Monday, October 24, 2016

"Iran takes more hostages, raises ransom price

Iran is stocking up on American hostages and looking for “many billions of dollars” in additional ransom payments from the Obama administration, sources say.

A father and son with dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship and at least four other dual nationals have recently been given prison sentences by Teheran for “spying or cooperation with the Untied States,” according to reports.

“Officials across the spectrum in Iran” are talking about extorting another $2 billion from the United States, “alongside chatter about the U.S. hostages,” congressional sources say.

Via Google: http://www.worldtribune.com/profit-motive-iran-takes-more-hostages-raises-ransom-price/

7 comments:

edutcher said...

If there were a Republican President, this would be on everybody's radar, but, since for the last 8 years, the 4th Estate's motto has been, "what can we do to help Pissy?", nobody really knows about it.

bagoh20 said...

I don't know why anyone would think that us sending planeloads of cash for past hostages would encourage them to take more hostages. They are so damned unpredictable.

Sixty Grit said...

Let them rot.

Amartel said...

Wow, another Carter parallel. Hostages in Iran. Who'd a thunk it?
The hostages are dual citizenship people who probably went back to see relatives thinking they'd be okay. The guy who sold my company our copier and occasionally comes back to service it is Iranian-American. He's always on about the good intentions of Iran. They don't want nuclear weapons, just nuclear power. Etc. I always laugh at him like, you cannot be serious. He always laughs along. I think he knows better but feels obligated to stick up for the old country. That he probably fled from so he could have a decent life. People like this have an emotional attachment that overrides logic and empirical knowledge.

Lem said...

The decision to pay for hostages was made on the best advise Obama Iranian born adviser could give.

Nothing to see here.

Trooper York said...

Hey those people are not real Americans. If they are holding dual Iranian/American passports than fuck em. They are like those mooks on the Shahs of Sunset on Bravo. The most irritating fucking assholes you ever did see. They ain't worth a dime.

AprilApple said...

Any excuse Obama can make to waste our money - he's gonna do it. Bonus if our cash ends up with radical islam.