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US Treasury Department Links Major Drug Trafficker to Key Hezbollah Supporter in South America
U.S. Treasury Press Release ^ | June 27 2012 | U.S. Treasury Press

Posted on 06/29/2012 5:25:01 PM PDT by LSUfan

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated four individuals and three entities involved in laundering the proceeds of narcotics trafficking for drug kingpin Ayman Joumaa. Treasury also designated a Colombia-based individual under its terrorism authority, Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, for directing Hezbollah’s fundraising activities in the Americas. This individual was previously designated under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for his role in narcotics-related money laundering. Today’s designations further expose Ayman Joumaa’s network as a major narcotics and money laundering enterprise that has reach throughout the Americas and the Middle East with links to Hezbollah. As with the February 2011 action against Lebanese Canadian Bank, these actions again highlight Hezbollah’s links to major South American narcotics money laundering organizations.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: drugs; hezbollah; hizballah; islam; jihad; religionofpeace; terrorism; warondrugs

1 posted on 06/29/2012 5:25:16 PM PDT by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan

How soon do we start shipping machine-guns to them, I wonder....?


2 posted on 06/29/2012 5:33:30 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: LSUfan

The Treasury Department as a flow chart of the Joumaa network here.
http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/06272012_harb.pdf


3 posted on 06/29/2012 5:37:10 PM PDT by endthematrix (The Name of the Game is BAILOUT.)
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To: gaijin

Fast and furious.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 5:42:49 PM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: LSUfan

If it wasn’t for the stupid WOSD ( War On Some Drugs—liquid kind are OK ) these problems won’t exist

Like Al Capone said about bootleg booze—gambling—prostitution —I am only giving people what they want


5 posted on 06/29/2012 5:59:23 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: LSUfan

If it wasn’t for the stupid WOSD ( War On Some Drugs—liquid kind are OK ) these problems won’t exist

Like Al Capone said about bootleg booze—gambling—prostitution —I am only giving people what they want


6 posted on 06/29/2012 5:59:39 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: LSUfan

Have they visited the White Hut lately?


7 posted on 06/29/2012 6:05:35 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: uncbob

I don’t think that Hezbollah and terrorism will disappear just because America legalizes drugs, or any other crime.


8 posted on 06/29/2012 6:46:38 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12
I don’t think that Hezbollah and terrorism will disappear just because America legalizes drugs, or any other crime.

Any other crime ?

I bet you thought PROHIBITION and all its related crime was great and never should have been repealed
9 posted on 06/30/2012 4:37:01 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: LSUfan

Hey, hussein needs to invite his brother to the white hut for a strtergy meeting. Maybe thepotus can hand this thug some guns as well.


10 posted on 06/30/2012 5:05:03 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: uncbob

That is deep, never heard about that prohibition argument, of course comparing banning something so fundamental to health, entertainment, social life, food preservation, daily life, and the church, as alcohol has been for many thousands of years in Western Civilization to dealing with a modern drug issue is the same to you.


11 posted on 06/30/2012 9:46:27 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Yeah it is the same

Show me how it is different

Alcohol is a liquid drug

BTW I would rather have people smoking POT than drinking beer or hard liquor

And in case you are interested
I don’t use drugs—liquid—powder or leaf


12 posted on 06/30/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob

Try looking at the thousands of years of the relationship of alcohol in Western Civilization.


13 posted on 06/30/2012 11:28:26 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Yeah those 1000s of years have produced far more problems for individuals and families than drugs have

But the fallout from the WOD is far worse than what PROHIBITION caused—Hell whole countries have become battlefields Mexico—Colombia—and our own streets

Not to speak of the on going loss of our freedoms and corruption in the police departments etc that is occurring

Prisons are overcrowded and criminals are out on the streets because of lack of prison space

We learned nothing from the evils that PROHIBITION caused


14 posted on 06/30/2012 11:53:08 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob

If you agree with the left and want to make drugs legal then do what you feel you must, leftist activism has it’s place to I guess.


15 posted on 06/30/2012 12:17:12 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

So no rebuttal to the points in my argument but ‘Agreeing with the left”

Sad to see so many on the Right wanting more government control over our lives

BTW William Buckley and Milton Friedman agree with me As Friedman predicted because of the huge monetary rewards involved the WOD will be a complete failure and it is

You can get POT anytime you want—Just ask any honest cop

Even Sarah Palin said legalizing POT should be studied

Biggest problem on our college campuses is not drugs but alcohol use

There is more spousal abuse child abuse traffic accidents etc etc involved with alcohol than drugs


16 posted on 06/30/2012 12:49:15 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob

Gosh, Will Buckley, never heard that argument, that was as amazing as bringing up the short lived prohibition.

You have the total devotion of the left to your agenda, conservatives will fight to prevent the legalization of Heroin and Cannabis and Meth and Crack, and of all the new stuff the scientists around the world can devise form today and in the future.


17 posted on 06/30/2012 1:00:03 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Well there are a heck of a lot of posters on this CONSERVATIVE site that more than agree with me
I guess they are all left wing plants

And again all you do is say I am in bed with the left but not one rebuttal to the points I delineated

As far a PROBITION yeah it was short lived because the people had enough sense to see the great harm it was causing unlike the WOD

And I guarantee the one group that positively does not want the WOD to end are the DRUG LORDS

And if using drugs is illegal why not arrest the users not just the so called dealers
If they didn’t use it all this would end

As Al Capone said during Prohibition “If the public didn’t want it I couldn’t sell it I am just giving the public what they want “

The only way you will ever end drug use is through a POLICE STATE because the current WOD with the tons of $$$$ spent on it sure ain’t working and the WOD was lost years ago

But I am sure all you will reply is that I agree with the left


18 posted on 06/30/2012 3:04:25 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob

Crime gangs and criminals will always have some crime to sell, to perform, and the more they can penetrate and corrupt mainstream non-drug using America, then the more havoc they can wreak.

Mainstreaming Heroin and Meth, Pot, Hashish, and Opium, and Crack and all the stuff waiting to be invented in the laboratories, mixed into cocktails and sold at the 7-11, release that in combination with modern welfare and social support, and lack of community and a population of third and second world immigrant Americans by the tens of millions, and we will have hell on earth.

Drugs law in the first place started in the 1800s because even that well churched, Christian, homogeneous, small, non-welfare population was starting to weaken through abuse and addiction and crime in the urban areas.

The mafia, tongs and countless other cartels and crime gangs predate American drug laws, and yes there are drugged up people here on FR who agree with the left on drugs, we even have libertarians here.


19 posted on 06/30/2012 3:54:14 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Sure there will always be gangs etc etc
But the explosion of drug wars drug cartels that are ruining Mexico and Colombia etc stared with the WOD circa 1964

And the stuff is readily available NOW in all our big cities

And I can play that association game as well as you

Good to see your are in agreement with the groups that more than any others want it to remain illegal—the Drug Cartels and Drug Lords


20 posted on 06/30/2012 4:20:38 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob

You have no idea how crime leaders vote around the world, or whether they support the left or right in America (although I guess the left), but we do know that you are supporting a goal of the American left.

You might want to look at Latin America, even Mexico’s violence before the 1950s it is traditional.

1964 Columbia?
Columbia between 1948 and 1958 dabbled in good old fashioned Latin violence. “Scholars, however, estimate that between 200,000 and 300,000 lives were lost, 600,000 and 800,000 injured, and almost one million displaced. La Violencia affected 20% of the population, directly or indirectly.”


21 posted on 06/30/2012 4:57:09 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Yeah yeah yeah all you can do is say I support the left
All my points never get answered

Drink your liquid drugs and keep lying to yourself that you are morally superior to the POT smokers


22 posted on 06/30/2012 6:57:10 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: ansel12
If drugs were decriminalized, they would go on to something else that is forbidden such as human trafficking or child porn which they probably already do. What about counterfeiting—if we let everyone print their own money, we wouldn't have to lock up counterfeiters.

They go after things that are forbidden but what are we going to do, make everything legal so that criminals can't exploit the forbidden?

23 posted on 07/06/2012 7:51:16 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

You said that very well, I fully agree.


24 posted on 07/07/2012 11:54:23 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: uncbob

You ignored that post, Mexico and Columbia were important to you and I posted information on them.

America resisting drugs did not ruin those countries.


25 posted on 07/07/2012 11:59:12 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Sure introduced a new element of lawlessness and murder and violence and corruption that they did not need and in Mexico’s case spilling over our borders

WE have enough problems with illegals without the gang type druggies joining them


26 posted on 07/08/2012 8:07:34 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: ansel12

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2903648/posts


27 posted on 07/08/2012 8:09:47 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob

Crime gangs existed before American law, and they will exist even if the left wins every victory.

Columbia and Mexico have always been violent, supporting the left’s agenda won’t end that.


28 posted on 07/08/2012 12:52:01 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Yeah right drug gangsters have always been coming across our borders
And the USA had to send military aid to Colombia for the WOD

And all you keep repeating is supporting the left

Did you go to that link

Tells it like it is

Someday you will wake up

I use to be like you till I really put some thought into the situation

Most Ironic thing is after the Police SWAT or DEA has one of their wonderful police state raids afterwards they head for the nearest bar and get bombed to celebrate


29 posted on 07/08/2012 1:27:25 PM PDT by uncbob
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