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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:46 PM
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Update on Hoekstra/Forest Paris meeting: they're stovepiping MEK propaganda!
Stovepiping it to Cheney of course. Got deja vu?

From Scott Horton's blog:

According to former CIA officer Philip Giraldi, writing in the October 9th edition of the American Conservative magazine, the Bush administration is withholding a new CIA National Intelligence Estimate on Iran.

snip

The rest of the piece is regarding Pete Hoaxter Hoekstra and Capital Hill staffer Vaughn S. Forrests visit with Manucher Ghorbanifars sock-puppet, Fereidoun Mahdavi, which Larisa Alexandrovna also covered for RawStory earlier this week. Giraldi writes:

The House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra has been receiving information reports from an Iranian exile source in Paris who is believed to be Fereidoun Mahdavi, a close associate of discredited Iran/Contra fabricator Manucher Ghorbanifar. Hoekstra, who has stated his contempt for the US intelligence community, has been using Vaughn Forest, a well-known Hill staffer who has a reputation for right-wing activism, as a channel to the Ghorbanifar circle. Hoekstra recently made a trip to Paris with Forest to meet the source who has been providing information on Iranian intentions in the nuclear field that CIA and DIA analysts consider to be largely fabricated. Unfortunately, some of these reports have been stove-piped to Vice President Cheneys office through the Pentagons Abe Shulsky, who heads up an Iranian Directorate, an office that replicates the disbanded Office of Special Plans that was previously used as a clearinghouse for fabricated and speculative exile reports on Iraq. The Ghorbanifar information is also disseminated to the intelligence community from Hoekstras House Intelligence Committee. Ghorbanifar and his associates have no access to genuine information about Iran, often just repackaging media reports and propaganda handouts from the Paris-based Mujahedin e-Khalq (MEK), a Pentagon protected Iranian exile group that is on the US State Departments list of terrorist groups. Ghorbanifar and Mahdavi are also reported to be the sources of Pennsylvania Congressman Curt Weldon, who advocates pre-emptive war against Iran. Weldon has written a sensational and factually challenged book on Iran that describes Tehran as the number one threat to world peace, a line that is curiously similar to that being promoted by the Israeli lobby AIPAC.

http://thestressblog.com/2006/10/18/release-the-iran-ni...

Here's a link to Larisa's original article:

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Intelligence_laundry_...

As well as the DU thread discussing it:

Larisa Alexandrovna; Sr Congressman Met With Front Man For Arms Dealer
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:32 PM
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1. Some related threads from the past year.
PLAME/AIPACGATE UPDATE: OSP tried to plant WMD in Iraq.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

PLAME= IRAN/CONTRA REDUX - Planted WMD from Ghorbanifar & Ledeen.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:13 PM
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2. And some more...
Raw Story: US Using Iraqi Terror Groups In Iran - By Larisa Alexandrovna
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Larisa Alexandrovna: CHENEY TAPS IRANIAN ARMS DEALER FOR IRAN TALKS
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



Is there anyone else out there who understands the implications of this?! Does anyone know what I mean by deja vu?
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:19 PM
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3. Well, they have to do something with the military weapons we
waste trillions on! Can't restock bombs unless we use the last batch and make room. :sarcasm:

We must feed the Beast!
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:52 PM
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4. That's right, the BFEE just wants peace.
A piece of Iran, a piece of Syria, yada yada yada...
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crikkett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:40 PM
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5. I think the last batch was blown up 10/11 at Camp Falcon,
the 'largest ammo dump' in Iraq. I saw two videos on Google video when I used query "Falcon Iraq"

But it didn't affect us, strategically and nobody got hurt :sarcasm:
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:51 AM
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6. Kicking. Wake up DU!
:kick:
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:01 PM
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7. K&R everybody, K&R.
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:15 PM
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8. Thanks!
Let's keep this at the top!
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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 07:23 PM
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9. the MEK part is really interesting..
I had not heard that... it really changes the dynamic.
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 07:30 PM
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10. Well, well, well...MEK again
Edited on Tue Oct-24-06 07:32 PM by magellan
This now goes beyond "won't learn" to "the treasonous bastards know exactly what they're doing and who they're doing it with".

K&R

on edit: well, I would have recommended if I'd seen this earlier...sorry!
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DemReadingDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:51 PM
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11. another kick
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