostage Pastor Saeed Abedini...their plane
in ready-to-go mode sat on the runway for "hours and hours" and was not allowed
to take off until the monies were actually in Iranian hands...a
hallmark of all ransoms paid.
But it was General Naghdi’s very words, “had succumbed to Iranian pressure”…that has convinced former UN
Ambassador John Bolton that the payment of $400 million to Iran just as four
Americans were being released was “absolutely
a ransom” and that “the release of
the hostages by Iran, the payment of a $1.7 billion settlement, of which the
400 million in cash was just the first installment, and the Iran nuclear deal
were part of a package.”
And it’s a package that Obama hoped would never come to
light, so doing what he does best, Obama now has cover-ups and excuses being concocted
and put into place to cover what is yet another one of his many treasonous acts...to yet again cover his outwardly ‘aiding and abetting’ the enemy. In fact, State Department
spokesmouth John Kirby…an expert at playing the game of word semantics…was
quick to say that, "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…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 Kirby’s words of excuses and coverups make little
difference to the fact that a ransom was indeed paid no matter that separate
agreements may or may not have been made by people separate from those making deals
regarding centrifuges, inspectors, and reactors… as in John Kerry and Wendy
And Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, a vocal critic of Obama’s
‘very bad' nuclear deal, also said it quite well when he accused Obama of paying
“a $1.7 billion ransom to the ayatollahs
for U.S. hostages,” and added that, “This
break with longstanding U.S. policy put a price on the head of Americans, and
has led Iran to continue its illegal seizures” of Americans.
And how right he is for the bottom line is that Barack
HUSSEIN Obama secretly (and possibly illegally) paid a ransom to the
enemy…a ransom that now puts even more American lives in danger, especially those living and working in countries that don’t like us very much. And the
sad reality is that once Iran released the four American hostages, Obama’s appeasement emboldened them to kidnap another three Americans…Iranian-Americans Siamak Namazi (an energy executive), his 80-year old
father Baquer Namazi, and San Diego resident Reza Shahini…and to kidnap dual-nationals
from Canada, France, and Great Britain as well. And why...to most likely increase their leverage to force another prisoner exchange and/or cash payment in
the final months of the enemy-appeasing Obama administration.
So what happens next now that we know what we know…and what
we know can be summed up very well by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman
Ed Royce's (R-CA) words, “The logistics of
this payment — literally delivering a plane full of cash to evade U.S. law —
shows yet again the extraordinary lengths the Obama administration will go to
accommodate Iran, all while hiding the facts from Congress and the American
And the fact is that Royce’s words alone should be grounds
for declaring Barack HUSSEIN Obama unfit to hold office for accommodating the
enemy through what in reality is bribes, ransom, and secret agreements is
indeed grounds for treason.
And lest we forget that Hillary Clinton also had a part in
this fiasco for it was Hillary herself, in her then capacity as Secretary of
State, who laid the groundwork for this most disastrous of
nuclear deals to become reality. "I
spent 18 months putting together the sanctions against Iran so that we could
force them to the negotiating table"
she continues to proudly claim
about the very negotiating that turned into appeasement…and worse.
And appeasement concerning Iran is something Hillary is all too
familiar with for back in 2012, the Clinton Foundation sought but failed to
receive State Department approval for CEO Shamsul Azhar bin Abbas of Petronas, a
Malaysian oil company doing business with Iran, to come to the U.S. to attend
the Foundation’s annual meeting. Now why would Hillary or her and Billy-Boy’s
foundation even entertain such a thought knowing that the company did business…and
a lot of it…with the very country she helped place sanctions against. And also
while serving as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton withheld documents requested under FOIA
regarding State Department waivers given to business and individuals doing
business with Iran.
Both being realities that should give one pause as you now ponder
this very disturbing thought…will any of the $400 million given to Iran by Obama somehow
make its way into the Clinton Foundation to appease the woman Iran wants as
president thus allowing for islamist and Muslim Brotherhood plant Huma Abedin to become Hillary's puppet master...a puppet master not unlike Valerie Jarrett is to Obama...Iranian born and still Iranian loyal Valerie Jarrett who I just bet played a major part in Obama's appeasing of her birth country.
And while there are now calls for a Congressional
investigation into not only the already completed $400 million cash transfer,
but also calls to require…to demand…that the White House make public the
details of the entire what will be $1.7 billion transfer to Iran, members of Congress are trying to get passed legislation that would stop
Obama from making any further cash payments to our enemy Iran. But being that
we know how long and how drawn out these investigations tend to be, I think
Obama will be long out of office before any resolution is reached and before Hillary
becomes our next president.
A true disaster for America that involves more than just monies…all
while dancing in the streets in Iran becomes our sad new reality.