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Iranian Terrorists Hit Saudi Ship in Attack Meant for U.S. Warship

Oops. BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

From Fox News.

The Iranian-backed suicide attack targeting a Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen on Monday may have been meant for an American warship, two defense officials told Fox News.

The incident in question occurred in the southern Red Sea and was carried out by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Two Saudi sailors were killed and three were wounded. At first the ship was thought to have been struck by a missile.

But based on new analysis of a video showing the attack, American intelligence officials now believe this was, in fact, a suicide bomber whose small boat rammed the side of the Saudi vessel.

In the audio heard on the video, a voice narrating the attack shouts in Arabic, “Death to America, Death to Israel, Death to the Jews.”

U.S. defense analysts believe those behind the attack either thought the bomber was striking an American warship or that this was a “dress rehearsal” similar to the attack on the USS Cole, according to one official.

The attack, near the Bab al Mandab Strait connecting the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, occurred in the same area where U.S. Navy warships came under missile attack in October.

An American destroyer shot down those incoming missiles — the first successful engagement in combat using an American SM-2 missile.

USS Nitze, an American destroyer, retaliated soon after, launching Tomahawk missiles on October 13 at multiple Houthi radar sites in Yemen.

The Saudi sand niggers are  some of the worst terrorist facilitators on the planet.  After 9/11, we should have bombed them first.  They just got a small taste of the terrorism they foster.

Obama’s Secret Deal Aiding Iranian Banks

Last I checked, aiding and abetting enemies of the United States is treason.  Unless you’re a darling of the DemProgs of course, then it’s okay.

From Fox News.

The Obama administration is coming under tough new criticism for its dealings with Tehran after a Wall Street Journal report claimed the U.S. agreed to sign a “secret document” lifting international sanctions on Iranian banks just as the regime was releasing four American prisoners.

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday called on Obama to provide “an immediate explanation.”

According to the Journal, the Obama administration agreed to support removing United Nations sanctions on the banks well in advance of the 2023 date agreed upon in the nuclear deal. The early removal of sanctions on Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International reportedly was part of a broader list of “tightly scripted agreements,” including the controversial prisoner exchange and transfer of $1.7 billion in cash to Iran that Republicans characterize as a “ransom.”

Ryan said the move violated the nuclear deal.

“This story grows more disturbing with each passing day,” Ryan, R-Wis., said in his statement. “It now appears that on the same day American hostages were freed from Iran, the administration not only agreed to the $1.7 billion cash ransom payment, but violated a key term of the nuclear deal by prematurely lifting ballistic missile sanctions.”

The White House downplayed the details, though, as old news.

“I’d note that this information is not new and was reported on back in January,” a National Security Council official said.

Yeah, treason is always ‘old news’.

A senior administration official said the U.S. was “comfortable” removing the bank from the U.N. sanctions list since the U.S. was already removing Bank Sepah from its own “Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List.” The official said the bank will still be cut off from the U.S. financial system, and the U.S. government has the ability to “quickly re-impose” sanctions if needed.

The Treasury Department designated both banks as facilitators of Iran’s nuclear program in January 2007 but sanctions were not to be lifted until 2023.

“Bank Sepah is the financial linchpin of Iran’s missile procurement network and has actively assisted Iran’s pursuit of missiles capable of carrying weapons of mass destruction,” said Stuart Levey, Treasury’s under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence (TFI), in his 2007 statement initiating the sanctions.

The series of newly revealed agreements, including delivering millions to Iran in cash payments, has angered Republicans on Capitol Hill.

The Treasury Department has conceded it made two wire transfers to Iran in July 2015 and April 2016 despite claims that sanctions prevented non-cash payments to Iran.

“These wire payments contradict the Administration’s claim that American sanctions laws prevented payment to Iran in any other form than cash, and raise questions about why they agreed to pay in cash over more transparent and accountable methods,” wrote Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., in a Thursday column in The Hill.

Members of Congress reportedly were kept in the dark about the secret deal and Pentagon officials admitted in recent congressional testimony that they did not participate in the cash and prisoner transfers.

“We weren’t involved in this,” Secretary of Defense Ash Carter testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee in September.

“I don’t know all the details of it, and the chairman and I were not involved in that. It is a decision that was taken by the law-enforcement and diplomatic [agencies],” added Carter.

The ‘cash and prisoner transfers’ is in reference to the $400 million ransom he paid the thugs in Tehran for hostages.

The Iranian nuke deal is an absolute clusterfuck. It essentially gave Iran the green light to make nuclear weapons.

In the wake of the ‘deal’, Iran immediately violated the terms and sent Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani to Russia for a meeting with Vlad Putin. Furthermore, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced that they will “trample America” and their policy of aggression hasn’t changed.

Iran already has nuclear weapons capability due to decades of failure by the West to stop them.  It will still race toward building a nuclear bomb, threaten Israel, and export terrorism.

As if Barky’s Iran deal weren’t bad enough, the U.N. allows Tehran to use its own inspectors.

Barky has armed and funded Islamic terrorists all over the world. He sent $147 million to Hamas, $500 million to the PLO, and sent the Muslim Brotherhood thugs in Egypt  $213 million worth of F-16s.

He’s also been doing the enemy a favor by releasing the population of muzzie cutthroats from GITMO, including five of the worst in exchange for a deserter.

He’s given all the support he can to America’s enemies, and the GOP-led Congress does nothing.

 

Clinton Emails Lead to Execution of Iranian Scientist

Like all her other crimes and fuckups, ‘what difference does it make’?

From The Washington Examiner.

Hillary Clinton recklessly discussed, in emails hosted on her private server, an Iranian nuclear scientist who was executed by Iran for treason, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Sunday.

“I’m not going to comment on what he may or may not have done for the United States government, but in the emails that were on Hillary Clinton’s private server, there were conversations among her senior advisors about this gentleman,” he said on “Face the Nation.” Cotton was speaking about Shahram Amiri, who gave information to the U.S. about Iran’s nuclear program.

The senator said this lapse proves she is not capable of keeping the country safe.

Her (and Obama’s) depraved indifference over Benghazi, the millions of dollars in foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation,  are just two examples which prove that she isn’t fit to lead traffic down a fucking one-way street.

……The revelation could cause further political damage to Clinton, who was already on the defensive Sunday after commenting oddly last week that she had “short-circuited” in a statement related to her honesty about the email scandal.

Republican nominee Donald Trump seized on the statement to question her mental stability.

Iran confirmed on Sunday that Amiri had been hanged for treason. He was convicted of spying charges in a death sentence case that was upheld on appeal….

“This person who had access to the country’s secret and classified information had been linked to our hostile and No. 1 enemy, America, the Great Satan” a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary said. “He provided the enemy with vital and secret information of the country.”

His body was returned to his mother with rope marks around the neck.

It would appear possible that discussion on an unclassified — and quite possibly hacked — email system about a person who was hanged as a spy will have a chilling effect on others who might want to engage in espionage for the United States.

Amiri disappeared while on a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in 2009, but he then resurfaced a year later in the U.S., where he visited the Iranian interest section of the Pakistani embassy and demanded to be sent home to Iran. While Amiri told reporters that he was held against his will by both the Saudis and the Americans, U.S. officials said he was receiving millions of dollars for information he provided about Iran’s nuclear program.

The scientist shows up in Clinton’s emails back in 2010, just nine days before he returned to Iran.

“We have a diplomatic, ‘psychological’ issue, not a legal one. Our friend has to be given a way out,” the email by Richard Morningstar, a former State Department special envoy for Eurasian energy…. “Our person won’t be able to do anything anyway. If he has to leave so be it.”

Cotton Sunday also accused the Obama administration of “working like a gun cartel” by sending $400 million to Iran in what many regard as ransom for hostages.

Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate Tim Kaine described the payment as “appropriate.”

Of course, giving millions of dollars in ransom money to a regime run by muzzie cutthroats, and giving them the green light to make nukes is always “appropriate”. Dumbass.

Barky Sent $400 Million to Iran for Hostage Ransom (UPDATED)

Thanks, Barky. You ratfuck.

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No depth of depravity and cowardice is too low for this asshole.

UPDATE:  The hostages had to wait for the plane full of money to land  before their plane could take off:

One of the American hostages who was released the day the United States sent $400 million to Iran said his plane to freedom was not allowed to take off until “another plane” arrived in Tehran, according to a report.

Pastor Saeed Abedini, who was among four Americans released this past Jan. 17, told Fox Business he wound up waiting for an extended time for the second plane to reach the Iranian capital and was never told why the arriving aircraft was so important.

“I just remember the night at the airport sitting for hours and hours there, and I asked police, ‘Why are you not letting us go,’ ” Abedini said. “He said, ‘We are waiting for another plane so if that plane doesn’t come, we never let [you] go.’ ”

It was not clear if the second plane was the unmarked aircraft holding palettes of euros, Swiss francs and other currencies.

 

From The New York Post.

The Obama administration quietly shipped $400 million stacked on wooden pallets in an unmarked plane to Iran in January — just as Tehran was releasing four Americans who had been detained there, according to a report.

The huge cash load represented the first payment of a $1.7 billion debt that Iran, at an international tribunal in The Hague, claimed it was owed over a failed 1979 arms deal signed before the fall of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal Tuesday night.

The Obama administration was accused Tuesday night of making the cash-for-hostages deal by timing the payout to the release — but US officials said the money was simply part of settling the nearly 40-year-old debt under the terms of the historic nuclear agreement hammered out in 2015.

“As we’ve made clear, the negotiations over the settlement of an outstanding claim . . . were completely separate from the discussions about returning our American citizens home,” State Department spokesman John Kirby told the Journal.

“Not only were the two negotiations separate, they were conducted by different teams on each side, including, in the case of The Hague claims, by technical experts involved in these negotiations for many years.”

However, US officials did admit that Iran wanted the cash in exchange for the Americans so Tehran could say it got something out of the detainees’ release, according to the Journal.

When Obama talked about the release on Jan. 17, he said, “With the nuclear deal done, prisoners released, the time was right to resolve this dispute as well.”

But he never mentioned the $400 million ­simultaneous payment.

US prisoners held by Iran included Saeed Abedini, Nosratollah Khosravi, Amir Hekmati, a former marine, and Washington Post reporter Jason ­Rezaian.

The money was paid in Euros and other currency acquired from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, since making a transaction with Iran in American dollars is illegal under US law.

They skirted the law by using different currencies.  It’s blood money no matter how it’s paid.

A GOP opponent of the Iran nuke deal, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, accused Obama of shelling out “a $1.7 billion ransom to the ayatollahs for US hostages,” the Journal reported.

“This break with long-standing US policy put a price on the head of Americans, and has led Iran to continue its illegal seizures” of Americans, Cotton said.

Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio tweeted the report Tuesday, saying, “Obama administration sent plan[e] load of cash to #Iran as ransom as part of deal on hostages. Just unreal.”

The US has long had a policy against paying ransom for hostages. In 2015, though, the Obama administration relaxed that policy after the seizures of Americans by ISIS, saying it would not prosecute captives’ relatives who wished to pay ransoms on their own. The government, in fact, will even help families communicate with militants.

Observers fear, though, that paying ransom only encourages more hostage-taking for profit.

Since the payment of the $400 million in January, two Iranian-Americans have been held by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

Barky gave Iran the green light to make weapons with the so-called nuclear deal, and gave the thugs in Tehran millions in exchange for the prisoners they took. It’s no fucking wonder why our foreign policy is in shambles with this shitbag in charge.

And as Andrew McCarthy points out, the ransom payment is against the law.

But then again, laws are for little people.

State Department Finally Admits it Edited a Video About the Iran Nuclear Talks

In other words, they lied. Again.

From The Washington Examiner.

A State Department video has been altered in what could be an attempt to hide a 2013 discussion with reporters about whether the Obama administration lied about when it first began the Iran nuclear talks.

Fox News reporter James Rosen reported Monday night that a section of a Dec. 2, 2013 press briefing was somehow erased from the State Department’s own video of the event. In the section that was erased, Rosen was interviewing then-spokeswoman Jen Psaki about when the talks started.

……Rosen pressed Psaki in 2013 on whether the talks really started in 2011. While Psaki made no clear admission that the talks started two years earlier, she did seem to admit that government officials might not tell the truth in order to maintain the secrecy of an event.

“Is it the policy of the State Department, where the preservation or the secrecy of secret negotiations is concerned, to lie in order to achieve that goal?” Rosen asked.

“James, I think there are times where diplomacy needs privacy in order to progress. This is a good example of that,” she replied.

……When pressed again, Psaki said she had no more information. Still, Rosen reported Monday that Psaki’s comments were essentially an admission that the administration lied about when the talks started, and the circumstances under which they began.

The entire exchange, and some comments leading up to and following the exchange, don’t appear on the State Department video that was up Monday night. Instead, a white flash is seen where the edit was made, at about 26:55 into the video.

First they blamed it on a ‘glitch’:

The State Department said Tuesday that a “glitch” led a video on its website to be altered in such a way that it removed comments from a spokeswoman who seemed to admit in 2013 that the government lied about when the Iran nuclear talks started.

“There was a glitch in the State Department video,” spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau told reporters.

…….”When Fox flagged it for us, we actually replaced it” with video from another source, she said.

When pressed, Trudeau said State wasn’t aware of any other videos that might have been subject to similar glitches, but said officials are looking more closely at it.

 

Barky’s spin doctor, Ben Rhodes, fed the leftwing media hacks with talking points, then bragged that he created a media “echo chamber” to sell Obama’s foreign policy to the public.  Anyone with half a brain didn’t buy it to begin with, which excludes his adoring sycophants.

They have a habit of censoring things that embarrass them with the truth.  They censored outright the phrase, “But we’re also well aware that the roots of terrorism, Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq. We therefore have to act both in Syria and in Iraq, and this is what we’re doing within the framework of the coalition” from a statement made by French President Francois Hollande during a meeting at the White House.  The liberal main stream media neglected to cover that, as well.

The lie about the timing is just a small part of this shit sandwich. Obama’s Iran deal is as corrupt as it is cowardly. The mutherfucker gave Iran the capability to create enriched uranium, which essentially gives them the green light to make nuclear weapons.

Feel safer?

 

Related article:

http://nypost.com/2015/02/25/obamas-nuclear-vow-to-iran-a-potential-catrastrophe/