•   Ben Rhodes has been having a meltdown since the U.S. took out IRGC terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani.
  • And he lost it, big time, when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pointed out that the Obama-Biden team’s actions led to the pro-Iranian militias to gain power in Iraq and that their actions also helped to “underwrite” the militias.  
  • They basically sent $400 million on the day the deal was implemented plus an additional two payments totaling $1.3 billion later in what some interpreted at the time as basically a ransom payment for hostages.
  • When asked about Republicans’ concern that the money sent would go to fund terrorism, the Obama official Tony Blinken basically said oh well, we can’t really say, but it looks like it’s going into the economy. No, it didn’t, as the people protesting in the streets of Iran could tell you.
  • That wasn’t all. When the Obama administration lifted sanctions on Iran as part of the Iran deal, that meant that another $150 billion in sanctions relief would flow back into the regime’s pockets. Former Secretary of State John Kerry’s response at the time? Oh, well, nothing we can do about it. Kerry conceded that at least some of it would go to the IRGC (which would mean Soleimani).
  • From CNN:

Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged to CNBC Thursday that some of the money Iran received in sanctions relief would go to groups considered terrorists.

He said
“I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists,” 

Source: redstate.com