A bombshell report by Josh Meyer of Politico recently exposed successful efforts by the Obama Administration to derail Operation Cassandra, a large-scale, long-term DEA investigation into Hezbollah. Through the DEA’s investigation, Hezbollah, the Iranian-funded terrorist organization responsible for the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings, was identified as a massive international arms dealer, and supplier of cocaine into the United States drug market. As part of Operation Cassandra, the DEA and FBI acquired sealed indictments on several high-level Hezbollah members and were prepared to pursue prosecution against the international network of terrorists and criminals, until the Obama Administration pulled the plug on the entire operation. Meyer’s report, which names names and offers an in-depth view into the world of secret government operations, has rocked the boat severely on Capitol Hill, and threatens to blow the lid off of President Obama’s legacy, as it is revealed that the health and safety of the American people was compromised as to not jeopardize the signing of the Iran nuclear deal.
According to the Politico report, a group of DEA agents based in Chantilly, Virginia, along with the assistance of 30 other American and foreign security agencies, used wiretaps, top-secret operations, and undercover informants to uncover complex money laundering schemes, international weapons trading, and to track Hezbollah affiliated cocaine shipments worldwide as they travelled towards South and Central America, and finally, into the United States. In addition to finding worldwide Hezbollah operations, the investigation also found evidence of Hezbollah activities taking place in the United States. This information corroborates rumors swirling through law enforcement and media communities for years that claim a deep Islamic connection to drug cartels and adds credence to the stories of ranchers along the U.S.-Mexico border who have reported finding Korans and prayer rugs left behind at popular, unsecured border crossing areas.
Despite the information gathered throughout the investigation, the Obama Administration stopped short of following through with a prosecution that would blow a gaping hole in the operations and pocketbooks of dangerous drug cartels, and one of the world’s largest Islamic terror networks. Instead, we have been left with not only a nuclear capable Iran, but with Hezbollah, a long time enemy of both the United States and Israel, more powerful, and more emboldened than ever.