Thursday, August 18, 2016

Obama lied, the 400 million to Iran was a ransom

The New York Post observes:

"The State Department admitted Thursday that the US would not hand over $400 million in cash to Iran until it released four American hostages — two weeks after President Obama insisted the payment was not a “ransom.”

State Department spokesman John Kirby was asked at Thursday’s press briefing: “In basic English, you’re saying you wouldn’t give them $400 million in cash until the prisoners were released, correct?”

“That’s correct,” Kirby replied.

In an Aug. 4 press conference, President Obama said the opposite.

“We do not pay ransom. We didn’t here, and we won’t in the future,” the president told reporters, speaking of the Jan. 17 payment and hostage release."

Obama is not only a liar but a poor student of history.  As noted here:

"A train carrying Jews from communist Russia en route to Israel via Vienna was hijacked by two Arab terrorists at a railway crossing on the Austrian frontier. Seven Jews were taken hostage, among them a 73 year-old man, an ailing woman, and a three-year old child. The terrorists issued an ultimatum that unless the Austrian government instantly closed down Schoenau, the Jewish Agency's layover near Vienna where the émigrés were processed before being flown on to Israel, not only would the hostages be killed, but Austria itself would become the target of violent retaliation.
The Austrian cabinet hastily met and, led by Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, capitulated. Kreisky announced that Schoenau would be closed forthwith, and the terrorists were hustled to the airport for safe passage to Libya.
The entire Arab world could hardly contain its glee...

Holds Meir said to Chancellor Kreisky:

"There can be no deals with terrorism whatever the circumstances. What you have done is certain to encourage more hostage taking. You have betrayed the Jewish émigrés."

Likewise, Obama has betrayed the West.  Terrorists, and those States which sponsor terrorism (like Iran) will now be encouraged to take even more hostages.

We can expect Hillary to continue Obama's failed policies.


Cyn M said...

He may be able to get away with this now but he cannot hide from God's judgment.

Kathy said...

TLM said...

Of course he's a LIAR!! I think we all KNEW it was ransom all along, the proof was right there under our noses. One of the hostages reported that their plane could not leave until 'another plane' landed, they sat there for a few hours waiting to take off. They were waiting for the money before the release of the hostages.

This guy has been lying to the American people and to the world from DAY ONE! He's truly an EVIL MAN with the EVILEST of intent as how he was going to 'FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM AMERICA'. The progressive wing of the government, doesn't really know how to tell the truth, they lie so much of the time trying to spin and deceive the people in order to make themselves look competent and in control that they no longer really know what is truth from fiction. You really cannot believe anything that they say. As I heard one commentator say: "To progressives, REALITY IS OPTIONAL."

Have to love the story of Trump and Pence visiting Baton Rouge today, reassuring the people, and Obama still on Martha's Vineyard vacationing. Obama did take some time to do a little campaigning for Hillary, and now........Hillary and Bill are there as well for the weekend, throwing their 'Birthday Bash' for Bill's 70th Birthday. And Trump requested no photo ops for his trip. People may not like him, but this is a perfect example of who is really more Presidential and cares more about the people........and who REALLY DOESN'T. The people of Baton Rouge were thrilled that Trump came to support. Government officials of Louisiana have asked the President to cut his vacation short and come visit, but he 'doesn't want to be in the way' and besides that his schedule is 'packed', according to him. Yep, gotta keep up that golf game ya know!!!

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