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Josh Meyer Gets an Echo Chamber Beat-Down (Politico Piece on Project Cassandra)
tabletmag.com ^ | 12/27/2017 | Lee Smith

Posted on 12/27/2017 7:19:17 PM PST by bitt

A week after Josh Meyer’s Politico expose,“The Secret Backstory Of How Obama Let Hezbollah Off the Hook,” former Obama officials are still berating Meyer for his 13,000-word article detailing how the Obama administration killed a nearly decade-long DEA effort to stem a global Hezbollah cocaine-smuggling-and-organized-crime ring to help secure its nuclear deal with Iran. “This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” former Defense Department analyst David Asher explained in the article. “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.”

Asher helped establish and oversee the project, codenamed Cassandra, that looked into Hezbollah’s wide-range of illicit activities across the globe, including weapons procurement, drug trafficking, and money laundering. Senior Obama officials, according to Asher, ignored the legal and financial instruments that he and others had provided to target a terrorist organization with American blood on its hands and was still plotting against the United States.

In response, a Twitter mob of mid-level bureaucrats and former intelligence officers orchestrated in the usual fashion attacked Asher in tandem with the media echo chamber used to sell the Iran Deal, with former political operatives from the Obama White House supplying the usual talking points to their hatchet-men. Meyer’s “on the record sources have undisclosed anti-Iran deal bias,” tweeted former Obama speechwriter Tommy Vietor, who has remade himself as a podcast host. Meyer’s “entire piece,” tweeted Obama lieutenant and former CIA officer Ned Price, “is based on pure speculation by these ‘1 or 2 sources’ w undisclosed anti-Iran deal bias.”

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1 posted on 12/27/2017 7:19:17 PM PST by bitt
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; Art in Idaho; ...

GOOD article... :)


2 posted on 12/27/2017 7:19:45 PM PST by bitt (The first to squeal gets the best deal.)
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To: bitt

Lucky for him he went ahead and published.

If he’d let slip these revelations were coming hw may not have lived to see another sunrise.

And I’m only half joking.


3 posted on 12/27/2017 7:30:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: bitt

All these opioids deaths....


4 posted on 12/27/2017 7:31:34 PM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, he might’ve seen two sunrises....


5 posted on 12/27/2017 7:35:10 PM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: bitt

So when are rank-and-file agents going public about this?


6 posted on 12/27/2017 7:38:04 PM PST by Ken H (Best election ever!)
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To: bitt

Iran took American hostages, murdered 243 US Marines, 50 French paratroopers, and dozens of Israeli diplomats in Argentina in ‘91. They are known sponsors of terror and are behind hundreds (if not thousands) deaths in Iraq. They call us the Great Satan and their government works tirelessly to kill Americans and Israelis. I could go on and on, and these instances are just off the top of my head, but you get the picture.

Given all these( and many more unpleasant facts), you can understand why honest and reasonable Americans were a little peeved that the hussein regime pushed so hard on the Iran deal. Most Americans want nothing to do with Iran and do not understand why the Hussein administration was hell bent on this treasonous deal. And most don’t even understand why obama has such a man crush on Iran. Oh, we know about the Valjar connection, but seriously, why did obama love these monsters so much?

From pallets of cash to littoral maritime technology (you don’t really believe those riverine warfare boats got lost, do you?) obama made sure the terrorists got everything they wanted. But why? Why Iran? Why did the hussein regime commit treason for them? I get it, obama wanted to “America down a notch”, but to this extent? I still don’t get why. What am I missing?


7 posted on 12/27/2017 7:57:40 PM PST by cardinal4 ("Sat stonefaced while the building burned..")
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To: Ken H

Oh, you mean all the “good” ones?
We are always told how wonderful our civil servants are.
Comey was supposed to be a stalwart, standup guy and Mueller was beyond reproach.
Look where we are now.
Anyone remotely connected to the city of taint is...tainted.


8 posted on 12/27/2017 8:46:21 PM PST by Post5203 (None dare call it treason...I do. Prepared to fight...prepared to die.)
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To: bitt

I had no idea it was Brennan who was pushing this ridiculous “political wing”, “military wing” bullcrap ... same bull crap that enabled the Democratic Party to openly adopt and cultivate CAIR, the “political wing” of the Muslim Brotherhood, as opposed to its “military wing” Hamas... and get away with supporting the whole monster with full weight of the media and the US government once they were elected. In this way the Democrats, media and some RINOs legitimized the radicals at the expense of genuine moderate groups who cannot get a hearing in the press at all.

We know this crap doesn’t work- the Progressives are the “political wing” of socialism and the Communist Party the “militant wing” and treating progressives as if they are moderate has only led to further radicalization and very nearly to the overthrow of the Constitution which has been the goal of both “wings” all along with the only distinction being in whether or not to deploy violence early in the struggle.

What makes them think this would work differently with Islamists?


9 posted on 12/27/2017 8:56:09 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: cardinal4

I’M WITH YA. NO idea..unless it was following a path dictated by religious beliefs?


10 posted on 12/27/2017 10:36:28 PM PST by bitt (The first to squeal gets the best deal.)
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To: bitt
Priceless,here is another clip that shows how in your face zero always is and has been be it in newspeak terms. From the link:

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Yet the documentary evidence shows that Cohen knows better, because very high-level officials did precisely that—not in secret files, or classified transmissions seen only by top spies, but in public. On December 18, 2015, for example, President Obama held a press conference in which he discussed the war in Syria and a “political transition that allows those who are allied with Assad,” said Obama, “allows the Russians, allows the Iranians to ensure that their equities are respected.”

“Equities” is Washington bureaucracy-speak. It means interests. Iran’s primary interest in Syria, dating back decades, is its supply line sending weapons to Hezbollah, via Syria. Preservation of this supply line is why Iran entered the Syrian war to begin with. The supply line was Iran’s “equity” in Syria. Conversely, the supply line is why Israel has repeatedly struck arms convoys on their way from Syria to Lebanon, and why it has destroyed numerous arms depots in Syria—to prevent Iran from transferring arms to Hezbollah.

11 posted on 12/28/2017 2:43:45 AM PST by rodguy911 (Home of the free because of the brave! MAGA!!)
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To: cardinal4
What am I missing?

Valery Jarrett

12 posted on 12/28/2017 6:38:11 AM PST by expat2
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