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Hezbollah Terrorist Sentenced To Prison In US

Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:45 am

http://www.mensnewsdaily.com/archive/m-n/newman/2005/newman052205.htm

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...2005/06/14/national/a170641D82.DTL
An illegal immigrant from Lebanon was sentenced Tuesday to 4 1/2 years in prison for conspiring to raise money for the Islamic militant group Hezbollah, which the United States has designated a terrorist group.

Not far from the agent and the four illegal aliens, Mahmoud Youssef Kourani, 30, of Yater, Lebanon, had also just infiltrated America. No Border Patrol agent intercepted him in his hiding spot: the trunk of a car crossing the border (he paid someone to smuggle him across). Kourani had arrived in Mexico after bribing a Mexican consular official in Beirut with $3,000. Soon after the successful infiltration into the land of the Great Satan, Kourani’s brother, head of security in southern Lebanon for Hezbollah, was notified that all was well and the operation devised in Lebanon and Iran was progressing.


In fact, Kourani had received extensive training in terror trade craft–counterintelligence, weapons acquisition and employment, target reconnaissance, covers (he would become a carpenter in Dearborn, Michigan, which has a huge Muslim immigrant population), logistics, fund raising–in Lebanon and Iran, with the latter’s government funding, training, equipping and deploying Hezbollah.

Kourani had just become a key member of a Hezbollah cell, joining at least nine other Hezbollah cells in the United States.
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RE: Hezbollah Terrorist Sentenced To Prison In US

Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:19 am

So, why do our Lebanese A-Netters friends continue to insist the Hezbollah is merely a peaceful "Political Party" and not a terrorist organization?

Sure doesn't sound like a peaceful "political party" to me . . .
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RE: Hezbollah Terrorist Sentenced To Prison In US

Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:28 am

Amazing how you do this (rightly) when you let those Sinn Fein people raise money for all those years really, isn't it?  Yeah sure
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RE: Hezbollah Terrorist Sentenced To Prison In US

Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:46 am

Well, here's the result of an enemy combatant(the way I see it) getting his day in court. Convicted. So let's start the trials of our friends in G'itmo.
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RE: Hezbollah Terrorist Sentenced To Prison In US

Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:33 am

Well, here's the result of an enemy combatant(the way I see it) getting his day in court. Convicted. So let's start the trials of our friends in G'itmo.

I agree.
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RE: Hezbollah Terrorist Sentenced To Prison In US

Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:11 am

So, why do our Lebanese A-Netters friends continue to insist the Hezbollah is merely a peaceful "Political Party" and not a terrorist organization?

Wait until they comment.....
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RE: Hezbollah Terrorist Sentenced To Prison In US

Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:21 pm

Quoting RJpieces (Thread starter):
4 1/2 years in prison

So he could've caused another 11/9 and he only gets 4 and a half years.

 Yeah sure

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RE: Hezbollah Terrorist Sentenced To Prison In US

Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:52 am

I'm a little surprised that some are surprised by the story. They are enemies for the moment and I would assume that both the US and Iran/Hezbollah would try to infiltrate to the other side for whatever purpose.

If he was really engaged in terrorist activities, which the story fails to deliver in any way, he would have been sentenced to more than 4.5 years.

I don't think that this deserves to be given any more dimension than what it is. The article itself is very one sided and showing little respect to whatever Lebanon represents and a little offensive at times as well.

In another story, the US has allocated aid to the training of Lebanese Armed Forces units and officers. See the press release of the US Embassy in Beirut.

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