Greece: A Drug-Smuggling Case With Global Implications

The true culprit, however, is the “deep state” … It is an open secret by now that heroin revenues are used by Middle East regimes to fund terrorist organizations, such as ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. The case of the Noor 1 illustrates one of the ways that both the drugs themselves and terrorist operations are exported to Europe. Ironically, Greece, a country in poverty and beholden to Germany and the European Union to keep it afloat, appears manipulated from within by malevolent forces posing as legitimate members of the elite. The complete dismantling of the drug-terrorism circuit is not only a pressing issue for Greece. It is an international security imperative.

Editor’s note: The author mentions Iran repeatedly. The primary source for heroin is Afghanistan where the poppy fields are guarded and protected by the US military. Iran has been fighting a battle for years to prevent herion from…

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