The only thing Barack Obama was ever good at was controlling narratives. The very politician who vowed to bring about change and overcome petty partisan politics was, in fact, every bit the cynical, corrupt bureaucrat that he pretended to dislike.
A bombshell report by Josh Meyer from Politico, he details how the Obama administration gave a free pass to Hezbollah’s terrorism, movement into Syria, drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations — some of which were unfolding inside the U.S. — to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal.
The Politico report details how the Obama administration not only refused to pursue the criminal activity but how the administration’s actions and inaction allowed Hezbollah to grow, move into Syria to help Assad and create powerful conspiracy connections in South America with anti-American governments like Venezuela, while becoming a huge transnational criminal organization helping to fund their terrorism.
There were career U.S. law enforcement agents trying to stop Hezbollah but they were impeded at every turn by Obama administration officials.
From Fox News:
An elaborate campaign led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, known as Project Cassandra, reportedly targeted the Lebanese militant group’s criminal activities. But by tossing a string of roadblocks holding back the project, Obama administration officials helped allow the 35-year-old anti-Israel criminal enterprise to evolve into a major global security threat bankrolling terrorist and military operations, the report added.
“This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” David Asher, who helped establish Project Cassandra as a Defense Department illicit finance analyst in 2008, told Politico. “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.”
When Project Cassandra leaders, who were working out of a DEA’s Counter facility in Chantilly, Virginia, sought an OK for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, Justice and Treasury Department officials delayed, hindered or rejected their requests, according to Politico.
The administration even refused to extradite a major Hezbollah operative who plotted killing American officials.
From Daily Wire:
Ali Fayad, a Lebanese arms dealer and “suspected top Hezbollah operative whom agents believed reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin,” was captured by the Czechs in 2014. Fayad had been indicted in the United States already for “planning the murders of US government employees.” But the Obama administration did nothing to push for extradition. Instead, Fayad ended up in Lebanon, where he’s back at his terrorist work; he’s particularly active in supply weapons to the barbarous Syrian regime.
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In other words, working with Russia in order to swing the Iran deal trumped the prosecution of people responsible for continuing murder, including murder of Americans.
Even in cases in the United States, the Obama administration put the kibosh on prosecutions.
According to the report, Hezbollah built up quite an operation in the United States.
From Hot Air:
The DEA and FBI found Hezbollah operations in the US, and yet the Department of Justice refused to prosecute the cases:
In Philadelphia, the FBI-led task force had spent two years bolstering its case claiming that Safieddine had overseen an effort to purchase 1,200 military-grade assault rifles bound for Lebanon, with the help of Kelly and the special narcoterrorism prosecutors in New York.
Now, they had two key eyewitnesses. One would identify Safieddine as the Hezbollah official sitting behind a smoked-glass barricade who approved the assault weapons deal. And an agent and prosecutor had flown to a remote Asian hotel and spent four days persuading another eyewitness to testify about Safieddine’s role in an even bigger weapons and drugs conspiracy, multiple former law enforcement officials confirmed to POLITICO.
Convinced they had a strong case, the New York prosecutors sent a formal prosecution request to senior Justice Department lawyers in Washington, as required in such high-profile cases. The Justice Department rejected it, and the FBI and DEA agents were never told why, those former officials said.
According to Meyer’s sources, Hezbollah has a lot of tentacles in the US, including in rental car companies on the legal side, and a booming cocaine smuggling and distribution business on the illegal side. It should have been easy to pursue those cases in US courts. And yet the Obama administration wanted nothing to do with cutting off Hezbollah’s economic underpinnings in the US, even while listing them as a terrorist organization.
From Fox News:
Asher said the closer the U.S. got to finalizing the Iran nuclear deal, the more difficult it was to conduct Hezbollah investigations. After President Obama announced the deal in January 2016, Project Cassandra officials were transferred to other assignments.
“The closer we got to the [Iran deal], the more these activities went away,” Asher 49, who speaks fluent Japanese and earned his Ph.D. in international relations from Oxford University, told Politico. “So much of the capability, whether it was special operations, whether it was law enforcement, whether it was [Treasury] designations — even the capacity, the personnel assigned to this mission — it was assiduously drained, almost to the last drop, by the end of the Obama administration.”
The more disclosures founded evidence of misconduct or worse from the previous administration explains why the massive attacks most false narratives towards Trump from the Democrats and left media sources due to Hillary losing the White House to secure the required need to keep the White House Democrat hence keep hidden all Obama’s dark deeds.
KEEP DIGGING….THEY HAVE ONLY BEGUN TO SCRATCH THE SURFACE OF HIS DECEPTIONS.
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