Skip to comments.Detroit suburb part of Middle East war (no contradiction between loyal American and Hezbollah)
Posted on 07/27/2006 10:57:43 AM PDT by IrishMike
DEARBORN, Mich., July 27 (UPI) -- With a population of nearly 30,000 Lebanese-Americans, the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Mich., is coming under intense scrutiny from federal investigators.
The reason is that in Dearborn many residents see no contradiction between being a loyal American and backing Hezbollah in its war with Israel, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Watching the fighting going on in the Middle East, the Tribune says many in Dearborn feel betrayed and unfairly targeted by the U.S. government.
Last May the owner of a chain of 15 restaurants called La Shish was indicted for tax evasion, accused of using a double set of books so he could funnel some $20 million to Hezbollah.
Talal Chahine fled to Lebanon to avoid prosecution but reportedly has denied any wrongdoing.
His case of one of several that link Americans with smuggling operations of illicit drugs, cigarettes and baby formula to profit Hezbollah, designated a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department.
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Lebanese organized crime is a serious problem, and not just in the US - ask Aussies about their Lebanese problem.
Okay, who is surprised? They will use our freedoms and laws to destroy US.
Did they back Hezbollah when they murdered 241 U.S. Marines outside of Beirut in '83?
These aren't Americans, they're fifth columnists. ....and they should be stripped of their citizenship and booted out of the country.
Denied wrongdoing but fled back to Lebanon? Yeee...
Kinda hard to blame him. He probably saw what happened to Marc Rich and figured he could eventually get a presidential pardon out of it.
Shame on us for putting up with this Lebanese baloney.
And this is exactly why the Congress should have declared war against the State Dept.'s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations and not simply against "terrorism" in 2001.
Then we would be quite clear about who is supporting America's enemies, and how to deal with them, whether foreign or domestic.
God help me, the lamb shwarma salad at LaShish is the best you can get here in the states.
Loyal American and supporter of terrorists are mutually exclusive. These terrorist sympathizers are not loyal Americans. They are the enemy in our midst.
"Talal Chahine fled to Lebanon to avoid prosecution but reportedly has denied any wrongdoing."
I wonder if this puke was one of the evacuees that got a free ride to America on my tax dollars....
I never had a poor meal at any of the Lebanese restaurants on Warren in the early 90's. A little pricey for someone of my salary at the time, though.
How many of these ungrateful Lebanese were recently evacuated from Lebanon?
These people need to learn a new word....NISEI
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