Even left-wing Politico has admitted how Barack Obama – in one of the MANY scandals of his administration – stymied an investigation into a Hezb’allah/ Hezbollah drug ring EVEN AS IT WAS SMUGGLING COCAINE INTO THE UNITED STATES (again, per Politico and others).
The weak, inept and crooked Obama is said to have blocked that investigation into terror financing at the behest of Iran in order to ensure that Barack’s long-discredited “deal” which benefited only Iran would go through.
Happily, de facto Third Party President Donald Trump has done his best to extricate the U.S. from much of Obama’s corrupt bargain, parts of which would have made Barack pretty much the father of an Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program.
And, even better, the Trump Department of Justice has reopened the investigation.
Politico had one of the most concise outlines of the drug ring, of the DEA’s Project Cassandra investigation of the ring AND of Obama thwarting the investigation when he was President. Collusion with Iran, you might say.
“In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.
“The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.
“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.”
“But as Project Cassandra reached higher into the hierarchy of the conspiracy, Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way, according to interviews with dozens of participants who in many cases spoke for the first time about events shrouded in secrecy, and a review of government documents and court records. When Project Cassandra leaders sought approval for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, officials at (Obama’s) Justice and Treasury departments delayed, hindered or rejected their requests.”
But President Trump removed the obstacles that Obama had placed in the way of the investigation. The renewed DOJ efforts are continuing with the recent guilty plea from Kassim Tajideen.
Read more HERE