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Thursday, May 23, 2019

President Trump Just Destroyed Barack Obama’s Policies of Appeasing Iranian and Venezuelan Regimes

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The Iranian and Venezuelan regimes are falling apart thanks to President Trump opposing and destroying former President Obama’s policies of appeasing regime leaders around the globe.

Far left Politico released a one-off report in 2017 that uncovered actions by the Obama administration to appease the Iranian and Venezuelan regimes –

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.

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 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.

They followed cocaine shipments, tracked a river of dirty cash, and traced what they believed to be 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. 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 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.

Politico released the below map that showed the scheme between Iran and Venezuela to push drugs and human trafficking throughout the world.

Obama so desperately wanted the Iran deal that he shut down this criminal scheme between the Iranian regime, its terrorist organization Hezbollah and the Venezuelan regime led by crook Maduro.

Obama did all he could to support terrorists, criminal regimes and despots but today President Trump is doing all he can to destroy these evil entities.

Tonight the Maduro regime in Venezuela is being asked to leave by its own people.  It’s killing its own people and pushing socialist ideas while its people are eating from garbage cans to stay alive –

Also today Iran’s economy is imploding no thanks to President Obama.  Obama by ignoring Project Cassandra allowed millions to go to terrorists while allowing tons of cocaine to be smuggled into the US  –

FOX News reports that the Iran economy is collapsing –

Iran’s economy is on the brink thanks to the Trump administration’s sanctions, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Iran is in a deep recession, with inflation at roughly 40 percent, the organization said, marking the highest such level since 1980.

The crisis is intensifying a chasm between President Hassan Rouhani’s allies and those who oppose diplomatic exchanges with the U.S. government, the Financial Times noted.

And Iran’s problems are expected only to worsen once President Trump’s promised sanctions on the leading buyers of the Islamic Republic’s oil take effect. They include Japan, South Korea, Turkey, India and China.

Its refreshing to have a President that stands for justice instead of tyranny, drug running and human trafficking like the former failed person in the Oval Office.

 

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