Ronnie Raygun sold arms to Iran, to use to kill Saddam’s folks, and used the money to help anti-commie freedom fighters and for that, he can never be forgiven. I mean, fighting commies? That’s just un-American so far as our fine betters are concerned.
Important Update!!!! I just saw a defender of Obama on this say we made a settlement even though the Hague hadn’t decided on the suit yet. So they legitimized the Hague while sucking the Iranians ass! That’s an Obama exacta, the trifecta is when they start nuking Saudi Arabia.
Change to today, Obama sends $400 million dollars to Iran. There are so many ways that’s really bad.
For the record, the reason I’m using an NBC link is cuz I figured that would be the funniest. They just have to spin everything as “Republicans are attacking Obama and they’re stupid!”
That sum was actually part of a $1.7 billion settlement to Iran for a decades-long legal dispute that was before an international tribunal in The Hague,
Really? We’re giving legitimacy to the fucking Hague? What moron thought that was a goo…oh yeah. Ofuckingbama.
This bit is all about the stupidity.
“As we’ve made clear, the negotiations over the settlement of an outstanding claim at the Hague Tribunal were completely separate from the discussions about returning our American citizens home,” Kirby said in a statement. “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.”
As we saw in Cuba, they always put themselves in a weaker position when they “negotiate”.
They should say, “Release the hostages and maybe we’ll negotiate with you.” instead they always say, “Those Americans you’re holding illegally are not part of any negotiations.” What the hell is up with that?
Now, I’ll say that I agree with the fools in the Obama admin that they didn’t intend it as ransom, they were probably surprised when the Iranians said they would free the Americans, freeing Americans from Obama’s friends (those who hate Amerikkka) is not high on Obama’s to-do list.
Headline from last year
Why Are American Hostages Still Held in Iran?
Why? indeed. I mean, as we’ve just discussed, we know that it’s because freeing Americans held by murderous enemies of America is just not on Obama’s radar.
From the first link.
A Wall Street Journal report Tuesday characterized the Obama administration’s $400 million payment to Iran as a “secretly organized” airlift of euros, Swiss francs and other currencies given to Tehran.
It remains illegal for the U.S. to conduct a monetary transaction with Iran in American dollars.
I will give Obama props for one thing, they used furrin currency, so they say, because it was against the law to use US currency. As they fucked America, at least they followed part of the law. Not sure why as nobody seems to care when prominent Dems break the law, but there it is.
I love this bit of “some people”, it’s there to say they reported it but it’s short and sort of buried so it doesn’t really stand out.
Other lawmakers have said they are concerned the money would be used by Iran to fund Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria or Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Since that’s as “Well, duh!” a statement as there can be, you know NBC had to let Josh Ernest had to live up to his name.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest downplayed the concerns that Iran could use the infusion of cash to support terrorist groups. He told reporters Wednesday that an analysis done by the administration “confirms what we’ve predicated” — that the bulk of the money is going toward addressing the dire economic situation in Iran and to “prop up currency devalued by sanctions.”
Yeah, cuz murderous dictators are always about relieving Teh Peepul. I’m gonna bet at least a few $million was used to destroy satellite dishes in Iran.
For The People!
And since it’s the Funniest End of Civilization Ever, notice why we “owed” them the money.
The money was owed to the Islamic republic following a failed arms deal dating back to 1979, when Iran purchased American fighter jets, U.S. officials said.
So in other words, it’s money we owed the Shah.
It would have been funnier if it was over Ronnie Raygun’s Iran/Contra deal, but paying them money Jimmy Carter owed the Shah before St. Jimmy fucked him (the Shah) is pretty darn funny.