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Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:05 PM

Nah...this is NOTHING....

It's just Trump talking about this...right?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/03/politics/us-sends-plane-iran-400-million-cash/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/08/03/report-400m-flown-iran-us-prisoners-freed/87992898/

http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-sent-cash-to-iran-as-americans-were-freed-1470181874

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/world/middleeast/400-million-cash-payment-to-iran-fuels-latest-campaign-dispute.html

https://twitter.com/search?q=$400+million+to+iran&ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Esearch

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Reply Nah...this is NOTHING.... (Original post)
renie408 Aug 2016 OP
stopbush Aug 2016 #1
Lance Bass esquire Aug 2016 #2
vollehosen Aug 2016 #3
Native Aug 2016 #23
unblock Aug 2016 #4
Hekate Aug 2016 #5
renie408 Aug 2016 #7
Hekate Aug 2016 #22
MohRokTah Aug 2016 #16
Doctor Jack Aug 2016 #6
renie408 Aug 2016 #8
Schema Thing Aug 2016 #10
Grassy Knoll Aug 2016 #9
timlot Aug 2016 #11
jberryhill Aug 2016 #12
jberryhill Aug 2016 #13
alcibiades_mystery Aug 2016 #14
Post removed Aug 2016 #17
alcibiades_mystery Aug 2016 #20
MohRokTah Aug 2016 #15
NurseJackie Aug 2016 #18
MohRokTah Aug 2016 #19
4now Aug 2016 #21

Response to renie408 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:07 PM

1. That's right.

Because once it's explained it's no longer an issue.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:07 PM

2. It's a nothing story.

 

Gave them back THEIR money. No big deal.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:08 PM

3. Did you read the articles?

They explain what the money is for and why they have nothing to do with the prisoners being released.

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Response to vollehosen (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:30 PM

23. Bloomberg's MSNBC show said this was a decades old deal, & Iran just wanted to tie up loose ends.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:10 PM

4. another right-wing outrage that sounds bad and they'll try to tie it to hillary.

but on further thought, it's not really bad and it can't really be tied to hillary anyway.

typical of the right-wing faux scandal machine.

their policy ideas suck, so all they have is non-stop distractions.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:11 PM

5. It's a deflection from DT's current problems, which are yuuge. That money was seized in the 1980s...

...and always belonged to the Iranians.

Once the deal was negotiated and signed, the US got to inspect Iran's nuclear facilities, the US got its prisoners back, and Iran got its long-held money back.

There. Was. No. Ransom.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:17 PM

7. I know. You might try telling CNN that.

But so far, NOBODY has corrected them. And the explanation given at the presser where Michelle Kosinski asked why the US was paying a $400 million ransom to a state sponsor of terrorism was a little long winded and wonk-y.

Look, it is what it is. Hopefully, Donald will actually EAT a baby at the next rally and the media will be off on that.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:23 PM

22. Well, they do have a Comments line and you can write to them to let them know we know the truth

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:50 PM

16. Even better, it's actually $1.7 billion they are owed

 

Giving it all back is contingent upon them keeping their word with the agreement.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:12 PM

6. The US took $400 million from iran in the 70s and then they gave it back

Oh the horror

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:18 PM

8. Yes, this is ridiculous because the MSM has never had a dog in the fight of making

anybody look bad. And being patronizing and snotty about it always wins us so much support. Good thinking!

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Response to renie408 (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:24 PM

10. the MSM has always wanted eyes. And now they compete with clickbait.

And they compete by *being* clickbait themselves.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:22 PM

9. Ohhh Nooo!!!

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:25 PM

11. This is Obama's doing. Hillary has been out of the administration 4 years now.

 

Hard to attach her to this. She disagrees with Obama on TPP, she would have went into Syria after they crossed Obama's red line and used chemical weapons. She can show she is her own woman and distance herself to appeal to those who don't want an "Obama 3rd term". I'll add Even though it's Iran's money and all that. The way it went down is sketchy.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:27 PM

12. Because this needed another thread


Okay, well, the election is over. Trump won.

Shucks, it was fun while it lasted.

How you expect to make it to November is a mystery.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:47 PM

13. No mention on first 40 minutes of CNN's first evening program


...which has gone from chaos in the Trump campaign and now "More Big Name Republicans Endorse Clinton".

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:48 PM

14. Spamming with this now, Concerny?

 

Pathetic and transparent.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 05:49 PM

15. Your concern concerning this concern is concerning. eom

 

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:00 PM

18. I'm concerned that you're concerned about the OP's concern.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:01 PM

19. Now I'm even more concerned. eom

 

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:12 PM

21. I am sure you are not a concern troll

or a chicken little.

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