The grounding of an Iranian Airbus at Birmingham Airport in England sparked an article by Hassan Dai at the IranianLobby.Com that details the inconsistencies we have had in our business dealings with Iran and he was not shy when it came to naming names; including those of Suzanne Maloney, a former Exxon Mobile advisor, and her husband, Ray Takeyh.
These discrepancies have more than a few shaking their heads, wondering what is going on, but Dai will flat out tell you that those who “are sanctioned by US for selling aircrafts to Iran, are very welcome here in Washington to spend their money and influence US policy with Iran“.
It really can’t get any clearer than that and it does more than anger a great many Americans and Iranians alike.
“What good is it to tighten sanctions against Iran when we have people like Maloney and her husband running around Washington bending the ear of Presidents, telling them they are in favor working with the mullahs even as far back as 2008,” asks one irate American by the name of Jenna Cox and Terry Mahn says he talks with someone online who lives in Iran and, even though it is sporadic, this person is still able to get across just how much “they wish we would get ourselves away from these people who are telling us lies about how happy everyone is in Iran. These people are not happy, they are constantly scared and worried over what might happen with all the crazy laws these mullahs are throwing at them; so it sure would be nice if these people who are in bed with these thugs would be tossed out on their behinds, never to be listened to again!”
It is not just the actions of this husband and wife team, who are apparently all for working with people who are willing to slaughter innocents all in the name of Sharia law, but it is also the machinations of the Brookings Institution who had not a thing to say about Iran and the mullahs until they received hundreds of thousands from 2007 to 2009 from Vahid Alaghband.
There were a great many dealings to behold then. Such as the “Pathway to Coexistence: A New U.S. Policy toward Iran” in 2008 and the finding of the Brooking’s and Maloney “Iran Working Group” also in 2008.
Surprise, surprise, this couple is still on a roll in Washington D.C. in 2011.
Consider Takeyh testifying before the House Committee on foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, stating that opposition to The Green Movement, those who wish to see the removal of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is what has brought Tehran and Baghdad together.
Takeyh knows full well the enticing lure the words our President have had on the militants in Iraq, in regards to us pulling some of our men from Iraq this year, and he would also know Iran recently smuggled rocket-assisted exploding projectiles to militia allies in Iraq just earlier this month, with the news reaching us five days before Takeyh testified to congress.
To say we need to shine a light on these repugnant people, people like Takeyh and his wife, is like saying humans need air to breathe.
It would be incredible knowing that our government has turned a discerning eye towards those who would throw a populous under the heel of a jackboot for money and power, and toss them to the wind, but with all that has been seen of lately, it is looking it will be a long time in coming.
Until then, information via the words of those who care, such as Hassan Dai, is what we will keep trying to get out there.
Sources: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/07/02/iran-funnels-new-weapons-to-iraq-and-afghanistan/; http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43708897/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Green_Movement; http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/trading_with_the_enemy_ke451GMzoq4nBXMCGAQUOO; http://english.iranianlobby.com/page1.php?id=82&bakhsh=ANALYSIS