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

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posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: BlueAjah

The State Department under Bush also labelled 3 million Iranians as terrorists by designating their voluntary militia as a terrorist organisation.

The terror list is politically motivated. I doubt you'll find terrorist groups operating in Syria with ties to Saudi Arabia and the CIA on that list.

Iran is one of the most ardent opponents of the Islamic State.




posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:53 PM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777

I seem to recall he did make some changes to a policy about
hostages and terrorists, but I was not aware it was concerning
if the U.S. could pay ransom.

I'm looking for all of the info right now.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:54 PM
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Wall Street Journal broke this story:
www.wsj.com...



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:57 PM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft

and as much as I hate to admit it, I would pay the same for American citizens to be returned home safe from political incarceration.


Admittedly, I would feel compelled to do the same.

Although, as I understand it, it would be against U.S. policy.




The U.S. Government will make no concessions to terrorists holding official or private U.S. citizens hostage. It will not pay ransom, release prisoners, change its policies, or agree to other acts that might encourage additional terrorism. At the same time, the United States will use every appropriate resource to gain the safe return of American citizens who are held hostage by terrorists. 2001-2009.state.gov...



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

I don't think it does, Iran is a sovereign state, not a terrorist organisation.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:04 PM
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originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: burntheships

That action endangered every American overseas, including our military.



Turns out Iran was telling the truth when they said that the
money was for ransom all along.


And in Iran, the commander of the country's Basij force reportedly boasted this week that Iran had secured the money as a price for letting the Americans go.

"This money was returned for the freedom of the U.S. spy, and it was not related to the [nuclear] negotiations," said Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, according to Iran's Fars news service.
www.chicagotribune.com...


Why then did Kerry and Obama not tell the whole story?

I do hope that those who called for an investigation do so again,
and loudly!



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:04 PM
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originally posted by: Stormdancer777

originally posted by: IAMTAT
We'll see how the MSM ignores this tomorrow.
It's illegal...it's ransom...it's negotiating with terrorists holding hostages.


It is illegal, isn't, it?


Depends on the carelessness and the intent.




posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:09 PM
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Wooden pallets stacked with euros, I'm freaking out.

WTF?

I can't get over it.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:10 PM
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Media has to stop talking about the Khans first.

Then they can get to other cool stuff like bombing isis in libya, the top people at the DNC quitting, hillary's latest email leaks and this.

Oh wait...





posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:11 PM
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posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:12 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

That is an aspect of this story that really stands out,
the imbalance of the numbers.

You would think 400 million in cash along with all the
rest we conceded to we could have done much better.

SMH....



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:12 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

Why was it a secret? And who is in on it?



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:14 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Look at this ......

(different situation ... but)
Meeting With Bill Clinton, Donation To Foundation Preceded Businessman’s Release From Iran Jail



Nice



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:16 PM
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originally posted by: Stormdancer777
Wooden pallets stacked with euros, I'm freaking out.

WTF?

I can't get over it.



They couldn't get all that in non sequential unmarked 20's.

Yeah, euro's easier for the Foundation to launder and harder to trace.




posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:19 PM
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originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: xuenchen

That is an aspect of this story that really stands out,
the imbalance of the numbers.

You would think 400 million in cash along with all the
rest we conceded to we could have done much better.

SMH....




Before the US sat at the table, they should have been released.

Besides, if $150 f'n billion couldn't cover them......




posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:24 PM
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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
But $100 million each?
No, sorry but I can get cheaper hostages somewhere else.


This deal seems it will make ours prime targets.




posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:38 PM
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Seems like I remember something along this line from Reagan and crew.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: conspiracy nut

You might want to google Iran-Contra.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:47 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
Except Iran didn't give up their nuclear program. They still have it, and now they have all kinds of money pouring in to fuel it.


Proof?

I have yet to see the Iranian nuclear boggyman thats been promised thats been only "6months" away since the 90's.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:48 PM
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originally posted by: buckwhizzle
a reply to: conspiracy nut

You might want to google Iran-Contra.




October 15–20: Meetings are held in Paris between emissaries of the Reagan/Bush campaign, with Mr. William Casey as "key participant", and "high-level Iranian and Israeli representatives".

October 21: Iran, for reasons not explained, abruptly shifts its position in secret negotiations with the Carter administration and disclaims "further interest in receiving military equipment".

October 21–23: Israel secretly ships F-4 fighter-aircraft tires to Iran, in violation of the U.S. arms embargo, and Iran disperses the hostages to different locations.

January 20, 1981: Hostages are formally released into United States custody after spending 444 days in captivity. The release takes place just minutes after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as president.


1980 October surprise
Hostage release

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