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The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 09:30 AM
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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.


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8 years of work washed away due to a desire for a legacy at all costs.


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.





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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 09:46 AM
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OK, seriously, we knew how corrupt 44 was all along, it is just now that the MSM is covering them to try and save face.

Great reporting from Politico, though.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:03 AM
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Aiding in abetting terrorism, money laundering,and drug trafficking is grounds for Rico charges at lest? a reply to: theatreboy



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: RogueWaterC1

He wouldn't be the first President to do all those things.

Probably won't be the last.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:30 AM
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It real simple.

Obama is a cultural Marxist.

He views Israel and more importantly the USA as oppressors, and Hezbollah and Iran as the oppressed.

He felt that if only the evil USA would to apologize and appease groups like this and Isis that they would be great humanitarians.

And the sad part is this mindset seems to becoming more and more prevalent.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: RogueWaterC1
drug trafficking



Woah!


How Hezbollah turned to trafficking coc aine and laundering money through used cars to finance its expansion.
www.politico.com...

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 coc aine 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.


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.



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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:33 AM
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The CIA's Brennan described Hezbollah as 'interesting'.
Now that we know what he knew.... that is very interesting.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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How does one know who is Hamas, Hezbollah, Isis, and so on and so on....
The scarves?



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: Grambler
It real simple.

Obama is a cultural Marxist.

He views Israel and more importantly the USA as oppressors, and Hezbollah and Iran as the oppressed.


Maybe. Or he was just following the pattern:

The Ties That Bind The Bush & Clinton Crime Family's: The CIA's Global Drug & Jihad Empire

His way following it that is.




posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:38 AM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
How does one know who is Hamas, Hezbollah, Isis, and so on and so on....
The scarves?


**" SELF "** Identification.




posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:39 AM
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Anyone who is definitively proven to be part of this treasonous fifth column must hang.

Period.
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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: pavil

This probably explains our disengagement about Lebanon as well.

Obama's Middle East/Arab foreign policy was one big cluster uck.

We almost lost Egypt and destabilized Syria as the two biggest blunders. Way to go.....



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:07 AM
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a reply to: pavil

Ultimately US will need to disarm Iran prior conquering and subjugating it just like we do all the rest of the countries we target. Iraq and its WMD, Syria's chemical red line, North Koreas nuclear deterrent.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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Barrack HUSSEIN Obama...


Long lost cousins???





posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: pavil

Ultimately US will need to disarm Iran prior conquering and subjugating it just like we do all the rest of the countries we target. Iraq and its WMD, Syria's chemical red line, North Koreas nuclear deterrent.
Pretty much. In order for our Empire to continue its expanse and remain in power, we need to eliminate as many radicals as possible, doing so would insure our families future and generations afterwards.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: Arnie123

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: pavil

Ultimately US will need to disarm Iran prior conquering and subjugating it just like we do all the rest of the countries we target. Iraq and its WMD, Syria's chemical red line, North Koreas nuclear deterrent.
Pretty much. In order for our Empire to continue its expanse and remain in power, we need to eliminate as many radicals as possible, doing so would insure our families future and generations afterwards.

US meddling in foreign affairs has not made us any safer.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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Barbaric primitive imperialism is what creates the radicals to begin with.

Then there's te hypocrisy of calling ourselves a "civilization" while engaging in such, which does actually include the Iran situation which we've trolled them into their push for nuke weapons to begin with (to put it brazeningly lightly).

Which then leads to situations like this BS story here today.

And that above comment, where are Iraq's WMD? Oh, that's right, WE sold him half of all that 'for the sake of the empire'. Note we sold them to him so he could use them on Iran, at our behest, for them daring to Declare Independence from US.

Now quick lets buy some Chinese fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July.

And then act like we havent been trolling NK along these very same lines as well, all so the weapons contractors can be sure to keep the bomb mills running so that we can pat ourselves on the back for slaughtering millions of people per decade so that we can be stoked about being the last remaining "superpower" (Evil Empire).


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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

If I lived over there, I would have a scarf that is god identity, and just change with which ever oppressor was in charge today. And cut my hair and cinch my non mentionable.
I can’t believe we are still there playing these ancient religious death games.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 12:14 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: Arnie123

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: pavil

Ultimately US will need to disarm Iran prior conquering and subjugating it just like we do all the rest of the countries we target. Iraq and its WMD, Syria's chemical red line, North Koreas nuclear deterrent.
Pretty much. In order for our Empire to continue its expanse and remain in power, we need to eliminate as many radicals as possible, doing so would insure our families future and generations afterwards.

US meddling in foreign affairs has not made us any safer.


I'd have to agree with that for the most part. We are the sole policeman of the world unfortunately. Sometimes we should act and other times we should not have.

Now with the Nuclear proliferation genie out of the bottle once again, it is imperative the world works together to get countries back into the NPT.

If we don't, sooner or later there will be either a war to disarm or Launch of nuclear weapons or worse, an exchange of nuclear weapons. Neither of those are something I look forward to.

If the UN is worth anything....now is the time for them to prove their worth.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

I am curious as to why you find the story BS ? For Politico it was very well sourced and well written. I don't hear anyone as of yet challenging the points put forth as fact.

The administration made a call...in my opinion a very bad one as some bad people could have been put away or at least stopped. If some of the individuals had been caught by their own they would be facing the death penalty if they held them to the same standards they subject their other citizens.

Aside from the arguments of minding our own business as far as other countries which I agree with, this was stopping corrupt individuals from importing drugs into our own cities and it would appear that a former President allowed it instead.



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