Obama, Iran, and Justice

Over two decades U.S. federal courts have found the Iranian government liable for orchestrating or supporting the 1983 bombings of the U.S. Embassy and Marine barracks in Beirut, the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers U.S. Air Force facility in Saudi Arabia, and multiple shootings and suicide bombings in Israel, among other attacks. Judges have awarded some $45 billion in damages to hundreds of plaintiffs such as Embassy bombing survivor Anne Dammarell and the widow and orphaned children of Hamas bombing victim Ira Weinstein.

Naturally, the men governing Iran think these murdered victims of Iranian terrorism are legitimate targets and the terrorism entirely jake, and these men have refused to pay a penny of the judgment.

President Barack Obama and his henchman, John Kerry, don’t care, either. The money from which those judgments would have been paid was $100 billion to $150 billion prior administrations had seized from Iranian (largely oil sales) accounts. But that’s the same money Obama and his have promised Iran in return for their “promise” to stop developing a nuclear weapons capability. For a while.

So much for what the Progressive movement in the Executive Branch thinks of justice.

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