Five vital facts about Iran that every American should know

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Do you know that Iran helped Al Qaeda to perpetrate the 9/11 attacks?  Or that it helped to murder and maim thousands of U.S. soldiers?  Or that the Iranian “supreme leader” who oversaw Iran’s involvement in those acts of war against us, is the same man with whom our leaders negotiated this “peace deal”?

Most urgently: Are your Senators aware of these facts, and the others that are documented on this page, as they prepare to vote on the Iran “deal”?  Contact your Senators today to find out – and tell them to stand against the Iran “deal,” which will give the world’s #1 terror state the biggest payday in history.

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THE FACTS

(1) Iran helped Al Qaeda to perpetrate the 9/11 attacks (Go »)

(2) Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamanei, has supported Al Qaeda for more than twenty years – yet we are told he is now America’s “peace partner” (Go »)

(3) For more than ten years, Khamenei and Iran’s top leaders have openly stated their intention to destroy America and Israel (Go »)

(4) Under Khamenei, Iran has broken nearly every agreement it signed with the international community concerning its weapons programs, and other key issues (Go »)

(5) Iran helped terrorist groups to murder and maim thousands of American soldiers since 1983 (Go »)


(1) Iran helped Al Qaeda to perpetrate the 9/11 attacks

Summary: On December 22, 2011, after a seven-year trial and investigation, a U.S. federal court ruled that the evidence shows:

Iran provided “essential, direct, material support for the 9/11 attacks.”
Havlish v. bin Laden, et al; Conclusions of Law #116, p.22.

“Iran provided direct support to al Qaeda specifically for the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Washington, DC (Shanksville, Pennsylvania) on September 11, 2001.”
– Havlish v. bin Laden, et al; Conclusions of Law #19, p.51.

Soon after, the court ordered Iran to pay a $7 billion judgment to the 400 surviving family members of those killed in the 9/11 attacks, who filed the suit (Havlish v bin Laden, et al). Iran refused to pay this judgment. In reaction, the court seized a $500 million New York office building that was owned by Iran, auctioned it off, and gave the proceeds given the victims.

Below are (a) News items that validate these assertions, and (b) The court ruling and related documents.

(a) News items

22Dec11 Judge ruling CBS - calloutJudge: Iran, Taliban, al Qaeda liable for 9/11, CBS News, December 23, 2011 (at right).

9/11 Lawsuit: Federal Court Awards $7 billion in final judgment against Iran and Hezbollah, Winder and Counsel, PC.

Iran loses Manhattan skyscraper to terror victims, by Daniel Beekman, New York Daily News, March 31, 2014.

A special report about dramatic revelations that could change everything we knew about 9/11, by Ronen Bergman, YNet News, September 11, 2011.

(b) The court ruling and related documents

Complete resources, exhibits, legal notes: http://iran911case.com/

Court’s Order of Judgment in Havlish v. bin Laden, et al, United States District Court, December 22, 2011.

Havlish v. bin Laden, et al, Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, United States District Court, December 22, 2011.


(2) Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamanei, has supported Al Qaeda for more than twenty years – yet we are told he is now America’s “peace partner”

Background:

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, with the military leaders he commands.

    In Iran, the “supreme leader” oversees all branches of the government, the military, the media and education, according to the totalitarian dictates of shariah. The supreme leader is appointed by Iran’s ruling clerics (the “Assembly of Experts”), and is far more powerful than the president, who is chosen via a popular election, and only handles limited administrative functions.

  • Iran’s current supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was first appointed in 1989, and has ruled without interruption ever since.

Both the 9/11 Commission Report and the Havlish trial revealed conclusive evidence that since the early 1990s, Iran and al Qaeda had set aside their sectarian differences (Shia vs. Sunni Islam) so they could work together to facilitate, support and execute acts of terrorism against the U.S. and Israel, whom they consider their common enemies. The Havlish ruling contained the following statement:

Ayatollah-Khamenei-crop“(Iran’s) provision of material support (to Al Qaeda, for the perpetration of the 9/11 attacks, came from) Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamanei, and his subordinates.”
Havlish v. bin Laden, et al; Conclusions of Law #20, p.51.

Further, the ruling determined that Iran’s support for Al Qaeda continued for at least ten years after the 9/11 attacks:

“Since the 9/11 attacks, and continuing to the present day, Iran continues to provide material support and resources to al Qaeda.”
Havlish v. bin Laden, et al; Conclusions of Law #27, p.52.

Today:

The U.S. and other major nations have been negotiating the nuclear weapons “deal” with Khatamei since 2013 — and have allowed him to practically dictate its terms:

Iran’s Supreme Leader Says Sanctions Must Lift When Nuclear Deal Is Signed, by Thomas Erdbrink and David E. Sangerapril, The New York Times, April 9, 2015.

Khamenei: Nuclear deal will collapse if sanctions are not lifted, Middle East Monitor, September 4, 2015.


(3) For more than ten years, Khamenei and Iran’s top leaders have openly stated their intention to destroy America and Israel

The following is just a small sampling of what Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and its elected president, Hassan Rouhani, been repeatedly saying is one of their highest missions: to destroy America:

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader

“You heard ‘Death to Israel’, ‘Death to the US.’ You could hear it. The whole nation was shaken by these slogans […] So we ask Almighty God to accept these prayers by the people of Iran.”
July 10, 2015

“It is the mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to erase Israel from the map of the region.”
January 15, 2001

“There is only one possible solution to unrest in the Middle East, namely the annihilation and destruction of the Zionist state.”
December 31, 1999

Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran (h/t UANI)

“Saying ‘Death to America’ is easy. We need to express ‘Death to America’ with action. Saying it is easy.”
May 8, 2013

“The beautiful cry of ‘Death to America’ unites our nation.”
May 1995

“If your definition of terrorist groups are Hezbollah(*) and Hamas, they are not terrorists. They are the kinds of groups who are fighting for the freedom of land.”
September 12, 2002  *Hezbollah is the Iran-funded terrorist group that murdered 241 American soldiers in 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon. Both it and Hamas have openly declared their intention to destroy America and Israel.

Gen. Mohammad Naghdi, senior Iranian military commander:

“Our ideal is not [nuclear] centrifuges but the destruction of the White House and the annihilation of Zionism [Israel].”
January 5, 2015


(4) Under Khamenei, Iran has broken nearly every agreement it signed with the international community concerning its weapons programs, and other key issues

Iran hanging gays in the streets, for the “crime” of being gay.

It would be one thing if America began negotiating with Iran only after its leaders had turned a new leaf, and began honoring their agreements with the international community.

Instead, America’s leaders are rewarding Iran not for honoring its agreements, but for violating them at practically every turn — including even on the temporary nuclear “deal” it struck with the U.S. in 2013. Yet we continue to be told that despite its history of broken promises, we can trust Iran to uphold the terms of this final nuclear “deal.” Judge for yourself:

5 Ways Iran Is Cheating on the Interim Nuclear Deal, by Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart News, January 25, 2015.

Iran Violates Past Nuclear Promises on Eve of Deal, by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, July 2, 2015.

Iran’s long list of broken promises: Rouhani’s pledge to defend human rights should have been delivered with a cynical snicker, by Ilan Berman and Mollie Adatto, The Washington Times, December 5, 2013.

U.S. Says Iran Broke Nuke Treaty, by Dan Collins, CBS News, September 12, 2003.

Promises Before and Results After Khomeini’s Islamists Took Over, by Elmer Swenson, Gems of Islamism, June 27, 2005.


(5) Iran helped terrorist groups to murder and maim thousands of American soldiers since 1983

Staff Sgt. Brian Bartlett, victim of a bomb that Iran provided to terrorists in Iraq. See a video of him speaking out on September 9 against the Iran “deal” here.

Arlington National Cemetery and V.A. hospitals contain the grim results of Iran’s shooting war against America’s soldiers, launched more than thirty years ago, and which continues to this day. Below are just a few articles and reports that validate this assertion. Why are our leaders attempting to negotiate a “deal” with the same Iranian regime that murdered and maimed our soldiers, for which it neither apologized nor paid restitution to the victims or their families?

Iran Is Responsible for More Than 1,000 American Military Deaths Since 9/11, by David French, National Review, July 14, 2015.

Nuke Deal or Not, Iran Has Already Declared War on Us, by Lawrence A. Franklin, The Gatestone Institute, August 20, 2015.

Report: Iran pays $1,000 for each U.S. soldier killed by the Taliban, NBC News, September 5, 2010 (The New York Daily News also covered this story, here).

Nuke Deal Helps Qasem Soleimani, The Top Iranian General With ‘American Blood on His Hands’, by Shane Harris, The Daily Beast, July 14, 2015.

2010NYDN-US-pays-smallKilling Americans and their Allies: Iran’s Continuing War Against the U.S. and the West, By Colonel (ret.) Richard Kemp and Major (ret.) Chris Driver-Williams, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, March 2015.

Private Government Report: Iran Spending Billions to Pay Terrorist Salaries, by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, September 4, 2015.

Going forward, from here

How many more American soldiers and citizens will be murdered and maimed with the $150 billion we’re about to give Iran, which even Vice-President Biden admitted on September 3 it may use to perpetrate more terror attacks?

The fact is, the Iranians have publicly stated that they plan to continue funding terrorism, just as they are now, and have been for decades:

Iran: We Will Not Stop Supporting Terror Groups, by Edwin Mora, Breitbart News, September 4, 2015.

Rouhani: “We Will Not Ask for Permission or Abide by Any Resolution” on Weapons Development, by TheTower.org, August 23, 2015.

Fact Sheet: Terrorism, Insurgency, And Weapons Trade Will Continue, U.S. House of Representatives, Armed Services Committee, September 10, 2015.


Are your Senators aware of these facts, and the others that are documented on this page, as they prepare to vote on the Iran “deal”? 

Contact your Senators today to find out – and tell them to stand against the Iran “deal,” which will give the world’s #1 terror state the biggest payday in history.

CLICK HERE to find out how to contact your Senators!

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