Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hizbullah and druge money: the case of Joseph Asmar

This is a story spreading in US media, and in Gulf regimes media.  What is the story? There is a Lebanese crook named Joseph Asmar.  DEA agents entrapped him by posing as drug dealers who needed to launder money.  In taped conversations, he bragged about his ties to all sorts of people in the Middle East, including Hizbullah.  There was no evidence found of any links between him and HIzbullah, so the story become: "U.S. says Hezbollah associate pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy"

PS Notice how US media obediently carry US government stories without requiring evidence.