Report: Obama “Systematically Disbanded” U. S. Terror Investigations To Protect Iran Deal
Obama puts his “legacy” over national security
Just when you thought Obama’s disastrous Iran deal couldn’t get any worse, we learn that in order to protect the bad deal, Obama systematically disbanded units investigating Iran’s terror-funding networks. Not only that, but he also disbanded units investigating the state funding of terrorists by Syria and Venezuela.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
The Obama administration “systematically disbanded” law enforcement investigative units across the federal government focused on disrupting Iranian, Syrian, and Venezuelan terrorism financing networks out of concern the work could cause friction with Iranian officials and scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran, according to a former U.S. official who spent decades dismantling terrorist financial networks.
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.
Under oath, Asher attributed the dismantling of terror investigations to the Iran deal that Obama was determined to reach . . . at any cost.
'Zeal for the deal' drove Obama admin to turn blind eye to Iranian terror financing, @susancrabtree reports https://t.co/r7zbokDrVM pic.twitter.com/d0CJWjxo86
— Matthew Continetti (@continetti) June 9, 2017
The Washington Free Beacon continues:
[Asher] attributed the motivation for decisions to dismantle the investigative units to “concerns about interfering with the Iran deal,” a reference to the nuclear deal forged between the U.S., five other world powers, and Iran during the final years of the Obama administration.
As a result, “several top cops” retired and the U.S. government lost their years of expertise.
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.
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hold the presses…. you didn’t mention that the NYCrimes & ComeyNewsNetwork broke this cover-up…
Doing the job American networks won’t do.
But but but…. The BBC thought they were giving Obama another one of their warm, loving tongue baths…..
B. Hussein Obama. Red Democrat traitor. Biden knew it too.
All part of his Master Plan to Fundamentally Change America. The bastard did it too, and not in any good way!
And your point is … ?
Obama is a corrupt red commie muslim brotherhood terrorist supporter.
That’ll do for a starter.
The men will be along any second now. Aaaaaaaany second!!
Not surprised he did this, his ego would demand no less. Not gonna hold my breath expecting him to face serious consequences for it though.
I’m still shocked that Barry hasn’t claimed he was the 1st Woman President…….
The United States squandered the chance “at a very low financial cost”
Color me skeptical about that part. The government doesn’t do anything at very low financial cost.
Mr Obama sold out the free world for $60 million memoir.
Joe Biden is really orange in that picture. But serioulsy obama has refreshed Americas greatest enemy. My hate for Iran started in 83 when they blew up the 1/8 Blt building in Beirut. We owe them a dirty nuke.
Fallout spreads to places we wouldn’t really want it to go. How about a bevy of MOAB’s delivered by stealth bombers? Their Islamic Consultative Assembly would make a fine ground zero!
MOABs too big for stealth bombers. Sad!
Properly fused air burst B61s can do the damage yet minimize (but not eliminate) fallout.
damn it!!!! OK, OK how about EMP’ing the shit out of them and put them back to the 1400’s and then use low yield nukes to make certain targets glass? Heck we can even load them in trucks and drop them from high altitude with a delay fuse. No matter what the Democrats say Iran is the most dangerous threat.
The sound of silence.
The Obama Administrations are very likely the MOST scandal ridden Presidential administrations in the history of this country. And, no one wants to know about it. Not the press. Not the Congress. And certainly not the Progressive Establishment. So, there will simply be MORE deafening silence on this. This is HUUUGGGEE. Much bigger than any conversation that Trump had with Comey.
Note that Venezuelan terrorist funding was also mentioned.
No matter how bad it gets in Venezuela, the MSM shills for Obama’s friends.
It is hard to look at this any other way, This narcissists was more interested in his legacy than he was in doing the right thing for America. Then again, why would Barry worry about such trivialities given his documented hatred for his own country.