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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:45 am

White House denies $400 million payment to Iran was ransom for hostages

... Some top Republican lawmakers said the payment, delivered in stacks of foreign currency on wooden pallets in an unmarked cargo plane about the same time Iran released the Americans, was too coincidental to pass the smell test.

“Paying Iran behind our backs, incentivizing further kidnappings of Americans while providing funds for terrorism, is as ignorant as it is wrong,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said in a letter to Mr. Kerry that he should appear before Congress to testify about the payment, which was first reported Tuesday night by The Wall Street Journal.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 ... an-ransom/
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Re: White House denies $400 million payment to Iran was rans

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:46 am

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

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.

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Re: White House denies $400 million payment to Iran was rans

Postby Mike Tomlin » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:47 pm

If you're going to negotiate a hostage release with Iran you have to use missiles not money.
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Re: White House denies $400 million payment to Iran was rans

Postby geezil » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:38 pm

..........and they sat on the runway until the money showed

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/08 ... ved-video/

.........Is it called "taqiyya"? Which (if you are halfway bright) invokes a few things.
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Re: White House denies $400 million payment to Iran was rans

Postby CFJunior » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:48 am

At least this administration didn't trade arms for hostages. ;)

And for those who don't want to make a ransom payment, and I agree, how long should American citizens rot in captivity?
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Re: White House denies $400 million payment to Iran was rans

Postby CFJunior » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:57 am

What wasn't mentioned by the conservative slanted articles posted was that the United States owed Iran 1.2 billion and settled on 400 million.

We now know longer owe Iran any money and our citizens are free. Win, win?
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Re: White House denies $400 million payment to Iran was rans

Postby hawksfan » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:40 pm

CFJunior wrote:What wasn't mentioned by the conservative slanted articles posted was that the United States owed Iran 1.2 billion and settled on 400 million.

We now know longer owe Iran any money and our citizens are free. Win, win?


I would submit to you CF that we didn't owe them sh**. A) the government that that deal was made with hasn't existed for almost 4 decades & b) the current Iranian goverrnment, the lunatic death cult, owes the United States reparations for holding our embassy personnel hostage for 449 days, not to mention the 239 Marines they murdered 3 or 4 years later in Lebanon via their proxy group Hez'bollah...
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