The Iranian Revolutionary Guard, aside from being short one general, has long been labeled as a terrorist group. It funds, coordinates, and supports terrorists and terrorism. Lots of people die. With Iran above the fold, the Pallets of cash stories are back, and Democrats are closing ranks.
Maybe Iran got some money, but it wasn’t for terrorism. Except for the money that was? In 2016 then-Secretary of State John Kerry admitted to CNN that,
“I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists,” he said in the interview in Davos, referring to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. “You know, to some degree, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that can be prevented.”
That means the Obama administration willingly funded terrorism with taxpayer money. That’s actually against the law. Not that Democrats care about the law. And we’ll let it go because there’s a bigger fish to fry; Democrats carrying water for media narratives about Iran and the Obama bailout.
President Trump is reporting correctly that Obama/Kerry gave a lot of cash to a global sponsor of terror. The left’s uniform reaction is no! That’s a lie. But even CBS news (shocker!) knows the truth.
John Kerry gets completely flustered when he is shown a 2016 clip of him saying that he knew that the money Obama administration gave Iran would be used to fund the IRGC.
Notice the lip smacking thing he does when he tries to come up with an explanation.
— Rising serpent (@rising_serpent) January 13, 2020
Secretary Kerry was not prepared to be challenged by CBS, which is amusing as hell. I wonder what they were thinking. Actual journalism.
Meanwhile, as the left palpitates and chest pounds, Mike Doran, a former member of the National Security Council, had some more bad news for Democrats.
Kerry would have us believe that the JCPOA contained rather than enabled Iran. In response to this ludicrous and reckless contention, I must become a whistleblower. I know for a fact that the Obama admin sent letters – plural – directly to Soleimani.
If Trump’s conversation with Zelensky was in need of a public airing, then surely we are justified in seeing the messages to Soleimani. Obama officials, we know, have nothing to hide. They say they’re proud of their Iran “containment” policy, so why would they pose any obstacle?
So, Obama and Kerry freed up billions for Iran, some of which they knew would end up in Iranian Guard hands (terrorists). And, they sent more than one letter directly to the leader of this group that has been labeled a terrorist group.
Seeing those letters would be enlightening, given the Democrats outrage at his killing. When should we expect those?
Maybe the Trump administration has them available and ready for declassification? Wouldn’t that be fun?
Should we expect to hear from the same Democrats that these letters were just Russian Propaganda planted by hackers? That’s their excuse for everything else.