Militia Leader In Iraq U.s. Embassy Raid Obama White House Guest

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  1. LastOutlaw

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    Iranian Militia Leader Leading Iraq U.S. Embassy Raid Listed as Obama White House Guest
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    Lucas Nolan31 Dec 201911,203

    Iranian militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, one of several identified as leading an attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, reportedly visited the White House in 2011 during the presidency of Barack Obama.

    On Tuesday, a mob in Baghdad attacked the U.S. embassy in retaliation against last weekend’s U.S. airstrikes against the Iran-backed Shiite militia Kataib Hezbollah (KH), responsible for killing an American civilian contractor. KH is one of a number of pro-Iran militias that make up the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF/PMU), which legally became a wing of the Iraqi military after fighting the Sunni Islamic State terrorist group.

    President Donald Trump has since accused Iran of having “orchestrated” the embassy attack and stated that the government would be “held fully responsible.”

    Breitbart News reporter John Hayward described the attack on the embassy, writing:

    The mob grew into thousands of people, led by openly identified KH supporters, some of them wearing uniforms and waving militia flags. The attack began after a funeral service for the 25 KH fighters killed by the U.S. airstrikes. Demonstrators marched through the streets of Baghdad carrying photos of the slain KH members and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, who condemned the American airstrikes.

    KH vowed to seek revenge for the airstrikes on Monday. Both KH and the Iranian military unit that supports it, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), have been designated as terrorist organizations by the U.S. government. The government of Saudi Arabia also described KH as one of several “terrorist militias supported by the Iranian establishment” in remarks on Tuesday condemning the assault on the U.S. embassy.

    The attackers were able to smash open a gate and push into the embassy compound, lighting fires, smashing cameras, and painting messages such as “Closed in the name of resistance” on the walls. Gunshots were reportedly heard near the embassy, while tear gas and stun grenades were deployed by its defenders.

    A uniformed militia fighter on the scene in Baghdad told Kurdish news service Rudaw that attacks were also planned against the U.S. consulates in Erbil and Basra, with the goal of destroying the consulates and killing everyone inside.

    The Washington Post reported Tuesday that among those agitating protesters in Baghdad on Tuesday was Hadi al-Amiri, a former transportation minister with close ties to Iran who leads the Badr Corps, another PMF militia.

    In 2011, both Fox News and the Washington Times noted that then-Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki brought his transportation minister, al-Amiri, to a meeting at the White House. The Times noted that the White House did not confirm his attendance, but the official was on Iraq’s listed members of its delegation.

    The al-Amiri accompanying al-Maliki, besides also being transportation minister, was identified at the time as a commander of the Badr organization, further indicating it was the same person. At the time, the outlets expressed concern that al-Amiri had ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which the FBI has stated played a role in a 1996 terrorist attack that killed 19 U.S. servicemen. President Donald Trump designated the IRGC a foreign terrorist organization, the first time an official arm of a foreign state received the designation.

    Fox News’ Ed Henry questioned White House Press Secretary Jay Carney following the visit about the attendance of al-Amiri at the White House. Carney refused to answer and stating that he would need to investigate the issue. The full transcript from RealClearPolitics reads:

    Ed Henry, FOX News: When Prime Minister Maliki was here this week there have been reports that a former commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which U.S. officials say played a role in a 1996 terrorist attack that killed 19 U.S. servicemen.

    He was here at the White House with Prime Minister Maliki because he’s a transportation minister, yeah, transportation minister —

    Jay Carney, WH: Who’s [sic] report is that?

    Henry: I believe the Washington Times has reported it. I think others have as well, but I think this is a Washington Times —

    Carney: I have to take that question then, I’m not aware of it.

    Henry: Can you just answer it later though, whether he was here and whether a background check had been done?

    Carney: I’ll check on it for you.

    Henry: Okay, thanks.

    In 2016, Obama secured a deal with Iran which included a payment of $1.7 billion in cash. Breitbart News reporter John Hayward reported in September of 2016:

    On Tuesday, the Obama administration finally admitted something its critics had long suspected: The entire $1.7 billion tribute paid to Iran was tendered in cash — not just the initial $400 million infamously shipped to the Iranians in a cargo plane — at the same moment four American hostages were released.

    “Treasury Department spokeswoman Dawn Selak said in a statement the cash payments were necessary because of the ‘effectiveness of U.S. and international sanctions,’ which isolated Iran from the international finance system,” said ABC News, relating what might be one of history’s strangest humblebrags. The sanctions Obama threw away were working so well that he had to satisfy Iran’s demands with cold, hard cash!

    By the way, those sanctions were not entirely related to Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. As former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy pointed out at National Review last month, they date back to Iran’s seizure of hostages at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, its support for “Hezbollah’s killing sprees,” and, most pertinently, Bill Clinton’s 1995 invocation of “federal laws that deal with national emergencies caused by foreign aggression,” by which he meant Iran’s support for international terrorism.

    Former white house staffer during the Obama administration, Ben Rhodes, blamed President Trump’s policies for the Tuesday attack on the U.S. embassy.

    Trump sanctions on Iran have done nothing to change Iranian behavior except make it worse. This is what happens when your foreign policy is based on Obama envy, domestic politics, Saudi interests, and magical right wing thinking.

    — Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) December 31, 2019

    Many have hit back at Rhodes for the accusations, including former CIA ops officer Bryan Dean Wright.

    As you attack Trump’s foreign policy, Iranian militia members are — at this very moment — attacking American soldiers using the $1.7B cash you and Team Obama sent to Tehran.

    What a time to be self righteous.

    — Bryan Dean Wright (@BryanDeanWright) December 31, 2019

    No further information has been given about al-Amiri’s presence at the U.S. embassy raid on Tuesday. Read more about the attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad at Breitbart News here.
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  2. LastOutlaw

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    No huge surprise here. I'll bet you could use this guest list as an "Enemy of the State" list .
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  3. randyt

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    no surprise here either, birds of a feather flock together
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  4. Old Geezer

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    Obama's handler was and is Valerie Jarrett. She holds dual citizenship Iran & USA. Valerie was raised a socialist then married into an out-of-the-closet communist family. She takes her instructions from international collectivists. Barry Soetoro as an Indonesian exchange student was given a place to live in the home of Bill Ayers (of Chicago 7 fame). Obama was appointed a lecturer of law at the University of Chicago Law School. Other professors there were furious over his having been given a position, for he had never published, he was and is without credentials. Donna Shalala was another Obama handler (he did not and has not repaid her favors); Donna showed this Indonesian citizen the ropes in Washington D.C. .

    The Obama family now lives in a fenced-in mansion two miles north of the White House in Wash. D.C.. Valerie Jarrett lives with the Obama family. She's still Barry's leash-holder.
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  5. Pragmatist

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    Good morning Old Geezer,

    I remember William Ayers.

    I consider him to be a US domestic enemy.

    He founded the Weather Underground and admitted it was a communist org.

    Ayers involved in bombing the NYPD HQ, US Capitol, the Pentagon and earlier, some place in Manhattan he was making a carpet tack bomb which prematurely exploded causing a couple of deaths - forgot specifics.

    He was well funded by his university teaching jobs and believe he has a full retirement package from a large Chicago university.
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  6. varuna

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    :eek: I knew it. There is something off about that Berry Santoso guy :cool:

    Here is where he used to live back in his day in Jakarta after coming from KENYA!1sULaLO_rJjNa4iUdzMLN9Ew!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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  7. Old Geezer

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    There has been an ongoing subversion of America for decades now. Then the people of America elected the wrong candidate per the wishes of the international collectivists. I'm not keen on Trump, however many of his actions have thrown a wrench in the works of the enemies of America. The latter causes me to experience a happiness I've not felt in one long time.

    The Jarrett/Obama administration was drawing-down the military services of the United States as fast as was possible without causing sufficient kick-back to stop the effort. Had they gone faster & further, they would have drawn far too much attention and could have wrecked the plans of their international collectivist handlers.

    Trump is attempting to undo that damage to the military, however America is economically in deep doo-doo. The real economic numbers -- especially the real debt numbers and the bottom-line of major banks -- are actively concealed from the citizens of America.

    Of late, the Democratic Socialists have taken some real body-blows. The air of Patriotism has the effect of Holy Water on daemons. Thus, we see panic. Example, the Democratic Socialist Party wishes to bring in unlimited millions of peasants from Mexico and Central America to be their illegal voting army and to further draw-down the US economy. Socialism needs oceans of poor so as to prop-up their social welfare state -- these anti-Constitutional collectivists have zero qualms about printing money. Hey, they love inflation! Debts are paid off with useless money and the backers of capitalist enterprises are then made bankrupt -- such is a big win for communism. Bernie Sanders does not believe that what is going on in Venezuela is that bad; he continues to praise Maduro.

    Now America is getting back to the days of overt conflict between capitalism and communism. The communists are out of the closet. The Ayers crew has not been dormant all of these decades. They have bred monsters such as Barry Barrack Seotoro Obama -- whoever, born-wherever, enemy of America. The Ayers family is part of the greater family of those who LOATHE the US Constitution, loathe all religious activities (the soul's ownership by God instead of world government), and loathe the Liberty of citizens. These enemies of America are now in raw aggression mode and they are willing to kill, even state publicly that they want Trump dead, deem Trump supporters as ignorant racists worthy of being crushed. Democratic Socialism is the party of death.
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