You know, there are explosive stories, then there are EXPLOSIVE stories.
And a new report in Politico isn’t just explosive; it’s EXPLOSIVE.
We all knew that Barack Obama wasn’t going to let anything stand in the way of his stupid Iran Deal.
And now we know that includes drug trafficking, arms trafficking, terrorism, and other criminal enterprises.
In this Politico piece, we learn that Barack “Scarface” Obama obstructed a DEA operation to shut down the pipeline between Hezbollah and Latin American cocaine suppliers.
This operation – called Project Cassandra – began in 2008. And with the aid of thirty US and foreign agencies, the DEA used “wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks.”
But then Obama and his Iran Deal got in the way.
From Politico’s piece:
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.
“This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” said David Asher, who helped establish and oversee Project Cassandra as a Defense Department illicit finance analyst. “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.”
In other words, a criminal cartel funneling drugs into the US was aided and abetted by the President of the United States – all so he could get that stupid deal with Hezbollah’s sponsor, Iran.
So move over, Scarface. There’s a new Cocaine Kingpin in town.
Scarface Obama even released Lebanese arms dealer Ali Fayad – a Hezbollah operative who worked with Vladimir Putin – to gain Putin’s support for the Iran Deal.
I think folks like Adam Schiff would call that “collusion.”
Fayad, who had been indicted in U.S. courts on charges of planning the murders of U.S. government employees, attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization and attempting to acquire, transfer and use anti-aircraft missiles, was ultimately sent to Beirut. He is now believed by U.S. officials to be back in business, and helping to arm militants in Syria and elsewhere with Russian heavy weapons.
This from an Administration our so-called “news media” calls “scandal-free.”
So just to recap, Scarface Obama was willing to permit drug and arms trafficking and other criminal enterprises to continue under our nose just to get this deal with Iran.
And once the deal was struck, Hezbollah was off the hook.
The derailment of Project Cassandra also has undermined U.S. efforts to determine how much cocaine from the various Hezbollah-affiliated networks is coming into the United States, especially from Venezuela, where dozens of top civilian and military officials have been under investigation for more than a decade. Recently, the Trump administration designated the country’s vice president, a close ally of Hezbollah and of Lebanese-Syrian descent, as a global narcotics kingpin.
Meanwhile, Hezbollah — in league with Iran — continues to undermine U.S. interests in Iraq, Syria and throughout wide swaths of Latin America and Africa, including providing weapons and training to anti-American Shiite militias. And Safieddine, the Ghost and other associates continue to play central roles in the trafficking of drugs and weapons, current and former U.S. officials believe.
This is Barack Scarface Obama’s legacy.
And if that doesn’t infuriate you, you’re either Iranian or Ben Rhodes.
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