A State Department official confirmed that the Obama Administration paid a ransom to Iran to release four hostages.
State Department spokesman John Kirby was asked by a reporter, “In basic English you are saying you wouldn’t give [Iran] the 400 million in cash until the prisoners were released, correct?”
Kirby responded, “That’s correct.”
Pastor Saeed Abedini was one of the hostages released. He told Fox News that they waited for hours until another plane arrived. This plane is believed to have the $400 million dollars. After its arrival, the hostages were let go.
That meets the definition of ransom.
The State Department is trying to dance around the fact that this is ransom. Kirby is claiming that since they didn’t hand over the money to Iran until after the hostages were released that it isn’t ransom.
Since they had the money there and had shown it to the Iranians, it is ransom. The Obama Administration is trying to make this appear innocent, but they are putting more Americans at risk. Paying ransom encourages more hostages to be taken.
The White House is putting us at risk. Iran helps fund terrorist group Hezbollah. It is very possible that some of these US tax dollars were sent to Hezbollah from Iran!
Spread the word that Obama is putting more Americans at risk by paying ransom for hostages.
H/T: NY Post