Background on John Brennan and the CIA

May 27, 2018 |

My recent commentary on John Brennan and the CIA’s likely role in using an “informant” (spy) to infiltrate the Trump campaign sparked a note from newsletter subscriber Jill B. of Texas reminding me of a story that came out last year in POLITICO. Since that time, of course, it has gone to the Land Where Anti-Obama Stories Go To Die, but this remarkable piece exposes in extreme detail the thwarting of the DEA’s “Project Cassandra” during the time surrounding the Iran nuclear deal. These dedicated agents had spent years unlocking the secrets of Hezbollah’s funding as it morphed from a regional paramilitary organization into a sophisticated organized-crime/terrorist power spreading its tentacles across the globe, with much of its muscle concentrated in Latin America.

(Side note to FBI/CIA: THIS is the kind of thing spies should be used for.)

Anyway, perhaps you remember the story; Hezbollah was laundering massive amounts of money through international sales of used cars. The billions of dollars generated by Hezbollah’s commerce in cocaine, IEDs, chemical weapons and other deadly commodities helped to arm jihadis who killed and mangled American soldiers, something to remember if you decide to take a little time over this Memorial Day weekend and read the whole sorry account.

Many agents who spoke for this report said they were sure negotiations for the Iran deal sabotaged their ability to bring the charges they’d labored for years to make stick. Getting that awful deal was more important to the White House than stopping what was growing into a huge international terrorist power. These agents believe –- “will believe to the death,” one source said –- that the case they built was deliberately dismantled because of an interdepartmental turf war over Iran.

Then-CIA Director John Brennan had expressed publicly –- the story quotes him from 2010, when he was Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism –- that it was good to build up the Hezbollah “moderates.” Hezbollah moderates; now there’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. Anyone who believes in courting Hezbollah moderates is just a moron, period. But Project Cassandra participants said for this story that “the administration’s willingness to envision a new role for Hezbollah in the Middle East, combined with its desire for a negotiated settlement in Iran’s nuclear program, translated into a reluctance to move aggressively against the top Hezbollah operatives.”

John Brennan refused to comment on anything related to his work at the CIA.


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According to one DEA agent working in the Mideast, his operations were shut down repeatedly over political sensitivities. He said that when Iranian negotiators complained about their covert operations against Hezbollah in Lebanon, the White House got the CIA to declare a moratorium. “During the operations, early on, they [the Iranians] said, ‘Listen, we need you to lay off Hezbollah, to tamp down the pressure on them,’ and the Obama administration acquiesced to that request,” he said, adding, “It was a strategic agreement to show good faith toward the Iranians in terms of reaching an agreement. The Obama team really, really, really wanted the deal.”

No wonder John Brennan despises President Trump with such a white-hot hate. Brennan and Obama were working hand-in-hand to appease both Iran and Hezbollah and get that mistake-of-a-deal done at any cost. Trump, thankfully, sees those leaders for what they are and refuses to be a chump. Still, it appears to be too late to revive Project Cassandra, which was hit by the bureaucratic equivalent of a roadside bomb.

https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/obama-hezbollah-drug-trafficking-investigation/

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  • Joy Shepherd

    05/31/2018 07:11 AM

    It’s a sad state of affairs our country finds itself in. It’s hard to believe we would have a President and political party leaders betray their own country by taking down years of work done by our agents at great risks to their lives to make a deal with one of the most dangerous threats to the Middle East, Iran and Hezbollah. All who die or are persecuted by Iran and Hezbollah are victims of Obama and his people who orchestrated that deal. No telling how many other huge impacts Obama had on setting us back for keeping America a nation founded on freedom for all (which nation also corrected itself for the abhorrent acceptance of slaves, which was also practiced in Europe, Africa, and most other places in the world). One thing for sure Obama opened the door for racism going both ways, disrespect for all law enforcement, patriots, military, Christian values, mockery of those who base their faith and belief in God’s Word, the Bible (Christians), and is committing treason now by continuing to be a puppet for “Deep State” which is carrying out the playbook for a new America (Soros, Farrakhan, Ayers, Clinton, Jeremiah Wright-on and on). His associations say it all. And yes, illegal immigrants is another tool in their playbook.

  • Dee Drost

    05/28/2018 05:04 PM

    Just read this article, made me sick! I truly believe Obama is on his father's mission. Blinded by hate my prayer is that God intervenes in all the wrong that was done! There is only one God, it's not the Dems.. or Rep..when your against the good in our Nation your against God. Obama and Biden's secrets are being exposed. God Won guess they didn't get that memo, or did they avoid it? Praying for all involved. Praying for Trump and Pence to keep their eyes on Jesus and hearts open to be guided by God in all things. Praying they read the memos from Heaven! They were all downloaded when Obama and Biden made a deal with the devils pawns. .MAGA!

  • Dee Drost

    05/28/2018 03:50 PM

    Just read this article, made me sick! I truly believe Obama is on his father's mission. Blinded by hate my prayer is that God intervenes in all the wrong that was done! There is only one God, it's not the Dems.. or Rep..when your against the good in our Nation your against God. Obama and Biden's secrets are being exposed. God Won guess they didn't get that memo, or did they avoid it? Praying for all involved. Praying for Trump and Pence to keep their eyes on Jesus and hearts open to be guided by God in all things. Praying they read the memos from Heaven! They were all downloaded when Obama and Biden made a deal with the devils pawns. .MAGA!

  • Rhonda Lingerfelt

    05/27/2018 06:01 PM

    I feel we will never see anyone held responsible for any of these bad deeds by Obama administration.

  • Reacherfan Marmot

    05/27/2018 05:17 PM

    You know, I'd almost forgotten Project Cassandra. It got little play in the media. What you say makes sense and I recall speculating on it at the time. Thanks for reminding me!

  • Pamela Caves

    05/27/2018 10:48 AM

    I really think Obama and his administration's goal was to destroy America, our morals and Christianity. Think about it. Our country made a major downside during his 8 years. He spent his Sundays in a church that cursed America before becoming president. He ruled with executive orders. His goal was to destroy our way of life. He wouldn't go into a church unless Christ was covered up or removed. You know satan must raise up an antichrist every season to be prepared for God's return. Satan has to be ready for even he doesn't know God's coming. It makes sense!