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Drip, drip, drip

Anybody remember our recent 400 million ransom-for-hostages payment to Iran, perchance? The one Barky vehemently denied was any kind of ransom payment at all?

You never really had any doubt that the pusillanimous fool was lying through his fucking teeth, did you?

WASHINGTON—New details of the $400 million U.S. payment to Iran earlier this year depict a tightly scripted exchange specifically timed to the release of several American prisoners held in Iran.

The picture emerged from accounts of U.S. officials and others briefed on the operation: U.S. officials wouldn’t let Iranians take control of the money until a Swiss Air Force plane carrying three freed Americans departed from Tehran on Jan. 17. Once that happened, an Iranian cargo plane was allowed to bring the cash home from a Geneva airport that day.

President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials have said the payment didn’t amount to ransom, because the U.S. owed the money to Iran as part of a longstanding dispute linked to a failed arms deal from the 1970s. U.S. officials have said that the prisoner release and cash transfer took place through two separate diplomatic channels.

Now for the real hilarity:

Mr. Obama, speaking at a news conference at the Pentagon, pushed back on Republican charges that the cash delivery amounted to ransom.

“We do not pay ransom for hostages,” he said. “We didn’t here, and we won’t in the future, precisely because if we did we’d start encouraging Americans to be targeted.”

Amazingly enough, that last bit is indisputably true. But Barky doesn’t care. Should the circumstances he created render that truth a bit too inconvenient for him in the near future, the forked-tongued dung beetle will just lie about that too. And if you think he doesn’t give a damn about Americans and their national interest now, just wait till his longed-for ascension to Secretary General of the UN. That’s when he’s really gonna spread both (left) wings.

“We don’t pay ransom.” “We don’t negotiate with terrorists.” “We’re winning the war on terror.” “ISIS is on the run.” “We’re the strongest, richest, and most free nation on Earth, deserving of the world’s respect.” There’s so many of them now that, like FedGovCo’s laws as mentioned in the last post, it’s impossible to keep track of them anymore.


1 thought on “Drip, drip, drip

  1. Secretary-General? Nuh-uh. No matter his politics, an American will never hold that post again.

    And the old joke, ” Is the Pope Catholic?” The answer is “Maybe”.

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