Is Hezbollah Paying for Lebanon Reconstruction with Counterfeit US Bills?

Is Hezbollah Paying for Lebanon Reconstruction with Counterfeit US Bills?

A Recent reports that Hezbollah is giving brand new ‘crisp’ US currency to Lebanese citizens raises questions about where this “money” is actually coming from.

A “Hizbollah handed out bundles of cash on Friday to people whose homes were wrecked by Israeli bombing, consolidating the Iranian-backed group’s support among Lebanon’s Shi’ites and embarrassing the Beirut government.” – as reported by Reuters.

During the recent bombing of Hezbollah financial centers in Lebanon, a cameraman inadvertently filmed a damaged building with scores of uncut sheets of US currency lying about.

A report by Richard Engel broadcast on “NBC Nightly News” in June 2006 reveals the following:

 Richard Engel, the network’s Beirut bureau chief, is reporting from southern Lebanon, and at 1:07 in the video, as he’s saying, “In Sidon, we found part of the financial district flattened,” you briefly see an image of what look like uncut sheets of U.S. hundred-dollar bills.

A U.S. Treasury Department report from 2004 states that members of Hezbollah leadership,” …distributes fake U.S. dollars and generates cash to fund Hezbollah operations.”

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