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US Sanctions on Lebanese politicians - Magnitsky Act [updated list in OP]

NewLeb

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Hezbollah says that these sanctions are an honor, but this is a common Shiite ruse that they often play on non-Shiites. They want to give an impression that it’s all fine and dandy, when in reality, they’re hurting real hard.

Obama fell for it and bent down to Iran, but Trump is well aware of what they’re doing. Trump reads people very well, and he’s reading the Shiites like a book. This is why his administration will never let the pressure off....
 

agnostic

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Hezbollah says that these sanctions are an honor, but this is a common Shiite ruse that they often play on non-Shiites. They want to give an impression that it’s all fine and dandy, when in reality, they’re hurting real hard.

Obama fell for it and bent down to Iran, but Trump is well aware of what they’re doing. Trump reads people very well, and he’s reading the Shiites like a book. This is why his administration will never let the pressure off....
Are you sure Trump is able to differentiate between Muslims?
 

TayyarBeino

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The United States Designates Hizballah Companies and Official
PRESS STATEMENT
MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

Lebanon’s political leaders have long exploited the lack of transparency in Lebanon’s economy to conceal their self-enrichment, while pretending they are defending the rights of their people. Despite its claims to the contrary, the terrorist group Hizballah is every bit as involved in this deception as other actors.

Today, the United States is designating two Hizballah-linked companies and one Hizballah official pursuant to Executive Order 13224 as amended. The United States is designating Arch Consulting and Meamar Construction for being owned, controlled, or directed by Hizballah, a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist. We are designating Sultan Khalifa As’ad for being a leader or an official of Hizballah.

Arch Consulting and Meamar Construction are two of many companies subordinate to Hizballah’s Executive Council, and Hizballah has used these companies to conceal its economic activity and evade U.S. sanctions. Hizballah collaborated with former Lebanese Minister Yusuf Finyanus to ensure that Arch and Meamar won Lebanese government contracts worth millions of dollars, and the companies sent a portion of those funds to Hizballah’s Executive Council. The United States designated Finyanus on September 8 for abusing his cabinet position to provide material support to Hizballah. Arch Consulting was previously part of and continues to provide funds to Jihad al-Bina, a prominent Hizballah construction company designated by the United States in 2007. Sultan Khalifa As’ad oversees Arch, Meamar, and other Hizballah companies in his position on Hizballah’s Executive Council, where he helps manage the terrorist group’s municipal affairs. As’ad coordinates directly with Hashim Safi al-Din, head of Hizballah’s Executive Council, to guide the activities of Arch, Meamar, and other Hizballah companies.

This scheme involving political leaders directing contracts to political allies while enriching themselves is exactly the type of corruption against which the Lebanese people are protesting. Hizballah exploits Lebanon’s corrupt system just like other parties, as today’s designations and our September 8 designation of former ministers demonstrate. The Lebanese people have been demonstrating against corruption for nearly a year and demanding that their government address their basic needs after decades of political dysfunction. The Lebanese people deserve better, and the United States will continue to support their calls for an end to corruption and more responsive governance.

 

NewLeb

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Then care to elaborate what you meant in the following post :

Most Muslims today are not operating on a level where they perceive reality from a non-ego basis. This is why the Prophet asked Allah to show him reality as it truly is, whereby his perception was not blinded or influenced by any preconceived beliefs and attitudes of the material self.

Sunnism and Shiitism are identies that formed and evolved much longer after Islam was revealed, and adherents from both groups interact with the outside universe on a level where their perception is mostly muddied by the social conditioning of said identities.

Trump may not consciously utter the words that Allah is the only Reality, and that Muhammad is his final Prophet; but that doesn’t mean he can’t witness reality as it truly is. This is why he’s always reminding us that he “says it like it is.” In other words, he doesn’t limit himself to any form of societal convention or norm. He’s original and a real person, one who draws from the state of fitrah which is present in all humans.
 

agnostic

Legendary Member
Most Muslims today are not operating on a level where they perceive reality from a non-ego basis. This is why the Prophet asked Allah to show him reality as it truly is, whereby his perception was not blinded or influenced by any preconceived beliefs and attitudes of the material self.

Sunnism and Shiitism are identies that formed and evolved much longer after Islam was revealed, and adherents from both groups interact with the outside universe on a level where their perception is mostly muddied by the social conditioning of said identities.

Trump may not consciously utter the words that Allah is the only Reality, and that Muhammad is his final Prophet; but that doesn’t mean he can’t witness reality as it truly is. This is why he’s always reminding us that he “says it like it is.” In other words, he doesn’t limit himself to any form of societal convention or norm. He’s original and a real person, one who draws from the state of fitrah which is present in all humans.
I disagree with you, but thanks for your effort to explain your point.
 

Aegon

Active Member
Hezbollah says that these sanctions are an honor, but this is a common Shiite ruse that they often play on non-Shiites. They want to give an impression that it’s all fine and dandy, when in reality, they’re hurting real hard.

Obama fell for it and bent down to Iran, but Trump is well aware of what they’re doing. Trump reads people very well, and he’s reading the Shiites like a book. This is why his administration will never let the pressure off....

Trump has been great to the Lebanese
 

SAVO

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well its not in the interest of any part in lebanon to drag the country into a war or the lybian scenario.. because at the end all lebanese will loose mainly hizballa ..

so to hizbala followers.. step down a bit and stop this arrogance or the price that you will pay will be so high ,
 
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lebnan_lilkel

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‏وأخيراً, أصدرت الإدارة الأميركيّة عقوبات ضد سلطان
خليفة أسعد. هذا قرار تأخر. سلطان منذ أيام السوليدير هو المسؤول الأوّل عن مسيرة الفساد, خصوصاً عندما تولّى وزارة المالية ثم حاكميّة المصرف. فساد سلطان خليفة أسعد مسؤول أيضاً عن إفراغ صندوق المهجرين.
ملاحظة: مين سلطان خليفة أسعد؟​
Asaad ani khallil
 

lebnan_lilkel

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It's clear the trump administration have a stratdgy They are not targeting Lebanese corruption . They just want HA to come to the peace table. They are quiet happy with saudi corruption . Suppression works in their favour.
 

zero

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It's clear the trump administration have a stratdgy They are not targeting Lebanese corruption . They just want HA to come to the peace table. They are quiet happy with saudi corruption . Suppression works in their favour.
yes, but they didnt sanction that guy because of corruption, it was because he's allegedly funneling money to hezballa.
 
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