Jimmy Carter began the first Iranian hostage crisis and Reagan ended it. Obama began America’s second Iranian hostage crisis.
President Trump just ended it.
On January 12, 2016, Iran’s IRGC terror force seized 2 US Navy vessels, extracted classified information from their crews at gunpoint, broadcast images of American sailors on their knees and forced an officer to read an apology. A day later, the Islamic terror state released its American hostages.
Three days later, Implementation Day lifted sanctions on Iran. By next month, Iran was claiming that it had received over $100 billion in sanctions relief.
It was not the last ransom payment linked to the nuclear deal.
On January 17, Obama illegally airlifted $400 million in foreign currency on unmarked cargo planes to the IRGC as a down payment on a $1.7 billion ransom for four American hostages being held in Iran.
Since then, Iran has taken more American hostages.
President Trump made it clear that there will be no more dirty deals and payoffs. “America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail.”
The hostage he set free was American foreign policy. Obama didn’t ship $1.7 billion to Iran because he cared about the four American prisoners or the Navy sailors. They were just icing on the yellowcake. Iran wasn’t able to dictate to the White House because it was holding American prisoners as hostages, but because it had imprisoned Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize and was holding his beloved legacy hostage.
Obama allowed Iran to take over Syria, Iraq and Yemen to protect the nuke scam. He let the terrorists of the IRGC, which he had protected from sanctions in the Senate, humiliate our sailors while one of his minions, John Kirby, currently working as a CNN analyst where he’s doing his part in the echo chamber to defend the deal, claimed that our Naval personnel weren’t protected by the Geneva Convention.
(And that’s from an administration which believed that the Geneva Convention protects terrorists.)
Obama hadn’t even been in office for a whole year when he gave in to Moscow’s biggest demand by dropping the missile defense shield for Poland and the Czech Republic. During his campaign, he had enthusiastically backed the defensive program, declaring, “We have to send a clear signal that Poland and other countries in that region are not going to be subject to intimidation and aggression.”
Like all of his campaign promises that were based on political triangulation, law enforcement, counterterrorism, Jerusalem and gay marriage, it was a campaign lie to be thrown out after the election.
Putin praised Obama’s sellout of our allies as a “brave decision.” In his first year, President Trump touted the sale of Patriot missiles to Poland. That was a truly brave decision.
The Obama-loving mainstream media have stopped at nothing in their attempts to trash the presidency of Donald Trump, Barack Obama’s successor, before the new President’s agenda can take hold. Trump has promised a health care overhaul, immigration reform, tax reform, to leave the Paris climate agreement, and to hold America’s interests first on the world stage. Some of these goals have been achieved; others have not. But what remains clear is that the overwhelming majority of mainstream journalists and other Obama supporters alike see Trump as a threat to Obama’s legacy items of health care, climate change and Iran, to name a few.
And the press has gone all out to criticize Trump in whatever way possible. A recent Shorenstein Center Harvard study found that CNN and NBC had given Trump 93 percent negative coverage. The study, according to the researchers, followed the reporting of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, “CBS Evening News, CNN’s The Situation Room, Fox’s Special Report, and NBC Nightly News,” and “three European news outlets.”
barack obama, the narcissist without limits, declared the other day that he could have won a third term as President.
“You know, I’m confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I – if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama said in an interview with David Axelrod, his former senior adviser.
Never mind that he has largely destroyed the democrat party.
While Obama’s tireless campaigning, broad demographic appeal and message of “hope” and “change” helped propel him to two terms in the White House, his skills on the stump haven’t translated down the ballot.
The Democratic Party suffered huge losses at every level during Obama’s West Wing tenure.
The grand total: a net loss of 1,042 state and federal Democratic posts, including congressional and state legislative seats, governorships and the presidency.
obama confuses the American people agreeing with his “progressive vision of change” with his popularity for simply handing out goodies willy nilly, rewarding sloth and punishing individual achievement- the whole social justice warrior thing. Now normally upon leaving office Presidents do the respectful thing and leave town, allowing the new President to act.
Not this jerk.
The ringleader of one of Baton Rouge’s largest crack cocaine distribution rings won’t serve his 50-year sentence because he is one of the 61 drug dealers that Obama released from prison.
John E. “Boo” Milton III, 50, a drug kingpin, will be released on July 28 under the president’s order. He has served 19 years of that sentence and is being held at a federal prison in Alabama.
Is 19 years enough?
Milton was responsible for bringing 210 pounds of powder and crack cocaine to Baton Rouge from 1992 to 1996 and had his office right near a school, but the judge who sentenced Milton in 1997 said the actual amount surely topped that estimate.
He lived a posh lifestyle and rode around in fancy cars, always had lots of cash. He set up cocaine shipments even after he was indicted in 1996.
The late U.S. District Judge Frank Polozola, who sentenced Milton, called the amount of drugs in the case “astonishing.”
Milton deeply regretted his criminal actions after he was caught and sentenced. Satan made him do it.
A tearful Milton told Polozola at the time, “It seemed like every time I’d make a dollar, Satan would take it and keep me working, like a yo-yo.”
In 1999, Milton, trying to get his sentence reduced, claimed government officials were responsible for creating the drug market trade. Polozola deemed his allegations “outrageous.”
Milton’s sister, Tangi Milton Williams, who has been working on his release wrote in a Change.org petition that he saw it “as a way out” of his financial difficulties. Obviously! He needed money! Don’t we all.
Meanwhile, a man who was sentenced to 55 years in prison simply for selling marijuana did not have his sentence commuted.
Weldon Angelos has been rotting in jail and the sentencing judge, Paul Cassell, who was forced to follow the sentencing guidelines, has asked Obama to commute his sentence.
He called the sentence the must troubling of his career.
Angelos has been the poster child for the movement to lighten sentences so why wasn’t he released but the career criminal and drug kingpin was? Obama also released some drug dealers with weapon charges but not Angelos. This man might be good on posters but he needs to be freed now.
It’s a public health problem, Obama says.
Telling the Truth and Proving it is now an Act of Terrorism!