Wars are being fuelled by greedy businessmen who are profiting by selling war surviving materials to militant groups just for the sake of a profit. One such businessman is Tony Abi Saab of Lebanon. He is an international arms dealer who was indicted for equipping terror groups with advanced weapons and defrauding the US Army of 5 million dollars.
Tony is also suspected to have plotted the multimillion dollars contracts fraud through Sima Salazar Group in Afghanistan. Raymond Azar who was the President of the Sima Salazar Group, a construction company in Afghanistan, was a friend and a close family relative of the Abi Saabs. The fraud was exposed by the FBI in 2009 and only Azar was arrested for the charges of bribery, fraud, and running ghost companies.
Tony owned majority of the shares of Sima Salazar, even his companies K5 Global and Bennet-Fouch sub-contracted it. Tony's main company Brescia Middle East, an international arms dealer was illegally supplying weapons to the terrorist organizations active in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran. Shell companies of Tony, Tactica Ltd was purchasing arms commercially and selling them in the black market to the terrorist groups in Syria.
His other shell companies consists of Umarex gmbh & co KG in Germany, Noble france sa in France, Osmanli Arms, Istanbul and Konya, ATA Av Tufekleri,KOMANDO AV SAN TIC Ltd., in Turkey, Emran arms in Bangladesh, Kula Ltd., Tiblisi in Georgia, LOBASTAV IVAN, Baikal Ltd., Izhevsk City in Russia, Condor in Brasil, Arsenal in Bulgaria, MSN Group & CSG Group in CZ, Berkut Ltd in Ukraine, Armeria brignoli silvio & c snc, BLS, Fiocchi munizone, Benelli Armi, franchi division, Brixia Shotguns SRL, Armeria Amelio Gamba SRL, Beretta, Tanfoglio in Italy.
Raymond was jailed for ten years and paid a hefty penalty of 15 million dollars but Tony didn’t serve a single jail term. He tricked the justice system of the US civil court in his favour and falsely accused the CIA and FBI for torture and tampering the evidence. He was free due to a technicality in the circuit court.