In an effort to establish a narrative around Biden funding Hamas’ attack on Israel, the spin doctors work overtime.
While Biden may not have handed the money and armaments directly to Hamas, their dirty weapons-dealing fingerprints can be seen with the naked eye.
Before we explore how Biden’s National Security Advisor explained the Middle East only a week ago:
Biden National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (last week): “The Middle East region is quieter today than it has been in two decades”
Biden National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (last week): "The Middle East region is quieter today than it has been in two decades" pic.twitter.com/59MYUXhmHf
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 7, 2023
Talk about wishing he could walk this statement back?
Still, in perhaps their worst attempt to deflect, the administration sent Secretary of State Antony Blinken out on Sunday with a talking point: the $6 billion in Iranian funds expected to be unfrozen in the U.S. prisoner swap with Iran have remained unspent.
This new narrative comes as a push back against the fact that Biden’s deal with Iran contributed to Hamas’s recent attacks on Israel.
Blinken said on CNN’s “State of the Union”,
“The facts are these — no U.S. taxpayer dollars were involved. These were Iranian resources that Iran had accumulated from the sale of its oil that were stuck in a bank in South Korea. They have had from day one, under our law, under our sanctions, the right to use these monies for humanitarian purposes.”
Humanitarian purposes? Doesn’t that depend on the definition of “humanitarian”?
Considering that the Iranians declared “Death to America” following the attack on Israel, one might think that they consider the cause of obliterating Israel and the U.S. “humanitarian”?
“From one account to another in another country to facilitate that use. As of now, not a single dollar has been spent from that account.”
And why shouldn’t we trust the Biden administration?
Blinken pointed out that there is not yet any evidence showing Iran directed the attacks against Israel. No SARS, 20+ LLCs, or wire transfers, as there are with the Biden crime family. But I digress.
Blinken did mention the “long relationship” between the country and Hamas, to make sure that they don’t appear unconcerned.
“There’s a long relationship between Iran and Hamas,” Blinken said. “In fact, Hamas wouldn’t be around in the way that it is without the support that it’s received from Iran over the years.”
“It’s one of the reasons why we have been resolutely … against Iran and its support for terrorists and terrorist groups over the last few years of this administration,” he continued.
As by “resolute”, Blinken seem to have overlooked the $6 billion in frozen Iranian funds they traded for the to retrieve five wrongfully imprisoned American citizens.
$1.2 billion per person. These must have been some valuable Leftists. Or perhaps Iran has information on the Biden crime family?
But Iran also got back five Iranians.
I would have preferred Trump negotiate the art of that deal, as no art was present. A one for one prisoner swap is all we should have done. But Biden funded the terror attacks against Israel.
Even if this money went to food, medicine, and so on, it’s money the Iranians no longer had to use for such items. And the Iranians know the money is there. Even though supposedly they took another American hostage.
Blinken knows that Iran won’t play fair. He commented:
“Iran has, unfortunately, always used and focused its funds on supporting terrorism, on supporting groups like Hamas.”
“And it’s done that when there have been sanctions. It’s done that when there haven’t been sanctions. And it’s always prioritized that. And, again, I come back to the proposition that these funds have always been, under the law, available to Iran to use for humanitarian purposes.”
Well we can certainly trust the Iranians to follow the law, right?