Folks, I’d like you take a moment and see if this rings any alarm bells for y’all.
U.S. Code 2339A is titled “Providing Material Support to Terrorists,” and this is how the “offense” is defined:
Whoever provides material support or resources or conceals or disguises the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources, knowing or intending that they are to be used in preparation for, or in carrying out, a violation of section 32, 37, 81, 175, 229, 351, 831, 842(m) or (n), 844(f) or (i), 930(c), 956, 1091, 1114, 1116, 1203, 1361, 1362, 1363, 1366, 1751, 1992, 2155, 2156, 2280, 2281, 2332, 2332a, 2332b, 2332f, 2340A, or 2442 of this title, section 236 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2284), section 46502or 60123(b) of title 49, or any offense listed in section 2332b(g)(5)(B) (except for sections 2339A and 2339B) or in preparation for, or in carrying out, the concealment of an escape from the commission of any such violation, or attempts or conspires to do such an act, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both, and, if the death of any person results, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life. A violation of this section may be prosecuted in any Federal judicial district in which the underlying offense was committed, or in any other Federal judicial district as provided by law.
Furthermore, “(1)the term “material support or resources” means any property, tangible or intangible, or service, including currency or monetary instruments or financial securities, financial services…”
Now, I tend to believe it’s fairly clear and easy to comprehend — even for an ol’ Southern fella like me.
And so this recent report from our friends at The Algemeiner is particularly troubling: “The controversial transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash to Tehran by the Obama administration a few months ago is likely being used to expand Iran’s defense budget, according to an analysis by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
According to former senior MEMRI analyst Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli, though “money is fungible,” and it cannot be established that the $1.7 billion (originally reported as $400 million) delivered in two tranches to the Islamic Republic in exchange for the release of American hostages has gone directly to Iran’s various military branches and operations, it, at a minimum, enabled the government to release an equal amount of money for defense purposes.
It is noteworthy that the increase in the proposed defense budget for 2017 is approximately equal to the amount transferred by the US.
Raphaeli wrote that since mid-2013, when Hassan Rouhani succeeded Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president, the regime’s allocations to the military have continuously grown. But ahead of the next fiscal year (March 2017-March 2018), the government submitted a draft budget that sees a sharp increase of 39 percent – amounting to a total of $10.3 billion – for defense, including a big increase in the budget of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). According to Raphaeli, foreign policy is closely coordinated by the government and the IRGC, “a potent military force accountable to the Supreme Leader, in regional politics, and particularly in Syria and Iraq [with] a branch, the Qods Force Brigade…responsible for spreading Iran’s subversive and, often, terrorist activities across the Middle East and beyond.”
So let’s review. Barack Obama authorized a late night transfer of laundered cash to Iran, palletized and flown in on an unmarked aircraft. That to me meets the offense categorization of providing material support or resources that was concealed, or disguised in nature, source, and location.
As well, there was an attempt to disguise the ownership of said material support which was in the form of currency and monetary instruments…need I say more?
Remember this whole shenanigan was hidden from the American people, and was surrounded by infamous liberal progressive “fake news.” The lame excuse that we were just returning financial resources back to Iran is not true. The original deal on arms shipments was made with the Shah of Iran’s government, and in the interim, there have been several American presidents who did not deem it an impending crisis to commit any restitution of funds to the ayatollahs and the number one sponsor of Islamic terrorism in the world.
What I find amazing is that the liberal progressives of the left are already talking about impeaching Donald Trump if he does not divest from his personal, private sector financial holdings.
I dunno, but was the same demanded of Franklin Delano Roosevelt or John F. Kennedy? Roosevelt had a very wealthy cabinet himself.
However, we have infinite amounts of anecdotal evidence and proof that Barack Obama violated US Code 2339A, and we dare say nothing lest we be castigated as racist. Not just with the Iranians, but also in Libya, where Obama provided weapons support to Islamic jihadists, then sought to buy back these weapons and redeploy them into Syria. And again, this was a covert operation, meaning it was concealed or disguised.
And Michelle Obama is whining about hope being lost? Ask yourself, who else could get away with such apparent, nefarious, and heinous violation of our law in the highest office in the land? Of course, the progressive socialist left will decry that there cannot be any relation or causal relationship made between the $1.7 billion given in cash to the Iranians and the increase of 39 percent to their coming budget…and just so you know, Islamic New Year runs in the month of March. However, the same leftists will say that Obama staved off a great depression. I say he prolonged a terrible recession — yes, I said so — because the unemployment rate folks is not 4.6 percent. If anything this is the worst economic recovery in our history.
But, Obama has done his darndest to improve the economic situation of Iran, to include serving as their chamber of commerce, securing that Boeing deal for the mad mullahs and crazed clerics cloaked in black.
And where can we see the results of the Obama financial boon for Iran? Yes, in deployments of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps elements on land and sea. We see it in the support to the Houthi rebels who fired missiles at our U.S. naval warship off the coast of Yemen. We see it with the deployment of the Quds Force, a designated terrorist organization, along with Iranian proxy army Hezbollah, into Syria, and Iranian militias in Iraq. With all this evidence, Obama has nothing to fear, as he sits and basks in the warmth of Hawaii playing golf.
Then again, we can just blame it all on the Russians! Oh yeah, the Russians and Iranians are meeting this week to decide what will happen in Syria. You know, that red line place where Obama said the leader, Bashar Assad, must go. The only person that will be going is Obama, in 31 days, one hour, 23 minutes, and 55 seconds.
Based on my reading of U.S. Code 2339A, “Providing Material Support to Terrorists,” Obama should be going to jail…maybe he and Bowe Bergdahl could be cell mates?