Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. pauses as he speaks to media at Trump Tower in New York, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
I just posted on the media omerta on the story POLITICO ran this week on how the Obama administration allowed Hezbollah to run drugs and plot terrorist operations with impunity for fear of offending their sponsor, Iran. This was because Obama had decided that a deal with Iran on their nuclear weapons was going to be the centerpiece of his second term.
Maybe the media hasn’t noticed the story, but the Attorney General has.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Justice Department to dig into allegations in a POLITICO report that a series of potential drug prosecutions related to the pro-Iranian militant group Hezbollah were abandoned as the Obama administration pressed to strike a deal with Iran over its nuclear program.
Sessions indicated that he was troubled by allegations that Project Cassandra — the Drug Enforcement Administration’s drive to target Hezbollah’s foray into drug trafficking — ran into high-level roadblocks that stymied many of the cases agents wanted to bring as well as efforts to get suspects extradited from overseas.
“Operations designed to investigate and prosecute terrorist organizations that are also fueling that drug crisis must be paramount in this administration,” Sessions said in a statement released to reporters Friday evening. “While I am hopeful that there were no barriers constructed by the last administration to allowing DEA agents to fully bring all appropriate cases under Project Cassandra, this is a significant issue for the protection of Americans. We will review these matters and give full support to investigations of violent drug trafficking organizations.”
Justice Department officials declined to comment on who will conduct the review or any other details about the inquiry.
This is great news. If this story is true, and if it isn’t it is the most highly documented fictional account ever published, then people need to go to jail, and they need to be publicly shamed and deprived of employment for life, and they need to be sued into bankruptcy and abject poverty by the people they injured.