Politics Obama Admin Admits Cash for Prisoners

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    State Dept.: $400M to Iran was contingent on US prisoners’ release

    The State Department admitted Thursday that the US would not hand over $400 million in cash to Iran until it released four American hostages — two weeks after President Obama insisted the payment was not a “ransom.”

    State Department spokesman John Kirby was asked at Thursday’s press briefing: “In basic English, you’re saying you wouldn’t give them $400 million in cash until the prisoners were released, correct?”

    “That’s correct,” Kirby replied.

    In an Aug. 4 press conference, President Obama said the opposite.

    “We do not pay ransom. We didn’t here, and we won’t in the future,” the president told reporters, speaking of the Jan. 17 payment and hostage release.

    Families “know we have a policy that we don’t pay ransom. And the notion that we would somehow start now, in this high-profile way, and announce it to the world, even as we’re looking in the faces of other hostage families whose loved ones are being held hostage, and saying to them ‘We don’t pay ransom,’ defies logic,” Obama added at the time.

    He lectured the press for even raising the issue.

    “It’s been interesting to watch this story surface. Some of you may recall, we announced these payments in January. Many months ago. There wasn’t a secret. We announced them to all of you. [Press secretary Josh Earnest] did a briefing on them. This wasn’t some nefarious deal,” the president said. “It wasn’t a secret. We were completely open with everybody about it and it is interesting to me how suddenly this became a story again.”

    The US claims the money — delivered in cash stacked aboard an unmarked cargo plane — was part of a settlement of a longstanding dispute with the Iranian regime over a never-completed arms deal from the 1970s.

    Kirby continued to maintain Thursday that “the two negotiations were separate,” referring to the hostage release and arms deal.

    Kirby spoke after the Wall Street Journal reported that the departures of the crisscrossing planes — the one with the $400 million and the one with the four Americans — were linked.

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    There's a short video at the link of the State Dept guy admitting it today in a press conference.

    http://nypost.com/2016/08/18/state-...-iran-was-contingent-on-us-prisoners-release/

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    He is such a pathetic fucking worm. Lies and deceit.
     
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    He did it again? Damn.

    Do you really think that you're the first one to hear about this, and the rest of us are drooling oblivious idiots, awaiting you to keep us informed?

    :smile:
     
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    Public admits to Obama admin: We already knew.
     
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    Didn't Obama just come on the TV a few weeks ago and debunk the fact that he paid for hostages to be released.
    I'm tired of being lied to.
     
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    So what are we suppose to believe? Their lies from a couple weeks ago, or their lies today? :bigthink
     
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    But since you went ahead and made another thread on the topic, lets look at your post a little closer.


    You're sourcing the New York Post. :rofl:
     
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    There's video at the link - douchenozzle.

    Facts are like kryptonite to you.
     
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    How is it a ransom when you give someone back their own money?

    I thought ransoms were when someone took something, and demanded money in return. That isn't what happened here at all.
     
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    A video for what? Who gives a fuck.

    Your basic thread premise is wrong, because the 400 million was Iranian money to begin with.
     
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    Obama, the goat
     
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    :jj: Watch the video, nitwit. The guy says they wouldn't give them the money until the prisoners were released.
     
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    That's it, I'm not going to vote for Obama.

    I've had it with him and his ransoms.
     
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    I sure hope this isn't a precedent where a group like ISIS legally partners with US Govt to buy weapons,planes or whatever , then decades later after the partnership sours wants the money back and captures Americans to exchange for their money. :rant:
     
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    What would future Let's Make a Deal host Donald Trump have been able to haggle for? :sigh:
     
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    This isn't about Trump... it's about all politicians lying all the fucking time.
     
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    Come home from vacation and check on them people in Louisiana
     
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    Idiot.

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    ransom
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    noun ran·som \ˈran(t)-səm\
    Popularity: Bottom 50% of words
    Simple Definition of ransom
    • : money that is paid in order to free someone who has been captured or kidnapped

     
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    ...melt harder faggot. :cwl:
     
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