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Old 04-24-2017, 11:35 PM   #1
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It is coming to an end for Malik's brother.

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By dropping charges against major arms targets, the administration infuriated Justice Department officials — and undermined its own counterproliferation task forces.

When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran’s pledge to free five Americans.

“Iran had a significantly higher number of individuals, of course, at the beginning of this negotiation that they would have liked to have seen released,” one senior Obama administration official told reporters in a background briefing arranged by the White House, adding that “we were able to winnow that down to these seven individuals, six of whom are Iranian-Americans.”

But Obama, the senior official and other administration representatives weren’t telling the whole story on Jan. 17, 2016, in their highly choreographed rollout of the prisoner swap and simultaneous implementation of the six-party nuclear deal, according to a POLITICO investigation.

In his Sunday morning address to the American people, Obama portrayed the seven men he freed as “civilians.” The senior official described them as businessmen convicted of or awaiting trial for mere “sanctions-related offenses, violations of the trade embargo.”

In reality, some of them were accused by Obama’s own Justice Department of posing threats to national security. Three allegedly were part of an illegal procurement network supplying Iran with U.S.-made microelectronics with applications in surface-to-air and cruise missiles like the kind Tehran test-fired recently, prompting a still-escalating exchange of threats with the Trump administration. Another was serving an eight-year sentence for conspiring to supply Iran with satellite technology and hardware. As part of the deal, U.S. officials even dropped their demand for $10 million that a jury said the aerospace engineer illegally received from Tehran.

And in a series of unpublicized court filings, the Justice Department dropped charges and international arrest warrants against 14 other men, all of them fugitives. The administration didn’t disclose their names or what they were accused of doing, noting only in an unattributed, 152-word statement about the swap that the U.S. “also removed any Interpol red notices and dismissed any charges against 14 Iranians for whom it was assessed that extradition requests were unlikely to be successful.”

Three of the fugitives allegedly sought to lease Boeing aircraft for an Iranian airline that authorities say had supported Hezbollah, the U.S.-designated terrorist organization. A fourth, Behrouz Dolatzadeh, was charged with conspiring to buy thousands of U.S.-made assault rifles and illegally import them into Iran.

A fifth, Amin Ravan, was charged with smuggling U.S. military antennas to Hong Kong and Singapore for use in Iran. U.S. authorities also believe he was part of a procurement network providing Iran with high-tech components for an especially deadly type of IED used by Shiite militias to kill hundreds of American troops in Iraq.

The biggest fish, though, was Seyed Abolfazl Shahab Jamili, who had been charged with being part of a conspiracy that from 2005 to 2012 procured thousands of parts with nuclear applications for Iran via China. That included hundreds of U.S.-made sensors for the uranium enrichment centrifuges in Iran whose progress had prompted the nuclear deal talks in the first place.

When federal prosecutors and agents learned the true extent of the releases, many were shocked and angry. Some had spent years, if not decades, working to penetrate the global proliferation networks that allowed Iranian arms traders both to obtain crucial materials for Tehran’s illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programs and, in some cases, to provide dangerous materials to other countries.

“They didn’t just dismiss a bunch of innocent business guys,” said one former federal law enforcement supervisor centrally involved in the hunt for Iranian arms traffickers and nuclear smugglers. “And then they didn’t give a full story of it.”

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Old 04-25-2017, 12:05 AM   #2
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:32 AM   #3
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We all understand that Obama is a jihad-sympathizer.
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:44 AM   #4
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We all understand that Obama is a jihadi
Fixed your post.

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Old 04-25-2017, 10:20 AM   #5
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:07 PM   #6
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Seems pretty good.

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Three of the fugitives allegedly sought to lease Boeing aircraft for an Iranian airline that authorities say had supported Hezbollah, the U.S.-designated terrorist organization.
Talk about a garbage accusation. Hezbollah being a terrorist org is gray area already but now an airline in another country "affiliated" with them can't even buy Boeing planes? "Oh no! And wait aren't terrorists the same guys who did 9/11?"

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The biggest fish, though, was Seyed Abolfazl Shahab Jamili, who had been charged with being part of a conspiracy that from 2005 to 2012 procured thousands of parts with nuclear applications for Iran via China. That included hundreds of U.S.-made sensors for the uranium enrichment centrifuges in Iran whose progress had prompted the nuclear deal talks in the first place.
We aren't allowing you to make nuclear power plants because Israel would get mad. Therefore, we are going to charge a guy from another sovereign country for buying something completely legal (even under our sanctions) from another sovereign country. We world police now.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:30 PM   #7
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Talk about a garbage accusation. Hezbollah being a terrorist org is gray area already but now an airline in another country "affiliated" with them can't even buy Boeing planes? "Oh no! And wait aren't terrorists the same guys who did 9/11?"


On what ****ing planet? Maybe its a gray area for Obama, but for everyone else in the world, there's zero doubt they're a terrorist organization.

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a Lebanon-based Shia terrorist group, advocates Shia empowerment globally. Hizballah has been involved in numerous anti-US terrorist attacks, including the suicide truck bombings of the US Embassy in Beirut in April 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut in October 1983, and the US Embassy annex in Beirut in September 1984, as well as the hijacking of TWA 847 in 1985 and the Khobar Towers attack in Saudi Arabia in 1996.
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:36 PM   #8
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On what ****ing planet? Maybe its a gray area for Obama, but for everyone else in the world, there's zero doubt they're a terrorist organization.
For everyone else in the world? Who would that be? The US, Israel and their lackeys believe so. On the other hand China, Russia and the EU think they're not. They are also not one homogeneous entity. They have a seedy underbelly for sure but labeling the whole org as terrorist is arguable (both ways). But to go from that to an actual airline company in another country can't buy planes because they're affiliated with them? (probably sold tickets to them lol).

Forget affiliation, America has actively supported and funded terrorist groups around the world. Why are we allowed to own airplanes? OK maybe if we beg and plead we can have a few commercial ones but we certainly shouldn't have military aircraft.
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Why do libtards support Hezbollah, ISIS and Al Quaeda now? When did this shit happen?
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Why do libtards support Hezbollah, ISIS and Al Quaeda now? When did this shit happen?
Because libtards hate the same people that those groups hate.
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Why do libtards support Hezbollah, ISIS and Al Quaeda now? When did this shit happen?

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