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Obama Regime Paid $400 Million Ransom To Iran For American Hostages. American Policy Now To Pay Terrorists For Terrorism.

August 4, 2016

This is just one of those incredibly remarkable stories.  And by “remarkable” I mean that hypocrite Democrats aren’t screaming for Obama’s IMPEACHMENT.

Iran is openly gloating that American paid a ransom.  The Obama regime denies it.  But if we accept Iran as a partner in a corrupt nuclear deal, we can surely accept their word here.  Which makes Obama a criminal who needs to be tossed right out of office and into a prison cell.

As you read this story, you just need to consider what statisticians call “the odds.”  This money has been held by the United States since the Iranian hostage crisis began on November 4, 1979.  The United States was simply not going to put money in the hands of a terrorist regime that had just illegally seized sovereign American territory and 52 American citizens.  Iran became officially a terrorist state on that day and has remained one ever since.

So what are the odds, given the approximately 13,500 days that have happened between November 4, 1979 and today, that Obama would give them hundreds of millions of dollars – in the identical form of an illegal DRUG DEAL – ON THE SAME DAMN DAY THAT IRAN RELEASES HOSTAGES THAT THEY ILLEGALLY DETAINED???

But it gets even WORSE.  Because the four American hostages claim they were released from prison, loaded onto a plane with the pilot on board, and they were asking why they couldn’t take off.  And they were told repeatedly that they were waiting for another plane to land first.  “We cannot take off until the other plane arrives.”  And then moments after that plane – you know, the one with the giant crates filled with cash – landed, they finally took off.

So now we are talking about odds that soar into the one-in-BILLIONS when you go back to November 1979 and start counting the damn SECONDS.

This is so much worse and so much more obvious than Iran-Contra it is beyond UNREAL.

This was a quid pro quo terrorist ransom.  And Obama paid it.  He gave a terrorist country hundreds of millions – actually BILLIONS of dollars – to use to pursue more terrorism and to use to develop their ballistic missile program so they could reignite their nuclear program and have a world-threatening weapon.

And again, this was done “illegally” and “criminally” WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL NOTIFICATION.

As usual, Obama and everyone who works for Obama is the worst kind of liar.  Back in January, Obama’s State Department said – and I quote – “[T]here’s a common misperception that on implementation day a big suitcase full of cash shows up in Tehran and all of a sudden they have all this money, which I think is really – does a disservice to what actually is going to happen.”

And what do you say NOW, Democrat?  Other than that you are a wicked fool, and a wicked liar, and WORSE???

Obama did EXACTLY what he promised he would NOT do.  Just as now it is what Obama says it isn’t – it is a terrorist ransom illegally paid against our laws and all common sense because rewarding terrorists is EVIL.

And the ONLY people on the face of the earth today who are so stupid and so depraved that they WILL NOT accept the most obvious reality are DEMOCRATS.  They WILL NOT accept the obvious reality that Hillary Clinton is a corrupt fascist control-freak who betrayed our nation’s most classified secrets because all she cared about was her convenience and her corrupt and criminal deals through her Clinton Foundation and her husband’s speeches as she sold out America for her OWN cash payments.

And yeah, the words “drug deal” and “drug dealer” resonate well with this wicked administration.  Obama is a criminal thug in his depraved heart, which is why he has pardoned more convicted criminals – including many sentenced for LIFE by the American people – than the last NINE PRESIDENTS COMBINED.  And it will probably be more than ALL previous American presidents combined by the time he leaves office.

And Obama’s secret stash of cash flight PROVES he has the mindset of a drug dealer.

Here’s another example of just how EVIL Obama is: a DC transit cop just got busted by the FBI for providing “material support” to Islamic State.  His crime: he bought $245 in prepaid phone cards that he believed he was giving to Islamic State.  Now, contrast that with Obama, who just sent $400 million in small bills via unmarked cargo plane to THE NUMBER ONE TERRORIST STATE ON PLANET EARTH.  And the actual toll is $1.7 BILLION.  So who’s the worse terrorist?

Free that DC transit cop and put OBAMA in prison.

But it’s all just a bunch of coincidences.  You know, it’s like a miracle of statistics but it really doesn’t mean anything, because no matter what it looks like, it’s just a coincidence, you see.

Not.

Now, I believe in miracles because I believe in Jesus who rose from the dead and walked on water.  This amazing miraculous coincidence is something very different than anything Jesus had anything to do with.

Democrats reject God – as their secular humanism demonstrates – and reject the image of God in man – as their cursed murder of sixty million babies that God declares HE formed in the womb according to Psalm 139 – but somehow they believe in the most bizarre form of “miracle” nevertheless.  They believe that when Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton repeatedly reveal themselves to be the worst kind of fascist, lawbreaking thugs, that they are still wonderful.

Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama are guilty of ALL KINDS of bizarre quid pro quos.  How about the weird example of the fact that Bill Clinton wasn’t making anywhere CLOSE to half a million dollars a damn speech until AFTER Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State, and suddenly his value inexplicably EXPLODED:

After his wife became Secretary of State, former President Bill Clinton began to collect speaking fees that often doubled or tripled what he had been charging earlier in his post White House years, bringing in millions of dollars from groups that included several with interests pending before the State Department, an ABC News review of financial disclosure records shows.

Where he once had drawn $150,000 for a typical address in the years following his presidency, Clinton saw a succession of staggering paydays for speeches in 2010 and 2011, including $500,000 paid by a Russian investment bank and $750,000 to address a telecom conference in China.

“It’s unusual to see a former president’s speaking fee go up over time,” said Richard Painter, who served as chief ethics lawyer in the White House Counsel’s office under President George W. Bush. “I must say I’m surprised that he raised his fees. There’s no prohibition on his raising it. But it does create some appearance problems if he raises his fee after she becomes Secretary of State.”

But if you’re a Democrat, it’s just a “miracle” of your wicked god-kings, the same way it’s just a miracle that Obama paid a damn ransom of giant boxes of non-US currency and secretly flew it in an unmarked cargo plane to Iran on the same damn day they gave us our hostages back.

And of course it’s just racist or misogynist to doubt the miracle power to transcend logic and morality of these gods.

Bill and Hillary racked up $153 million that way, selling American influence in their speeches that somehow never got recorded so Americans could know what they promised.  That’s another fact.  These are the worst kind of crony-capitalist (fascist) autocrats we’ve EVER seen.

Here’s another “miracle” for you, that Bill’s huge payoffs line up PERFECTLY with actions taken by Hillary as Secretary of State to betray the country she was supposed to be serving:

At least two dozen different companies, groups or foreign governments paid former President Bill Clinton hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees at the same time that they had issues pending with the State Department that was being run by his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, alleges a new report this week.

More than $8 million was eventually paid out to the former president – and 15 of the organizations also donated as much as $15 million to the family’s charity, The Clinton Foundation, according to the report published Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal.

No quid pro quo, Democrats say; just a “miracle” that over and over again, there was a miraculous coincidence that money flowed into the Clinton machine at the same time that Hillary was “considering” the interests of the foreign entities that were seeking favorable treatment with her State Department.

Possibly my very favorite Clinton “miracle” is the miracle in which the United States sold Russia it’s uranium necessary to build nuclear weapons and by the most amazing coincidence Bill Clinton got paid half a million dollars to give a speech by one of the parties directly involved.

And now we have this beauty of a “miracle”:

U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed
Obama administration insists there was no quid pro quo, but critics charge payment amounted to ransom
By Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee
Updated Aug. 3, 2016 12:01 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward.

Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said.

The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal signed just before the 1979 fall of Iran’s last monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

The settlement, which resolved claims before an international tribunal in The Hague, also coincided with the formal implementation that same weekend of the landmark nuclear agreement reached between Tehran, the U.S. and other global powers the summer before.

“With the nuclear deal done, prisoners released, the time was right to resolve this dispute as well,” President Barack Obama said at the White House on Jan. 17—without disclosing the $400 million cash payment.

Senior U.S. officials denied any link between the payment and the prisoner exchange. They say the way the various strands came together simultaneously was coincidental, not the result of any quid pro quo.

“As we’ve made clear, the negotiations over the settlement of an outstanding claim…were completely separate from the discussions about returning our American citizens home,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said. “Not only were the two negotiations separate, they were conducted by different teams on each side, including, in the case of The Hague claims, by technical experts involved in these negotiations for many years.”

But U.S. officials also acknowledge that Iranian negotiators on the prisoner exchange said they wanted the cash to show they had gained something tangible.

Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas and a fierce foe of the Iran nuclear deal, accused President Barack Obama of paying “a $1.7 billion ransom to the ayatollahs for U.S. hostages.”

“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, he said.

Since the cash shipment, the intelligence arm of the Revolutionary Guard has arrested two more Iranian-Americans. Tehran has also detained dual-nationals from France, Canada and the U.K. in recent months.

At the time of the prisoner release, Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House portrayed it as a diplomatic breakthrough. Mr. Kerry cited the importance of “the relationships forged and the diplomatic channels unlocked over the course of the nuclear talks.”

Meanwhile, U.S. officials have said they were certain Washington was going to lose the arbitration in The Hague, where Iran was seeking more than $10 billion, and described the settlement as a bargain for taxpayers.

Iranian press reports have quoted senior Iranian defense officials describing the cash as a ransom payment. The Iranian foreign ministry didn’t respond to a request for comment.

The $400 million was paid in foreign currency because any transaction with Iran in U.S. dollars is illegal under U.S. law. Sanctions also complicate Tehran’s access to global banks.

“Sometimes the Iranians want cash because it’s so hard for them to access things in the international financial system,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on the January cash delivery. “They know it can take months just to figure out how to wire money from one place to another.”

The Obama administration has refused to disclose how it paid any of the $1.7 billion, despite congressional queries, outside of saying that it wasn’t paid in dollars. Lawmakers have expressed concern that the cash would be used by Iran to fund regional allies, including the Assad regime in Syria and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, which the U.S. designates as a terrorist organization.

The U.S. and United Nations believe Tehran is subsidizing the Assad regime’s war in Syria through cash and energy shipments. Iran has acknowledged providing both financial and military aid to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and deploying Iranian soldiers there.

But John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said last week that there was evidence much of the money Iran has received from sanctions relief was being used for development projects. “The money, the revenue that’s flowing into Iran is being used to support its currency, to provide moneys to the departments and agencies, build up its infrastructure,” Mr. Brennan said at a conference in Aspen, Colo.

The U.S. and Iran entered into secret negotiations to secure the release of Americans imprisoned in Iran in November 2014, according to U.S. and European officials. Switzerland’s foreign minister, Didier Burkhalter, offered to host the discussions.

The Swiss have represented the U.S.’s diplomatic interests in Iran since Washington closed its embassy in Tehran following the 1979 hostage crisis.

Iranian security services arrested two Iranian-Americans during President Obama’s first term. In July 2014, the intelligence arm of Iran’s elite military unit, the Revolutionary Guard, detained the Washington Post’s Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, and charged him with espionage.

A fourth Iranian-American was arrested last year. A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, Robert Levinson, disappeared on the Iranian island of Kish in 2007. His whereabouts remain unknown.

The Swiss channel initially saw little activity, according to these officials. But momentum shifted after Tehran and world powers forged a final agreement in July 2015 to constrain Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lifting of most international sanctions. A surge of meetings then took place in the Swiss lakeside city of Geneva in November and December.

The U.S. delegation was led by a special State Department envoy, Brett McGurk, and included representatives from the Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to U.S. and European officials. The Iranian team was largely staffed by members of its domestic spy service, according to U.S. officials.

The discussions, held at the InterContinental Hotel, initially focused solely on a formula whereby Iran would swap the Americans detained in Tehran for Iranian nationals held in U.S. jails, U.S. officials said. But around Christmas, the discussions dovetailed with the arbitration in The Hague concerning the old arms deal.

The Iranians were demanding the return of $400 million the Shah’s regime deposited into a Pentagon trust fund in 1979 to purchase U.S. fighter jets, U.S. officials said. They also wanted billions of dollars as interest accrued since then.

President Obama approved the shipment of the $400 million. But accumulating so much cash presented a logistical and security challenge, said U.S. and European officials. One person briefed on the operation joked: “You can’t just withdraw that much money from ATMs.”

Mr. Kerry and the State and Treasury departments sought the cooperation of the Swiss and Dutch governments. Ultimately, the Obama administration transferred the equivalent of $400 million to their central banks. It was then converted into other currencies, stacked onto the wooden pallets and sent to Iran on board a cargo plane.

On the morning of Jan. 17, Iran released the four Americans: Three of them boarded a Swiss Air Force jet and flew off to Geneva, with the fourth returning to the U.S. on his own. In return, the U.S. freed seven Iranian citizens and dropped extradition requests for 14 others.

U.S. and European officials wouldn’t disclose exactly when the plane carrying the $400 million landed in Iran. But a report by an Iranian news site close to the Revolutionary Guard, the Tasnim agency, said the cash arrived in Tehran’s Mehrabad airport on the same day the Americans departed.

Revolutionary Guard commanders boasted at the time that the Americans had succumbed 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.

Among the Americans currently being held are an energy executive named Siamak Namazi and his 80-year old father, Baqer, according to U.S. and Iranian officials. Iran’s judiciary spokesman last month confirmed Tehran had arrested the third American, believed to be a San Diego resident named Reza “Robin” Shahini.

Friends and family of the Namazis believe the Iranians are seeking to increase their leverage to force another prisoner exchange or cash payment in the final six months of the Obama administration. Mr. Kerry and other U.S. officials have been raising their case with Iranian diplomats, U.S. officials say.

Iranian officials have demanded in recent weeks the U.S. return $2 billion in Iranian funds that were frozen in New York in 2009. The Supreme Court recently ruled that the money should be given to victims of Iranian-sponsored terror attacks.

Members of Congress are seeking to pass legislation preventing the Obama administration from making any further cash payments to Iran. One of the bills requires for the White House to make public the details of its $1.7 billion transfer to Iran.

“President Obama’s…payment to Iran in January, which we now know will fund Iran’s military expansion, is an appalling example of executive branch governance,” said Sen. James Lankford (R., Okla.), who co-wrote the bill. “Subsidizing Iran’s military is perhaps the worst use of taxpayer dollars ever by an American president.”

Write to Jay Solomon at jay.solomon@wsj.com and Carol E. Lee at carol.lee@wsj.com

We now know that even the twisted, wicked Obama Justice Department objected to this obvious illegal sham of a hostage payoff:

According to a new report, Senior U.S. Department of Justice officials not only knew about the $400 million payout from the U.S. government to Iran — they warned against it.
DOJ officials reportedly voiced their opposition to funneling millions of dollars to Iran via an unmarked cargo plane while the Iranian government was releasing four American hostages, according to The Wall Street Journal Wednesday.
“People knew what it was going to look like, and there was concern the Iranians probably did consider it a ransom payment,” a source in the Justice Department told WSJ.
The State Department overruled their objections and shipped out wooden pallets of euros, Swiss francs, and other currencies, in compliance with a U.S. law restricting transactions in dollars to Iran.

And yes, it is a FACT that the Iranians are claiming this was a hostage ransom.

And yes, Iran is a documented MURDERER of at least 500 American soldiers, and has paid bounties for many other American soldiers killed.

Which is another way of saying that Obama just paid for a hell of a lot more American deaths.

And let’s not fail to remember that under Obama, terrorism has exploded like not even his worst critics could have imagined: since Bush left office, and by the time Obama leaves office, terrorism will have exploded by at least one thousand, nine-hundred percent.  Barack Obama is truly the terrorist-in-chief who has made terrorism both possible and profitable.

Half a million Syrians are now DEAD because Obama is a failed president.

We have more crisis refugees under this failed president than have ever been seen in the entire history of the human race. I want that to soak in, because under the metastic CANCER that is the Obama presidency (that Hillary wants to continue as his third term) the world is at an even WORSE place than it was during World War II.

And yes, they know that a pathologically weak Barack Obama, and a pathologically corrupt Hillary Clinton, will pay BILLIONS more to reward them for seizing as many American hostages as they can.

We live in an age of miracles.

There was a time when we believed in different miracles, of a Man who walked on water, turned water into wine, calmed the savage seas with a word, fed thousands and thousands of people with a couple loaves and fish, raised people from the dead, and even ultimately conquered death Himself.

Now we live in a day when utterly godless Democrats, armed with the miracle power of their god Satan to deceive and deceive every more wildly a people who despise God and despise the Truth that God came to embody, believe in the miracle power of Democrat politicians who will surely lead this nation right into HELL

As I’ve said over and over by way of ending of my articles, the Beast is coming.  And one day soon every single Democrat – EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU – will take his mark on your right hand or on your forehead and worship him.  Because you have already proven time and time again that have nothing short of a hatred for the Truth and a desperate fanatic need to be deceived.

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Grayson Grills Bernanke: ‘Where Did Our Half Trillion Dollars Go?’

August 5, 2009

Are you a C-SPAN addict?  Me neither.  It is the truly desperate soul who pauses during a channel surfing session on a C-SPAN channel of some boring Congressional proceeding.  Who wants to watch a bunch of arrogant stuffed-shirt elitists argue with one another in a series of one boring speech after another?

Ah, but every now and then something of significance actually happens – and when such a once-in-blue-moon event occurs – C-SPAN is there to capture the action.

Such a moment occured when Florida Republican Rep. Alan Grayson questioned Barack Obama’s arse-smooching Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

This is by no means an official transcript, but it does reflect the sense of part of the exchange.  Every American should watch it to learn just how screwed up our “experts” have made our system:

Grayson: I would like to direct your attention to page 26 of the report you handed out this morning which consists of your balance sheet.  And one of the entries on your balance sheet under assets is central bank liquidity swaps which shows an increase from the end of 2007 from $24 billion to $553 billion and change at the end of 2008.  What’s that?

Bernake: Those are swaps done with foreign central banks.  Many foreign central banks are short dollars, and so they come into our markets looking for dollars and drive up interest rates and create volatility in our markets.  What we’ve done is create a swap: we buy their currency and they buy ours.  That lowers interest rates across the globe.  They take the dollars, lend it out to the banks in their jurisdiction, and that helps bring down interest rates in the global market for dollars and meanwhile we’re not lending to those banks, we’re lending to the central banks; the central bank is responsible for repaying us.

Grayson:So who got the money?

Bernake: Financial institutions in Europe and other countries.

Grayson: Which ones?

Bernake: I don’t know.

Grayson: Half a trillion dollars and you don’t know who got the money?

Bernake: Uh, the loans went to the, the loans go to the central banks and they, uh, they put them out to their, uh, to their institutions to try to bring down short term interest rates in financial markets around the world.

Grayson: Well let’s start with which central banks got the money.

Bernake: They’re 14 of them which are listed, um, in our, i’m sure they’re listed in here somewhere.

Grayson: Who actually made that decision to hand out half a trillion dollars that way?

Bernanke: The Federal Open Market Committee.

More…

Grayson: All right. We actually looked at one of the arrangements and one of the arrangements is 9 billion dollars for New Zealand. That works out to $3000 for every single person who lives in New Zealand. Seriously, wouldn’t it have been better to extend that kind of credit to Americans than New Zealanders?

Bernake: It’s not costing Americans anything, we’re getting interest back and it comes back, not at the cost of any Amercian credit. We are extending credit to Americans, too.

Grayson: Well, wouldn’t it necessarily affect the credit markets if you extend half a trillon dollars in credit to anybody?

Bernake: We are lending to all US financial institutions in exactly the same way.

Alan Grayson: Well, look at the next page, the very next page has the US dollar nominal exchange rate which shows a 20% increase in the US nominal exchange rate at exactly the same time that you were handing out a half a trillion dollars. You think that’s a coincidence?

Bernake: Yes.

Alan Grayson (Breaks out laughing at the sheer absurdity of Bernanke’s calculated refusal to acknoweldge the obvious no matter how obvious it is…).

Watch the video and pass it along:

The purpose of this is not merely to slam Democrats.  George Bush wanted to do the most massive financial bailout in history – and while Democrats provided the MOST support for the $700 billion Bush-Paulson TARP bailouts – Republicans supported it too.  Enraged House Republicans voted down the measure after Nancy Pelosi used the opportunity to politically demagogue them, but enough of them ended up supporting the bailout plan.  Ultimately two-thirds of Democrats and one-third of Republicans voted to pass the measure.  John McCain supported it as a presidential candidate right along with Barack Obama.  And we have been throwing billions and even trillions of dollars around ever since.

Republicans were wrong.  Democrats were far more wrong, of course, because they are always far more wrong.  But Republicans should have put their foot down to prevent the financial-whiz-kid takeover of our entire political and economic system.

Something is incredibly sick with our system, because somehow that $700 billion TARP bailout has morphed into a $23.7 TRILLION TARP bailout, as the special inspector general for the Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program, Neil Barofsky, recently made public.

And Barack Obama’s and Turbo-Tax Tim Geithner’s Treasury Department – caught red-handed spending and loaning FAR more than they ever should have been allowed to spend and loan – managed to turn the issue into a quibbling over just how much money we could theoretically lose at one time.  When the bigger question was, “Just how does an authorization of $700 billion become an authorization for $23.7 trillion?”

The difference between Democrats and Republicans at this point is that Republicans – who now openly admit they spent too much when they were in power – have wised up.  Meanwhile, Democrats who attacked “dangerous” and “irrepsonsible” federal spending under Bush have taken “dangerous” and “irresponsible” to levels never before even dreamt of. Democrats are utterly determined to keep up the insane spending spree until we are utterly imploded with debts even our children’s children’s children’s children’s children will never be able to hope to repay.

Since TARP, Obama has passed a $3.27 trillion stimulus that didn’t stimulate, a 9,000 earmark-laden $410 billion omnibus bill, and a $3.55 trillion federal budget that adds more to the debt than all previous US presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush – combined.  And even as we play aound with $2 trillion more for health care “reform” and throw billions of dollars more into “Cash for Clunkers,” there’s no sign that we are on any kind of slowdown as we race toward the economic cliff ahead.

We are experiencing a sickness that might well be epitomized by Vice President Joe Biden’s statement: “We have to spend money to keep from going bankrupt.” They are the words of a fool – and yet fools are now in total charge of our country as they pursue their fools’ agenda.

They want to play their political power games, rewarding their political allies and punishing their political opponents.  They want to stay in power forever.  They want to sit in their offices with their staffs and their benefits and their various fiefdoms.  They don’t want to protect the United States from calamity.  They somehow think that America is eternal and can never be defeated or destroyed.  They’re going to be in for a great wake-up call – and the nation right along with them – when it all goes to hell due to their insane lack of responsibility.