December 6, 2019

Did Obama have a Quid Pro Quo with Iran, Chris Hull PhD, Gina Shakespear for the Epoch Times

 

 


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did President Obama have a secret
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quid pro quo with Iran that’s the
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question now this is a commentary
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question for Iran critics such as
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senators Tom cotton that’s right the
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Republican and also Ted Cruz Republican
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from Texas they may want to ask did
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Barack Obama have a secret
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quid pro quo with Iran in 2008 and 2012
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that’s the question since we’re talking
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about all this quid pro quo why do we
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dig a little into history so the
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question has new resonance why it’s not
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just because of trumped-up charges that
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the Trump administration had a quid pro
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quo with Ukraine but because of emerging
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reports Iran did indeed have uranium at
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aside the country had called a carpet
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cleaning Factory specifically on
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November 11th the BBC reported the
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International Atomic Energy Agency
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that’s the IAEA confirmed its inspectors
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detected natural uranium particles of an
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anthropogenic origin at a location in
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Iran not declared to the agency so this
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revelation seemed to confirm charges
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
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Netanyahu leveled in his 2018 UN speech
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showing photos of a complex and Turkish
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Abad he called a secret atomic warehouse
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for storing massive amounts of equipment
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and material from Iran’s secret nuclear
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weapons program and of course the IAEA
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remember that’s the International Atomic
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Energy Agency report raises questions
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about the process Obama went through to
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get the Iran deal that Congress failed
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to defeat during the Obama
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administration which the Trump
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administration has rightly rejected and
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unlike Ukraine Iran is one of the United
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States most hated enemies according to
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Gallup the American people since at
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least 1990 and likely since Iran’s
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Islamic Revolution in 1979 have held a
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consistently negative view of Iran
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understandably so
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given the country’s American hostage
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tanking American soldier killing death
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to America
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chanting ways yet in 2008 then-candidate
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Obama openly signaled he hoped to engage
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Iran in a conversation about working
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together
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moreover one critic charged Obama sent
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former Clinton State Department official
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William Miller to Iran to say he was a
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friend of the Islamic Republic and that
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they would be very happy with his
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policies another critic characterized
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this outreach as a private citizen going
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to foreign soil obviously in order to
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evade US intelligence monitoring and
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establishing a back channel with a sworn
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enemy of the United States who was
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actively disrupting our efforts in the
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military in the Middle East now melih
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has recanted but the Iranians have
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maintained intransigence to Bush
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pressure confirming Obama’s public
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premise and a fast forward as 2012
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approached Obama was called on to pause
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his Iran policy of pressure pressure and
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more pressure and engage President
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad whom he dubbed a
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pragmatist
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but Syria
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to descend into civil war aided by
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Iranians and their proxies as one
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opponent as soon a jihadi force we now
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know as Islamic state metastasized
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across Syria and Iraq Gulf powers began
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to big Washington to help moderate Sunni
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opposition one excellent exegesis by
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Michael Doran and mosaic magazine
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reports that then CIA director David
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Petraeus put together a plan to train
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and equip Syrian rebels in Jordan and to
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assist them once back in Syria garnering
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support from then Secretary of State
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Clinton then Defense Secretary Leon
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Panetta and then chairman of the Joint
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Chiefs Martin Dempsey but Obama said no
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why doron charges one potential reason
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was Obama’s fear of antagonizing Iran
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leading not only to the Syrian slaughter
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but the largest refugee crisis since
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World War two and instead in July 2012
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Jake Sullivan who was the state
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department director of policy planning
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at the time traveled secretly to a man
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to meet with Iranian officials what
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Sullivan said is not known but we know
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that at almost this exact time a hot mic
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caught President Obama telling another
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foreign leader of Russia no less this
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can be solved but it’s important to give
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me space this is my last election after
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my election I have more flexibility was
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a similar message delivered in Oman that
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is did Barack Obama collude not just
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with Russia but Iran to win the 2012
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presidential election in early 2013
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within President Obama safely reelected
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and his newfound flexibility in hand his
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administration developed another secret
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bilateral channel to Ahmadinejad’s
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government not rouhani x’ so-called
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moderate government starting in june
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2013 as the obama administration later
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claimed but the hardline one by February
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2013 the back-channel had widened to
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include not only Sullivan but then the
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pity Secretary of State William burns
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and then ambassador to the United
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Nations Susan Rice all in communication
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with their Iranian counterparts yet
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asked about it that same month then
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State Department’s spokesperson Victoria
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Nuland you remember her from Spygate
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we’ve talked about her a lot she denied
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direct secret bilateral talks with Iran
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and faced with the truth
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a reporter later asked if it was the
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policy of the State Department to lie in
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order to conceal a secret negotiations
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and Newlands replacement replied there
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are times when diplomacy needs privacy
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in order to progress and by a series of
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odd coincidences Nuland went on to hold
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the Ukraine portfolio joined Biden and
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calling for the Ukraine prosecutor
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looking into Burma to go in to face with
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the likely whistleblower and worked with
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here it is
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Christopher Steele and delivering that
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anti-trump material to the Department of
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Justice and Byrnes who is now the
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president of Carnegie Endowment for
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international peace resurfaced to defend
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career diplomats coming out to criticize
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the president he said for them to be
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dismissed unfairly and accused of acting
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out of some political motive I think
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it’s just wrong it gives a lie to the
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deep state caricature these aren’t
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people plotting behind anyone’s back
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they are stepping up to do their jobs
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so with Ukrainian quid pro quo
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accusations and the stalkers abide
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revelations ringing in our ears we don’t
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know whether Miller actually went to
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Iran in 2008 or what he said if he did
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nor do we know what Sullivan said in his
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secret July 2012 meeting with the
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Iranians either but given House and
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Senate Democrats sudden interest in
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investigating foreign quid pro quos now
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may be the time for cotton Cruz and
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others to start asking when we’re going
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to get details on Miller & Sullivan’s
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Iran contacts as well great story there
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by Christopher see how he holds a
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doctorate in government from Georgetown
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University he is also the president of
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issues management Inc and a senior
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fellow and Americans for intelligence
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reform he also authored grassroots rules
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that’s a Stanford publication from 2007
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