Category: Exposing corruption

In Forbes: Die-hard KGB men are still planting forged documents to pollute our thinking

“A once-feared KGB general now sits on suicide watch in a Vienna jail, a tawdry end to terrible tale. His strange story—worthy of a thriller—is a case study of how the former KGB uses forged documents to influence Western reporters, diplomats and politicians.” That’s the lead of my piece in Forbes, published September 3, which focuses on a former KGB...

This is the kind of info we should be using to discredit adversaries

Radical Islamists who claim to hold the moral high ground are often vulnerable to revelations about their own behavior. It is important for the US and its allies to diminish and undermine the moral stature of radical Islamists by publicizing information that disgraces them in the eyes of their followers and supporters. In shame-based cultures, this disgrace can extend to...

Exposing mullahs’ corruption, if done consistently, can undermine Iranian regime

The Islamic Republic has turned Iran into a theocratic mafiaocracy in which the mullahs and their minions have pimped the revolution for their own financial gain. The regime has used Islamic doctrine as an ideological justification for what has become just another gangster regime. On May 16, we reported on the existence of a list, appearing first on a CNN...

Documenting regime crimes can be used as destabilization tool

(From IranChannel.org) Did you ever wonder what those mullahs did with the monthly zakat contributions from faithful Iranian Muslims? This video gives an idea. It was surreptitiously taken last year at the Hozeh Elmieh Seminary in Qom, shot at a 90 degree angle from behind a wooden screen. We can tell that the adult in the video is a Shi’a...

Report: Khamenei and son stashed billions in foreign accounts

(From IranChannel.org) Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his son Mojtaba have stolen billions of dollars from Iran and stashed the money in foreign accounts. This is according to a document that purports to show the ill-gotten wealth in foreign bank accounts of 1,000 of Iran’s leaders and family members. The list shows that Khamenei (in photo dressed in pink) and...

Leaked Iranian intelligence report reveals fratricide and corruption

A leaked classified report by Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi reveals intense fratricide at the highest levels of the Islamic Republic, as well as staggering levels of official corruption. The report, made public by a reformist dissident news organization inside Iran, has received little publicity in the outside world. The reformist news group, GreenCorrespondents.com, provides a full context and commentary...

Crooked mullahs: Khamenei places his son in control of Iran’s oil

It’s a classic case of an isolated elite in a dying regime, fighting over the spoils of the nation’s wealth. Iran’s petrodollars are now under the direct personal control of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, his son, and his most trusted inner circle. The Khamenei family has taken control of every aspect of Iran’s oil and gas industry, keeping all contracts,...

Ahmadinejad apparently bugged Khamenei’s compound

Now we see why President Ahmadinejad has seemed so confident in challenging Supreme Leader Khamenei. Apparently Ahmadinejad had succeeded in planting listening devices in Khamenei’s fortified compound. Our sources in Iran told us on April 24 that after the flap surrounding Ahmadinejad’s dismissal of Intelligence Minister Moslehi and Khamenei’s instruction that Moslehi remain in place, the security detail at Khamenei’s...

Waller monitors El Salvador elections

[IWP news release] Anti-democratic movements win when they have outside support and when the US stands aside as a disinterested “neutral” party. That’s Professor J. Michael Waller‘s conclusion after he returned from witnessing the historic March 15 presidential election that brought a former Communist guerrilla group to power. The ruling Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) party invited Waller as an official observer....

Bloggers credited with stopping European military sale to Chavez

In what could signal a transformation of world politics, bloggers are credited with stopping Europe’s $630 million military aircraft sale to Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. Several online news services quickly picked up on the story and published a statement from an Institute of World Politics professor who has done cutting-edge work on blogging and international politics. Foreign Policy journal’s editorial blog reports, “The...