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Iranian Alert - February 6, 2005 - Iranian Regime's celebration at the Marriott Hotel CANCELED!
Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.6.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 02/06/2005 2:38:16 AM PST by DoctorZIn

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The Iranian Regime's planned celebration at the Marriott Hotel CANCELED!

Iran just took a hit from the Free Republic and the blogosphere.

The Marriott corporation has just announce that it had canceled an event to celebrate the “Islamic victory against America.”

The event, billing itself as: “"Twenty Sixth Anniversary of the glorious victory of the Islamic Revolution and bDeath to America Dayb",” was scheduled for tomorrow.

I reported last Tuesday, the Iranian government had booked the use of the Bethesda Marritott. The opposition to the event was lead by Dr. Iman Foroutan, executive director of SOSiran.com and ActivistChat.com.

Our combined efforts apparently generated a firestorm of letters, phone calls and faxes to the Marriott corporate office.

As a result, the Washington Post is now reporting that the Marriott canceled the event saying:
John Wolf, a Marriott spokesman, said yesterday that the hotel canceled the event after realizing it is illegal to do business with Iran. He said Marriott officials will "be taking steps" to prevent similar bookings in the future.

Announcement of the event raised an outcry from Iranian opponents of the country's regime who live in the United States. They organized a campaign calling on Marriott to cancel.

"For them to come celebrate the anniversary of their glorious revolution in the United States is just wrong," said Iman Foroutan, director of the Iran of Tomorrow Movement, an American-based organization working to oust Iran's fundamentalist regime. "If they allowed this, I would not be surprised if al Qaeda celebrated their next anniversary in the heart of New York."

In a letter sent this week to Marriott officials and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, Foroutan cited an order from then-President Bill Clinton designating Iran as "an extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy" of the United States. The letter went on to say that it is illegal for Iran to do business within the borders of the United States.
Thank you to everyone that took the time to contact the Marriott! Together we can make a difference.

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1 posted on 02/06/2005 2:38:18 AM PST by DoctorZIn
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To: DoctorZIn

right on!


2 posted on 02/06/2005 2:39:51 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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3 posted on 02/06/2005 2:40:01 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

Wonderful news!


4 posted on 02/06/2005 3:21:18 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: DoctorZIn

Excellent Work! Thanks for report!


5 posted on 02/06/2005 5:06:03 AM PST by DollyCali (The little fuzzy guy saw his shadow ... and I took his picture!)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1337137/posts
Mullahs tighten grip as US looks to Iran
The Scotsman ^ | 6 Feb 2005 | IAN MATHER AND ANNETTE YOUNG


Posted on 02/06/2005 7:42:32 AM CST by Cornpone


SABRE-rattling by George W Bush against Iran as the world’s primary state sponsor of terrorism has given the mullahs who run the country the opportunity to crack down on dissenting voices.

With parliament firmly in their grip, the hardliners in the Tehran theocracy have increased pressure on moderate-minded politicians, journalists, writers and internet bloggers.

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6 posted on 02/06/2005 6:01:35 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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7 posted on 02/06/2005 6:08:41 AM PST by sionnsar ( trad-anglican.faithweb.com || Iran Azadi || US Foreign Service blog: diplomadic.blogspot.com)
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Who's running the Bethesda Marriott?...An Iranian???


8 posted on 02/06/2005 6:13:06 AM PST by Route101
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"Who's running the Bethesda Marriott?...An Iranian???"

J. Willard Marriott was Morman and I believe his son, the current head of Marriott, is too.

This was probably booked by some underling who wasn't aware of the group they were booking.


9 posted on 02/06/2005 7:06:22 AM PST by Smartaleck (Tom Delay TX ..."Dems have no ideas, no agenda, no solutions.")
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To: DoctorZIn

Congratulations


10 posted on 02/06/2005 10:00:14 AM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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Doc, there are reports that the Iranian government can't handle the request and need for fuel and gas consumption of internal market for the next year in Iran, as consumption grows every day.

I think that will be one of the results of withdrawal of many Foreign OIL companies from Iran. That can be a big issue next year.


11 posted on 02/06/2005 2:15:46 PM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: DoctorZIn
This thread is now closed.

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12 posted on 02/06/2005 3:10:55 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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LOST ANOTHER

LOAN TO DITECH!

13 posted on 02/06/2005 4:45:22 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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Iran Would Accelerate Nuke Program if Attacked
 

14 posted on 02/06/2005 5:22:41 PM PST by Happy2BMe ("Islam fears democracy worse than anything If the imams can't control it - they will kill it.)
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To: PhilDragoo

loool


15 posted on 02/06/2005 6:27:26 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Khashayar
there are reports that the Iranian government can't handle the request and need for fuel and gas consumption of internal market for the next year in Iran, as consumption grows every day.

Yes, and they have a problem as a lot of fuel is smuggled since the internal price is much lower than the international price. They have to stop subsidizing the fuel.
16 posted on 02/06/2005 10:59:00 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: DoctorZIn

Excellent work.

Who did the Marriott support in the presidential election?


17 posted on 02/06/2005 11:15:46 PM PST by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a weapon of mass disinformation for the Rats for at least 4 decades.)
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To: DoctorZIn

The power of the masses! FreeRepublic should not be underestimated.


18 posted on 02/07/2005 7:39:01 AM PST by peacebaby ("...please refrain from impugning my integrity." Dr. Condoleezza Rice, 1/18/05)
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