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Reports: Rouhani Home with US 'Gift' of Silver Griffin
breitbart.com ^ | 9/28/13 | afp

Posted on 09/28/2013 12:34:59 PM PDT by ColdOne

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday brought home a 2,700-year-old Persian artifact the US administration gave him as "a special gift" to Iranians, media reports said.

"The Americans contacted us on Thursday and said 'we have a gift for you'," Rouhani told reporters upon arrival at the airport in Tehran, the ILNA news agency reported.

"They gave it back as a special gift to the Iranian nation."

Rouhani was speaking of a 7th century BC silver Persian drinking cup in the shape of a winged Griffin, a legendary creature with the head of an eagle and body of a lion.

It is reported to be worth more than a million dollars.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiquities; ggg; hassanrouhani; hillarylootedwh; hillarywh; iran; obama; obamabowstoiran; obamabowtoiran; rouhani; rouhanigift; silverdrinkingcup
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1 posted on 09/28/2013 12:34:59 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

This POTUS B****** is now giving priceless relics to terrorist scum who murder Christians. That’s Hussein’s MO.


2 posted on 09/28/2013 12:37:58 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ColdOne

Rouhani made history on Friday by speaking on the phone to US President Barack Obama in the first contact between Iranian and American leaders since the 1979 Islamic revolution.? amazing

that... cup is NOT something I would care to drink from..


3 posted on 09/28/2013 12:39:37 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: ColdOne

I don’t want to be friends with Iran. I want to be their worst enemy and then do something about it.

We owe them big time for letting them murder our people and we never did anything about it.


4 posted on 09/28/2013 12:39:44 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Viennacon

hes softening him up for a date...


5 posted on 09/28/2013 12:40:23 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: ColdOne

0 courts our enemies, and shuns our allies.

Dear Lord, help us.
Tatt


6 posted on 09/28/2013 12:41:18 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: ColdOne

So we prop up this regime, but Mubarak and Kadafi had to go?


7 posted on 09/28/2013 12:41:28 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ColdOne

At least Obama didn’t give him an Ipod with his speeches on it.


8 posted on 09/28/2013 12:43:51 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ColdOne

I guess the clown in chief figures he can bribe the President of the Number One Terrorist supporting Countries on the Planet into leaving us alone.Wishful thinking isn’t it?


9 posted on 09/28/2013 12:45:15 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: ColdOne

The world is laughing at the silly ass that is our POTUS, begging favors from murdering dictators.


10 posted on 09/28/2013 12:47:02 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ilovesarah2012

At least he didn’t give them a boxed set of DVDs which won’t work in their zone.


11 posted on 09/28/2013 12:48:02 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Yep. Remember when the Iranian people filled the streets, and 0 looked the other way.
Apparently, there is something about the current regime that pleases him, and he sees no need to replace it with the Muslim Brotherhood : /

Tatt


12 posted on 09/28/2013 12:48:10 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: ilovesarah2012

That would have been cheaper.

Who do you think paid for the million dollar “artifact”?

I only hope that this administration had the common sense to plant listening devices in it. Nah not a chance.


13 posted on 09/28/2013 12:49:01 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Viennacon

Was this artifact his to give away?!?


14 posted on 09/28/2013 12:49:04 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: ColdOne

remind me again who in Iran signs the death warrant when they hang homosexuals?

remind me again when our Christian citizen being held in Iranian jail is being released as a “special gift”?

remind me again who made those IED’s that killed our troops in Iraq?


15 posted on 09/28/2013 12:49:12 PM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: Viennacon

If the winds shift in an ugly direction he will stand with .........


16 posted on 09/28/2013 12:51:09 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ColdOne

Since this relic predates Islam, it will be melted down so not remnant of Persian ascendancy remains.


17 posted on 09/28/2013 12:52:20 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: bkopto

“Was this artifact his to give away?!?”

It’s probably some piece of furniture from the white house that Moochele doesn’t like.


18 posted on 09/28/2013 12:54:25 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: ColdOne

This sends a curious message, but I doubt Obama’s State Dept had the sense to intend anything more subtle than “look, we’re giving you back something we stole, as a reminder of why you hate us.” I guess another iPod with Obama’s greatest capitulations was voted down.

Pre-Islamic artifacts are not exactly at the top of the interest list for Islamists. Will Iranians see this as an attempt to divide and conquer by appealing to (relatively) secular interests versus fundamentalists and Revolutionary Guard hardliners? Or does an evocation of the Persian Empire imply US acceptance of Iranian regional hegemony?


19 posted on 09/28/2013 12:56:03 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: ColdOne

He gave back a bust of Churchill to England. Next thing you know he’ll be giving away the keys to the WH... oh, wait... never mind. He should stick to giving away baskets of DVDs of his most fabulous moments.


20 posted on 09/28/2013 12:56:18 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: ColdOne

more:

Here’s one more sign of a thaw in U.S.-Iranian relations: A 2,700-year-old silver drinking cup, looted from a cave in Iran and seized by U.S. Customs officials a decade ago, was returned to Iran this week. Its value is estimated at a million dollars or more.

The ceremonial drinking vessel from the 7th century B.C., cast in the shape of a winged griffin, has been sitting in a warehouse in New York for years. And for years, U.S. officials have been saying they couldn’t return it to Iran until relations between Washington and Tehran were normalized. “This piece can’t go back,” the New York Post quoted James McAndrew, senior special agent in charge of cultural property for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as saying in 2010.

On Wednesday, the piece went back.

“It is considered the premier griffin of antiquity, a gift of the Iranian people to the world, and the United States is pleased to return it to the people of Iran,” the U.S. State Department said.
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/archaeo-diplomacy-us-gives-million-dollar-cup-back-iran-8C11281668


21 posted on 09/28/2013 12:56:27 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Hey! Everything belongs to the king, and anyone who says otherwise must be targeted by the IRS!


22 posted on 09/28/2013 12:56:45 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Irenic

Thanks for that info and link.


23 posted on 09/28/2013 12:58:45 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

obama not only negotiates with terrorists, he gives them gifts!


24 posted on 09/28/2013 1:01:22 PM PDT by matt1234 (The NRA: Redefining "Too big to fail.")
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To: ColdOne
Leftwing statists hate their own countrymen with whom they happen to have policy differences far, far more than they do foreign peoples who wish us dead.

Because those foreign enemies pose no immediate threat to their political power.

Its sick, but indicative of tyrants down through the ages.

Obama is a pure leftwing statist.

25 posted on 09/28/2013 1:01:29 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: BarnacleCenturion

On second thought, it's UGLY and who wants to drink anything out of a griffin's buttocks. The creature has a what the heck look on him so who knows what hussein had stuffed in it.

26 posted on 09/28/2013 1:02:04 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Just remember...It was an 8 minute call and took two translators at the least plus delays for real time.

They said nothing.

27 posted on 09/28/2013 1:18:01 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ColdOne

Obama is GIVING AWAY ALL OF OUR MONEY TO OUR ENEMIES!!!!


28 posted on 09/28/2013 1:25:49 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Are we to really believe a phone call took place between the 2? Obama got snubbed at the UN why would Ruboni speak to him later?


29 posted on 09/28/2013 1:28:30 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne
And who called who??

This is a joke. Russia must be laughing their _ _ _ off.

30 posted on 09/28/2013 1:35:19 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ColdOne

I would send them a full chamber pot.

Meanwhile, don’t we have some claims against Iran still pending? Seems to me that item should have been sold with the proceeds put on the debt.


31 posted on 09/28/2013 1:36:05 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: ColdOne

The muslims will want to destroy it as it came from the Persian culture before they invaded it.

Obama probably knows it will be destroyed.


32 posted on 09/28/2013 1:40:19 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: bkopto

WAS THIS ARTIFACT HIS TO GIVE AWAY????

I WANT TO KNOW THAT AS WELL...WILL CONTACT MY CONGRESS PERSON ON MONDAY...


33 posted on 09/28/2013 1:41:00 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Chewbarkah

Don’t forget the other problem with Obama: not only is he an arrogant pathological narcissist, he’s not very bright. So it probably never even occurred to him to consider what islamists think about pre-Islamic art (hint: they don’t like it).


34 posted on 09/28/2013 1:53:04 PM PDT by livius
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To: ColdOne

Seized by customs officials in 2003, why the hell wasn’t it sold and the proceeds used to offset legal claims against Iran?


35 posted on 09/28/2013 1:58:20 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: bgill

I’m betting it’s not a cup but an oil lamp.
How the heck would three people drink out of it,straws?


36 posted on 09/28/2013 2:01:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: thesearethetimes...

0 courts our enemies, and shuns our allies

Perhaps you haven’t noticed - we are the enemy.


37 posted on 09/28/2013 2:08:38 PM PDT by Undecided 2012
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks ColdOne.
...a 7th century BC silver Persian drinking cup in the shape of a winged Griffin... worth more than a million dollars.

38 posted on 09/28/2013 2:20:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
The ipod will have Loral missile data on it.

-PJ

39 posted on 09/28/2013 2:21:14 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Sacajaweau

“And who called who??”

News brief this a.m. on Fox radio stated that the mullah required the imposter to call him. My guess is that the mullah never picked up the phone.


40 posted on 09/28/2013 2:22:49 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: ColdOne

Obviously non-islamic. Some sort of graven image, quick get a hammer and pound it flat. Might be some way to use the silver to make switches for suicide belts. Thanks a lot Obama.


41 posted on 09/28/2013 2:34:01 PM PDT by center mass
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To: bkopto

Everything is his to give away. Why? Because he says it is and nobody challenges him.

W gave something back to Mexico. A flag or Santa Ana’s sword, can’t remember.


42 posted on 09/28/2013 2:49:44 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: ColdOne

What?? No DVD’s?


43 posted on 09/28/2013 2:50:24 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ColdOne

He should have given them a cake in the shape of a key. They’re suckers for that.


44 posted on 09/28/2013 3:03:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: bkopto

No it belonged to we the people..

Barry probably burglarized the Smithsonian...


45 posted on 09/28/2013 3:08:16 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ColdOne

“It is reported to be worth more than a million dollars.” —

— Priceless treasure for the president of Iran — I-pad with of Obama speeches to the Queen of England.

That should tell you something about Obama...


46 posted on 09/28/2013 3:18:34 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Sacajaweau

‘They said nothing.”

That is NOT the point — the point is the gesture that Obama gratuitously talked with the President of Iran and Iran did absolutely NOTHING for it. It’s a propaganda coup for Iran and humiliation for the US.


47 posted on 09/28/2013 3:21:28 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: ColdOne

Glad we gave that dang Griffin / Gryphon / Gryphin thang back .... Just collectin dust here ....


48 posted on 09/28/2013 3:32:18 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Irenic
Radical Muslims have no respect for artifacts that predate their religion. Just look at what the Taliban did to the historic buddas of Bamiyan.

It makes you want to cry. Destroying such priceless historic artifacts is a crime against all of humanity.

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49 posted on 09/28/2013 3:37:36 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: haircutter

Remember when Bill and Hillary left the white house? They packed up valuable china, artwork, silverware.

The parks dept. contacted them and asked that certain items be returned to the white house.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=121856&page=1


50 posted on 09/28/2013 4:30:35 PM PDT by servantboy777
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