Do you know that the notorious Trita Parsi write for Huffingtonpost ??!! Trita Parsi came to the US in 2001 from Sweden, where his family found refuge in 1978 before the full onslaught of the Islamic Revolution. In fact, he has not been live inside Iran, and could not understand the meaning of life under the religious tyranny, even if he really wants to know. An interesting fact is that Trita Parsi is the author of “Treacherous Alliance- The Secret Dealings of Iran, I-s-r-a-e-l and the US ” (Yale University Press, 2007) Could you believe this ?! Treacherous Alliance is the recipient of the Grawemeyer 2010 Award for Improving the World Order !, and the 2008 Arthur Ross Silver Medallion. In fact, Trita Parsi wrote his Doctoral thesis on I-s-r-a-e-l-i-Iranian relations under Professor Francis Fukuyama (and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, etc.) at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Now, we could guess who is he. He is a protege and stooge of Fukuyama and Brzezinski. Trita Parsi coauthored an article with J Street leader Jeremy Ben-Ami on the Huffington Post that argued for diplomacy with Iran, despite the fact that diplomacy has repeatedly failed. Yet that failed policy was what got President Obama to be silent on the pro-democracy demonstrators and the Iranian regime’s crackdown of them . The Iranian officials are not alone in hyping NIAC and Parsi’s performance. In October 2007, the organization boasted on its website a New York Times report by Roger Cohen claiming that “NIAC represents about one million Iranian-Americans ! “, while they have about 500 to 1000 members! In September 2009, Hillary Clinton invited a group of “Iran experts” to a dinner. Among the guests was Trita Parsi. After the Iranian regime started cracking down on protestors in the wake of the June presidential elections, Parsi was hardly alone in the realization that he was caught on the wrong side of a historic divide. His interests and his hypocrisy implied that he should keep a safe distance form the regime, but he and NIAC continue to lobby for the Khamenei’s regime.
It seems that the American Think Tanks and academic circles provide a unique opportunity for Iranian officials to be recycled as scholars. It is difficult to believe that only in Boston, three of Iranian former deputy foreign ministers have been recruited by Harvard University. M. Jaffar Mahallati, Farhad Atai, both academicians as well as board member of ILEX foundation in Boston . Olega Davidson that was a board member of AIC that was founded by Hooshang Amirahamdi, founded the Ilex foundation in Boston . The Co-founder and trustee of this “cultural” foundation has been M. J. Mahallati. He was Iranian ambassador to the UN and a deputy foreign minister. Another Iranian deputy minister, Farhad Atai is also working in Ilex foundation. Then, there is the head of the Iranian lobby in US, Abbas Maleki , a former revolutionary guard, a deputy foreign minister for 8 years who was, and the director of International Affairs at the Expediency Council until 2006, till he started his U.S. career in Harvard. In fact, these Mullahs’ diplomats are recycled as scholars in Harvard, Princeton or other fine American institutes. Abbas Maleki, A former revolutionary guard, a high ranking Iranian diplomat, and now a senior fellow at Harvard, is a prominent figure of the Mullahs lobby in the US. Abbas Maleki has been the deputy foreign minister (1989-1997), advisor to the Supreme Leader until 2003 and the director of International Affairs at the Expediency Council until 2006. In a series of articles and speeches in Tehran, Maleki has recently elaborated on “How to combat the US “. Maleki identifies AIPAC (Pro-I-s-r-a-e-l-i lobby) as a role model for a successful PR campaign. (Iranian Diplomacy, March 27, 2008) A former regime’s diplomat and a revolutionary guard who lucratively benefits from his several oil related activities in Iran, suddenly has decided that he wants to pursue a carrier in scholarship. He conspicuously ends up in Harvard. Does his Iranian academic achievements open doors to professorship in Harvard ?!
This is the sixth article of The Invisible Hands series. The second one was Iran regime’s Mafia in USA . The third was Shame on Iranian Journalists . The fourth one was A Terrorist at Princeton Universitys and the fifth was Mullah Mafia in USA