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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

John Bolton's in California to campaign for Mattie Fein

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton will be in Los Angeles on Tuesday to campaign for Mattie Fein, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 36th Congressional district. Fein is running against Jane Harman, who is seen as being close to AIPAC, and therefore Fein has gotten little or no help from the organized Jewish community. But Fein has shown that Harmon's loyalty to Israel stops when it comes to business. This is from a letter that Fein sent to AIPAC. The same letter was sent to the Republican Jewish Coalition.
The United States Supreme Court recently recognized in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project that material assistance to a foreign terrorist organization may be criminalized because it frees up resources for terrorist endeavors. Similarly, any trade or assistance to Iran is alarming because it may be employed either directly to assist Iranian sponsored terrorism or Iran's military profile or frees up resources for Iran's Revolutionary Guard or President Mamoud Ahmadinejad to brutalize the Iranian people and strengthen their hold on power. I, aligned with many Americans and elected officials, are thus gravely concerned that companies are continuing to do business with Iran that sponsors terrorism—even companies connected to a Member of Congress.

In 2007, California boldly enacted legislation directing pension funds to divest of companies doing business In Iran. In 2010, Siemens corporation renounced its business there to avoid the loss of an attractive contract with Los Angeles to build a new railway system. Nobel Prize winner and human rights activist, Shirin Ebadi, had urged Siemens to that end in 2009. She elaborated that its communication devices and electronic goods would assist the world's cardinal state sponsor of terrorism to spy on dissidents and the political opposition.

As the Republican nominee to represent for Congress the 36th district in California, I have learned of financial ties between incumbent multi-millionaire Jane Harman and the distribution of "duel use" electronic goods in Iran. AKG Acoustics of Austria, a wholly owned subsidiary of Harman International, a U.S. company, distributes electronic products in Iran under the name of Fowzi Electronics, Ltd in Tehran, Iran. That information is corroborated on AKG's website and by recent reports in news blogs. In other words, AKG is materially assisting Iran's state sponsorship of terrorism.

Incumbent multi-millionaire Harman's financial disclosure form lists ownership of shares approximating $5 million to $20 million in value in Harman International. AKG is best reputed for the commercial and industrial use of recording devices, speakers, microphones, headphones, and wireless communication. But this equipment falls into dual-use technology that may also be employed in defense or aerospace.

AKG was part of the European Commission's Growth program, Safesound, including the enhancement of military aircraft, as elaborated below:


The Washington Post recently published an article on lawmakers conflicts of Interests, June 13, 2010 highlighting multi-millionaire Representative Harman. She initially retorted that her financial interests were "family businesses," but then sent a correction request to The Washington Post the next day and rephrased the quote to be "these are companies founded by my husband." AKG was acquired by Harman International.
Harman is regarded as a 'hawkish pro-Israel conservative' and has described herself as the best Republican in the Democratic party. She's also party to a blood feud with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (which is probably an advantage these days) and was the subject of a bizarre incident in which she was accused of 'seeking leniencies' for two AIPAC employees who were accused of providing classified materials to Israel - charges that were eventually dropped.

Bolton is one of the foremost defenders of the security of the United States - and of Israel. He will be speaking on defense, national security, and aerospace industry issues. He will be speaking twice on Tuesday. First, Bolton will speak at a breakfast hosted by Mattie Fein's supporters, to be held between 8:30 am-10:30 am at The Proud Bird, 11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles, California RSVP required: 310-892-5936. Second, Bolton will host a luncheon at the Drago Restaurant, 2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California from Noon-2 pm. Singer/Songwriter and Venice resident, Sophie B. Hawkins, will attend the luncheon and sing!

The lunch requires a $250 minimum contribution per person.

Seating is limited.
Please RSVP at media@mattiefein.com or call 310-892-5936

Contributions for the luncheon may be made at www.mattiefein.com on the donate page.

Please indicate that it is for the luncheon or pay by check the day of the event.


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