SOME Of The Money Will Go To Support Terrorism, But....

Discussion in 'Discuss Lou's Blog Posts' started by L Capuano, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. L Capuano

    L Capuano Administrator Staff Member

    Truly boggles my mind.
     
  2. RoosterTheRed

    RoosterTheRed New Member

    ...... What money?
     
  3. L Capuano

    L Capuano Administrator Staff Member

  4. RoosterTheRed

    RoosterTheRed New Member

    Interesting. The article claims that, technically, the funds Iran will be inheriting is their own money, though the exact amount of money they'll be receiving is under debate.

    And the argument is that much of those billions will go towards funding terrorism?
     
  5. L Capuano

    L Capuano Administrator Staff Member

    Yes. When we imposed sanctions on Iran, any money they had in the United States was frozen. The horrible Iran Nuclear Deal that the Obama administration made released those assets, and the administration has stated publicly that they fully expect some of the money to be used to fund terrorism.

     
  6. RoosterTheRed

    RoosterTheRed New Member

    Highly likely, I'd say. From my amateur views of the Middle East, Iran is certainly not what I'd consider a "pro-America" country, so I wouldn't be surprised at all if some of those funds went towards terrorism.

    However, I think the funds, and where they are going, are merely a symptom of a larger illness, specifically American/Middle East relations.

    Regardless, the deal was made, the funds will likely be thawed, some, if not much of it, may go towards terrorism, but what can we do about it? Freezing it again would only worsen relations with Iran, and perhaps other countries as well.
     
  7. L Capuano

    L Capuano Administrator Staff Member

    Depending on who wins the upcoming election, and if he keeps his promise, the deal may be altered or cancelled outright. I hope so. I don't like Iran becoming a powerhouse in the Middle East, and as of right now, it is. Many European countries are flocking there to make business deals now that the sanctions have been lifted, and in my opinion, that's just horrible. Iran's government (NOT THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES) is evil. It's people are repressed, and it's government openly supports terrorism.
     

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