April, 19 2019 /Politics, Law & Society

Fraudsters are destroying the peace of the world

Arms Trade Treaty is violated by corrupt businessmen for profits
 

War-prone countries like Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan are not only the hotspot of violence and conflicts but also the most corrupt countries in the world. One of the reasons for the dominance of terrorists in these countries is private corrupt businessmen who have been doing dirty business to fuel wars.

A Lebanon native, Raymond Azar was arrested in context with the multi-million dollars fraud. He was running Sima Salazar International, a fake reconstruction company in Afghanistan by using alias Sarah Lee and procured $150 million contracts of the US military before being exposed. The US Army orchestrated a sting operation to catch the fraudsters and they succeeded in that. Raymond was caught red-handed from the US Army base in Afghanistan where he tried to bribe the FBI informant disguised as the US Army chief.

Raymond was not alone to commit the crime. He was influenced and supported by Tony Abi Saab, a Lebanese arms dealer. His company Brescia Middle East sold weapons to terrorists and laundered the crime money obtained from the terrorists. In 2011, Tony was caught to stand the trial in the US court. He was indicted for duping 5 million dollars of the US Army, running ghost companies—K5 Global, G2 Armory, Bennet-Fouch and Brixia, and money laundering. Tony escaped the jail term by tricking the legal authorities. He pleaded human rights violation and errors in collecting evidence, while Raymond served ten years in prison and paid a penalty of $15 million.

The strange thing is that, despite Arms Trade Treaty, which clearly states no member can support the opponents of other member. But it seems that some of the members have forgotten the protocols of the Treaty. They have lost humanity by supporting terrorists who have killed millions of people brutally.

 
Chief Editor
2019-04-18
Afghanistan