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Jan 21, 2016 0 Comments

Europe’s Iran Hypocrisy Media Mentions

On its surface, the Islamic Republic of Iran should be anathema to European progressives. After all, since Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini led the Islamic Revolution (after promising Europeans he sought only social justice and democracy), the Iranian government has systematically stripped rights away from women, repressed religious minorities, and made homosexuality a capital offense. True, they are not the Islamic State tossing gays off of tall buildings; the Iranian regime prefers slow strangulation instead. Iranian hit squads have murdered dissidents across the European continent. Racism is engrained in Iranian society, and the Iranian leadership has been disdainful of environmental concerns. Generally speaking, the Islamic Republic’s positions are diametrically opposite everything for which European leaders and progressives say they stand.

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Jan 18, 2016 0 Comments

How a $3.5 billion resort went bust before it opened Media Mentions

Beyond the tropical waters, across palm-fringed sands, and behind locked gates, looms Baha Mar — the largest and, at $3.5 billion, priciest resort in the Caribbean.

Here, no one frolics poolside, pina colada in hand, or hits irons on the Jack Nicklaus golf course. No slot machines jingle-jangle in the casino. The Flamingo Bar, the Brasserie des Arts and the Cartier boutique lie dark. On this bright October morning in the Bahamas, all 2,200 guest rooms are empty.

The quiet is almost spooky here on the outskirts of Nassau, where the waterscape frills of nearby Paradise Island give way to the vast ghost-resort that is Baha Mar.

Just how the place ended up like this — in a bankruptcy so colossal that it’s jeopardizing the Bahamas’ credit rating — is the biggest business story to hit this Caribbean nation for as long as anyone here can remember. It stretches far beyond the white beaches and across time zones, to none other than the State Council of China.

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Jan 12, 2016 0 Comments

Probe: Spain’s ‘Podemos’ Party may have been given €5 million Euros by Iran regime Media Mentions

Spanish authorities are actively investigating rumors that Iran’s regime heavily financed the activities of the country’s Podemos political party, according to Spanish media sources.

The Union of Economic and Fiscal Delinquency, La Unidad de Delincuencia Económica y Fiscal (UDEF), an investigative arm of the country’s National Police has launched a detailed probe in determining whether the party accepted €5m Euros from Iran in exchange for influence in the country’s political and economic arenas, El Confidencial, a Spanish newspaper said.

Podemos’ secretary general  Pablo Iglesias continues to defend his party’s transparency.

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