Obama derailed campaign targeting Hezbollah to secure nuclear deal with Iran

via Obama derailed campaign targeting Hezbollah to secure nuclear deal with Iran: Report

The Obama administration secretly derailed Drug Enforcement Administration efforts targeting the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah as it worked to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, according to a new report.

In 2008, the DEA launched “Project Cassandra” to track Hezbollah’s trafficking of drug and weapons, money laundering and other criminal activities, some of which were happening in the U.S.

As Project Cassandra carried on, the Obama administration threw a series of roadblocks in its way, Politico reported Sunday.

When investigators sought approval for prosecutions, arrests, and financial sanctions, the Justice Department and Treasury Department officials delayed, hindered, or denied their requests, the report said.

“This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” Defense Department illicit finance analyst David Asher said. “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.”

Project Cassandra members said Obama officials blocked or undermined their efforts to chase down top Hezbollah operatives, including one of the world’s biggest cocaine traffickers who was also a top supplier of conventional and chemical weapons used by Syrian President Bashar Assad against his own citizens.

Former Obama administration officials told Politico their decisions were guided by improving relations with Iran, stalling its nuclear weapons program and freeing four Americans prisoners held by the country. The officials denied any Project Cassandra efforts were derailed for political reasons.

But Asher said the closer the U.S. got to making a deal with Iran involving its nuclear weapons program, the more the investigations into Hezbollah “went away.”

“So much of the capability, whether it was special operations, whether it was law enforcement, whether it was [Treasury] designations — even the capacity, the personnel assigned to this mission — it was assiduously drained, almost to the last drop, by the end of the Obama administration,” he said.

After President Obama announced the deal in January 2016, Project Cassandra officials said they were transferred to other assignments.


Read the extensive Politico article: The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

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8 thoughts on “Obama derailed campaign targeting Hezbollah to secure nuclear deal with Iran

  1. The obamanation was the most Anti-American Treasonous group our country has seen. They need to be held accountable for their actions against our country. Hillary, obama, and Pelosi on the first round. Then work your way down since the fish rots from the head down.

    • Put them all in Gitmo, let them prove innocence by giving information on charges, lets see who spills all the dirt on each other the fastest with plea deals on the table, plea deals will disappear once all information is given, surprise raids to get all information from home and offices including all employees, friends and associates. Never know who’s holding what information.

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