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In Stunning Move, UN and US Delist Nasreddin and His Companies from Sanctions
Counterterrorism Blog ^ | November 16, 2007 | Jonathan Winer

Posted on 11/18/2007 9:36:15 AM PST by khnyny

In a move subject to no publicity whatsoever, and so far not reported by the press, the UN Security Council today without explanation removed Ahmed Idris Nasreddin and 12 of his companies from the terrorist sanctions list, freeing them from sanctions on a global basis. The UN action followed a similar action by the United States dated yesterday.

The move reflects a 180 degree change from previous assessments of Nasreddin, as articulated by the U.S. Treasury when he and his companies were designated as terrorist financiers by the G-7 on April 19, 2002 and by the UN a week later.

At that time, Treasury stated that Nasreddin operated an extensive financial network providing support for terrorist related activities through commercial holdings which included "an extensive conglomeration of businesses" from which he derived income and conducted transactions. Back then, Treasury stated without qualifiication that "Nasreddin’s corporate holdings and financial network provide direct support for Nada and Bank Al Taqwa," themselves designated as terrorist financiers by the U.S. on November 7, 2001, and the UN on November 9, 2001.

Five years ago, the U.S. Treasury stated that Nasreddin held a controlling interest in Akida Bank, also on the terrorist finance sanctions list, which it described as not being a functional banking institution but a shell company lacking a physical presence, and which had its license revoked by the Bahamian government.

Treasury further stated that Bank Al Taqwa, for which Nasreddin was a director, was established in 1988 with significant backing from the Muslim Brotherhood, which had been involved in financing radical groups such as the Palestinian Hamas, Algeria's Islamic Salvation Front and Armed Islamic Group, Tunisia's An-Nahda, and Usama bin Laden and his Al Qaida organization.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: algerias; alqaeda; brotherhood; hamas; islam; islamic; muhammadsminions; muslim; nasreddin; palestinian; stopislamization; un; waronislamism; wot

1 posted on 11/18/2007 9:36:16 AM PST by khnyny
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To: khnyny

He must have contributed to alot of campaign funds....


2 posted on 11/18/2007 9:37:54 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA
Or rolled on his buddies ...

"OK, you are free to go, we've delisted you"

"you did what???"

"we took you off the list, no strings attached"

"Merciful Allah, you cannot do that! What will the boys back at the jihad think, that I sang like a canary???"

"that is no concern of ours, you must leave now"

"noooooooooo, I won't go! you cannot make me. Please, send me to Gitmo."


3 posted on 11/18/2007 9:43:45 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: EagleUSA

Here’s an article from a couple years ago on this guy:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8421366/

Very strange.


4 posted on 11/18/2007 9:45:36 AM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: NonValueAdded

“noooooooooo, I won’t go! you cannot make me. Please, send me to Gitmo.”
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You may have a point there....just let mother nature take its course, right? Perception is everything. Reality does not count....maybe that is the gameplan :-)


5 posted on 11/18/2007 9:47:39 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA
I hope we have players who would make moves like that.

Bill or Hill would be open to the bribe, though. He surely proved that with the pardons.

6 posted on 11/18/2007 9:52:42 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: EagleUSA
He must have contributed to a lot of campaign funds....

Or ratted out some very key Al Qaeda figures.

7 posted on 11/18/2007 9:57:30 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: EagleUSA
You may have a point there....just let mother nature take its course, right? Perception is everything. Reality does not count....maybe that is the gameplan :-)

The game is this. We are witnessing the emergence of a worldwide feudal system of control where corporate wealth buys power. It does not answer to the people. It bribes local governments. Modern feudal barons are playing a new game of conquest. They are more sophisticated than the medieval ones. They pretend not to exist. It's easier for them to keep their heads that way. Like the medieval lords, they are enlisting the people in a crusade to stop the spread of Islam not because they are religious but because the Muslims want to acquire wealth of the feudal lords. This is a repeat of the medieval crusades. The game is all about wealth and power.

8 posted on 11/18/2007 10:05:11 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The only good Mullah is a dead Mullah. The only good Mosque is the one that used to be there.)
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To: khnyny

What was the cost? And there was a financial transaction(s) under the table.


9 posted on 11/18/2007 10:11:38 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

The game is this. We are witnessing the emergence of a worldwide feudal system of control where corporate wealth buys power. It does not answer to the people. It bribes local governments. Modern feudal barons are playing a new game of conquest. They are more sophisticated than the medieval ones. They pretend not to exist. It’s easier for them to keep their heads that way. Like the medieval lords, they are enlisting the people in a crusade to stop the spread of Islam not because they are religious but because the Muslims want to acquire wealth of the feudal lords. This is a repeat of the medieval crusades. The game is all about wealth and power....
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Worth restating. It is true, especially from the standpoint that it is about wealth and power. But too, I feel it extends well beyond Islam. We are witnessing the destruction of borders, the deliberate disobeyance of laws, and in our case, the outright destruction of the soverignty of our nation by elitists and one-world fools who are operating with impunity and are also working hard to isolate the opinion and wishes of the American people by removing as much control and accountability away from the voting booth and into the hands of traitor politicians who are isolating and hiding their objectives from the common citizen, who, in theory, they are accountable to.


10 posted on 11/18/2007 10:39:09 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: khnyny

Hard to say without more information. Maybe something will emerge later.

I gather that this guy is Nigerian. There are certainly some nasty Muslims in Nigeria, and they have a long history of persecuting the Christians there. There was a vicious civil war some years back against the Ibos of the south. But Nigeria also has at least some kind of record of people cooperating and living together despite these religious differences.

Who knows? It would be nice to think that he has vowed to clean up his act and help hold things together, instead of promoting Jihad.

Muslim charities are strange things. They might help to feed the poor, but at the same time they can be used to kill people. Maybe he agreed to clean up his charity.

It would be nice to think so.


11 posted on 11/18/2007 11:00:03 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

You sound like a member of Workers of the World Unite. Time to drag Hank Rearden into court?


12 posted on 11/18/2007 11:29:18 AM PST by expatpat
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To: expatpat
You sound like a member of Workers of the World Unite. Time to drag Hank Rearden into court?

Your drivel belies your ignorance.

13 posted on 11/18/2007 11:52:49 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The only good Mullah is a dead Mullah. The only good Mosque is the one that used to be there.)
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To: EagleUSA

yup

some wheels got some green grease


14 posted on 11/18/2007 1:55:56 PM PST by Casaubon (Internet Research Ninja Masta)
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To: Cicero
Now if he’d just get his Nigerian attorneys to stop emailing me all those letters, I’d be fully behind this!
15 posted on 11/18/2007 2:06:22 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: Cicero
Here’s the actual UN link:

http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2007/sc9172.doc.htm

It looks like this guy has/had businesses and addresses worldwide, including, Milan, Italy, Morocco and the Bahamas.

16 posted on 11/18/2007 5:43:39 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: Cicero

It appears from the UN documents that Nasreddin has Italian citizenship.


17 posted on 11/18/2007 5:45:18 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: khnyny

Thanks. Yes, it appears that we don’t really know a whole lot about this guy, why he was put on the list, or why he was taken off.

Could be a lot of explanations, some of them sinister, some of them in our national interest, some of them a shade of gray, as they say.


18 posted on 11/18/2007 7:31:01 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: khnyny
I guess this is Bush’s version of Clinton’s pardon party just before he left office. Wonder how much it cost Nasreddin?
19 posted on 11/19/2007 7:37:23 AM PST by monday
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
“The game is this. We are witnessing the emergence of a worldwide feudal system of control where corporate wealth buys power. It does not answer to the people. It bribes local governments. Modern feudal barons are playing a new game of conquest....”

lol, nice tin foil hat ya got there....

20 posted on 11/19/2007 7:41:02 AM PST by monday
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To: expatpat

That was kind of funny. Anyways, here’s my take Expat. I simply see an abandonment of our ‘your with us or against us’ State Department policy after 911.

Now I see us trying to partner with corrupt regimes who are more are less the puppeteers of proxy terrorist states like Iran, Syria and North Korea. In other words, we are trying to bribe our way out of the WOT and future conflicts.

Of course, this never works for long as it is construed by nations such as Russia and China as an act of weakness to be exploited to the nth. The moment we attempt to hold our unholy alliance partners accountable at all, the more they simply ratchet back the pressure from the proxy states.

The real problem with this strategy is that nukes are now involved. Russia and China have created Frankenstein monsters. You cannot permantely control Frankenstein, you can only restrain him temporarily. Frankestein is a good analogy to me. At first, Frankenstein lashes out and destroys the good townspeople’s home. But later, he feels he has lost everything and then hunts down and destroys his master.


21 posted on 11/19/2007 4:28:31 PM PST by quant5
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To: quant5

The State Department has been weak-kneed for many, many years.


22 posted on 11/19/2007 5:46:47 PM PST by expatpat
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