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News Analysis 🔎 by Jeff Carlson @themarketswork | Terrorists linked to #Hezbollah were stockpiling bomb-making ingredients—including 3 tons of ammonium nitrate—in #London in 2015 in what was described as a “secret British bomb factory.”

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The 2015 case was kept “hidden from the public” until now.

The decision to hide the information occurred during a period of intense public debate over the @BarackObama admin's #IranNuclearDeal.

Obama hailed the deal, claiming, “Every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off.”
Notably, Obama never submitted the #IranNuclearDeal to Congress because he knew it had no chance of passing. The #Iranian parliament also never approved the deal nor did #Iran's president sign it.
The Obama @StateDept acknowledged the deal was not legally binding in a letter: “The success of the JCPOA will depend not on whether it is legally binding or signed, but rather on the extensive verification measures we have put in place…” nationalreview.com/2015/11/state-…
The political shakiness of the #IranNuclearDeal combined with ongoing scrutiny of its various flaws makes today’s news of the fall 2015 discovery of a huge cache of ammonium nitrate—a common ingredient in homemade bombs—particularly noteworthy.
“The plot was uncovered by MI5 and the Met Police just months after the UK signed up to the Iran nuclear deal.”

The @Telegraph reported: “A well-placed source described the plot as ‘proper organized terrorism’”
For reasons unexplained in the article, the discovery of the explosives cache was not made public at the time and was even kept hidden from other US and UK politicians.
According to a lengthy, detailed, and highly critical December 2017 @Politico report, the Obama admin may have derailed a “campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah” known as #ProjectCassandra. politico.com/interactives/2…
Begun in 2008 after @DEAHQ amassed evidence that #Hezbollah was engaging in drugs and weapons trafficking, the investigation traced its way to the “innermost circle of Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran.”

According to the report, “Hezbollah’s network moved metric ton…
… quantities of cocaine [to] launder drug proceeds on a global scale, and procure weapons and … explosives.”

It was at this point that political roadblocks by the Obama admin began to appear.
“As Project Cassandra reached higher into the hierarchy of the conspiracy, Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way,” @Politico reported.

The article quoted Katherine Bauer, a former @USTreasury official in the Obama…
…admin, who had testified to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs:

“Under the Obama administration … these [Hezbollah-related] investigations were tamped down, for fear of rocking the boat with Iran and jeopardizing the nuclear deal.” documentcloud.org/documents/4329…
As it turns out, there is also a tie to the ongoing #Spygate scandal.

@FoxNews confirmed in Jan 2018 that #BruceOhr, “as the head of OCDETF, was directly involved with Project Cassandra, the interagency investigation spearheaded by the DEA that tracked a massive international…
…drug and money-laundering scheme allegedly run by Hezbollah.”

#BruceOhr was used as a conduit for unofficial info from former #MI6 #Spy Christopher Steele—who authored the now-infamous #SteeleDossier.
The US declared #Hezbollah a #Terrorist organization in 1997, but the #UK did not do so until February 2019, more than 3 years after the bomb-making plot was uncovered.

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