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  • State Dept Considers $50B "Signing Bonus For Iran

    $50 billion to a terrorist nation building nukes...

    The State Department on Monday would not rule out giving Iran up to $50 billion as a so-called "signing bonus" for agreeing to a nuclear deal later this year, according to comments made to journalists following reports that the Obama administration had formulated a plan to release tens of billions of frozen Iranian funds.
    Experts have said this multi-billion dollar "signing bonus" option, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, could be the largest cash infusion to a terror-backing regime in recent memory.
    A cash release of $30 to $50 billion upon reaching a final nuclear agreement would come in addition to the more than $11 billion in unfrozen assets that Iran will already have received under an interim nuclear accord reached in 2013.
    When asked to address these reports on Monday, State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf attempted to dodge the issue and then accused reporters of getting "spun up" on the issue.
    Asked whether Iran could receive $50 billion "on day one after signing" or verbally agreeing to a nuclear deal, Harf told reporters that she would "look into it."
    When pressed to provide an answer about the Journal's initial report, Harf declined "to go line by line in the story."
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015...onus-for-iran/

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    Will the madness never end? I suppose this is another thing Congress can't do anything about?
    "A foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse." Ulysses S. Grant

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    • #3
      If the Senate doesn't ratify the treaty then it's worthless. ....of course the emperor with his pen and phone will exercise the treaty until 2017......
      Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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      • #4
        I wish we had the guts to start the impeachment process.
        Credo quia absurdum.


        Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TacCovert4 View Post
          If the Senate doesn't ratify the treaty then it's worthless. ....of course the emperor with his pen and phone will exercise the treaty until 2017......
          Yes, but he can send the money before 2017.
          "A foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse." Ulysses S. Grant

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          • #6
            He'll have to find it somewhere in his budget for another department if Congress does not ratify and budget it.
            Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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            • #7
              It is truly sad that Obama the Ignorant is resorting to what is essentially bribery to get a nation hostile to the US to sign a treaty that probably is unenforceable to begin with.

              Even Chamberlain didn't resort to bribery with Hitler... And we know what an incompetent he was with treaties with Germany.

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              • #8
                The check will bounce.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
                  I wish we had the guts to start the impeachment process.
                  Same here...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                    It is truly sad that Obama the Ignorant is resorting to what is essentially bribery to get a nation hostile to the US to sign a treaty that probably is unenforceable to begin with.

                    Even Chamberlain didn't resort to bribery with Hitler... And we know what an incompetent he was with treaties with Germany.
                    Actually, Chamberlain did bribe Hitler. IIRC, he agreed to Hitler's terms in an attempt to appease him, which amounted to bribery.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                      Actually, Chamberlain did bribe Hitler. IIRC, he agreed to Hitler's terms in an attempt to appease him, which amounted to bribery.
                      And, for those that History Before Yesterday doesn't exist, that apeasment was followed shortly by WW2.

                      Aside from not having the money for such bribery
                      , such an appeasement would soon result in WW3. No, wait! WW3 is already heating up with the fighting in Syria, Sudan, Libya, Nigeria, Yemen, the Russian expansion in the Ukraine, etc... It didn't work for Clinton to keep North Korea from getting the bomb. What makes Obama think that this would work with Iran. And, once they have the bomb, Armageddon won't be far behind.
                      “Breaking News,”

                      “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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                      • #12
                        Why does everyone keep saying that Obama doesn't have $50 billion dollars? He doesn't have the several trillion dollars that make up the national debt, but that hasn't stopped him from spending like a drunken sailor so far.

                        I'll bet the Treasury printing presses are going non-stop.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TacCovert4 View Post
                          He'll have to find it somewhere in his budget for another department if Congress does not ratify and budget it.
                          IIRC, the money is in frozen accounts from 1979, and has been accumulating interest. so it is not part of the US budget.

                          Ayatollah Khomenei was unfamiliar with the ATM's- or forgot his pin number.

                          I don't remember which.

                          ( Actually, pres. Carter froze the accounts.)
                          The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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                          • #14
                            Quick wiki on the process:

                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2...laims_Tribunal
                            The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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                            • #15
                              The Iranians have over $110 Billion in frozen bank assets and we are offering to give them $50 Billion? This is not well thought out!

                              Pruitt
                              Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                              Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                              by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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