Elder Patriot – $1.7 billion buys a lot of loyalty. Keep this in mind as we attempt to connect the dots on why Former Secretary of State John Kerry is openly violating 18 U.S. Code § 953 restricting private correspondence with foreign governments. This is commonly referred to as the Logan Act.
The relevant portion of the code is clear:
“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
As part of the Iran Nuclear deal Kerry negotiated a cash payment of $1.7 billion to Iran. That was on top of the $150 billion being transferred into Iran’s accounts electronically.
This part of the transaction has never sat well with observers especially in light of the excuse that the administration gave for it:
Treasury Department spokeswoman Dawn Selak said that the cash payments were necessary because of the “effectiveness of U.S. and international sanctions,” which isolated Iran from the international finance system.
But, if Iran was that desperate for the money an electronic transfer would’ve taken less than an hour where the flight time of a cargo plane carry 17 tons of $100 dollar bills (the approximate weight of $1.7 billion) would exceed 15 hours.
It’s likely the money had another purpose. The payment, in cash, made the use of it completely untraceable. That $1.7 billion was never earmarked for the Iranian people or the Iranian government. It likely served as a 1% broker fee for Obama and Kerry to do with as they pleased, a slush fund for future use, to be meted out along the way as long as they both continued to do the Mullah’s bidding in the future.
Ask yourself, what other motivation Kerry might have for running afoul of the law?
The deal was poison for the United States and her allies in the Middle East from the start and, now that President Trump is preparing to terminate the deal, the Iranians are exercising their control over the remaining money to make sure Kerry continues running a shadow diplomacy on their behalf.
Under Obama, the nations of the world lined up to feed at our trough – the trough filled by the sweat and hard work of American taxpayers – and now that Trump is putting an end to that, they’re doing their best to convince him to keep the status quo.
First, French President Macron tried and failed. Then German Chancellor Merkel tried and failed. Next up is Great Britain’s Prime Minister, Teresa May to try to convince Trump to stay in a deal that has absolutely no benefit to the United States.
As if on cue in preparation for Trump’s sit down with May, the British paper the Guardian, printed this article over the weekend:
The article read like a disinformation campaign – long on allegations and reactions to those allegations (here’s how to think about this), but lacking any verified sources. This looks as much like an intelligence generated propaganda piece as one can find.
Think about this for a second. The U.S. intelligence community has found nothing to corroborate these allegations nor has special counsel Robert Mueller who is desperately looking for evidence of foreign interference under every rock, but lo and behold the Guardian comes up with the evidence.
Except, if you read the article, you wont find a single source for the claims made by the authors. Oh, the writers are adept at making everything read like an official document but at the end of the day, there’s no there, there.
Britain, who voted to condemn Israeli settlements, has made its intention to embrace Islam, at the expense of the nation’s Jewish population, quite clear. For that matter, so has France and so has Germany.
There’s a reason for everything and, for the elites, their actions are virtually never guided by altruism.
$1.7 billion dollars is more than anyone other than Hillary has spent on a president election by a factor of two. The American people saw through that. Let’s hope they see through this, as well.