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Hassan Dai: Unrepentant Fraud

If you ask US Iranians to identify their community’s loudest mouthpiece for Neocon-MEK disinformation, chances are Hassan Dai would place high on the list. And it seems like almost every month something new appears to reaffirm that view.

 

Dai's latest blunder came in the multiple orgasms he had covering a report linking two anti-MEK activists to Iranian intelligence. The report by the Library of Congress was leaked to Neocon Bill Kristol’s Washington Free Beacon. The MEK’s online operation immediately distributed the report with its own interpretation, and Hassan Dai followed suit a day later.

 

But Dai’s excitement was to be short lived. In what appears to be an unprecedented move by the Library of Congress, they retracted the report for inaccuracy, as its findings were revealed to trace back to the MEK.

 

In the aftermath of the embarrassment, the Library of Congress has distanced itself from the report and most of the report’s online occurrences have been pulled (fringe Neocon publications notwithstanding.)  

 

Dai’s piece has yet to be withdrawn, and no corrections have been issued.

 

Publishing bogus stories using faulty sources is nothing new for Mr. Dai. The real story here is Dai's emergence as the instrument of choice by the MEK and Neocons to spread their message in the Iranian community. If the MEK takes up an issue today, Dai can be expected to echo it tomorrow.

 

Dai’s latest misinformation debacle follows explosive revelations just weeks earlier exposing his deep financial ties with pro-war, pro-MEK, anti-Iranian racists like Daniel Pipes who coordinated and directed his attacks inside the Iranian community.

 

It is important to keep perspective however; by himself, Hassan Dai is a nobody. But for Rajavi and his Neocon sponsors, he serves a useful purpose. Daniel Pipes is happy to use Dai as a smelly brown megaphone to serve his ends, only to toss aside like a roll of toilet paper when its usefulness has reached its end. With Dai’s “journalistic” blunders piling up, it won’t be long before the Neocons turn to someone else to do their dirty work.  

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massoudkhodabandeh

Massoud Khodabandeh Massoud Khodabandeh Director of Middle East Strategy Consultants Iranian born. more about me on khodabandeh.org mesconsult.com iran-interlink.org

FYI
there is no updated report. No report was ever published.
Osborne wrote Jan. 9. "It is not and will not be posted to any Library of Congress site."
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0122/30-000-Iranian-spies-Library-of-Congress-withdraws-report
An inverstigation has already started and I am sure all MEK agents in U.S. and E.U. are now watching themselves carefully. their site Iranterror.com stoped working just after the exposure but fortunatly the whole site had been copied by investigators a day earlies.
I think some one had mistaken U.S. with the Saddam's Iraq
I also think that Mr. Dai should ask for a couple of visas for his family members stranded in Camp libery in Iraq for the past 25 years. It is more that 10 year after the fall of Saddam and I don't think these people are really doing anything against Islamic republic or infact for or against anyone else. I think he should help them join him in U.S. and start a proper paid job.

admin

Administrator

I encourage that you take legal action against the claims against you. I'm sure Trita Parsi can tell you all about defamation law, and how it can benefit your claim ;)

masoudA

masoudA

Director of ME Strategy Consultants!!!!?????? what is that? Is it another Soros granted entity to further confuse all parties? did you sir fail to get a university teaching job at one of the hundreds middle eastern studies departments? What is your background allowing you to be the director of an entity in developing middle eastern strategies? And are all your strategies the same as what you are suggesting mr. Daei here?

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massoudkhodabandeh

Massoud Khodabandeh Massoud Khodabandeh Director of Middle East Strategy Consultants Iranian born. more about me on khodabandeh.org mesconsult.com iran-interlink.org

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Kourosh_Ighani

Kourosh Ighani

Mr. Dai,

You keep dodging the questions that are put to you, and you still have not apologized for your false statements.

I am giving you a second opportunity to come clean. Iranians do not like liars and frauds. The link below gives you the chance to silence your critics on at least one aspect of your shady past. For your own credibility take advantage of this opportunity, even if you are unwilling to apologize for the false claims you made in the past.

http://iranian.com/posts/view/post/5556

masoudA

masoudA

Please stop speaking for Iranians.......and tell the same to your buddy TP.

HassanDai6

HassanDai

Mr. Ighani,
You seem overjoyed to discover my "fraud". I should add some point to cool you down
The picture you have chosen comes directly from a MOIS site from inside Iran. What relation between me in US and my brother praying in Iraq? (Keshidan mar rouye takhteh)
I based my article and interviews on a "REAL' Congressional report. The report is "allegedly" pulled today. My article was written a week ago. We don't call it a fraud.
I also based my interview on the fact that Homeland security denied Masoud Khadabandeh and Anne Singleton from boarding the London - Washington flight to come to US for a NIAC event because they were considered Iranian agents.
I also based my interview and article on several court documents and testimonies by British politicians attesting that mentioned 2 individuals work for Iranian regime.
I also refer to Dutch and German services publicly pointing to these individuals as Iranian agents.
The journal you refer in your piece quotes the Federal research chief as saying: ""The report was pulled for revisions after the Division staff identified a passage that should have been caveated but was missed in the initial reviews,"
Nothing in his declaration points to the different parts of the reports about Iranian agents who worked with NIAC. In fact, the quote mentions ONE passage of the report but the Khodabandeh issue is in several part of the report. Therefore, I assume that for the Congress, the controversial issue is not about NIAC's collaborators.
The main part of the report under attack is the 30000 staff.
It is however very interesting that Russian TV, NIAC and some self proclaimed left activists are so hard at work to diminish the number of Iranian agents from 30000 to a lower number and prove that MOIS is not a threat?
The collaboration between Khodabandeh-NIAC during the past several days to discredit a report against the MOIS strengthened my belief that they all work for the Iranian regime and are directly related to MOIS.
Finally, do not be too overjoyed as the corrected report will be posted and I am afraid you, NIAC and MOIS agents will be embarrassed.

irajkhan

iraj khan Peace Is The Way

Mr Dai,

You and you are a LIER.
Who says so?
I say so!
You are the one who sent douments to the court as evidence indicating Trita Parsi is using iranian dotcom with the user name of Iraj Khan.
I am the Iraj Khan for the last 6 years on this website which is infested by warmongers the like you and I am not Trita Parsi.
You and your handlers, Mojahedin and prowar Israeli Lobby, the ones who paid for your court expenses, are in the business of discreding others who are representing the majority of the Iranian Americans.

Kourosh_Ighani

Kourosh Ighani

If this is true, you should publicize that information. People like Dai have been getting away with deception for far too long.

admin

Administrator

I don't even know what is being said here. You gotta work on your english skills. "I am the Iraj Khan" ? lol

DoostIran

DoostIran

Mr. Dai, I don't know who the person attacking you is and will make no value judgment on his credibility or lack thereof. What I do know is that you have spoken strongly in support of a secular democracy in our beloved Iran and for that I salute you. However, just to clear matters up for the gentleman attacking you and those of us who read you, could you kindly clarify your position on the cult known as the MEK? Do you find them, as I do, as reprehensible as the IRI?

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Kourosh_Ighani

Kourosh Ighani

The Mujaheddeen Khalgh. Masoud and Maryam Rajavi's terrorist cult.

Kourosh_Ighani

Kourosh Ighani

Mr. Dai,

You did not answer a single question presented to you, and made a baseless accusation against me instead.

I presented proof that what you said is indisputably FALSE. Now you may either acknowledge your mistake or apologize for having lied.

Iranians don't like liars Mr. Dai. You cannot blatantly lie and expect no one to call you on it.

admin

Administrator

What do your questions have to do with the facts that Dai reports. He's exposing Trita Parsi, not running for public office. You're attempt to discredit him by attacking his person is typically referred to as an ad hominem attack.

You can read all about it here since apparently you don't know what it is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

saboohi

saboohi

What lie? What are you talking about Ighani? Dai wrote an article based on an official report. Now, you say this report will be updated. Ok, Let's see what will come out. Till then, this is Trita who has to explain his relationship with regime's spies and his intention to bring them here to Congress.

IRANLOVESISRAEL

IRANLOVESISRAEL Shlomo would love to entertain you and your significant other at his Kabab-Hammoom parlor in your next trip to Tel Aviv.

If you ask US Iranians to identify their community’s loudest mouthpiece of IRI's lobbyist, chances are Dr. Trita Parsi would be number ONE on the list!

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Kourosh_Ighani

Kourosh Ighani

Mr. Dai,

I am stunned that you claim the report you used was "allegedly" pulled. Your claim is false. It was pulled. We must agree on basic facts first and interpret after.

This is a crucial point underpinning the story. Will you still dispute that it was pulled? Please answer this question. Facts matter.

Secondly, you write that you say you "assume" the revisions will be made in certain parts of the report, and thus may not affect your story.

Is this journalism Mr. Dai?

You refuse to correct your article to mention that the report you're relying on is under revision because of "assumptions"?

Third, the investigative piece disputing the report's findings was a New York based non-proift, not Russian TV. You further place blame on "self proclaimed left activists" when you yourself claim to be a progressive.

Due to a lack of detail in your original piece, please clarify the circumstances that Khodabandeh and Singleton were denied entry into the United States. Specifically, was this because they were former MEK members or because they were "considered Iranian agents"?

If these two individuals were indeed MOIS agents, why were they (in a post-911 world) not immediately arrested upon entry into the US? Why were they sent back to the UK, an ally, where they openly live their lives?

Since we have you, a few unanswered questions would be welcome.

- Have your brother, sister, or any member of your family at Camp Ashraf ever been involved in acts of terrorism?

- How long were you in Iraq? How much time have you spent at Camp Ashraf? How many times have you met Maryam Rajavi?

- Were you at any point involved in acts of terrorism during your stay? Were you witness to any?

- Do you believe the MEK has ever engaged in terrorism and why did you support its delisting? Do you consider the organization a cult?

- Were you forced by the MEK to divorce your first wife? Are you still prohibited from contacting your son?

- If you are indeed a "progressive", why are so many of your associates openly pro-war Neocons?

- What are your thoughts on Daniel Pipes' designation of people like you as smelly brown people? Do you condemn this and other racist statements by your financial backers?

We can only wait for the corrected report, which somehow you know with certitude will be published. In the meantime you have much to answer for. I impatiently await your response.

faramarz

Faramarz

Dear @SaidAmin,
I think this new "member" is completely out of line by making references to people's brother, sister, wife and children.

Fred

Fred

Refusing to answer questions just like your lifetime leader and yet have a long list of accusatory questions for Dai?.
Well, Mr. NIAC Lobby cyber assassin, since you were recently in Iran and wrote about visiting a temple in southern Iran, here are some questions for you just like the one you asked Dai:

- Have your brother, sister, or any member of your family in Iran or anywhere ever been involved in acts of terrorism?

- How long were you in Iran? How much time have you spent at MOIS training camps? How many times have you met department & overseas operation directorate heads of MOIS?

- Were you at any point involved in acts of terrorism against Iranians opposing the Islamist Rapists during your stay in Iran? Were you witness to any?

- Do you believe Pasdaran has ever engaged in terrorism and why did NIAC lobby opposed listing it as a terrorist organization? Do you consider the organization a murder Inc.?

- Were you forced by MOIS to dump your old mate and be with the current one that MOIS chose for you? Are you still prohibited from contacting your old one?

- If you are indeed a "progressive", why do you associate with neocons like Roy Coffee?
- What are your thoughts on Hooman Majd who is tight with the regime and your lobby. How about the co-founder of your lobby, Banafsheh Keynoosh, who is tight with the Islamist Rapists and does translations/interpretation for their presidents, how about your lifetime president’s former boss, Amirahmadi, who is tight with the Islamist Rapists and is planning to run again for presidency of the Islamist rapist republic?
Lets hear the answers Mr. NIAC Lobby cyber assassin!

HassanDai6

HassanDai

I love your style of questioning. Please do not remove your comment and let people see what kind of people work for NIAC.

Kourosh_Ighani

Kourosh Ighani

Mr. Dai,

You did not answer a single question presented to you, and made a baseless accusation against me instead.

I presented proof that what you said is indisputably FALSE. Now you may either acknowledge your mistake or apologize for having lied.

Iranians don't like liars Mr. Dai. You cannot blatantly lie and expect no one to call you on it.

saboohi

saboohi

What lie? What are you talking about Ighani? Dai wrote an article based on an official report. Now, you say this report will be updated. Ok, Let's see what will come out. Till then, this is Trita who has to explain his relationship with regime's spies and his intention to bring them here to Congress.

saboohi

saboohi

MOIS interrogation style. Why don't you reveal your real identity Ighani?

faramarz

Faramarz

The blogger here, Kourosh Ighani is one of the 60 attendees at the NIAC Leadership meeting back in Sept. in DC.

I believe that he should've disclosed that information.

Kourosh_Ighani

Kourosh Ighani

Your claim is simply false. If you have the evidence please present it. If you do not, you should apologize for lying.

SoosanKhanoom

akaDarya With life as short as a half-taken breath, don't plant anything but love. - Rumi

Mr Sherok Holmes, I mean Faramrz,
Don't you think that if the blogger had any intention to hide anything he would not be blogging here under his full name? You may have a faster internet connection but we can google ! duh !

NIAC stands for National Iranian American Council and it has many members ( thousands). This organization functions under the watchful eyes of the United States Government . So, please do not make it sounds like an underground rap group in IRI that needs to be reported to VF for further punishment ... Hellooooooo we are living in the land of free ...
Now, if you do not like NIAC then do not join it. Set up an organization ... who knows if it is more fun than NIAC I may even join you ..

: )

Kourosh_Ighani

Kourosh Ighani

This claim by Faramarz is simply false. If he has the evidence he should present it. If he doesn't, he should apologize for lying.

faramarz

Faramarz

C'mon Soosan Khanoom,

Give me some credit for exposing these frauds!

But you are right, it only took me a couple of minutes to blow their covers! So it wasn't that hard.

And Trita and the interns want to represent me and us! Are you out of your mind? Even my cat has a bigger brain than NIAC!

divaneh

divaneh

He didn't need to disclose it. It is obvious that this is a NIAC job.