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#1 MiddleOfTheRoad

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:49 AM

https://www.washingt...m=.045c2799096a

Some good news.

#2 Baltimatt

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:56 AM

From your link: 

An Egyptian American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States late Thursday after the Trump administration quietly negotiated her release.

President Trump and his aides worked for several weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to secure the freedom of Aya Hijazi, 30, a U.S. citizen, as well as her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, who is Egyptian, and four other humanitarian workers. Trump dispatched a U.S. government aircraft to Cairo to bring Hijazi and her family to Washington.

 


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#3 BaySock

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:58 AM

Yep, good news for them for now.  We'll see the bill later and perhaps a repeat jailing in Egypt with an even bigger price to pa since such folks tend to want to go back to continue their work and Egypt's leader and nation has a horrible human rights record.


Edited by BaySock, 21 April 2017 - 08:10 AM.


#4 ms maggie

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:44 AM

So sucking up to al-Sissi paid off. Good.

Imagine being held prisoner for 3 years by a regime like this, frightening.

#5 Saticon3

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:59 AM

Maybe we should have traded them five terrorists for him then.

Trump could cure all cancer and you'd still criticize him.

(pre- emptive strike: Granted Obama rarely did anything I agreed with, but on a few occasions I did give him credit when due.)



#6 ms maggie

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:01 AM

Maybe we should have traded them five terrorists for him then.
Trump could cure all cancer and you'd still criticize him.
(pre- emptive strike: Granted Obama rarely did anything I agreed with, but on a few occasions I did give him credit when due.)


I'm not criticizing him. Think this is a cause for celebration. Don't you?

#7 ncbirdfan

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:07 AM

I'm not criticizing him. Think this is a cause for celebration. Don't you?

They will take any opportunity to throw jabs at Obama. But last time I checked, he is no longer sitting in the Oval Office. They have different characters there now.



#8 Guido2

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:14 AM

Good to see that Trump & Admin did something productive.

And I am sure it is true since the WP reported it. Not sarcasm.



#9 soulflower

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:58 AM

Good to see the charity worker come home

Interesting how no one is asking what Egypt got out of the deal
"...reality has a well-known liberal bias"

#10 veritas

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:03 AM

Good to see the charity worker come home

Interesting how no one is asking what Egypt got out of the deal

Naturally, you'd never be asking that if Obama had gotten them out.


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#11 soulflower

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:05 AM

Naturally, you'd never be asking that if Obama had gotten them out.


Because Obama's administration usually disclosed that information

Trump has been far less Transparent than Obama unfortunately
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#12 flyboy56

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:22 AM

Because Obama's administration usually disclosed that information

Trump has been far less Transparent than Obama unfortunately

 

I don't remember. Did the Obama administration disclose how much money they palletized and airlifted to Iran on a redeye flight?



#13 soulflower

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:30 AM

I don't remember. Did the Obama administration disclose how much money they palletized and airlifted to Iran on a redeye flight?


Yes
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#14 flyboy56

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:35 AM

Yes

 

;)

 

http://edition.cnn.c...o-cash-payment/


Edited by flyboy56, 21 April 2017 - 11:36 AM.


#15 veritas

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:39 AM

I don't remember. Did the Obama administration disclose how much money they palletized and airlifted to Iran on a redeye flight?

Good point.  It was a ton, literally.


Edited by veritas, 21 April 2017 - 11:39 AM.

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#16 ms maggie

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:43 AM

Naturally, you'd never be asking that if Obama had gotten them out.

Good to see the charity worker come home

Interesting how no one is asking what Egypt got out of the deal


It's in the article.

#17 BaySock

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:55 PM

Good point.  It was a ton, literally.

 

And Iran's money we seized we needed to give back or run the risk of losing a suit over the funds at The Hague and pay much more than what we owed....  But such details would mean nothing to your lot.


Edited by BaySock, 21 April 2017 - 04:57 PM.


#18 stevez51

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:39 PM

Yes




Only after the news reported it ......

#19 BaySock

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:05 PM

Only after the news reported it ......

 

Nope, you are wrong bud.  The administration announced the payment(s) - monies the US needed to return to Iran in a claim Iran was to make before The Hague the administration would lose and be compelled to pay Iran far more than the money owed plus interest.  It was announced early that year of the intent to return Iran's money I seem to recall Iran paid for arms from us but we backed out of the deal and kept Iran's money for perhaps decades.....  We needed to return Iran's $400-million.



#20 stevez51

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:42 AM

Nope, you are wrong bud.  The administration announced the payment(s) - monies the US needed to return to Iran in a claim Iran was to make before The Hague the administration would lose and be compelled to pay Iran far more than the money owed plus interest.  It was announced early that year of the intent to return Iran's money I seem to recall Iran paid for arms from us but we backed out of the deal and kept Iran's money for perhaps decades.....  We needed to return Iran's $400-million.



But if the media didn't report the secret cargo plane delivery do you really think Obama would have called a press conference to announce it ..?? Yes it was their frozen assets being returned but at the time a return of people was involved making it look like a hostage for money exchange.




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