It wasn’t that long ago, that Barack Obama was in office unleashing his disdain for America on everyone and creating a divide so massive in our nation that I am not sure it will ever be repaired.
During his years of terror, Obama did a ton of horrific things to the American people but will always take the cake in my opinion, which is when he airlifted pallets of money to Iran.
Do you remember that moment?
Remember the $152 billion in credit & cash that Obama allowed #Iran's regime to access?
That money funded the regime's terrorist proxies & nuclear/missile programs.
Not a dime was spent on the people.
Sayad-4 air defense missile system
— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) August 29, 2021
In case you need a refresher of that awful moment here is from The Hill:
Said the president in part, “Iran’s hostilities substantially increased after the foolish Iran nuclear deal was signed in 2013 and they were given $150 billion, not to mention $1.8 billion in cash. … Then, Iran went on a terror spree, funded by the money from the deal and created hell in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. The missiles fired last night at us and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration.”
As we have seen and heard, some — especially Democrats, their allies in the media and Obama supporters — chose to challenge or quibble with Trump’s statement. That said, I spoke with a former senior intelligence official who said that much of the $1.8 billion cash payoff from the Obama administration was used explicitly to fund terrorism as an additional “screw you” from the leaders of Iran — including Soleimani — to the United States. The rest of the money, my source believes, ended up in the bank accounts of corrupt Iranian leaders and terrorists.
The cash payment authorized by Obama is one of the most disgraceful and shameful “negotiations” in the history of our nation. It was a payment the Obama White House first denied, then ignored and then grudgingly acknowledged.
We paid in cash, but not U.S. currency. Wary of using U.S. bills for a variety of reasons involving concealment, the Obama White House had the money converted to untraceable Euros, Swiss francs, and other foreign currencies. More troubling than those initial denials and deceptions was the fact that $400 million of that all-cash payment was used to pay a ransom to the government of Iran for the release of four American prisoners, in violation of standing U.S. policy.
That payout should have been the moment that Obama was impeached but no, the left defended him and still do over it but call President Trump a traitor and went after him multiple times.
Now, we have Joe Biden in the office which is essentially Obama 2.0 and that means another cash payment.
Right on time, after giving away $85 billion in our military gear (not including Helicopters and planes), Biden has now ramped things up by straight-up giving pallets of cash.
The Taliban is now in possession of $85 BILLION worth of our equipment. Here’s a little breakdown:
This does not include Helicopters or planes. This is definitely one for the history books. pic.twitter.com/iNZle4PI6T
— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPics) August 29, 2021
Former DNI chief Richard Grenell broke the story:
The Taliban have offered Joe Biden a deal: unfreeze the Afghan funds and they will extend the deadline.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) August 29, 2021
So how much are we talking about here?
Hold on to your hats, folks.
$7 million dollars.
Fox News had this to say:
The Biden administration froze Afghan government reserves held in U.S. banks on Sunday, blocking the Taliban from accessing billions of dollars shortly after the group seized the capital city of Kabul, leaving the U.S.-backed government in collapse, FOX Business confirmed.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and officials in the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control made the decision, according to The Washington Post, which first reported the news. The State Department was also involved in discussions over the weekend, with White House personnel are monitoring the developments.
“Any Central Bank assets the Afghan government have in the United States will not be made available to the Taliban,” an administration official told FOX Business.
The Afghanistan Central Bank holds total assets of about $10 billion assets – $7 billion of which are stashed with the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. The Taliban on Monday tapped Haji Mohammad Idris as acting governor of the bank to help restore the nation’s war-crippled economy, with government workers unpaid, businesses closed and the growing cost of necessities like food and fuel.
The move – which is designed to cut off the Taliban from billions of dollars in U.S.-based reserves – is the first in a number of critical decisions facing the Biden administration as it grapples with the Taliban’s return to power.
Afghanistan, already one of the poorest countries in the world, is heavily dependent on American aid.
Asked last week what actions the U.S. intends to take to ensure the safety of women in Afghanistan, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said “there are obviously issues related to sanctions.” He declined to elaborate further.
“I want to be able to have our team communicate directly to the Taliban both what the costs and disincentives are for certain types of action and what our expectations are,” Sullivan said.
Here you go, just watch it right here on Rumble folks:
Of course, I am sure there are a few naysayers in the crowd waiting to say that we don’t know the backstory of this particular video so I will offer this to you as proof.
Here is former DNI Chief Richard Grenell himself posting the video to his Twitter and showing all the weapons and pallets of cash given over to the Taliban.
See it for yourself:
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) August 27, 2021
Now, what do you say?