Connect with us

Politics

Congress Demanding DOJ Turn Over Evidence Linked To Obama-Hezbollah Drug Trafficking Scandal

Published

on

(Via ZeroHedge)

Congress has demanded that the Department of Justice turn over all documents related to a disturbing report from POLITICO that the Obama administration quashed a massive DEA investigation into a $200 million per month drug trafficking and money laundering scheme on U.S. soil which was directly funding Hezbollah’s various terror campaigns around the world.

“Add this to the long list of concessions the Obama administration made in pursuit of the nuclear agreement with Iran,” said the source, who was not authorized to speak on the record about the matter. “The difference here is that this wasn’t just bad policy—it was potentially criminal. Congress absolutely has a responsibility to get to the bottom of this.”

The letter follows a commitment made by congressional leaders to open an investigation into the explosive claims of what is being described as a “potentially criminal” enterprise described to the Free Beacon by a congressional source as an offshoot of Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran which saw $1.7 billion dollars of euros, Swiss francs and other currencies shipped directly to Tehran on wooden pallets.

In early 2016, French police smashed a Hezbollah cell accused of trafficking cocaine for one of the world’s most ruthless drug cartels in order to fund the militant group’s operations in Syria. The Telegraph reported at the time:

The agents, arrested in France, allegedly masterminded a massive global drug ring which raised millions of dollars to arm Hizbollah gunmen fighting for Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, in Syria. Two years ago, one of the outfit’s sicarios, or hitmen, was arrested in Spain on suspicion of having ordered up to 400 murders worldwide. The Hizbollah agents detained by French police include alleged leaders of the group’s European cell, including 45-year-old businessman Mohamad Noureddine. The DEA, which has classified him as a “specially-designated global terrorist”, accuses him of being a Lebanese money launderer for Hizbollah’s financial arm.

A DEA statement said: “These proceeds are used to purchase weapons for Hizbollah for its activities in Syria. This ongoing investigation…once again highlights the dangerous global nexus between drug trafficking and terrorism.”

Despite the active and ongoing DEA investigations into Hezbollah’s global operations, the Obama administration “threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way” according to Politico.

In a Thursday letter from Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, Congress demanded all communications and documents related to the DEA’s “Project Cassandra” campaign which targeted “a global Hizbollah network responsible for the movement of large quantities of cocaine in the United States and Europe,” along with information on operations “Titan” and “Perseus,” as well as the Lebanese Canadian Bank, The Iran-Hezbollah Super Facilitator Initiative, and several named individuals.

Also sought are “all documents and communications referring or relating to the potential designation of Hezbollah as a Transnational Criminal Organization,” along with “all documents referring or relating to efforts to prosecute targets related to Hezbolah” via the RICO act.

“We have a responsibility to evaluate whether these allegations are true, and if so, did the administration undermine U.S. law enforcement and compromise U.S. national security,” the lawmakers wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Sessions.

As the Free Beacon reported yesterday:

U.S. drug enforcement agents who spoke to Politico about the matter accused the Obama administration of intentionally derailing an investigation into Hezbollah’s drug trafficking and money laundering efforts that began in 2008 under the Bush administration.

The investigation centered on Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militants who allegedly participated in the illicit drug network, which was subject to U.S. wiretaps and undercover operations.

Hezbollah is believed to have been laundering at least $200 million a month just in the United States, according to the report.

When U.S. authorities were ready to make the case against Hezbollah’s most senior leadership, Obama administration officials allegedly “threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way,” according inside sources who spoke to Politico about the situation

The Obama-led effort to block the investigation was “a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” one source said. “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.”

As we reported yesterday, Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL), a chief national security voice in the House who fought against the nuclear accord, mimicked the views of DeSantis saying that Congress must investigate the Obama administration’s actions and work to increase pressure on Hezbollah.

“The report alleging the Obama Administration turned a blind eye and allowed Hezbollah to pump drugs into the United States to fund its terror campaigns in the Middle East is not surprising,” Roskam said. “Hampering the DEA’s investigation of Hezbollah would be emblematic of the previous administration’s fixation to strike a nuclear accord with Iran at any costs.”

“This blind eye imperiled our efforts to combat Iran and its proxies’ malign behavior and left us with a cash-flush Iran on the warpath across the Middle East with a nuclear program legitimized by the JCPOA,” Roskam said, using the acronym for the nuclear deal’s official name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. “Congress needs to investigate this report and do what the Obama Administration refused to do, severely increase pressure on Hezbollah and hold the terrorist group, and its benefactor Iran, accountable for their crimes.”

Congress is especially interested to learn whether key Obama Administration officials, such as National Security Council staffer Ben Rhodes, were involved in quashing the DEA investigation in an effort to preserve diplomatic relations with Iran surrounding the nuclear deal. U.S. DEA agents who spoke to POLITICO accused the Obama administration into derailing an investigation launched during the Bush administration into drug trafficking and money laundering by Hezbollah. The derailed DEA investigation centered on Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militants, which used wiretaps and undercover operations to gather evidence.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Culture

[Video] Founder of #WalkAway, [Exclusive] “Minorities: Democrats have taken your personal power away”

Published

on

Sunday, a man who has started a firestorm of a movement spoke with Populist Wire about his activism and goals for the future of his message.

“I am a gay man. After my first video, I got a lot of messages from people looking for support to leave from their groups.  Five-ten  years ago I would not have been able to be a leader of people, but I want to step up now,” Brandon Straka, the founder of the #WalkAway Campaign,told Populist Wire.

“I am getting a lot of haters now, but that is ok.  I can handle it.  I have been through a lot,” Straka said.

WATCH:

Today I’m kicking off the #WalkAway campaign by releasing my video about why I am walking away from liberalism and the Democratic Party. It is my sincere hope that you will join me in this campaign and that we may start a movement in this country- which not only encourages others to walk away from the divisive left, but also takes back the narrative from the liberal media about what it means to be a conservative in America. It is up to all of us to make our voices heard and reclaim the truth. The Democratic Party has taken for granted that it owns racial, sexual, and religious minorities in America. It has encouraged groupthink, hypocrisy, division, stereotyping, resentment, and the acceptance of victimhood mentality. And all the while, they have discouraged minorities from having independent thought, open dialogue, measured and informed opinion, and a motivation to succeed. Please like and share my video, and please post your own #WalkAway video!! If you are a former liberal who has walked away from the left, please share your story, or your message, or your thoughts in a video on the WalkAway Campaign Facebook Page.If you are a lifelong conservative or non-Democrat, please share your story, message, or thoughts on what it truly means to be a conservative. Right now, the liberal media continues to perpetuate a false narrative about the “hateful” and “bigoted” right. Use your voice to let people know who conservatives really are. Be sure to use the hashtag #WalkAway.Please like and follow me on Facebook and Twitter:@usminority The Unsilent Minorityand subscribe to my YouTube channel: The Unsilent Minorityhttps://youtu.be/4Pjs7uoOkag#liberal #liberals #conservative #conservatives #democrat #democrats #democraticparty #republican #republicans #republicanparty #trump #hillary #clinton #foxnews #cnn #msnbc #usa #america #fakenews #redpill #lgbt #gay #africanamerican #WalkAway Tucker Carlson Tonight Fox News Voices Fox News Lucian Wintrich Milo Yiannopoulos Candace Owens Steven Crowder Dave Rubin The Rubin Report Breitbart The Hill New York Post The Daily Caller NationalReview.ng Drudge Report TheFederalist.com CRTV Tomi Lahren Sean Hannity Sean Hannity News The Rachel Maddow Show Anderson Cooper 360 Don Lemon CNN CNN MSNBC NYTimes

Posted by The Unsilent Minority on Saturday, May 26, 2018

UNITING MOVEMENTS

Straka released the following exclusive statement to Populist Wire:

“My mission for the #WalkAway Campaign is to expose the truth about liberal ideology, to reveal to those on the left what is really happening behind the curtain, and to encourage all people- particularly minorities in America, to walk away from liberalism and the Democratic Party.

Liberalism has encouraged American minorities to no longer see themselves as an individual with unique potential or personal power. It insists instead on encouraging collectivism and tribal mentally by organizing these individuals into groups based off of race, gender, sexuality, religious affiliation, and national origin- then subdividing these groups into camps of “victims” and “oppressors”.

The distorted framework of this credo is sold to us under the banner of that slick advertisement which promises us that “diversity is our strength”. And yet, here we are- more divided than ever. Incapable of civil disagreement in matters of politics and culture. Nuanced opinion has been replaced with irate and mindless groupthink. The left has abandoned common sense and critical thinking while embracing its campaign of rage.

And sadly, the Democratic Party and liberal media have not only adopted but fed and nurtured this climate of extremism.

The #Walkaway Campaign is a grassroots movement dedicated to sharing the stories of people who can no longer accept modern “progressive” liberalism, and have chosen to walk away. It is a Facebook campaign set up to allow people to share their stories by video or text- about why they walked away, are going to walk away, or why they are encouraging others to walk away.

But the campaign also serves another purpose. It is an opportunity for the Silent Majority on the right to take back the narrative of who they truly are, which has been misrepresented for far too long by those on the left. This campaign is a platform for those on the right to use their voices and tell the world what it means to be a conservative in America today, and to erase the oft-repeated sentiment from the left that conservatives do not welcome minorities on the right.

I believe this campaign has the potential to usher in a new era of conservatism. One that is inclusive, energized, and solution-oriented- and which encourages unity, not diversity. Our true strength is realized in coming together as a common tribe- that of the American people.”

Join him on Twitter at #WalkAway

#WalkAway Campaign will be a contributor on Populist Wire.

Facebook: HERE

Twitter:  HERE

Continue Reading

Hollywood

Hollywood Resistance: “If I can build it, I can throw it away”, Sharika Soal exposes names and slams Milano

Published

on

Part Two- Monday, Sharika Soal, who has been exposing the Left’s anti-American movement to replace President Donald J. Trump, on her Twitter timeline, exposed the names of people she added into chat rooms and her activism forming what is now known as “The Resistance” Movement.

“Those resisters were not representing real victims, who I care about.  Most of those posters wanted to use these movements to promote themselves.  I wanted to expose Pedophiles, help victims and show how Black Lives Matter don’t represent the Black Community,” Soal told Populist Wire.

Read Pt. One of Soal’s story Here.

Soal is a former supporter and leader of the Resistance movement, who had second thoughts about the group’s work after seeing self-promoting posts from Tara Strong, Alyssa Milano and others over how the resisters wanted to use the #Metoo and Black Lives Matter Movements to highlight their own political ambitions.

She said she has received harassing threats since December when she left the group, and that the only people who knew she left were the people on the list she exposed today.   She said she has gotten death threats since May when she started posting about pedophiles.

Soal and her son are both victims of incestual sexual abuse, and the Resistance Movement who are angry with her know that.

“I have always been political.  My politics have a lot to do with trying to help hurting people. I want to help people because I know what it feels like,” Soal said. “I have been fighting for my son’s recovery and my own.”

SHE BUILT THE PRE-METOO MOVEMENT

Here in a 2016 Huffington Post article is an outline of Soal’s previous experience as an activist:

“It looks like Change.org, the petition organizers who have called for the impeachment of Judge Persky who gave Turner a slap on the wrist for rape, have had enough. Publicist Sharika Soal and activist Maria Ruiz are calling out State Assembly woman and vice-chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, Cristina Garcia and Susan Eggman, for not following through on a promise to do everything in their power to have Judge Aaron Persky impeached.

Soal tweeted, “She lied to us, and Change.org and she continues to ignore 1.3 million people.” She then added, “Susan Eggman also promised us and she has failed to do anything at all.”” they reported.

Full Article Here

From 2016- Pre- #MeToo

“Maria teamed up with Social Media Specialist and Publicist, Sharika Soal and together they began to pave the way to create meaningful action and encourage supporters to participate in the movement.. “Awareness is an important first step,” said Soal, “Evolving that awareness into real change takes organization and the passion to convince the public to sign the petition and share their personal experiences, donate and attend protests is a big part of creating change.”

Despite it seeming like a monumental task, bringing a focus to a cause that highlights survivors has proved to be Ruiz’s strong point. With Soal’s help the two have created a platform virtually overnight.

In response to the Assembly’s inaction, Ruiz and Soal launched a hashtag campaign #solidarity4survivors late in August. Ruiz and Soal’s hopes are that the assembly will no longer ignore the faces and stories of the victim’s of sexual assault. The movement was quickly met with an astonishing amount of support from people all over the world from celebrities to politicians,” Huffington Post reported.

Full Article Here

“I got 1.3 Million signatures and created this movement with that petition.  I will start a petition again,” Soal said.

AND SO SHE HAS:

Monday, Soal exposed the names of the high profile activists, from the Resistance movement, who she organized into groups on Twitter. Many of the names on the list are high profile celebrities, with large Twitter followings.

Soal feels that her movement was stolen and corrupted, especially by activist Alyssa Milano:

Milano was asked to make a statement, but has not responded:

POLITICAL BULLYING 

PROOF THAT SOAL BUILT CHAT ROOMS:

Soal claims she is getting harassing threats still from some of the people she added into #Resistance chat rooms for Democrat organizers, and who she once supported:

[UPDATE 6/15] After numerous tweets back and forth, the poster known as@Kellieresists made a statement to Populist Wire that she/he did not personally harass or threaten Sharika Soal.

@Kellieresist did send a link for a landing page for a Survivors March that Soal had made at some point.  Of concern to @Kelliresist was a Paypal link.  The Pay Pay Link showed zero donations were made or received at the Paypal for that page, however, the poster known at @Kellieresists is determined that this is evidence of large donations being made to Soal for the March.

@Kellieresist does, however, support other posters who are attempting to have us perma banned from Twitter for speaking out against the Resistance, this was retweeted on her page and highlighted, and hope to speak more before we are banned as a result of the groups complaining to Jack at Twitter:

We report, you decide.

@Funder is Scott Dworkin, co-founder of the Democrat Coalition, and Contributor at MSNBC.

Populist Wire did contact Dworkin and give him a chance to make a statement, but he did not respond.

We will update if we receive any statements from anyone mentioned in this series of articles.

Continue Reading

Politics

A Communist Rage Tweeted at Trump at 4:47 AM Legacy Media silent, G7 Fallout

Published

on

Sunday, Former CIA director and Communist supporter,  Democrat John O. Brennan tweeted at President Donald J. Trump at 4:47 AM, something that would normally make the Legacy Media busy with mockery and casting shame.

The Mainstream Media, who always pointed out the time of morning President Trump tweeted, as if 7AM was a crazy time to be awake, said nothing about their Comrade’s time stamp.

“John Brennan, told the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus, on 15 September 2016, in Washington DC, that when he had applied in 1980 to join the CIA, he admitted to them that in the 1976 Presidential election, when Jimmy Carter was running against Gerald Ford, Brennan had voted instead for the candidate of the US Communist Party, Gus Hall, and that he was then greatly relieved to find that this information didn’t cause rejection of his CIA-application,”wrote Strategic Culture Foundation

Continue Reading

Trending