April, 24 2019 /Politics, Law & Society

Tony Abi Saab, an illegal arms dealer has a valid trade license despite being accused of war crimes

Terrorists and criminals have stocks of hi-tech weapons

Terrorism is spreading like a wild-fire and ordinary people are suffering the most. Afghanistan has topped the list of the deadliest country in 2018, despite extreme military efforts to abolish terrorism from the land. Syria and Yemen remain flashpoints. Syria is called as the deadliest place for civilians in 2018 after nearly 40 % of the total violence events recorded from there, while Yemen witnessed over 28,100 civilian fatalities.

The above data speaks a lot about the spectrum of violence in the Middle East countries, but little has been done to date. International troops deployed in war-torn countries are giving blood, sweat, and tears to root out terrorism, and illegal arms dealers are working against their efforts. Greedy businessmen like Tony Abi Saab are supplying weapons to the terrorist organizations for the profit. They are delivering the weapons using fake user end certificate on the products and secretly importing contraband weapons from Europe to Lebanon to re-route to terrorists.

Tony Abi Saab is wanted to the US Army as he has defrauded them of 5 million dollars and has been instigating wars in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iran by selling weapons to the terrorists. It is unfortunate that Tony escaped the jail term by pleading errors in collecting evidence and human rights violation against the CIA and FBI in the US court. Taking advantage of the loopholes of the justice system of the US, he got away with the criminal charges.

The problem is, Tony has not learned a lesson from his brief trial in the US court and has been expanding his illegal business of helping terrorists. His business license is valid everywhere around the world apart from the USA. He is eyeing Europe to be his second home after Lebanon. Local government should take strict action against him and cancel his business license.

Chief Editor