Aboud is a smooth talker and works hard to groom his public image. However the core of his business interests is moving new cars into countries that have been blocked from normal auto trade - places like Syria, Iran, Libya, the "-Stan" countries, etc. US Military sources have previously linked Land Cruisers and Utes that passed through Ghassan Aboud Cars on the DAESH battlefield in Syria and Iraq. Why else would someone use a non-franchised car dealer to purchase a standard, off-the-shelf vehicle. Even a "luxury" vehicle. It's absurd on its face.
But Muhammed Ghassan Aboud's big expansion to Australia in 2015 was inexplicable - even selling vehicles to countries on UN Embargo lists isn't all that lucrative. And yet Aboud is spreading cash around Australia now like crazy - and there have been significant questions raised about this cash having ties to the leadership of Syria and Bashar al-Assad.
Additional questions were raised this week when a major hotelier considering the GA Group project expansions in Australia discovered that despite his EU Passport, Muhammed Ghassan Aboud is NOT allowed entry into the United States. It is believed this restriction has been in place even prior to the block on Syrians placed by President Donald Trump this week.
And like David Fung before him, Cairns pollies are lined up to grease up the member of the latest wallet to show up in Cairns - despite the serious questions raised about Aboud's links to terrorism, and support for wealthy members of the butcherous Syrian regime. Aboud's PR machine is legendary - with his Orient Humanitarian Relief organisation often touted by him, but in fact run by Syrian Dr. Ammar Martini and his colleagues.
Aboud goes to great pains to claim he does "not belong to any political parties or Syrian opposition coalitions". However Aboud operates an anti-Assad TV station in Dubai. Questions about his links into the Syrian regime persist - the rumoured 30-40,000 cars per year can't pay for everything being bought in Australia by Aboud's company GA Group Pty. Ltd. And the massive spend by the GA Group in Australia coincides with the increased involvement of the Russian government and Vladimir Putin in shoring-up the impotent al-Assad government.
|FROM "OLDTIMER CAR SALES" TO MD |
OF $100M HOTEL COMPANY. HUH?
Despite some quick handshaking with the Australian Minister of Blogs & Twitter Warren Entsch, Aboud has mostly been the invisible hand guiding the Australian "Cutout" Managing Director, Mark Davie. It's unclear how Mr. Davie's checkered history as a used car salesman qualifies him to manage the almost $100M real estate and hotel buildout for Mr. Aboud. Insiders at Cairns (un)Regional Council have noted Mr. Davie's high level of development ignorance when meeting with the planners, so it looks like another corporate cutout has gotten past the ASIC wicket-keepers.
We understand that Entsch has been cautioned by ASIS staff via the Turnbull staff office.
With the Australian government now under Trump government pressure to adopt the travel ban on Syrian and other middle East peoples of the muslim faith, it's curious that the hardcore anti-muslim audience of John "Cueball" MacKenzie hasn't been fully informed on their new "economic saviour". Cueball's silence on the issue along with his new MIWF Pauline Hanson is deafening.
Pass the chips, Pauline.