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Obama paid Iran $400 million ransom for American hostages: report

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posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 04:06 AM
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if Iran interrogated the US prisoners and sent Obama a preview of the video that if leaked would have enraged the american public. Of cause he'd pay $400M and give Iran a free exit from jail card to boot. Surprised it hasn't happened earlier.




posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 05:52 AM
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originally posted by: Stormdancer777
www.nationalreview.com...

Good article


I rather suspect Obama is going to jail too if Trump is elected.
He could share a cell with Hillary.



posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 10:15 AM
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Obama committed a felony.

It is plain as the nose on your face. And in typical "Obama/Clinton" fashion, they try to make it seem like faulty reasoning on the part of those that expose and criticize their illegal behavior.

They count on the stupidity of the citizenry and the cover-up or willful conspiring of big media to keep the story low-key.

This time, Obama went WAAAAAY over his boundaries, and even though he only has a few months left, I do not think it prudent to let his blatant breaking of U.S. laws pass without severe punishment. Americans have had enough of this administration's lawlessness and arrogance.

It is time We The People stop this corruption and criminality by our elected officials. Demand repercussions.


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posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: queenofswords




They count on the stupidity of the citizenry and the cover-up or willful conspiring of big media to keep the story low-key.


As long as the msm is in his pocket no one will hear about this. Why a gop majority house and senate are not bringing this directly to the american people and initiating an investigation is MORE troubling.

This specific example is all trump needs to bring to the american people to show that the system is rigged.



posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 11:22 AM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
Obama committed a felony.

And in typical "Obama/Clinton" fashion, they try to make it seem like faulty reasoning on the part of those that expose and criticize their illegal behavior.




...and there are 1000's of drones all too willing to repeat his false statements.

You nailed it with that statement though. The mental gymnastics Obama and his followers play to try and invert reality is both stunning and disgusting at the same time.



posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: UKTruth

He is a master of bamboozling



posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: choos

State Sponsors of Terrorism


Designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1984, Iran continued its terrorist-related activity in 2014, including support for Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza, Lebanese Hizballah, and various groups in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. This year, Iran increased its assistance to Iraqi Shia militias, one of which is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), in response to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) incursion into Iraq, and has continued to support other militia groups in the region. Iran also attempted to smuggle weapons to Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza. While its main effort focused on supporting goals in the Middle East, particularly in Syria, Iran and its proxies also continued subtle efforts at growing influence elsewhere including in Africa, Asia, and, to a lesser extent, Latin America. Iran used the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) to implement foreign policy goals, provide cover for intelligence operations, and create instability in the Middle East. The IRGC-QF is the regime’s primary mechanism for cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad.

Iran views Syria as a crucial causeway in its weapons supply route to Lebanese Hizballah, its primary beneficiary, and as a key pillar in its “resistance” front. In 2014, Iran continued to provide arms, financing, training, and the facilitation of primarily Iraqi Shia and Afghan fighters to support the Asad regime’s brutal crackdown that has resulted in the deaths of at least 191,000 people in Syria, according to August UN estimates. Iran publicly admits to sending members of the IRGC to Syria in an advisory role. There is consistent media reporting that some of these troops are IRGC-QF members and that they have taken part in direct combat operations. While Tehran has denied that IRGC-QF personnel participate in combat operations, in 2014 it acknowledged the deaths in Syria of two senior officers (Brigadier Generals Abdullah Eskandari and Jamar Dariswali). Tehran claimed they were volunteers who lost their lives while protecting holy shrines near Damascus.

Likewise in Iraq, despite its pledge to support Iraq’s stabilization, Iran increased training and funding to Iraqi Shia militia groups in response to ISIL’s advance into Iraq. Many of these groups, such as Kata’ib Hizballah (KH), have exacerbated sectarian tensions in Iraq and have committed serious human rights abuses against primarily Sunni civilians. The IRGC-QF, in concert with Lebanese Hizballah, provided training outside of Iraq as well as advisors inside Iraq for Shia militants in the construction and use of sophisticated improvised explosive device (IED) technology and other advanced weaponry. Similar to Hizballah fighters, many of these trained Shia militants have used these skills to fight for the Asad regime in Syria or against ISIL in Iraq.

Iran has historically provided weapons, training, and funding to Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups, including Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC). These Palestinian terrorist groups have been behind a number of deaths from attacks originating in Gaza and the West Bank. Although Hamas’s ties to Tehran have been strained due to the Syrian civil war, in a November 25 speech, Supreme Leader Khamenei highlighted Iran’s military support to “Palestinian brothers” in Gaza and called for the West Bank to be similarly armed. In December, Hamas Deputy Leader Moussa Abu Marzouk announced bilateral relations with Iran and Hamas were “back on track.”

In March, Israeli naval forces boarded the Klos C cargo ship in the Red Sea off the coast of Sudan. On board, they found 40 M-302 rockets, 180 mortars, and approximately 400,000 rounds of ammunition hidden within crates of cement labeled “Made in Iran” and believed to be destined to militants in the region.

Since the end of the 2006 Israeli-Hizballah conflict, Iran has also assisted in rearming Lebanese Hizballah, in direct violation of UNSCR 1701. General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the IRGC Aerospace Force stated in November that "The IRGC and Hezbollah are a single apparatus jointed together," and Lebanese Hizballah Deputy Secretary General Naim Qassem boasted that Iran had provided his organization with missiles that had “pinpoint accuracy” in separate November public remarks. Iran has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in support of Lebanese Hizballah in Lebanon and has trained thousands of its fighters at camps in Iran. These trained fighters have used these skills in direct support of the Asad regime in Syria and, to a lesser extent, in support of operations against ISIL in Iraq. They have also continued to carry out attacks along the Lebanese border with Israel.

Iran remained unwilling to bring to justice senior al-Qa’ida (AQ) members it continued to detain, and refused to publicly identify those senior members in its custody. Iran previously allowed AQ facilitators to operate a core facilitation pipeline through Iran since at least 2009, enabling AQ to move funds and fighters to South Asia and Syria.

Iran remains a state of proliferation concern. Despite multiple UNSCRs requiring Iran to suspend its sensitive nuclear proliferation activities, Iran continued to be in noncompliance with its international obligations regarding its nuclear program. Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) between the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, coordinated by the EU), and Iran began on January 20, 2014. Iran has fulfilled the commitments that it made under the JPOA. The parties negotiated during 2014 to pursue a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to achieve a long-term comprehensive solution to restore confidence that Iran’s nuclear program is and will remain exclusively peaceful.


So, yes.

They should never be allowed to have nuclear weapons, but thanks to Obama and Hillary Clinton, they are now on the way to doing that as well.





You do realize that the United States has funded/armed known terrorist organizations as well right? Hypocrisy at its best.



posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: queenofswords




They count on the stupidity of the citizenry and the cover-up or willful conspiring of big media to keep the story low-key.


As long as the msm is in his pocket no one will hear about this. Why a gop majority house and senate are not bringing this directly to the american people and initiating an investigation is MORE troubling.

This specific example is all trump needs to bring to the american people to show that the system is rigged.


Oh for heavens sake. The GOP has spent years making up crap about Obama and then being forced to reveal that there's nothing to investigate. Benghazi is a classic point. Investigation after investigation after investigation and what did they discover? Bugger all. Oh and they had to investigate it in an election year, whilst claiming that the timing was pure coincidence. Have you seen Trey Gowdy recently? The man has been desperately trying to tell everyone that he wasn't made to look like an absolute blithering idiot over that investigation. He failed.



posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 12:43 PM
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originally posted by: AngryCymraeg

originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: queenofswords




They count on the stupidity of the citizenry and the cover-up or willful conspiring of big media to keep the story low-key.


As long as the msm is in his pocket no one will hear about this. Why a gop majority house and senate are not bringing this directly to the american people and initiating an investigation is MORE troubling.

This specific example is all trump needs to bring to the american people to show that the system is rigged.


Oh for heavens sake. The GOP has spent years making up crap about Obama and then being forced to reveal that there's nothing to investigate. Benghazi is a classic point. Investigation after investigation after investigation and what did they discover? Bugger all. Oh and they had to investigate it in an election year, whilst claiming that the timing was pure coincidence. Have you seen Trey Gowdy recently? The man has been desperately trying to tell everyone that he wasn't made to look like an absolute blithering idiot over that investigation. He failed.


Yeah thats what apologists do cry about the investigation not the acts that necessitated the investigation.
Cause you know giving money to terrorists is not a crime or anything.
The usa always pays for hostages, its a 200 year tradition dont ya know.



posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: 2wheelvet

Yep, and this is exhibit A.



posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 12:59 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody

originally posted by: AngryCymraeg

originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: queenofswords




They count on the stupidity of the citizenry and the cover-up or willful conspiring of big media to keep the story low-key.


As long as the msm is in his pocket no one will hear about this. Why a gop majority house and senate are not bringing this directly to the american people and initiating an investigation is MORE troubling.

This specific example is all trump needs to bring to the american people to show that the system is rigged.


Oh for heavens sake. The GOP has spent years making up crap about Obama and then being forced to reveal that there's nothing to investigate. Benghazi is a classic point. Investigation after investigation after investigation and what did they discover? Bugger all. Oh and they had to investigate it in an election year, whilst claiming that the timing was pure coincidence. Have you seen Trey Gowdy recently? The man has been desperately trying to tell everyone that he wasn't made to look like an absolute blithering idiot over that investigation. He failed.


Yeah thats what apologists do cry about the investigation not the acts that necessitated the investigation.
Cause you know giving money to terrorists is not a crime or anything.
The usa always pays for hostages, its a 200 year tradition dont ya know.


Only a democrat drone could look the other way as their 'hero' president arranges for a secret unmarked plane to fly in the dead of night to hand over foreign currency in cash to a terrorist sponsoring state.
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posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: AngryCymraeg

It took ten years to bring the Rosenbergs to justice.

In time, you are going to find out what happened, how it was covered up, what quid pro quos were issued to hinder the investigation, and why?

It takes patience and determination to get to Truth amidst a cabal of criminals, obfuscaters, enablers, and liars.

Hats off to Trey Gowdy. I hope he knows how much We The American People appreciate his patience and determination to unravel this web of deceit that has been perpetrated against us.



posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Spot on. Some of us are on to them and won't be fooled again.

People that commit these kinds of shady deals always have an out. In this case, Obama says that the negotiations to release these detainees was a separate track from the negotiations to release frozen Iranian funds.

Yeah. Right.

Just because two different teams were involved does not mean they were acting independently. With the evidence we now have, you would have to be a total imbecile to buy his explanation. But, the media lab dogs are proving themselves imbeciles every day.

Circumventing our rules to accomplish a feather in his hat for the Iranians is a felony in this case. If this were a person with an R behind his name, the imbecilic media would be foaming at the mouth.



posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody

As long as the msm is in his pocket no one will hear about this.


Another reason Hillary must never be elected.
Not just because she lies, is corrupt, and is incompetent.

But she will be Obama's third term, and keep covering up
all of this B.S. these folks keep churning out.



posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Since you seem to know so much about the president, democrats, and all things bad, tell me this. If congress did not approve the funding for this, how did Obama get foreign currency? A persoanl loan?



posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 02:16 PM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: UKTruth

Since you seem to know so much about the president, democrats, and all things bad, tell me this. If congress did not approve the funding for this, how did Obama get foreign currency? A persoanl loan?


I know how.

But you need to show where Congress specifically approved this?




posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 02:20 PM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: UKTruth

Since you seem to know so much about the president, democrats, and all things bad, tell me this. If congress did not approve the funding for this, how did Obama get foreign currency? A persoanl loan?


Seem to have touched a nerve. Instead of getting snarky at me, direct your angst to the President.
The issue is not approval to pay Iran money, it is the secret plane flown in the dead of night using foreign cash. Do you think they debated that in Congress? I think not.


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posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

I think if I really think about it, security. That is where logic would lead me.



posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 02:26 PM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: UKTruth

I think if I really think about it, security. That is where logic would lead me.


That doesn't surprise me that you would think that.
Far more likely that Obama wanted to ensure that a direct link to funding for terrorists could never be proven in court and he could not be held accountable to US law for paying in dollars. In other words to save his own ass and protect his legacy (which he thinks is good, instead of the # show it is) he was willing to circumvent law and put lives in danger. This money can not be traced. No amount of electronic audits can now prove Iran gave this money to terrorists. He made it easy for them to hide their tracks for his own sake.

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posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 02:26 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I was not saying congress approved it. How did the president get $400million dollars from foreign banks, a personal loan? Get it.




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