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ABOVE + BELOW – Monzer al-Kassar (in Arabic منذر الكسار) (born in al-Nabk, Syria in 1945), also known as the “Prince of Marbella”, is an international arms dealer. He has been connected to numerous crimes, including the Achille Lauro hijacking and the Iran-Contra scandal. On November 20, 2008, he was convicted in U.S. federal court as part of a U.S. government sting, for agreeing to sell arms to undercover agents posing as suppliers for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Colombian guerrilla organization. He was sentenced to thirty years’ imprisonment

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