News U.S. sent $400 million to Iran as 4 Americans detained in Tehran were being freed

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  1. Tim

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    Wall Street Journal‎ - 17 mins ago 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, including Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, Marine veteran Amir Hekmati and Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, 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.

    Senior U.S. officials denied any link between the payment and the prisoner exchange. They say the way the various strands came together simultaneously was coincidental, not the result of any quid pro quo.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/400-million-sent-to-iran-as-us-prisoners-released-raising-questions-2016-08-02
     
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    That is some badass Bourne Identity type shit.

    Fuck yeah. Thanks, Obama! :yes:
     
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    LMAO, so the Obama administration is essentially a State Sponsor of Terrorism.

    This is definitely the motherfucker who should be commenting on the suitability of others to be President. :facepalm:

    Wonder how many terrorist plots Odumbass can claim responsibility for financing via Iran handouts?
     
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    are they suggesting that obama paid the ransom to look good for retrieving the detainees?
     
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    Turtle Man Hello Darling

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    Real cuck move handing over the dosh like that
     
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    I bet that they air dropped the pallets of cash like they do in the movies, and that Obama pushed them out the plane personally. While laughing.
     
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    Fact
     
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    Be honest. If the Donald let you, you'd taste his little orange Donald, wouldn't you?
     
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    I don't see the article making any allusions to the president's motives
     
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    And we have no money because of poor people.
     
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    chump change
     
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    100 million per each detainee. Obama Assama the terrorist sympathiser or PR Prez wants to go out on a bang.
     
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    Sounds like bullshit. Were these more Jewish "students" from Berkeley who were "hiking" on Iran's borders? Spies, in other words. And Iran had its foreign assets "frozen" which is straight-up bizarre, considering they have done NOTHING WRONG aside from overthrowing the Shah. Iran in completely within treaty rights to pursue nuclear power.
     
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    "We don't negotiate with terrorist"
     
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    Yep, Odumbo never negotiates, he just gives them whatever they ask for straightaway. :derp:
     
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    Rod-Stroker I'm gonna rock ya till it strikes the hour

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    This is a clear cut case of
    Quid Pro Quo anyone who can't see it is blind cucksucking idiot.
     
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    High crime ...too late for impeachment?
     
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    well, there aren't any schools here needing new roofs or bridges that need repair around here, so...