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ATexasVol

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Secret Obama-era permit let Iran convert funds to dollars
« on: June 06, 2018, 08:51:30 PM »
It's hard to fathom the mendacity of the so-called "scandal free" Obama administration.  Was there anything they didn't lie about?   They lied about Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS targeting, Obamacare, AP wire-tapping, spying on the Trump election committee, etc., etc., etc. 

Now we've found out they lied to the American people once again.  

It’s Time for an Iran-Deal Reckoning

A Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations report alleges that the administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so. Specifically, the Obama Treasury Department issued a license that would have allowed U.S. banks to participate in a scheme to convert $5.7 billion in Iranian funds into U.S. dollars and then euros. The American banks declined to participate, “citing the reputational risk of doing business with or for Iran.” The license wasn’t unlawful, but, to quote the Associated Press, it “went above and beyond what the Obama administration was required to do under the terms of the nuclear agreement.”

The Iran deal was a deceptive dereliction of duty from the outset, resting on a fundamentally flawed understanding of Iran, the Middle East, and the world. The world’s greatest power confronted a third-tier nation with a fourth-tier military, and practically begged to avoid conflict.

The best possible spin on the deal is that the Obama administration gambled on its own misbegotten ideology, believing against all evidence that massive giveaways would soften jihadist hearts. The more cynical take says that the administration simply gave away its bargaining position in a heavily politicized quest for a legacy-making agreement. The agreement’s terms were less important than its mere existence, a feather in the cap of an erstwhile “peace president.”

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Re: Secret Obama-era permit let Iran convert funds to dollars
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 08:56:56 AM »

How the Obama Administration dealt with Iran



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Re: Secret Obama-era permit let Iran convert funds to dollars
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 09:34:32 AM »
It wasn't as if the MSM was looking to do anything but aid and abet the Obama narrative.....

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/22/dc-reporters-cant-get-enough-of-ben-rhodes-echo-ch/

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Ben Rhodes, the man who majored in creative writing and then ended up the Deputy National Security Adviser for President Obama, told The New York Times about the “echo chamber” he was able to create and feed: 

In the spring of last year, legions of arms-control experts began popping up at think tanks and on social media, and then became key sources for hundreds of often-clueless reporters. ‘We created an echo chamber,’ [Rhodes] admitted, when I asked him to explain the onslaught of freshly minted experts cheerleading for the deal. ‘They were saying things that validated what we had given them to say.’

“The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. … They literally know nothing,” Rhodes bragged. 


This week, Politico reporter Josh Meyerbroke a stunning investigative report detailing how the Obama Administration spiked a Drug Enforcement Agency investigation into a multibillion dollar drug and weapons ring that funded Hezbollah, the terrorist group created by, funded by and working in tandem with the Iranian government.

According to Meyer’s report, the investigation was halted so as not to disrupt the negotiations for the nuclear deal. Apparently, the Iranian government indicated that pressure on Hezbollah would not be welcome and no nuclear deal would have reflected poorly on the Obama legacy. 

Clearly, the Obama legacy was more important than stopping a terrorist group. After all, Osama bin Laden was dead and GM was alive … or something. 

 

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