Today the US Treasury
Department identified two Venezuelan citizens as Hezbollah supporters,
identifying their names, businesses and activities, accusing them of providing
support for the terrorist organization and making fundraising efforts in behalf
of that organization in Venezuela.
The charge are not new, exiled reported Patricia Poleo made
similar charges with even more details last week in her column in Nuevo
Pais. Poleo gave names of people who come to Venezuela to train Venezuelans as
well as Venezuelans who travel to Lebanon to train in guerrilla warfare. Poleo
also linked one of the men designated by the Department of the Treasury as
being linked to badass Chacin’s Vice-Minister Tarek el Ayssami.
The Treasury Department froze the assets of the two
Venezuelans. One of which is actually a new era diplomat for our country, who
was in charge of the Venezuelan office in Syria and is now at the country’s
Embassy in Lebanon. As I noted a few days ago, it was the new Minister of
Finance Ali Rodriguez who took charge of destroying the country’s diplomatic
service, replacing professionals with only supporters of the revolution with no
I am sure that tomorrow we will have Minister of Foreign Relations
Maduro call this another attack on Venezuela and the usual empty garbage the
thugs spew out when they are caught red handed, but I wonder whether Maduro
will address such issues as:
—The Venezuelan diplomat Ghasi Nasr al Din is also known
by eleven different names in the best tradition of badass Rodriguez Chacin. Maybe
we can learn who was in charge when this guy was nationalized Venezuelan or how
many ID cards, names and the like he has.
—The other character in this plot, Fawzi Kan’an is known
by about seven other names, with a variety of birthdates and birthplaces. Maybe
his ID number is fake, as the number is simply too low for someone who claims
to have acquired the Venezuelan nationality in 1997. Maybe Maduro can also
enlighten us on this. Kan’an or whatever his name is also accused of funneling
money to Hezbollah, as well as setting up its office and community center in
Of course, in a Government with no accountability or checks
and balances, all we will get are denials by the same thugs and hoodlums that
we have by now all gotten accustomed to.
In any serious country there would be at least an investigation,
but in “revolutionary” Venezuela, impunity rules if you are a friend of the
Remember suitcases full of cash? Remember sugar concerns in
Barinas? Remember structured notes?
Thugs and hoodlums run and rule in Venezuela!