No one seems to know how much money Iran received as a result of Obama’s Nuclear Deal. One would think that such information could easily be accessible, however, estimates are broad, anywhere from $74 billion according to Iran’s Central Bank, to $150 billion according to conservative sources. The money that was frozen in various accounts around the world had sat for 25 years accruing interest.
For example, the US held $400 million cash since 1990 which accrued $1.3 billion in interest according to ‘negotiators’. That would calculate to an interest rate of 13%. Obviously the ‘negotiators’ were anti-US.
Problem is, now that the major Russiagate agenda came up dry, Trump is ramped into 5th gear and apparently, there were some rather major infractions attributable to Obama’s Iran Nuclear Deal.
According to The Washington Post, Obama personally attempted to coerce two American banks to launder the payments to Iran despite the fact that the Deal specifically prohibited any type of transactions between Iran and the US. Obama then lied to Congress about this side deal. This also implicates Jack Lew, Obama’s Treasury Secretary who told the same thing to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Obama also gave unlimited ‘future’ deposit access to bank Muscat in Oman via a license issued through Obama and OFAC. Obama then told Congress he had issued no license, thereby lying during Congressional Testimony.
In other words, the Iran deal was all about money for Obama, for companies yanking at the bit wanting to industrialize Iran, and for the probable kickbacks that were likely flying every which way. Kickbacks that would need to be ‘laundered’, and the banks that complied.
When Trump undid the Iran deal, there were a lot of angry people who had already tooled up.
And I imagine they wanted their kickback money – back.
And Iran – wasn’t happy.
The Deal was tainted, it was subversive, and it was tyranny. And Obama could be prosecuted.
As punishment, Iran has ramped up aggression toward Israel, held multiple missile exercises, deployed ships into the Gulf, and basically flexed its muscle. But the media want a war. And like WWI and WWII, a propaganda default was used to instigate the first shot, knowing that it would resound around the world. And retaliation would likely be the course of action.
But both Khamenei and Trump have unequivocally stated that neither wants a war. They want a real Deal, one that is not created illegally. One that is not corrupted. The ruffled feathers, the blood sport of a cockfight has just begun. Renegotiating could mean we forfeit the exorbitant interest rate Obama threw away – as a toss. It is in the past. A classic negotiating carrot.
Relations with Russia have already begun a fast forward pulse given Trump is cleared of Russiagate. Trade talks with a faltering China economy are ongoing, and Europe is simultaneously demonizing the US, China, Russia alliance, while dervishly attempting to cultivate their own wolf/sheep in China – and Russia!
Having controlled the global spacecraft for decades, the EU, specifically England, Germany and France, are frantic as their power plummets under the Trump effect. Their economies are on a pinky swear away from recession, they have no military, no defense, and stubbornly refuse to admit they are corrupt when The People are quite aware. What they leave behind as they walk away from their posts is nothing less than ‘chaos’.
The scapegoats will likely be paraded for the world while Obama, Hillary and Holder go into deep hiding. The mental awareness of Soros is questionable, and his son, Alex, while trained well, does not exert the influence. Businesses, countries, and politicians, will watch the play from the sidelines as they are flake flakey enough so as to wait to root for the ‘winner’. Thus, preserving the almighty – self.
In the meantime, attempting to sway public opinion and declare that Trump intends to go to war with Iran, the MSM are grappling at frayed rags because they haven’t anything else left.
When the mantra is that Trump is going after journalism freedom, the media conveniently forget what journalism ‘is’. Today, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, among hundreds, are the equivalent to the National Enquirer. Those same reporters used to belittle and toss caustic insults at the lack of journalism espoused by them only to become those they ridiculed.
Perhaps it is like Congress wherein a work week is composed of roughly 15 hours, and pretty soon Senators and Congressmen will have “adversity” scores like colleges, and votes will be tabulated with a + or – adversity. You may have 25% of the votes, but your demographic adversity allows you a bonus of 15%…