There is a reason that you never negotiate with terrorists. Because if it works, they will always come back for more and that’s what happening right now. iran is now demanding billions more from the United States in exchange for other Americans they have taken hostage under the auspices that they are spies.
Siamak Namazi and his father Baquer are two of six American hostages currently languishing in Iran. The two were just sentenced to 10 years in prison this week. Iran is willing to release them on one condition – they want more money from the U.S. government.
Iran is seeking “many billions of dollars” in payments from the United States in exchange for the release of several U.S. hostages still being detained in Iran, according to reports by Iran’s state-controlled press that are reigniting debate over the Obama administration’s decision earlier this year to pay Iran $1.7 billion in cash.
Unfortunately, this is exactly what everyone (except the Obama administration) knew what would happen when we agreed to pay Iran a total of $1.7 billion in cold hard cash for the release of four American prisoners in January. They got what they wanted once, so why not ask for more?
So, why did Obama pay a ransom in the first place? A couple of reasons actually. One, he wanted something to add to his legacy besides a stagnant economy, jobs shortages and wholesale invasion of the United States by illegal aliens and refugees. Secondly, like all good Alinskyites, he believes that everyone, including terrorists are more honorable than the United States.