The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

epa06383371 Supporters of Hezbollah carry national, Palestinian and Hezbollah flags during a protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, 11 December 2017. US president Donald J. Trump on 06 December announced he is recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and will relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  EPA-EFE/WAEL HAMZEH
epa06383371 Supporters of Hezbollah carry national, Palestinian and Hezbollah flags during a protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, 11 December 2017. US president Donald J. Trump on 06 December announced he is recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and will relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. EPA-EFE/WAEL HAMZEH

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 more : Politico, Dec. 2017