Iranian-Americans comprise a respectable and respecting community of broad spectrum of beliefs and persuasions. Dubious organizations like NIAC and foul-mouthed extremists like Aslan do not represent them.
As if going through the successive stages of grief, the reactions of NIAC "talking heads" to the tanker attacks were displayed in a phased manner. Not one blamed the IRGC for this act of sabotage that could have caused loss of lives and destruction of the ecosystem.
Two years ago, the Alavi Foundation was convicted of acting as a front group for the Iranian regime. The Foundation has financed and installed Iran-friendly professors and curricula at 41 universities in the United States.
The web of deceit the Obama White house advisor and agent Benjamin Rhodes wove in to con the American people into believing that the alternative to the Iran Nuclear Deal (otherwise known as the JCPOA) was imminent war, leading to a hasty signing of the disastrous JCPOA. The fraudulent “echo chamber” was coordinated with NIAC.
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s s greatest asset is not its military capability or militias, it is their intelligentsia abroad that include academics, journalists, lobbyists and writers that have enabled the regime to defy all odds and survive this long.
In 2015, as the signing of the JCPOA neared, MIchael Rubin predicted that NIAC Action, the Iranian regime's lobby in the US, will fail. He was right.
The Trump administration has been taking a long overdue hardline stance against Iranian terrorism and subversion. However, a shadowy Washington-based, pro-Iranian lobbying group is working under the radar with leftist Democrats to undermine the president’s policies.
Jason Rezaian does not have the “Stockholm Syndrome.” Mechanically echoing NIAC’s rhetoric, he has always been the Manchurian Candidate for the mullahs.
Rufat Ahmadzada: The enormous importance of moral support is immeasurable for oppressed people. Western intellectuals played a vital role in supporting human rights activists in the Soviet Union during the 1970s. The same level of contribution is necessary to highlight human rights abuses on a daily basis by the Iranian regime.
Reza Behrouz: "NIAC’s conduct over the years has led Iranian-Americans to reject the group’s claim of being their representative. Fortunately, the Trump Administration’s repudiation of the nuclear deal has essentially rendered NIAC dysfunctional, ineffective, and devoid of a meaningful cause to exist and fight for."