For years, people have debated how much Obama knew about the likelihood of powerful U.S. weapons getting into the hands of ISIS and other terror groups. He seemed to ignore advice against sending the weapons from even some in his own party, he supplied weapons to those who could be easily defeated, and now those same weapons of great power are in the hands of Daesh and others who long to use them against the peace-loving world.
Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) said “on Monday urged the House to look into a report the Obama administration held up a Drug Enforcement Administration task force’s investigation into Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations,” according to Fox News. This is said to have all been done in order to push through the Iran nuclear deal, another gift to the Middle East that put the U.S. in harm’s way by setting the stage for a nuclear-armed Iran.
In a strange twist, it was leftist outlet Politico which showed that “roadblocks” were put up by the Obama administration in order to hinder the “campaign of the task force, Project Cassandra, to curtail the Lebanese militant group’s criminal activities.” Who can say how many lives were lost or put in jeopardy over this action?
Pettenger sent a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and has accurately said, “These revelations are shocking and infuriating. While American soldiers were bravely fighting ISIS terrorists, with some paying the ultimate price, the Obama administration reportedly was protecting Hezbollah terrorists who were funding themselves by trafficking illegal drugs. No wonder President Obama couldn’t bring himself to call them ‘Radical Islamist Terrorists.‘”
It has been said that Obama’s actions “allowed Hezbollah to evolve into a major global security threat bankrolling terrorist and military operations.” This is a group of terrorists who act more like monsters than men. They kill children, even fellow Islamic children, and they have no respect for human life as they drive onward only to further their skewed view of Allah.
The more that Obama warmed to the Iran deal, the more that the put up hurdles stopping those trying to stop Hezbollah, according to those who worked under the restrictions.
“This is the same administration that sent $1.7 billion in cash ransom to Iran,” points out the North Carolina Republican. “The growing nexus between terrorist organizations and Latin American drug cartels poses a grave threat to our national security, especially considering the porous state of our southern border.”
He added, “Last month, I hosted a forum in Buenos Aires for 220 Members of Parliament and government officials from 15 South American countries with government and private sector experts to address the critical challenge of intercepting drug-related funding of terrorism.”
These are the people bombing Jewish markets as families shop. This is the group that attacks the West and chants for the death of America in the streets. Obama chose to shield them from justice in order to push ahead with an Iranian nuclear deal that offered nowhere near the oversight that he said that it did.
Hopefully, we can find out why that is. When we do, the picture that emerges will be one that shows how Obama not only betrayed those looking into Hezbollah, but all of America and the free world, as well.