With the train derailment pushed to the back burner, much is being made on Fox News of “the secret backstory” of how Obama helped Hezbollah. Naturally, the DEA drug warriors are being spun as patriotic heroes:

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.

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The statute allowed DEA agents to operate virtually anywhere, without permission required from other U.S. agencies. All they needed to do was connect drug suspects to terrorism, and they could arrest them, haul them back to the United States and flip them in an effort to penetrate “the highest levels of the world’s most significant and notorious criminal organizations,” as then-Special Operations chief Maltz told Congress in November 2011.

As they crunched the massive amounts of intel streaming into the DEA’s Counter Narco-Terrorism Operations Center in Chantilly, Virginia, the agents on Operation Titan
Operation Titan, Perseus and the other cases began to connect the dots and map the contours of one overarching criminal enterprise.

I agree that it is appalling the way Obama swept Hezbollah and terrorism under the rug.

The problem I have is with the DEA. It is an inherently corrupt outfit, dedicated to ruining lives and killing or imprisoning people over victimless consensual activity, and I distrust what they say.

What is especially terrible (and which always goes unnoticed) is that the Drug War provides a perfect economic opportunity for terrorists.

What will also be ignored (and missed entirely by emotional people) is that Hezbollah has also been funded by such things as smuggling cigarettes. So has ISIS.

Our insane laws create huge economic opportunities, and instead of recognizing this simple reality, clueless people are being systematically conditioned to blame “DRUGS!”

Nothing new here. Nothing I could say will change the way people think, and I am so tired of it all that I could scream blog.