Since 1979 and the fateful day when the Iranians took over the US embassy in Tehran there has been some sort of sanctions placed on the Iranian government.
Now we are placing sanctions on Syrians as well.
This time it is some guy that is a friend of Assad’s brother…..and he was targeted for war profiteering….
The Treasury Department imposed sanctions today on Syrian war profiteer Khodr Ali Taher and 11 of his companies – part of the fourth set of designations since the Caesar Act went into effect this past June. The targeting of Taher, a protégé of Bashar al-Assad’s younger brother Maher, is consistent with U.S. efforts to target the Assad family and its closest confidantes, especially the young entrepreneurs who have helped the regime take advantage of war-related business opportunities.
Taher rose to prominence after he began working with Syria’s 4th Armored Division, over which Maher al-Assad exercises control. The 4th Division’s security bureau, which handles its business affairs, began contracting with Taher in 2016 to protect its convoys. The firms Treasury sanctioned today include Castle Security and Protection LLC, which Taher founded in 2017 to manage his protection business. According to Treasury, the firm also operates lucrative checkpoints that collect fees from those crossing the front lines or the border with Lebanon.
That was a report from a Neocon site…..now I ask what do you call Halleburton, et al?
I know free enterprise, right?
Does that not sound a bit hypocritical?
Now my question is…why is the US the only nation that can participate in free enterprise all others are war profiteers?
Those are rhetorical questions since I understand the concept of might makes right and the US tries to make its own rules.
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