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Author Marshall, Jonathan, 1955-

Title The Lebanese Connection : Corruption, Civil War, and the International Drug Traffic
Published Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (274 pages)
Contents Introduction; 1. Hashish, the Petroleum of Lebanon; 2. The French Connection; 3. The Intra Bank Connection; 4. The Path to Civil War; 5. The Civil War Drug Boom; 6. The Syrian Connection; 7. The Drug Melting Pot; 8. From Narco-State to Failed State; Acknowledgments; Appendix: Drug Production Statistics; Notes; Index
Summary Long before Mexico, Colombia, and Afghanistan became notorious for their contributions to the global drug traffic, Lebanon was a special target of U.S. drug agents for harboring the world's greatest single transit port in the international traffic in narcotics. In the words of one American official, "certain of the largest traffickers are so influential politically, and certain highly placed officials so deeply involved in the narcotic traffic, that one might well state that the Lebanese Government is in the narcotics business."Using previously secret government records, The Lebanese Connectio
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Subject Drug traffic -- Political aspects -- Lebanon -- History.
Drug traffic -- Lebanon -- History.
Political corruption -- Lebanon -- History.
Lebanon -- History -- Civil War, 1975-1990.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804782563