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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Maureen Dowd, "Crazy About the Presidency": Should Obama Be Impeached for Funding Terror?



One week ago, in a New York Times op-ed entitled "Thanks, Obama," Maureen Dowd compared the idealistic Senator Barack Obama of 2008 with the president Barry has ultimately become. As stated on Dowd's columnist page, this opinion piece described how "The Audacity of Hope has downshifted to the Banality of Practicality.

Well not quite, unless you consider the funding of terrorism "banal."

What could prove a colossal scandal has recently arisen concerning a cash payment of $400 million to free four American prisoners held by Iran. Obama is claiming this was not a ransom payment (Hillary is calling it "old news"); however, Iran is claiming otherwise. Moreover, the prisoners were not freed by Iran until the unmarked plane with the cash landed in Tehran. As explained by Claudia Rosett in a PJ Media opinion piece entitled "The Mendacity Behind Obama's Mockery of the Cash-for-Iran Story":

"For a government, such as Iran's regime -- world's leading state sponsor of terrorism -- cash lends itself less to financing national infrastructure (the use to which the administration suggests it has likely been put) than to funding terrorists and pursuing illicit weapons. Whatever Iran's regime might be doing in the way of sewer and road repair, its demonstrated priorities include its continued testing of ballistic missiles, in violation of UN sanctions. The prime use of ballistic missiles is to carry nuclear warheads -- which suggests that Iran's likely intent is, at a moment of its choosing, to scrap Obama's vaunted Iran nuclear deal (on which Iran is already cheating). As far as that entails buying weapons and technology from, say, nuclear-testing North Korea, or procuring illicit inputs on world markets, hard cash is a big help.

Obama's justification for sending the $400 million installment in cash is that the U.S., due to its strict sanctions on Iran, has no banking relationship with the country -- thus the air-freighted pallets of banknotes. Except that doesn't add up. Writing in The Wall Street Journal, former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey asks: 'How come the U.S. did not simply transfer the $400 million we are told actually belonged to Iran to a foreign entity, to be converted into foreign funds for conventional banking transmission to Tehran?'"

Yes, this is the "stuff" that could make for an impeachment hearing, notwithstanding the fact that Obama has only five more months to go in the Oval Office.

Today, in a Times op-ed entitled "Crazy About the Presidency," Dowd, at her best, pokes fun at Trump. I won't spoil it for you, but let's see if Donald continues to answer her phone calls.

No mention, however, by Dowd of Obama's $400 million ransom payment to Khamenei. Let's see if any of the Times's columnists are willing to touch this hot potato.

And then there is still the matter of CIA "consultant" Robert Levinson, who was left to rot in Iran by Obama. But heck, The Washington Post doesn't seem to care about someone who is not one of their own, as evidenced by the fact that Martin Baron and friends are no longer hounding Barry as they did regarding Jason Rezaian. Yup, out of sight out of mind.

7 comments:

  1. At it's best,this will be handled in the same way as Hillary's email situation.The FBI director claimed that something might be done if Hillary was still a government employee,but now that she's not,he has no recourse.In five months,Obama will have the same op to skate free.
    The fact that FOUR hundred million was involved to free FOUR hostages is really a bit too obvious.
    For the injuries that all of these politicians have done the nation,none will have the slightest problem with taking every penny and benefit available to them in retirement,nor will they ever lose a night's sleep from their actions.
    They are certainly made from different material than I am.

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  2. Maureen Dowd should be ashamed of displaying her unprofessionalism in print, and absence of humor. Sounds like she wants to join Bill Bratton as in the Clinton Foundation Job Program when The NYT decides to replace Dowd with Cortana.
    http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/08/05/trump-never-kicked-mom-crying-baby-sets-record-straight-media-runs-false-story-375014

    "[Devan Cierra Ebert,] The mother of a crying baby at a Donald Trump rally in Ashburn, Virginia, is speaking out after she says the mainstream media completely twisted a non-story into a controversy.


    Check out her full Facebook statement via Red Alert following the back-to-back media coverage on the incident:


    “Hello, this message is for Donald J. Trump. I was the mother in his rally on Tuesday, August 2nd, in Ashburn, VA, with the baby who started to cry. I would just like him to know personally that I, by no means felt I was ever “kicked out” of his rally. I excused myself and my child when he awoke from his nap and began to cry. It was only because I had to grab my child’s belongings and then make my way out of the aisle I was seated in that I wasn’t out of there sooner. I realize Mr. Trump doesn’t know me personally, but for those that do, know that I am the first one to excuse myself and my child when he begins to cry because I personally believe it’s rude to disturb anyone else’s ability to hear what they came to see. I’ve left movies, violin recitals, and other events if I felt my child was disturbing others. It is the considerate thing to do. I stood right outside the doors of the auditorium continuing to watch and listen to what Mr. Trump had to say. In fact, the police that were right outside in the same hallway with me, treated me with so much respect it was incredible. They were so kind and made me feel welcomed to stand with them. One officer commended me on my bravery to bring my child to Mr. Trump’s rally. I fully support Mr. Trump. I thought he responded very graciously to my child crying and he made a lighthearted moment out of what I usually consider to be stressful. I actually was out of the auditorium before he even made his follow up comment about my child and even then, when I was informed of his comment, I laughed. I understand he says things jokingly, and I understand no one wants to speak over or struggle to listen over a crying baby.

    I am in no way offended and I again reiterate, Mr. Trump NEVER kicked me or my child out of the Briar Woods High School, Trump rally. And for the record, while my child and I stood outside of the auditorium, my eleven year old stepdaughter and my Grandmother sat inside the auditorium and continued to support and listen to everything Mr. Trump had to say. We all were so excited to be able to see Mr. Trump so close to home. I didn’t have a babysitter to watch my kids and honestly, to me it was a historical moment that I am happy that my kids were there for. I apologize for the trouble this has caused Mr. Trump. The media has severely blown this out of proportion and made it out to be something that it wasn’t and is clearly using this as political gain for the Democratic party. I hope this message sheds light to what really happened.”

    “Thank you for your time. Best of luck! You have our vote. Trump 2016” "


    Will JG ever learn the NYT, WaPo, and CNN are solely propaganda funnels for The DNC Band of Liars?

    This is why Obama could nuke Jerusalem next week, after his BLM team incites more terror in Israel, and get cheers.

    THIS web ad is funny - HRC short circuits:
    http://redstatewatcher.com/article.asp?id=32194
    "New Trump ad spot compares Hillary to a robot"

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    1. Are you seriously contending that JG is a friend of the NYT, WaPo and CNN? Are you aware that owing to his blog, the NYT's Andrew Rosenthal personally deleted anti-Semitic online content? Are you aware of WaPo corrections made by Zakaria and Ignatius owing to JG's observations? Have you read JG's commentary in response to Thomas Friedman, Nicholas Kristof and Roger Cohen. Please ...

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    2. Thanks. My responses to Krugman might also be of interest to the reader who thinks I befriend the Times.

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    3. NYT has noticeably changed since 2008 when I first saw JG comment on a TomF column, but I have never seen their op-ed repeat WH talking points as they are when it comes to Donald Trump and the Clintons.

      There was nothing funny about Dowd's column, but JG's contempt/whatever of Trump makes him sound just like those who amplify lies about Trump.

      I copied this comment earlier as another example

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    4. "Hillary to police union: Get lost?"


      posted at 5:31 pm on August 6, 2016 by Ed Morrisseyhttp://hotair.com/archives/2016/08/06/hillary-to-police-union-get-lost/
      [comment by]Enrique Azevedo · McGill University

      "Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a bar. Donald leans over, and With A smile on his face, says, "The media is really tearing you apart for That Scandal."
      Hillary: "You mean my lying about Benghazi?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "You mean the massive voter fraud?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "You mean the military not getting their votes counted?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "Using my secret private server with classified material to Hide my Activities?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything Else?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "Using the Clinton Foundation as a cover for tax evasion, Hiring Cronies, And taking bribes from foreign countries?
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "You mean the drones being operated in our own country without The Benefit of the law?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million, and right afterward it Declared Bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."

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    5. Hillary: "You mean arming the Muslim Brotherhood and hiring them in the White House?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "Whitewater, Watergate committee, Vince Foster, commodity Deals?"
      Trump: "No the other one:"
      Hillary: "The funding of neoNazis in the Ukraine that led to the toppling of the democratically elected president and to the biggest crisis that country has had since WWII ?"
      Trump: "No the other one:"
      Hillary: "Turning Libya into chaos?"
      Trump: "No the other one:"
      Hillary: "Being the mastermind of the so-called “Arab Spring” that only brought chaos, death and destruction to the Middle East and North Africa ?
      Trump: "No the other one:"
      Hillary: "Leaving four Americans to die in Benghazi and go to sleep?
      Trump: "No the other one:"
      Hillary: "Trashing Mubarak, one of our few Muslim friends?"
      Trump: "No the other one:"
      Hillary: "Encouraging and supporting the murders of Palestinians and the destruction of their homes, towns and villages by Israel ?"
      Trump: "No the other one:"
      Hillary: "The funding and arming of terrorists in Syria, the destruction and destabilization of that nation, giving the order to our lapdogs in Turkey and Saudi Arabia to give sarin gas to the "moderate" terrorists in Syria that they eventually used on civilians, and framed Assad, and had it not been for the Russians and Putin, we would have used that as a pretext to invade Syria, put a puppet in power, steal their natural resources, and leave that country in total chaos, just like we did with Libya?
      Trump: "No the other one:"
      Hillary: "The creation of the biggest refugees crisis since WWII
      Trump: "No the other one:"
      Hillary: "Leaving Iraq in chaos? "
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "The DOJ spying on the press?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "You mean HHS Secretary Sibelius shaking down health insurance Executives?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "Giving our cronies in SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 Months Later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "The NSA monitoring citizens' ?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "The State Department interfering with an Inspector General Investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "Me, The IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "Threats to all of Bill's former mistresses to keep them quiet"
      Trump: "No, the other one."
      Hillary: "I give up! ... Oh wait, I think I've got it! When I stole the White House furniture, silverware, when Bill left Office?"
      Trump: "THAT'S IT! I almost forgot about that one".

      She also lied about her lies on TV interview on July 31, 2016. Lied about what FBI testified in front of Congress and lied again of what she told the families of American's death in Benghazi. "

      1) ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, Obama's National Security Adviser.
      2) CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.
      3) ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Obama Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney.
      4) ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary.
      5) ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood.
      6) CNN (Clinton News Network) President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.
      Etc... etc... Get the picture? "

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