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

NewLeb

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So you do concede that Aoun and Bassil are not wrong in their strategic positions to preserve the christian community (and therefore Lebanon :p)

I never thought otherwise. My main gripe with Tayyar is simply that they don’t know how to play “the game.” The political movement does not come from the streets/underworld, like Hezbollah and Amal does.

This is why Aounies pride themselves in being the most educated and “clean” of Lebanese society. However, life is not a book, and their lack of street smarts is a major sticking point for them.
 

Rafidi

Legendary Member
I never thought otherwise. My main gripe with Tayyar is simply that they don’t know how to play “the game.” The political movement does not come from the streets/underworld, like Hezbollah and Amal does.

This is why Aounies pride themselves in being the most educated and “clean” of Lebanese society. However, life is not a book, and their lack of street smarts is a major sticking point for them.

So why dont you go to the street and show us how street smart you are?

Most idiots online and from the pulpits want to use others and sacrifice them for their own dreams to come true and to destroy the country. When push comes to shove, the cowards will hide under the skirts of their wives.
 

My Moria Moon

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I never thought otherwise. My main gripe with Tayyar is simply that they don’t know how to play “the game.” The political movement does not come from the streets/underworld, like Hezbollah and Amal does.

This is why Aounies pride themselves in being the most educated and “clean” of Lebanese society. However, life is not a book, and their lack of street smarts is a major sticking point for them.
You definitely have a point there.
 

Resign

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@SeaAb
Could you please update the OP and add Gebran to the list of shame alongside fenianos and Ali H K
 

Rafidi

Legendary Member
I just did....

Your entire bitterness and butt-hurt syndrome for the Shia is because they own you (the street) w ney***** bil msha2lab. Dont hide behind your keyboard while you incite others to do your bidding. Be man enough and go to the street to do what you are asking others to do on your behalf. Then you will reap what you sow.
 

NewLeb

Member
Your entire bitterness and butt-hurt syndrome for the Shia is because they own you (the street) w ney***** bil msha2lab. Dont hide behind your keyboard while you incite others to do your bidding. Be man enough and go to the street to do what you are asking others to do on your behalf. Then you will reap what you sow.

I think you’re projecting. I’m not butthurt about anything, and judging by your post above, you’re the only one here who seems butthurt.

Shiites may own the underworld, but their status and influence in the realm of lawful economic activity and scholastics is generally lacking. You’re taking this personally, which is why you are vexed, but I’m just telling you like it is (like my great mentor Mr. Trump does everyday).

Nonetheless, how do you know I’m not “doing things.” For all you know, I may have been working on a political project in Lebanon for years. After all, I do have the resources. ;)
 

The Bidenator

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##### Updated 17 September 2020 #####

Individuals who got sanctioned:
  1. Ali Hassan Khalil
  2. Youssef Finynenos
  3. Sultan Khalifah Assad
Companies who got sanctioned
  1. Arch Consulting (website)
  2. Meamar Construction (linkedin)
##################################

Sanctions seem coming very soon


كتبت جوني فخري في "العربية": تتحضّر إدارة الرئيس الأميركي، دونالد ترامب، الى إصدار أوّل رزمة عقوبات ضمن قانون ماغنتسكي ضد مسؤولين لبنانيين متّهمين بالفساد وهدر المال العام وانتهاك حقوق الإنسان.



وتتضمّن هذه الرزمة وفق معلومات "العربية" 20 مسؤولاً لبنانياً ورجال أعمال تتهمهم واشنطن بارتكاب انتهاكات جسيمة لحقوق الإنسان، لاسيما في قمع التظاهرات التي يشهدها لبنان منذ 17 تشرين الأول الماضي، ومتورّطين في عمليات الفساد.



ومن المتوقّع أن تصدر هذه الرزمة من العقوبات عن الكونغرس في الأيام المقبلة، وستتضمّن تجميد أصول وممتلكات الأشخاص المتورطين.



فساد السلطة

وتأتي تلك العقوبات لتؤكد أن سياسة الولايات المتحدة الأميركية من قبل الحزبين الديمقراطي والجمهوري اللذين قدّما معاً قانون ماغنيتسكي أمام الكونغرس هي نفسها تجاه لبنان مهما كانت هوية الرئيس المُنتخب في الخريف المقبل، وتصبّ في خانة معاقبة كل شخص متورّط في الفساد وفي انتهاك حقوق الإنسان في مقابل دعم الشعب اللبناني بشكل مطلق.



وفي الإطار، أكدت مصادر من واشنطن مطّلعة عن كثب على ملف لبنان لـ"العربية " "أن الاستراتيجية القائمة اليوم في واشنطن تستند بالدرجة الأولى على دعم الشعب اللبناني بشتى الوسائل، لأنه المتضرر الأوّل من فساد السلطة السياسية ومن انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان".



انفجار بيروت سرعها

كما لفتت إلى "أن هذه الاستراتيجية موضوعة منذ مدة، غير أن انفجار مرفأ بيروت في 4 آب والذي أحدث دماراً كبيراً في العاصمة اللبنانية فضلاً عن مئات القتلى وآلاف الجرحى، جعلها تتقدّم على سواها من القطاعات أو المؤسسات التي تدعمها واشنطن، لأن الشعب اللبناني هو الضحية الأكبر مما حصل".



وتحدّثت المصادر "عن "ضغط" مارسه عدد من الأعضاء داخل الكونغرس على الإدارة الأميركية من أجل تكثيف وتيرة المساعدات للشعب اللبناني وحده دون سواه من المؤسسات الرسمية، لأن الحصار الذي يعانيه لبنان يؤثّر بشكل مباشر على الشعب".

إلى ذلك، أكدت المصادر المطّلعة "أن هذا الضغط فعل فعله، ويبدو أن إحدى أهم المساعدات ستكون بالمشاركة الأميركية في إعادة إعمار المرفأ الذي دمّره الانفجار بشكل كبير".



حلّ حزب الله خارجي

أما في ما خصّ حزب الله الذي تزداد الضغوط الأميركية عليه من خلال سلاح العقوبات، فضلاً عن توسّع رقعة الدول التي تصنّفه منظمة إرهابية، فأوضحت المصادر "أن حلّ مسألة سلاحه ليست داخلية وإنما دولية ولا يمكن فصلها عن الملف الإيراني، باعتبار أنه أحد أبرز أذرعها العسكرية في المنطقة".



ومنذ بدء الحراك الشعبي في لبنان في 17 تشرين الأول الماضي، رفع المتظاهرون مطلبين أساسيين، محاكمة الطبقة السياسية الفاسدة التي أوصلت البلد من الانهيار الاقتصادي والمالي، وذلك تحت شعار "كلن يعني كلن"، وإجراء انتخابات نيابية مُبكرة تُنتج طبقة سياسية جديدة تقود مرحلة إعادة إنتاج لبنان جديد قائم على احترام القانون وحقوق الإنسان.



إلا أن الانفجار الذي وقع في الرابع من آب، رفع من نسبة التململ والغضب تجاه حزب الله أيضاً، بالإضافة إلى الطبقة الحاكمة، المتحالفة معه.

@Dr. Strangelove please update the OP and add Gebran Bassil's name. I'm a stickler for accuracy.
 

The Bidenator

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I think you’re projecting. I’m not butthurt about anything, and judging by your post above, you’re the only one here who seems butthurt.

Shiites may own the underworld, but their status and influence in the realm of lawful economic activity and scholastics is generally lacking. You’re taking this personally, which is why you are vexed, but I’m just telling you like it is (like my great mentor Mr. Trump does everyday).

Nonetheless, how do you know I’m not “doing things.” For all you know, I may have been working on a political project in Lebanon for years. After all, I do have the resources. ;)
You supporting Sunni freedom fighters too? Fight the oppressive Khomeinists!
 

Rafidi

Legendary Member
I think you’re projecting. I’m not butthurt about anything, and judging by your post above, you’re the only one here who seems butthurt.

Shiites may own the underworld, but their status and influence in the realm of lawful economic activity and scholastics is generally lacking. You’re taking this personally, which is why you are vexed, but I’m just telling you like it is (like my great mentor Mr. Trump does everyday).

Nonetheless, how do you know I’m not “doing things.” For all you know, I may have been working on a political project in Lebanon for years. After all, I do have the resources. ;)

One minute you are the gangster who is street smart and another minute you are the genius economist and scholar. [...]
 
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The Bidenator

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So why dont you go to the street and show us how street smart you are?

Most idiots online and from the pulpits want to use others and sacrifice them for their own dreams to come true and to destroy the country. When push comes to shove, the cowards will hide under the skirts of their wives.
Using others to fight you is awesome. That is why ISIS and Sunni jihadists are considered a great tool. We should be arming the jihadists with more deadly weapons and sending them to have fun practicing these weapons on Lebanese Shiites who support terrorism and murder of Sunnis in Syria and Iraq.
 

Rafidi

Legendary Member
Using others to fight you is awesome. That is why ISIS and Sunni jihadists are considered a great tool. We should be arming the jihadists with more deadly weapons and sending them to have fun practicing these weapons on Lebanese Shiites who support terrorism and murder of Sunnis in Syria and Iraq.

Whatever evil you wish for others, may that evil befall you, your children and grandchildren and your descendants until the 7th generation. Amen.
 

The Bidenator

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Whatever evil you wish for others, may that evil befall you, your children and grandchildren and your descendants until the 7th generation. Amen.
I don't wish evil on others, not at all!

Did you just cast some voodoo spell on me?
 
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