Skip to comments.Swiftvet author threatened with lawsuit:Kerry fund-raiser angered by new book on nuclear Iran
Posted on 02/23/2005 7:13:13 PM PST by hope
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Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Swiftvet author threatened with lawsuit
Posted: February 23, 2005
9:19 p.m. Eastern
By Art Moore
Picking up where he left off with best-seller "Unfit for Command," author Jerome Corsi once again is entering a maelstrom with the impending publication of a book that blows the whistle on U.S. politicians and activists allegedly on the take from Iran's radical Islamic regime.
New York Daily News columnist Lloyd Grove plans to report tomorrow that Iranian-American activist Hassan Nemazee, a figure Corsi criticizes in his upcoming WND Books title "Atomic Iran: How the Terrorist Regime Bought the Bomb and American Politicians," has threatened the author with a $10 million defamation lawsuit.
Corsi, a WND columnist, was the co-author with John O'Neill of "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry," regarded by many political analysts as a crucial factor in the 2004 election after it reached the top of the New York Times list.
Nemazee is a New York investment banker and former board member of the pro-Tehran lobby American-Iranian Council who served as Kerry's chief Iranian-American fund-raiser during the recent presidential campaign.
Corsi, whose book is scheduled for an April release, told WorldNetDaily the multi-million-dollar threat does not concern him.
"Why so little?" is his response, Corsi said, pointing out one of his sources already has been sued by Nemazee for $10 million, Aryo Pirouznia, leader of the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran.
"I'll say the same thing as I said to John Kerry I'll send him the Federal Express package and save him the trouble," Corsi said.
According to Grove, Nemazee is upset at allegedly being cast as an agent of the mullahs who control Iran.
Corsi insists the book does not make that claim.
"I don't have any proof of that," he said. "But he was part of the pro-mullah lobby who worked with the Iranian-American Council, a group whose policy was to establish relations with the mullahs."
During testimony last October in his suit against Pirouznia, Nemazee admitted Tehran's Islamic regime is sympathetic to terrorism and presented a threat to the world and the United States, essentially repudiating Kerry's position on Iran.
Despite top Iranian officials openly calling for the development of nuclear weapons and overwhelming confirmation from intelligence, Kerry had vowed that as president he would provide Tehran with nuclear fuel as long as it were used only for peaceful purposes.
Nemazee warned that Kerry should do nothing to lend credibility to the regime and that normalizing relations with Iran would be a mistake.
However, the Iranian-American said he could not explain the inconsistency of having been a board member of a group on record in support of normalizing relations with Tehran.
Corsi said he still plans to take up residence in Boston this spring as the first step of a plan to challenge Kerry for his Senate seat in 2008.
He acknowledges an issue likely to come up amid publicity for the book and his political aspirations is allegations made by opponents last year of bigotry against Catholics, the pope and Muslims, based on some of his posts to the Internet site FreeRepublic.com.
Corsi insists he wrote the posts only to be satirical and provocative.
"I apologize to anyone who took them as a direct expression of my beliefs," he said.
Corsi emphasized he's a Catholic who has created a mutual fund for Israel and now is establishing a group led by two Muslims, called the Iran Freedom Foundation.
"I'm reaching out to Christians, Muslims and Jews to stop these criminal mullahs who have hijacked Islam and stolen a good country," he said.
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Art Moore is a news editor with WorldNetDaily.com.
Oh, I'll be this will be a GREAT book. And I'll bet we recognize some names.
I will be anxiously awaiting the release of this book.
What name does he post under?
Put me down for a copt too! This will be good.
He is a Catholic who posted brief, sarcastic and irreverent comments about the Pope, the priest abuse scandal, and the future of the Church. There was nothing bigoted about it, but it was used absurdly by the Clinton/Kerry attack teams. Keep in mind that his attackers were left wing zealots who have zero respect for the Pope or the Church. It was just their typical effort to shout down the Swiftvets.
"Nemazee is upset at allegedly being cast as an agent of the mullahs who control Iran. "
If the shoe fits............
Sounds like a good read to me!
"With the reconstruction of Iraq under way and the distraction of the U.S. presidential election behind us, focus will once again turn to a gathering threatThe Islamic Republic of Iran.
A charter member of the "axis of evil," this rogue terrorist state and the mullahs who govern it are on a collision course with American and European governments that seek to end its development of nuclear weapons. The influence of Iran cannot be discounted, however, because it has perfected the art of oil price manipulation in order to fund its nuclear endeavors, terrorist activities, and strategic contributions to key U.S. politicians who, in turn, work diligently at normalizing diplomatic and trade relations between the two nations.
In "Atomic Iran," Jerome Corsi, co-author of the best-selling "Unfit for Command," uncovers the true intentions and practices of the Iranian regime and gives light to the aid and comfort being supplied by some key U.S. politicians.
Uncovered is a web of pro-Iranian financiers who make significant campaign contributions to political leaders who affect U.S. trade policy towards Iran and are able to work at normalizing diplomatic relations, thereby legitimizing the rogue republic. This poses an immediate security threat to the United States. It allows the regime to take advantage of relaxations in the Patriot Act to begin importing terrorists under the disguise of diplomatic personnel.
Also revealed is the manipulation of world oil prices by Iran. Its restriction of supply has the dual effect of hindering the growth of world economies and increasing revenue for Iran, which is then used to fund international terrorism and its own deadly pursuits. Dr. Corsi warns that a nuclear Iran would devastate the Middle East through its tyrannical policies and threats and would have a significant impact on the world by using its control of 40 percent of the global oil supply to hold nations hostage with oil prices rising to over $100 and even $200 per barrel."
I'm working with Dr. Corsi on a new organization that will, among other things, continue the investigation into the Iranian mullahs influence in the U.S. that Jerry has begun in "Atomic Iran." This book is going to get a lot of attention.
If you'd like to be pinged occasionally to articles on this topic, just sit tight. If not, please let me know by freepmail.
Kick butt, Jerry.
Thanks for the ping!
Corsi had better have this story nailed down tight.
WOuld you please add me to that ping list? Thank you!
Watch your back, friend.
Please me PING as always!
I'll sit tight, thanks
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