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Top Democrat leader exposed for giving speeches to terror groups
Jewish News ^ | 3/10/12

Posted on 03/10/2012 11:35:17 PM PST by Nachum

The Treasury Department’s counterterrorism arm is investigating speaking fees paid to a long-time Democratic Party leader who is among the most vocal advocates of an Iranian opposition group designated as a terrorist group by the State Department.

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell told The Washington Times that Treasury investigators last week subpoenaed records related to payments he has accepted in exchange for public speaking engagements.

Mr. Rendell is among a bipartisan group of prominent former officials - including Cabinet-level

Republicans - who have accepted payment in exchange for speeches calling for the removal of the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) from the State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

The MEK, also known as the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, has long called for the overthrow of the Islamic theocracy in Tehran. The group, which engaged in terror attacks on Iranian government targets in the 1980s, has been on the terrorist list since 1997, when President Bill Clinton put it there in an attempt to improve relations with Iran.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrat; edrendell; govrendell; rendell; speeches; terror

1 posted on 03/10/2012 11:35:28 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Funny they didn’t mention that there are many prominent people also speaking out on MEK’s behalf who aren’t being paid. They have been running ops FOR the US all through the Iraq war.


2 posted on 03/10/2012 11:40:22 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Nachum

I’d probably have a word to say, but I’d get banned.


3 posted on 03/10/2012 11:44:08 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Nachum

did they ever settle Hilary’s campaign fraud charges when he was organizing lawyer for her ?


4 posted on 03/11/2012 3:55:45 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Jonty30

I’ve noticed over the past two years how our language on FR has devolved. Now I say this as someone who has a potty-mouth herself, but we’ve always kept it pretty classy here. It is amazing what obama has done to so many aspects of our lives.


5 posted on 03/11/2012 4:53:40 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

Unfortunately, considering what some are trying to do to this country, pulling out the high-minded language of Shakespeare and calling them, “a triple turned whore”, just won’t cut it, Toots. :)


6 posted on 03/11/2012 5:03:14 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Nachum
I'm all for calling out elected officials ties to terrorist organizations - including doing ANY kind of business with them - but c’mon! Let's start at the top with Obama, shall we?
7 posted on 03/11/2012 5:07:07 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Nachum

MEK is the enemy of our enemy. I have no problem with people on either side speaking up for opposition to the mad mullahs of Iran. The terrorist label is somewhat misapplied.


8 posted on 03/11/2012 5:10:41 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: Nachum

MEK is the enemy of our enemy. I have no problem with people on either side speaking up for opposition to the mad mullahs of Iran. The terrorist label is somewhat misapplied.


9 posted on 03/11/2012 5:15:04 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: Nachum

Bump


10 posted on 03/11/2012 5:15:15 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Jonty30

I was a little bit concerned when I used the term Toots, thinking it might have been a vulgar term, but it’s actually short for Tootsie-roll, so I was actually using a nice alternative to the term, Sweety.

So I’m good, and smoooooth. :)


11 posted on 03/11/2012 5:20:06 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: goodwithagun
I’ve noticed over the past two years how our language on FR has devolved. Now I say this as someone who has a potty-mouth herself, but we’ve always kept it pretty classy here. It is amazing what obama has done to so many aspects of our lives.

True - it must be that when compared to the average Dim, even coarse and crude seem clean and decent. No excuse though - that's how society has devolved since I was a kid in the 50s - one small step into the abyss at a time. Don't want censorship, but we should make an effort to set an example. It reminds me of a sign in the local AA house (I'm 23 plus years sober) "Profanity is a weak mind trying to express itself". I know for a fact that FR has a number of really solid intellects, but we also have a goodly number of "weak minds".

12 posted on 03/11/2012 6:40:49 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Nachum
The best part is that fat, sleazy ed, edd, and eddy rendell is a Jew and he doesn't even care that he is selling out his own people.

When this prick gets close enough to shake your hand, check your rings and watch and wallet and count your fingers.

One of the biggest crooks PA ever had a gubbernor and we've had some real pros {we are in the minor leagues compared to IL}.

13 posted on 03/11/2012 6:55:38 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: trebb

My mind isn’t weak.

It’s just full of gummy bears.


14 posted on 03/11/2012 7:19:20 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30
My mind isn’t weak. It’s just full of gummy bears.

Me too - I find it much easier to pontificate about bad-mouthing than actually practicing what I preach - enjoy your posts.

Have a great FR day.

15 posted on 03/11/2012 7:25:26 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: USS Alaska

I don’t know a lot about this situation, but it doesn’t seem as though he is selling out the Jews (I think “his own people” are Americans, by the way, and not some international Jewish cabal). I think that he is repulsed by the belligerent and radical Islamic government in Iran and is trying to give some support to its enemies. Unfortunately, the Obama administration has been trying to shore up the Iranian government, which is an enemy of the US, and the US government is using a heavy hand to demonize those who show support for its opponents.

In other words, it seems from the article that Rendell is on the side of right, and the US government once again is supporting the radical Islamic terror-supporting government of Iran.


16 posted on 03/11/2012 7:39:50 AM PDT by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: USS Alaska
*** One of the biggest crooks PA ever had a gubbernor and we've had some real pros {we are in the minor leagues compared to IL}. ***

Yep. 'Fast Eddie' is small potatoes.

We are THE MOST corrupt state in the nation-- And 'dang' proud of it!
And as added Gold Medals we have the most corrupt city -- Chicago, and the utterly corrupt Crook County too!

Heck, we send more politicians to prison in a decade than any other state has since the founding of the USA. [Meanwhile the other 99.5% of the pols just keep on collecting that bag of cash until the Feds come knocking on their door.]

And this includes the IL GOP. They're in it too. It's all part of 'The Combine'(1) who are the real bosses in IL.

(1) © John Kass Chi Trib 'The Combine'

17 posted on 03/11/2012 7:46:07 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Nachum

Up is down in the Obama administration.


18 posted on 03/11/2012 8:15:55 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Piranha
Unfortunately, the Obama administration has been trying to shore up the Iranian government, which is an enemy of the US, and the US government is using a heavy hand to demonize those who show support for its opponents.

Exactly! The Iranian protestors were the only ones in the Arab world that Obama didn't support . . . presumably because the current Iranian regime is already sufficiently anti-American and anti-Israel!

19 posted on 03/11/2012 8:39:46 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Nachum

On what legal basis can the Treasury Dep’t subpoena these records as it’s apparently done?

I don’t know enough about the group or the issue to comment on the wisdom or merits one way or the other of Rendell speaking but it seems the Treasury Dep’t may be running over his First Amendment rights.


20 posted on 03/11/2012 8:41:23 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: USS Alaska
In this instance he is actually on the right side being for MEK, as MEK is for the overthrow of the Islamic theocracy in Tehran.

Mr. Rendell is among a bipartisan group of prominent former officials - including Cabinet-level Republicans - who have accepted payment in exchange for speeches calling for the removal of the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) from the State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

The MEK, also known as the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, has long called for the overthrow of the Islamic theocracy in Tehran. The group, which engaged in terror attacks on Iranian government targets in the 1980s, has been on the terrorist list since 1997, when President Bill Clinton put it there in an attempt to improve relations with Iran.

21 posted on 03/11/2012 11:40:56 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: CalvaryJohn

Thats the way it seems to me too....and because Clinton was trying to be nice to Iran he called them a terrorist group


22 posted on 03/11/2012 11:52:12 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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