Welday, candidate for MI’s 9th Congressional district recently lost all my respect when he came out with the most pathetic smear campaign and ads against his opponent Rocky Raczkowski, http://www.rockyworksforus.com/. Rocky is a recent veteran, serving 3 tours oversees against the war on terror, he’s a businessman and served 3 terms in the MI state house.
After seeing the repulsive ads I decided to come out and let the world know what I have found out about Welday. Here it goes:
After hours of research I have come to the conclusion that Paul Welday is sympathetic to the MEK. While he thinks they should be removed from the US terror list, I believe fundamentally they are radical islamists. In a letter to the Detroit Free Press, Welday explains his reason for this: http://irandemocratic.org/FeaturedArticles/070905DetroitFreePress.html
As a board member of the IPC (Iran Policy Committee) he further shows his interest and support of the Middle East and MEK. Here is an article that supports this and that he’s a board member of the IPC. http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices-government/11761697-1.html
In this article he is further pushing his agenda, along with Gen Vallely who previously endorsed Welday. They are of like minds, making the endorsement easy and not meaningful. http://www.analyst-network.com/article.php?art_id=1366
While he was chief of staff for Joe Knollenberg in 1998, Knollenberg received contributions from the Food for Oil organization : http://www.usefulwork.com/shark/archives/001865.html
It was reported that in Oct 2004 Welday spoke to a Cair group. While the author of this article is credible and his source not always so, I have to rely on the author for having verified the report. http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2004/01/cair-accepted-as-mainstream
It is now said, that Cair is endorsing the building of a new Mosque at the 9/11 site. I would like to know if Welday is ok with that, too. http://marionalwaysrunin.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!4C50CAC721A0BA86!4477.entry
The founder of IPC is Raymond Tanter and his CV includes the CFR (akin to the Bilderbergs and other globalist groups) and the Woodrow Wilson Institute. http://www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/Tanter_Raymond With connections like that, it makes me wonder where Welday might fit in there.
The IPC work looks all fine and dandy on the surface, but, what they are trying to do is the same thing our government did back with the Ayatollah Komeni and look how well that worked out. America should not be trying to work with the “lesser of two evil” factions in foreign countries to manuever things the way we want them..
During his lobbying years for Knollenberg, the following occurred:
“U.S. State Dept To Splurge on Persian Media: Iran-Syria Operations Group
On February 15, 2006, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asked Congress “to provide $75 million in emergency funding to step up pressure on the Iranian government.” If granted, the request would increase to $85 million the 2006 budget “to promote political change inside Iran,” up from $3.5 million last year. $50 million would be used to “significantly increase Farsi broadcasts into Iran, mainly satellite television broadcasting by the federal government and broadcasts of the U.S.-funded Radio Farda.” Another $5 million “will be aimed at reaching the Iranian public through the Internet and building independent Farsi television and radio stations.” $15 million “would go to Iranian labor groups, human rights activists and other groups, generally via … groups such as the National Endowment for Democracy,” Ewen MacAskill and Julian Borger reported February 16, 2006, in The Guardian (UK).” I’ve seen Condoleezza’s name linked thru some of the other Iranian-American groups also so will have to go back and check again. The circle keeps getting bigger and smaller at the same time. Here’s where I found this http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Iran
Just today I received a copy of a IRS form 990 which shows Welday as a Director for the IPC along with General Vallely and others you know of. The form shows no earnings to Welday, but indicates that he has workd for IPC 10 hours a week. This IRS form is from the year 2008.
I’m hoping that you agree with me that this is not what we are looking for in DC right now.