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Iranian Alert - February 24, 2005 - Jerry Corsi threatened with lawsuit over new book on Iran
Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.24.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 02/24/2005 12:21:19 AM PST by DoctorZIn

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Swiftvet author threatened with lawsuit

Kerry fund-raiser angered by new book on nuclear Iran


Posted: February 23, 2005
9:19 p.m. Eastern

By Art Moore

© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

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.

A Daily Briefing of Major News Stories on Iran:

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1 posted on 02/24/2005 12:21:23 AM PST by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 02/24/2005 12:23:09 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

Atomic Iran, another in a long list of foreign policy disasters created by that catastrophic fool Jimmy Carter.


3 posted on 02/24/2005 12:27:27 AM PST by carl in alaska (Blog blog bloggin' on heaven's door.....Kerry is a liar and rotten to the core)
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To: carl in alaska
"Atomic Iran, another in a long list of foreign policy disasters created by that catastrophic fool Jimmy Carter.

I understand that Mr. Carter was a good peanut farmer. His other endeavors are suspect!

4 posted on 02/24/2005 12:35:48 AM PST by Rabble (Fonda & Kerry -- Hanoi's Stooges and America's Traitors.......)
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To: carl in alaska

I called Jerry tonight to congratulate him on the lawsuit.

It's great news...


5 posted on 02/24/2005 12:36:35 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn
"I called Jerry tonight to congratulate him on the lawsuit."

When you're being threatened by heavy hitters, that means you're now a heavy hitter yourself. Jerry is definitely a big time geopolitical player. Unfit for Command was brilliantly written by Jerry and John O'Neill. I'm looking forward to reading his new book on Iran.

6 posted on 02/24/2005 12:40:21 AM PST by carl in alaska (Blog blog bloggin' on heaven's door.....Kerry is a liar and rotten to the core)
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To: Rabble
"I understand that Mr. Carter was a good peanut farmer. His other endeavors are suspect!

That's putting it diplomatically. I usually just call him a fool....(lol)

7 posted on 02/24/2005 12:47:13 AM PST by carl in alaska (Blog blog bloggin' on heaven's door.....Kerry is a liar and rotten to the core)
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To: DoctorZIn
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.

Sounds like a good man.

God's speed to him.

8 posted on 02/24/2005 1:50:57 AM PST by JFK_Lib
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To: DoctorZIn

"I called Jerry tonight to congratulate him on the lawsuit."


Bump!


9 posted on 02/24/2005 3:24:00 AM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: DoctorZIn

According to Charles at LGF :

"It looks like this person (or bot) was downloading all our archives."

hmmm.......


10 posted on 02/24/2005 4:32:58 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: DoctorZIn

Is john kerry still alive? LoL


11 posted on 02/24/2005 4:54:25 AM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: DoctorZIn; Alamo-Girl; Peach; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Grampa Dave; Dog; F14 Pilot
Some background on Hassan Nemazee:

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Warning flags
Forbes Magazine - By Graham Button and Kerry A. Dolan
May 3, 1999
THE WHITE HOUSE press release about the nominee for U.S. ambassador to Argentina is wonderfully abbreviated. It says that Hassan Nemazee is a "New York investor." True enough, but there is quite a story that goes with his investing, and it is not a happy one. People who have done business with this man have come to regret it.

If Nemazee, 49, is destined to be confirmed by the Senate, he at least fits the part of an ambassador. This polished socialite has a Harvard degree, a position on one of the university's prestigious visiting committees and a lot of well-connected friends. In November 1995 he hosted a dinner featuring Al Gore, raising $250,000 for the Democratic National Committee. Over the past four years Nemazee and his family have given more than $150,000 to Democratic politicians and the DNC. Six of Nemazee's friends and relatives have given $10,000 apiece--the maximum allowable per year--to Bill Clinton's legal defense fund. Among them was the caretaker of Nemazee's 12-acre estate in Katonah, N.Y.

Nemazee was born in Washington, D.C., the son of an Iranian shipping magnate then serving as the commercial attache to the U.S. for the Shah's government. After college he formed a joint venture in Iran with insurer American International Group to sell life insurance, but the business fell victim to the Iranian revolution. Nemazee, on a business trip to the U.S. when the Shah was overthrown, escaped with his wife and a fair amount of wealth outside of his homeland, including property in the Washington area that his father had given him. [/snip]
source

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[snip] But (John) Kerry receives far more Muslim money than his wife’s foundations give. As this column documented last January, one of Kerry’s biggest money men, who bankrolled the Senator’s primary campaign with more than $180,000, is Hassan Nemazee. [/snip]
Kerry’s Secret Muslim Connections - FrontPageMagazine (10/5/2004)

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The Republican controlled Senate approved Nemazee to be the US Ambassador to Argintina. From the State Department website:

Nemazee, Hassan (1950- )
Non-career appointee
1999 [Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Argentina]

12 posted on 02/24/2005 6:01:27 AM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: DoctorZIn

A lawsuit is threatened?

Mr. Corsi must be over the target then. Congratulations.


13 posted on 02/24/2005 6:39:10 AM PST by combat_boots (Dug in and not budging an inch.)
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To: jriemer

Thanks for the ping!


14 posted on 02/24/2005 7:55:21 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: combat_boots

No question about it....the target is lit.


15 posted on 02/24/2005 10:47:13 AM PST by carl in alaska (Blog blog bloggin' on heaven's door.....Kerry is a liar and rotten to the core)
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To: All

Iranian blogger sentenced to 14 years

Jo Best
silicon.com
February 24, 2005

An Iranian blogger has been jailed for 14 years - for criticising Iran's arrest of other online journal keepers.

Arash Sigarchi was convicted this week for charges against the state, including espionage and insulting Iran's leaders, after the 28-year-old criticised the Iranian government and its treatment of web log writers on his own blog.

Sigarchi worked as a newspaper editor before his arrest and had also been arrested last year after he posted a pictures of demonstration by Iranians whose family members had been executed in 1989, according to Reporters Without Borders. The government had also blocked Iranian citizens from accessing the blog, the organisation said.

Another blogger who spoke out against the government, Motjaba Saminejad, remains in custody. Saminejad had been using his blog to spread news of the arrests of other bloggers within Iran.

The Iranian government has already locked up a number of bloggers and internet journalists who have criticised the state through their online postings, as well as arresting political activists.

The sentence passed on Sigarchi is thought to be a harsh warning to other would-be bloggers and is intended to restrict the freedom of the media, human rights groups believe.

News of the arrest follows a day of action by the blogging community to draw attention to Saminejad and Sigarchi's treatment.

Bloggers across the web were asked to add a Free Mojtaba and Arash banner to their blogs and contact Iranian government representatives.

http://management.silicon.com/government/print.htm?TYPE=story&AT=39128161-39024677t-40000033c


16 posted on 02/24/2005 4:05:09 PM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: Khashayar
First, a very interesting report about demonstrations in Tehran - if they go on for at least six hours, then the regime may lose control over the situation.

Six hours is not really a long time. It won't be easy to hold a protest lasting that long. If the Tehranian people come out in large numbers from nearly every neighborhood - say, a small but sizeable protest in each neighborhood, burough, etc. The regime security elements would soon recognize that they have a large-scale protest going on. If enough people get out into the streets - say, 100,000 (not too unreasonable, I think) - then the liberation of the country might soon occur. Of course, there is also the frightening possibility that the regime upon the realization that this hypothetical protest cannot be controlled semi-peacefully - that the regime would try to kill all of the protestors. In a technical sense, it would be fairly easy. There would be consequences to the slaughter of tens of thousands of Iranians - the city would be a mess from a practical standpoint. Bush would all but declare war on Iran within hours, I believe.

I know, the situation I envision is beyond horrible. But I have always believed that Tehran will never give up. I have no reason to believe that they would be opposed to killing their own people so that they could stay in power for a few more days.

The six hours is probably a reference to the belief that if a protest can go on for six hours, then all peaceful countermeasures will likely have been exhausted.

It's great seeing all these protests in Iran. Hopefully, one day soon, there will be an explosion of a protest.

I recently said that I wasn't convinced of the democratic movements in Palestine. Well, I must say, it's really looking good, beyond my own expectations (which were quite low, I must admit)!

It really is stunning to realize what's been going on since 2001. We have indeed unleashed the fire of freedom, like the president said. Five years ago, you would have been laughed out of the room if you suggested that democracy would sweep through the Middle East very, very soon. More than that, they would have called you insane. And back then, it would have been difficult to disagree with such people. But not today.

I wonder if bin Laden regrets at all the events of 9-11-01? Look at what has happened since.

17 posted on 02/24/2005 4:57:28 PM PST by JWojack (Rice for President in 2008!)
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To: DoctorZIn; carl in alaska; Rabble; JFK_Lib; nuconvert; windchime; Khashayar; jriemer; ...
John Kerry's Iranian-American Fund-Raisers
HASSAN NEMAZEE

18 posted on 02/24/2005 7:11:37 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PhilDragoo

Thanks for the ping!


19 posted on 02/24/2005 8:11:02 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: PhilDragoo

Thanks for the good info! Filed.


20 posted on 02/24/2005 8:38:32 PM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: windchime

bump


21 posted on 02/24/2005 10:37:42 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: DoctorZIn
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22 posted on 02/25/2005 3:05:40 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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