During the height of the Bush years, one of the most popular slogans from the left went something like: “When Clinton lied, nobody died.”
While history can decide if that holds true over scandals connected to former President Bill Clinton’s controversial love life, it certainly can no longer be said about Hillary Clinton’s lies and obfuscate over her emails.
The execution of Shahram Amiri, a defected, then returned Iranian with nuclear secrets, can be directly attributed exposure through the failed diplomacy and ‘reckless’ handling of emails by Sec. Clinton.
via Right Side News:
Today, Iran announced it had executed Shahram Amiri, a nuclear scientist who was believed to be spying for the U.S. but returned to Iran in 2010.
He initially received a hero’s welcome in 2010 after claiming the CIA kidnapped him while he was on a pilgrimage to Mecca in 2009, a claim backed up by the Iranian government. But — shockingly, Amiri was later imprisoned after being accused of cooperating with the U.S.[…]
They can be puzzled no longer: Hillary unsecured email server reportedly revealed his identity as a U.S. spy.
Hillary Clinton’s server now has its first dead body — a valuable nuclear spy for the United States.
The Washington Examiner quote one email exposed on the Clinton server that referred to Shahram Amiri as a “friend” and hinted at his being tapped as an asset for clandestine intelligence work.
According to the Washington Examiner:
The scientist shows up in Clinton’s emails back in 2010, just nine days before he returned to Iran.
“We have a diplomatic, ‘psychological’ issue, not a legal one. Our friend has to be given a way out,” the email by Richard Morningstar, a former State Department special envoy for Eurasian energy, read, according to the Associated Press. “Our person won’t be able to do anything anyway. If he has to leave so be it.”
News of Amiri’s death in connection with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email discussions has been trending, as the mainstream media is spinning to cover for her tracks and deny any implication leading back to the Clinton’s.
However, many people have been arguing that, in fact, the discussions about Amiri over email did likely seal his fate.
As Breitbart reported, Blackwater (now XE Services) founder Erik Prince claims that the email issue very likely led to Amiri’s death, along with a botched handling of his defection and return to Iran:
“The physicist that came out, he defected, he was a treasure trove of information, but the CIA and the Clinton State Department botched it while he was in the States, left him pretty much unsupported,” Prince replied, calling it a major mistake to leave Amiri’s family in Iran.
“The second time he calls home, the Iranian intelligence service answers the phone. Undoubtedly, they leveraged him. When the guy talks about psychological trauma here in the United States, I’m sure it’s because the Iranians were telling him all the things they were going to do to his family if he didn’t come home,” said Prince.
“Once again, the administration screwed it up. He goes home; of course, he’s arrested. And then Hillary’s emails, which were in the open, certainly readable by foreign powers, were talking about Hillary’s so-called friend, who was a defection, and not an abduction, as the guy was claiming,” he added.
Prince said that if the American people want to break through what Bannon described as “the media Praetorian Guard” around Clinton and Obama, to get some real coverage of the Amiri story, they should understand that “Hillary’s emails, playing fast and loose with national security matters, very likely caused this guy to die.”
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation and discussed the situation pertaining to Amiri and Hillary. He stated:
“I’m not going to comment on what he may or may not have done for the United States government, but in the emails that were on Hillary Clinton’s private server, there were conversations among her senior advisors about this gentleman. The senator said this lapse proves she is not capable of keeping the country safe.”
“That goes to show just how reckless and careless her decision was to put that kind of highly classified information on a private server. And I think her judgment is not suited to keep this country safe.”
did they shot him the head and than decapitated him or decapitated him as is usual protocol.
America wake up, the lesbian trailer trash just kill another person. so is the total 44 or 46?
While we have only started seeing these Hillary emails because of a LEAKER, the original HACKER has had them for some time longer.
How the Iranians, with all their cash from oil sales, could possibly get their hands on Hillary emails relevant to them, might remain a mystery.
But hackers work for MONEY.
So, selling such secrets, even if it puts lives at risk, is not above the morality of hackers.
They are already pretty slimy!
I wonder how much the hacker got for outing a spy?
And all this time IRAN is still party of the Useless Nations which we need to pull out of
The claims that Clinton’s emails are what exposed this guy, or what lead to his execution, are complete, total, unmitigated bullshit.
Here’s the full story, minus the manure.
How an Iranian’s Spy Saga Ends, 6 Years Later: He’s Executed
@Greg: So last week 400 million of Iran’s own money was returned to it, and coincidentally US hostages were then released…
Then a US operative recruit “who was free to leave” who was last seen in Saudi Arabia several years ago is executed by Iran….
Meanwhile the evidence that he was a US operative recruit and was paid or promised five million dollars is contained on an unsecured server by the secretary of state who is running for president….
Nothing in that read at NYTimes contradicts this.
Obama and Hillary: wrecking foreign policy and getting people murdered all around the world.
This is just 1 that we know of, how many others we dont know of?
@Nanny G, #5:
A story claiming the U.S. paid Iran $400 million in ransom for the release of prisoners was rolled out across conservative media last week.
All of the actual events took place back in January. They were announced in a White House press conferences and widely discussed in the media at the time.
Back in January, people seemed to have no difficulty understanding that a number of unrelated events were taking place as a result of the resumption of direct negotiations with the Iranian government. We had pretty much stopped talking to them back in 1980, and didn’t for the next three decades.
@Greg: January, were the sanctions lifted? he did this illegally! What rate of interest was paid to them link to 1 article written in January,
@Greg: Where is the story in January of a plane with a pallet of cash loaded in it arriving just before the hostages will be released?
ll this has just been swept under the rug again by….ready… DTs big, fat, stupid, mouth all we will hear about is Donnys 2nd amendment comment. Also cover for 400 million ransom. Thanks from Hillary Don ol boy.
That’s the entire point. Nobody even wondered back in January if we returned the $400 million we had owed Iran since the 1970s by check, cash, or credit card, because the mode of the payment didn’t matter. We agreed to refund the payment they made for aircraft that we never delivered, and we did so.
@Greg: So, there WAS no announcement or story of a simultaneous pallet of cash transfer at the same moment the hostages were allowed to leave (after waiting on the tarmac for hours for the cash plane to arrive).
Note: not to be confused with a ransom payment
@Greg: #12 hahaha there was no such news release you have been searching and cant find 1 not 1 Obamas a liar, has broken the law by bypassing legal sanctions. MSNBC would be playing it non-stop if there was such a thing. Ransom, flown in an unmarked plane undercover of darkness, cash, not in American notes. Did they use the name your price tool, cause here was no negotiations? He was stoopid to think they would not blab all over about the taxpayer cash they got.
I understand Donald saw a video showing the two aircraft parked side-by-side on the tarmac, with the departing prisoners passing a forklift carrying money in the opposite direction.
@Greg: I understand you are rapidly changing the subject.
Not the hacker, but the leaker has been strongly hinted at by Julian Assange as murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich.
At first the murder was reported as a robbery/homicide.
However, the killer(s) took nothing from the victim.
Now, let’s see…..
Who would MURDER a leaker such as this?
Certainly not a Trump supporter.
Definitely not a Bernie supporter.
Well, there was this one, in the Daily Mail, dated January 17, 2016:
US to pay Iran $1.7 bn in debt and interest: Kerry
And this one, on CNN, also January 17, 2016:
U.S. to pay Iran $1.7 billion in legal settlement
The New York Times also covered the story on January 17:
3 Freed Americans Leave Iran; U.S. Places New Sanctions
I’m still not clear on why the fact that the money was paid in currency is even relevant, unless maybe republicans imagine there’s propaganda value in the thought of a secret bag drop made in a trash receptacle next to a park bench according to instructions received from an anonymous voice over the telephone. That’s probably it.
@Nanny G: You just don’t leak
NaziDemocrat party information and get away with it. That courtesy is reserved for female Democrat Secretaries of State.
@Greg: $400 million in cash shrink-wrapped on a pallet, the delivery of which triggered the release of hostages.
Do the math, Greggie.
@Greg: Sorry Greggie I was wrong, but this interest thing are they not Muslim? Whats all this talk of Riba?
And what of the sanctions, what is this lurking around in the middle of the night with a pallet full of cash? Kerry is going to fund their ICBM program with these type of negotiations. Better replace him before it includes an iron dome to protect them from Trump and future presidents.
Muslims may COLLECT interest.
They claim they cannot PAY interest.
Interesting is reading the koran on this issue.
It NEVER says you cannot pay interest.
It clearly says you must not pay USURIOUS interest.
There’s a difference.
But, as in many other things*, that distinction is lost on Muslims.
*the koran allows working dogs……
Muslims kills all dogs, even those belonging to other people.
*the koran allows drinking, just not drunkenness at prayers……
Muslims won’t even allow non-believers to have unopened alcohol in their taxis, or to enjoy a glass of wine in public in Paris or London.
*the koran prohibits Muslims from eating pork…..
Muslim supermarket checkers won’t even touch packaged bacon for some non-Muslim.
@Nanny G: I wonder when Muslims will equate paying taxes with paying interest? No doubt, they are working on it. That could convert Sharpton to Islam.
It isn’t a math problem. It’s a test that reveals if people can process simple, factual information without lapsing into delusional thinking and conspiracy theory.
Indications are that a majority of Trump supporters cannot pass such a test. Whether he can’t himself, or actually knows better but is exploiting that problem in his target audience, remains an open question. It is clear that he’s methodically zeroing in on every propaganda meme, rational or otherwise, that has been successfully planted in the right-wing brain over the past decade. Doing that without any regard for the potentially serious consequences might itself be a symptom of irrational behavior. In a president, it at the very least becomes a serious danger.
@Greg: Only Hillary supporters are experts in denying even the most basic and simple obvious facts. Like classified information on emails or emails deleted to get rid of information confirming Clinton Foundation influence over the State Department. Only the dimmest of the dimwitted can ignore such truths and still vote for the most corrupt, lying, incompetent person ever to run for office… vote for her merely because she used to be a woman.
This same mentality discards the obvious and still believes every word Obama lies out of his mouth.
Many highly intelligent, widely respected conservatives who have no desire whatsoever to see Clinton elected are making the public observation that Donald Trump is a disaster looking for a place to happen.
Anyone who thinks a Clinton presidency is the worst possible fate that could befall the nation can’t be playing with a full deck. Four more years like the past seven-and-a-half would not be a catastrophe.
Trump, on the other hand, is a textbook example of a loose cannon—the sort that knocks your ship to pieces the first time you encounter heavy seas and stormy weather. The guy has already knocked the GOP apart. That’s only a preview of the havoc that could follow his endowment with the power of the presidency.
@Greg: Some speculate on what a disaster Trump MIGHT be. Whe have already seen what a disaster Hillary HAS been.
Trump has the capacity to be good. He has enjoyed vast success. Hillary must confess to her failures and lay out a play to operate differently than she ever has before to generate any confidence she MIGHT not be the corrupt failure she has proven herself to be as Senator and Secretary of State.
I think a majority of voters have already figured out what sort of risk Donald Trump represents. The polls very strongly suggest that they’re not willing to take it.
As for the right’s slanderous claims about Clinton… If she has broken so many laws, and her accusers haven’t found any evidence that proves it after all of the time, energy, and money they’ve put into the effort for decades, maybe she should be elected just because she’s so damn smart, or they should be rejected across the board because they’re so effing stupid.
@Greg: The polls are based on the media lies people have been told.
If Trump is so maniacle and incompetent, how has he built a financially successful empire? He didn’t have State Department influence to sell or jobs to auction… how did he do that? Obama can’t… Hillary can’t (without corruption). How did Trump?
Trump is not by any means ideal, but he is not the destructive, corrupt, incompetent liar Hillary has DEMONSTRATED herself to be.
Having a personal obsession with and a talent for wealth accumulation doesn’t demonstrate someone is qualified to be President of the United States. I haven’t noticed a single thing about Trump that does, and plenty that suggests he is uniquely unsuited from the ground up—the ground being his highly egocentric world view, his impulsive speech and behavior, and his generally volatile temperament.
This guy would not be a steady hand on the wheel of the ship of state. We’d be turning on the news every day wondering what the hell will happen next. I suppose a Trump presidency might be a blessing on pharmaceutical companies peddling anti-anxiety medications. Investors take note.
@Greg: I fault no one for pursuing wealth… legally. But when you accumulate it by peddling US influence and strategic resources, that disqualifies the corrupt liar from consideration.
That’s the claim—which is only one of countless claims that have been endlessly repeated by Clinton’s enemies—but like all of the others, it involves far more dot random connecting than evidence. It’s not enough for emails to merely suggest something to those who are already totally obsessed with finding fault. Clinton’s enemies seem able to draw conclusions from documents when it’s not even clear what the topic under discussion was. The mere mention of a name seems to be sufficient.