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Bernie Sanders Opens Door for Obama Prosecution Over Iran Cash

“No president can be above the law, no matter who you are.”

So spoke Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, the other day, as clearly captured in this video:

Oh, the irony.

In saying this, Senator Sanders – and he isn’t alone on the Democrats’ side in saying this – has just opened the door to a move to prosecute former President Obama. How and why?

As I have noted here and at The American Spectator, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, in a detailed 2016 article at National Review, has detailed exactly that the infamous transfer of cash to the Iranian mullahs by then-President Obama wasn’t simply a classic case of paying a ransom.

It was also illegal. A blatant violation of the law.

Specifically, McCarthy says Obama violated Section 560.204 of the “ITSR” – the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations section of “the Code of Federal Regulations that implements anti-terrorism sanctions initiated by President Clinton.” Which is – federal law. That section of the law reads:

“The exportation, reexportation, sale, or supply, directly or indirectly, from the United States, or by a United States person, wherever located, of any goods, technology, or services to Iran or the Government of Iran is prohibited. [Emphasis added.]”

Then there’s Section 560.203 of the same federal regulations. Which clearly say this, bold print for emphasis supplied.

Evasions; attempts; causing violations; conspiracies: . . . Any transaction . . . that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this part is prohibited. . . . Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this part is prohibited.

And what, exactly, are the legal penalties for violating these federal regulations. McCarthy yet again gets specific, citing Section 560.701. Which says:

“(c) Criminal penalty

A person who willfully commits, willfully attempts to commit, or willfully conspires to commit, or aids or abets in the commission of, an unlawful act described in subsection (a) shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $1,000,000, or if a natural person, may be imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or both.”

So, what Bernie Sanders has done, clearly unknowingly, is open the door to the prosecution of Barack Obama for “willfully” engaging in the commission of the “unlawful act” of sending that cash – something of value – to Iran.

Recall again, Bernie said this, right there on videotape.

“No president can be above the law, no matter who you are.”

Message received, Senator.

We’ll be watching to see when you notify the Department of Justice of the need to prosecute President Obama because, of course, he isn’t above the law. No matter who he is.

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Trump Right on Nuclear Deal As Iran Boasts of Secret ‘Missile Cities’ Which Began 6 Years Ago

Iran’s news agency, The Iranian Tansim, has just released disturbing photos, and the purpose of their publicity is unknown. The Jerusalem Post reported that images of “the Islamic Republic’s underground ‘missile cities,’ which hold hundreds of missiles and solid-fuel rockets ready-to-fire under fie levels of concrete” were released. Radio Farda reported Tansim’s claims and stated that “two out of the 15 missiles that were fired at Ain al-Assad airbase in Iraq and the Erbil airport in Iraqi Kurdistan targeting US troops fell on the republic’s territory.”

Despite the United States, namely during the Obama administration, and European nations naively hoping Iran would abide by the nuclear treaty, they are once again proving their disdain for keeping their word, or peace. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps has claimed “for the past six years that it has built three underground ‘missile cities’ showing tunnels packed with solid-fuel rockets, as well as mid-range ballistic missiles”, reports The Jerusalem Post.

New photos showing an Iranian "missile city". January 14, 2020
New photos showing an Iranian “missile city”. January 14, 2020

Six years ago, who was in office? That’s right, Barack Obama, not President Trump. Can you hear the liberal cries that the world’s most vile and tyrannical government didn’t oblige when then-President Obama asked them nicely? As President Trump has suspected, Iran doesn’t play fair, and they blatantly lied about their intentions.

Perhaps liberal leadership in the United States will finally come to their senses and begin to think about admitting maybe, just maybe, Iran can’t be trusted. After all, finally, France, Britain and Germany “formally triggered the dispute mechanism in Iran’s nuclear deal on Tuesday, formally accusing Iran of violating the agreement.” Welcome to planet earth, Europe.

The Jerusalem Post did report that the European countries “emphasized they are ‘not joining a campaign to implement maximum pressure against Iran” but that they hope “to bring Iran back into full compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA [nuclear deal].” Don’t you guys get it? Iran is doing everything possible to prove to the world they have never been in compliance with their nuclear deal commitments. What does it take to get through your thick skulls that President Trump is right; a nuclear deal should have never existed. Iran will never take diplomacy seriously.

Source: JPost.com

Shooting On Naval Air Station Pensacola Leaves Multiple Dead And Injured
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Pensacola Naval Air Station Sends Home 21 Saudi Trainees After December Terror Attack Investigation

Investigations into the December 6th shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida have determined it was an act of terrorism. Saudi Air Force officer Mohammed Alshamrani opened fire and killed three U.S. sailors and injured an additional eight. The killings opened up a wider concern as to the training of foreign students in American military programs, and potential shortcomings in how cadets are screened and accepted.

Alshamrani was “motivated by jihadist ideology, visited the 9/11 memorial and posted anti-US and anti-Israel remarks“ only hours before his murder spree, according to the Times Of Israel. Let’s not forget that Apple refused to help authorities unlock the terrorist’s phone after the attack. Attorney General William Barr said not only was this an act of terrorism but that the terrorist’s motivations were reminiscent of the September 11th attacks.

WATCH: Amazing Video: Driving Skills Help Evade Cartel Kidnapping

In an effort to avoid further damage while assessing how the terrorist fell through the cracks, the United States sent home 21 Saudi born military students. Frighteningly, “the trainees who were removed had jihadist or anti-American sentiments on social media pages or had ‘contact with child pornography,’ including in internet chat rooms” reported the Times Of Israel.

Although the specific students are not believed that have had knowledge or been involved in the December 6th attack, the Justice Department reviewed whether any of the men should face charges, but Barr concluded they did not meet federal prosecution standards. Attorney General Barr said, “the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia gave complete and total support for our counter-terrorism investigation and ordered all Saudi trainees to fully cooperate.”

Times Of Israel noted that the United States is attempting to salvage and preserve the “training of pilots from Saudi Arabia, an important ally in the Middle East.” Barr added that the Saudi Kingdom gave complete support to the investigation and “has agreed to review the conduct of all 21 to see if they should face military discipline and send back anyone the U.S. later determines should face charges.”

Regardless of support from Saudi Arabia or any nation, the heart of the matter needs to be addressed. How did Alshamrani and the additional students who were sent back, make their way into an elite United States flight training program? Officials said “Alshamrani hosted a party before the shooting, where he and others watched videos of mass shootings” and traveled repeatedly back and forth to Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Furthermore, he was blatantly obvious about his anti-American sentiments. On twitter, Alshamrani criticized the U.S. for being “anti-Muslim” and for its support of Israel. That “anti-Muslim” nonsense he spoke of allowing him to be trained by our resources, on our soil, and to kill our men.

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Amazing Video: Driving Skills Help Evade Cartel Kidnapping

Some quick thinking and skill got a driver in Mexico out of what could have been a very bad situation. Anyone that watches the short video will have a rush of adrenaline. The driver quickly backs up and then drives back forward doing a quick turn to evade the last car in his way of freedom.

https://youtu.be/6ka8bc0IGdw

This is not the first instance of people on the roads in Mexico facing a situation like this. In fact, many experts suggest that drivers only use main roads, and avoid driving at night. Hopefully, the Mexican government can take action to fix this volatile situation.

Rashida Tlaib
Rashida Tlaib
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Dems Stay Silent on Iran When Trump Can’t be Blamed

Iran has admitted to accidentally shooting down a passenger plane last week leaving odd solidarity in the wake. The United States Democratic leaders have scorned Trump’s actions killing terrorist leader Soleimani, even going so far as to apologize and “mourn” his death. Despite the absolute idiocy to not appear as a united front against Iran, they actually are siding with one of the world’s most dangerous dictators.

Fast forward not even a week, and after the Iranian regime kills a passenger plane full of people, the Democrats remain silent. Meanwhile, in Iran, protestors are taking to the streets for the third day in a row to denounce “Iran’s clerical rulers…after authorities acknowledged shooting down a passenger plane by accident” reported Reuters. President Trump is coming to the defense of the protestors and the citizens of Iran, whereas Democrats can’t seem to chastise those they were profusely apologizing to just days before.

Reports say the Iranian government is violently cracking down on Iranian protestors chanting slogans such as “Clerics get lost!” and signs saying “your lie killed us.” Reuters also reported that “images from the previous two days of protests showed wounded people being carried and pools of blood on the ground. Gunshots could be heard, although the police denied opening fire.” Democrats are having a heck of a time trying to side with the Iranian people while continuing to blame Trump.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden gave it a shot with a statement on Twitter: “Trump’s reckless policies have needlessly endangered our interests in the Middle East. But none of us should be under any illusions about the Iranian regime, and the Iranian people – like all people everywhere – have the right to peaceful protest. The world should support them.”

The infamous “squad” consisting of freshman congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley have “refrained from speaking about the protests, though Omar had previously expressed support for the Iranian people after U.S. forces carried out the airstrike that killed Soleimani.” Clearly Democrats are sympathetic to those living under tyrannical regimes on one condition: they can blame Trump.