Former Defense Analyst Says Obama Blocked a Hezbollah Takedown To Bolster the Iran Deal

ola olugbemi | December 18, 2017
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Remember that one time when our former President Barack Obama gave $400 million to Iran and the Left claimed it wasn’t a ransom? Well, Defense Department illicit finance analyst David Asher just shared a few striking details with Politico that bring the possibility of a ransom back into question, and expose some of the Obama administration’s more shady practices.

Specifically, the Washington Examiner reported  that the Obama admin. secretly derailed Drug Enforcement Administration efforts to track the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah’s trafficking of drugs and weapons.

The DEA launched their initiative, “Project Cassandra,” in 2008 and began tracking Hezbollah’s criminal activity, much of which happened on American soil.

However, the Obama administration hindered the DEA’s operations as the Iran Nuclear Deal became a greater possibility.

In response to the administration's decision to deny DEA requests for prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, Asher wrote:

This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision. They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.

The Washington Examiner also reported that Project Cassandra efforts included chasing down one of the world’s biggest cocaine traffickers who was also a top supplier of of conventional and chemical weapons used by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against his own people.

Here’s where the story pokes holes in the Left’s “No ransom to see here” narrative: Former Obama admin. officials denied that Project Cassandra was derailed for political reasons, while at the same time admitted that they nixed the project to improve relations with Iran, stall their nuclear weapons program, and oh yeah, free four American prisoners held in their country.

I'm no foreign policy expert, but letting the bad guys get away with bad things by paying them money in exchange for our own people sounds like ransom to me.

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