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Posted by Jeff ( on December 20, 2001 at 22:18:11:

"Now imagine if the AANF were a democratic, pluralistic, progressive,
popularly elected Assyrian national organization representing over
200,000 Assyrians from all denominations and walks of life in America.
How would the AANF look like? Such an organization, with seventy years
in continuous existence (much longer than any of our national
organizations in our homeland) representing tens of thousands of working
Assyrians who collectively earn over a billion dollars annually, and
operating in a free country under favorable economic conditions, would
be quite a mighty organization indeed. It would have a multi-million
dollar operating budget, sprawling headquarters both in Chicago and
Detroit, offices in every city with a sizable Assyrian population, and
an army of full-time lobbyists in Washington. It would operate a dozen
Assyrian schools across America and one or perhaps two Assyrian
universities. Every year it would raise millions of dollars from the
Assyrian people in this country and would have investments, holdings,
and assets worth tens of millions of dollars both here and in our
-Ramin Daniels

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