Feb 20 2010
Now that Hezbollah, the group that blew up the Marine barracks in Lebanon, has been glorified and legitimatized by Obama’s Terror Czar, John Brennan, they have released their first music video. Will an invitation to the White House be next?
Hezbollah Black Market right here in Miami
From ATLAS SHRUGS MIAMI – Three men were charged in an indictment unsealed Friday with illegally exporting electronics and video games to a SouthAmerican shopping center that U.S. officials claim funnels money to the Hezbollah militant group.
The men, along with a fourth still being sought in South America, are accused of violating a U.S. ban on transactions involving people or entities on a Treasury Department list of suspected terrorist fundraising networks. Hezbollah is considered a terrorist group by the U.S. (Not anymore, apparently)
The shopping center, Galeria Page in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, was included on the banned list in December 2006 along with owner Muhammad Yusif Abdallah. Abdallah is described as a senior Hezbollah leader in a region of South America long considered a haven for counterfeiting, smuggling, piracy and other crimes.
The suspects arrested in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation were identified in court documents as Khaled Safadi, 56, and 43-year-old Emilio Gonzalez, both of Miami; and 46-year-old Ulises Talavera-Campos, a citizen of Paraguay. The men also face charges of conspiracy and smuggling. They face a maximum of 35 years each in prison if convicted. About $1 million in exports were identified by ICE, the FBI, Treasury officials and other investigators with Miami’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. The men allegedly used fake invoices, false addresses and phony names to mask the true destination of the goods. The companies involved also were indicted.
John Morton, assistant Homeland Security secretary for ICE, said the arrests will disrupt a network involved in “the illicit trade of commodities that support terrorist activities and ultimately threaten the national security of the United States.“