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U.S. convicts (Syrian Arab) "Prince of Marbella" of arms deal
reuters ^ | 11,21,08

Posted on 11/22/2008 11:06:07 AM PST by PRePublic

U.S. convicts "Prince of Marbella" of arms deal Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:17pm EST By Edith Honan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal jury convicted a Syrian arms dealer and a co-defendant on Thursday of conspiring to sell $1 million in weapons...Monzer al-Kassar, 62, a longtime resident of Spain known as the "Prince of Marbella" for his lifestyle in the glitzy seaside town... Kassar has been selling weapons since the 1970s to the Palestinian Liberation Front and clients in Nicaragua, Bosnia, Croatia, Iran, Iraq and Somalia.
In 1995, Kassar was tried and acquitted of supplying arms that were used in the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship of the coast of Egypt. That resulted in the death of a wheelchair-bound Jewish-American, Leon Klinghoffer.
Klinghoffer's two daughters, who sat through Kassar's trial in New York, told reporters they felt vindicated by the verdict.
"Even though this case was not about the Achille Lauro, I wanted everyone there to know that my father was in the courtroom," Lisa Klinghoffer said.
(Additional reporting by Grant McCool; Editing by Daniel Trotta and Anthony Boadle)

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE4AJ79J20081120

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1 posted on 11/22/2008 11:06:07 AM PST by PRePublic
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To: PRePublic

Put him on a ship and make him walk the plank..


2 posted on 11/22/2008 11:13:06 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty
Put him on a ship and make him walk the plank..

Or... CIA shall give him over to Syrian "intelligence" who are famous in treating prisoners... not in a mild torture water boarding style....

3 posted on 11/22/2008 11:37:51 AM PST by PRePublic
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To: PRePublic

What are the odds that Syrian Intelligence will funnel him to Iraq or Lebanon to wreak havoc?


4 posted on 11/22/2008 11:45:51 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light! WE STAND WITH HER!)
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To: SolidWood

If the CIA won’t pay “enough” for the greedy Arab tyrans on Damascus..., these odds are very high.


5 posted on 11/22/2008 12:20:09 PM PST by PRePublic
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks PRePublic.
Kassar has been selling weapons since the 1970s to the Palestinian Liberation Front and clients in Nicaragua, Bosnia, Croatia, Iran, Iraq and Somalia. In 1995, Kassar was tried and acquitted of supplying arms that were used in the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship of the coast of Egypt. That resulted in the death of a wheelchair-bound Jewish-American, Leon Klinghoffer.

6 posted on 10/26/2012 3:51:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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