YES! Money to Iran is, in effect, supporting Islamic supremacy and Islamic terrorism! I strongly object to taxpayers' money going to any nation that hates us and supports terrorists. That includes countries like Saudi Arabia, who pretends to be our ally, but who doesn't act like a TRUE friend. They, too, are Islamic supremacists! I'm tired of their paying for mosques to be built here in America! They know Shariah law is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution, but they don't care! They are subsidizing civilization jihad, which amounts to stabbing us in the back. The money Obama sent to Iran was a huge money laundering scheme!
Like Countable member Edward recommended:
"If a payment is owed to Iran deliver it with a B-52 an pack it in the bomb bay along with a *MOAB, So they understand just what they have coming."
*GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast
A US large-yield thermobaric bomb
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB pronounced /ˈmoʊ.æb/, commonly known as the Mother of All Bombs) is a large-yield conventional (non-nuclear) bomb, developed for the United States military by Albert L. Weimorts, Jr. of the Air Force Research Laboratory. At the time of development, it was touted as the most powerful non-nuclear weapon ever designed. The bomb was designed to be delivered by a C-130 Hercules, primarily the MC-130E Combat Talon I or MC-130H Combat Talon II variants.
Cruz: White House Orchestrated Money Laundering Operation for Iran
• Obama admin: Iran forced U.S. to pay out in cash
By Adam Kredo, September 8, 2016 2:00 pm
The Obama administration orchestrated a “money laundering operation” on Iran’s behalf, Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Tx.) told the Washington Free Beacon on Thursday following testimony by top U.S. officials who disclosed that the Islamic Republic forced the United States to pay $1.7 billion in cash prior to the release of several American hostages.
Senior Obama administration officials, under the threat of a subpoena, were forced to appear on Capitol Hill early Thursday to face questions about the circumstances behind a $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran that has been widely viewed as a ransom.
Under questioning from lawmakers, officials from the State, Treasury, and Justice Departments said Iran insisted the money be paid out in cash by the United States prior to the release of several U.S. hostages.
“Iran had to have it in cash,” Paul Ahern, assistant general counsel for enforcement and intelligence at the Treasury Department, told lawmakers. “Iran was very aware of the difficulties it would face in accessing and using the funds if they were in any other form than cash, even after the lifting of sanctions.”
A cash delivery “was the most reliable way that they received the funds in a timely manner and it was the manner preferred by the relative foreign banks,” Ahren said.
Cruz, a leading critic of the administration’s diplomacy with Tehran, expressed outrage at this admission, telling the Free Beaconthat the Obama administration is guilty of laundering U.S. funds for Iran.
“This testimony only confirms what reasonable people had already concluded about the Obama administration’s cash transaction with the Islamic Republic of Iran: This was a ransom paid to a rogue regime determined to spend it on terrorist attacks on America and our allies,” Cruz said.
“The mullahs wanted cash so it would be immediately accessible and untraceable, and the administration agreed because they didn’t want there to be proof the Iranians were using it for terrorism. It was, essentially, a money laundering operation,” Cruz added.
Top administration officials said Iran would not provide a guarantee that the money would not be spent on terrorism operations.
The cash was delivered to Iranian officials in Europe and then brought back to Tehran, officials said.
After converting the U.S. funds into European bank notes and cash, the money was given to an “official from the Central Bank of Iran for transfer to Tehran,” according to Ahern, who explained that “the funds were under U.S. government control until their disbursement.”
The remaining $1.3 billion was withdrawn from a U.S. taxpayer fund operated by the Treasury Department and sent to Europe. Once there, the money was converted into foreign currency and transferred to a representative of Iran’s central bank on Jan. 22 and Feb. 5.
The administration officials only agreed to testify before Congress after being threatened with a subpoena. Lawmakers on the House’s Financial Services Committee disclosed that the administration has so far failed to produce key documents pertaining to the cash payment.
When asked if Iran was forced to provide “guarantees the money would not be used for terrorism,” a top State Department official said it was not.
“I’m not aware of any guarantees,” stated Christopher Backemeyer, a deputy assistant secretary for Iranian affairs at the State Department.