Hizballah joins with Latin American drug cartels, creating major threat to Florida
https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 03/14/2018 | Christine Douglass-Williams
Posted on 3/14/2018, 3:00:14 PM by heterosupremacist
An Islamic paramilitary organization financed by Iran has infiltrated large swaths of South America, joined forces with drug cartels and created a major threat to Florida and the rest of the U.S., experts testified at a Congressional Field Hearing in Pensacola on Monday about Hezbollah’s gains in the Western Hemisphere.
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, moderated the hearing at the National Naval Aviation Museum. He said transcripts of the experts’ testimony would be provided to the U.S. House Armed Services and Judiciary committees.
“This hearing is about highlighting the importance of a stable Western Hemisphere and countering threats in our neighborhood,” Gaetz, a freshman congressman who is up for reelection this year, told a crowd of about 300 people gathered in the museum’s Blue Angels Atrium.
Gaetz and a panel of six elected officials from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties questioned three men with expertise in terrorism and narcotics trafficking in Latin America.
Gaetz, a strong supporter of President Donald Trump’s efforts to toughen immigration rules and build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, suggested conditioning aid to Latin America on countries ’efforts to fight terrorism.
Withholding funding is a guaranteed way to get the attention of countries that haven’t done enough to combat the threat, said Gaetz, who has also backed efforts to label Hezbollah as an international criminal and terror organization…
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