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    January 20th, 2017 just can't get here fast enough.

    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.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/400...ons-2016-08-02
    “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.”

  • #2
    Originally posted by SRV Ron View Post
    January 20th, 2017 just can't get here fast enough.
    If the hell beast is elected it will only get worse.
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- Ernest Benn

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    • #3
      Idiotic story. All part of the Nuke deal. Nothing secret about it. Oh it was Iran's money.
      “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
      “To talk of many things:
      Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
      Of cabbages—and kings—
      And why the sea is boiling hot—
      And whether pigs have wings.”
      ― Lewis Carroll

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
        Idiotic story. All part of the Nuke deal. Nothing secret about it. Oh it was Iran's money.
        Doesn't change that it was in essence a ransom payment. It also is one more nail in the coffin of the "nuke deal's" ultimate failure as a diplomatic effort.
        It's this sort of Obama debacle that will doom Hillary more than anything Trump says or does. People are tired of Obama and see Hillary as more of the same. She is going to have a nearly impossible time changing that perception.

        Trump may be a blundering, bombastic, fool, but for many it's a combination of "He's not Obama and he's sure as hell not Hillary!"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
          Idiotic story. All part of the Nuke deal. Nothing secret about it. Oh it was Iran's money.
          I just heard the report on the 7:00AM News. This money was non US dollars gathered from European Banks to hide its true nature of ransom payment which is forbidden under US Law. Facts are going to be difficult to deny here. You and the Progressives you blindly support are just going to have to scream louder about Trump follies for this current scandal to be relegated to the dustbin of History Before Yesterday.

          Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown on unmarked cargo plane...

          https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/s...9&action=click
          “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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          • #6
            Nothing that this administration does surprises me anymore!
            Trying hard to be the Man, that my Dog believes I am!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SRV Ron View Post
              I just heard the report on the 7:00AM News. This money was non US dollars gathered from European Banks to hide its true nature of ransom payment which is forbidden under US Law. Facts are going to be difficult to deny here. You and the Progressives you blindly support are just going to have to scream louder about Trump follies for this current scandal to be relegated to the dustbin of History Before Yesterday.

              Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown on unmarked cargo plane...

              https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/s...9&action=click
              Ron, don't be home at 337am on Sunday. I heard that it's your "appointment" time to be taken to the FEMA reeducation camp. You're screwed, they don't have wifi there.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by johns624 View Post
                Ron, don't be home at 337am on Sunday. I heard that it's your "appointment" time to be taken to the FEMA reeducation camp. You're screwed, they don't have wifi there.
                Did you bother to read the link instead of responding with trolling and name calling typical of the Progressive Obama Worshiping distraction from the issue? (Drudge link redirected to below.)
                http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-sent...eed-1470181874

                Are we that short of cash that the money had to be sent in hard currency of other European countries instead of the usual methods of electronic transactions between nations?

                Doesn't that smell of money laundering to you?

                Regardless of the so call reason for money owed from 1979 prior to regime change, this transaction opens up all Americans to being kidnapped for ransom where such untraceable money can now be used to finance terrorism worldwide.
                “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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
                  Idiotic story. All part of the Nuke deal. Nothing secret about it. Oh it was Iran's money.
                  Riiiiiight. And the fact that it was delivered on the same day, just before the Hostages plane took off, means nothing?
                  How's that sand taste, Mr. Ostrich?
                  "Why is the Rum gone?"

                  -Captain Jack

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                  • #10
                    The Denial; In her own words;
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGY4...ature=youtu.be
                    “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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by johns624 View Post
                      Ron, don't be home at 337am on Sunday. I heard that it's your "appointment" time to be taken to the FEMA reeducation camp. You're screwed, they don't have wifi there.
                      Here's what I quoted, I don't see any namecalling at all.

                      Originally posted by SRV Ron View Post
                      Did you bother to read the link instead of responding with trolling and name calling typical of the Progressive Obama Worshiping distraction from the issue?
                      But yet, the red above seems to be you namecalling. Once again, do you know what a moderate is? Have you ever seen me give praise to O'Bama? I didn't think so. Maybe you should realize, that in the real world, nothing is all black or white, left nutter or right nutter.

                      PS Get a sense of humour.

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                      • #12
                        This was from an article published last year. It appears we owed them 400 million dollars, and more. There is also supposed to be 100 billion dollars squirreled away somewhere for their oil that various countries bought.
                        For instance, the former Iranian embassy in Washington was impounded by the United States and rented out, as were 10 other properties in various locations. The real estate and accumulated rent is estimated to be worth $50 million.

                        At the time of the 1979 revolution, Iran’s deposed government had been waiting on the delivery of some $400 million in military equipment, for which it had already paid. The Pentagon later re-sold that equipment and the money was placed in an escrow account.

                        Later executive actions blocked financial assets owned directly or indirectly by Iran’s central bank, major companies, and various government and military entities.

                        The agreement announced this morning runs to 159 pages, and 60 of them are dedicated simply to listing the individuals and entities that will have some or all of the financial sanctions against them lifted and their assets unfrozen.
                        http://www.businessinsider.com/whats...-assets-2015-7

                        So they will probably be getting lots more cash from us or other entities. That is why so many folks were in there talking business with the Iranians when the deal went down. Lots of folks wanting to get their hands on some of that windfall money.

                        It could be that somewhere in the agreement there is a paragraph that when they got some of their money back they'd free some prisoners, or it could be a coincidence. I hope they spent those Euros fast. They've lost some value since then--they may be wishing they took the money in dollars.
                        Last edited by Jannie; 04 Aug 16, 17:45.
                        Homo homini lupus

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SRV Ron View Post
                          All we'd need now is for Iran to detonate a nuclear test weapon between now and the election...

                          Boy, that'd pretty much crush Hillary's position on Iran...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jannie View Post
                            This was from an article published last year. It appears we owed them 400 million dollars, and more. There is also supposed to be 100 billion dollars squirreled away somewhere for their oil that various countries bought.

                            http://www.businessinsider.com/whats...-assets-2015-7

                            So they will probably be getting lots more cash from us or other entities. That is why so many folks were in there talking business with the Iranians when the deal went down. Lots of folks wanting to get their hands on some of that windfall money.

                            It could be that somewhere in the agreement there is a paragraph that when they got some of their money back they'd free some prisoners, or it could be a coincidence. I hope they spent those Euros fast. They've lost some value since then--they may be wishing they took the money in dollars.

                            We owe these scumbags nothing.

                            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_hostage_crisis
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
                              Idiotic story. All part of the Nuke deal. Nothing secret about it. Oh it was Iran's money.
                              If it was their money, then why all the cloak and dagger. Just hire a Charter Plane, put some Guards on it and some trackers, and fly the money to Iran out in the open, then fly out.

                              It was a Ransom Payment.....no doubt.
                              Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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