Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Warren's Son-In-Law Tied To Iran Government

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We are learning that Elizabeth Warren's son-in-law, with whom she is close, has troubling ties to the Iranian regime.

This is curious in light of her statement yesterday in which she is promising, as president, to create an independent Justice Department "Task Force" to investigate possible corruption by the Trump administration.

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Elizabeth Warren's son-in-law's relationship with Iran.

It was breaking news among conservatives (mainstream media generally ignored it) yesterday when it was revealed that presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's son-in-law has close---and troubling-- ties to the Iranian regime.

Best selling author Peter Schweizer, in his new book "Profiles in Corruption," reveals that Warren's son-in-law, Sushil Tyagi, who is married to her daughter Amelia, "has been involved in a series of curious---even troubling---business ventures around the world"...Including with the Iranian government.

Schweizer says Tyagi has a film company---Tricolor Films---with which he produced a film called "The Song of Sparrows," which was directed by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi. And it was funded by the Iranian government agency that is overseen by Iranian propagandists.

He also chronicles the close relationship Warren and her husband have with their son-in-law---traveling to India and elsewhere with him to attend his brother's wedding and to witness a power of attorney corporate document he filed in India.

"The Song of Sparrows" was funded by at least two Iranian government agencies.

Schweizer wrote this in his book:

The full credits of the film, for some reason, seem to also have been scrubbed from the internet. We obtained a copy by using the Wayback machine and made a startling discovery: the movie’s chief investors included none other than the social deputy of the State Welfare Organization (SWO) of Iran (SWO-“معاونت اجتماعی سازمان بهزیستی کشور”) as well as the Cultural and Artistic Organization of Tehran. (“سازمان فرهنگی و هنری شهرداری تهران”)
These two investors in the film might appear at first glance to be innocuous cultural organizations—but they are not. Both are funded and controlled by the Islamist Iranian government.
The Cultural and Artistic Organization of Tehran states: “This organization was founded in 1996 and [does] its activities under the supervision of a board of trustees composed of various cultural institutions such as IRIB and Islamic propaganda organization.”

Another event is the inherently antisemitic Quds Day on the last day of Ramadan. The organization also arranges marches, as well as organizes posters and other materials for Quds Day. It's site says "A new plan for the destruction of Israel will be launched, and "the Quds Cultural Radio Station will be located at the Radio Station."

Schweizer notes in his book that "Quds Day typically features massive crowds organized by the Iranian government chanting 'death to America' and burning effigies, with full media coverage."

He also says the film's credits "read like a whos-who of prominent Iranian government institutions, including a "thank you" to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Air Force."

There's more in the links above.

Warren's son-in-law, in my view, has every right to do business with whomever he wants. However, with her running for President of the United States, shouldn't the American people be aware of these kinds of close ties to Iran?

Pelosi, Warren, and the tribe of the Left have spent more than 3 years trying to prove Trump has inappropriate ties to Russia, which in the end, he didn't have. What if Don Trump Jr. was making movies with Putin? Or worse---with Iran?

Ironically, the "thank you's" to the Revolutionary Guards came at a time of heightened US-Iran tensions when our government was accusing their government of assisting in the killing of 5 American soldiers based in Iraq, and Iran was publicly calling the US a "Satanic power" and calling for Israel to "be wiped from the face of the earth."

Does Warren not see a conflict in all this?

Apparently not.

Candidate Warren promises that, if elected, she will create an independent Justice Department "Task Force" to investigate possible corruption by the Trump administration.

She says her federal initiative will probe potential "violations" of bribery and public integrity laws by Trump officials.

She also is promising to review federal contracts that "arose as a result of corruption" under the current administration.

And Warren told a rally last week,
"Here's what bothers me, by the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. If fact, he may not even be a free person. But here's how I see it: Donald Trump is not the only problem we've got. Donald Trump is the symptom of a badly broken system."

I have to wonder if her son-in-law would also be a symptom of anything. Would her personal story be a "symptom?" She spent her adult life claiming to be Native American--indigenous Indian, etc. whatever, picking up grants and teaching jobs because she was a minority. Is that symptomatic of anything?

Some thoughts about corruption.

In 1984, John Noonan, a federal judge in California, decided to lay "corruption" bare---get to the bottom of it. His 839-page book is titled, "Bribes: The Intellectual History of a Moral Idea."

As he wrote page after page after page he began to conclude that "corruption" has outlived all predictions of its demise.

In fact, he suggests that "corruption has always permeated so many fields of human endeavor that it may be not a 'corruption' of anything---but, rather a regrettable feature of our natural condition."

The Bible puts it this way: "All have sinned..."

In 1991, nearly 30 years ago, James Patterson and Peter Kim published a book that is to this day quoted. The numbers have changed, but the trend is unchanged.

The book titled, "The Day America Told the Truth," used a survey technique that guaranteed the privacy and anonymity of the respondents.

The results were startling at the time. Perhaps not as much today.

The authors found that there is no real moral authority in America anymore. Only 13% believed in all the Ten Commandments.

They found that 40% of us only believed in 5 of the 10 Commandments. We choose which laws of God we believe and observe. There is no moral consensus in America.

The institutions of marriage and family have been undermined and are no longer sacred, as they once were.

And they found the Protestant work ethic, which was instrumental in building this nation, has also been eroded. Workers admit (anonymously) that they goof off at least 20% of the time while working.

The conclusion was that we have created a new set of commandments for ourselves.

  • I don't see any point in observing a Sabbath. 77%
  • I will steal from those who really won't miss it, and don 't need it. 74%
  • I will lie when it suits me, so long as it doesn't cause me any real damage. 64%
  • I will cheat, after all, given the chance, everybody cheats. 53%
  • I will procrastinate at work and do not feel any responsibility for wasting one full day each week. 50%

Corruption must be addressed, must be rooted out and must be punished.

However, Noonan was right. It is inherent in human experience, because all of us have sinned and fallen short of the mark.

This is why our Founders repeatedly, in a number of different ways, told us all that absent Christian values and principles, our Constitution will not endure and our country will not be sustained.

The transformation of the human heart through salvation by accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord is the only real solution for corruption. Spiritual renewal fosters a cultural Christian consensus.

Spiritual renewal always precedes political renewal.

Proverbs 11:3 says, "The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the falseness of the treacherous will destroy them."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Faithful. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.