Lebanon’s drug lord endorses Hezbollah’s role in Aleppo Syria


Drug trafficker Nouh Zaaiter poses with a group of Hezbollah fighters. Photo uploaded to Twitter
Drug trafficker Nouh Zaaiter poses with a group of Hezbollah fighters. Photo uploaded to Twitter
Lebanon’s drug lord has reportedly openly endorsed Hezbollah against the backdrop of the battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo in which the Shi’ite militia plays a role.

The news site Arabi21 reported that Nouh Zaaiter wrote on Facebook that he had always been, and forever would remain, a fervent Hezbollah supporter.

“This is a message to the emir of the believers, the great leader, his excellency Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah,” Zaaiter wrote. “Sir, we have paid a price for our loyalty to you and for our inability to protect ourselves from evil and injustice. But we are honorable men, loyal men, who pledge to continue to fight evil and its doers, the enemies of the nation. We will continue to be loyal to you, with the help of Allah.”

He later added: “Sir, you expect our support, and we say to you: We shall obey. We are at your service, whatever your request may be.”

The site reported that Zaaiter , who has been embroiled in criminal activity in Lebanon and enjoyed Hezbollah’s protection, has in the past visited the organization’s militants in Syria.

The paper also cited Lebanese sources saying that Zaaiter, who controls several Shi’ite villages in southern Lebanon where he grows marijuana, maintains extensive business ties with Hezbollah, providing them revenues from drug deals that they use to purchase arms.

According to the paper, some of Zaaiter’s employees have enlisted with Hezbollah to fight in Syria.

Hezbollah came under fire last year after its fighters were caught rubbing shoulders with Zaaiter.

The photos were first uploaded to a number of social media accounts on September 13, 2015. They were described as having been taken in the region of Qalamoun in western Syria, where Hezbollah fighters have been battling Syrian rebel groups alongside forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

Many criticized Hezbollah’s cooperation with Zaaiter (who is usually referred to as the “drug king of Lebanon”) and the immunity that the organization, which is a member of the Lebanese government, has accorded to a man wanted by the police.

The photos put Hezbollah on the defensive, especially since the party has been accused of being implicated in a global drug ring in the past.

Hezbollah sent thousands of fighters to help Assad in his fight against the rebels. Some reports revealed that over 1500 Hezbollah fighters has bee killed in Syria



14 responses to “Lebanon’s drug lord endorses Hezbollah’s role in Aleppo Syria”

  1. It is no secret that Hezbullah is part of an international drug cartel. Any new news Nobody seems to care.

    1. From China’s opium to the one of Afghanistan, today – it’s hard to beat Anglo-American when it comes to dope …


      An earlier version of the book if you fancy: http://www.lyndonlarouche.org/dope1.pdf

      Besides, there is a supply because there is a demand.

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    (Music …. Banjo Solo ..)
    ‘Just one of those Good Ol’ boys … never doing no harm … praising the Lord …. taking care of the farm…’

    1. troll on jew with a batch of shit on ur head

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        duhhh … yup yup … dang tootin’ ali babbalon ..

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar

            I often think that ‘exporting’ American Sit-Coms and Sports-nut and Car-building and Hunting&Fishing shows, to other countries which never had the same concepts or understanding of such ‘cultural’ delights for time off work on a weekend, was a HUGE mistake … without at least supplying a long translation of why such weird clothing and pastime-events came to be as enjoyed as they are. Even dangerous ‘jobs’, like lobster-fishing, are now described as weekend-filling moments we could all prove our Macho Selves with by experiencing for a holiday. Dress like a scraggly-bearded ‘old salt’ and ride the waves, sort of thing, and back to ‘Grandma’s Kitchen Lunch’ after selling the catch, to have beer and talk about how people went overboard in the ‘storm of ’75 with ‘Old Hook’.
            Somehow those folks think that’s a real job or way of life, and they emulate what they have to translate for themselves. :-)))

          2. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Nothing to do with Mainstream Media;-)

    2. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      A story too good to be true – The toy smuggler of Aleppo’s jihadist connections, made-up stories and an orphan project run aground

  3. YA LIBNAN you too TROLL

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad


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