In a stunning and lengthy 14,000-word report published Monday, Politico said the Obama administration derailed a sprawling law enforcement campaign against drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States. The effort was apparently intended to protect the regime’s nuclear deal with Iran.
According to Politico:
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.
Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies.
They followed cocaine shipments,