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FTR #109 Monzer Al-Kassar & Co.

Lis­ten: Side 1 [1] | Side 2 [2]

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AMIA Bomb­ing

One of the most impor­tant and least pub­li­cized play­ers in the tan­gled world of weapons and drug traf­fick­ing, ter­ror­ism and espi­onage is Monz­er Al-Kas­sar. A key play­er in the Iran-Con­tra Scan­dal, Al-Kas­sar imports 20 % of the hero­in that comes to the Unit­ed States (accord­ing to the DEA) and has appar­ent­ly fig­ured promi­nent­ly in numer­ous ter­ror­ist inci­dents. This pro­gram sets forth alle­ga­tions of pos­si­ble involve­ment by Al-Kas­sar in two ter­ror bomb­ings in Argenti­na, as well as his con­nec­tions to the late Alfre­do Yabran, a Mafia-like wheel­er deal­er who (like Al-Kas­sar) had strong con­nec­tions to the gov­ern­ment of Argenti­na. Argen­tine pres­i­dent Car­los Men­em, Yabran and Al-Kas­sar are all from the same town in Syr­ia. In addi­tion, the pro­gram con­tains infor­ma­tion about inter­na­tion­al con­nec­tions to the AMIA bomb­ing (one of the bomb­ings Al-Kas­sar was alleged­ly involved with), the mys­te­ri­ous “sui­cide” of Yabran, Yabran’s con­nec­tions to for­mer U.S. Ambas­sador Ter­rence Tod­man, who assist­ed with Yabran’s finan­cial machi­na­tions and also inter­ced­ed with the U.S. Drug Enforce­ment Admin­is­tra­tion on Yabran’s behalf. The con­clu­sion of the pro­gram deals with Yabran asso­ciate Wences­lao Bunge, a Har­vard-edu­cat­ed lawyer who is appar­ent­ly part of the Bunge fam­i­ly that has been piv­otal­ly involved with Bunge and Born. One of the world’s largest com­modi­ties bro­kers, Bunge & Born fig­ured promi­nent­ly in an intri­cate stock mar­ket manip­u­la­tion that was appar­ent­ly con­nect­ed to the assas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent Kennedy.