Cocaine Jihad

* Makes sense: the Middle Eastern drug trade has been used to finance the global jihad for decades now. It would be surprising if Mahmud & Mohammed didn’t have expanded into South America.

Colombia: Authorities break up drug ring with links to Hizballah

More on Hizballah’s activities across South and Central America. “Colombia says smashes drug ring with Hezbollah ties,” from Reuters via JW

    

Update: the Saudi’s seem to like the white powder biznis:

 

 France: “Devout Muslim” Saudi Prince On Drugs Smuggling Charges 

* U.S. says cocaine smuggled under Saudi prince’s protection

* SAUDI PRINCE ACCUSED OF TRAFFICKING COCAINE

* Fitzgerald: Above the law, there are the Saudis

* TWO THAI NATIONALS BEHEADED IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR SMUGGLING HASHISH 

Royal Coke 
A book to be released this week in Paris lifts the veil on a sordid tale that even John Grisham would have had trouble inventing, about a Saudi prince-diplomat who smuggles two tons of cocaine into Europe on a jetliner owned by the Saudi royal family — and gets away with it. / and 2 Thai nationals who get caught in SA with a bit of hashish are being publicly beheaded by the same Sowdee swine – there’s more, you know there’s always more…/ed

BOGOTA – Colombian authorities said on Tuesday they broke up a drug and money-laundering ring in an international operation that included the capture of three people suspected of shipping funds to Hezbollah guerrillas.

If that’s right, it is dispiriting to realize that we likely will have a President so hostile to America’s ally Colombia that he doesn’t want American manufacturers to be able to sell their goods there free of tariffs. Nor are we sure what his attitude is toward our bitter enemy, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. If he’s ever been critical of Chavez, who refers to the President of the United States as “the Devil,” I haven’t seen it. Moreover, in 2006 Obama’s friend and collaborator Bill Ayers traveled to Venezuela to address Chavez and fellow party members as “comrades” and praise Venezuelan education because it is thoroughly politicized and endeavors to perpetuate socialism. Ayers said that he wants American education to follow that socialist model. Who has funded Ayers’ radical educational projects? Barack Obama.

More than 100 suspects were arrested in Colombia and overseas on charges they trafficked drugs and laundered cash for Colombia’s Norte del Valle cartel and for outlawed paramilitaries in a network that stretched from South America to Asia, the attorney’s general office said.

“The criminal organization used routes through Venezuela, Panama, Guatemala, Middle East and Europe, bringing in cash from the sale of these substances,” the statement said.

Among those arrested in Colombia were three people suspected of coordinating drug smuggling to send some of their profits to groups such as Hezbollah, the office said.

Those suspects — Chekry Mahmoud Harb, Ali Mohamad Abdul Rahim and Zacaria Hussein Harb — used front companies to send drug cash overseas, it said without providing further details.

Colombia, a key U.S. ally, remains the world’s No. 1 cocaine producer, although over the last seven years Washington has sent more than $5 billion in aid that has helped weaken the country’s FARC rebels and reduce violence from its conflict.

Washington has often complained that Iran-backed Hezbollah and other Islamic groups that it considers terrorist organizations are active in Arab communities in South American countries such as Brazil and Venezuela.

From POWER LINE:

Colombian authorities announced today that they have broken up a drug and money-laundering ring that apparently financed Hezbollah terrorists:

More than 100 suspects were arrested in Colombia and overseas on charges they trafficked drugs and laundered cash for Colombia’s Norte del Valle cartel and for outlawed paramilitaries in a network that stretched from South America to Asia, the attorney’s general office said.

“The criminal organisation used routes through Venezuela, Panama, Guatemala, Middle East and Europe, bringing in cash from the sale of these substances,” the statement said.

Among those arrested in Colombia were three people suspected of coordinating drug smuggling to send some of their profits to groups such as Hezbollah, the office said.

Those suspects — Chekry Mahmoud Harb, Ali Mohamad Abdul Rahim and Zacaria Hussein Harb — used front companies to send drug cash overseas, it said without providing further details.

Mahmoud, Mohamad and Hussein–not the names we traditionally associate with Latin American drug smugglers. What we’re seeing here, I think, is another sign of the emerging Russia/Iran/Venezuela axis. This unholy alliance could be the major foreign policy challenge of the next four years.

3 thoughts on “Cocaine Jihad”

  1. This has been known for some time – the Islamists are major drug suppliers and importers.
    I suspect their roots in the drug trade in the USA go back to the 50’s and they are now amongst the major drug players in Sydney and Melbourne, and the Gold Coast (Thanks to the “worlds greatest treasurer” who let them in) . They are heavily involved in the drug trade in the UK, France and Germany. It is possible that recent meetings between the staff of Chavez and the bad tempered Iranian dwarf might have raised the issue of providing an alternative pipeline of South American cocaine into Europe. It should be understood that such an activity would find favour with Muslim thugs as a form of Jihad against the west. The SowDees also appear to be implicated – although a SowDee snorting coke through its beard would be a site to behold.

  2. Daily camel-trains packed with drugs leave the poppy fields of Afghanistan to Europe where the cash is used to buy guns and ammunition for Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

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