Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Obama Administration Colluded with Terrorists

The story is so important and so salient that the New York Times and the Washington Post have, up until now, ignored it.

After all, if you cannot say something bad about Donald Trump, the news is unfit to print. Better yet, take the obverse. If you can’t say something good about Barack Obama, you must bury the story.

You probably know which story I am talking about. Yesterday, Politico—not an organ of the vast right wing conspiracy—published an extensively documented story about how far the Obama administration was willing to go to appease Iran.

The Drug Enforcement Agency had mounted an investigation into Hezbollah’s drug smuggling activities. The operation was called, Cassandra. When the time came to take action against Hezbollah, the Obama administration Justice Department and the Treasury Department did everything in it power to prevent the DEA from doing its job. Hezbollah was supported and funded by Iran, so the Obama administration decided that appeasing Iran was more important. 

Politico opens its report:

In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.

The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.

Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies.

They followed cocaine shipments, some from Latin America to West Africa and on to Europe and the Middle East, and others through Venezuela and Mexico to the United States. They tracked the river of dirty cash as it was laundered by, among other tactics, buying American used cars and shipping them to Africa. And with the help of some key cooperating witnesses, the agents traced the conspiracy, they believed, to the innermost circle of Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran.

But as Project Cassandra reached higher into the hierarchy of the conspiracy, Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way, according to interviews with dozens of participants who in many cases spoke for the first time about events shrouded in secrecy, and a review of government documents and court records. When Project Cassandra leaders sought approval for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, officials at the Justice and Treasury departments delayed, hindered or rejected their requests.

It was willing to allow Iran’s proxy terrorist organization, Hezbollah to traffic cocaine into the United States. How many Americans were killed or harmed by the cocaine trafficked by Hezbollah?

It was willing to allow Hezbollah to accumulate vast sums of money through its drug trafficking operation, money that was used to give it power in Lebanon and Syria and to buy rockets that it could aim them at Israel. Of course, Hezbollah is one of the world’s leading terrorist organizations. It has American blood on its hands—think the Marine barracks attack in Beirut in 1983.

It meant nothing to an Obama administration that would do anything, including appeasing terrorists, in order to have a nuclear deal with Iran. As you know, the administration called this treaty a deal in order to avoid having to submit it to the senate for ratification.

You must know that when you are negotiating with a party that is willing to do anything at all to get a deal, you are in a strong position. The Obama negotiators got rolled by Iran. The ayatollahs got everything they wanted, including the image of America capitulating. We got nothing.

So, in order to lift economic sanctions on Iran and in order to give Iran the eventual right to have nuclear weapons, the Obama administration was willing to allow one of the world’s leading terrorist organizations to poison Americans and to build up an arms cache to threaten Israel. Obama flunkies tout the deal's provisions for inspection, but the inspection regime does not include sites run by the Revolutionary Guard. And it allows Iran itself to run the inspections on one of its most important sites.

The Obama administration was not just soft on terrorism. It was funding terrorism. It was throwing its full support behind the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and was refusing to take any action that would hinder the drug smuggling activities of one of the world’s leading terrorist organizations. Call it by its name: collusion.


Ares Olympus said...

Wow, that's a long and detailed article showing the predicaments of leadership and politics.

President Obama and company can try to claim "Don't Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good" but of course the Right doesn't see any deal with Iran as good, so its a double-failure from that view.

trigger warning said...

And, of course, Preezy o' th' Skeezy "Choom" Obama not only benignly ignored the distribution of drugs, thus encouraging drug-related street violence in Western communities, he showered a sponsor of terrorism with billions of Obamabucks - in cash - that fell like manna into Tehran.

The Obamabucks program put a new spin on the phrase, "helicopter money".

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Ares Olympus @December 19, 2017 at 4:47 AM.

It’s easy to be a critic. You abandoned your blog to make a mess of this one.

Please enlighten us as to what about the Iran deal is good. You can show your intellect (and respect for others here) by using no links or quotes from others. I’d like to know what YOU think is good for America in the Iran deal.

Please keep in Iran has been our greatest global enemy for almost 40 years, and I cannot see a single positive element in the Obama Administration’s dealings with their lunatic theocracy.

So please, tell us what’s good about Obama’s dealings with Iran.

Deana said...

The reason the right does not see any deal with Iran as good is because the Iranian government is notorious for ignoring the terms of deals they made in the past.

There are literally dozens of accounts backing up this story. The only reason for anyone to have supported that Iran deal was a deep seated loathing for Israel, Europe, the US, and civilization.

No one who understands what this report is telling us could ever again think that Obama had anyone’s best interest at heart other than that of radical Muslims.

It is simply unbelievable that he could have done this.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...
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Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Obama did a lot more than that. Consider what we now know he did on the domestic front, in addition to his Iranian treason:

Obama weaponized the IRS against grassroots citizen political activism, entirely separate from the established political apparatus.

Obama weaponized the “intelligence community“ (CIA, NSA, DIA, et al) against a domestic presidential candidate from the opposition party.

Obama weaponized the U.S. military as an army of social justice warriors, whose most dangerous national security threat was “climate change.” Our defense leaders now shrink At the threat of refusing to recruit people who cannot decide if their wedding tackle matches their “gender identification.”

Obama weaponized the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Obama weaponized the Department of Justice.

What is remarkable about all of this is that there is nary a peep from the Left, the side that claims to be so coventous and reverential of civil liberties. These are the most dangerous and intrusive federal agencies. They say nothing. Instead, Trump the Pariah will ruin our democracy!

Th Left seeks raw power under the aegis of this imaginary emotional appeal of “justice.” They want nothing of the sort. They have weaponized Justice.