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Kerry would have us believe that the JCPOA contained rather than enabled Iran. In response to this ludicrous and reckless contention, I must become a whistleblower. I know for a fact that the Obama admin sent letters - plural - directly to Soleimani. nytimes.com/2020/01/09/opi…
I urge the press and Congress to excavate that correspondence. I challenge former senior Obama officials — Susan Rice, John Brennan, John Kerry, Ash Carter and President Obama himself — to divulge all they know about the Soleimani messages and agree to have them declassified.
And I also challenge those former officials to divulge all they know about — and to declassify — presidential correspondence w/ Khamenei & Rouhani. Now that the public has a better understanding of who Qassem Soleimani was, it has a right to understand the messages in context.
If Trump’s conversation with Zelensky was in need of a public airing, then surely we are justified in seeing the messages to Soleimani. Obama officials, we know, have nothing to hide. They say they’re proud of their Iran “containment” policy, so why would they pose any obstacle?
It’s my patriotic duty to be a whistleblower. Feel free to thank me for my service. But please don’t reveal my identity. I must remain anonymous. I didn’t want to play this role, but history & destiny compelled me to stand & be counted. That, and my desire for a good laugh.
Here’s the key passage from Kerry’s oped that reveals the mindset that generated the correspondence. Team Obama believed Iran & its proxies were allies against ISIS. But 1) Soleimani was building those proxies to throw us out of Iraq. 2) Those proxies are vicious sectarian actors
that murdered innocent Sunnis with abandon. They created the vacuum in Iraqi Sunni communities into which ISIS moved.
Is it hard to believe that the administration reached out to Soleimani in the same spirit that Obama reached out to Khamenei? | wsj.com/articles/obama…
Here’s a sample of the sweet nothings Obama whispered in the Ayatollah’s ear |
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