“Should one give aid to the wicked and befriend those who hate Hashem? For this, wrath is upon you from Hashem.”
II Chronicles 19:2 (The Israel Bible™)
One of the men leading the pro-Iranian rioters as they stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was disturbingly familiar, having been a guest of former President Obama at the White House.
President Obama’s connection with Iran was embodied in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal or Iran deal, which removed economic sanctions and greenlighted Iran’s nuclear program. The JCPOA culminated in the Obama administration paying $1.7 billion to Iran, much of it in cash.
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that one of the leaders of the riots that threatened the American embassy in Baghdad was Hadi al-Amiri, head of the Badr Organization, one of the largest pro-Iran militias in Iraq.
Hadi al-Ameri (courtesy: screenshot)
Hadi Farhan al-Amiri, the Iraqi Minister of Transportation at the time, was a guest of former President Barack Obama at the White House in 2011. What is perhaps even more disturbing is that even then, Amiri had a powerfully anti-American background. At the time of his visit, he was the head of the Badr Organization, the military wing of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC), fighting on the side of the Iranians during the Iran–Iraq War. Amiri was the leader of the Badr Organization, Al-Amiri had very close ties to the Iranian leadership—and in particular, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which was responsible for training the Badr Brigade during Saddam Hussein’s rule or […]