Wednesday, August 3, 2016

We've been sold out again!!

The Obama administration has secretly sent $400 million in cash to Iran, and this was done at the same time of the January release of four Americans held in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation.

Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to officials. It was reported the U.S. got the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Occording to sources, the money was the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran for a 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 have denied any link between the payment and the prisoner exchange. However, Revolutionary Guard commanders had boasted at the time of the Americans caving 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.

What's also interesting about this transaction is how the $400 million was paid in foreign currency. I'm sure the reason for this is any transaction with Iran in U.S. dollars is illegal under U.S. law. The sanctions against Iran also complicate Tehran’s access to global banks.

Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas said, "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."

So, in my humble opinion, it looks as though this administration has put our American people abroad in danger by those wishing to collect ransom for their return. This is just more proof that Obama does not have the best interests of the American people as a priority.

It's time for a change in the White House.
It's time to elect someone who puts the interests of the American people first.
It's time to elect Donald J Trump - President of the United States!

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