Elder Patriot – In what can only be considered intentional defiance of U.S. led, and U.N. approved trade sanctions aimed at affecting real change for the Iranian people, the European Union has committed to sending 50 million euros in aid to the mullahs in Iran.
In making the announcement on Thursday, the EU Commission said it was providing an initial €18 million ($20.8 million) tranche of a €50 million ($57.9 million) aid package to Iran “for projects in support of sustainable economic and social development.”
That’s not credible. The commitment amounts to 72.5 cents for each of Iran’s 80 million citizens. It is more than enough, however, to fund more than a few terrorist attacks and to help Iran put down the protests that are threatening the mullahs’ rule.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has felt the enmity of Barack Obama first hand, was quick to voice his concerns:
“I think that the decision yesterday by the EU to give 18 million euros to Iran is a big mistake.”
“It’s like a poison pill to the Iranian people and the efforts to curb Iranian aggression in the region and terror beyond the region.”
“Where will the extra money go? It’s not going to solve the water problem in Iran, it’s not going to go for Iranian truck drivers, it’s going to go to the missiles and Revolutionary Guard in Iran and Syria and everywhere else in the Middle East.”
“All countries should join the efforts to restore sanctions on Iran in order to press them to stop their aggression and desist on their terrorist activities.”
Somehow I smell the hand of Barack Obama in this.
We have previously noted Barack Hussein Obama’s fealty to the Iranian Mullahs and his support of their hegemonic designs on North Africa and the broader Middle East that can be traced back to the summer of 2008 when Obama was still a candidate.
Under Obama’s direction retired Ambassador William G. Miller opened back-channel negotiations with Iran.
Michael Ledeen, former consultant to the National Security Council and U.S. Defense Department summarized those discussions in a 2014 article for PJ Media:
“The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa.”
Against this backdrop the JCPOA, that sent $150 Billion to Iran and an additional $1.6 Billion in cash, becomes understandable. Much of the cash was used by Iran to bribe the Oligarchs of the E.U. to accept the deal.
U.S. Special Representative to Iran, Brian Hook explained President Trump’s position:
“Foreign aid from European taxpayers perpetuates the regime’s ability to neglect the needs of its people and stifles meaningful policy changes.
“More money in the hands of the ayatollah means more money to conduct assassinations in those very European countries.”
“This is the wrong message at the wrong time.”
The fact is the Iranian people have shown the desire and willingness to reclaim their country from the extremist mullahs with nationwide anti-government protests that have grown increasingly violent.
Here’s how the Washington Post described the situation on the ground in Iran:
“Six days of demonstrations — which have left at least 20 people dead — showed no signs of easing as the anger from the streets found new targets. What began as frustration over Iran’s sluggish economy has broadened to include open defiance of Iran’s Islamic leadership itself.”
“The protests have been stunning in their ferocity and geographic reach, spreading to far-flung towns and cities that are strongholds of the middle and working classes.”
“…Iran’s establishment was clearly caught off guard by the speed and ferocity of the protests — the largest outpouring of opposition to the state since the disputed 2009 presidential elections.”
Obama’s legacy rests on the survival and success of the mullahs hegemonic plans. The E.U. Oligarchs, needing to hide their complicity with America’s Manchurian president, and fresh off of President Trump’s public spanking over NATO funding, have every incentive to defy the sanctions and send financial support to the mullahs.
I smell a rat with the initials BHO.