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The Joy of Listing Terrorists: Nasrallah was already a designated terrorist

The new US sanction designates nasrallah:

“The U.S. Department of the Treasury today imposed sanctions against Hizballah’s leadership in Lebanon, further exposing Hizballah’s active support to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, as well as its role in terrorist activities. Hasan Nasrallah, Hizballah’s Secretary General, is being designated today pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13582, for providing support to the Syrian government.  Mustafa Badr Al-Din and Talal Hamiyah, two senior terrorist leaders of Hizballah, are being designated today pursuant to E.O. 13224, for providing support to Hizballah’s terrorist activities in the Middle East and around the world.

But later the same press release says:

Hasan Nasrallah was designated pursuant to E.O. 12947 in January 1995.

Yes, they will say it is for Syria actions this time…. but isn’t there something very strange about killing a dead horse anyway?

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

September 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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