Syria: Lebanese Major arrested for smuggling arms, aided by journalist from American media and Qatar
Publisher‘s Note: The Lebanese customs frustrated an attempt to smuggle 12 modern communication devices into the Lebanese territories by a private Qatari airplane navigated by a foreign captain who was carrying the devices. PEACE Warriors around the world are grateful for the honor and diligence that the Lebanese government is doing in making sure that foreign interference in Syria is thwarted. Please read this report again if you still do not have full context of the Syrian crisis. The Emir of Qatar is highly involved.
September 2, 2012 (TSR) – Major Wissam Abdul Khaleq was arrested this week for buying arms to send them into Syria according to Al-Manar TV.
40-year-old Wissam Abdul Khaleq is from the Lebanese village, Majdal Anjar , and is married to a Palestinian woman.
Abdul Khaleq is the son of retired General Hussein Abdul Khaleq who was head of the cooperation and coordination office between the Lebanese and the Syrian army before the latter’s withdrawal from Lebanon in 2008.
General Hussein was dismissed from his position after the military institution discovered his loyalty to another group.
The Lebanese customs frustrated an attempt to smuggle 12 modern communication devices into the Lebanese territories by a private Qatari airplane navigated by a foreign captain who was carrying the devices.
According to Al-Manar’s information, Major Wissam prepared 50 thousand dollars and took off with his cousin, who worked as a journalist in the Times newspaper, from Majdal Anjar in Beqaa to Beirut. However, the army arrested the two men.
Abdul Khaleq first tried to deny the charge, but was later forced to confess after his two friends confessed.
Al-Manar learned that his cousin – the reporter in the American newspaper – was accompanying him because he was preparing an investigation on arms smuggling from Lebanon to Syria.
As for the arms seized with the Lebanese major, they mostly included B10 grenades that are known for their easy usage and destructive effects.
Information also revealed that Major Wissam’s father, Hussein was also a supporter to the armed groups in Syria and that was for partisan reasons, knowing that his position in the army gave him many privileges, specifically during the Syrian presence in Lebanon.
The Syrian ambassador to the United Nations accused some Lebanese sides of arms smuggling as he said on August 31 that Saudi Arabia and Qatar were responsible for the deteriorating humanitarian situation of the Syrian people.
Talking during an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, Bashar al-Jaafari on the humanitarian situation, Bashar al-Jaafari said that Riyadh and Doha should answer to the world for the turmoil in Syria.
“It is clear that certain states do not see the issue of humanitarian aid any way other than as part of a biased political agenda,” he said.
He also stated that Saudi Arabia and Qatar are providing arms to the insurgents inside Syria to which this report confirms.
“Syria feels a great bitterness and sorrow when we see some of our brothers living in tents on the border in dreadful conditions.”
In addition, Jaafari slammed Turkey for allowing militants to set up training camps on its soil.
On the other hand, Jaafari said that arms smuggling from Lebanon was taking place “through some Lebanese political sides.”
On the Lebanese complaint over the presence of about 20,000 Syrian refugees, Jaafari said: “The Lebanese ambassador handed a compliant over the Syrian refugees. However we have hosted half of the Lebanese people during July war.”