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Written by W. Thomas Smith Jr.   
Thursday, 19 June 2008

W. Thomas Smith Jr.
W. Thomas Smith Jr.

Exactly one week after we reported that young Venezuelan Arabs were being signed up for “summer camp” Hezbollah-style in south Lebanon (and Venezuelan Vice Minister of the Interior Tarek el-Aissami having been pegged as one of the top Venezuelan officials recruiting the Hezbollah hopefuls), the U.S. Treasury Department has designated Venezuelans Ghazi Nasr al Din and Fawzi Kan’an — as well as two travel agencies owned by Kan’an –  “supporters of Hezbollah.”

According to a statement issued yesterday by Treasury: 

“… ‘It is extremely troubling to see the Government of Venezuela employing and providing safe harbor to Hizballah facilitators and fundraisers. We will continue to expose the global nature of Hizballah’s terrorist support network, and we call on responsible governments worldwide to disrupt and dismantle this activity,’ said Adam J. Szubin, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

“Today’s action was taken pursuant to Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists, those owned or controlled by or acting for or on behalf of terrorists, and those providing financial, technological, or material support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. Assets the designees hold under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions in property or interests in property blocked under the order. …”

Excellent: We need to keep the pressure on these terrorists, and any individual, company, organization, or state which supports terrorists.

Details follow at Treasury, the Cedars Revolution website, and Fausta’s Blog.

UPDATE: Treasury has today “designated” the Al Haramain Islamic Foundation for having provided financial and material support to Al Qaeda, “as well as a wide range of designated terrorists and terrorist organizations.”

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