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Iranian Alert - March 20, 2005 - L.A. Is a Den of Iranian Intrigue and Ambition
Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.20.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 03/20/2005 11:13:39 AM PST by DoctorZIn

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LA Times

L.A. Is a Den of Iranian Intrigue and Ambition

Anne-Marie O'Connor, Greg Krikorian and H.G. Reza, LA Times:
Roozbeh Farahanipour was jailed and beaten during student protests in Iran in 1999. Today, he sits in a cramped office above a Persian-language bookstore on Westwood Boulevard, speaking in low tones about the pro-Tehran "agents" he says still dog him.

Two years ago, after hostile men confronted his Iranian activist group at public forums, he walked down

the bustling avenue — past Persian restaurants, Persian pop music vendors and the publisher of the 1,200-page Iranian Yellow Pages — to the FBI office a few blocks away.

There, he said, U.S. agents pressed him for details on espionage and provocateurs.

Such relationships are the political currency of the real-life Casablanca that is "Irangeles," the largest Iranian community outside Iran. Here, across miles of urban sprawl, from Encino to Beverly Hills to Westwood, intrigue over who might be spying on whom abounds.

Los Angeles has become a key location for gathering intelligence on Tehran. A CIA station here has spent a decade recruiting informants among Iranian expatriates and businessmen who travel to Iran. The local FBI field office is wooing Iranians as sources — and investigating others as potential terrorists or spies.


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1 posted on 03/20/2005 11:13:42 AM PST by DoctorZIn
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To: DoctorZIn
DoctorZin reports, 3.20.2005:

HAPPY NEW PERSIAN YEAR TO OUR READERS

As we step into the new season and the new year, we wish you the best things in this coming year and we are also hopeful to see beautiful changes in your lives.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.

2 posted on 03/20/2005 11:15:08 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; McGavin999; Hinoki Cypress; ...
Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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3 posted on 03/20/2005 11:16:00 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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I used to live in an apartment in North Hollywood. It was a singles apartment and there were several Iranian students that lived there.

The inbreads used to bar-b-que lambs in the middle of their living rooms.

And try as hard as possible to get laid by American weman.

Drink like fish and smell.


5 posted on 03/20/2005 3:02:59 PM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

Odd. I don't think i've ever met a single Iranian in the US who doesn't dress to impress at all times, drive a BMW or Mercedes or another high end vehicle and hold an upper level graduate degree or seek to.

And smell bad?!? That's the oddest thing I've ever heard of Iranians ever. You sure they weren't Pakis or Indians?


6 posted on 03/20/2005 4:59:03 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44; Joe Boucher
Iranian women smell very nice, although they come at a price...

Joe, what you describe sounds like some of the Pakistanis I knew at the U of Chicago.

7 posted on 03/20/2005 5:03:48 PM PST by Clemenza (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms: The Other Holy Trinity)
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To: freedom44

I agree. Iranians like to dress first class and look like a million bucks. The love cologne.

But they are interested in the ladies.


8 posted on 03/20/2005 5:59:01 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

'I agree. Iranians like to dress first class and look like a million bucks. The love cologne.

But they are interested in the ladies.'

<-- Guilty


9 posted on 03/20/2005 6:06:17 PM PST by freedom44
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To: DoctorZIn; nuconvert

happy new persian year


10 posted on 03/20/2005 6:12:08 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Joe Boucher

You met some Arabs probably ;-) not Persians


11 posted on 03/20/2005 6:13:20 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: DoctorZIn
This thread is now closed.

Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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12 posted on 03/20/2005 9:06:16 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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