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Join us for an evening of solidarity with the victims of Bam earthquake and regime change in Iran.
http://www.iran-solidarity.org/ ^ | Jan 21, 2004 | http://www.iran-solidarity.org/

Posted on 01/21/2004 10:25:25 AM PST by faludeh_shirazi

Join us for an evening of solidarity with the victims of the devastating Bam earthquake and in support of referendum for regime change in Iran.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; mek

1 posted on 01/21/2004 10:25:26 AM PST by faludeh_shirazi
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To: faludeh_shirazi
Terrorists plan D.C. fundraiser

House Administration Chairman Robert Ney (R-Ohio) will ask Attorney General John Ashcroft today to investigate a charity event for ties to an Iranian terrorist group backed by Saddam Hussein.

The event, to be held Saturday at the Washington Convention Center, is billed as a “night of solidarity with Iran.” The organizers, led by the Iranian-American Society of Northern Virginia, hope to raise $140,000 to help survivors of the earthquake in Bam on Dec. 26, which killed 30,000 people.

2 posted on 01/21/2004 10:28:54 AM PST by JohnGalt ("Nothing happened on 9/11 to make the federal government more competent.")
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To: faludeh_shirazi
Of the 23 organizations listed as sponsors for the event, 17 are known MEK front groups or linked to prominent MEK members and activists. None appears to be registered with the Internal Revenue Service or state agencies as legitimate businesses or charities.

The MEK has often created fictional philanthropic and social organizations to convey legitimacy. In a 1994 dossier on the group, the State Department noted that “many of these member groups are actually shell organizations, established by the [MEK] in order to make [it] appear representative and … popular.
3 posted on 01/21/2004 10:41:47 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (He who has never hoped can never despair.)
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To: mr.pink; Burkeman1; sheltonmac; billbears; u-89
Thought you all might like to see some of the names of this guys ping list...strange days on FR indeed!

To: knighthawk; McGavin999; SJackson; tet68; Eala; Stultis; river rat; risk; F14 Pilot; DoctorZIn; ...
SUPER PING TIME

2 posted on 12/02/2003 9:22:53 AM PST by faludeh_shirazi
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4 posted on 01/21/2004 10:47:24 AM PST by JohnGalt ("Nothing happened on 9/11 to make the federal government more competent.")
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To: JohnGalt
Yah - Just saw the newsbrief.. It's unfortunate if true - however I don't think its fair to call Iranian Resistance MEK - many Iranian activist call themselves "resistance" but oppose MEK completely..

5 posted on 01/21/2004 10:48:11 AM PST by faludeh_shirazi
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
MEK?
6 posted on 01/21/2004 10:49:03 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: JohnGalt
John - are you trying to imply something... If it's related to news contradicting the event.. I merely saw the event when I did a search for BAM in google and posted it.. please explain your point?
7 posted on 01/21/2004 10:49:49 AM PST by faludeh_shirazi
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To: AppyPappy
The MEK is an Iranian opposition group formerly based in Baghdad but with a continuing strong presence in the United States, primarily for fundraising and efforts to reverse its terrorist designation, first imposed in 1997.

The U.S. intelligence community alleges the MEK was responsible for the deaths of at least six American servicemen and civilians in Iran during the mid-1970s and actively participated in the 1979 U.S. Embassy seizure in Tehran. Having fallen afoul of Khomeini, in 1986 the group took refuge in Baghdad under Saddam Hussein.

In addition to its periodic hit-and-runs inside Iran, intelligence sources say, the MEK took part in Saddam’s grisly suppression of the Kurdish and Shiite minorities.

Saddam’s backing of the MEK was used as one justification for the Iraq war, and coalition forces viewed the MEK as enemy combatants. Last fall, federal law enforcement raided several MEK-related organizations in the Washington area.

from the link that Galt provided...
8 posted on 01/21/2004 10:50:39 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (He who has never hoped can never despair.)
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To: JohnGalt
You forgot me, John... I'm on that ping list, too.
9 posted on 01/21/2004 10:51:28 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (He who has never hoped can never despair.)
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To: AppyPappy
An Iranian group deemed "Terrorist" for their Anti-Islamic Regime attacks operarted out of IRaq and backed by Saddam.. Some of their attacks injured and killed innocent Iranians.. They have operated out of France for years but we recently shut down there and many are held and protect by American forces in Iraq.. The majority of group are Women and they apparently are highly educated and trained group//
10 posted on 01/21/2004 10:52:03 AM PST by faludeh_shirazi
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
Yes, but I like you.

Peace to you and yours,
11 posted on 01/21/2004 10:52:26 AM PST by JohnGalt ("Nothing happened on 9/11 to make the federal government more competent.")
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
I guess I'm in the dark right now.. what was the whole thing about posting my ping list..?
12 posted on 01/21/2004 10:52:52 AM PST by faludeh_shirazi
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To: JohnGalt
Ohh okay - not trying to win any friends John - but only confused why you took a shot at me from that post...

sorry to upset ya..
khodahafez.
13 posted on 01/21/2004 10:54:04 AM PST by faludeh_shirazi
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To: faludeh_shirazi
Imply? I alerted some of my fellow travelers that they might find an 'ad' for a suspected terrorist charity event interesting. Further, I think they find it even more interesting who your political allies on this site are.

You have your clique; I have mine.
14 posted on 01/21/2004 10:54:30 AM PST by JohnGalt ("Nothing happened on 9/11 to make the federal government more competent.")
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To: faludeh_shirazi
I am sure you have a good heart, and God's speed liberty in Iran, but that is your people's issue, not America's issue.

15 posted on 01/21/2004 10:56:11 AM PST by JohnGalt ("Nothing happened on 9/11 to make the federal government more competent.")
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To: JohnGalt
Allies ? Only those who notified me that they wanted to be pinged.. Ohh - then that's a good thing what you did.. I had logged into post the report i found shortly after on iranvajahan and saw you had already taken care of it which is good.. I think if you look at my history of posts you can see exactly where I stand.. - appreciate it.
16 posted on 01/21/2004 10:56:33 AM PST by faludeh_shirazi
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To: JohnGalt
Actually you're wrong.. it is America's issue if we mean what we saw when we talk about War on Terrorism.. Everybody who knows anything about the situation in the Middle East knows exactly who the problems are and that Libya, Saddam, etc.. were all stepping stones.. SECONDLY: nobody is asking for American Military support - just moral and other/all non-military help..

THIRD BRO - Born in America... Catholic.. and 75% Persian..

take care
17 posted on 01/21/2004 10:59:18 AM PST by faludeh_shirazi
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To: faludeh_shirazi
Who is this 'we' you speak of?

Everybody who knows anything about the situation in the Middle East knows exactly who the problems are and that Libya, Saddam, etc.. were all stepping stones

Are you saying that the administration's policy is to topple successive regimes in the Middle East and this is something all American people know? And then you actually suggest "nobody is asking for American Military support"?

LOL

"Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests"

George Washington

18 posted on 01/21/2004 11:07:24 AM PST by JohnGalt ("How few were left who had seen the Republic!"- Tacitus)
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To: JohnGalt
Dude - what the hell are you talking about.. go read a book..
19 posted on 01/21/2004 11:37:55 AM PST by faludeh_shirazi
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To: faludeh_shirazi
BUMP
20 posted on 01/21/2004 11:40:13 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (He who has never hoped can never despair.)
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To: JohnGalt
"Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests"

George Washington


Thanks!....we oughta' build a monument to that guy and his brand of thinkin'.
21 posted on 01/22/2004 4:57:27 AM PST by mr.pink
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
The U.S. intelligence community alleges the MEK was responsible for the deaths of at least six American servicemen and civilians in Iran during the mid-1970s and actively participated in the 1979 U.S. Embassy seizure in Tehran. Having fallen afoul of Khomeini, in 1986 the group took refuge in Baghdad under Saddam Hussein.

They're also, as I understand, out and out loonies, basically worshiping some charasmatic leader in cultlike manner.

24 posted on 01/22/2004 1:51:03 PM PST by Stultis
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To: JohnGalt
Nice catch, John! Shame you spoiled it by launching into your usual "routine".
25 posted on 01/22/2004 2:00:28 PM PST by Stultis
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To: JohnGalt
I am actually on DrZin's ping list on Iran- know what the opposition is saying and all that. Plus I don't want to be accused of being ignorant of what is going on inside of Iran right now.
26 posted on 01/22/2004 5:06:48 PM PST by Burkeman1 ("If you see ten troubles comin down the road, nine will run into the ditch before they reach you")
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To: Burkeman1
Argh, matie.

Vive la revolution!
27 posted on 01/22/2004 5:21:27 PM PST by JohnGalt ("How few were left who had seen the Republic!"- Tacitus)
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To: JohnGalt
You can't comment on what they say- unless you know what they say.
28 posted on 01/22/2004 5:27:53 PM PST by Burkeman1 ("If you see ten troubles comin down the road, nine will run into the ditch before they reach you")
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To: Stultis
I am always looking out for my fellow Americans, but at the same time, you didn't think I was going to get respectable on you, now did you?

Yours in liberty,
29 posted on 01/22/2004 5:38:17 PM PST by JohnGalt ('..but both sides know who the real enemy is, and, my friends, it is us.')
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To: JohnGalt; faludeh_shirazi; seamole
Bump for the people of the city of Bam in Iran!

I wish I could help them. Peace be upon them.

30 posted on 01/23/2004 5:07:42 AM PST by F14 Pilot ("Terrorists declared war on U.S. and War is what they Got!")
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To: faludeh_shirazi
Bush favors freedom in Iran, and so do I. To be precise, I've favored freedom in Iran for a long time.
31 posted on 01/23/2004 10:38:27 AM PST by CobaltBlue
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
Right on! I wish that the naive American media/government would understand the situation in Iran - They are playing good cop/bad cop with us. They are laughing their a$$ off!

The militant fanatic Islamists are in 100% control of Iran. Dreamers in this country keep dreaming that the dozen or so pro-Americans can didley to topple the Mullahs.
32 posted on 01/23/2004 10:44:44 AM PST by philosofy123
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To: philosofy123
Iran just had a 5.4 earthquake.
33 posted on 01/28/2004 5:26:45 PM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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