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BREAKING: Obama Caught in Massive Cover-Up
The release of Osama bin Laden’s papers, letters, and documents to the public this week provide more than just a fascinating look into the mind of the terrorist — they also revealed startling information that former President Barack Obama wanted withheld from the public. During the closing days of the Obama administration, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper released several dozen documents retrieved from the late terrorist’s Abbottabad, Pakistan compound.
That brought the total number released by the Obama administration to 571, which, according to Clapper’s press release, closed “the book on Osama bin Laden” given that they were the “final Abbottabad documents.” Well, not quite final — there were a few more. It turned out those 571 bin Laden documents released by the previous administration amounted to a mere 0.12 percent of the total. This week the Trump administration released the other 470,000.
Hiding the truth
The reason those papers were withheld is pretty simple — the information contained within them didn’t fit the narrative the Obama administration was trying to push on the American public. Obama had a reelection campaign to run, after all.
The Weekly Standard reported:
The self-proclaimed “most transparent administration in history” had spent more than five years misleading the American people about the threat from al-Qaida and its offshoots and had paid very little price for having done so.
Republicans volubly disputed the president’s more laughable claims — the attack on the Benghazi compound was just a protest gone bad, al-Qaida was on the run, ISIS was the terrorist junior varsity — but the establishment media, certain that Obama’s predecessor had consistently exaggerated the threat, showed little interest in challenging Obama or the intelligence agencies that often supported his spurious case.
The Iranian connection
But in addition to national political considerations, something more sinister was afoot on the international scene — negotiations on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal.
In order to get the American people on board, it was important to paint Iran as being our partners in the fight against terrorism. This was a tall order given that country’s reputation as the largest state sponsor of terrorism.
And it was also a lie. Iran and al-Qaida were working hand-in-hand.
According to The Standard:
Bin Laden had described Iran as the “main artery” for al-Qaida in one of the previously released letters recovered in Abbottabad. The details on Iran’s support for al-Qaida, some of them buried until now, led to terrorist designations by the Treasury Department and even caused some intelligence analysts to revisit the assumption that the Shiite radicals in Iran wouldn’t back the Sunni al-Qaida.
“There is an agreement between the Iranian government and al-Qaida to allow this network to operate,” said David S. Cohen, a senior Treasury Department official who went on to become deputy director of the CIA. “There’s no dispute in the intelligence community on this.”
As a result, al-Qaida was the beneficiary of a “core pipeline” of money, travel safe haven and weapons — all courtesy of Iran.
Obviously, this was something the Obama administration didn’t want advertised; after all, it would have jeopardized the Iran deal, which Obama viewed as the signature piece of his foreign policy legacy. So, they suppressed the documents.
The new documents show that the Obama administration placed political gain on a higher plane than the safety and well-being of the American people. All this coming from “the most transparent administration in history.”
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