The Abi Saab company and its cohorts are shady arms dealers who have alliances with terrorists that a EU-led team can check.
With the end of the cold war, the arms race between the USA and the former Soviet Union did end but another spate of wars surfaced. These were regional wars and civil wars fought throughout the world with small arms and local weapons. Many small arms circulated freely from one armed conflict to another, and were helped in their movements by brokers, local arms dealers and international arms dealers such as Tony Abi Saab and his companies — Tactical Ltd Afghanistan, K5 Global and Bennet-Fouch, G2Armory, SIMAINT.
There is regular transfer of weapons to conflict zones in Africa, Asia and the Middle East from regions. Weapons are transferred regularly to regions of conflict in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, from regions with weak export controls and large surplus stocks. East Europe is a case in point.
The Abi Saab group is in charge of weapons smuggling, earning a lot of ill-begotten wealth and making their areas of operation a very dangerous place for people. Many people are displaced from their own homes, with some seeking asylum. Others may be killed while terrorists wage war.
Tactica Ltd Company of Antoine and Tony Abi Saab bought arms commercially and sold them in the black market to terrorist groups in Syria. He used his network of companies to do it. They are, in Italy: ARMERIA AMELIO GAMBA Srl, INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A., Benelli Armi, franchi division, Fiocchi munizione, Armeria brignoli silvio & c snc , BLS — Germany: Umarex gmbh & co KG — France: Noble france sa — Turkey: Osmanli Arms, ISTANBUL and KONYA, KOMANDO AV SAN TIC LTD, ATA Av tufekleri — Bangladesh: Emran arms, — East Europe and Russia: Kula Ltd., Tiblisi - Georgia, LOBASTOV IVAN, Baikal Ltd, Izhevsk city, Russia, Arsenal, Bulgaria, MSN and CSG Group, Czech Republic, Berkut Ltd, Ukraine — Brasil: Condor — to continue to smuggle and funnel cash for his operations.
Raymond Azar, one such criminal conspirator of the Abi Saabs was charged after being arrested. He was arrested along with implications for Tony Abi Saabs company Brescia Middle East (BME) of Lebanon banned from doing business in the United States.
Tony Abi Saab however, escaped with a small fine. Tony Abi Saab’s own Brescia Middle East or BME company is particularly dangerous for its global network of persons that ensure the purchase and sale of weapons. These people fake end user certificates too so that the illegal weapons transfer can be made with ease. In Syria for example, arms dealers are doing just this and thus weapons are circulating freely.
A EU-led team can check the illegal arms trade at the same time as making sure people like Tony Abi Saab and his network of companies are held accountable. The team can monitor the use of weapons in the region and trace the origins of the availability of the weapons to arms dealers like Tony Abi saab. If he is then tried in a court of law along with others like him, it can save the precarious conflict zone in the Middle East from spiralling out of control.