In a series of tweets, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick condemned the United States assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
Token darling of Wing Nut World, Candace Owens, brought up ancient Iranian history in her response to Kaepernick.
“Hey man,” Owens wrote. “I know you’re in mourning but I thought you should know that Iran’s former name is “Persia”. Remember that empire of ‘brown bodies’ that invaded, slaughtered, and imperialized for about 900 years? Ya. That was them.”-Candace Owens
***For clarification: No wing nuts, we’re NOT mourning the death of a gruesome leader of a country fraught with gruesome leaders that hold extreme views and laws—kind of what y’all want here, in our country.
We don’t want World War III that the leader of your disgusting cult has ignited.
***But, wait! There’s more:
President Obama did NOT give the Iranian government “150 billion in cash.”
The nuclear agreement included China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union, so Obama didn’t carry out any part of it on his own. The deal did lift some sanctions, which lifted a freeze on Iran’s assets that were held largely in foreign, not U.S., banks. And, to be clear, the money that was unfrozen belonged to Iran. It had only been made inaccessible by sanctions aimed at crippling the country’s nuclear program.
Secondly, $150 billion is a high-end estimate of the total that was freed up after some sanctions were lifted. U.S. Treasury Department estimates put the number at about $50 billion in “usable liquid assets,” according to 2015 testimony from Adam Szubin, acting under secretary of treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence.Fact Check: