May 13, 2009, - 10:56 am

Told Ya So: Roxana Saberi Worked for Iranian Ayatollahs

By Debbie Schlussel
While I told you that Iranian-American reporter Roxana Saberi was an apologist for Iran, blind conservative websites and the mainstream liberal media whined over her imprisonment, in a way they never whine over Christians and Jews who are held captive in Iran.
Well, now that Ms. Saberi has been released from Iranian prison, we’re learning even more about her. And that includes her stints as a translator for the ruling extremist Iranian clerics. Yup, sounds moderate to me. And very ethical for a journalist. You know, in between Iran apologist stints for National Public Radio (a/k/a National Palestinian Radio) and the Al-BBC, serve as a translator for extremists who run Iran. Hmmm . . . when does Charles Gibson start his gig as Bin Laden’s translator? You know, cover him in your “reporting” one day, serve as his translator the next day, then “report” about him again, the next day. No conflict of interest there at all, right?

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Roxana Saberi: Proud Former Employee of the Ayatollahs

Saberi was charged with being a spy because she copied a classified document, when serving as the translator, and took it home. Interesting that we never heard about this or her “noble” job working for the Ayatollahs in the pleas for her release by all the liberal media plus Michelle Malkin.

One of her lawyers, Saleh Nikbakht, says her original conviction came in part because she had copied and kept a “confidential bulletin” issued by a research center connected to the president’s office.
He says she did so while working as a freelance translator two years ago for the Expediency Council, a powerful clerical body in Iran’s government.

The document was about U.S. involvement in Iraq and Iran’s plans in response. Hmmm . . . who warned you that Iraq is now an Iranian satellite state, or at least getting there very fast, now that it’s completely controlled by Shi’ites?
Oh, and yes, she apparently took “four or five trips” to Israel, which is against Iran’s rules. I’m sure the Saberi propagandists will be telling me that this Iran apologist is now a great lover of Israel and Zionist of some sort. I’m sure some will say that she was working as a spy for the Israelis. Sorry, not buying it. We don’t know a thing about her trips to Israel or what she was doing there. We don’t know with whom she met there. It was probably to do anti-Israel reporting, which would jibe with her consistent support of Ahmadinejad and his predecessors and the Ayatollahs that basically rule the country. It’s possible she was, indeed, a spy. But you simply can’t serve as an American-born translator for the Grand Ayatollahs and travel to Israel four or five times without their knowledge, approval, and tacit involvement (to no good end, from our perspective).
If she were any of these things, the Iranians–a spy for Israel or America–the Iranians would never have released her. And CAIR–partially an arm of Iran in America–wouldn’t be cheering her release. CAIR only cheers the release of pan-Islamist reporters. Remember how they helped get Pan-Arabist Jill Carroll released from captors in Iraq (but didn’t do so for any American contractors)?
Roxana Saberi, a heroine and martyr for human rights? Not even close. Ayatol-yah so.

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9 Responses

…lil’RoxSa is a proud grad of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Communism, so none of this should be a surprise….

Nick Fury on May 13, 2009 at 11:46 am

Its not a surprise that some reporters are shills for dictators and despots. What’s a surprise is some people are surprised that they are. Walter Duranty and Herbert Matthews come to mind and Roxana Saberi would be right at home with them. Too bad our “free press” can’t see her for who she really is – a propagandist for the Ayatollahs.
Ayatollahsayso, indeed.

NormanF on May 13, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Now I feel silly for feeling sorry for her. I still don’t lke the fact that Iran could get one of ours, propagandist or not

mindy1 on May 13, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Yep, some of the local radio stations in Chicago had Northwestern folks in for interviews. Rally this…hunger strike that…made me want to puke.

cirrus1701 on May 13, 2009 at 3:57 pm

She will blame da Jooozzz for her ordeal.
Watch this space!

sheik yer'mami on May 13, 2009 at 4:01 pm

I thought the hunger strike was a nice touch for this pos. I wondered what she was doing over there Anyway. I don’t generally care much for journalists over there. I care about the warriors killing bad guys.

samurai on May 13, 2009 at 10:30 pm

It will be very interesting where she goes from here. Anyone taking odds on her coming to D.C. and working for the 0bama administration? She has much street cred now with the liberals but I think her a spy for Iran.

FeFe on May 14, 2009 at 3:47 am

Hi
Well she is playing a good game.

tom hate islam on May 14, 2009 at 10:35 am

How can anyone trust anyone that wears a headscarf, a burqa or an abaya?
Their deceptive, manipulating little trolls, all of them.

al Kidya on May 14, 2009 at 1:44 pm

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