Post by PROSECUTOR SHOKIN on Aug 4, 2023 10:10:15 GMT -5
“I understand very well that the United States has one of the strongest intelligence agencies in the world… Apparently, Mr. Biden was informed that we are approaching the moment when the interrogations of his son and other persons began,” Shokin said.
Shokin maintained that the real motivation behind Biden’s push for his removal was to protect his personal and family interests rather than the interests of the American people.
The ugly human rights/national security crisis along our Southern Border, being that it is now overrun by drug smugglers and human traffickers, can be traced directly back to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, General John F. Kelly, and Honduran Presidents Porfirio Lobo and Orlando Hernandez.
Of that group, Kelly’s role in this dark chapter of our history is most baffling. As the general officer leading the Department of Defense’s Southern Command from 2012 through 2016, his job was to protect Americans and American interests.
But instead, he spent most of those years partnering with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, a man he knew was enabling cartels to smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States.
And what happened to this general officer who looked the other way for the ObamaBiden administration’s cartel pals? He was promoted into the job of secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in President Trump’s administration.
All I can say is if the Deep State wanted to dump Trump, persuading him to hire Kelly as his secretary of Homeland Security and then shortly afterwards as his White House chief of staff was one of many ways they tried to do it.
After a distinguished career in the Marine Corps, General John F. Kelly assumed command in November 2012 of Southern Command (SOUTHCOM.) That put him in charge of military operations not only of Guantanamo Bay, but also of Central and South America, a region rife with drug trafficking and transnational crime.
Kelly’s promotion came at a sensitive time. Months earlier Joe Biden had a secretive meeting with the Vice President of Honduras during a 90-minute limousine ride from Soto Cano Air Base to the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa. Following that, Biden had another well publicized meeting with the President of Honduras, whom Biden knew was collaborating with cartel drug smugglers. I reported this in detail in a previous Substack.
One month after Joe’s Honduran visit, Operation Anvil was launched. It was an immediate, bloody mess in which U.S. government agents and corrupt Honduran special police killed Honduran civilians with attack helicopters and automatic weapons. The Honduran civilian outcry made it into mainstream media outlets around the world. So of course, there was a coverup managed by Deep State elements in the State Department, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA,) Central Intelligence Agency, and SOUTHCOM. That coverup lasted until just after Kelly left his command and retired from the military in 2016.
Joe and Barack never had to answer for the Operation Anvil scandal. Having Kelly leading SOUTHCOM was partly why.
But with thirsty Joe Biden in the White House, there was much more to come for Kelly and Honduras.
As I wrote in my last Substack, shortly after Kelly took over SOUTHCOM, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2013 began an investigation into a cartel cocaine smuggling operation that involved the son of the sitting president of Honduras and numerous senior officials in the Honduran National Police.
Fabio Porfirio Lobo, former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo’s son, is now serving a 24-year prison sentence as a result of that investigation. Porfirio Lobo, the guy Joe Biden met with on his secretive trip, is now banned from traveling to the United States for his smuggling activities. His wife is awaiting trial in Honduras on corruption charges. Another son, Said, was murdered in July 2022 by cartel killers dressed as police. Obviously, this guy was and is bad news.
But it was Porfirio Lobo’s successor, Juan Orlando Hernández, who became the regional leader that Kelly and Biden worked with most. And all that while, they both knew Hernández was first and foremost a cartel president.
How did they know? Because in February 2014, so just about a year into Kelly’s SOUTHCOM tour, DEA electronic surveillance of another corrupt Honduran government official revealed that Orlando Hernández, through his brother Tony Hernández, was collaborating with the Sinaloa Cartel and the Cachiros crime syndicate.
Below is a screenshot of a portion of a press release from the DEA announcing the November 2018 arrest of Tony Hernández. The timing is significant — it’s mere weeks after the Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives, in part by attacking President Trump’s stance on immigration. It was also just about a week before Trump publicly stated his dissatisfaction with General Kelly as his chief of staff. This investigation had begun in the Obama years, but it was Trump who pulled the trigger on the arrest.
Back to Kelly. Information that Tony Hernández and President Hernández were partnering with the cartels would have been passed immediately up the chain — especially to General Kelly who was then interacting closely with President Hernández. Apparently when he was given the warning, which inevitably he was, he ignored it.
Why would he do that? Because he’s a general officer, and the ObamaBiden White House told/ordered him to.
Why would they want that investigation ignored? Wouldn’t they want to keep their word to the American public and “combat criminal networks?” Or was there something else in the works?
Here’s a possibility. A few months after Tony Hernández popped up in the DEA’s surveillance, thousands upon thousands of unaccompanied minors were streaming across America’s Southern Border as illegal entrants. And a lot of them originated in Honduras.
As Steve Bannon says, there are no conspiracies, but there are also no coincidences.
By August of that year, as the kids kept arriving, the ObamaBiden administration had put out an information sheet filled with facts and statistics that seemed to address the crisis with a hint that they were about to throw money at the problem — a lot of money, American taxpayer money.
By the way, this is when they built the cages for the kids — long before Trump even ran for president.
Then in November 2014, days after the Dems lost the Senate, Joe Biden announced the ObamaBiden administration’s support for funding the Alliance for Prosperity. The initial outlay was $300 million in 2014, which ramped up to $500 million in 2015 and $700 million in 2016 — so $1.5 billion of U.S. taxpayer money flooding into a region of approximately 32 million inhabitants over three years.
I am not aware of any accounting of where that money actually went or what it was used for. Nor am I aware anyone has ever asked for such information — certainly not the legacy media.
And here’s what General Kelly said about the “encouraging” situation in Honduras during his testimony to Congress in March 2015, so only a few months after Joe Biden announced Alliance for Prosperity. And remember, this is the same General Kelly who already knew Honduran President Orlando Hernández was working for the cartels.
Kelly’s close ties to Honduras’ cartel president synchronized perfectly with Joe Biden’s Alliance for Prosperity, and then the General went even further by asking Congress to send Orlando Hernández hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. Clearly, Kelly was in on the ask — though again, probably under orders.
Basically Kelly during his SOUTHCOM days was a world-wise, unassuming four-star who operated below the radar and followed ObamaBiden orders to enrich cartels. Just the kind of general the legacy media could ignore.
But then he started working for Trump.
A 2018 Associated Press article on Kelly, apparently trying to use him to discredit Trump, indicates, during his SOUTHCOM days, Kelly tied in with Orlando Hernández while cognizant of his cartel drug smuggling. In other words, once Kelly was on Team Trump, he had to be “revealed.” Here’s a telling quote:
“From late 2012 to early 2016, Kelly forged close ties with Honduran military and security chiefs, even as colleagues elsewhere in the Obama administration raised concerns about links between drug trafficking and high-ranking officials in the Honduran government, according to interviews with more than 20 former State Department, Defense Department, Drug Enforcement Administration and national security officials who worked closely with Kelly, as well as human rights activists, former Honduran officials and academics.”
Note this article was published months before the DEA arrested Tony Hernández. And here’s a screenshot of more AP reporting on the “truth” about Kelly’s close association with Orlando Hernández. Note how often the AP explains Obama or Biden’s role in pushing Kelly into close collaboration with the Honduran. As in never! The entire article reads like Deep State Media taking down a Deep State Industrial-Military Operative — supposedly one of their own — simply because he worked for Trump.
But was Kelly really ever working for Trump? Because even as Secretary of Homeland Security, he continued his close contact with Orlando Hernández — and all the while the drug smuggling continued. Here’s a screenshot of a DHS press release proclaiming the enduring Kelly-Hernández relationship.
And in the screenshot below — again of the AP article linked above — is the eventual message, which by my reading was more about Trump than Kelly. But I think as White House chief of staff, Kelly would have been THE White House insider pushing for his cartel buddy’s sketchy reelection, so to me, this was more about Kelly.
The way I see it, the Kelly-Hernández collaboration ended with the run-up to the 2018 midterms when Hernández allowed/organized highly publicized caravans of migrants (paid for by Alliance for Prosperity money?) to travel to the Southern Border to leverage the Democrats’ wedge issue of Trump’s hardline immigration policies.
Here’s more AP reporting on that. Notice there’s no mention of how the massive spending during Biden’s Alliance for Prosperity did nothing for the “crisis.”
And it was Trump’s DEA who finally arrested Tony Hernández. Not that the media reported that with any critical thinking. As I wrote in Joe Biden Unauthorized and the 2020 Crackup of the Democratic Party, President Orlando Hernández was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in his brother’s case. He had since been arrested by the Biden Department of Justice. I’ll have more on that in my next Substack.
Since leaving the White House, General Kelly has made several critical comments about President Trump. Yet I’ve never heard him talk about his friendship with former Honduran President Orlando Hernández. Funny that.
President Trump recently responded to Kelly with this on Truth Social:
“John Kelly pretended to be a ‘tough guy,’ but was actually weak and ineffective, born with a VERY small 'brain.’ He had a hard time functioning in a political world, and was truly an exhausted and beaten man when I fired him. In the end he was a ‘mummy’ who sat in his office and stared at the ceiling - he was ‘shot.’ I'll never forget how his very nice wife told me that ‘John loves you, and respects you more than anyone, he will always say the BEST things about you.’ Oh well, so much for that!”
Perhaps the best way to conclude this is with President Trump’s remarks at the Wall from January 2017, days before he left the White House, in which he explains how he handled not only the cartel president but the entire region.
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Still nothing from the FBI about my tip identifying Joe Biden and Jake Sullivan as co-conspirators in a Burisma kickback scheme. Nor has U.S.Attorney David Weiss contacted me. The evidence accompanying the IRS whistleblowers and Devon Archer’s testimony is damning. More on the way. It’s going to be a long, ugly year for the Democrats.