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Kerry's Iran scandal
Washington Times ^ | 10-15-04 | Ken Timmerman

Posted on 10/15/2004 12:36:44 PM PDT by JZelle

http://www.washingtontimes.com/commentary/20041014-084639-5209r.htm

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KEYWORDS: chinagate; dangerous; iran; iraniansanctions; kennethrtimmerman; kerry; lurch; octobersurprise; thebigone; timmerman
Hope this is OK!
1 posted on 10/15/2004 12:36:45 PM PDT by JZelle
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To: JZelle
The Kerry-Edwards campaign is headed toward a campaign finance scandal involving contributions on behalf of a foreign power, similar to allegations that plagued Bill Clinton's re-election in 1996. Instead of Communist China, this time the foreign power seeking to influence a U.S. presidential candidate is the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world's premier state sponsor of international terror.
The Chinese sought U.S. military technology to enhance their nuclear missiles. The record shows the Clinton administration provided them key assistance in that area.

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2 posted on 10/15/2004 12:38:24 PM PDT by counterpunch (The CouNTeRPuNcH Collection - www.counterpunch.us)
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To: counterpunch; Dr. Eckleburg; Protagoras
Instead of Communist China, this time the foreign power seeking to influence a U.S. presidential candidate is the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world's premier state sponsor of international terror.

Whoa. I'm surprized, and it's October !

3 posted on 10/15/2004 12:41:22 PM PDT by UsnDadof8 (Patriotic Homeschool Kids for Bush)
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To: counterpunch

Somebody get this to Hannity !


4 posted on 10/15/2004 12:42:05 PM PDT by UsnDadof8 (Patriotic Homeschool Kids for Bush)
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To: counterpunch

You know this could be a wee bit of why Sen. Special-K is sooo upset about us deposing Saddam and removing IRaq's status as "the world's premier state sponsor of international terror". A spotlight now shines on the traitor's actions... white hot, making him sweat...


5 posted on 10/15/2004 12:43:46 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: JZelle

This is WAY more damaging than mere speculation concerning the senator's discharge status.


6 posted on 10/15/2004 12:46:40 PM PDT by UsnDadof8 (Patriotic Homeschool Kids for Bush)
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To: JZelle

Do a search on the handle "DoctorZin" & start reading.


7 posted on 10/15/2004 12:46:53 PM PDT by GoLightly (If it doesn't kill ya, it makes ya stronger.)
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To: JZelle

I can imagine what France is giving him as well with their ten billion posters, bumpers stickers and magazine covers of Kerry all over the place in that cesspool. Isn`t amazing even though French is his second language, his second country (or first) that Kerry and the press haven`t dared put anything even remotely French near him in this whole campaign. This guy gets elected though, I`ll bet shiz to shoes the dam will explode open and Peppe Le Pew will suddenly emerge.


8 posted on 10/15/2004 12:48:09 PM PDT by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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To: JZelle

bttt


9 posted on 10/15/2004 12:50:12 PM PDT by UsnDadof8 (Patriotic Homeschool Kids for Bush)
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To: JZelle

This will break in the mainstream press about 5 days after the election. The have to verify their sources, don't you know....


10 posted on 10/15/2004 12:51:34 PM PDT by Gamecock (Though Christians be not kept altogether from falling, yet they are kept from falling altogether. WS)
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To: JZelle


11 posted on 10/15/2004 12:53:30 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Cuius rei demonstrationem mirabilem sane detexi hanc marginis exiguitas non caperet.)
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To: UsnDadof8
LOL!!

Damn. Me, toooo! Damn. We need to watch thisun closely. Looks like he might blow up real good. Damn.

12 posted on 10/15/2004 12:55:57 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: UsnDadof8
LOL!!

Damn. Me, toooo! Damn. We need to watch thisun closely. Looks like he might blow up real good. Damn.

13 posted on 10/15/2004 12:56:39 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: JZelle

give this story some legs bump


14 posted on 10/15/2004 12:59:46 PM PDT by UsnDadof8 (Patriotic Homeschool Kids for Bush)
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To: UsnDadof8

A little more than two weeks left for the October Surprise Karl Rove promised.

I'm getting nervous.

More nervous.


15 posted on 10/15/2004 12:59:52 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg (John Kerry is a GirlyManchurian Candidate.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Seriously, I think this one might be it.


16 posted on 10/15/2004 1:00:49 PM PDT by UsnDadof8 (Patriotic Homeschool Kids for Bush)
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To: JZelle

Democrats think Kerry is the "Cream that rises to the top"

But they forget Kerry is the "sewage that floats"


17 posted on 10/15/2004 1:05:39 PM PDT by Prost1 (Kerry is the "sewage that floats!")
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To: JZelle
Not the complete story...Susan Akbarpour and her husband are not the only ones:

Among 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 Clinton in 1999, Nemazee eventually withdrew his nomination after a former partner raised allegations of business improprieties, WND previously reported.

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

In 2001, at the invitation of Mobil Oil Chairman Lucio Noto, whom he counts as a "personal friend," Nemazee joined the board of the American-Iranian Council, a U.S. lobbying group that consistently has supported lifting U.S. sanctions on Iran and accommodating the Tehran regime.

The Kerry camp has identified Nemazee as having raised more than $100,000 for the senator's campaign, WND reported last spring.

A Nemazee friend in Silicon Valley, Faraj Aalaei, has raised between $50,000 and $100,000 for the Kerry campaign. Aalaei has worked in the telecommunications industry for 22 years and is the chief executive officer of Centillium Communications, a publicly traded company.

Last year, Aalaei married a 35-year-old recent immigrant from Iran named Susan Akbarpour, whom the Kerry campaign also lists as having raised between $50,000 and $100,000 for the campaign.

In just six years since coming to the United States on a tourist visa from Iran, Akbarpour has started a newspaper, a magazine and, most recently, a trade association whose goal is to get sanctions lifted and promote U.S. business and investment in Iran.

Most odd about the support from Akbarpour, writes Kenneth Timmerman in this month's issue of the American Spectator, is that she claimed political asylum from the Iranian regime when she came to this country.

WND

18 posted on 10/15/2004 1:15:39 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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More on Nemazee:

Back in April, Hassan Nemazee, who has raised more than $100,000 for Mr. Kerry's campaign, filed a $10 million lawsuit in a Texas court charging the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran (SMCCDI) and its coordinator, Aryo Pirouznia, with libeling him by suggesting he is a supporter of the Islamist regime in Iran. At the heart of the legal dispute is Mr. Nemazee's connection with groups such as the American-Iranian Council, an organization which has lobbied for a softer U.S. stance toward Iran. Now, according to Mr. Pirouznia, attorneys for Mr. Nemazee — who filed the suit nearly five months ago — want to delay depositions in the case until after the election because the publicity will hurt Mr. Kerry.

Washington Times

More on Susan Akbarpour:

"Susan Akbarpour was a journalist in Iran, where she was close to Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of [former president Ali Akbar] Rafsanjani," says student activist Aryo Pirouznia. "She has done programs on Iranian television praising Faezeh Hashemi, and demonstrated against pro-freedom groups in California when Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi came to Los Angeles in September 2000." Rafsanjani's daughter was a member of the Iranian Parliament until recently. Her faction, while hailed as "reformists" by pro-regime activists, has never pressed for an end to clerical rule and is widely believed to have served as a foil for hard-liners such as Hashemi's own father.

Kharrazi's trip to California was part of a failed Clinton administration effort to renew ties with the Islamic republic. Iranian-American Jewish organizations were outraged by his visit, which followed on the heels of the show trial of 13 Iranian Jews in Shiraz. Akbarpour was filmed by several Los Angeles-based Iranian TV networks insulting the protesters and supporting Kharrazi. In the Persian-language edition of her monthly newspaper, Iran Today, she printed numerous anti-Semitic articles, Iranian Jewish activists tell Insight.

Akbarpour's latest trade effort, SiliconIran, was planning to host a gala at the Ritz Carlton's Laguna Niguel resort in Orange County, Calif., on March 3 as Insight went to press. Among the guests will be fellow Kerry fund-raiser Nemazee.

Insight

Also...the story states she is not a U.S. citizen...note the last sentence:

Akbarpour tells Insight she is not a U.S. citizen. "I came here in 1997 as a tourist and changed my status several times. At one point, I had an H-1 visa. Then I got married last year and got my green card." Under federal election laws, permanent residents are allowed to make political campaign contributions. But her June 2002 contribution to the Kerry campaign appears to have been made before she acquired status as a permanent resident.

19 posted on 10/15/2004 1:27:59 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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No problem. This is already being buried by The Boston Globe, CBS, etc.


20 posted on 10/15/2004 1:31:08 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: JZelle

To prevent duplicates, please do not alter the heading. Thank you.


21 posted on 10/15/2004 1:36:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: JZelle
He also has questionable Chinese donors:

Fundraiser resurfaces from 1996 (Donated to Kerry, Graham and Gephardt)

Kerry's Chinagate - Loral Money Going to DNC

As well as from the recently arrested son of South Korea's disgraced former president:

Kerry Took Money From Arrested Figure

22 posted on 10/15/2004 1:36:46 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: JZelle

Bum[p


23 posted on 10/15/2004 1:48:06 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (Liberalism IS a mental disease, thanks to Gramsci, Marcuse and others from the Frankfurt School.)
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To: JZelle

This feels like the October surprise we have all been hoping for.

I pray someone in the media takes this and runs with it!


24 posted on 10/15/2004 1:53:59 PM PDT by freemama
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25 posted on 10/15/2004 2:10:11 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Cuius rei demonstrationem mirabilem sane detexi hanc marginis exiguitas non caperet.)
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To: All

bump


26 posted on 10/16/2004 4:51:41 PM PDT by FreeRadical (Tell me again why I have to tolerate Socialists/Progressives on American soil?)
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To: JZelle
kerry: normalize relations with iran

2nd article

27 posted on 10/16/2004 5:22:51 PM PDT by GailA ( hanoi john, I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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