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1515, 18 Aug 16

Obama Bribed Iran

As I said in my column 9 days ago:

We have all heard the idiom, “If it walks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” That certainly seems to be the case regarding the hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of cash the Obama administration sent to Iran before the nation released American prisoners. Despite their vehement protestations, it sure looks like the Obama administration sent a massive ransom to a terrorist-supporting nation to free American hostages in violation of American law and policy.

And now we learn:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says a $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent on the release of American prisoners.

Spokesman John Kirby says negotiations over the United States’ returning Iranian money from a decades-old account was conducted separately from the prisoner talks. But he says the U.S. withheld delivery of the cash as leverage until the U.S. citizens had left Iran.

Both events occurred Jan. 17.

Yes. That is a ransom. There are very good reasons that American doesn’t pay ransom demands. And in this case, Obama paid a ransom to a regime that hates America and actively funds terrorist organizations all over the world. What a disgrace.


1515, 18 August 2016


  1. Pat

    Is this on the same level as guns for hostages?

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Typical liberalism: rewarding evil.

    Liberal defenders here claimed it was not a ransom.

    What a laughable denial that was.

    That money would have been better given to victims of Iran’s Islamic terrorism.

    Instead. Liberals give it to evil to be used for more evil.

    Awful. Just awful.

  3. Le Roi du Nord

    Answer Pat’s question.

  4. kjanz1899


    No, it’s on the same level as fast ‘n furious.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    Pat has asked me not to engage any comments Pat makes.

    Now if you asked me the same question, not sure if I should react to it or not…because Pat may think I’m engaging…albeit indirectly.

    Political correctness is an interesting animal in that respect.

    Do I worry about offending Pat on the “engaging” point?   Or does Pat have a right to be free of criticism to what I think is a very, very political statement?

    The subject of political correctness is very fascinating in terms of debate…or non-debate.


  6. Pat

    You’re not being engaged by me because of Owen’s request. Plain and simple.

  7. Le Roi du Nord


    You do whatever you want.  It’s still a free country.

  8. Kevin Scheunemann


    That is a foolish notion. It is not a free country.

    Liberalism is a choking weed, ready to strangle incorrect speech at a moment’s notice through number of punishing methods.

    Liberals don’t want to debate opposition, they want to delete it.

  9. Le Roi du Nord


    This is still the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave (well, not in your case).

    So I must not be a “liberal”, as I debate you all the time ?   Thanks.

    The rest of your post is more of the same nonsense; “liberal bad, Kevin good”.

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