US expert urges all-out financial war on Iran
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 14.11.09, 22:35
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1. MR.AVI JORICSH..........................................
MAHMOOD ,   LONDON-UK   (11.14.09)
You have lost all your hair and already retired,aren't you?Finish your book and make some money.Your target is,no doubt lucrative!!!
2. To: No. 1
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.14.09)
As always, you can be counted upon to make rude, crude and nonsensical comments. Had you researched Mr. Jorisch on the Internet, you would have discovered a most impressive resume. Here's part: Avi Jorisch is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Mr. Jorisch is also the founder of the Red Cell Intelligence GroupTM, Incorporated, a consulting and training firm that specializes in national security issues relating to terrorism, illicit finance and radical Islam. Previously, Mr. Jorisch served as a policy advisor at the Treasury Department's office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. In that capacity, he served as the head of the U.S. delegation to the Financial Action Taskforce's Typologies Working Group. Prior to joining the U.S. government, Mr. Jorisch was an FDD senior fellow and the executive director of the Coalition Against Terrorist Media, an organization comprised of Muslim, Christian, Jewish and secular organizations concerned about the role terrorist organizations play in funding various media outlets. Mr. Jorisch is the author of, Tainted Money: Are We Losing the War on Money Laundering and Terrorism Finance?, a detailed study of how terrorists use the international financial system to fund their deadly activities. He is also the author of a Washington Institute monograph, Beacon of Hatred: Inside Hizballah's al-Manar Television (2004). This monograph is based on interviews in Lebanon and Qatar with Hizbollah and other Arab media experts, a CD with al-Manar propaganda, and a history of the station and the organization. As the Institute's Soref fellow from 2001 to 2003, he specialized in Arab and Islamic politics. Mr. Jorisch has also served as an Arab media and terrorism consultant for the Department of Defense. Mr. Jorisch holds a bachelor's degree in history from Binghamton University and a master's degree in Islamic history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2000 and 2001, he studied Arabic and Islamic Philosophy through the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad program at the American University in Cairo. He also earned a certificate in Arabic from al-Azhar University, the preeminent institution of Sunni Islamic learning. Mr. Jorisch has traveled extensively in the Middle East, including Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Gaza, the West Bank, Egypt, Qatar, Turkey, and Morocco. He has written at length about Hizballah and related terrorism issues, with articles appearing in prominent publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Jerusalem Post, and Middle East Quarterly. Mr. Jorisch has also been interviewed by more than 50 media outlets including CNN, ABC News, Fox News, the New York Times and numerous Arabic publications, to comment on terrorism-related matters, including al-Manar and its role in inciting terrorism throughout the world.
3. So there you go No.1 u don't know nit..
Leonard ,   LA usa   (11.15.09)
4. Sarah, you sound like the empolyment agent for...
ManInTheMiddle   (11.15.09)
Mr. Jorisch. So you are saying he has never had any executive position in the US government other than a stint as the "advisor" to someone! And now he has retired and has to use the "former" in front of his lowly unimportant title! He seems to have got all the right certs except ever gaining any decision making position. So all he is saying about the US policy is utterly irrelevant. Ynet is just publishing his BS because that's the kinds of you want to hear. That's all.
5. And just why should Iran "curb" nuclear program
Peter Morris ,   New Zealand   (11.15.09)
If Iran was located on the other side of the world there would be nothing out of the ordinary in its aspirations. Just because Iran is located near Israel is no reason to curb its endeavours. A full blown war against Israel is more than necessaary to bring this country to its senses. I don't see Iran killing thousands of its neighbours every year and I don't see Israel getting rid of its obcene nuclear arsenal.
6. Financial Blockade
Ken ,   Australia   (11.15.09)
A great idea but way to late , the iranian anomoly is not such an anomoly any more. They understand there financial capacity to do business and it is only because all the harping about it, is a smoke screen , nothing will be done especially in a finance crisis in germany, so if everyone knows this , everyone else out there knows that its all a smoke screen, again leaveing israel to be at no ground with these idiots in iran. Back to the drawing board again and again and again. If you can block the money laudering and infiltrate the iranian money market for the purpose of breaking there money system then do it. Something needs to be done now. To stop these homocidal nut jobs. The spread of muslims around the world will only continue , and there only purpose is to gain more support in the west be way of numbers which sways sentiment. globally, All in favor of muslims world wide, what game do you think these fools are playing , we dont want to live like an arab or think like one of them or be told by them that in the future we are all going to be . So stop muslim imigration NOW.
7. to #2
Paco ,   Canada   (11.15.09)
stop you nonsense and targetted replies ... and please stop copy/pasting from Wikipedia.. its pretty lame and a non-reliable source as much as u are...
BENJAMIN ,   SINGAPORE   (11.15.09)
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9. OK so the US stops all trade with ANY country doing
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (11.15.09)
business with Iran. No chinese imports to the US. That would solve the china problem in a week.
10. Jorisch and jebirish twisted and rolled
tea man ,   marjayoun   (11.15.09)
he just tell cliche after the other being jewish dosn't make him impressive here you have some body dabble with history try to make history playing finance people around the world ai;nt dumb no more we know all the tricks haahahhha
11. No to Iran’s nuclear program.
Ron B. ,   Lod   (11.15.09)
In order to put an end to Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S.A. has to close the door to investment in the Iran oil sector, loans to the government from the World Bank and from corporations around the world. Only then, it will be possible to negotiate with strength. There is a rumor that the United States is already doing all it can [on Iran] – it is not true.The United States does’nt put sufficient economic pressure on Iran. In the economic area they have been very unwilling to take the steps that have to be taken. Iran is still collecting the physical material needed for nuclear weapons. Iran is using the development of civilian energy infrastructure to assist its nuclear program. If Iran will have the bomb, it will not hesitate to use its nuclear power against the West. In order to have an idea about the possibilities of Iran, lets have a look at Damietta :
MAHMOOD ,   LONDON-UK   (11.15.09)
Avi is and you know that we know it as well.As one of the talk-back clearly requests you to refrain from pasting things from sources already scanned by the readers.Try hard again.
13. To: No. 4
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.15.09)
My, my. Just exactly what about President Obama's background as a community organizer in Chicago and a no-show United States senator from Illinois qualify him to be the president of the United States? "Lowly unimportant title" -- my, my. How many articles have you had published in leading journals? How many prestigious think tanks have invited you to be a member? How often are you asked to consult with leading American policy-makers? I guess if you are a terrorist sympathizer and launder money for Al Qaeda in the guse of operating a charity, Mr. Jorisch is your worst nightmare. Just ask the heads of about 15 or so Islamic "charities" who are currently "guests" of the United States government in one or another maximum security federal penitentiary. Something tells me your resume is not all that impressive and that you are not exactly in a decision-making or policy-recommendation position, unless it is to decide which cleanser to use to muck out the toilet and which brush you recommend to effect same. Perhaps you shouldn't be so quick to scoff at Mr. Jorisch's qualifications or dismiss his experience out-of-hand.
14. To: No. 2 and No. 12
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.15.09)
Aww. Apologists for the thugs in Iran, are you? Too bad. What are you going to do when the current Iranian regime is brought to its knees? It's already halfway there, won't take much. As for you, Mahmood, I have yet to see you document anything; your specialty seems to be dismissing out of hand as worthless any point of view that doesn't agree with yours. Hush.
15. Avi Jorisch
Smith ,   TA, Israel   (11.15.09)
From what I understand from #2's copy/paste from Wikipedia Mr. Jorisch actually never served in any official capacity at the Justice Dept; only as an adviser. Hmmm. I smell BS. This is just a book publicity stunt so he can sell more copies of what is probably a load of hearsay. Another Paul Wolfowitz in the making. If you want a credible Jews on Iran look up the Lavertt couple; years of service in the CIA, NSA and state department. No think-tank this and that. Damn trust fund baby.
16. HANDING OUT SPECIALITY...............#14
MAHMOOD ,   LONDON-UK   (11.15.09)
Is for you only.We know exactly what to write.Imagine you having used the words...........very soon the present regime in Iran falling on its knees....................for the last 3 years or so,except that the more complicated the situation gets,the more usage comes from your side.Give it up whilst the time is there.You are not going to achieve anything at all.Prepare for Christmas and don't waste your time. I don't need to document anything as I always refer to Western media hypes that look original for a while only.Then,they tend to evaporate,don't they?Like, how many dates have you accumulated in being told that Iran will have a Nuclear bomb by this or that date? All meant for home consumption.
17. To: No. 15
Sarah B ,   New York / Saviyon   (11.15.09)
It did not come from Wikipedia. Why not Google him by name, which is all I did. Pulled up ten pages of rather impressive hits. I merely cut and pasted his bio from the first website I looked at. I doubt it is a publicity stunt. Judging from the number of organizations with whom Mr. Jorisch consults, he does not need to resort to publicity. He is evidently a renowned expert in his field, and appears to have had no difficulty with attracting significant readership at any time previously. He went to a State University in New York, albeit a good one. He is not a trust fund baby, just like you are not really from Israel.
18. To: No. 16
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.15.09)
Mahmood, I do not wish you ill at all. I do, however, think that you need to take the scales from your eyes and see the situation in Iran not from the perspective of Tehran rhetoric but rather from the viewpoint held in the West. It is, after all, the West that will bring about Iran's downfall. The regime in Tehran -- and all the poisonous rhetoric coming out of Tehran -- has done far more harm than good for the Iranian people. I am sure that Ahmedinejad et al. eat quite well, live quite grandly and do not suffer power outages. I am certain that they collect handsome salaries and have access to medical services pretty much on demand. The same cannot be said for the Iranian people. The Islamic fundamentalist regime has outlived its usefulness. It is time for them to go. The ones that will reap the greatest reward will be the Iranian people. I suspect you recognize this, which is why you live in London in the first place.
19. Financial Block of Isreal
Gurmit Singh ,   India   (11.20.09)
Isreal can not preach or complain about others developming nuclear technology while itself sitting on a nuke pile and guilty of mass genocide of innocent women and children (and then hide behind self-defence and blah blah blah...)
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