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Trita Parsi's "anti war" business

Once again, Trita Parsi of NIAC has asked for money. As usual, he presents himself as a genuine defender of peace and frames his critics (including me Hassan dai) as the stooges of warmongers and neocons who seek the invasion of our country. Parsi's new writing reveals his true nature and deceit.

 

The lawsuit that he and NIAC filed and finally lost, showed one thing clearly that he lies as easily as we breath. He and NIAC were punished for these lies and will have to pay hundreds of thousands of Dollars. They lied to the court, their expert lied (and was disqualified) and their attorney was disbarred. In its ruling, the court sanctioned NIAC for discovery abuses and untrue declarations to the court. The judge wrote: "There is no question that plaintiffs have repeatedly tried to evade their discovery obligations... In awarding sanctions, the Court is mindful not just of the need to compensate defendant, but also of the need to deter plaintiffs from future discovery abuses." (Ruling, p. 23)

 

Let me explain Parsi's deceit in two parts, first his campaign to present himself as a peace defender.

 

Parsi's lobby has always been about business and opening up trade between US and Iran. The peace mantle is just a disguise and human face for his lobby. In his letter to his partner and Washington lobbyist Roy Coffee, Parsi explained the real nature of his lobby:

"Although the mission of the proposed lobby should be to improve relations between the US and Iran and open up opportunities for trade, the initial targets should be less controversial issues such as visas and racial profiling/discrimination...  Despite its predominantly business oriented constituency, it is essential that the lobby creates a “human face” for its aims and goals. AIPAC successfully painted the opponents of the Iran Libya Sanctions Act as “greedy businessmen who had no scruples when it came to doing business with terrorist regimes.” The oil companies failed to characterize their campaign with “human concern for the well-being of innocent Iranians stuck with a dictatorial regime” or “support for the poor mid-Western family father who lost his job due the sanctions.  The human element is essential both when it comes to attracting support among Iranian-Americans and when it comes to winning the debate and the votes on the Hill."

 

The NIAC internal documents released during the lawsuit show that Mr. Parsi was working for and being paid by Atieh Bahar, an Oil consulting company in Tehran with close ties to the regime. Parsi coordinated his lobby with Siamak Namazi, who was Atieh Bahar's partner and managing director.

 

NIAC and Parsi have continued a joint lobby with USAEngage representing large US corporation to lift the sanctions against Iran.

 

Trita Parsi has used his contact with the Iranian regime's officials as a business asset. In 2006 after meeting Javad Zarif, the regime's ambassador to the UN, he launched "Iran negotiation project" for which he asked nearly $100.000 to be shared with Gareth Porter (another so-called anti war activists). In an email explaining his project, Parsi wrote: "Few analysts in Washington have the access of Dr. Parsi to decision makers in Iran."

 

Parsi contacted US politicians and asked them to meet Ahmadinejad's deputy in Europe. He participated in these secret meetings led by Mojtaba Hashemi Samareh and held in Europe.

For more clarification about NIAC's lobby, I ask the readers to study NIAC's internal documents released by the court and judge by themselves.

 

Now, a quick response to his allegation that I was coached by neocons or funded by warmongers to attack NIAC.

I started to investigate about NIAC in 2005-6 after the Jack Amramoff's scandal was revealed and Parsi's boss Bob Ney was indicted and jailed. Ney had received bribes from a London based arm dealer who tried to buy a VIP airplane for Khamenei.  First time I contacted Middle East Forum was in August 2008, several years after I started my reports about NIAC.

 

NIAC sued me in April 2008 to break me under financial burdens. I took a lawyer and paid from my own pocket until I had no more money. I asked for help and in September 2008, MEF contacted several law firms and Sidley Austin LLP, led by Senior Litigation Partner and 2012 Best Lawyers’ Chicago Products Liability Lawyer of the Year Mr. Timothy Kapshandy graciously accepted to defend me pro bono. Michele Obama worked for Sidley Austin's Chicago office as well.

 

MEF helped my legal defense and as of today, I have not received a dime from them. They paid directly to my lawyers for court expenses, as they have not billed their work. I am grateful to MEF, to Dr. Pipes and Sidley Austin for their courage to defend my freedom of expression.

My email to Michael Rubin (editor of ME Quarterly) was in December 2008, several years after I had started to write about NIAC and therefore, he did not coach me to attack NIAC. In fact, I had sent my articles to MEQ  for publication and they refused to publish it. In response to my request, Rubin explained the MEQ's policy and what they can publish so that I modify my article. I did not modify it and it was never published.

 

Regarding MEF and Sidley Austin's help to my legal defense, I repeat what I told Eli Clifton:

“I reiterate my deepest gratitude toward MEF and Sidley Austin for supporting my legal defense. Every American and anyone who seeks peace and democracy should be grateful to them as their support helped me and others to confront NIAC’s bullying and we were able to continue writing and show the deception behind NIAC’s lobby. This lawsuit is a victory for peace lovers and real progressives whose criticism of American foreign policy do not turn them into advocates of Tehran rulers.”

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faraway

faraway

masoud5: you prove that you don't really understand the Islamic Republic. No amount of evidence will convince or sway your ingrained opinions. Just know that your opinions are not backed by evidence and logic. You are of course, entitled to your opinion but not FACTS. You also might be a victim of self-deception because of your ideological islamist inclination. At any rate, your anti-Israeli stance is another example that you and your handlers are not really afraid of WAR. The IRI's continued belligerence toward Israel and those who advocate such policies are ultimately very much pro-war and anti-Iran interest. Your camp slogan is na iran, na gaza, Tanha Baghaye Nezam. Your allegiance is to IRI/Islam/Palestine not Iran. If you really cared about Iran only, you would not interfer or antagonize an enemy you cannot defeat!

Your obsession with Israel and natan yaboo leads me to believe that you are not really interested in peace.

JohnGish

John Gish

آقای داعی، شما ادعا می‌کنید که مخالفِ جنگ هستید، البته در صداقت شما شکی نیست. در اینکه دکتر دانیل پایپز از طرفدارانِ پروپا قرصِ حملهِ نظامی به ایران هستند نیز شکی نیست: مقالات متعددی در این زمینه موجود هست بخصوص نامه سرگشاده‌ای که ایشان پرزیدنت اوباما را موردِ خطاب قرار داده‌اند.

در اینکه شما با ایشان روابط حسنه دارید الزاماً تناقضی نمی‌بینم، چه بسا من هم دوستان و همکارانی دارم که در برخی موارد با ایشان متفق الفکر نیستم. سوالِ من از شما این است: در همنشینی و همکاری با این آقایان تا چه حد سعی‌ می‌کنید ایشان را از اتخاذِ این مواضعِ سهمگین بر حذر دارید؟ تا چه اندازه از مضرات حمل نظامی به ایشان گوشزد می‌کنید؟

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HassanDai6

HassanDai

مسئله اینجاست که جنگ طلب واقعی رژیم ایران و کسانی هستند که به بقای این رژیم کمک میکند و برایش لابی میکند. هرچه عمر این حکومت طولانی تر شود خطر جنگ بیشتر است. با گروگانگیری شروع کرد، جنگ بیهوده با عراق را ادامه داد، فتوای قتل سلمان رشدی را داد، محور مقاومت (بنیادگرائی و تروریسم) در منطقه را به کمک حزب الله و جهاد اسلامی براه انداخت بیش از صد نفر ار رهبران اپوزیسیون را در اروپا ترور کرد وتروریسم را در سراسر جهان گسترش داد. حال بگوئید که میدل ایست فوروم است که دنبال جنگ با ایران است یا این رژیم ایران است که نخست با مردم ایران سرجنگ دارد و بعد با تمدن بشری و جهان جنگ دارد.
این دکان که اسرائیل بدنبال راه اندازی جنگ با ایران است بدرد نماز جمعه و عده ای عقب افتاده میخورد که نام چپ روی خودشان گذاشته اند. این رژیم ایران است که با پول مردم ایران یک ارتش (حزب الله) کنار اسرائیل درست کرده است و منطقه را بیست سال است گروگان گرفته.
جنگ طلب کسانی هستند که عمر حکومت را اضافه میکنند، برای برنامه اتمی اش توجیه درست میکنند و برایش وقت میخرند. وقتی نقشه تروریستی رژیم افشا میشود آنرا توطئه جنگ طلبان میخوانند و از صبح تا شام تحت نام صلح طلبی برای این حکومت عقب مانده، ضد ایرانی و ضد تمدن بشری لابی میکنند. این حکومت معنای واقعی و نشانه اصلی جنگ با مردم ایران و جهان است.
شما هم اگر عضو ارتش سایبری نایاک و حقوق بگیر آنها نیستی بهتر است دو کار بکنی. اولا بیانیه فعالان سیاسی داخل کشور را مطالعه کن که بطور روشن رژیم ایران را مسئول بروز یک جنگ احتمالی میدانند. بنابراین کسانی که با جعل نظر سنجی و لابی در کنگره از برنامه هسته ای رژیم حمایت میکنند و از غرب میخواهند تا برای بقای این رژیم به آخوندها تضمین امنیتی بدهد و به جلادان تهران کمک کند، آتش بیاران جنگ هستند.
بعد از مطالعه بیانه ها و مقالات داخل کشود اگر هنوز به ماهیت نایاک پی نبرده ای، کمی اسناد دادگاه را بخوان تا با جنگ طلب واقعی یعنی دلالان حکومت آخوندی آشنا بشوی.
مردم ایران تا ابد مدیون وکلای من خواهند بود. هزاران سند در مورد لابی کمپانی های نفتی و دلالان بین المللی در اختیار هموطنان قرار گرفته و یکی از تاریک خانه های مهم حمایت از رژیم ایران را روشن کرده است. بجای تهمت زدن به آنها باید از وکلای من تشکر کرد. میدل ایست فوروم هم بخاطر حمایت از دفاع قانونی من به افتخار خودش افزود

faraway

faraway

Excellent rebuttle. Would you please write your response as a blog?thx.

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HassanDai6

HassanDai

آقای مسعود شماره 5
نظر شما و دیگرانی که با این ادبیات علیه من و جنگ طلبان خیالی و نئوکانها مطلب می نویسید را خواندم و در جواب همگی تان این مطلب کوتاه را می نویسم
از نظر مذهبیون بینادگرا، بدترین گناه، رابطه جنسی نامشروع است. اصولا زن نیز در این دستگاه بعنوان گناه ساز اصلی شناخته میشود. در این دستگاه فکری، همه گناهان و جنایات دیگر در مقابل این گناه کبیره یعنی گناه جنسی رنگ میبازند و فرعی میشوند. دشمنی بینادگرایان با زنان نیز به درجاتی ناشی از این نگاه به زن و به گناه است.
حال به شما و دوستانتان برگردیم. در دستگاهی که تریتا پارسی و لابیست های حرفه ای رژیم و عده ای که نام چپ روی خودشان گذاشته اند درست کرده و شما در آن تنفس میکنید، گناه کبیره جنگ طلبی علیه رژیم ایران است. زاینده این گناه و منبع آن نیز نئوکانهای آمریکائی و اسرائیل هستند. ایرانیانی که با این افراد رابطه داشته باشند گناهشان در حد گناه رابطه جنسی است. پلید است و مذموم.
وقتی گناه رابطه با نئوکانها این میزان پلید و وحشتناک شد،همه دیگر گناهان رنگ میبازند. از این رو، اگر تریتا پارسی از نفت بازان وطنی و خارجی کمک میگیرد، برای احمدی نژاد دلالی میکند، رئیس وی در صدد خرید هواپیمای تشریفاتی برای رهبر است، خود وی اخبار کنگره را در ایمیل خصوصی به سفیر جمهوری اسلامی اطلاع میدهد، در گودبای پارتی اش شرکت میکند و دهها گناه دیگر، همه اینها بی اهمیت اند. خطر جای دیگری است. حسن داعی با دانیل پایپز رابطه داشته است.
ایها الناس بشتابید که وطن رفت. حسن داعی برای دفاع از خودش در دادگاه مجبور به کمک گرفتن از جنگ طلبان شده.
حال در دادگاه چه گذشت و چه اسناد مهمی که به زندگی و سرنوشت میلیونها ایرانی ربط دارد آشکار شد و از آنها چه درسی میتوان برای آزادی کشور گرفت اصلا مهم نیست. باید حسن داعی را بخاطر رابطه نامشروع با جنگ طلبان سنگسار کرد. بشتابید تا از این صواب نامحروم نمانید.

sayyad.shaer

Sayyad Sha'er visit: www.sayyadshaer.com

I am not against either Daioleslam or NIAC, I'm just as skeptical about both of them. NIAC for its obvious connections, but Daioleslam for his connections and past, as well. I understand his position makes him have to deal with some unsavory players, but he's really feeding into the wrong people that have the wrong plans for Iran. I sure pray its not carelessness but rather pure naivete on his part.

Onlyiran

Onlyiran

Hassan Dai: 100 - Trita Parsi: 0. Thank you Mr. Daie for not removing any of these nasty personal attacks (of usual nature) from NIAC agents. Unlike Trita Parsi you have shown your tolerance of not just opposing views, but also of those who are viciously attacking you at the behest of their boss, Trita. You are also responding to these thugs like a gentleman that you are. Thanks again.

AnonymousObserver

Anonymous Observer


Court documented multiple username Trita Parsi and other NIAC employees are on the attack on this thread. But we don't need to tell you that Mr. Dai. Thanks to you & your excellent legal defense team--who defeated Trita Parsi's suppression of free speech lawsuit--- you know this better than the rest of us. Please keep up the good work and continue to expose these bottom feeding tools of the murderous Islamic Republic in the U.S.

ab5097

abass

Mr. Dai, I, as a member and supporter of NIAC causes am very proud of this organization success in the USA. You on the other hand seem to miss no opportunity to go to bed with sworn enemy of Iran and Iranian everywhere ( including mujaheddin Khallgh). So your rabid anti NIAC is very well understood within this context. Siding with and getting support from MEF is a big red flag for me. It exhibit lack of principle in your part.

divaneh

divaneh

Let's have your view ab. The IRI funded NIAC is trying to crush a journalist wih legal expenses. The journalist ask another forum to help with legal costs while defencing his case using the very legal system that NIAC has used to bring charges. Now what is your solution?

HassanDai6

HassanDai

I understand your feeling. However, if it is a genuine one, why would you easily tolerate NIAC president's relation and coordination with Iranian oil mafia and Iranian officials.
Why don't you ask Parsi to disclose his meetings in Europe with Hashemei Samareh (Ahmadinejad's deputy) when he facilitated these meetings?
You easily accept that Parsi, a Swedish-Iranian became president of NIAC and at the same time was paid by Atieh Bahar in Tehran, a company with multiple ties to the regime.
Just ask NIAC's president why he did not inform NIAC members and board of his relation, contact and meetings with Iranian officials.
Is this normal that president of NIAC is a guest at Javad Zarif's good by party?
And so many other issues that should frustrate you more.

faraway

faraway

The lackeys of NIAC don't seem to be disturbed by Trita getting paid by the CIA either. What gives?

Demo

Demo

Proving that Trita is a 'devil,' is not going to turn Hassan to an 'angel.' Or does it?

Demo

Demo

Hassan, Listen!
Your credibility is at serious stake here dear. Please answer the questions & do not be evasive. You know better that the US judges won't allow the hearsay into the one's testimonies, don't you? Then rather talking about Trita & NIAC, answer the questions straightforward. We are going to question them & to bring up charges against them separately if that becomes necessary later. Understood?

Demo

Demo

Not to worry at all ab dear, as you see crystal clear below who are the ones supporting him, DIVANEH & alike!