February, 16 2019 /Politics, Law & Society

The United Nations tribunal should be formed to prosecute weapon dealers

Peace is what the United Nations and the world wants but people like Tony Abi Saab are the hurdle in the fulfillment of this good cause.

The United Nations have their hands in protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aids, promoting sustainable development, upholding international laws and lastly maintaining international peace and security, but have nothing for weapons smugglers. Nothing for the shady organizations that deal in arms in the war-torn areas which are a threat to the peace and security in the world.

A businessman, Tony Abi Saab, is a president of Brescia Middle East, an arms dealing company who did a fraud of 5 million USD which was supposed to be used as humanitarian aids in Afghanistan.

Tony Abi Saab set up ghost companies (like K5 Global and Bennet Fouch) along with his partner in crime Raymond Azar, for an illegal sale of weapons and money laundering. These two American construction companies, all of a sudden suspended their operations in Afghanistan and left the country. Before fleeing they destroyed all the evidence against them. They cheated their Afghan partners of over $2 million and were blacklisted by the US military. Since they defaulted on payments to Afghan contractors and when they were asked to pay the money, they refused to adhere and respond to the local legal authority. Tony Abi Saab defrauded the USA forces of 5 million in reconstruction contracts and smuggled arms and weapons in the Middle East war-torn countries for the profit.

Tony Abi Saab escaped his punishment in the USA, where he stood a trial in the civil court instead of a military court which made him free to do whatever he wants to do from the money obtained from smuggling weapons to the rebel groups. The problem for the millions of people and the United Nation is that Tony's avaricious behavior is disturbing the peace and security of the world. It's high time to have an international tribunal for war criminals with stricter laws for the perpetrators.

Chief Editor