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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Hezbollah crime and terror syndicate

When our Hezbollah crime and terror guy, Hamadi got his walking papers from the Germans and later Susane Osthoff got released, I could not help but wonder how odd it was that the Germans released him (Hamadi) and then hostage, Susanne Osthoff, was released. Was it more than mere coincidence?

On 11/30/2005, German leader, Merkel, stamped her mark on German foreign policy and vowed that her government will "not let ourselves be blackmailed" by militants who kidnapped German archaeologist Susanne Osthoff and her driver in Iraq. It was odd that Merkel would publically make such a big fuss and also indicate her solidarity to the United States during that same speech. Then, a few days later Hamadi was given his walking papers.

Keep in mind that Hamadi's brother, Abbas, was arrested in Germany in 1987 and charged with helping to kidnap two German businessmen in a bid to use them as bargaining chips for Mohammed Hamadi's freedom. Abbas Hamadi was released in 1993 after serving half of his sentence. At the time, German news media reported, that he was let go as part of a deal between the German government and Hezbollah to release two other Germans held hostage in Lebanon. But, German officials denied that assertion just like they deny it today. Sounds eerily similar to the latest release. Only Merkel, German intelligence, Hamadi, and Hezbollah knows for sure and none of them are talking about it. Anyway that was then and this is now.

We should also keep in mind, another crime and terror family member, Imad Fayez Mugniyah (Hezbollah security organization), who has apparently has been active on the terrorism circuit for the past 20 years. According to Laura Mansfield's Notebook, America's Truth Forum, there appears to be striking similarities between terrorism of 20 years ago at the hands of Mugniyah, and the practices of the present-day terrorists in Iraq.

Mugniyah allegedly has been tied to kidnappings and bombings throughout the world over the past two decades, including the following:

▪ April 18, 1983 bombing of the United States embassy in Beirut, which killed 63
people including 17 Americans
▪ October 23, 1983 simultaneous truck bombings against the French paratroopers and US Marine killing 58 French soldiers and 241 Marines.
▪ September 20, 1984, he attacked the US embassy annex building.
▪ Linked to the numerous kidnappings of Westerners in Beirut through the 1980s – some were killed, some by beheading, and a few were eventually released
▪ March 17, 1992 bombings of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires Argentina, which killed 29
▪ July 1994 bombing of the AMIA cultural building in in Buenos Aires Argentina, killing 86 people
▪ Orchestrated the 2000 abductions of three Israeli soldiers in the southern part of Lebanon
▪ Abduction of Israeli Colonel Elchanan Tenenbaum. Source: Laura Mansfield

All these guys are brothers for the cause and are part of a larger crime and terror synidcate that is apparently headed our way. There is still so much intrigue in the Middle East, who knows who is doing what to whom over there. The kicker is that they are apparently moving through South America.

AND, Hezbollah has been increasingly busy in our Western Hemisphere. Back in 2002, Jeffrey Goldberg, reporter-at-large for The New Yorker magazine did an interesting 2- part article, "IN THE PARTY OF GOD" about Hezbollah operations in South America and the United States:

You gotta read these articles with open source info from a great investigative journalist who went into the bush where the bad guys live.

"Roughly two hundred thousand people live in the Ciudad del Este region, including a substantial minority of Arab Muslims; in the Triple Frontier zone, there may be as many as thirty thousand. According to intelligence officials in the region and in Washington, this Muslim community has in its midst a hard core of terrorists, many of them associated with Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite group backed by the Iranian government; some with Hamas, the Palestinian fundamentalist group; and some with Al Qaeda. It is, over all, a community under the influence of extreme Islamic beliefs; intelligence officials told me that some of the Triple Frontier Arabs held celebrations on September 11th of last year and also on the anniversary this year. These officials said that Hezbollah runs weekend training camps on farms cut out of the rain forest of the Triple Frontier. In at least one of these camps, in the remote jungle terrain near Foz do IguaƧu, young adults get weapons training and children are indoctrinated in Hezbollah ideology—a mixture of anti-American and anti-Jewish views inspired by Ayatollah Khomeini.

In the Triple Frontier, Hezbollah raises money from legitimate businesses but, more frequently, from illicit activities, ranging from drug smuggling to the pirating of compact disks. Unlike the other radical Islamic groups in the Triple Frontier, Hezbollah, it is said, has the capability to commit acts of terror."

Keep in mind that Part 2 of the series really does take place in South America, not the Middle East.

Be ever vigilant.

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1 comment:

Rosemary said...

All I can say at this moment is good round-up. Too bad we couldn't round-up...oh nevermind. I'm not supposed to think like that.