Uh, shouldn’t they have a stockpile of cash left over after Obama?
At first glance I thought to myself, ‘who in the tom-foolery lacks a brain stem enough to request such a thing?’
Then I remembered that Dianne Feinstein is a Democratic senator for, you guessed it, California!
It doesn’t alleviate the idiocy, but more so the shock value.
Fox News reported:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has urged President Trump to reverse a reported plan to block an Iranian request to the IMF for $5 billion in aid to fight the coronavirus crisis — saying it is in the U.S. national interest to accede to the request.
“I am disappointed to see reports that your administration intends to block Iran from receiving $5 billion in humanitarian aid from the [international monetary fund] IMF to combat the coronavirus pandemic,” Feinstein wrote in a letter dated Thursday to President Trump. “Providing these funds to Iran would help it respond more effectively to the disease and mitigate the risk of further destabilization in the region.”
The coronavirus has hit Iran hard, with the potential for even greater spread in the region. In the interest of international security, President Trump should support Iran’s request to the IMF for emergency funds to contain this virus. pic.twitter.com/yWD3kD9Qem
— Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) April 9, 2020
I’m double-chinning so hard after reading this. I can’t even perk back up. That’s how idiotic this is.
The Trump administration already plans to block this request (thank the heavens above) amidst the billion-dollar accounts that the anti-American regime already has available to it. The Wall Street Journal even confirmed that the Iran government has the accounts at its disposal.
Do you realize how easy it would be for the Iranian government to fund militants in the Middle East for a more sinister agenda?
It’s not like it would be unheard of!
Fox News reported:
Iranian “officials have a long history of diverting funds allocated for humanitarian goods into their own pockets and to their terrorist proxies,” one of the administration officials told the outlet.
The U.S. has been turning the screws on Iran’s hardline regime for years since it left the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. The U.S. has imposed waves of sanctions on officials, the financial sector and oil exports since then as part of an effort to curb Tehran’s support for proxy terror groups, its nuclear program and its attacks on U.S. forces.
Trump said this month that Iran has been “planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq” and warned the regime would pay a “very heavy price” if they attacked U.S. assets.
While Feinstein’s utopian desire to be nice to all the people is altruistic in theory, it isn’t effective in practice.
Maybe we should just tell Iran about social distancing and that they should budget better with the billion-dollar accounts they have already had access to.
Perhaps we could send supplies. But, money?
That’s like when a pan-handler asks for money for food, you offer to buy them lunch, and they refuse the food.
I’m not buying it… literally or figuratively.