Navy Seal who killed Osama bin Laden hits out at Trump for pushing conspiracy theory he killed a body double

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The pallets of cash contained Iranian money that was frozen by the US about 30 years earlier. Even if the body double theory could have some plausibility, what about the claim of them killing off the Seal team?
So why not just wire the money? The US had the power to unfreeze their bank accounts & make the transfer like governments do everyday. Why do it in cash, in the middle of the night? Also, why hide it from Congress & the American people? It looks sketchy as hell. There may be an explanation, but any reasonable person would admit that on it's face it looks extremely sketchy.
 

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So why not just wire the money? The US had the power to unfreeze their bank accounts & make the transfer like governments do everyday. Why do it in cash, in the middle of the night? Also, why hide it from Congress & the American people? It looks sketchy as hell. There may be an explanation, but any reasonable person would admit that on it's face it looks extremely sketchy.
I already addressed this. Banks were unable to wire money due to sanctions. You gotta stop reading Conservative Treehouse or whatever.
 

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Photos of the raid were leaked shortly after and included pics of several dead men. Not one picture was of Osama. After the raid he was conveniently buried at sea as per the “Islamic tradition.” LOL! Not to mention that cnn was able to send a reporter to osamas cave back in 1998 for an interview, but our intelligence agencies couldn’t find him for a decade. LMAO!

I’m leery about this cia wizard guy, but if you actually believe the “official” narrative, you are brain dead.
I said at the time that it was highly suspicious to not show Osama Bin-Laden's dead body. The US media had a field day showing pics of Uday & Qusay Hussein's dead bodies. Same with Muahmar Guadaffi's dead body. Then Obama gets Osama Bin-Laden, the world's most wanted man & just dump him, over the side of a boat into the ocean? Never passed the smell test.
 

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So why not just wire the money? The US had the power to unfreeze their bank accounts & make the transfer like governments do everyday. Why do it in cash, in the middle of the night? Also, why hide it from Congress & the American people? It looks sketchy as hell. There may be an explanation, but any reasonable person would admit that on it's face it looks extremely sketchy.
Someone else I believe answered that question above.
 

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I already addressed this. Banks were unable to wire money due to sanctions. You gotta stop reading Conservative Treehouse or whatever.
You're wrong again. The US claimed cash was the fastest way to pay Iran. Not thsat they couldn't wire the money due to sanctions. Not sure where you heard that, lol. The US had actually wired money to Iran previously during in 2015 as a settlement for architectural drawings and fossils, and then again in 2016 to pay Iran for nuclear materials, so they were able to wire them money during the sanctions. It's also never been explained why they didn't tell Congress, or why they sent unmarked bills? Bottom line: It's always looked sketchy.

Why cash?

"This remains the most contested aspect of the episode. In their testimonies, administration officials stated that they were not aware of specific Iranian requests for cash. Instead, they suggested post-deal difficulties in accessing the international banking system influenced their decision. Treasury Department Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement and Intelligence Paul Ahern testified that “cash was the most reliable way to ensure [Iran] received the funds in a timely manner, and it was the method preferred by the relevant central banks.”


U.S. officials have also noted that the terms of the settlement stipulated immediate payment.
As Backemeyer stated, “we have seen difficulties with global banks being willing to engage in these particular transactions, and this was the way, this was the mechanism that we felt we could guarantee immediate payment. And that immediate payment was critical to getting the favorable settlement that we did.”

However, several experts and former senior officials have challenged this explanation, noting that wire transfers were utilized before the January payment in a July 2015 settlement of Tribunal claims for architectural drawings and fossils, and that they have been used since for compensating Tehran for nuclear materials in April 2016. "

The United States, Iran, and $1.7 billion: Sorting out the details
 

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You're wrong again. The US claimed cash was the fastest way to pay Iran. Not thsat they couldn't wire the money due to sanctions. Not sure where you heard that, lol. The US had actually wired money to Iran previously during in 2015 as a settlement for architectural drawings and fossils, and then again in 2016 to pay Iran for nuclear materials, so they were able to wire them money during the sanctions. It's also never been explained why they didn't tell Congress, or why they sent unmarked bills? Bottom line: It's always looked sketchy.

Why cash?

"This remains the most contested aspect of the episode. In their testimonies, administration officials stated that they were not aware of specific Iranian requests for cash. Instead, they suggested post-deal difficulties in accessing the international banking system influenced their decision. Treasury Department Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement and Intelligence Paul Ahern testified that “cash was the most reliable way to ensure [Iran] received the funds in a timely manner, and it was the method preferred by the relevant central banks.”


U.S. officials have also noted that the terms of the settlement stipulated immediate payment.
As Backemeyer stated, “we have seen difficulties with global banks being willing to engage in these particular transactions, and this was the way, this was the mechanism that we felt we could guarantee immediate payment. And that immediate payment was critical to getting the favorable settlement that we did.”

However, several experts and former senior officials have challenged this explanation, noting that wire transfers were utilized before the January payment in a July 2015 settlement of Tribunal claims for architectural drawings and fossils, and that they have been used since for compensating Tehran for nuclear materials in April 2016. "

The United States, Iran, and $1.7 billion: Sorting out the details
Your article (from the Brookings Institute lol) literally backs up my point. Thank you. Congress also did investigate this. You’re gonna need a new boogeyman, dude.
 

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Your article (from the Brookings Institute lol) literally backs up my point. Thank you. Congress also did investigate this. You’re gonna need a new boogeyman, dude.
You were wrong. Own it, don't lie about it. No where in that article does it say they sent cash because they couldn't send money via bank wire.
 

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You were wrong. Own it, don't lie about it. No where in that article does it say they sent cash because they couldn't send money via bank wire.
So ... is the Navy seal correct? OBL is dead? And Trump is a cowardly lying liar who craps all over service members, just to get a few votes from right wing wacko conspiracy nut-jobs, who also crap all over service people?

Can we focus here, for once?
 

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So ... is the Navy seal correct? OBL is dead? And Trump is a cowardly lying liar who craps all over service members, just to get a few votes from right wing wacko conspiracy nut-jobs, who also crap all over service people?

Can we focus here, for once?
The SEAL who alleges he killed Bin-Laden could be correct? The CIA Officer who claims Bin Laden was not killed that night could also be correct? I suspect either way OBL is dead by now. Trump doesn't shit on the military. That's stupid. I would like to see the actual tweet the OP mentioned but failed to post. It's hard to understand what the todo is about without seeing the actual tweet.
 
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