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U.S. Anti-Hezbollah Law Unfairly Targeting Charity Network

teleSUR | May 21, 2016

A Lebanese charity network run by a Shiite Muslim cleric said it had been unfairly caught up in new U.S. financial sanctions against Hezbollah, accusing Lebanese banks of applying the restrictions too widely.

The U.S. act passed in December threatens to punish any organization providing significant finance to Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, deemed a terrorist organization by Washington.

The Mabarrat foundation told Reuters that some Lebanese banks, scared of risking international isolation, had frozen some of its accounts, even though it had no political affiliation.

The foundation was established by the late Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah, a top authority in Shiite Islam who was an early mentor to Hezbollah but later distanced himself from its ties to Iran. He died in 2010.

Sayyed Ali Fadlallah, his son, declined to say which bank or banks had frozen the accounts.

“The foundation’s name was not mentioned in this law … what is happening now are precautionary measures taken by some institutions that are dealing with this matter far removed from the accuracy required to ensure no one is done an injustice,” Fadlallah told Reuters in an interview on Friday.

The foundation generates funding through individual donations and a network of businesses including hotels, restaurants and petrol stations.

“We felt from our meeting with some of the banks that they are afraid and wanted to take precautions that were greater than necessary,” said Fadlallah, whose charities include schools, hospitals and orphanages.

The U.S. Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act has ignited an unprecedented dispute between Hezbollah, Lebanon’s most powerful group, and the central bank.

The Shiite militia is Lebanon’s most powerful political and military group, has provided crucial support to the Syrian army, along with Iranian forces and the Russian air force. The group is estimated to have lost around 1,200 fighters in Syria’s five-year-old conflict. It has dealt serious blows to the Nusra Front, which is linked to al-Qaeda, and the Islamic State group.

The organization has said the law will lead to “a wide rift” between Lebanese citizens and the banks, suggesting many Shiites would stop dealing with banks for fear of being sanctioned.

The central bank has said the U.S. law must be applied to avoid the international isolation of Lebanon’s banking sector.

Central bank governor Riad Salameh said in a May 17 statement that banks that intended to close accounts of individuals or organizations considered to be in breach of the U.S. law must provide justification for that decision, and wait for a response from a central bank committee.

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4 Comments »

  1. I smell the putrid odor of a disease-oozing rat here, a Zionist rat (pig?). The US Treasury’s “Terrorist Financing” unit, established on the order of 12 years ago and run successively by ober-Zionist Zio-entity-firsters (the most current may still be David Cohen…Leavey and Levitt preceded him), is rabid-pig-frothing-at-the-mouth intent on wrapping any and all Muslim financial activities into its lust to fuel Islamophobia and advance the interests of the Zioentity so-called Israel. No doubt in my mind that the mentioned law was lobbied for by, with testimony in favor of, the TF unit that surely took over as soon as Obama signed it and ran with focused (psychotic) fever. May God damn them all….

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    Comment by roberthstiver | May 21, 2016 | Reply

  2. Daniel Glaser is 2nd in command at the Treasury’s sham outfit on terrorism and financial intelligence, which is the bureaucratic twin of the ‘War of Terror’ against the Muslim world. A monster that was spawned after the Israeli masterminded 9/11 False Flag.

    Here’s a good article that lays out what those traitorous SOB’s are doing in American’s name. The current Acting Under Secretary is Adam Szubin. Cohen became the #2 Yid at the CIA.

    http://dissidentvoice.org/2014/09/u-s-treasurys-office-of-terrorism-and-financial-intelligence/

    Between the Zionist Jew control of the FED and US Treasury, they’ve got the USA by the short hairs and all we can do is gaze with stupefied faces at our HDTV.

    Another Jew Inc financial terrorist outfit, is the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, which also goes after Iran and it’s headed by Jennifer Shasky, who is leaving to take a job at HSBC.

    This is the ‘soft side’ of occupation, the Palestinians know first-hand what the other side looks and feels like. But they do go after ‘bad guys’ here in the States, like Farmer’s Markets. And oversee casinos, which must make Sheldon Adelson a very happy and rich fucker.

    WTFU America, there isn’t much time left to take back our nation before the parasites suck all the life and wealth from our marrow.

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    Comment by Greg Bacon | May 22, 2016 | Reply

  3. Thanks for a great comment, Greg. I hadn’t read the Stanton CounterPunch article; I’d like to see it updated from 2014 to this 2016, but it is in any event an eye-opener. This is the extract from it that most revolted me: “UANI has managed to get 40 American state legislatures to pass, nearly unopposed, draconian sanctions on Iran which clearly are meant to instigate the general populace to revolt.” These Zionist bastards have (in 2014) FORTY of the 50 state legislatures in the vise-grip of their rapacious claws!

    About the time I became aware of Levitt and Levey, I noticed them going from one Zionist think tank (generally WINEP, I think) through a wide-open Zionist revolving door to a government unit where they could put the think-tank propaganda agendas directly into official US policy and execution; then, they would reverse through the revolving door to figure out how much more Ziothink-tank damage they could concoct to be swallowed whole by bought-and-paid legislative and executive operatives. And on and on. I hadn’t kept up with Levey: what a piece of Zionist work that bastard is….

    We’ve been had, and there’s no way out. That’s the long and short of it. All I can do with my dwindling time left on this suppurating planet is try to open some eyes and ears to the genocide being inflicted, day after day for decades in myriad ways, on the hapless people and land of Palestine. (And what did I see when I happened to channel-surf through CNN today?–a commercial pitch for Hebrew Hot Dogs! I complained bitterly a few years ago to an orchard in northern California that was selling fresh peaches in my super market with the “Rabbi U” symbol tag-attached to every piece of fruit. When I telephoned and bitched to a female representative of the orchard, she said “Well, each peach only costs the consumer the paltry extra amount of (something like) $0.00008…and the rabbis do come once a year and check if our employees are being well-treated, fruit quality, safety standards, etc.” I asked her what the hell CA state-agency inspectors are doing…. Yes, we’ve been had.)

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    Comment by roberthstiver | May 22, 2016 | Reply

  4. Hells Bells, I’ve found that ‘Kosher Compliant’ sticker on toilet paper??? Yes, that is one helluva racket, costing Americans hundreds of millions each year, but like good slave, we don’t complain.

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    Comment by Greg Bacon | May 23, 2016 | Reply


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