U.S. TAXPAYERS ARE FUNDING IRAN’S MILITARY – IOTW Report

U.S. TAXPAYERS ARE FUNDING IRAN’S MILITARY

Powerline:

Eli Lake uncovers the latest Iran scandal:

One of the unexpected results of President Barack Obama’s new opening to Iran is that U.S. taxpayers are now funding both sides of the Middle East’s arms race. The U.S. is deliberately subsidizing defense spending for allies like Egypt and Israel. Now the U.S. is inadvertently paying for some of Iran’s military expenditures as well.

It all starts with $1.7 billion the U.S. Treasury wired to Iran’s Central Bank in January….

For months it was unclear what Iran’s government would do with this money. But last month the mystery was solved when Iran’s Guardian Council approved the government’s 2017 budget that instructed Iran’s Central Bank to transfer the $1.7 billion to the military.

Saeed Ghasseminejad, an associate fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, spotted the budget item. He told me the development was widely reported in Iran by numerous sources including the state-funded news services.

It is important to note that this is above and beyond the $100 billion (or whatever the number turns out to be) that Iran has received or will receive in unfrozen assets. These are US taxpayer dollars:

more


5 Comments on U.S. TAXPAYERS ARE FUNDING IRAN’S MILITARY

  1. Smells of treason. What was the due diligence by DC before sending the money, due diligence as to how it would be used? None. Andeven if there had been, what good would it do? Nothing. So, what the hell were Obama, Kerry, and Hillary, since she says she initialted it, thinking when they agreed to it? What did they think the money would be used for?

    Smells like treason.

  2. obama wasn’t satisfied fundamentally transforming the US, he’s using the US to transform the world.
    obama through the Iranian middle man is supporting, funding and arming islamic terrorists world-wide.
    If this isn’t treason, what is?

  3. U.S. TAXPAYERS ARE FUNDING IRAN’S MILITARY

    Not exactly. US taxpayers are funding US defense contractors. Who sell to the world. War is business, and weapon sales are next quarters gains. These contractors OWN reps and senators. Small wonder those export permits show up like clockwork.

Comments are closed.