Iranians are one of the most active Expatriate groups working against tyranny in their homeland. Recently when anti-government demonstrations broke out in Iran Iranian expatriates in 72 world cities held demonstrations in support- the largest expatriate demonstration day against a regime pulled over 10 million on the streets across the entire world., an absolutely amazing figure considering there are only 65 million Iranian inside Iran. 40 world cities and 32 cities in the US came out in support of Freedom for Iran that day including Washington DC where several US Senators spoke in support.
Contacts were initiated via Iranian-American satellite television. 13 stations beam into millions of homes in Iran as well as across US and Europe regularly calling for demonstrations and initiatives. Estimates put the average Iranian population receiving satellite dish at 10-15%.
There was one group absentor present and not there in heart--its a rarity to find a pro-Islamic Republic groupextremely rare---but that group is the NIAC.
The NIAC was founded after it was revealed that the AIC members were in regular contacts with the Islamic Republic and had ranking members who were once members of the government.
The ranking members of the NIAC including Trita Parisa have called for extensive negotiations with the Islamic Republic, and are closely aligned with the reformist faction in Iran.
Their website has consistently denounced activity against the Islamic Republic as out of touch and attacked any type of funding for opposition groups, while endorsing the Islamic Republics factions.
Attempting to appear apolitical they will typically state opinion as others opinions, but one wonders in a country where 85% of Iranians endorse regime change in Iran, how their own polls are so one-sided.
Apparently their polls indicate 80% of Iranians endorsing the Islamic Republics reformist faction, one wonders how thats possible when only 12% of Iranians inside Iran itself voted in recent elections
After the elections when e-mails were sent about the results, the replies blamed the United States policy for the election boycott in Iran instead of voter apathy against the regime.
Ranking officers have showed up on Iranian discussion boards Payvand aggressively attacking America, Israel, while using profanity and threatening insults to opposition figures, which far out numbered his ideology.
Officer has acknowledged that he represents 10-15% of foreign based opposition who are actively working to undermine the opposition against the Islamic Republic.
After 14 days of anti-Government demonstrations in Iran the NIAC were the only organization with nothing to say on the demonstrations except for a poll asking whether the US should be involved in Irans personal affairs. Other words dubbing the demonstrations US initiated demonstrations
One day after the demonstrations they ran a column calling for ties with the hard-liners in Iran. You heard it right---not even the reformist, they called for ties with the hard-liners through one of their columns.
Virtually all opposition groups know the NIAC as a front organization for the Islamic Republic of Iran receiving funds from Oil Companies, high-ranking members of the Islamic Republic, and those affiliated with the con-reformist agenda such as Guy Dinmore of Financial Times, Gary Sick, Elaine Scalanio of NY Times, Robin Wright of LA Times, and a slim group of others.
The NIAC use their initiatives such as sympathy for Iranian rights in the US and civic duties as front for their background activities.
NIAC attacked the registration for Iranians after 9/11 as a sympathic initiative to pull activist and to under handedly endorse their policies
They are a Tax-exempt organization receiving your Tax-dollars to undermine opposition movements inside and outside of Iran.
In several different contacts with the NIAC they have repeatedly stating that theyre non-aligned, apolitical, even claiming they have members of AEI, when asked who those members are they refuse to report.
When a close representative contacted the NIAC asking them various questions about their affiliation she consistently demanded that the NIAC is apolitical, non-aligned, but then proceeded to insult the caller when he demanded to know why there were insults about opposition figures on their website.
Contact the NIAC at 202-518-6187 let them know, you are aware of their activities and you will not allow them to undermine the demands of the Iranian people, nor will you allow them to steal your tax dollars for supporting the Islamic Republic.
We will not allow an Islamic Republic funded organization to destroy our Iran and fool a generation of good-hearted Iranians.
posted on 12/25/2003 12:11:51 AM PST
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NIAC--please contact them let them know you know who's funding their projects
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posted on 12/25/2003 12:50:22 AM PST
(Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
Virtually all opposition groups know the NIAC as a front organization for the Islamic Republic of Iran receiving funds from Oil Companies, high-ranking members of the Islamic Republic, and those affiliated with the con-reformist agenda such as Guy Dinmore of Financial Times, Gary Sick, Elaine Scalanio of NY Times, Robin Wright of LA Times, Trita Parisa.
Thanks for the post.
Still wondering about the supposed imprisonment this past summer of Dariush Zahedi, the Berkley lecturer who is/was active in AIC. Did the regime think he turned against them? Was he really in jail for 4 months? Or was there another reason for his "disappearance"? Questions, questions......
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The site's recent news archive hawks a book claiming the CIA deposed Iran's leader in 1953 and is the source of all "trouble in the region today".
Blatantly ignoring the uninterrupted dictatorial terror of the current regime established twenty-four years ago.
Yet http://www.niacouncil.org claims at the bottom of each page:
The National Iranian American Council is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-political and non-sectarian organization based in Washington DC
Smells like propaganda--Nonprofit?
Yet leaves a PayPal cookie every time.
posted on 12/25/2003 3:43:20 PM PST
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