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When anyone enters the gleaming stone skyscraper on New York's Fifth Avenue, they have no idea they have walked into the middle of an international mystery.
Originally posted by midnightbrigade
Cant watch the video at work...
Give me the cliff notes...whats going on in there?
When anyone enters the gleaming stone skyscraper on New York's Fifth Avenue, they have no idea they have walked into the middle of an international mystery. Just blocks from Rockefeller Center, 650 Fifth Avenue is at the center of a federal probe, involving the FBI, two firms linked to Iran 's national bank and a wealthy U.S. foundation that supports Islamic charitable causes.
In December, the Department of Justice charged the building's co-owners, the Assa Corporation and Assa Limited, of being front companies for Iran 's national bank, Bank Melli. The bank had been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for allegedly helping fund Iran 's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The other owner of the building is the Alavi Foundation, which was founded by the Shah of Iran and has been operating as a New York state charity for 35 years. It claims assets of more than $121million a year.
A look at its donation list from tax records shows some of America 's most prominent institutions have benefited from Alavi's largess, from Harvard and Columbia universities, to former President Clinton's work. Tax records show the William J. Clinton Foundation was given $30,000 in 2006.
Originally posted by Gyrochiral
Could it really be that Iran is not infiltrating this country, but was invited to do so??
Much monies have been exchanged to maintain our dependence on OIL.
Much monies have been made on this dependence..at what price???
I feel that GHBush sold us out years ago.
Why not have this building in the middle???? There is one in Houston also.
The Chevron Company.