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September 19, 2006

Iran's Campaign Of Disinformation Continues In New York Today

Topics: Iran

AhMADinejad.jpgOn a day that America is put in the embarassing and disgraceful position of hosting in it's great city of New York, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - the chief sponsor of Islamic terrorism in the world, its a good time to call attention to the real mission of Iran's media blitz and Ahmadinejad's speech today at the UN (United Nations against America and the West). And it just so happens that Daniel M. Zucker's piece on Sunday at the Global Politician does exactly that, and spells out in detail just what Iran is up to and what Ahmadinejad's trip to NYC is really about - disinformation. We learn from his piece that the Islamic Republic's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (VEVAK) sophisticated campaign of disinformation, learned from the Soviet KGB, is alive and active in the United States at this very moment:

For the past twenty-seven years, we in the West, especially in the United States, have been on the receiving end of a very, very sophisticated campaign of disinformation dished out by the Islamic Republic of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), or in Farsi √ Vezarat-e Ettela▒at va Amniat-e Keshvar (VEVAK). VEVAK learned its methodology from the Soviet KGB and many of the Islamist revolutionaries who supported Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini actually studied at Moscow's Patrice Lumumba Friendship University, the Oxford of terrorism. Documented Iranian alumni include the current Supreme Leader ≈the faqih≈Ayatollah Ali KhameneМ, under whose Velayat-e Faqih (Rule of the Islamic Jurisprudent) apparatus it has traditionally operated. Its current head is Cabinet Minister Hojatoleslam Gholam-Hussein Mohseni-Ezhei, a graduate of Qom's Haqqani School, noted for its extremist position advocating violence against enemies and strict clerical control of society and government. The Ministry is very well funded and its charge, like that of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps≈the Pasdaran≈is to guard the revolutionary Islamic Iranian regime at all costs and under all contingencies.

From the KGB playbook, VEVAK learned the art of disinformation. It's not so difficult to learn: tell the truth 80% of the time and lie 20%. Depending on how well a VEVAK agent wants to cover his/her tracks, the ratio may go up to 90/10, but it never drops below the 80/20 mark as such would risk suspicion and possible detection. The regime in Teheran has gone to great lengths to place its agents in locations around the world. Many of these operatives have been educated in the West, including the U.K. and the United States. Iranian government agencies such as embassies, consulates, Islamic cultural centers, and airline offices regularly provide cover for the work of VEVAK agents who dress well and are clean shaven, and move comfortably within our society. In this country, because of the severance of diplomatic relations, the principal site of VEVAK activities begins at the offices of Iran's Permanent Mission to the UN in New York.

Teheran has worked diligently to place its operatives in important think tanks and government agencies in the West. Some of its personnel have been recruited while in prison through torture or more often through bribery, or a combination of both. Others are Islamist revolutionaries that have been set up to look like dissidents≈often having been arrested and imprisoned, but released for ⌠medical reasons. The clue to detecting the fake ⌠dissident is to read carefully what he/she writes, and to ask why this vocal ⌠dissident was released from prison when other real dissidents have not been released, indeed have been grievously tortured and executed. Other agents have been placed in this country for over twenty-five years to slowly go through the system and rise to positions of academic prominence due to their knowledge of Farsi and Shia Islam or Islamist fundamentalism.

One of the usual tactics of VEVAK is to co-opt academia to its purposes. Using various forms of bribery, academics are bought to defend the Islamic Republic or slander its enemies. Another method is to assign bright students to train for academic posts as specialists in Iranian or Middle East affairs. Once established, such individuals are often consulted by our government as it tries to get a better idea of how it should deal with Iran. These academics then are in a position to skew the information, suggesting the utility of extended dialogue and negotiation, or the danger and futility of confronting a strong Iran or its proxies such as Hizballah (Hezbollah). These academics serve to shield the regime from an aggressive American or Western policy, and thereby buy more time for the regime to attain its goals, especially in regards to its nuclear weaponry and missile programs.

Continue reading, "Iran's VEVAK: Disinformation, Inc."

While reading all of Zucker's article, keep one word and it's true meaning in mind - the same word and it's meaning that you want to keep in mind through every word Ahmadinejad utters at the UN today: That word is al-Taqiyya - lying for the sake of Islam. It is the Islamic concept to infiltrate and destroy kafir countries, and Iran is an expert at it.

Hat tip - Regime Change Iran - with more on Ahmadinejad and Iran.

Posted by Richard at September 19, 2006 6:31 AM

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