ICBPS- Iran Lobby: Lawrence B. Wilkerson is one of the Iranian lobbyists that nor Iranians inside neither U.S. officials know his relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Who exactly is he?
Lawrence B. Wilkerson is a retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell.
He has close ties with Trita Parsi, founder of Iran’s DC-based lobby group National Iranian American Council (NIAC), and current Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute.
In March 2015, Lawrence B. Wilkerson told CNN: “Let me be very clear that Iran is probably the most democratic country in the Persian Gulf right now. My Republican colleagues will not be happy, but this is the most democratic country.”
Wilkerson has been a NIAC success story.
Iran is a theocracy, there is no doubt about that. It is worth noting that Wilkerson is fully against U.S. President Donald Trump & his policies in the Middle East.
Lawrence B. Wilkerson displays his unique way of criticizing President Trump administration’s decision to take out Qassem Soleimani, the world’s number one terrorist. He literally praises dead IRGC commander Soleimani and parrots Iran’s talking points of the U.S. seeking a new war.
Of course, Wilkerson won’t ever mention the fact that Soleimani’s forces killed at least 600 U.S. soldiers, alongside murdering, maiming, raping & displacing millions of civilians across the Middle East region.
Wilkerson lobbied for Obama’s 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, describing it as a “diplomatic success—one that could protect U.S. security…”
Iran used the money from Obama’s deal to fuel terrorism. Even John Kerry acknowledges it.
It is also worth noting that Wilkerson is criticized for being an anti-Semite, another characteristic that makes him quite close to the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran.
Why is all this important?
Wilkerson has close ties with NIAC. NIAC is a lobby group in the U.S. pushing Iran’s talking points.
Iranian American academic and political analyst, Hooshang Amirahmadi previously mentioned Zarif crated NIAC. He (Zarif) supported them (NIAC) politically and non-politically! “Trita Parsi was working for the Congressman Bob Ney”, then a couple of years later he (Bob Ney) was involved in a financial scandal – a huge corruption- which was related to this group (NIAC). Then he was jailed, lost his job, and finally retired.
And as mentioned earlier, Wilkerson also has close ties with Trita Parsi, the official founder of NIAC in the U.S.
Listen to how Trita Parsi parrots Zarif’s talking points. Parsi has a history of exchanging emails with Zarif. Here are just four examples.
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