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The Coach’s Team (TCT) offers the best in conservative essays along with articles taken from various internet sites. The victory of Donald Trump has provided a God-sent opportunity to reverse the years of willful damage done our nation by Barack Hussein Obama.
It should not surprise or shock
anyone that President Barack Hussein Obama has been revealed to have derailed
the investigation and prosecution of Iran’s terrorist sock puppet, Hezb’allah,
and its drug-running operation in order to complete the fatally flawed Iran
nuclear deal. Obama gave aid and comfort to terrorist groups and their state
sponsors from the day he was sworn in, to the point of actual criminality.
Consider the case of Bowe Bergdahl,
the deserter who left his post and his comrades in an Afghanistan combat zone
to “find himself” and also to find the Taliban. Former U.N. ambassador and
National Security Adviser Susan Rice, propagator of the Benghazi video lie,
laughably said on the same talk show circuit that Bowe Bergdahl had “served
with distinction.” This was the administration view of the man for whom
Obama would trade key Taliban leaders in our custody.
Bergdahl and Obama-Twin Traitors
President Obama welcomed and
commiserated with Bowe Bergdahl’s parents in the Rose Garden on
May 31, 2014. It would be stretching credulity to beyond the breaking point
to believe President Obama did not know when it
was announced we were trading five top Taliban commanders, soon to be free
to return to the terrorist battlefield, for Bergdahl.
Even if Bergdahl was not a deserter,
the trade would have been a bad deal. AsInvestor’s
Business Daily noted in an editorial charging “Obama Gave Material
Assistance To Our Taliban Enemy,” President Obama committed a federal crime by
trading Taliban leaders for Bergdahl:
As former congressman
and Afghanistan veteran Allen West points out, President Obama signed into law
only months ago the National Defense Authorization Act, which makes it a crime
to offer or provide any material support to terrorist groups. It makes no
exception as to who and under which circumstances.
The Taliban is
considered a non-state terrorist group to which Obama has returned five of the
worst terrorists held at Guantanamo. They are not foot soldiers and this
exchange was not at the end of a war, when prisoner swaps often happen. They
are four-star general equivalents who will return to the battlefield to target
and kill Americans again. If that's not material assistance, what is?...
Bergdahl and Chum
"We have a federal
statute which makes it a felony to provide material assistance to any terrorist
organization," said Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano in support
of West's opinion. "It could be money, maps, professional services, any
asset whatsoever, include human assets."
That Obama would endanger American
security for a dubious photo-op and help empty a Guantanamo Bay terrorist
detention facility he had pledged to close is beyond the pale. But then so is
going to bed to rest up for a Las Vegas fundraiser the night four Americans
were killed in Benghazi, including a U.S. ambassador, Christopher Stevens.
Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Susan Rice couldn’t bring themselves to blame the
terrorist groups that attacked in Benghazi, including Ansar al-Sharia, or even
to utter the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism.” They preferred to spread the
lie that a video was responsible, a lie
they repeated on national TV, before the United Nations and to the parents
of the Benghazi dead before their sons’ caskets:
Last Thursday, Judicial
Watch issued a press release announcing that on Feb. 11 it had "uncovered
documents from the U.S. Department of State revealing that top aides for then-Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton, including her then-chief of staff Cheryl Mills, knew
from the onset that the Benghazi mission compound was under attack by armed
assailants tied to a terrorist group."
The documents, obtained
by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, make no mention
of a reaction to an Internet video.
Obama's victims in Benghazi
But they do contain references to an
attack for which the al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia had
taken credit, information available to the State Department before it released
the statement implicating a video.
President Obama and his
administration precipitously withdrew from Iraq, snatching defeat from
President Bush’s victory, and then ignored intelligence warnings on the rise of
ISIS for a year: Obama once told CNN that the rise and expansion of the Islamic
State was “not on my intelligence radar” As the Washington
admitted to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, in a TV special "The Legacy of Barack
Obama," that his administration underestimated the Islamic State terrorist
"The ability of
ISIL to not just mass inside of Syria, but then to initiate major land
offensives that took Mosul, for example, that was not on my intelligence radar
screen," Obama said in a pre-taped interview that aired Wednesday evening.
Well, in order to see something on your
radar, you actually have to look at it, and the fact is that President Obama
from the start ignored his daily intelligence briefings, including the ones
about ISIS that he ignored for a year. The fact is that President Obama, who
famously dismissed ISIS as a “JV team,” ignored the intelligence reports of the
rise of the Islamic State and the danger it posed. As Investor’s
Business Daily editorialized, Obama’s later promise to “degrade and
destroy” ISIS was an empty threat by a President who could have destroyed ISIS
in the cradle but didn’t:
Degrade? Degrading has
been the foreign policy of a president who recently said that he didn't have a
strategy yet for dealing with the Islamic State's butchery after watching it
train and prepare for a year in its Syrian base before its "sudden"
expansion into Iraq.
A former Pentagon
official told Fox News that Obama received specific intelligence in daily
briefings about the Islamic State's rise. The information was said to be
"granular" in detail, laying out IS' intentions and capabilities for
at least a year before it seized big chunks of Iraqi territory and started
Obama's indifference to
the briefings was an issue during the 2012 campaign, when former George W. Bush
speechwriter Marc Thiessen observed that Obama personally attended only 44% of
them. Obama's perceived lack of interest in a terror war, which he claimed was
won prior to the Benghazi attack, mirrors his reported lack of interest in the
rise of the Islamic State.
So with Obama’s turning a blind eye
to the terrorist threats posed by the Taliban, Ansar Al-Sharia, and ISIS, even
offering material aid and comfort to the Taliban, should we be surprised that
he flew pallets containing
$1.7 billion in cash to Iran, cash used to fund terrorist groups like
Hizb’allah whose drug-running he excused and ignored?
Just as he was an accomplice to
gunrunning in Operation Fast and Furious, which got Border Patrol Agent Brian
Terry and many others killed, now we know Pressident Obama was so intent on
getting any kind of nuclear deal with the state sponsor of terror known as Iran
that he was willing
to derail efforts that were about to shut down Hizb’allah’s drug running
activities inside the United States:
In order to keep the
Iran nuclear deal on track, Obama gave a free pass to Hezbollah’s
drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations, including crimes unfolding
inside the United States, Politico reported.
A Drug Enforcement
Administration campaign, “Project Cassandra,” was launched to target the
Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah’s illicit networks, tracing the actions
“to the innermost circle of Hizb’allah and its state sponsors in Iran,”
according to the online political news outlet…
David Asher, a Defense
Department illicit finance analyst who helped establish and oversee Project
Cassandra, said the Obama White House “ripped apart” their efforts.
“This was a policy decision,
it was a systematic decision,” Asher said. “They serially ripped apart this
entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from
the top down.”
The closer Obama got to
cementing the Iran nuclear deal, Asher said, the more difficult it was to
conduct their investigation into Hezbollah activities.
Obama shut down the opportunity
to end Hizb’allah’s drug trafficking operation, putting the lives of American
youth at risk, in order to cement his legacy in the fatally flawed Iran nuclear
Josh Meyer detailed in Politico:
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 Hizbollah’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.
Coupled with his material aid and
comfort to the Taliban, Obama’s obstruction of justice in shutting down
Hizb’allah’s drug-running operation and failing to prosecute those running it
constitutes crimes against the United States worthy of investigation,
prosecution, and, yes, incarceration.