Skip to comments.Treasury probes Rendell over speeches for Iranian dissidents
Posted on 03/11/2012 12:13:36 PM PDT by ColdOne
The Treasury Departments 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 Departments list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
It just figures!
A source familiar with the payments told The Times that a public figure of Mr. Rendells stature receives in the ballpark of $20,000 per speaking appearance.
“...including Cabinet-level Republicans...”
Read the article. Rendell is a hero here. He is defying the US government’s support of the pro-radical-terrorist Iranian government, and he is advocating for Iraqis who fought against Iran and are now left defenseless thanks to Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq.
The EU lifted the terrorist designation from this group 3 years ago, but because the US maintains it they are not able to get sanctuary elsewhere and so are at high risk of being tortured and murdered.
The US government is shutting down dissent and trying to intimidate Rendell by attacking him for his support of these people.
Nothing about leftwing parasites shocks me anymore. They are all maggots.
Political payback for Rendell being a Hillary supporter in 2008.
What’s your take on this issue?
What’s your take on this issue?
I was disgusted to find out some of the people who spoke for MEK at rallies and I hope they’re punished. BTW - not listed in the article, was John Bolton.
Here’s a more complete list...
Notable Washington insiders who have been tapped to speak on MEK’s behalf include Louis Freeh, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Hugh Shelton; former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean; John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Gen. Wesley Clark, retired former NATO supreme allied commander; Ed Rendell, former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania; Rudolph Giulani, former mayor of New York City; Porter Goss, former director of Central Intelligence; Lee Hamilton, former co-chairman of the 9/11 Commission; retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of Central Intelligence; and Bill Richardson, former governor of New Mexico, among others.
You seem very confused.
MEK is an Iranian cult, not Iraqi. They’ve been living in exile in Iraq, because they helped Saddam kill their own people. They are despised by Iranians, as they are seen as traitors, so don’t believe the propaganda that they have lots of support in Iran...They Do Not.
I suggest you read up on them...here are a few links to some excellent articles...
An Iranian Cult and Its American Friends
Lobbying for Terrorists
Whats Behind the Campaign to Delist the Mujahedin al-Khalq Organization?
MEK Is Not Part of the Iranian Opposition!
Washington’s dangerous (and deluded) support for the MEK
The Cult of Rajavi
And here’s a little something on the slimeball, Trita Parsi, who is quoted in the article
[Former Pennsylvania governor, (Democrat)] 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.Just had to make sure the Republican Party got smeared. Glad they didn't forget.