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John Kerry's Iranian-American Fund-Raisers
Insight On The News ^ | March 1, 2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman

Posted on 08/20/2004 4:19:51 AM PDT by stockpirate

Among Sen. John Kerry's top fund-raisers are three Iranian-Americans who have been pushing for dramatic changes in U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Most prominent among them is Hassan Nemazee, 54, an investment banker based in New York. Nominated to become U.S. ambassador to Argentina by President Bill Clinton in 1999, Nemazee eventually withdrew his nomination after a former partner raised allegations of business improprieties.

Nemazee was a major Clinton donor, giving $80,000 to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 1996 election cycle and attending at least one of the famous White House fund-raising coffees.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush; clintonistas; crime; donors; election; fundraiser; hassannemazee; iran; iranianamericans; iraniansanctions; irankerry; kennethrtimmerman; kerry; nemazee; terror

1 posted on 08/20/2004 4:19:52 AM PDT by stockpirate
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; BykrBayb; LakeLady; Steven W.; Fedora; bridgemanusa; Darksheare; ...

Ping


2 posted on 08/20/2004 4:21:04 AM PDT by stockpirate (The issues surrounding Kerry in Vietnam is a smoke screen! The real issue is VVAW and the FBI docs!)
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To: stockpirate

3 posted on 08/20/2004 4:22:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Re: Protection from up on high, Keyser Sose has nothing on Sandy Berger, the DNC Burglar)
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To: stockpirate; Diogenesis; dakine; DoctorZIn; Keith in Iowa; Johnny Valentine; freedom44; ...
I can't say that I'm exactly shocked at this information.

Kenneth Timmerman did a great expose of Robert "The Torch" Toricelli's connections to a group called Mujahideen e-Khalq-otherwise known as the National Council of Resistance-for The American Spectator, back in the late 90s.

Even though they've turned out to be a valuable asset in the intelligence/reconnaisance component of our War on Terror-at least in terms of identifying surreptitious Iranian nuclear facilities-they were still on the State Department's list of known international terrorist organizations at the time.

Kerry is swimming in illicit cash. There's no doubt about that.

He makes Bill Clinton look like a piker in this respect.

4 posted on 08/20/2004 4:49:47 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Are you getting ready for tolerance day?" "I've already picked out a tree.")
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To: The Scourge of Yazid

Kerry sold his soul years ago. Now he wants to sell ours.


5 posted on 08/20/2004 4:57:31 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Conspiracy Guy, Secretary of Humor and Tomfoolery)
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To: The Scourge of Yazid; stockpirate

"Nemazee, a close friend of Al Gore, is a wealthy and controversial Iranian-American businessman who was nominated by President Clinton to be a U.S. Ambassador to Argentina. His nomination was rejected by the U.S. Senate, following the publication of some very troubling news on his financial activities in the famous and credible "Forbes Magazine." (see copy of this article at: http://www.daneshjoo.org/interestingarticles/article/publish/article_3046.shtml )

Exposed, Nemazee joined the self proclaimed "American-Iranian Council" (AIC) headed by the notorious Hooshang AmirAhmadi who's a well known lobbyist for the Iranian Mulllahcracy. Within the majority of the Iranians and Iranian-Americans, AmirAhmadi is held in very low esteem for supporting the Islamic republic regime.

Joining the American-Iranian Council, Nemazee helped this group and its members by opening doors to the highest levels of the U.S. Democratic Party. His main mission was to promote this group, AIC, and to push for the establishment of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic regime. Using his contacts with Senator Jospeh Biden (D-DE), an influential member of the U.S. Senate's Foreign Affairs Committee, a controversial fundraising event at the IMAN Islamist Center of Los Angles was held, in 2002, and attended by Senator Biden where a substantial amount of money was collected. The IMAN's head, Sadegh Namazikhah, is also a board member of the AIC, and he is pushing for the cancellation of sanctions against the Mullahs' regime."

(excerpted)......http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1126466/posts


6 posted on 08/20/2004 5:01:53 AM PDT by nuconvert (Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.)
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To: The Scourge of Yazid

"Kerry is swimming in illicit cash. There's no doubt about that."
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He sure is, and most of it he married into.


7 posted on 08/20/2004 5:02:49 AM PDT by LakeLady (He knows, that we know, that he knows no truth...and he lies about that!)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; Pikamax; kattracks; No Blue States; reagan_fanatic
Satan:

Yes. And to think, I only had to promise him a rich widow. MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

8 posted on 08/20/2004 5:02:52 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Are you getting ready for tolerance day?" "I've already picked out a tree.")
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To: LakeLady
See the post below.

Very amusing, if I do say so myself.

And I do!

9 posted on 08/20/2004 5:04:01 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Are you getting ready for tolerance day?" "I've already picked out a tree.")
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To: The Scourge of Yazid

And some medals.


10 posted on 08/20/2004 5:08:27 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Conspiracy Guy, Secretary of Humor and Tomfoolery)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; R. Scott; Darksheare; Old Sarge
Yup.

Almost forgot about those.

JOHN KERRY HAS A PURPLE HEART FOR CROCHETING

-good times, G.J.P. (Jr.)

11 posted on 08/20/2004 5:16:51 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Are you getting ready for tolerance day?" "I've already picked out a tree.")
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To: The Scourge of Yazid

12 posted on 08/20/2004 5:18:39 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Conspiracy Guy, Secretary of Humor and Tomfoolery)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; Ace; Bruiser
Hmmm...

Are those Ace brand band-aids?

13 posted on 08/20/2004 5:20:58 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Are you getting ready for tolerance day?" "I've already picked out a tree.")
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To: The Scourge of Yazid

Purple Owies


14 posted on 08/20/2004 5:25:39 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Conspiracy Guy, Secretary of Humor and Tomfoolery)
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To: stockpirate
Following the money trail...

Nuclear Bombshell: The Truth that John Kerry Knows
SNIP: The bank’s collapse in 1991 kicked up a lot of political dust: So much so, the bank’s illegal penetration of the US banking system, through a benami take-over of the First American Bank, became the subject matter of Senate Foreign Relations sub-committee enquiry chaired, most interestingly, by senator John Kerry — the present Democratic contender for the US presidency.

What did the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Know About Intelligence? And When, Senator Kerry?
co-author of the BCCI report(Senate-buried December, 1992)

The Things They Kerry'd [Hugh Hewitt]

Bank to be brought to account over BCCI collapse [Who here remembers BCCI?]

DOWNSIDE LEGACY AT TWO DEGREES OF PRESIDENT CLINTON SECTION: THE STORY OF A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE SUBSECTION: CDFI and BCCI

The BCCI Affair
Post 4:
Well freepers, look into this and see how many hands are already in the cookie jar. Until we clean up Mena and BCCI, more will continue.NEVER SURRENDER.
A great one to question right off the bat is Senator John Kerry(Mass) who married into the Heinz fortune. His timing the burial of this thing, after Bush was beaten and before Clinton came in, meshed perfectly with Clinton's firing of all the US Attorneys.
Post32: bttt-Follow the money--China, ExIm Bank, Heinz, Kerry, BCCI

15 posted on 08/20/2004 8:34:55 AM PDT by exhaustedmomma (Bias is not necessarily propaganda. HOWEVER, bias is necessary to propaganda.)
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To: stockpirate
Just because a person is Iranian doesn't mean they are a mohammedan. Lot's of Jewish and Christian expat's living here in the States.
16 posted on 08/20/2004 9:07:36 AM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301

There is a Persian story about when the people wanted to overthrow the king, he showed them the vault he had filled with riches since the beginning of his kingdom and made the point he will be taking it with him when he leaves. The new king he said would have to pay the generals and favor the backers for years before he begins to fill his vault from scratch.


17 posted on 08/20/2004 9:54:02 AM PDT by Reza2004
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To: fso301
Kerry, has been associated with extremely violent left wing groups in his past. And of course your statement is correct. But it also doesn't mean that the person wasn't a Muslim. But it is interesting to follow the rabbit to see how the deep the hole goes.
18 posted on 08/20/2004 11:05:37 AM PDT by stockpirate (The issues surrounding Kerry in Vietnam is a smoke screen! The real issue is VVAW and the FBI docs!)
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To: stockpirate; DoctorZIn
DoctorZIn
I figure if anybody knows the probablilty/validity of stockpirate's inquiry, it would be you. Your input is greatly appreciated:

Kerry, has been associated with extremely violent left wing groups in his past. And of course your statement is correct. But it also doesn't mean that the person wasn't a Muslim. But it is interesting to follow the rabbit to see how the deep the hole goes.

ALSO, what about John Kerry Caused a Fracture in VVAW For his own Selfish Goals ( FBI FILES REVEAL )
And in an FBI document dated November 12, 1971 the following excerpt is found concerning John Kerry’s speech in Norman Oklahoma at the University of Oklahoma on during a convention by VVAW, from November 5, 6, & 7, 1971.
There is one other interesting note in this FBI document that bears looking into: “The audience for a speech by John Kerry was quite large. A workshop held after KERRY’s speech was attended by quite a few people including one student from Iran,
This last part I find interesting for a couple of reasons: 1. Who was this student from Iran, and why was he speaking to this group? 2. What organization(s) did this student from Iran represent at this convention? 3. Was this student from Iran a foreign agent, or a member of a terrorist group?

19 posted on 08/20/2004 11:42:41 AM PDT by exhaustedmomma (Bias is not necessarily propaganda. HOWEVER, bias is necessary to propaganda.)
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To: exhaustedmomma; DoctorZIn
You left out an important part of the quote in the FBI document, so here is the part you left out.

“The audience for a speech by John Kerry was quite large. A workshop held after KERRY’s speech was attended by quite a few people including one student from Iran, who spoke to the crowd as well as the parents of a Marine who died in combat in Vietnam.”

Please notice that the student from Iran spoke to the crowd!
20 posted on 08/20/2004 11:56:20 AM PDT by stockpirate (The issues surrounding Kerry in Vietnam is a smoke screen! The real issue is VVAW and the FBI docs!)
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To: stockpirate
Thanks for the "correcto-type", WAS important!!

DoctorZIn seems to know alot about Iran. Sure hope he/she can help answer these questions. I also am curious as to why Kerry failed to look at the Iran half of Iran-Contra.

21 posted on 08/20/2004 12:02:36 PM PDT by exhaustedmomma (Bias is not necessarily propaganda. HOWEVER, bias is necessary to propaganda.)
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To: exhaustedmomma; DoctorZIn
That you sent my answer to your previous message and not your question I think it will make it difficult for DrZln to answer that portion. You made the statement that just because the person was from Iran didn't mean he was a Muslim. And my reply was you are correct, but it doesn't mean he isn't. And with Kerry's connection to extreme groups I think it could bare looking into.

The conclusions I reach concerning the FBI files that you linked to are my conclusions from my own perspective. And I do not know this DoctorrZIn and he may be able to shed some light on Iran, but it wouldn't have an effect on my belief as to what my conclusions are concerning my posting. Unless the Doctor knows who this student is that spoke at an anti war rally where usually the speakers were radical leftists.
22 posted on 08/20/2004 12:09:17 PM PDT by stockpirate (The issues surrounding Kerry in Vietnam is a smoke screen! The real issue is VVAW and the FBI docs!)
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To: exhaustedmomma

Did you see the post earlier about his connection to BCCI?

And I just posted another concerning an email he sent to the Iranian Times.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1195692/posts


23 posted on 08/20/2004 12:13:01 PM PDT by stockpirate (The issues surrounding Kerry in Vietnam is a smoke screen! The real issue is VVAW and the FBI docs!)
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To: stockpirate

It reminds me of the '87 General Election in Ireland, where Colonel Ghaddafi congratulated Charles J Haughey on being elected Taoiseach [Prime Minister] - Haughey was, of course a good customer of Ghaddafi in the late sixties


24 posted on 08/20/2004 12:25:39 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (Hope Muslim women win some medals in the Olympics - but what Muslim women?)
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To: stockpirate
Thanks! There were some earlier threads with some related info. Here's a couple:

(From Iran) An Open Letter To Senator John Kerry

Who Is Hassan Nemazzee...? (Kerry/Iran Mullah connection)

25 posted on 08/20/2004 3:18:57 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: exhaustedmomma
If you are asking about Hassan Nemazee, he is an Iranian from Muslim heritage would supports dialog with the Mullahs of Iran. There are a number of American Iranians that have supported this approach. It is the approach the Mullahs of Iran prefer. I believe these people are either naive or working for the regime itself. Personally, I would assume the latter.

The Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran (a pro Iran student movement, pro US) has published information on Nemazee:

http://www.daneshjoo.org/article/publish/article_3118.shtml

Due to SMCCDI's criticism of Nemazee they are being sued by Nemazee:

http://www.daneshjoo.org/article/publish/article_3210.shtml

Regarding the question of his personal religious beliefs I am ignorant, but based on his support for the Mullahs of Iran's efforts, I am suspicious. Does this help?

DoctorZin
26 posted on 08/20/2004 3:56:26 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: stockpirate
Did you see the post earlier about his connection to BCCI?
I guess not, I don't remember seeing anything recently. Do you have the link? Thanks.
27 posted on 08/20/2004 7:55:02 PM PDT by exhaustedmomma (Bias is not necessarily propaganda. HOWEVER, bias is necessary to propaganda.)
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To: DoctorZIn
I am suspicious
Yes, THAT helps! :)

There were too many cross-references in my questions. It did confuse the issue. But, basically validating the "suspicion" is very helpful. I think stockpirate is bringing to the table some really pertinent info. I appreciate your input!
I know this is a long-shot question, but do you have any clue how one could discover "who that Iranian student" was referred to in the FBI file? It seems to be a needle in a haystack quest. Sure would be nice to know what was said, by whom and what the "history" of the relationship has been.

28 posted on 08/20/2004 8:06:09 PM PDT by exhaustedmomma (Bias is not necessarily propaganda. HOWEVER, bias is necessary to propaganda.)
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To: stockpirate
He is STILL conspiring with the enemy!
29 posted on 08/20/2004 8:07:53 PM PDT by proudofthesouth
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To: exhaustedmomma

I'll look for thelink. maybe it was someone sent the info to me.


30 posted on 08/21/2004 2:12:40 AM PDT by stockpirate (The issues surrounding Kerry in Vietnam is a smoke screen! The real issue is VVAW and the FBI docs!)
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