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Detroit suburb part of Middle East war (no contradiction between loyal American and Hezbollah)
UPI ^ | 7/27/2006

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; dearborn; detroit; hamas; hezbollah; infiltration; israel; jihadinamerica; lebanon; middleeast; middleeastwar; muhammadsminions; terror; terrorism; terrorists; war; waronterror; wot
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1 posted on 07/27/2006 10:57:45 AM PDT by IrishMike
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To: IrishMike

Lebanese organized crime is a serious problem, and not just in the US - ask Aussies about their Lebanese problem.


2 posted on 07/27/2006 11:01:11 AM PDT by farlander (Strategery - sure beats liberalism!)
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To: IrishMike

Okay, who is surprised? They will use our freedoms and laws to destroy US.


3 posted on 07/27/2006 11:01:17 AM PDT by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSR Richard T. Blalock)
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To: IrishMike
"...in Dearborn many residents see no contradiction between being a loyal American and backing Hezbollah..

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.

4 posted on 07/27/2006 11:01:57 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: IrishMike

Denied wrongdoing but fled back to Lebanon? Yeee...


5 posted on 07/27/2006 11:02:43 AM PDT by QQQQ
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To: QQQQ

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.


6 posted on 07/27/2006 11:04:35 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: IrishMike

Shame on us for putting up with this Lebanese baloney.


7 posted on 07/27/2006 11:04:35 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: IrishMike
Many Dearborn members here
8 posted on 07/27/2006 11:04:57 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: QQQQ
Hey, lots of innocent people keep two sets of books! Like, say, Ken Lay for instance...

[/SARCASM]

9 posted on 07/27/2006 11:05:06 AM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: IrishMike
Michigan is home to a large body of disgusting anti-American sentiment...










10 posted on 07/27/2006 11:08:16 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: IrishMike

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.


11 posted on 07/27/2006 11:08:41 AM PDT by angkor
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To: IrishMike

God help me, the lamb shwarma salad at LaShish is the best you can get here in the states.


12 posted on 07/27/2006 11:11:14 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: IrishMike

Loyal American and supporter of terrorists are mutually exclusive. These terrorist sympathizers are not loyal Americans. They are the enemy in our midst.


13 posted on 07/27/2006 11:13:31 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: IrishMike

"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....


14 posted on 07/27/2006 11:14:27 AM PDT by milford421 (UN OUT OF U.S.)
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To: IrishMike

bump


15 posted on 07/27/2006 11:14:29 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Joe 6-pack
A lot of it is in public housing.


16 posted on 07/27/2006 11:15:32 AM PDT by magslinger (Without Freedom, Utopia isn't paradise after all. It's just hell in a fancy prom dress. Steven James)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

High volume. Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel. also

2006israelwar or WOT

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17 posted on 07/27/2006 11:17:09 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: freedomson

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.


18 posted on 07/27/2006 11:18:41 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: IrishMike

How many of these ungrateful Lebanese were recently evacuated from Lebanon?


19 posted on 07/27/2006 11:21:28 AM PDT by monocle
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To: IrishMike

These people need to learn a new word....NISEI


20 posted on 07/27/2006 11:22:04 AM PDT by kaktuskid
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To: IrishMike

These people need to learn a new word....NISEI


21 posted on 07/27/2006 11:22:16 AM PDT by kaktuskid
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To: IrishMike

I have forgotten...Is Detroit now referred to a New Falujah, or is it Dearborn?


22 posted on 07/27/2006 11:27:31 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (Always bring a liberal to a gunfight)
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To: FDNYRHEROES

..New Falujah

I like Rush Limbaughs version ?


23 posted on 07/27/2006 11:28:47 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: flynmudd

The enemy within.


24 posted on 07/27/2006 11:31:17 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: IrishMike

>>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.<<

We used to LOVE to go to La Shish. The atmosphere is really cool and you can watch them make pita right near the tables. My girls always thought that it was where Jasmine from Aladdin lives.
When this story broke, it ended our eating there. If anyone is north of Detroit and would like the same great food at a cheaper price and NOT supporting terrorists, go to the Meer at 16 mile and Dequindre. It is owned by Chaldean Catholics in the area. Ask for Moe.


25 posted on 07/27/2006 11:42:17 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: freedomson
God help me, the lamb shwarma salad at LaShish is the best you can get here in the states.

You're right - but I had to stop eating at LaShish when all this came out. There's plenty of other good Middle Eastern restaurants around where I don't have to worry about my lunch money going to support terrorists.

26 posted on 07/27/2006 11:45:27 AM PDT by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: netmilsmom

Ever been to 'Ikes's' on Van Dyke and about 17mile?


27 posted on 07/27/2006 11:46:51 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: freedomson

Is that a middle eastern restauant?
Did they have a lunch buffet in the past?

If that's the one, my hubby was there at one point but we have yet to go.


28 posted on 07/27/2006 11:48:43 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Tokra

Until somebody can do it better, I won't be able to help myself.


29 posted on 07/27/2006 11:49:17 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: freedomson

Try the Meer!
They have "to die for" Shawarma. If you go for lunch, they have a shawarma sandwich, with the pickle inside and just the right amount of tahini for real inexpensive.

I remember one Mother's Day, we got carryout at lunch time and fed four of us for about 13.00.


30 posted on 07/27/2006 11:53:26 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: netmilsmom
Yeah, it's Lebanese, it's pretty good but, no LaShish. Try the Sheik Al'mishee if you go and even if it's not on the menu that day they will make it for you.

Tallahs (sp?) is the place your thinking about. That place was great but somebody else took over and ruined it and now it's closed.

31 posted on 07/27/2006 11:53:32 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: freedomson
Until somebody can do it better, I won't be able to help myself.

If you have to give them your money - go ahead. Just make sure you sprinkle it with a little pork blood first.

32 posted on 07/27/2006 11:54:53 AM PDT by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: Tokra

>>Just make sure you sprinkle it with a little pork blood first.<<

LOLOLOL!


33 posted on 07/27/2006 11:58:18 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: freedomson

>>Yeah, it's Lebanese, it's pretty good but, no LaShish. Try the Sheik Al'mishee if you go and even if it's not on the menu that day they will make it for you.<<

We'll have to give it a try! Thanks!


34 posted on 07/27/2006 11:59:16 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
"These aren't Americans, they're fifth columnists. ....and they should be stripped of their citizenship and booted out of the country."

I couldn't agree more.

35 posted on 07/27/2006 12:07:31 PM PDT by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: Tokra

There is not a gas station or party store in Southeast Michigan that is not owned by Arabs.


36 posted on 07/27/2006 12:36:18 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: freedomson

Know of any decent Chaldean places on the west side -- Westland, Canton area ? I won't go to that craphole called Ann Arbor.


37 posted on 07/27/2006 12:40:04 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: FDNYRHEROES

Detroit is 90% black. Dearborn is 90% Arab.


38 posted on 07/27/2006 12:41:55 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: netmilsmom

I make my own falafel.


39 posted on 07/27/2006 12:41:58 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 10-17)
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To: Alouette

>>I make my own falafel<<

You sharing?


40 posted on 07/27/2006 12:49:36 PM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: IrishMike

41 posted on 07/27/2006 12:53:54 PM PDT by John Lenin (It was like going to church, except Ozzy Osbourne was there)
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To: Joe 6-pack

You can add Granholm, Levin, Stabenow, Conyers, Kilpatrick and a host of clowns in the State Senate and State House.

In June of 2006, Michigan lost 64,000 jobs. Outside of Louisiana and Missisppi (Katrina), Michigan has the worst job creation growth. Granholm was on the campaign trail boasting of Google opening up a place in Ann Arbor (figures) and bringing 1,000 jobs in. Sorry Granholm-they're not going to be hiring Michigan residents. And Michigan ranks 2nd in the country for U-Haul rentals....people are getting out of the state.


42 posted on 07/27/2006 1:00:21 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: netmilsmom

HOMEMADE FALAFEL

1 c. dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
1 medium onion
3 garlic cloves
1 jalapeno pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
1 Tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro
4 Tbsp. bread crumbs
4 Tbsp. water
Vegetable oil for frying

Grind chickpeas, garlic, onion and jalapeno in food processor. Mix in bowl with remaining ingredients. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Heat the oil in a wide saucepan or wok. Drop falafel balls by the teaspoon-full into boiling oil, fry until brown. You can add a jalapeno to the fry oil.

Serve in pita with hummus, tehina, salad, harissa.


43 posted on 07/27/2006 1:07:20 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 10-17)
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To: Alouette

Lady! You are the best!


44 posted on 07/27/2006 1:15:25 PM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Westlander

Your best bet is to go into Dearborn.


45 posted on 07/27/2006 1:16:15 PM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

In the early part of the 20th century, Arabs and other immigrants began assembling Fords in Highland Park, situated within metropolitan Detroit. When the company moved to Dearborn in 1924, many of the Arabs, mainly Shiite from South Lebanon, moved with the company to the South End. Palestinian Muslims joined them after the 1948 war and the creation of the state of Israel. In the 1960s, large numbers of Arabs, including Yemeni Muslims, immigrated. The Lebanese civil war and other Middle East wars in the 1970s and 1980s brought still more Arab immigrants to Dearborn , with the fallout of the Gulf War bringing up to 5,000 Iraqi refugees.

Let's hope you never bought a Ford vehicle.


46 posted on 07/27/2006 1:49:31 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Alberta's Child
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.

Only with a rat president and if his wife had large "attributes".

47 posted on 07/27/2006 3:46:29 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Democrats soil institutions.)
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To: freedomson

You should try one in Beirut...;-)


48 posted on 07/27/2006 5:20:34 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: Mr. Mojo

That will have to happen, eventually.


49 posted on 07/27/2006 6:30:45 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: netmilsmom
If anyone is north of Detroit and would like the same great food at a cheaper price and NOT supporting terrorists, go to the Meer at 16 mile and Dequindre.

Good tip, thanks...

Dearborn is my home town and that of Henry Ford... I used to bicycle around the old Ford mansion long before it was ever a tourism interest by the stinky old Rouge River...

Last time I visited the area, I went to Greek Town... The food was fantastic and the Cypriot beer was one of the few I will actually drink...

What really bugged me was the patrols of Wayne County sheriff's deputies walking the beat downtown Detroit in gangs of six or seven. Why not Detroit PD??? Have things gotten so bad that the municipal police have just walked away? (Detroit is another Democrat corrupted filth pit.)

Another place I love is Frankenmuth. That family style, all you can eat chicken dinner at Zender's is always a must on my itinerary... Those Germans know how to eat...

I fondly remember Camp Dearborn as a younger child, but it was taken over by the Islamic thugs by the time I got to be a teenager.

The same sort of thing happened to the Greenfield Village. Now instead of actually being able to walk around in some of the old buildings, they have plexiglass partitions and alarms to keep people from stealing the artifacts.

50 posted on 07/27/2006 8:25:09 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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