Terrorists Strike Again and Obama Lies to Americans About Cash Payments to Iran

Amid the latest terrorist acts in New Jersey and New York City, the Obama administration continues to fiddle while the country cries out about Islamic terrorism and ISIS. At least one of the suspected bombers was apprehended and shot in Linden, NJ while the FBI continues to search for more accomplices.

The suspect had a Muslim name and is expected to survive. He shot a police officer who found him sleeping in the alley and attempted to kill the other officer in their police car. The first officer was saved from serious injury by his bullet-proof vest while the other officer was grazed by a bullet on his cheek.

Is there merit to Republican nominee Donald Trump’s call to stop immigration procedures for foreigners from terrorist countries? This latest incident and others including Orlando and San Bernardino leave us with a question. “Does America want to take the war to the Islamic terrorists?”

Hillary Clinton has said she will increase Muslim immigration to new heights. On it goes.

On Sunday, Politico reported that Barack Obama has claimed the U.S. cannot send wire payments to Iran, justifying his controversial $400 million cash payment in January. However, a Treasury Department spokesman said two wire payments were made in the past 14 months. The facts are clear; the U.S. indeed wired $848,000 to Iran in July 2015 and around $9 million in April 2016.

A treasury spokesman said those payments “settled a claim over architectural drawings and fossils” and “to remove 32 metric tons of its heavy water, which is used to produce plutonium and can aid in the making of nuclear weapons,” according to the report.

But in the campaign promise of transparency, candidate Barack Obama promised in the 2008 campaign, he insists the U.S. does not have “a direct banking relationship with Iran, which means that we cannot wire money directly to Iran.” Then why all the secrecy and open deceit to the American people?

This is a direct contradiction to the information above. Washington lawmakers are worried about the dangers of the cash payment. It is difficult to track how that money would be spent, potentially winding up funding terrorism or other anti-American Iran initiatives.

The operative word is terrorism. Sen. James Lankford R-OK who discovered the deceptive situation said, “Oh, I don’t have any question that Iran wants the money in cash because they wanted it faster than what a wire transfer would be and its fungible.” He found wide payments in briefs with Obama administration officials, speaking to Politico Thursday.

The senator continued; “They announced pretty quickly afterward that they were expanding their defense and their military budget by $1.7 billion dollars, an exact amount that we had just sent over to them. So I don’t think that was accidental. But when you give cash, we cant track. Did that go to Hezbollah? Did that go to the Russians? Did that go to the coup in Yemen? There’s no way to be able to track that.”

On Monday, the terrorist responsible for the latest bombing incident was apprehended in Linden, NJ. It is not confirmed he is a Muslim, but it’s unlikely that a man whose first name is Muhammad may be Irish.

Why are we not facing this ever-escalating problem? Hillary says we should bring in more Muslims from terrorist countries. Allowing in mysterious background Muslims from locations that have killed Americans or other innocent bystanders?


Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.