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Obama Allowed Cocaine to Flow into the U.S. to Get His Iran Deal

The Obama administration blew up an investigation into drug trafficking by Hezbollah into the United States for fear of displeasing Iran, with which President Obama was seeking to strike a nuclear deal, according to a bombshell new report by Politico.

Obama went to great lengths to appease Iran, including letting the 2009 Green Revolution against the Mullahs fail, all in order to secure an agreement that merely delays Iran from completing its nuclear weapons program by a few years.

This is a great story, but I’ve got only one lonely hand clapping. It is the type of investigative reporting of the Obama administration that journalists failed to do when it counted. That is, when Obama was in power.

Now they’ve dug up some legitimate bellyaching by people who were pursuing the investigation and had it quashed by Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and former Secretary of State John Kerry. Obama and his top aides are gone, their deal was made, and this report says a lot, but it’s too little too late.

If reporters had been digging, if they had sources, if they cared enough, they would have found out about this while it was happening.

From the story:

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.

They followed cocaine shipments, tracked a river of dirty cash, and traced what they believed to be 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.

The Justice Department declined requests by Project Cassandra and other authorities to file criminal charges against major players such as Hezbollah’s high-profile envoy to Iran, a Lebanese bank that allegedly laundered billions in alleged drug profits, and a central player in a U.S.-based cell of the Iranian paramilitary Quds force. And the State Department rejected requests to lure high-value targets to countries where they could be arrested.

The money, allegedly laundered through the Lebanese Canadian Bank and two exchange houses, involved approximately 30 U.S. car buyers.

“This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” said David Asher

Veteran U.S. illicit finance expert sent from Pentagon to Project Cassandra to attack the alleged Hezbollah criminal enterprise., 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.”

23 Responses to Obama Allowed Cocaine to Flow into the U.S. to Get His Iran Deal

  1. The Lebanese Canadian Bank had 35 branches in Lebanon and one office in Montreal, Quebec. Not so Canadian, then. I’m glad they’re out of business.

  2. The Lebanese Canadian Bank had 35 branches in Lebanon and one office in Montreal, Quebec. Not so Canadian, then. I’m glad they’re out of business.

  3. Administration threw up roadblocks to slow or stop any investigation.

    If only we had had a media determined to stop the illicit spread of drugs and weapons instead of fawning over Obama.

    I think that Obama needs to go through the court system.

    Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive.

    He could prove to be another ‘first’.
    First president to be indicted.

  4. I read the Politico story last night and my reaction was: “Suspicions Confirmed”. We often chatted on this site about the peculiar behavior of Obama and his rag tag gang of village idiots who seemed, time after time, to support the worst elements of the ISIS/radical Islamists in Iran and elsewhere. These included Obama’s refusing to annihilate ISIS (they were only a JV team, after all) when it was moving down Highway One toward Baghdad in the earliest days of ISIS, to rewarding the insane radical Imams in Iran with hundreds of millions of $ (all conveniently loaded on transportable pallets, thank you very much) which the leadership of Iran they would use said money to fund terrorists and build rockets to destroy Israel. And let’s not forget the 5-6 members of the Muslim Brotherhood Obama named to high level positions in his administration, including key positions in Homeland Security! And lots of other similar incidents in between these two. It seemed so obvious that Obama was one of “them” and not one of “us”. And now we have the Politico report.

    • I’ve refrained from using the term traitor that I previously thought was being thrown around to much.
      Not here, but on other sites.
      Not any longer.
      TRAITOR.
      Allowing poison in the form drugs into America.

  5. You have ppl still going about Trump and Russia, Russia, Russia. Here’s the individual in Obama that should be in federal prison for what he did to this great nation. What a traitor.

    • What I can’t help thinking is how many Iranians died, wanting freedom from the mad mullah’s during the Green Revolution? How many U.S. and Mexican lives lost because of the importation of cocaine, and how much of it was snorted up Obama’s nose? How many Mexican citizens lost their lives due to Fast&Furious? That’s a lot of lives lost, and something which Obama & Company will have to answer for. The media should also be made to account for their failure.

      Keith, YOU have to expose this on a grand scale. Please!

  6. Obama ran our nation like a banana republic — I guess it was a banana republic for his 8 years. People dropped all respect for law and ethics. They acted as if the Constitution is not the guide to our government. We had a revolution and it took place by one political party deciding that it would do everything legal and illegal to stay in power forever.

  7. Almost everything the Obama administration did was contrary and hurtful to the American public.
    Passing money to his peeps for anything they wanted, Obamacare, stepping on conservative organizations, bowing to our enemies and making deals with the worst people in the world whose goals are to defeat us and kill us.
    This isn’t surprising, what is surprising is the Politico willing to expose Obama’s horrible deal and the result that harmed more Americans than we can count.

  8. Another $hi++y Obama gift that keeps on giving.
    Sure, let’s feed Cocaine to Americans so I can have a legacy.
    I don’t hate many people, but he is definitely one of them.

  9. The Gay Muslim and the Tranny strike again. Maybe BO is an agent for a Middle east country?
    Did Soros money back this grifter….pay for College and running for office?

    BO is evil and so is Hollywood that backs him!
    10 days of darkness and 72 hours of people in congress resigning……..

  10. I lived in Indonesia. Obama is a Muslim. He was our first Muslim President. At age six, when your morals and values are established, Obama went to school in a government issued uniform. He wore navy blue shorts, a white shirt, a necktie, a Muslim religious hat (don’t know the name) black patent leather shoes and tall white socks. All provided for by the Indonesian Government. Oh, btw, also provided and required, was the Koran that he carried under is right arm. In his case, his left arm. He is left handed and a certified leftist.

      • Yes, the Prophet filled his hand with water three times and passed it over the dirty orifice. I read a muslim website where they were joking how American muslims have watering cans in their bathrooms so they can do the same.

  11. Venezuela was mentioned. Here is the Wikipedia on their Vice President Tareck El Aissami. Homeland Security has known about him since 2011. Sanctions were not placed on him until Feb. of this year shorty after Trump took office. Venezuela and Iran have had close ties since Chavez’s days. Also, note President’ Maduro’s two nephews are involved.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tareck_El_Aissami

  12. The more we learn about Eric Holder, the more he’s looking like a dapper, mustachioed bottom feeder in a $5,000 dollar suit. It turns my stomach to look at him almost as badly as it does with Obama.

    • The fascist corporate media will hide this story as long as they can. When they cannot hide it anymore, they’ll frame the story as being without factual basis. They’r so easy to predict it’s scary.