Many people rely on the “fact-checking” website Snopes as the final authority when it comes to political debates, but they’ve just been caught, yet again, peddling a major lie for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Those paying attention realize that Snopes usually operates with ulterior motives than actually finding facts, and such appears to be the case with the massive ransom payment Obama gave to Iran to release four American hostages. Apparently, even though it’s quite obvious that the money was in fact a ransom, Snopes doesn’t seem to think it is, and instead threw shade to cover for the dubious debacle.
More on this egregious breach of public trust from the Federalist Papers:
The “mythbusting” site Snopes has again turned their myopic eyes to the political world and are rushing to the defense of the Obama Administration in what is being called a “cash for hostages” deal.
What’s amazing is the lengths they will go to in protecting Barack Obama, ignoring key facts and presenting the issue as “old news.”
“[T]he money transfer was the result of a settlement of a long-standing claim at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague around the same time that the prisoners were released. The Tribunal was created specifically to deal with diplomatic relations between Iran and the United States.”
Snopes spends most of the article rehashing points that nobody disputes – the story was covered before, the money was owed to Iran, blah, blah, blah.
The point is that Snopes is conveniently glossing over the most salient and important news item to come out of the initial story: that Iran demanded the money in exchange for the hostages and that Iranian officials call the money a “ransom payment.”
Despite what Snopes says, the truth is that it was in fact a ransom payment. While Obama may try to deny it, one of the hostages, who was sitting on the tarmac waiting to be flown out of Iran, said that his plane wasn’t allowed to leave until the unmarked private jet arrived that was carrying pallets of unmarked Swiss and British cash.
That pretty much says everything we need to know, doesn’t it?
I agree with the Federalist Papers, Snopes needs to stick to debunking urban myths and leave the politics to the adults.