by Tyler Durden
Dec 20, 2017
At this point, it’s well known that Obama was willing to do just about anything to salvage his highly controversial “nuclear deal” with Tehran. In fact, as we noted over the summer, ‘anything’ included airlifting $1.7 billion dollars worth of euros, Swiss francs and other currencies, stacked on wooden pallets, to Tehran on an unmarked cargo plane (we covered it here: “White House Caught Secretly Airlifting $1.7 Billion US Taxpayer Cash To Tehran To Ensure Iran Nuclear Accord Success”).
Now, according to a new report from Politico, ‘anything’ might have also included enlisting the help of the Department of Justice and Treasury Department to quash a massive investigation, being led by the DEA, of a $200 million per month drug trafficking and money laundering scheme in the U.S. that was literally funding Hezbollah’s various terrorism campaigns around the globe. Here’s more from the Washington Free Beacon:
U.S. drug enforcement agents who spoke to Politico about the matter accused the Obama administration of intentionally derailing an investigation into Hezbollah’s drug trafficking and money laundering efforts that began in 2008 under the Bush administration.
The investigation centered on Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militants who allegedly participated in the illicit drug network, which was subject to U.S. wiretaps and undercover operations.
Hezbollah is believed to have been laundering at least $200 million a month just in the United States, according to the report.
When U.S. authorities were ready to make the case against Hezbollah’s most senior leadership, Obama administration officials allegedly “threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way,” according inside sources who spoke to Politico about the situation.
The Obama-led effort to block the investigation was “a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” one source said. “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.”