Lawrence David| Opinion| In August 2014, former consultant to the National Security Council and U.S. Defense Department, Michael Ledeen wrote in response to Obama denying he had a preset strategy towards Iran:
They do have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive. That’s because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering.
The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration. During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.
Ever since, President Obama’s quest for an alliance with Iran has been conducted through at least four channels: Iraq, Switzerland (the official U.S. representative to Tehran), Oman, and a variety of American intermediaries, the most notable of whom is probably Valerie Jarrett, his closest adviser. In recent months, Middle Eastern leaders reported personal visits from Ms. Jarrett, who briefed them on her efforts to manage the Iranian relationship.
According to investigative journalist Lee Smith, Obama adopted Hillary Clinton’s fraudulent opposition research claiming President Trump colluded with Russia to deflect from his primary agenda item; promotion of Iranian hegemony.
Lt. General Michael Flynn, incoming President Trump’s choice to be his National Security Advisor, had to be silenced and Russiagate was the most convenient strategy:
… Obama saw Flynn as a signal threat to his legacy, which was rooted in his July 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Flynn had said long before he signed on with the Trump campaign that it was a catastrophe to realign American interests with those of a terror state. And now that the candidate he’d advised was the new president-elect, Flynn was in a position to help undo the deal. To stop Flynn, the outgoing White House ran the same offense it used to sell the Iran deal—they smeared Flynn through the press as an agent of a foreign power, spied on him, and leaked classified intercepts of his conversations to reliable echo chamber allies…
… the Russia collusion story was a handy instrument for many to advance all manner of personal and political interests, for Obama the purpose of Russiagate was simple and direct: to protect the Iran deal, and secure his legacy.
Making matters easier for Obama to smear the three-star general, the entire intelligence community, corrupted by Manchurian President Obama, were petrified that Flynn was prepared to expose their illegal surveillance operations…
Obama and his foreign policy team were hardly the only people in Washington who had their knives out for Michael Flynn. Nearly everyone did, especially the FBI. As former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s spy service, and a career intelligence officer, Flynn knew how and where to find the documentary evidence of the FBI’s illegal spying operation buried in the agency’s classified files—and the FBI had reason to be terrified of the new president’s anger.
The United States Intelligence Community (USIC) as a whole was against the former spy chief, who was promising to conduct a Beltway-wide audit that would force each of the agencies to justify their missions.
Read Lee Smith’s entire article here.
Obama could have put an end to the Russia hoax at its outset, instead he used it to obscure his real policy goal, expanding Iran into the major Middle Eastern power.
To accomplish his twisted ambitions, Obama put not just a true American patriot through hell, he put the entire nation through hell.
And, like all of his other promises, he disappointed everyone greatly… he left the nation more divided… significantly more divided, after promising to bring us together.