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They are labeled Syrian puppets and terrorists by the Americans.

AMERICAN EAGLE

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday imposed sanctions against four people linked to Syrian efforts to undermine Lebanon's sovereignty, including a member of Lebanon's parliament and a cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Treasury designated the individuals under executive orders aimed at halting actions to undermine Lebanon's democratic processes or to aid Syria's support of international terrorism. The sanctions prohibit Americans from doing business with them and freeze any U.S. assets they may have.
 

AMERICAN EAGLE

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Put on the Treasury's blacklist were:

-- Assaad Halim Hardan, a member of Lebanon's parliament and a senior official in the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party. The Treasury said the party has links to Hezbollah and that Hardan works with Syrian officials to influence Lebanese politics "in furtherance of Syria's efforts to undermine Lebanese sovereignty."

-- Wi'am Wahhab, a former member of Lebanon's parliament who the Treasury said works with senior Syrian officials to influence Lebanese politics.

-- Col. Hafiz Makhluf, a maternal cousin to Syrian President Bashar al Assad and a senior official in the Syrian General Intelligence Directorate, which the Treasury said supports the reassertion of Syrian control in Lebanon.

-- Muhammad Nasif Khayrbik, Syria's deputy vice president for security affairs, who the Treasury said was a key adviser to al-Assad. It said in 2006 Khayrbik "coordinated Syrian and Hezbollah positions during regular meetings with Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

The sanctions come two days after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Syria's foreign minister not to interfere in Lebanon's election processes.

The United States and France, Lebanon's former colonial power, have led international criticism of what they call Syria's constant meddling in its neighbor's affairs. Syria denies the accusations.

(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Bill Trott)





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nova_flush

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Dakhil Condoleezza Rice. She is the first one to meddle in Lebanese affairs. I'm not defending the Syrians, not at all, I'm just saying that she is no better. A few days ago she said that she is against 'Compromises' with the Opposition while Hariri and Aoun were in Paris
 

AMERICAN EAGLE

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Dakhil Condoleezza Rice. She is the first one to meddle in Lebanese affairs. I'm not defending the Syrians, not at all, I'm just saying that she is no better. A few days ago she said that she is against 'Compromises' with the Opposition while Hariri and Aoun were in Paris

So do you agree with the US' decision or not?
 

nova_flush

Active Member
So do you agree with the US' decision or not?

I don't really care.. They can do whatever they want with their foreign policies, it doesn't really affect me. It's just another way for the Americans to throw a bone at our politicians. The question is, are they smart enough not to fall for it?
 

Dalzi

Legendary Member
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday imposed sanctions against four people linked to Syrian efforts to undermine Lebanon's sovereignty, including a member of Lebanon's parliament and a cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Treasury designated the individuals under executive orders aimed at halting actions to undermine Lebanon's democratic processes or to aid Syria's support of international terrorism. The sanctions prohibit Americans from doing business with them and freeze any U.S. assets they may have.
Funny :D. Terrorists are not qualified to give others labels. They themselves should top the list. Those names are hilarious! lol
 

Dalzi

Legendary Member
The sanctions come two days after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Syria's foreign minister not to interfere in Lebanon's election processes.

The United States and France, Lebanon's former colonial power, have led international criticism of what they call Syria's constant meddling in its neighbor's affairs. Syria denies the accusations.

(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Bill Trott)
Look who's talking lol.
 

tsedek

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But the Americans sure are free to make their own judgments for their own country? It's not the UN (international) but the US (national) we're talking about here.
 

AMERICAN EAGLE

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Funny :D. Terrorists are not qualified to give others labels. They themselves should top the list. Those names are hilarious! lol

Do you think that Syria is Qualified to label lebanese patriots "Zionist" just because they want independence for example.
 

Dalzi

Legendary Member
But the Americans sure are free to make their own judgments for their own country? It's not the UN (international) but the US (national) we're talking about here.
They can keep their filthy hands off our country and mind their own bloody business.
 

Dalzi

Legendary Member
That's exactly what they're doing: frozen assets and no communication with those people. :biggrin:
Very funny; this is called interfering in our policies. Anyway nothing new from the allies of zion. We simply don't care :). Ybalto lba7r if they can do that.
 

tsedek

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Very funny; this is called interfering in our policies. Anyway nothing new from the allies of zion. We simply don't care :). Ybalto lba7r if they can do that.

Interfering? If I don't want "my" country to be involved with some of "your" people then that is not called interference but making a decision concerning "MY" country, not "yours" :wink:
 

Shuyu3i

New Member
The US bada masla7ta just like the other countries in the region. Something that does not affect us we shouldn't care about.
 

Dalzi

Legendary Member
Interfering? If I don't want "my" country to be involved with some of "your" people then that is not called interference but making a decision concerning "mY" country, not "yours" :wink:
All the decisions they are making are to secure their grip over "My" country. But they can make whichever decisions they want to make. Their actions can't change anything, so what will their decisions do? :D
 

GMA forever

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Interfering? If I don't want "my" country to be involved with some of "your" people then that is not called interference but making a decision concerning "MY" country, not "yours" :wink:

The thing is that the US is freezing the accounts of those 4 Lebanese personalities not because they comitted a crime in the US, not because they are wanted by the Interpol, but because of their political opinion about Lebanese matters. So yes dear tsedek, the US by freezing their accounts is still meddling into our internal affairs.
 

tsedek

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The thing is that the US is freezing the accounts of those 4 Lebanese personalities not because they comitted a crime in the US, not because they are wanted by the Interpol, but because of their political opinion about Lebanese matters. So yes dear tsedek, the US by freezing their accounts is still meddling into our internal affairs.

GMA forever, if an Israeli movie (but mostly Arabic spoken in it) in Abu Dhabi is refused to contend in a festival, is it because these Israeli filmmakers have committed crimes in Abu Dhabi? If Egypt threatens to boycott that same festival in Abu Dhabi is it because Abu Dhabi has committed crimes in Egypt?

Of course all has to do with eachother. But with this distinction that as long as all is done in one's own country (and not invade Lebanon or Syria to get to these people) it IS and remains a decision in one's own right.
 

Chief

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you know what? let the americans **** off our country . mnih heik ? we dont want to turn into another iraq or another palestine or another medre shou. yen2ebro yfekko 3an sama tizna condoliza w heda el bhim george bush
 
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