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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Why Hezbullah is in 'dire financial straits'? Why is this man smiling?

You will recall that ten days ago, I reported that Hezbullah is in dire financial straits. Perhaps this has something to do with the reason why.
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah is worth some $250 million, a Saudi newspaper reported recently, quoting American intelligence officials.

According to the report, the fortune of Nasrallah's deputy, Sheikh Naim Qassem, and other senior organization members amounts to as much as $2 billion.

The anonymous intelligence sources believe the funds have been deposited in hundreds of bank accounts across the world, including in Europe, using fabricated or fake names.

Two Western sources are quoted as saying that the Hezbollah leaders from time to time channel millions of dollars from their bank accounts or their wives' bank accounts to senior members of the Revolutionary Guards in Iran, who are responsible for transferring money to the Shiite organization from the office of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

According to the report, Iranian parliament members are aware of this corruption, are unhappy with it but are avoiding discussing it.
Read the whole thing.

They learned well from Arafat, didn't they?

By the way, just last week, Hezbullah was indicted in the US for money laundering.

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At 2:45 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Hmmm.... I thought the U.S. communal organizations told us that the reason Hez and Hamas should be admired is because they aren't corrupt and they use all their resources for community services. Well, there goes Hezbullah. Would be good to find similar info for Hamas.


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