Another day has passed since the Trump administration decided to encourage Iran to send their Number Two home in box in coach.

The Democrats have not lightened up, in fact, Democratic Primary Candidates have walked back their condemnations of Soleimani and doubled down on their condemnation of Trump.

So, I am going to double down on why turning Soleimani in chum was a damn good idea.

Here is a little bit of Obama legacy that needs to get talked about right now, but won’t.

Obama ‘blocked’ Hezbollah drugs trafficking investigation to secure Iran nuclear deal

That is an interesting headline.  Hezbollah is a Lebanese terrorist group turned quasi-political entity formed in 1985 to fight Israel.

Why should Hezbollah have anything to do with the Iran deal?  Lebanon is 900 miles from Iran.

It’s because Hezbollah is backed almost entirely by Iran, serving as Iran’s anti-Israel proxies in the region.

So what drug trafficking are we talking about?

The former US president’s team was said to have put “roadblocks” in place to slow the investigation amid fears it would undermine negotiations with the regime.

The allegations are linked to Project Cassandra, a campaign launched in 2008 by the Drug Enforcement Administration against Hezbollah.

It was said to have detailed how the Iranian-backed terror group morphed from a political and military organisation into an “international crime syndicate”.

In particular agents were said to be investigating an alleged $1 billion-a-year funding stream from drugs, weapons trafficking, money laundering and other crimes.

Interviews with dozens of people linked to the case revealed concerns that the allegations were not pursued as robustly as deserved for political reasons, according to Politico.

David Asher, who helped establish Project Cassandra, is quoted as saying: “This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision.

“They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.”

How bad could that be?


The Islamist militant group Hezbollah exploded into a major cocaine trafficker for the United States over the past decade—and it happened under former President Barack Obama’s watch to help score a nuclear deal with Iran, a report revealed Monday.

Project Cassandra, a campaign launched by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2008, found that the Iran-backed military and political organization collected $1 billion a year from money laundering, criminal activities, and drug and weapons trade, according to Politico. Over the following eight years, the agency found that Hezbollah was involved in cocaine shipments from Latin America to West Africa, as well as through Venezuela and Mexico to the United States.

The Obama administration halted Project Cassandra as it was approaching the upper echelons of Hezbollah’s conspiracy in order to seal a nuclear deal with Iran, even though Hezbollah was still funneling cocaine into America.

Let me see if I get this right.

The sitting United States President allowed an Iranian backed Lebanese terrorist group to sell cocaine in the United States, by way of Mexico – presumably with the help of the cartels – to raise money to attack Israel, so that Iran would sign a deal that only delayed their development of a nuclear weapon until Obama was out of office long enough not to get the blame for a nuclear Iran.

That’s pretty fucking awful.  For all those who said what Trump did in Ukraine was treason, what do you call this fuckery by Obama?

So why am I bringing up Hezbollah?

Well, Iran has provided advanced weapons to Hezbollah.  They have used longer-range missiles against Israel that can get around the Iron Dome batteries and have given the EFPs I wrote about yesterday to terrorist forces in Syria to kill US and allied troops there.

This is an article published on October 19, 2019.

What the U.S. Can Learn From Iranian Warfare
The Iranian approach to proxy warfare offers a surprising lesson.

Seriously, that is The Atlantic for you.

In July 2006 in south Beirut, Qassem Soleimani was facing death. In a rare interview published earlier this month, the shadowy commander of Iran’s Qods Force, the elite paramilitary arm of the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, revealed for the first time that he was in Lebanon during the 33-day war between Israel and Hezbollah to direct Iran’s support to its decades-long Shia proxy-turned-ally in Lebanon. Soleimani recounted a harrowing (aren’t they all) escape from swarming Israeli drones, targeting him and Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah. As the Israeli campaign intensified, Soleimani shuttled between Lebanon and Iran to relay battlefield updates to Tehran and rally support to the group. Asked if anyone in Tehran questioned Iran’s commitment to Hezbollah at the risk of a direct war with Israel, particularly if the commander of the vaunted Qods Force was killed, Soleimani said “No one hesitated,” starting with the supreme leader.

Those motherfuckers are lionizing Soleimani 14 months before his death for being a brave, hands-on general in support of terrorists fighting a war against Israel.

Seriously, this is a fucking sentence The Atlantic published.

As backers of butcherous regimes, perpetrators of wars, and oppressors of its own people, about 99 percent of what the Iranian Qods Force does, the United States should never emulate. But the Iranian approach to proxy warfare and how they cultivate binding partnerships with local actors offers lessons the United States can learn from.

So we know, from a very Leftist source, that Soleimani had a very tight relationship with Hezbollah.

From the middle of last year:

Hezbollah Isn’t Just in Beirut. It’s in New York, Too.
The trial of a senior operative reveals the extent of the terrorist organization’s reach in the United States and Canada.

In recent years, Hezbollah has stepped up its activities beyond Lebanon’s borders. This uptick has been clearest in the Middle East—in Iraq, Yemen, and especially Syria—but plots have also been thwarted in South America, Asia, Europe, and now, possibly, the United States.

Reports of Hezbollah activity in North America are not new, though such reporting tends to focus on the group’s fundraising, money laundering, procurement, or other logistical activities from Vancouver to Miami. But last month, the criminal prosecution and conviction in New York of the Hezbollah operative Ali Kourani revealed disturbing new information about the extent of Hezbollah’s operations and activities in the United States and Canada.

Taken together, the arrests in 2017 of Kourani and another Hezbollah operative, Samer el-Debek, led the U.S. intelligence community to revisit its longstanding assessment that Hezbollah would be unlikely to attack the U.S. homeland unless the group perceived Washington to be taking action threatening its existence or that of its patron—Iran. Following Kourani and Debek’s arrests, the director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center said in October 2017, “It’s our assessment that Hezbollah is determined to give itself a potential homeland option as a critical component of its terrorism playbook.”

So the potential exists to have Hezbollah attack in the USA.

We know that Hezbollah has used EFP and other advanced Iranian weapons in the Middle East.

We know that Hezbollah has been smuggling drugs and contraband into the US.

If they can get drugs into the US they can get EFPs and surface-to-air missiles into the US.

Now consider what would happen if Hezbollah camped outside a US airport and shot down a 747 at takeoff or landing.  It would shut down all commercial aviation in the US.

What would happen if they mined a highway in a major US city?  They could grind ground transportation in our metropolitan areas to a halt.

They have weapons that defeated some of the best equipment our military had.  Police bomb squads are not likely to be up to the task of handling that threat.

This is from the Daily Mail:

‘We are at a state of war’: NYC mayor’s Iran warning as Homeland Security braces for attacks on U.S. soil – and sleeper terror cells could already be here

The story being told in the media is that if terrorism happens, it’s our fault for antagonizing Hezbollah.

This is an ass-backward way of looking at it.  Not attacking Iran because they have placed sleeper cells in the US is allowing Iran to hold the US hostage.

Killing Soleimani accomplished ending an Iranian general who has been very hands-on in support of training, arming, and planning missions for Hezbollah.

Trump took a critical step in severing the line of support between Iran and potential Hezbollah US sleeper cells.

Sleeper cells that came into the US carrying drugs that the Obama administration let in to appease Iran.

Considering all of this, it seems even more clear that the killing of Soleimani was a step to prevent terrorism directly against the US.


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