Have you noticed all the connections to Iran? We’ve scratched our heads, but we’re still not sure what this means. So many mysteries, so little time.
Her son-in-law, Sushil Tyagi, husband of her daughter Amelia, remains a largely mysterious figure. Tyagi has been involved in a series of curious—even troubling—business ventures around the world, including his production company Tricolor Films, which produced a film directed by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, titled The Song of Sparrows. The film’s chief investors were “funded and controlled by the Islamist Iranian government.”
During his father’s 21 year military career he did three tours in Iran where Strzok attended elementary school at the American School in Tehran prior to the Iranian Revolution. In June and July 2017, Strzok worked on Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into any links or coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government. Mueller removed Strzok from the Russia investigation when Mueller became aware of criticisms of Trump contained in personal text messages exchanged between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
Lisa Page inherits an Iranian heritage from her mother, Tamara Najarian. Iranian-born immigrant Najarian married Stephen Butler Page and applied for naturalization in the late ‘70s. Page and FBI agent Peter Strzok were involved in the FBI’s investigation into Sec. Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information in 2016. After their affair and text exchanges were revealed, the two were dismissed from Robert Mueller’s investigation team. Reacting to Trump’s killing of the Iranian general, Page portrayed Iran in a disturbingly positive light, describing it as a “smart and strategic” country with a “5,000 year old culture.” She also claimed Iran “isn’t an irrational actor.”
Most do not know that John Kerry’s daughter Vanessa, who ran his failed presidential campaign in 2004, is married to an Iranian who still has the majority of his family living in Iran. Yes, Kerry’s son in law is an American citizen who trained at Massachusetts General Hospital as a neurosurgeon. Dr. Vanessa Kerry and Dr. Brian Behrooz Nahed married in 2009.
The life threatening Deal that Secretary of State John Kerry signed with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Zarif seems to be an all in the family affair. There is a report that Mohammad Zarif’s son was best man at Dr. Vanessa Kerry’s wedding to Dr. Brian Nahed.
In the face of international condemnation of Iran’s destructive pursuit of nuclear weapons and its repeated calls for Israel’s destruction, filmmaker Alexandre Trudeau, son of the late Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau and senior advisor to his brother Justin’s campaign team for leadership of the Liberal party, reports that Iran’s atomic ambitions are for “defensive” purposes only, serving as an effective “deterrent” against Israeli “aggression” and belligerence. Also listed in Alexandre Trudeau’s documentary “The New Great Game” as “producers in association,” but not acknowledged by the CBC, was Iran’s state-funded propaganda arm Press-TV, along with the reviled anti-Israel broadcaster Al-Jazeera Arabic.
Senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett had been leading talks with Iran in secret for a year before the formal negotiations in Geneva this month. She was born there to American expatriates in the aftermath of the CIA-assisted coup that deposed Mohammad Mossadegh. The Iranian regime remains obsessed with the Mossadegh coup as proof of America’s innate evil–and for decades, some Americans have felt a sense of post-colonial guilt about it. That feeling may be particularly acute for an American born in the shadow of that event.