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Hezbollah Defending Cannabis Fields against Rebel Takeover

They have no intention of letting outsiders near their fields.
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Hezbollah owns vast areas of thousands of acres of cannabis, both in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon and in the Alawite areas in Syria, and this, according to the Arab news website Almokhtsar.com, is the main reason for their exceptional loyalty to the Assad regime this days, a loyalty that so far has cost them at least 100 casualties. The most important goal for Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is to keep those billion dollar assets from falling into rebel hands.

This explains why the Hezbollah is operating as an independent force in Syria, and has not joined the belligerent Syrian army which is loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. They have no intention of letting outsiders near their fields.

Drug processing labs are spread throughout Lebanon and Syria, and neither the Syrian nor the Lebanese army may set foot near those sites, according to Almokhtsar.com. Only Hezbollah fighters are guarding them.

The annual income of the Hezbollah drug distribution network is estimated at $6 billion annually. In comparison, according to the website, Iran’s annual contribution to Hezbollah are only estimated at $2 billion.

Some 1600 employees work for the distribution network, in 125 international companies. Many of them are Lebanese Palestinians, as well as Israeli Arabs.

Interestingly, some of the Hezbollah network local representatives are associated with Al Qaeda, which is an ideological enemy of Hezbollah and has been fighting against the Shiite outfit in Syria.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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13 Responses to “Hezbollah Defending Cannabis Fields against Rebel Takeover”

  1. John Keytack says:

    Yeah, right. So much for your “religion of peace.” They are the dirtiest people on earth! They have one double standard upon another! They will grow the dope, then turn around and arrest people who buy their dope, and pretend to be religious and pious! What a bunch of crap! They do the same thing in Afghanistan with the poppies. Everyone knows about it, but no one DOES anything about it!

  2. If they smoked it, they wouldn’t want to fight.

  3. So this is what this war is all about! US food and drug administration owns the patent for all of cannabis and derivate products!

  4. Stuart Wragg says:

    Go figure. To all those twits with their idealistic opinions. The truth of conflict is always about power and money is power.

  5. Interesting story. I would like to see a wider discussion of hash, starting out which why IDF researcher Gabrial Mechulam studied steroids and ended up with formula for THC. Not many coherent threads on social media are following drug prohibition angle. High rate of censorship/ self censorship. Please give us more.

  6. It Assad and his opponents would spend more time smoking some hashish, they could find an amicable solution to their differences; of course, it might exacerbate food shortages, particularly when an entire militia gets the munchies at the end of a long day or Ramadan smoking.

  7. Zee Makana says:

    sounds like hogwash to me.

  8. Vito Catucci says:

    Bravemykayla.com

  9. Irfan Ali says:

    Nonsense

  10. Irfan Ali says:

    Nonsense

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