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Hezbollah and Obama Supported U.S Drug Smuggling

After the Russian Uranium deal with perhaps $100 million going to the Clinton Foundation, the delivery from the Obama White House of $1.8 billion in cash to Iran, the FBI colluding with the female candidate to prevent Trump from winning, etc. you may have thought that the scandals couldn’t get worse. On Dec. 19, 2017, the following breaking news hit the wires.

Every day it seems more strange and alarming news comes out about the Obama administration. For eight years, nefarious acts were supported by this administration and, it appears, it may take years for us to fully understand the damage. The Obama deep state got so entrenched that they supported opioid smuggling into the United States. From what this developing story indicates, it appears the Obama administration and the deep state directly contributed to the drug epidemic facing our nation. They blocked the DEA from making necessary arrests against terrorists and drug exporters in order to win a political award (which, in turn, also gave Iran the ability to create Nuclear Weapons).

Dailymail shares more information regarding the growing expose:

The Obama administration has been accused of sabotaging an operation to stop Hezbollah smuggling drugs into the US so that the nuclear deal with Iran could proceed.
In a stunning exposé by Politico, the former President’s Justice Department is said to have facilitated the Lebanese terror group’s trafficking and money laundering operations by blocking the arrest of key Hezbollah figures.

Donald Trump’s White House slapped at his predecessor Sunday night, with press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeting that the story shows a contrast of ‘President Trump’s success against ISIS vs. President Obama’s appeasement of terrorists.’

And a Republican House leadership aide told DailyMail.com on Monday that the Obama White House ‘was the worst of the worst when it came to fighting terrorism in the ways that mattered most.’

The Drug Enforcement Administration in 2008 began a complex operation called Project Cassandra to tackle Hezbollah – which was founded in the 1980s by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

But as the Obama administration worked towards a deal to stop Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions, the DEA’s work got more difficult, Politico reports.
It is claimed Obama’s people threw down a number of roadblocks, effectively paving the way for Hezbollah’s $1bn-a-year illegal activities including cocaine smuggling in partnership with the Zeta cartel to continue.

DEA agents claim the Obama administration stopped them arresting key figures linked to Hezbollah as an agreement on the Iran nuclear deal approached – and scrapped Project Cassandra entirely once the terms were agreed in 2015.

Barack Obama’s administration has been accused of sabotaging an operation to stop Hezbollah smuggling drugs into the US so that a nuclear deal with Iran could proceed
Hezbollah’s $1 billion-a-year international criminal operation

• International drug smuggling operation founded by mastermind of bombing of Beirut bombing that killed 241 US marines in 1983
• The organization is now expected to be working with the Zetas cartel to smuggle tones of cocaine into the United States
• One of the world’s top cocaine traffickers called ‘The Ghost’ is a Hezbollah operative
• Same man accused of selling chemical weapons to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad
• Hezbollah launders its drugs profits by allegedly shipping used cars from America to Africa and selling them
• Money laundering also takes place through South America, the Middle East and the US
• Lebanese arms dealer Ali Fayad is a suspected top Hezbollah operative, according to Politico, and is believed to report to Vladimir Putin
• Fayad is accused of plotting the murder of American government workers
• Venezuala’s vice president Tareck El Aissami is believed to be deeply involved in cocaine trafficking and is an ally of Hezbollah
• Hezbollah is believed to be providing weapons and training to anti-American Shiite militias
• An alleged Hezbollah drugs kingpin is based in Colombia and is accused of working with the Zetas cartel to smuggle cocaine into the US
• Proceeds from the operations were allegedly used to design new IEDs that killed US troops in IraqTerror group: Hezbollah’s chief Hassan Nasrallah says ‘Death to America’ and calls for ‘millions of martyrs’ to march to Jerusalem in a televised speech

The nuclear deal agreed to scrap crippling economic sanctions on Iran in return for a promise from to Tehran to stop nuclear development.

By putting themselves between the DEA and Hezbollah, the Obama administration helped the militant group grow into a global security threat that is suspected of designing IEDs used to kill American troops, the report said.

The undercover DEA investigation’s leaders sought permission for a number of significant prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, but Justice and Treasury Department officials delayed after Obama was re-elected in 2012, Politico said.

In some cases, they were hindered and some requests from the DEA’s Counter facility in Chantilly, Virginia, were flatly rejected.

This hampered Project Cassandra’s efforts to bring the Hezbollah hierarchy to their knees.

They included one of the world’s biggest cocaine traffickers who also supplied Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with chemical weapons.

Talking anonymously, some former Obama officials told Politico the decisions were made to improve relations with Iran.

My View: The damage is done and now, finally, Americans are slowly learning the truth. The question remains as to how much “truth” we will eventually learn and how much more damage was done than we know now. With deep state and Obama era news growing daily, it seems we may have only cracked the surface. It is our great hope that the current administration takes charge to eliminate these bad and harmful practices. Even more interesting (possibly) is this story’s lack of coverage. So few of the “alphabet” news channels are covering this story. They’re too entrenched in selling fake news (which apparently sells quite well) to cover these massive stories. The media will learn one way or another.

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