Skip to comments.The New Iran Man at the State Department's Iran Desk
Posted on 11/10/2009 12:43:26 PM PST by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
John Limbert will be the senior Iran official at the State Department, replacing Dennis Ross, who has moved to the National Security Council (and who has not been heard from publicly since). Should America be concerned? Yes. Limbert is not a neutral arbiter; he serves on the advisory board of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC).
What is the National Iranian American Council?
The Council is widely considered the de facto lobby for the Iranian regime in America. It opposes sanctions on Iran, soft-pedals any controversial events in Iran, and counsels "patience" regarding Iran's stance towards its nuclear program. The NIAC has been at the forefront of lobbying against continued congressional funding of the Voice of America Persia service, Radio Farad, and grants for Iranian civil society. To top it off, the NIAC has reportedly received funding from anti-Israel advocate George Soros, who at the very least was an honored guest and speaker at one of its symposiums. (He called for a more equitable Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and advocated for America to renounce regime-change as a goal).
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Obama strikes again. Most certainly one can tell much about someone by the company the one keeps.
Conflict of interest much?
"Today, I am proud to make two key personnel announcements for the U.S.. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) President Obamas intent to nominate David Heyman as Assistant Secretary for Policy and my appointment of Arif Alikhan as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development.
A Look at Iran
0 welcomes them, eagerly.
Everything 0bama has done has:
A. weakened America
B. strengthened islam
C. attacked Israel
or some combination of the above.
Can anyone cite something hes done that doesnt fit A, B, or C?
SJackson has dibs on: He bought a Portuguese water dog.
Anyone else have something, anything?
He bought a Portuguese water dog.
Didn’t the swimmer pick the breed, or is that just a rumor?
The NIAC is a regime front group plain and simple.
I .,.. am... IranMan....(cue guitar riffs)
http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaIslam.htm (links at the site)
Obama is protective of civil rights for Muslims in the U.S., saying, “In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging,” he laments. “I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
Barack Hussein Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth.”
In an interview with Nicholas Kristof, published in The New York Times, Obama recited the Muslim call to prayer, the Adhan, “with a first-class [Arabic] accent.”
The opening lines of the Adhan (Azaan) is the Shahada:
“Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that Muhammad is his prophet... “
According to Islamic scholars, reciting the Shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith, makes one a Muslim. This simple yet profound statement expresses a Muslim’s complete acceptance of, and total commitment to, the message of Islam.
Obama knows this from his Quranic studies — and he knows the New York Times will publish this fact and it will be seen throughout the Islamic world.
Regardless of Obama’s religion, what message is he sending the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims?
I suppose it’s easy for Obama to remember the Shahada for the 35 years since he left Indonesia — and in ‘first-class’ Arabic — especially since he believes the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth.”
The fact that Obama can recall the Shahada after 35 years and the fact that he believes that the daily call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth” say that those Muslim prayers run through his head often — what does that make him?
Original New York Times source — has been deleted by Obama’s water-carriers at the New York Times — HERE is the Kristof article on another site.
Ho, ho, ho — and here’s a copy I forgot I cached from Obama’s own website.
The replaced the wrong boob.
Obama’s dog is a descendant of one of Swimmer’s dogs. It was a bonding, symbolic experience for both./s
0bama will easily set our intelligence back decades while assuring future administrations are targeted instead.
Expect to find our few remaining spies in the area dead.
No surprise. I’m just surprised it took zero this long to put this guy in. I’m sure the new guy will get as many State Department and Defense Department secrets to ahmanutjob.
How much more of this are we going to take?
“Representative Kirk (R-IL), spoke last week before the US Institute of Peace, and issued his allegation against NIAC saying: Regime-sympathizers like the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) came to Capitol Hill urging members of Congress to cut off U.S. funding for democracy programs in Iran. Democracy funding taints Iranian dissidents, they claimed, and only invites harsher crackdowns on the Iranian people. He provided no explanation backing up his statement, nor did he acknowledge that the foremost leaders of Irans pro-democracy movement have denounced the very same Congressional regime change fund that Kirk has championed.
NIAC communicated with Representative Kirks office immediately after his statement, requesting a retraction. His office refused to respond. “