Issam Fares: Supporter of Hezbullah and Hillary Clinton
A large donor to the Clinton Foundation is also a large donor to Hezbullah and a former Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon. His name is Issam Fares
One of the contributors to the Clinton Foundation, according to an
analysis of known donors by Joseph Schoffstall of the Washington Free
Beacon, is Issam Fares, a Lebanese billionaire and philanthropist who
has donated between $1 million and $5 million.
Some would question
the sincerity of his philanthropy, since he is very selective about
which of his fellow human beings he wishes to benefit and which he wants
to see wiped off the face of the earth.
His connections to the
Iranian terrorist sock-puppet Hezbollah and his animus towards our ally
Israel speak volumes about his true intentions.
was deputy prime minister of Lebanon and part of the pro-Syrian
government of Prime Minister Omar Karami from 2001 to 2005. He was also a
close associate of Maj. Gen. Ghazi Kanaan of Syrian intelligence during
the time the Syrian army occupied Lebanon.
Two weeks after the
assassination of former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri on Feb. 14, 2005,
the Karami government resigned. Hariri's assassination at the hands of
Syrian supporters and operatives inspired the Cedar Revolution,
spontaneous protests that forced the withdrawal of Syrian forces and led
to a brief period of calm before Hezbollah rushed in to fill the void
left by Syria.
Fares is a longtime friend and supporter of
Hezbollah, which before Sept. 11, 2001, had been responsible for more
American deaths than any terrorist group on the planet. Hezbollah was
responsible for the bombing in Beirut on Oct. 24, 1983, which killed 220
U.S. Marines and 21 other service personnel.
Fares has denied any
Hezbollah connection to that event and calls Hezbollah the "National
Resistance Movement" to Israel and "a resistance party fighting the
Israeli occupation" of Arab lands.
To be fair, Fares has used his
business and "philanthropy" to gain influence on both sides of the
aisle, but one gets the impression that he is not about to curry favor
with any of the pro-Israel 2016 GOP candidates anytime soon, having been
busy donating to the Clinton Foundation.
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Labels: Hezbullah, Hillary Clinton, US presidential campaign 2016