No longer content to stand in the streets, burn American flags and complain about the “Great Satan,” Iran is going on the offensive by building up their military, and they’re using cash obtained through Obama’s nuclear deal to do it.
Iran is using the billions in cash resources provided under the landmark nuclear deal to engage in an unprecedented military buildup meant to transform the Islamic Republic’s fighting force into an “offensive” juggernaut, according to a largely unreported announcement by Iranian military leaders that has sparked concern among U.S. national security insiders and sources on Capitol Hill.
The Free Beacon report goes on to say that, since Obama’s “historic” nuclear deal — the one he insisted would prevent Iran from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon — the little tyrannical country that could has increased their defense budget 145 percent, and that they are now free to pursue millions in arms deals with Russia since sanctions were lifted as part of Obama’s nuclear agreement with them.
Iran received billions in cash as part of the nuclear deal, and the Obama administration went to some lengths to withhold that information from Congress. The administration was keen to convince the American taxpayers and their colleagues on the Hill that the payout was a ransom to secure the release of hostages.
“It has been seven months since President Obama announced that he was giving the Islamic Republic of Iran almost $2 billion,” Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told the Free Beacon on Wednesday. “And we are just now finding out damning details about how $400 million, which is less than half of the total, was sent to Iran using foreign aircraft and foreign currencies.”
According to The Free Beacon, “leading members of Congress and U.S. officials working on the Iran portfolio suspect that at least a portion of the” payout went to fund Iran’s recent beefed-up defense capabilities.
Coming on the heels of news that Iran is claiming better accuracy with their snazzy new missiles, one wonders what the Obama administration thought they were actually accomplishing striking a deal with a country that has always professed a profound dislike of the United States and her allies.
Or if they even cared.