Four local businesswomen are connected to a public relations firm that does advocacy work for Saudi Arabia, according to media reports, that include a local elected official, Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod, D-Las Vegas.
Almost two months ago, the local media report made fuzz that lasted only two days after Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod resigned from her position with Organized Karma, the consulting firm that is registered with U.S. Department of Justice as agents for Saudi Arabia.
Organized Karma is a private independent business in a free country that allows everyone to be connected with whomever they choose to do business with; Organized Karma as a local consulting firm also represents many political candidates, mainly Democrats in local elections, perhaps including Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod, D-Las Vegas.
During the two-day furor of the local media and political expert writers in the only daily newspaper, they were satisfied with Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod, D-Las Vegas resigning from her Organized Karma ties; but no one, except the weekly Las Vegas Tribune, mentioned the fact that Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod, D-Las Vegas, should resign from her elected position in the Nevada Legislature.
The mainstream media reported “They quietly labor as registered foreign agents on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Their mission: Encourage U.S. veterans and policymakers to oppose a law Congress passed that would allow terror victims’ families to sue nations linked to terrorism” and perhaps this time their job was well merited, but what guarantee do we have that the next time, as registered foreign agents, that their mission will not be more compromised regarding the safety and dignity of our nation?
“Four Nevada-based registered foreign agents for Saudi Arabia either work for, or are closely tied to, Organized Karma, a Las Vegas consulting firm. Aida Blankenship, Ronni Council and Charity Stevens are registered with the U.S. Department of Justice as agents for Saudi Arabia and work as subcontractors for Qorvis MSLGroup, a public relations firm that does advocacy work for Saudi Arabia,” records show and was reported by the mainstream media.
If a local firm wants to do business with Saudi Arabia or any other terrorist country, it is up to them; they are a private enterprise and they are all blessed by living in an almost free country. If the local candidates they represent want to do business with a company that has ties to a terrorist country that is not an ally of the United States of America, it is a different story altogether, and the Nevada constituents should be made aware of such degraded behavior.
If it is bad to do business with a campaign manager that is involved in the drug business, like Dave Thomas, there is not much difference doing business with a company that advocates for or represents terrorist countries that are enemies of our United States.
“For us, dealing with organizations that are openly against our country, groups that are connected with any type of terrorist or anti-American activity, are off limits and are considered a disgrace to any one of the small groups that represent this newspaper or our radio station,” we wrote in our March 24, 2017 editorial.
According to media accounts, Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod already resigned from her job with a local Democrat political consultant group, but we believe she should give her constituents and the whole state of Nevada the same respect and resign from her Assembly position, elected or not. We believe that we, as Americans, cannot afford to be weak or undecided; we need to be sure of who we are and what we stand for; either we’re for or we’re against the United States of America, but we cannot afford to be sitting on the fence or not knowing where we stand.
The difference between us and the daily newspaper is that we are for real and we do not waste our print page, while the daily newspaper wasted twenty-two inches writing about former County Commission Dario Herrera with a forty-point headline and reminded their few readers about Herrera and former Judge Steve Jones, who already have paid for their alleged crimes — while we use our editorial space to remind our readers about Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod, D-Las Vegas, and all the political candidates that use a consulting firm like Organized Karma that does business with and represents terrorist countries that are enemies of the United States of America.