Introduction — Jan 21, 2018
I’m not here to champion Hezbollah, I’m not even Muslim but some obvious inconsistencies need to be highlighted.
Allegations that Hezbollah was involved in drug trafficking are an obvious attempt to smear the group. Hezbollah follows the dictates of Shia Islam, which expressly discourages the consumption of alcohol and other intoxicants.
According to the Koran quoted in Inter-Islam.org:
“Every intoxicant is unlawful.”
So naturally the prohibition applies not only to alcohol but to hallucinogenic drugs and opiates too. Making it extremely unlikely that a group like Hezbollah that adheres to the dictates of Shia Islam would help in an activity forbidden by the Koran.
However, we know that the CIA has been involved in drug related activities. Starting with the Korean War and Vietnam through to Nicaragua and more recently Afghanistan, the U.S. government or its agencies have allegedly been in the production and trafficking of drugs.
It’s an old Illuminati ploy to accuse adversaries of crimes that they are involved in and this seems to be exactly what is happening here. Ed.
Hezbollah denies U.S. accusations of drug trafficking
Reuters — Jan 19, 2018
Hezbollah denied any involvement in drug trafficking on Friday after the U.S. administration set up a team to investigate Hezbollah-linked drug trafficking.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said last week the creation of the Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team would ensure the completion of an investigation programme called Project Cassandra.
“In recent weeks there were American accusations that are not new,” said Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Hezbollah political and military movement.
“These accusations are unjust, not based on any facts, and have no truth,” he said in a televised address. Nasrallah added that Hezbollah had a very clear religious and moral stance which forbids drugs and drug trading.
U.S. Republicans have criticised former President Barack Obama after a report that his administration hindered the Drug Enforcement Administration programme targeting Hezbollah, during its negotiation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
The United States classifies the Iran-backed Shi‘ite Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.
Reporting by Ellen Francis; editing by Andrew Roche