While we are now learning that the United States paid a ransom to get our prisoners back, I have no doubt that Barack Obama would prefer to label it the “redistribution of wealth.”
Independent Sentinel by S. Noble
The U.S. Treasury Department wired the money to Iran around the same time its theocratic government allowed three American prisoners to fly out of Tehran on Sunday aboard a Dassault Falcon jet owned by the Swiss air force. The prisoner swap also involved freedom for two other Americans held in Iran as well as for seven Iranians charged or convicted by the U.S. and another 21 under investigation.
“Based on an approval of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and the overall interests of the Islamic Republic, four Iranian prisoners with dual-nationality were freed today within the framework of a prisoner swap deal,” the office of the Tehran prosecutor said.
Brigadier General Hassan Naqdi, the head of the Iranian regime’s notorious Basij militia, claimed on Wednesday that Iran had received $1.7 billion from the U.S. in exchange for the release of imprisoned Americans.
Immediately after, an American student from the University of Virginia was arrested in North Korea […]
Go figure, North Korea is never one to be left out. Kim Jong-un wants some of the action as well.