Politico released an in-depth examination Monday detailing the Obama administration’s alleged attempts to curtail Project Cassandra, a DEA campaign to expose a money-laundering scheme in which “proceeds from Latin American drug-running were being funneled to Hezbollah.” Hezbollah is the pro-Iranian Lebanese militia, which U.S. Department of State has declared a foreign terrorist organization since 1997, that has allied with, among others, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Venezuela and North Korea.
The Obama administration “tamped down” the investigations in order to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, which lifted economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for the alleged suspension of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. TheBlaze
An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah’s billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House’s desire for a nuclear deal with Iran.
A GLOBAL THREAT EMERGES
How Hezbollah turned to trafficking cocaine and laundering money through used cars to finance its expansion.
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.
Read full in-depth stunning article at Politico: The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook
Politico broke a bombshell story on Monday, reporting that the Obama administration sabotaged its own DEA’s efforts to fight Hezbollah, a terrorist group supported by Iran, in order to sign his prized nuclear deal with Iran.
Despite the gravity of the story, not many Americans went to bed informed of the actions of the previous administration.
According to conservative media watchdog site, NewsBusters, the top three nightly news networks — NBC News, ABC News and CBS News — in addition to the two leading Spanish networks, Univision and Telemundo, refused to cover the story.
NewsBusters characterized the lack-of-coverage as a “blackout.” A search of the three English-speaking network’s websites also showed their news teams didn’t cover the story, either. TheBlaze