US Treasury Dept. designated the main Lebanese construction company as a "terrorist organization"
Feb 20, 2007
The WINEP press release about the event states:
On February 20, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated Jihad al-Bina, Hizballah's construction company in Lebanon, effectively shutting the terrorist group's firm out of the international financial system. While the designation will not take effect at the United Nations -- sanctions under UN Security Council Resolution 1267 only target elements associated with al-Qaeda or the Taliban, to the exclusion of any other terrorist groups -- international lenders and donors, including financial institutions, NGOs, and governments, are unlikely to want to assume the reputational risk of working to rebuild Lebanon in partnership with Hizballah instead of the Lebanese government. Moreover -- and contrary to conventional wisdom -- the designation presents a rare public diplomacy opportunity in the battle of ideas in the war on terror.
Jeffrey Blankfort's comment about this action:
This outrageous decision was handed down by Stuart Levey, the Zionist agent in the Treasury Dept. in charge of the department's "war on terrorism."
Shutting Hizballah's 'Construction Jihad'
[Stuart Levey is Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the Department of the Treasury (2006); he previously served as anti-terror coordinator in the Justice Department. ]
Work with Israel to bomb the crap out of Lebanon, then don't let them rebuild. And some wonder why they hate us....