Time for a Congressional Investigation of the Iran Deal

All eyes these days are on North Korea, but menacing as Kim & Co. may be, a nuclear-armed Iran is yet more dangerous.  The North Koreans may rattle cages and stomp their feet, shooting off missiles and even testing bombs, but their intentions so far are mainly to retain their atrocious despotic control of their own people.  The Iranians, both through their ideology and evident actions in progress across the globe, are truly imperialistic in their intentions.  They seek to rule the Middle East, if not the world, in the name of their millenialist brand of Shia Islam.

That is why Josh Meyer's lengthy article -- "Barack Obama's hidden Iran deal giveaway" -- is of tremendous importance. Meyer -- using named sources -- discovered that Obama essentially lied to us about the nature of the seven men (Iranian and Iranian-American) that were released by our government through the agreement, saying they were insignificant "civilians."

In reality, some of them were accused by Obama’s own Justice Department of posing threats to national security. Three allegedly were part of an illegal procurement network supplying Iran with U.S.-made microelectronics with applications in surface-to-air and cruise missiles like the kind Tehran test-fired recently, prompting a still-escalating exchange of threats with the Trump administration. Another was serving an eight-year sentence for conspiring to supply Iran with satellite technology and hardware.

There's quite a bit more at the link, including this:

The biggest fish, though, was Seyed Abolfazl Shahab Jamili, who had been charged with being part of a conspiracy that from 2005 to 2012 procured thousands of parts with nuclear applications for Iran via China. That included hundreds of U.S.-made sensors for the uranium enrichment centrifuges in Iran whose progress had prompted the nuclear deal talks in the first place.

And you thought it was bad that Obama released inmates from Guantanamo who could return to the battlefield to resume their terrorist careers, as several did.  Think what these people could do.

There are obviously quite a number of other lies about the Iran Deal whose full contents we, and clearly even Congress, have yet to learn.  (In an interview on Tucker Carlson's show Tuesday night, Tucker got Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat and member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, to admit he never heard any of the information in Meyer's article while being privy to supposedly confidential testimony on the deal. Though he fought it, Swallwell was disturbed.)

After the Syrian gassing, I urged the administration to reveal the full contents of the deal.  They haven't done that, obviously, but appear to have serious reservations about the agreement. In fact, it is quite possible that the deal will not remain in place, at least in its current version (whatever that is). The Wall Street Journal is reporting