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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.
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...
originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: burntheships
That action endangered every American overseas, including our military.
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.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Look at this ......
(different situation ... but)
Meeting With Bill Clinton, Donation To Foundation Preceded Businessman’s Release From Iran Jail
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.
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.
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.