Obama screwed the DEA, favored Hezbollah, to keep Iran deal

Ah, I love it when the bodies of my enemy float serenely by on the river as I sit on its bank, have a leisurely lunch, and admire the view. Pass the potato water.

Schadenfreude.

All of the years of Obama’s nefarious, biased, corrupt, America-hating policies are and will be exposed, one amoral, venal and shocking incident at a time. It is the tip of the proverbial Obama Iceberg. There is oh-so-much-more-buttery Obama corruption yet to be revealed. Bank on it.

First, from Breitbart.com:

Report: Obama ‘Derailed’ DEA Probe into Hezbollah in Latin America to Save Iran Deal

by Edwin Mora

Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration “derailed” a DEA operation targeting Hezbollah’s multi-million-dollar drug trafficking activities in Latin America to secure approval of the controversial Iran nuclear deal, reports Politico.

Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah is involved in a plethora of criminal activities in Latin America, ranging from money laundering to massive drug trafficking.

Wait. What?

For years, the U.S. military has been sounding the alarm on the threat against the United States posed by the presence of Iran and Hezbollah in America’s backyard — Latin America.

What do Neil Cavuto and Peter Brooks have to say?

Let’s go to the direct source. From Politico.com:

The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

by Josh Meyer

An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah’s billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House’s desire for a nuclear deal with Iran.

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.

So, wait. Did Americans perchance expire but upon drug overdoses that Mr Obama could have stemmed had he been motivated to do so? Likely deaths and overdoses in the minority communities most seriously impacted by drugs?

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.

Hezbollah dealing drugs in Mexico and shipping said product into the US? And anyone would possibly want to stop our fight against this because.  .  . ?

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.

Sounds like a serious, detailed and extensive, expensive op to me.

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.

Doing their job. Their DEA job. The job they trained for at Quantico, along with the FBI — the only two federal agencies that train at Quantico.

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.

Thank God. For a moment.there I was afraid real transparency and justice might have emerged during the Obama administration.

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.

After all, national security clearly took a back seat to Obama’s “legacy” and how he was to be perceived by the public.

You doubt that? Read this:

“This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” said David AsherDavid AsherVeteran 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.”

Let’s be serious. Hezbollah isn’t really that dangerous anyway. Right?

A confidential DEA assessment from that period concluded that Hezbollah’s business affairs entity “has leveraged relationships with corrupt foreign government officials and transnational criminal actors … creating a network that can be utilized to move metric ton quantities of cocaine, launder drug proceeds on a global scale, and procure weapons and precursors for explosives.”

Some top U.S. military officials shared those concerns, including the four-star generals heading U.S. Special Operations and Southern commands, who warned Congress that Hezbollah’s criminal operations and growing beachhead in Latin America posed an urgent threat to U.S. security, according to transcripts of the hearings.

National security vs Obama’s agenda of “looking cool”? I know which of those wins, hands down. Check this out:

“The FBI and other parts of the USG [U.S. government] provide a little or no assistance during our investigations,” (DEA Agent John) Kelly wrote in an email. “The USG lack of action on this issue has allowed [Hezbollah] to become one of the biggest transnational organized crime groups in the world.”

Then:

As a result, “We were making concessions (to Iran) that had never been made before, which is outrageous to anyone in the agency,” the former intelligence officer said, adding that the orders from Washington especially infuriated CIA officers in the field who knew that Hezbollah “was still doing assassinations and other terrorist activities.”

As expected, the administration’s final report, which remains classified, significantly downplayed Hezbollah’s operational links to drug trafficking, which in turn further marginalized the DEA’s role in fighting it, according to a former Justice Department official and others familiar with the report.

Once the Obama administration left office, in January 2017, the logjam of task force cases appeared to break, and several task force members said it wasn’t a coincidence.

And that is how your loving Barack Hussein Obama ran the US government. It, as ever, was only about one thing: Obama himself.

Turf battles, especially the institutional conflict between law enforcement and intelligence agencies, contributed to the demise of Project Cassandra, Maltz said. But many Project Cassandra agents insist the main reason was a political choice to prioritize the Iranian nuclear agreement over efforts to crack down on Hezbollah.

There will be more revelations about what actually occurred during the Obama regime. This is just the tip of the Obama Iceberg.

BZ

 

BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon, Tuesday, November 7th, 2017: Electoral College Special with Dr Michael Jones

Featuring Right thinking from a left brain, doing the job the American Media Maggots won’t, embracing ubiquitous, sagacious perspicacity and broadcasting behind enemy lines in Occupied Fornicalia from the veritable Belly of the Beast, the Bill Mill in Sacramento, Fornicalia, I continue to proffer my thanks to the SHR Media Network for allowing me to utilize their studio and hijack their air twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, thanks to my shameless contract, as well as appear on the Sack Heads Radio Show each Wednesday evening.

I called this show the Electoral College Special because The Underground Professor, Dr Michael Jones himself (his BlogTalk Radio page is here), was sufficiently kind to devote 1.5 hours on the show to explain, in depth, the reasons behind the Electoral College, its history, its elements and its fundamental fairness.

The show was the result, in essence, of commenters to this blog post about Leftists and Hillary Clinton wishing to eliminate the Electoral College wholesale because, after all, it didn’t suit them with regard to Hillary Clinton and Al Gore.

It seemed to suit them just fine, however, under Barack Hussein Obama, when he took the Electoral College in 2008 with 365 electoral votes and again in 2012 with 332 electoral votes. How odd.

As clearly illustrated by the photograph, Dr Jones and I are brothers from another mother. As was once emphasized to me, I am not overweight, I am merely undertall. Dr Jones received the height in the family, quite sadly. Or I was raised on Jupiter.

Tonight in the Saloon:

  • Angel is the bartendress and she pours with the best of ’em;
  • It’s finally cold in Sacratomato, Fornicalia; an inch of rain and 60-degrees in Tejas;
  • Texas has its own electrical grid, independent from the rest of the United States;
  • Texas has the bulk of refinery capacity in the US on the Chemical Coast;
  • Trump wants to build a wall; most Texans think the wall should be along Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico; they can wait and then buy the US back 10¢ on $1;
  • Where are the coolest places in Texas? The panhandle;
  • Dr Jones thinks Texas should reclaim Imperial Texas before James Polk took all the land from Texas; Texas sold land to the US and originally covered Colorado and Wyoming;
  • We learn about Occam’s Razor: the simplest explanation is the best;
  • A reminder of the separation of powers; we have a Constitutionally-federated Republic;
  • The Sovereign are an emotional group to be swayed by events, so the separation of powers occurred and a limitation of the powers of the Sovereign;
  • Senators are now de facto supernumeraries of the state;
  • The Electoral College limits the Sovereign and spreads out our power;
  • The first thing we should fear is too much power, even if it is “ourselves;”
  • We transitioned over to VA issues; the government is not our god;
  • Dr Jones speculates: under the Obama Admin the VA was ordered not to comply with reporting laws in re veterans, to create fear and chaos and then the loss of rights and freedoms; “the people” will then beg for and demand “protection;”
  • We learn that the VA asks questions about alcohol, drugs and guns;
  • “They’re trying to peg vets as PTSD and enable firearm removal;”
  • Dr Jones admits he has to “cut back on the porn;”
  • The VA is assigning a clerk to control & “help” elder veterans “pay their bills;”
  • We find: the VA demands you vacate your rights to benefits or comply;
  • Could you not consider elder abuse in terms of the VA’s treatment of its elderly veterans and demands placed upon them?
  • Do you want to continue your benefits? You must continue to take orders;
  • Is the VA picking on WWII vets because they cannot defend themselves?
  • MindWorm: anaconda; MindWorm: Dr Michael Jones;
  • People piling up in coastal cities do in fact have more power than others in presidential elections;
  • Demography does in fact have a serious impact on votes and politics;
  • Future of the Electoral College? It’s doomed;
  • Ultimate goal? The peaceful transformation of government from one administration to the next;
  • You cannot put the genie back in the bottle; the demography has been so ultimately changed and purposefully so;
  • The Demorats want to be elected in perpetuity;
  • “Wonky” is in fact a technical term when you lose internet;
  • ESPN is bleeding MORE employees, dollars and advertisers;
  • And much more buttery political goodness;
  • More to come; please listen, watch, and partake of the chat room.

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The Bergdahl verdict: a corruption of confidence

Barack Obama used the Bergdahl situation as a means to release serious high-ranking Jihadists, a Taliban army chief of staff, a Taliban deputy minister of intelligence, a former Taliban interior minister, and two other senior Taliban fighters. A good deal? Why not five low-level combatants?

Beaudry Robert “Bowe” Bergdahl is a US Army soldier who deserted his unit in Afghanistan on June 30th of 2009. He was later reported captured by Taliban-aligned forces and then apparently sold from tribe to tribe. Some said Bergdahl had become an Afghan sympathizer after arrival in country and, after learning some Pashto, spent more time with Afghans than with his own platoon, a loner in every sense. Some indicated he had become a Muslim. Sources indicated a note was left behind in his tent stating he was leaving to start a new life, after his desertion.

A little known point is that Bergdahl entered US Coast Guard basic training in 2006 but was discharged after 26 days for psychological reasons and received an “uncharacterized discharge,” given to people who separate prior to completing 180 days of service. This is called a clue, one that the USCG failed to share or the Army failed to recognize.

Thinking that he was smarter than the US Army or the Taliban, Bergdahl somehow failed to see that he would become, via his desertion, nothing more than a Taliban bargaining chip.

Bergdahl was released on May 31st of 2014. On June 2nd, Susan Rice made this statement.

Now listen to what Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon members said about him.

But here’s what you primarily did not hear, provided by, of all places, Newsweek in 2016.

WHAT THE ARMY DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT BOWE BERGDAHL

by Michael Ames

Just days after U.S. Army Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl went missing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009, the men in his platoon were ordered to sign papers vowing to never discuss what he did or their efforts to track him down. Many of those men were already exhausted, searching endlessly in the hot dust and misery of the Afghan desert for a guy they knew had chosen to walk away. More than six months later, long after Army officials learned Bergdahl’s captors had smuggled him into Pakistan, commanders still had a sweeping gag order on thousands of troops in the battlefield. Some were told they could not fly home until they signed the nondisclosure agreements.

Oh my. NDAs. What secrets must be kept? Why?

And even now, six years later, as America’s most notorious prisoner of war faces an August court-martial that could put him in prison for the rest of his life, the Army is still hiding the truth, refusing to let the public see critical documents in the case.

The Pentagon finished its formal investigation, known as an Army Regulation 15-6, more than a year ago. That report, led by a two-star general and a team of 22 investigators, includes interviews with roughly 57 people, including Bergdahl. In 371 pages of sworn testimony, he told General Kenneth Dahl what he did, why he did it and what he endured during his five years as a hostage of the militant Haqqani network. The 15-6 is not classified, and at a September preliminary hearing on the case, Dahl testified that he does not oppose its release. But the Army won’t budge.

What secrets must be kept? Why?

Despite the Army’s relentless campaign to hide the facts about Bergdahl’s disappearance and five years in captivity, the truth has slipped from its grasp. It’s out there. You don’t need to read Army Regulation 15-6 to know what Bergdahl did and why. The mystery is why the military, ignoring the findings of its own investigation, as well as the unspeakable torture Bergdahl endured as a hostage, seems determined to crucify him.

Having read that, wasn’t Friday’s court sentencing of Bergdahl bubbling with just a tad bit of irony? From FoxNews.com:

No prison for Bergdahl in sentencing for walking off post

by Jonathan Drew

For the first time in eight years, Bowe Bergdahl doesn’t face confinement, or the threat of it, after a judge spared the soldier from a prison sentence for endangering his comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan.

The sentence, which also includes a dishonorable discharge, was quickly condemned by President Donald Trump as a “complete and total disgrace.”

President Trump is correct. Read on to discover why.

The punitive discharge means the case will automatically be appealed to a higher military court. And a top commander will also review the case and consider arguments for leniency, as is standard in Army legal cases.

The judge also gave the 31-year-old a dishonorable discharge, reduced his rank from sergeant to private and ordered him to forfeit pay equal to $1,000 per month for 10 months.

The judge (Colonel Jeffrey Nancy) gave no explanation of how he arrived at his decision, but he reviewed evidence that included Bergdahl’s captivity and the wounds suffered by troops who searched for him.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham responded:

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’s “incredibly disappointed” in the sentence Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl received from a military judge.

The South Carolina Republican, who served as an Air Force lawyer for more than 30 years, says Friday he has tremendous respect for the military justice system. But he says “this sentence in my view falls short of the gravity of the offense.”

Graham says, “an independent judiciary is the heart and soul of the rule of law but no one is beyond criticism.”

But perhaps the most honest and telling response to the “sentencing” is that of a man who served the United States with courage and integrity over and over, Rob O’Neill, who appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Friday show.

The entire event became a parody of itself, from the “serving” intonations of Susan Rice (a Useful Tool Obama initially pulled out his drawer for the application of the Benghazi Lies in 2012), to the subsequent White House ceremony involving Bergdahl’s parents.

To me it appears obvious that Bergdahl’s heart was not in military service and that he first “dabbled” with the military in 2006. Following the USCG interface Bergdahl stayed at a Buddhist monastery between 2007 and 2008. This indicates an individual whose resolve to serve was not present.

Honesty and clarity. Two aspects I admire in any person. Bergdahl was neither of those things, to himself or to the US Army. He and all would have been better served had he admitted the military was not for him. Time, effort and literally the lives of soldiers would have been saved but for the lack of Bergdahl’s honesty.

Bergdahl made a serious mistake and so did the Army in not noting his past apprehension in terms of service. A loner, perhaps too much the idealist, I suspect Bergdahl may have thought he could change the Army or his immediate situation once arriving on base. Both were wrong and because of that lives, good American lives, were lost.

It strikes me that Bowe Bergdahl was a jejune little Millennial dipping his toes into the soldier pool and thinking he could do anything he wished. Those thoughts got people killed. Not himself. He was saved. But the only person responsible for his own torture and the deaths associated with the search is Beaudry Robert “Bowe” Bergdahl.

He was finally saved by the US Army itself. The army for which he had so much disdain.

The sentencing, after the facts have emerged — present but tamped down from the very beginning — was an abrogation of common sense, a slap in the face to soldiers who serve and a complete dismissal of the significance of the brave lives laid down in search of Bowe Bergdahl.

The verdict was dismissive and terribly short-sighted. Those who serve now and have served in the past –Sheepdogs — know that in their gut.

This was wrong.

And therein lies a massive problem. One that needs to be addressed very soon.

That is this: the corruption of confidence in the US military. Friday’s verdict continues the corruption of confidence. It could, instead, have helped reverse same.

Corruption of confidence, crisis of confidence, call it what you will. It exists now and it is corrosive in ways we cannot yet even imagine. It’s as if you spilled a massive drum of acid into the street but most people think “oh well, that’s only water.”

We are nearing the proverbial Perfect Storm involving a lack of confidence in government. A corruption of confidence. A crisis in confidence.

Look at the FBI. If we cannot trust the FBI to do its job — the ultimate civilian federal law enforcement authority in the United States — then to whom do we go when the FBI fails?

If we cannot trust the alphabet agencies to do their job — the ultimate civilian federal law enforcement authorities in terms of surveillance, intelligence and collection — then to whom do we go when these 16 agencies fail?

If we cannot trust our US military to do the proper thing in terms of discipline and consequences, then to whom do we go when the US military fails?

Answer: there is no alternative.

No Plan B.

This cannot stand.

That is, if we wish to continue as a steady, forthright, strong, durable, proud, courageous and sovereign nation.

If the United States falls, so falls the rest of the planet.

Make no mistake.

BZ

 

Muslim Benghazi attack coordinator captured, enroute US

What will he say?

Will he buttress the Hillary Clinton/Susan Rice insistence that the attack was the result of a poorly-produced video? Or will he substantiate that Hillary Clinton, Rice, and the rest of the then-Obama administration were all a pack of liars?

From AmericanMilitaryNews.com:

Benghazi attack organizer captured in Libya, now en route to US, officials tell AP

by Melissa Leon

U.S. Special Operations Forces have captured a top militant who was “instrumental” in the Benghazi attack in Libya in 2012 that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, an information management officer and two former Navy SEALs, according to a report by the Associated Press.

“The officials say U.S. commandos captured the unidentified man in Libya and are transporting him back to the U.S. The officials say the mission was approved by President Donald Trump and done in coordination with Libya’s internationally recognized government,” the AP reported, adding that the officials “weren’t authorized to speak” and “demanded anonymity.”

Do you suspect he will have a tale to tell? I believe so. And I think the Trump administration wants to hear that tale.

We already know that Hillary Clinton, then Secretary of State, lied nakedly to the families of the four Americans killed in the Benghazi attack. It was caught on video.

Family member of the four slain Americans — U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens; U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith; and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, both former Navy SEALs — were not only lied to their faces by Hillary Clinton, they had their integrity questioned and ridiculed by Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Read the body language, the scorn, the arrogance, the utter contempt the positioning of Hillary Clinton illustrates. She believes this is so completely beneath her, that she answers to no one.

Hillary, as revealed by her emails to the Middle East and to her own daughter Chelsea, was fully cognizant that night of the fact that a video had nothing whatsoever to do with the Benghazi attack.

The 800-page report revealed that in the months leading up to the attack, there was worsening security in Libya, poor bureaucratic leadership and inadequate resources. The report showed Clinton and the State Department’s inadequacy to protect the Libyan diplomatic outpost. The report also revealed that the CIA missed the threat and wrote faulty intelligence after the attack.

Translated: Americans asked for more help but were rebuffed by Hillary and Obama because it failed to measure up to the meme of having “al Qaeda on the run.”

Clinton told a U.S. House committee that she was aware of the dangers in Libya but “there was no actionable intelligence” indicating a planned terrorist attack. The report showed that intelligence was available, but Clinton and her top aide, Patrick Kennedy, failed to realize the risk of a potential attack.

She then displayed this wretched contempt when under oath, as dismissive and insolent as a human can be. I utilize the word “human” rather loosely.

Hillary Clinton, the Demorats, Leftists and the American Media Maggots are oh-so-going to rue the day the decided to press the “Trump/Russia/collusion” meme. Bladed boomerang.

So yes, I will be quite very curious what the unnamed Muslim organizer of the Benghazi attack has to say. For all of those reasons and more.

BZ

 

What Mueller and Leftists will ignore

Because it serves their clear agenda.

Leaking grand jury information is a felony.

From TheGatewayPundit.com:

Trey Gowdy: Mueller Team ‘Violated the Law’ Leaking Charges in Trump-Russia Investigation

by Joshua Caplan

Congressman and House Oversight Committee chair Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told “Fox News Sunday,” that Mueller’s team broke the law by leaking news of upcoming charges to CNN. Gowdy warned Mueller about leaking details of the investigation to the press.

Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, the leader of the House’s top investigative committee, slammed special counsel Robert Mueller  on Sunday for allowing the news media to learn that he and his legal team now have charges in their Russia investigation.

“In the only conversation I’ve had with Robert Mueller, I stressed to him the importance of cutting out the leaks,” Gowdy, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s kind of ironic that the people charged with investigating the law and the violations of the law would violate the law.”

On Friday night, CNN reported that Mueller’s team has filed the first charges in the case with a federal grand jury.

“Make no mistake, disclosing grand jury material is a violation of the law. Somebody violated their oath of secrecy,” Gowdy, a South Carolina lawmaker and former federal prosecutor, also told Fox News on Sunday.

A concept to be completely ignored.

Let us not forget that Mueller sat on the CFIUS committee that approved the sale of 20% of US uranium reserves to Russia despite knowing Russia had bribed the Clintons for the illicit sale.

Simple as that. In both cases. And yet.  .  .

Will anyone be investigated? The situation? Indictments handed down?

Of course not. Don’t be silly.

Republicans don’t have the balls to object.

BZ