How Barack Hussein Obama committed treason for Iran

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Nehemiah6

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Here is an excellent article by a former U.S. intelligence officer and Treasury special agent. It wiil now be up to President Trump to order a thorough investigation. Please read the entire article on American Thinker.

January 11, 2020
Treasury’s Role in Financing Iranian Terror
By John A. Cassara

There are reports that some of the $1.7 billion that Obama gave to Iran as part of the Iran deal or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been traced to Iran-backed terror groups, including Qassem Soleimani’s Quds Force, Iran’s principal foreign intelligence and covert action arm and part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. What is not discussed is that the money could not have been funneled to Iran without active support from actors within the Treasury Department.

As a former Treasury Special Agent, the suspect actions of some of my ex-colleagues saddens and dismays me. Their actions also hypocritically counter both our anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist finance programs and the international financial systems and safeguards that Treasury worked hard to implement and protect.

Since 1979 Iran has conducted virtual acts of war and terror against the United States and our allies. The State Department designated Iran as the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism. Iran is also one of the most corrupt regimes in the world.

So why did some Treasury officials move to obfuscate, if not launder, the money that Obama wanted delivered to the mullahs in Iran? Why did Treasury participate in a quid pro quo or act of bribery? Why would they engage in subsequent deception and cover-up? The short answer is Treasury willfully became blind and politicized. It wasn’t just the Department of Justice and John Brennan’s CIA that were sullied during the Obama administration.

In 2018, columnist Mark Theissen discussed some of Treasury’s suspicious activities in his article, “Obama took Lying to New Heights with the Iran Deal.” Obama failed to disclose to Congress secret side deals on inspections when he transmitted the nuclear accord to Capitol Hill. Treasury secretly tried to help Iran use U.S. banks to convert $5.7 billion in Iranian assets, after promising Congress that Iran would not get access to the U.S. financial system. Treasury officials then apparently lied to Congress about what the administration had done.

Senate investigators found that the Treasury Department “granted a specific license that authorized a conversion of Iranian assets worth billions of U.S. dollars using the U.S. financial system” including unlimited future Iranian deposits at Bank Muscat in Oman until the license expired.

After issuing the license, Treasury explicitly denied to Congress that it had done so. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) "encouraged two U.S. correspondent banks to convert the funds." Senate investigators found "both banks declined to complete the transaction due to compliance, reputational, and legal risks associated with doing business with Iran." In response to Congressional inquiries, Treasury officials declared "The U.S. Department of Treasury is not working on behalf of Iran to enable Iranian access to U.S. dollars elsewhere in the international financial system, nor are we assisting Iran in gaining access to dollar payment systems outside the U.S. financial system. The Administration has not been and is not planning to grant Iran access to the U.S. financial system." The facts contradict Treasury’s statement.Treasury participated in approximately 200 international "roadshows" where it encouraged foreign financial institutions to do business with Iran "as long as the rest of the world left the United States out of it."

The Obama administration also signed a secret document lifting sanctions on two Iranian state banks that were previously blacklisted for their involvement in financing Iran's ballistic missile program. This occurred the same day Tehran released four American prisoners. In prior years, Treasury was vehemently opposed to the same banks for their alleged role in financially backing Iran's missile program....

...There is conflicting information about the specifics of the $1.7 billion sent to Iran. There has never been a full and transparent accounting showing how Treasury effected payment (e.g., manner of wire transfers, use of foreign banks, foreign currencies, flights of pallets of cash to Iran?). The U.S. military and intelligence community has been able to follow some of the money as it was routed to Iranian-backed terror groups but we lack details. How did they track it? Were the money transfers hidden, disguised or laundered? Were additional parties or conduits involved? Were waivers or exemptions granted to skirt sanctions? Was the U.S. government subsequently able to follow the money trail to corrupt Iranian officials? The money has certainly not been used to better the lives of the Iranian people.

There are also charges and counter-charges about Iran’s right to compensation. Before the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran’s government put $400 million for military equipment into the Pentagon’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) account. In 1981, Iran filed a claim at The Hague to have that money returned.

The Obama administration contended that the $1.7 billion sent to Iran represented the $400 million plus $1.3 billion in interest and that the money legally belonged to Iran. That’s simplistic and doesn’t tell the whole story. In 1981, the US filed an $817 million counterclaim alleging that Iran violated its obligations under the FMS program. Some observers feel that it is Iran that owes the U.S., as the list of sponsored attacks, victims, and damages against Americans is long, bloody, and costly...

...There are also still questions about the JCPOA agreement’s promises to lift sanctions on Iran’s economy in exchange of Iran scaling back its nuclear program. It is estimated the JCPOA resulted in the release of between $50 - $150 billion in frozen Iranian assets in the international financial system. Commentator Mark Levin looked at the numbers and said, “Obama is the biggest funder of terrorism the world has ever seen.”

Treasury is justifiably proud of innovative tools such as sanctions and designations it developed to fight the War on Terror. It is sad and ironic that the same Department of Treasure facilitated some of Iran’s terror. The Treasury’s Office of Inspector General should conduct an internal review of Obama’s Treasury regarding the above. Judicial Watch, a nonprofit group promoting government transparency, could get involved.... Americans deserve full transparency and accountability about the Obama Treasury Department’s role in providing money to the Iranian terror regime.

John A. Cassara is a former U.S. intelligence officer and Treasury special agent, author, and consultant. He has written numerous books and articles on money laundering and terror finance. Additional information is available at www.JohnCassara.com.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/treasurys_role_in_financing_iranian_terror.html
 

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Our former Muslim president Barack H. Obama, should be in prison. As should his accomplice in espionage against America, Hillary Rodham Clinton. And a great many others.

If that had happened, and if the often used remedy for treason had been applied, and I believe BHO considered this also, according to the tenets of Islam, he would have been martyred and would have entered paradise immediately after. There to enjoy all those things forbidden in the Koran while a Muslim is alive to enjoy it. He and his wife, and the two daughters whom they're raising in like mind, are enemies of this nation. As is Hillary. Who in everything illegal that she did as Secretary of State, including being indifferent to the threat levied against American's in Benghazi, and in such indifference did make up a lie to cover it that she then emailed to, of all people, her own daughter, did commit all those illegal acts due to being told to by her boss, Barack H. Obama.

Why does the rule of law apply to the governed and not unto the governors equally?

Maybe because if it started to it would snowball for all the catch up that would need occur in order to blanket equal justice upon the governors. Those who for far too long have been let to believe they are above the law. And while they parrot the party line that informs the governed they must be tolerant of what is immoral and illegal, those governors know that they themselves shall not be made to suffer that. Because they live in mansions, situated behind "immoral walls", and with roving security to protect them as undocumented aliens clean their mansions, fix their meals they dare not consider may have been spat in by those who hold them in contempt none the less, and are as slaves to those rich and immoral.

Those whom we the sheeple continue to re-elect time after time, because while it takes a lot of energy to complain of what they're doing in our name, we for some reason care not to expend the energy at the polls so as to not allow them to do it again.

In short, perhaps the evil in power do what they do because we the people don't care to do anything different than what we have time and time again.
We are getting the government our indifference shows we deserve.