Kirsters Baish| Former President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize back in 2009, and there are still tons of people who disagree with the decision. Following a damning report which involved the Obama administration and Hezbollah, Israeli politicians are demanding that Obama forfeit his prize.
The Daily Caller reported that politicians in Israel have turned completely against former President Barack Obama after the report came out. Israel is a country that is directly affected by the terror of Hezbollah. Politicians are so angry that they are even calling for Obama to forfeit his Nobel Peace Prize.
The Jerusalem Post reported that many Israeli politicians responded, and provided some of their responses.
Yeah Atid chairman Yair Lapid stated, “Obama must return his Nobel Peace Prize. Israel warned repeatedly that there can be no connection between the nuclear deal and anti-terror activity, certainly against Hezbollah…We also warned of this specifically, because of the proven link between Hezbollah and Iran.”
Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hangebi responded, “Up until the Obama Administration, every American President fought terrorism uncompromisingly…I am convinced that the Trump Administration will not turn from that tradition and the outrageous and mistaken policy that was revealed this week will not be repeated.”
Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren made it clear that he was against Obama’s policies when he stated, “It was clear that the government was willing to do anything to reach an agreement, including ignoring Iranian terror that took the lives of hundreds of Americans and Israelis and hundreds of thousands of Syrians. This exposée and others that may be published in the future must strengthen our resolve…[to] change this dangerous agreement.”
Then there was Communications Minister Ayoob Kara who not only took a poke at Obama, but made it clear that Trump was much better suited to aid Israel. Kara questioned, “Does anyone still doubt why Obama was bad for Israel and how Trump is better for us?”
Fox News reported on the Hezbollah deal. They explained that the Obama administration allowed Hezbollah a “get out of jail free card” when it came to their drug trafficking and money laundering ring inside the United States. They did this in order to make sure that the Iran nuclear deal would be pushed through.
the Drug Enforcement Administration started Project Cassandra, which was a detailed campaign used to target the Lebanese militant group. The issue was that there were many roadblocks holding the entire campaign back. Obama administration officials aided in allowing Hezbollah to turn into a major global security threat.
David Asher was a Defense Department illicit finance analyst in 2008 who helped start Project Cassandra. Asher told Politico, “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.”
The leaders of the project were working out of a DEA’s Counter facility located in Virginia. They looked for some kind of okay to follow through with investigations, prosecutions, arrests, and financial sanctions, however the Department of Justice and the Treasury delayed these requests. They are also known to have outright rejected requests.
Politico also reported:
Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies.
They followed cocaine shipments, some from Latin America to West Africa and on to Europe and the Middle East, and others through Venezuela and Mexico to the United States. They tracked the river of dirty cash as it was laundered by, among other tactics, buying American used cars and shipping them to Africa. And with the help of some key cooperating witnesses, the agents traced the conspiracy, they believed, to the innermost circle of Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran.
They were to follow shipments of cocaine and track trails of dirty money. They also traced what they thought to be the innermost circle of the terrorist group as well as the group’s state sponsors in Iran. However, Project Cassandra seemed to be reaching too high. Obama administration officials provided roadblock after roadblock. Dozens of participants spoke for the first time about what went on during their time working on Project Cassandra claiming that the Obama administration was purposefully blocking them from doing their jobs.
Barack Obama was the fourth United States president to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but did he truly deserve it? It’s time that we take a deeper look into the things Obama did during his time in office.