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Iranian Alert - February 1, 2005 - Stop Iran's "Death to American" Event at Bethesda, MD Marriott
Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.1.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 02/01/2005 2:23:40 AM PST by DoctorZIn

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Stop Iranian "Death to America" Celebration Scheduled for February 6th at the Marriott of Bethesda, MDM

From: The Office of
Iran of Tomorrow Movement
To : John. W. Marriott Jr., CEO
Marriott International, Inc.
10400 Fernwood Dr.
Bethesda, MD 20817

January 28, 2005

It has recently come to our attention that the Director of the Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington D.C., Mr. Ali Jazini, has reserved a large section of the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center for a celebration of the “Twenty Sixth Anniversary of the glorious victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.”

While you may not be aware of the political and economic ramifications of this event, it is certainly in the best interest of Marriott International, Inc. and in the interest of the United States of America to deny Mr. Jazini the opportunity to hold this celebration at your Conference Center or at any other Marriott property. For your information, February 6th has been formally declared as “Death to America Day” in the Islamic Republic Calendar.

The date chosen to hold this celebration, February 6th, is closely associated with the Iran Hostage Crisis, in which Islamic fundamentalists, acting under the orders of the Iranian Government, stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 American Diplomats hostage, holding them for 444 days. This celebration is a blatant insult to those Americans who suffered for 444 days during the Hostage Crisis and to the 241 Americans who died at the hands of the Islamic Republic in the 1983 bombing of an American barrack in Lebanon. By associating Marriott with a government which President Bush has repeatedly declared to be a "state sponsor of international terrorism", you are not only putting a black mark on the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, but also on Marriott International across America. Due to the great revulsion that the majority of expatriate Iranians and patriotic Americans feel towards the Islamic Republic, a boycott of the Marriott properties by these two groups will likely ensue and a great deal of unpleasant publicity will undoubtedly result. Furthermore, under President Clinton (Executive Order 12959), the Islamic Republic has been declared “an extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the US”. Trade with the Islamic Republic or facilitation of its activities within the borders of the United States is illegal under U.S. law.

Allowing this “celebration” to take place at the Marriott could very well violate these legal parameters set in place to protect national security, and result in a number of serious legal and financial ramifications for Marriott International.

Since its inception, a primary goal of the Islamic Republic has been to destroy what it terms “the Great Satan”, a crude reference to the United States. To this end, they have used every means at their disposal including hostage taking, targeted assassinations, bombings, and other blatant acts of terrorism. They are currently in the process of developing nuclear weapons which, if completed, could pose a major threat to American personnel and interests in the Persian Gulf region and beyond. Given that providing a terrorist breeding ground in the United States is illegal, facilitating a celebration on Marriott property for the purpose of rejoicing in their terrorist victory borders on treason and certainly is a betrayal of those American lives taken by Islamic Republic terrorist activities. Iranian Americans will not tolerate the act of celebrating the Islamic victory against America, and we are prepared to take any action necessary to stop this event and to facilitate and support Homeland Security involvement in this matter.

Although you may have been previously unaware of the true consequences of allowing this pageant of anti-Americanism to take place, you are now being given clear notice of the true intent of the February 6th event organized by a terrorist state sponsor, the Islamic Republic of Iran, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

We thank you for your time and hope that this issue is taken seriously by the Board of Directors of Marriott Properties and its senior management staff, and that the problem is properly addressed before any damage occurs to Marriott International’s reputation.

Respectfully,

Dr. Iman Foroutan
Executive Director
Iran Of Tomorrow Movement

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1 posted on 02/01/2005 2:23:42 AM PST by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 02/01/2005 2:25:29 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

We need to contact the Marriott Corporation.


3 posted on 02/01/2005 2:37:53 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

I'm a Gold elite member of Marriott Hotels, be assured I'll let them know what I think!


4 posted on 02/01/2005 3:06:57 AM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: DoctorZIn
Be interesting to see what ype of crowd they get. Bethesda/Rockville corridor is full of Iranian expats who had to leave after the fall of the Shah.

Regards,

5 posted on 02/01/2005 3:21:57 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
The Washington DC metropolitan area is also full of folks whose relatives, friends and work associates were held captive by the Iraqi government at that time.

The guy setting up this event wins the "stupid is" award for 2005.

Marriott probably ought to pull their employees out of there lest they be harmed in any way.

This is truly a dangerous situation.

6 posted on 02/01/2005 4:16:18 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: DoctorZIn
The date chosen to hold this celebration, February 6th, is closely associated with the Iran Hostage Crisis, in which Islamic fundamentalists, acting under the orders of the Iranian Government, stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 American Diplomats hostage, holding them for 444 days.

Huh???

What does Feb 6 have to do with the Hostages????

Hostage Rescue Attempt

7 posted on 02/01/2005 4:28:56 AM PST by RaceBannon (((awaiting new tag line)))
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To: PotatoHeadMick

well done


8 posted on 02/01/2005 5:05:15 AM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: DoctorZIn

Cool - right across the street from my job.

I'll make a point to stroll by singing 'God Bless America'


9 posted on 02/01/2005 5:08:36 AM PST by ko_kyi
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To: DoctorZIn
Free Iran
10 posted on 02/01/2005 5:22:06 AM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: DoctorZIn

Bump!


11 posted on 02/01/2005 5:29:58 AM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: DoctorZIn

Bump


12 posted on 02/01/2005 5:31:09 AM PST by roaddog727 (The marginal propensity to save is 1 minus the marginal propensity to consume.)
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To: RaceBannon; DoctorZIn
What does Feb 6 have to do with the Hostages????

This might have a clue:

"Wednesday February 6, 1980
Panamanian Foreign Minister Carlos Josarez says Shah Reza Pahlavi is not allowed to leave Panama" Source: 80's Club News

Later, the Shah travelled to Panama after receiving treatment in the US. He left Panama for Cairo March 23, 1980 where he died July 27. Compiled from: Shah

13 posted on 02/01/2005 5:45:37 AM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
Bethesda/Rockville corridor is full of Iranian expats who had to leave after the fall of the Shah.

True but there is also a mosque a few miles away thought to be a Hamas sleeper cell.

14 posted on 02/01/2005 6:12:18 AM PST by lizma
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To: jriemer; nuconvert

Carter wanted to hand the Shah to the regime through Panama ruler for prosecution in Revolutionary Courts


15 posted on 02/01/2005 6:19:41 AM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: DoctorZIn

Thanks for this notice. Very interesting. Will also be interesting to see what happens here and abroad regarding the safety of Americans.


16 posted on 02/01/2005 7:06:37 AM PST by peacebaby ("...please refrain from impugning my integrity." Dr. Condoleezza Rice, 1/18/05)
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To: DoctorZIn

Give the mullahs' jihadists no place to gather or rest..


17 posted on 02/01/2005 7:15:23 AM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: RaceBannon

Feb 1st, is the day Khomeini came back to Iran after exile and the miseries for both the US and Iran started.


18 posted on 02/01/2005 7:43:58 AM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: DoctorZIn

I've just remembered something; in 2003 the jihadis blew up an American owned hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. Twenty people including security staff at the hotel were killed, the name of the hotel? JW Marriott!

What the h@#% are they thinking of?


19 posted on 02/01/2005 7:54:21 AM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: Khashayar

Hmm, that might be it, but I am wondering what the 6th has to do with it all?

The panama thing someoen said earlier? The faliure of Panama to return the Shah?

I'll just keep guessing! :)


20 posted on 02/01/2005 8:08:16 AM PST by RaceBannon (((awaiting new tag line)))
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To: RaceBannon

I need to check my persian calendar (solar calendar like yours) to see what it is about...


21 posted on 02/01/2005 8:20:51 AM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: RaceBannon; nuconvert

lol
The reason is so funny... they are going to hold the party there on sunday Feb 6th, because it is SUNDAY. lol
They can gather more people on holidays.


22 posted on 02/01/2005 8:24:25 AM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: DoctorZIn
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23 posted on 02/01/2005 10:55:44 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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