Threat from Hezballah terror groups drug operations a good reason to use defense funding to build border wall
Roger L Simon:
The president often references the opioid crisis to justify the need for a wall on our southern border, but he rarely invokes what may be an even greater (related) justification for making the barrier a national security issue and utilizing the military budget for its construction -- the presence of the Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah.Obama killed an opportunity to go after teh Hezballah drug trade in order to get his bad Iran deal. It is another reason he is one of the worst Presidents in history. The move would also put the Democrats who oppose the wall on teh defensive and on the side of the terrorists.
Hezbollah's deep involvement in the drug trade is well known. They use it to finance their murderous activities throughout the Middle East, including the Syrian civil war with its endless carnage and massive refugee crisis. But it doesn't end there -- not even close. They have reached extensively into Latin America, exploiting a network of proxies and Lebanese ex-pats from Venezuela to Paraguay.
Like the ultra-violent Mexican cartels, with whom they collaborate, Hezbollah is among the world's biggest drug pushers, managing marijuana and opium poppy farms across the globe. The fruits of their labor are sold to you-know-who while they employ some of the most sophisticated money-laundering methods extant.
Besides that, Hezbollah has the biggest non-state army in the world with an estimated full-time force of 25,000 and a similar number of reservists. Estimates of their rocket capability range from a 40,000 to 150,000 count, considerably more than most countries.
Nobody knows how many Hezbollah operatives have already infiltrated the U.S. through our porous southern border, but given the terror organization's aforementioned extensive history in Latin America (detailed last June by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' Emanuele Ottolenghi) it's hard to be optimistic.