Front Page Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield, June 9, 2017:
While the media was pushing its Comey agenda, another hearing revealed something truly explosive about the White House and its relationship with an enemy state.
David Asher, who previously served as an adviser to Gen. John Allen at the Defense and State Departments, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday that top officials across several key law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the Obama administration “systematically disbanded” law enforcement activities targeting the terrorism financing operations of Iran, Hezbollah, and Venezuela in the lead-up to and during the nuclear negotiations with Tehran.
“Senior leadership, presiding, directing, and overseeing various sections [of these agencies] and portions of the U.S. intelligence community systematically disbanded any internal or external stakeholder action that threatened to derail the administration’s policy agenda focused on Iran,” he testified.
The United States squandered the chance “at a very low financial cost” to take apart Hezbollah’s finances, its global organization, and the Iran proxy’s ability to “readily terrorize us, victimize us, and run a criminal network through our shores, inside our banking systems—and in partnership with the world’s foremost drug cartels—target our state and society,” he said.
“We lost much of the altitude we had gained in our global effort, and many aspects including key personnel, who were reassigned, budgets that were slashed—many key elements of the investigations that were underway were undermined,” he said.
Were these merely efforts to avoid offending Iran. Or something more.
Recall that Obama Inc. was caught smuggling $400 million to Iran in foreign cash on an unmarked cargo plane.
The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward.
Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said.
This known set of payments amounted to $1.7 billion. It’s suspected that some of the money was passed to the IRGC. The Revolutionary Guards are Iran’s terror masters and currently being sanctioned. Obama had resisted such sanctions even during his time in the Senate.
The question is was Obama dismantling enforcement of Iran’s terror finance just as a diplomatic measure. Or to prevent detection and exposure of his own terror finance.
The problem is that we have not had a serious investigation of this, among many other crimes by Obama Inc and its allies, by law enforcement rather than by members of Congress. While the left pushes their election conspiracy theory, the administration needs to make all relevant documents public, particularly in Iran’s side deals, go over any laws that were broken or unethically bypassed and move to further action to hold those responsible, accountable.