Coked Up: How Hezbollah is fundraising with Mexican drug cartels
The terrorist group Hezbollah is thought to be filling a void created by a lack of funds from Iran with illicit drug money
A beleaguered Hezbollah is partnering with brutal Mexican drug gangs in order to raise cash and further its aspirations for attacks on the United States, it has been reported today.
Recent US intelligence has suggested however, that Mexico is home to some 200,000 illegal Lebanese and Syrian immigrants, many of which have established links with Mexican drug cartels.
Western intelligence agencies have been able to gather ample evidence suggesting that the drug cartels in Mexico – which are the de facto rulers of the northern districts bordering the US – are in cahoots with Islamic terror organizations, which are eager to execute attacks against American, Israeli, Jewish and western targets; but most of all, the Islamic terror groups are eager to make money, so they can fund their nefarious aspirations.
Hezbollah has previously been implicated with the Los Zetas cartel, the most advanced and dangerous drug cartel in Mexico. The Zetas are known for their brutality which has recently included public beheadings, torture and mass slaughter.
Hezbollah is thought to be using Mexican drug money to fill the gap created by the recent sanctions on Tehran which has caused Ahmadinejad's regime to seriously cut back in its funding to the terrorist outfit. In return for access, Hezbollah stands accused of helping drug cartels with establishing underground tunnel networks, assisting with logistics and improving cartel weapons and explosives production. Hezbollah is said to be interested in utilising the tunnels into the United States for its own terrorist activities.
In 2009, a Department of Homeland Security wiretap derived a recording of Professor Abdallah Nafisi, a Kuwaiti clergyman and a known al-Qaeda recruiter, boasting about the ease by which nonconventional warfare and weapons of mass destruction can be smuggled into the US, through the Mexican drug tunnels.
He said, "Ten pounds of anthrax in a medium-size suitcase, carried by a Jihad warrior through the tunnels can kill 300,000 Americans in one hour," he said. "It will make 9/11 look like peanuts. There's no need for plans… Just one courageous man, to spread this confetti on the White House lawn. Then we will really be able to celebrate."
In October 2012, Congresswoman Sue Myrick of North Carolina stated, "I don't have a lot of faith in the Department of Homeland Security," said Myrick. "They should be looking at these groups [Hezbollah/Al Qaeda] in Mexico much more closely."
In the southern-most state of Mexico, Chiapas, a local militia known as the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) continues is armed resistance against the Mexican government.
Founded on a disjointed philosophy stemming from Mayan tradition, socialist libertarianism and Marxism, the Zapatistas came into being in 1994 and are outspoken against globalisation, the North American Free Trade Agreement and oddly, Israel.
It would perhaps therefore come as little surprise if a financially waning Hezbollah chose to partner with the EZLN in an attempt to raise cash for terrorist activities against the Jewish state. Subcomandante Marcos, the spokesperson for the EZLN said in January 2009 (on behalf of the organisation):
"The Israeli government's heavily trained and armed military continues its march of death and destruction." He described the actions of the Israeli government as a "classic military war of conquest". He said: "The Palestinian people will also resist and survive and continue struggling and will continue to have sympathy from below for their cause."
Chiapas has recently been targeted by Muslim missionaries, though the effects on the population are so far thought to be negligible.
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