Category Archives: Iran

Keith ‘Back Hand’ Vaz at it again!

Some things never surprise me, and Keith Vaz under investigation for corruption, abusing his position or taking back handers does not surprise me in the slightest. What does surprise me is that he seems to be part of this bizarre conspiracy involving the Met.

vaz Labour MP Keith Vaz faces sleaze inquiry over his outrageous bid to sway judge on behalf of crooked lawyer friend | Mail Online

A senior Labour MP is facing demands for a sleaze inquiry after intervening in a court case on behalf of a party donor.

Vaz has had something of a checkered past. He has been investigated before for taking back handers from another solicitor. The Filkin inquiry eventually cleared him after he had done his utmost to stall the investigation, transfer property into his mothers name and be generally as uncooperative as he possibly could be.

After such a close call you’d think that Vaz would keep his nose clean, but no, Keith seems to view himself as untouchable. Before the Filkin inquiry had finished he was in trouble again for helping the Hinduja brothers, and many other Asians, attain a British passport and was also found to have colluded with his wife to hide payments from the Hinduja brothers.

Vaz also tried to get a member of the public arrested for complaining about him, by incredibly lying about a telephone call to the police. This was clearly designed to intimidate the member of the public and make them appear to be some sort of nutter with a bizarre grudge against him.

Fortunately said member of the public was former deputy head of Special Branch, Eileen Eggington and Vaz’s lies were exposed. A Commons Committee concluded:

“Mr Vaz recklessly made a damaging allegation against Miss Eggington, which was not true and which could have intimidated Miss Eggington and undermined her credibility.”

Yet all the ego maniac received was a one month suspension. It doesn’t end there.

Next there was the Nadhmi Auchi scandal, where Vaz once again did favours for a rich businessman. Vaz was a director of one of Auchi’s companies and tried to help him avoid extradition to France, he failed and Auchi was convicted of fraud.

It was becoming clear that Keith Vaz was for sale and that he only had two stipulations, those he helped had to be rich, and brown.

Despite all this Keith Vaz is still an MP and has even been promoted since his lying and corruption were exposed.

dizaei This latest incident involves another rich Asian businessman, convicted fraudster and suspect solicitor Shahrokh Mireskandari. Mireskandari has also represented the Hindujas as well as Auchi. He is currently the ‘brains’ behind Tarique Ghaffur’s claim of racial discrimination against Commissioner Sir Ian Blair. As well as being a close friend of Ali Dizaei, a commander in the Met and president of the National Non-White Black Police Association.

Vaz has apparently written to the Judge asking him to stop a case that was looking like it was going against his sponsor. When questioned about this, his response was:

“…he does not have a close relationship with Mireskandari and that his dealings with him were solely motivated by concerns for ethnic-minority lawyers.”

So that’s OK then, Vaz chooses his causes based purely on race (and of course money), surely that is racist? Which may explain why Vaz played the race card when his friend (that he doesn’t acknowledge) and his law firm were being investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority after a series of complaints by former clients.

“Vaz wrote to the SRA, the professional watchdog which was looking at a number of complaints by Mireskandari’s clients. A ‘concerned’ Vaz demanded an urgent answer from the SRA to the alleged ‘prejudicial and discriminatory conduct’ against Dean and Dean.”

Ironically two out of three of Dean and Dean’s partners are white, the third is of course Mireskandari, Vaz’s friend that is not a friend. Racism? Or are the SRA just doing their job, after all Mireskandari is a convicted fraudster, just like another of Vaz’s friends.

It seems to be a recurring theme with this cadre of public servants, when all else fails – scream racism! It is becoming a tired excuse for people like Dizaei, Ghaffur, Vaz and Mireskandari to explain why they can’t achieve what they believe they are entitled to.  Sadly this is making genuine victims of racism look like the boy who cried wolf.

Dizaei, who has blamed racism for every single one of his investigations, and probably anything else that goes wrong in his life, now has three investigations into his conduct, and may finally get the punishment he deserved five years ago.

“…Mireskandari had secretly employed Dizaei as a defence consultant to undermine a Met investigation into one of Dean and Dean’s clients, an Eastern European woman charged with death by dangerous driving and attempting to pervert the course of justice.”

This triumvirate seem to think that they have Britain all sown up and can do as they please, but the Judge in the Mireskandari’s case clearly didn’t agree.

“…extraordinary letter which Vaz wrote to the High Court this year. In it he asked that a case involving Mireskandari be adjourned, pending investigations into the lawyer’s complaints [of racism] against two judges previously involved in the case.”

Extraordinary doesn’t quite cover it; like Ghaffur, Vaz thinks that all he need do is mention the word racism to get what he wants (or what he has been paid for).

“At the bad-tempered meeting Vaz attacked the SRA leadership and demanded that the body stop investigating ethnic-minority lawyers.”

Such is Vaz’s ego, he thinks that he has it in his power to make all non whites untouchable. Having the nerve to demand that the regulatory body for solicitors should stop investigation non white solicitors and basically only investigate white solicitors!

Perhaps realising (although I doubt it) that it may be a bit much to ask he went on to suggest:

“…that the National Black Police Association  –  headed by Mireskandari’s friend Dizaei  –  should work alongside the lawyers’ watchdog”

How can this man get away with suggesting that an organisation for non whites only, should be allowed to work alongside the solicitors regulators, which is meant to be an impartial organisation. Vaz would have been the first to complain had someone made the equally absurd suggestion that the BNP work alongside the SRA.

Now this bizarre network of racist non whites has finally been exposed, most of whom are public servants, they should be at the very least sacked, better yet prosecuted.

Dizaei has shown the National Black Police Association up for what it is, a way for non whites to get ahead through any means necessary; and clearly displayed that it is dominated by corrupt officers who are only interested in power and lining their own pockets.

This and Ghaffur’s lawyer have shown that his case against the Met is based on greed and ego rather than substance, and that his ‘gardening leave’ should be changed to ‘detained at her Majesty’s Pleasure’. 

As for Vaz; time and again he has shown complete contempt for the tax payer forcing a costly investigation to see whether the SRA is racist merely to save his friend; and is clearly only in office to reap the financial rewards that his influence can bring. I am amazed that the man is still elected, but I suppose this is because he pays lip service to ‘Asian or Black Issues’ in an area where almost 40% of the population are non white, all whilst lining his own pockets.

Hopefully this will be the end of Keith Vaz and his coterie of racist self serving ‘community’ servants as Vince Cable stated:

“I am not aware of any other precedent in modern times of politicians seeking to influence a member of the judiciary in this way. It raises serious questions about conduct.”

A man who behaves like this has no place in the House of Parliament, and that really is saying something.

Iranians Kill British Troops

Iran paid unemployed Iraqi’s to attack British troops in Iraq, according to a leaked Government document.

“The document states that the Jaish al-Mahdi (JAM) – also known as the Mahdi Army – one of the most violent insurgent groups operating in Basra, used money from Iran to recruit and pay young unemployed men up to $300 (£150) a month to carry out attacks against the British. The findings have been passed to the highest levels in the military.”

Telegraph.co.uk

Well this isn’t really a surprise, although Iran has denied it many times it has always been pretty clear that the Iranians were sponsoring the insurgents in Iraq. Iran has been fighting a propaganda war both inside Iraq and also within Iran itself ever since the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

After all it simply doesn’t do much for the Iranian view of Islamic superiority when its neighbour, against whom Iran itself fought a decade long war with but failed to make any sort of impression against, is humbled by Western armies.

Afraid to take any kind of direct action, the Iranians have resorted to propaganda tricks and paying others to do their fighting for them.

A shame that the British Government hasn’t taken any direct action against Iran either, even after the incident with the sailors and Iran’s failure to hand over the boat and equipment that they stole, and then paraded it around Tehran dressed as British soldiers!

Now that this information has been made public, pressure will mount on the Government to do something, and something worthwhile that shows that Britain still has teeth. Paying insurgents to kill serving members of an army of a sovereign nation, by another sovereign nation could be construed as an act of war.

After recent disastrous election results, Labour is in the worst state it has been in for years, not to mention the fact that nobody likes Gordon Brown, so this could be a perfect opportunity for them to restore pride in Britain and the Labour party again. Targeted air strikes against Iran’s revolutionary guards will show Iran that Britain still has some balls. Gordon Brown could also demonstrate that there are plus points to his dour nature.

Of course the reality is more likely to be David Milliband getting his notepad and pencil out of his satchel and writing a stern letter to the Iranians.

Iranian Elections

After the ‘elections’ in Russia we now have a further lesson in democracy from yet another country that seems to employ the Stalinist version of democracy.

“Many reformist supporters boycotted the polls, complaining that their candidates had been barred from standing, about 90 per cent of reformist candidates were banned from contesting the election,”

If you don’t like what the other side have to say and more to the point don’t want to take the chance of them actually winning the election, simply ban them, it makes perfect sense.

Although 90% is an odd number, why not go the whole hog and make it a round 100% and remove all doubt?

Giving the voters little or no choice works well enough until the voter turnouts are announced. Back in the days when Iranians could vote for who they wanted to, and it was usually reformists, voting turnouts were around 80%. Despite what the ruling elite of Iran may think, Iranians aren’t stupid. Voting turnout is believed to less than it was in 2004, around 50%. That is going to make them look a little silly.

IranianDemocracy-X

After all what is the point in voting if your candidate hasn’t been allowed to stand?

Of course the blogs that support Ahmadinejad don’t seem to mention this, spouting statistics worthy of an Iranian propaganda minister they claim ‘high’ or even ‘record’ turnouts. Some even go as far as saying the elections are ‘as free and fair as any,’ I presume by that they mean any in Iran. The fact that Iran is the only ‘democratic’ nation in the Middle East is meaningless, when the voters don’t have a choice of who to vote for.

The other point to remember about Iranian elections, is that no matter who is elected, it is the unelected Supreme Leader that holds all the power.

This ridiculous charade fools no one, not even the truth starved Iranians.

Bodies pile up in Gaza

More problems in the Middle East and no I am not referring to the worrying lovey dovey relationship that seems to be blossoming between Ahmadinejad and Talabani, but the stepping up of attacks on Gaza by Israel.

Talabani and Ahmadinejad hold hands

After taking out five top Hama militants Israel must have expected some form of retaliation, and Hamas once again took the cowards way and needlessly targeted civilians and fired over 140 rockets at Israeli cities. These indiscriminate rocket attacks are inexcusable and play right into the hands of the Israelis.

“In Ramallah, on the West Bank, about 300 Palestinians from the main political factions marched through the streets, carrying pictures of children killed by the Israeli attacks.”

This of course would be quite an emotive scene, were it not for the fact that Hamas have been firing rockets at civilian locations and would no doubt be ecstatic had they hit a school or killed some children. There can be little sympathy for the Palestinians when they are just as indiscriminate and cold blooded in their killings as the Israelis.

What did they expect the Israelis to do? Wait for dead bodies to start to pile up?

Abbas has asked for international protection for the Palestinian people and said:

“It is unthinkable that Israel’s reaction to Palestinian rocket attacks, which we condemn, can be so terrible and frightening.”

I am sure that the Israelis consider the rocket attacks to be quite frightening too, after all they aren’t bombarding the Israelis with toffee apples. Abbas and Hamas have made their own beds, they denounce the rocket attacks, yet will not or cannot stop them.

Now they have 2000 trigger happy IDF soldiers in Gaza eager for payback and at the end of the day the Israelis have far more firepower and far better media control than the likes of Hamas.

No one can blame Israel for responding the way they have, in fact you’d be forgiven for viewing it as tolerant, and that is the sad part. The Palestinians do have a genuine grievance. They have been displaced, dispossessed and are treated as less than second class citizens within their own lands. Yet the actions of Hamas recently, and the Hamas/Fatah violence of a year ago, show that perhaps the Israelis have it right in the way that they treat the Palestinians.

Trophies the Persians could only dream of

There’s been a lot going on in Iran, apparently it is 29 years since the ‘revolution’ that has made Iran the…er.. non entity that it is today. It was also something of a joint celebration, the military goliath that is Iran was showing off a trophy of a recent victory over the ‘Imperious and Voracious Armies of the West’, in fact Iran’s greatest military achievement since the days of the Sassanid Empire.

What am I talking about? Why the capture of a British dinghy of course! Whilst the likes of Britain can only celebrate such hollow victories as the defeat of Hitler or Napoleon or of the Spanish Armada. Iran’s Glorious Revolutionary Guard managed to nick a dinghy from a country that they dare not go to war with.

Iran Parades Dinghy

They even indulged in a bit of role playing, having some of them dress as British Officers no less!

Hundreds of thousands cheered as the boat, with messages extolling the glories of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard tied to its side, passed by.

Hundreds of thousands? I can only assume it was the kind of turn out that Stalin and Saddam Hussein were famous for, and that the person who cheered the least or ceased clapping first was taken away and shot. For surely the people descended from one of the greatest Empire’s that the world has ever seen, a people that held the Roman Empire at bay, surely they cannot view this as a worthy victory? Surely they aren’t that stupid?

Still I suppose a nation and people so lacking of anything to be proud of for the past millennia will clutch at anything.

Apparently on the next float was Mrs Kiyanfar, who was displaying a pair of trousers taken from an Iraqi soldier during the Iran-Iraq war.