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The True Finance Centers Of Mafia And Terrorism

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posted on Nov, 18 2008 @ 10:07 PM
The A-team of Terrorists

Worried about Al Qaeda? Maybe there are more reasons to worry about Hezbollah?

Middle East Times: Hezbollah, an Imminent Danger

November 17, 2008

Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage called Hezbollah "the A-team of terrorists, while al-Qaida may actually be the B-team."


Hezbollah has long had a presence in Latin America. It is believed to maintain a large base of operations in the tri-border area where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina converge.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 05:10 PM
Flight 447

Two key figures in the global battle against illegal arms trade was on the doomed Air France Flight 447.

Key figures in global battle against illegal arms trade lost in Air France crash

AMID THE media frenzy and speculation over the disappearance of Air France's ill-fated Flight 447, the loss of two of the world's most prominent figures in the war on the illegal arms trade and international drug trafficking has been virtually overlooked.


Also travelling with Dreyfus on the doomed flight was his friend and colleague Ronald Dreyer, a Swiss diplomat and co-ordinator of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence who had worked with UN missions in El Salvador, Mozambique, Azerbaijan, Kosovo and Angola. Both men were consultants at the Small Arms Survey, an independent think tank based at Geneva's Graduate Institute of International Studies. The Survey said on its website that Dryer had helped mobilise the support of more than 100 countries to the cause of disarmament and development.


Dreyfus knew that many of the weapons from the so-called tri-border area between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina were reaching Rio drug gangs.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 05:53 PM
Mutt, look at it in this sort of way if you would.

The anti-terror and mafia task forces have been keeping their attention focused on certain areas of the world for years. Well, these mafia leaders and terror groups have either caught on to what these task forces have been doing in the so-called hot spots for years. If you were to think about it, yes we have forgot about the backyard down in South America. I'll just say this being because of our loss of focus on South America, these rebel groups and drug cartels that we took on back in the 1990s are starting to spring back up. This being due to our intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies focusing more on the terrorist groups headquartered over in Iran, Syria, and Jordan. Top that off with some of the governmental bodies of South American countries either being to inept or the severity of corruption in some of these countries. to battle these mafia families and terrorist groups. Another thing that has helped these groups basically set up shop in this area is easy access to Ports of Call. If you look at the map, you can clearly see that four of the busiest ports in South America are well within distance of the area.

In regards to Air France Flight 447....

There is that good chance that the reason why this craft went down was due to terrorism. I mean you have two of the leading figures in the battle dealing with illegal arms trade that were on the same flight. Somebody somewhere knows exactly what happened to Flight 447 and they are not going to come out and admit to their wrongdoing. I believe with out a shadow of a reasonable doubt that Hezbollah was behind the Flight 447 crash. It is a strong possibility that a bomb did bring that aircraft down over the Mid-Atlantic Ocean. Where that plane went down was over some of the deepest deep sea trenches in the Atlantic. If debris recovery is at all possible, the debris would just be so far down under the water that it would be impossible to bring any wreckage to the surface. In that case, we may never know what it actually was that brought down the aircraft.

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 05:58 PM
Congradulations Hellmutt you have just identified the Nazi stronghold that has existed since the end of World War II!

Ok so maybe you missed the Nazi tie in or that it is their stronghold with everyone else being a guest, but it's still a great job.

Dig a little deeper in that region and you will unearth some even more interesting things than you already have.

Nice post!

[edit on 21/6/09 by ProtoplasmicTraveler]

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 06:00 PM
Well if they did bring it down, what will happen?
Dare I mention Lockerbie? Gadafi is still the Lybian Dictator after all these years.
I'd probably put money on the CIA knowing it was going to happen.
The CIA benefits financially from illegal trades as does Hezbollah etc.

[edit on 21-6-2009 by zazzafrazz]

posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 07:57 PM
A crazy storm seems to have hit the Tri-Border Area...

RIA Novosti: Storm kills 14 in Argentina, Brazil

A state of emergency has been declared in the Brazilian border town of Guaraciaba. The storm damaged 70% of the buildings, as well as power lines and communications, in the town with the population of 10,000.

At least 10 people died and 50 were injured when the storm, described as "a violent tornado," hit the town of Santa Rosa in the northeastern Argentinean province of Misiones

BBC: Fourteen dead in S America storm

The storm also damaged homes in Paraguay.


San Pedro mayor Orlando Wolfart described the devastation as "incredible".

"This is something we've never seen," he told reporters.


In Paraguay there were reports that 700 rural properties, as well as crops, had been damaged.

The temperature in the capital Asuncion fell from 35C to 12C.

posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 08:02 PM
reply to post by Hellmutt

Are we suggesting HARRP or some other Weather Weapon?

Someone doing housekeeping?

Those Dyson Vacum Cleaners can produce quite a cyclone!

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 08:05 PM
More TBA (bump)

This is interesting. Tri-Border Area, FARC, Chinese gangs, Mexican drug lords and Al Qaeda.

FARC Cashes in on Mexican Drug War

Jun 8th, 2010

Dr. Maria Velez de Berliner said that the “FARC is not interested in attacking the U.S, they don’t have the field capability to do so.” However, she warns that FARC’s business with other terrorists and drug traffickers does threaten the U.S.


She also mentioned that the FARC is working with Chinese gangs in the tri-border area of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. These gangs could potentially buy and upgrade the FARC’s semi-submersibles and use them in their human trafficking efforts, allowing them to potentially insert operatives into the U.S.

Al-Qaeda also will benefit from the FARC’s new ventures, and could conceivably pay them, or the Mexican drug lords, to help them smuggle in operatives. In fact, Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia, Al-Shabaab, may have already done so as someone connected to the group oversaw the smuggling of 270 Somalis into the U.S. through Mexico.



Hezbollah, Hamas Raise Money for ‘Terrorist Activities’ From Drug Trade in South America, Congressional Research Service Says

June 09, 2010

“International terrorist groups, including Hamas and Hezbollah, have also reportedly raised funding for their terrorist activities through linkages formed with DTOs in South America, particularly those operating in the tri-border area (TBA) of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina,” stated CRS in an April 30 report.

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 08:11 PM
reply to post by Hellmutt

America lost many South American states, it wants it back in the name of terror, it wants Iran back too.

Second line

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 09:21 AM
A suspected Hezbollah financier has been arrested in the Tri-Border Area.

Suspected Hezbollah financier arrested in Paraguay

(AFP) – 2 days ago

Interpol said Tuesday it has arrested a Lebanese national suspected of funneling money to the Shiite militant group Hezbollah in Paraguay in the tri-border area with Argentina and Brazil.

Moussa Hamdan, 38, was arrested in Ciudad del Este, part of the Triple Frontier, a region the United States has repeatedly cited as being exploited by militant groups that "finance terrorist activities."


The Interpol chief in Paraguay, Jose Chena, said justice officials would decide within about six weeks whether to extradite Hamdan to the United States, where an arrest warrant has been issued against him.

posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 03:58 AM
reply to post by Hellmutt

...and now, he is to be extradited to the US.

Paraguay to extradite Lebanese 'terrorist' to US

05 January 2011

An appeals court in Paraguay on Tuesday ruled in favor of extraditing a Lebanese man wanted in the United States on charges linked to raising funds for the militant group Hezbollah.

Moussa Ali Hamdan, 38, was arrested in mid-June 2010 in a hotel in Ciudad del Este, the hub of the busy and often lawless tri-border area between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.

posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 07:16 PM
"A recipe for disaster" and a possible future threat. Hezbollah in the TBA.

Examining Hezbollah’s Activities in the Americas


It’s known that Hezbollah has established itself in the tri-border area (TBA) of South America where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay meet.

Support from South American countries like Bolivia and Venezuela has allowed Hezbollah to operate freely in South America. The group’s ties to the Iranian government, paired with Iran’s interest in relationships with South American countries, could be a recipe for disaster, some experts say.

Examining Hezbollah’s Activities in the Americas - page 2

Other experts on the panel agreed that at the moment Hezbollah didn’t present an immediate threat, but they said that it could in the future.

Witnesses suggested Hezbollah was positioning in the Americas as a defense in case United States attacked Iran.

posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 09:44 AM
Brazil has sent thousands of troops to the border area.

Al Jazeera: Brazil military masses against drug trafficking

The Brazilian military has sent thousands of troops to the country's Western border to combat drug and weapons smuggling.

The operation involving the country's army, navy and air force is meant to target illegal activities and exert more control over its vast borders.

posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 02:56 PM
reply to post by Hellmutt

60 planes to combat illegal trafficking coming in by air? more likely to provide a military escorts for shipments to Amazonian landing strips for further distribution.....

posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 03:27 PM
Tri-Border Area remains a hotbed of crime. "Chinese, Lebanese, and Syrian traders have come to dominate the area"...

The world’s most expensive smartphone: Brazil’s black market for gadgets is booming

July 30, 2013

Smugglers therefore have a plethora of entry points to choose from, though many base their operations in the so-called Tri-Border region, where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay intersect. Chinese, Lebanese, and Syrian traders have come to dominate the area, setting up electronics shops in Paraguay for deal-seeking Brazilians and stealthily moving contraband across national borders.

"The Brazilian state and military police are trying to regain control over the [Tri-Border] region and have increased their presence there," says José Carlos Aguiar, Phd, an anthropologist at Leiden University who has extensively studied illegal trade across Latin America.

posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 02:01 PM
According to a report, Hezbollah has 100 sleeper cells in Latin America.

Report: Hezbollah has 100 sleeper cells in Latin America


According to a recent report in Argentina's La Nación newspaper, Hezbollah's presence in Latin America is now the strongest it has ever been, with the terrorist group maintaining a particularly strong presence in the so-called Triple Frontier - the tri-border area along the junction of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil, where some of the region's most dangerous drug cartels operate.

But the terrorist group's activities in Latin America are not limited to criminal "fundraising" enterprises. The paper reports that some 100 Hezbollah terrorist sleeper cells are currently stationed in the region, primed and ready to carry out attacks when the orders are given.

posted on Jun, 22 2017 @ 08:40 AM
Will Trump ignore the threat from the TBA?

Hezbollah in Latin America is a threat the US cannot ignore


The convergence of Iran-sponsored radical Islam with transnational organized crime in Latin America is a serious threat to the national security of the United States, especially in the tri-border area, or TBA, where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay converge.

Congress and the executive branch have a panoply of tools at their disposal to confront this menace. Yet since the last round of designations against the TBA-based Hezbollah financial activities in 2006, very little has been done to address the threat. This needs to change.

The U.S. government also needs to revamp its sanctions. The U.S. Treasury sanctioned Hezbollah operatives in the tri-border area in 2004 and then again in 2006. A decade later, these measures have neither been enforced nor updated, and those targeted are able to travel, transact, and conduct business as if there were no sanctions.

There is also another problem the U.S. needs to address: In the tri-border area, Hezbollah has benefited from a permissive environment where corrupt local officials connive with Hezbollah for their own gain.

A $1.2 billion money laundering investigation by Paraguayan authorities last November, which a 2017 State Department report cites as evidence of corruption in Paraguay, offers proof of ongoing trade-based money laundering in the TBA and a related cover-up by local authorities. Local sources told this author that the investigated companies were given a 48-hour advance notice about the search warrants against them.

To date, no Latin American country has listed Hezbollah as a terror organization.

The global targeting of Hezbollah’s terror finance remains a top U.S. priority. Getting this right in Latin America remains to be seen.

posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 09:22 PM
a reply to: Hellmutt


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