Despite President Barack Obama’s bald-faced lies to the American people and his gullible media sycophants, news stories are beginning to appear detailing how U.S. officials waited almost one day before allowing the takeoff of an unmarked cargo plane carrying the equivalent of $400 million in cash destined for the government of Iran.
Obama has repeatedly claimed that the cash — laundered into Swiss francs, European euros, and other currencies — had absolutely nothing to do with the prisoner release earlier this year. But it’s now been revealed that the purposely laundered cash was indeed a ransom paid to a notorious terrorist-supporter for the return of American hostages.
However, the 20-hour wait was due to U.S. officials being assured that the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei permitted his minions to release three American citizens who were being held prisoner, according to breaking news stories on Thursday appearing in newspapers and news broadcasts such as the Wall Street Journal and One American News Network, a new cable television news service.
The news reports, which quoted U.S. officials and others aware of the operation, gave details about an unmarked Iranian cargo plane picking up a pallet full of money from a Geneva, Switzerland, airport once it was assured that Swiss Air Force plane left Tehran carrying the American hostages.
The Obama White House has claimed that the $400 million was not a ransom payment but rather it was the first installment in a $1.7 billion settlement between the Obama administration and Iran as part of the nuclear agreement reached with Secretary of State John Kerry.
But no matter how many times Obama and the Democrats claim the prisoner release was not part of a financial deal, congressional Republicans have bluntly called the enormous money transfer a “ransom” to secure the detainees’ release.
“It’s time for the Obama White House to drop the charade and admit it paid a $400 million ransom to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism,” noted Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. “President Obama has foolishly put a price on the head of every American [traveling] abroad and it should be no surprise that Iran has since detained more U.S. citizens.”
“This wasn’t some nefarious deal,” Obama responded to the allegations. “We do not pay ransom for hostages.”
The three Americans who were flown from Tehran to Geneva were the Washington Post’s reporter Jason Rezaian; former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati; and Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini.
“Abedini has claimed that he and the other hostages were kept waiting at an Iranian airport for more than 20 hours before their departure. Abedini said he was told by a senior Iranian intelligence official that their departure was contingent on the movement of a second plane,” said Catherine Herridge of the Fox News Channel. “But State Department officials denied Abedini’s claims, saying the delay was due to issues locating Rezaian’s wife and mother, both of whom accompanied him on the flight.
A new poll in Iran shows that Ayatollah Khamenei, his media outlets, and the Revolutionary Guard’s generals appear to be preparing the platform for a hardline President who will pull out of the nuclear agreement. The new poll also shows that so far their campaign to increase the population’s support for a tougher policy towards the U.S. and Israel has been successful.
Recently, Iran turned over about 100,000 missiles and rockets to the terrorist group Hezbollah for use against Israel and the Sunni Muslim members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Hezbollah, which is based across the border from Israel, is a Shiite Muslim group.
Speaking during a meeting of Iran’s Assembly of Experts in Tehran, the Ayatollah promised that the current “world order” will be replaced with a new world order that is already emerging not only in the Middle East but also in the West.
“The realities in the region and the world show a serious uncertainty in the [America’s] principles of power and might; therefore, we should understand the realities correctly to prevent wrong analyses,” Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei, while encouraging his followers to believe his words, falsely claimed there was failure by the Zionist regime to win its “war against the Palestinians in Gaza Strip.” He stated, “The recent war in Gaza was an example of miracle; a small region with limited capabilities accomplished a task that brought the Zionist regime, as the symbol of the West’s power, to its knees.”
“It’s amazing how puffed up this leader and his minions are. Most of their so-called technological achievement are a result of economic or military espionage. One of America’s biggest crime problems is Iranians or their agents stealing intellectual property from both the government and from businesses,” according to corporate director of security and cyber crime expert Jonathan Christian Peters.