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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Anything for that Iran deal: How Obama threw national security (and troops' lives) out the window
In a major
story that came and went, President Obama shut down a major drug
operation run by Hezb'allah because he didn't
want to upset Iran's mullahs and endanger his Iran
deal. Seems the Iran deal was considerably more important to his
"legacy" than any concern about drug-dealing, the opioid epidemic, or
just the idea of putting terrorists who finance themselves through the global
drug trade out of business.
Most corrupt president in the history of the U.S.
did the story about how Obama shut down Project Cassandra, so it should
have gotten attention, yet it didn't. The whole thing recalls
something security expert Rachel Ehrenfeld memorably told me in the wake of
9-11 many years ago: "All terrorism is
narco-terrorism." For Obama, all national security was about
protecting his "legacy."
Turns out that wasn't
the only drug operation Obama shut down.
investigative reporter, Josh Meyer, has uncovered another load of mischief
around drugs and "legacy"-making from Team Obama. Turns
out the Obama administration shut down a similar operation targeted at the
Taliban, not as directly as he did the Hezb'allah drug-dealing operation, but
through failing to issue permissions and permits, effectively killing it off in
the same passive-aggressive way Obama's IRS minions killed off the Tea
Party. A full plan, called Operation Reciprocity, was in place to
shut down the Taliban, same way President Bush and President Alvaro Uribe of
Colombia shut down the FARC Marxist narco-terrorists, yet nothing came of it,
because of Obama.
Meyer's reporting on
Project Cassandra and Operation Reciprocity should be headlines on the front
page of every major media publication.
But these reports of
Obama administration malfeasance and neglect are ignored because they are
inconvenient in a media environment focused exclusively on demonizing Trump.
Was that about the
Iran deal, too? Did he fail to shut down the Taliban to protect
Iranian elements? I think it's a possibility, given the mullahs' and
their revolutionary guards' known involvement in the drug trade. Anything
to please the mullahs? Or did he have a soft spot for the
Taliban? That remains to be learned.
Iran's President Khameini
But what is obvious
is that as a result of this Obama administration malfeasance, Obama extended
the Afghanistan war. U.S. troops are still sacrificing and mopping up in the
Afghan hellhole. Failing to cut off the Taliban's drug money has not
only contributed to the opioid epidemic and assorted terrorist operations
possibly linked to Iran here and elsewhere (here's a recent
one), but also delayed our troops' execution of victory. Seems
it's been not just left-wing lawyers at the Pentagon worried about bombings of
Taliban wedding parties that have tied American troops' hands behind their
backs; it's also been the failure to cut off the war financing, meaning the
drugs. Just a day or two ago, American troops blew out a leading
ISIS nest in Afghanistan, and you can bet that was financed, at least
indirectly, by the drug trade Obama failed to shut down. That too
didn't make much news, but it was significant. Our troops are still
stuck there trying to hose that place out.
It really says
something that Obama dragged the war out, while claiming to be antiwar, yet
refused to supply the money-cutoff tools to make a victory
possible. He was fine with leaving without victory and making our
military suffer. What we are seeing now are swift victories, because
President Trump has no such compunction about sweeping terrorists to Hell and
doesn't prioritize the Iran deal for anyone, especially not the burden it
brings to U.S. troops. What's vivid here is that Trump is allowing
our troops to win. Maybe that has something to do with how he has no
specific and delicate interest in preserving some hideous "legacy."