Congressional Testimony: Efforts to stop Iran’s terror-financing were systematically undermined by the Obama Administration

Congressional Testimony: Efforts to stop Iran’s terror-financing were systematically undermined by the Obama Administration

Why? To get a nuclear deal, says an insider from the Obama Administration
The testimony is stunning and deeply disturbing.

Efforts to stop terror financing not only involved Iran but also its partners, Syria and Venezuela.

US government efforts to investigate and roll up these networks were all quashed in pursuit of a nuclear deal.

The investigative units themselves were actually disbanded, lest they trouble Iran and make the nuclear deal more difficult to achieve. That, at least, is the testimony of someone who saw it first-hand.

David Asher, an adviser to Gen. John Allen at Defense and State, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that

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. –Washington Free Beacon

The story is here, reported by the Free Beacon’s Susan Crabtree.

Why did the Obama Administration roll up the units stopping terror financing?

Asher’s answer: The administration feared the efforts to investigate and disrupt terror-financing would be an obstacle to reaching an Iranian Nuclear Deal.

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,” [Asher] testified.

He detailed extensive collaboration among the Iranians, Syrians, and Venezuelans and said there was enough evidence to take down the terror-financing networks.

What was taken down instead were the anti-terror units in the US government.

Comment: We still don’t know all the side deals and payoffs the Obama Administration made to get the deal.

The depths of their strategic incompetence continue to amaze.

They seem to have outsourced it to Dunder Mifflin in Scranton.

That was a comedy.

This is a tragedy.

We will be living with the dangers fostered by their blunders for years to come.


June 12, 2017 | 1 Comment »

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  1. Nobody has done more to advance SuShi Islamism (support for the MBs and Iran) interests while undermining USA interests than the last President!