It's not the first time Iranian give has been met with nothing but American take. After the failed talks in 2009 and 2010, wherein Obama ended up rejecting the very deal he demanded the Iranians accept, as Harvard professor Stephen Walt has written, the Iranian leadership "has good grounds for viewing Obama as inherently untrustworthy." Pillar has concurred, arguing that Iran has "ample reason" to believe, "ultimately the main Western interest is in regime change."

In using the testimony of the most violent opponents of the Iranian government to accuse the most senior Iranian officials of having decided on the AMIA terrorist bombing, Nisman sought to deny the obvious political aim of all MEK information output of building support in the United States and Europe for the overthrow of the Iranian government.

The most recent account on MKO-Israeli connections was published by Gareth Porter at IPS. He reported that "Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman based his 2006 warrant for the arrest of top Iranian officials in the bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires in 1994 on the claims of representatives of the armed Iranian opposition Mujahedin E Khalq."

Around the world Washington officials cheerfully talk about the importance of democracy while ostentatiously backing autocracy. Today the hypocrisy is most flagrant in Central Asia and the Middle East. Indeed, the administration praised the "Arab Spring" while supporting repression in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and now Egypt.

"I'm concerned the rules for city credit card use were bent, and maybe broken, for Mayor Filner's unnecessary junket to France," Councilman Kevin Faulconer told U-T Watchdog. "Last year, the Audit Committee recommended strengthening credit card oversight to avoid the misuse of taxpayer dollars. We need to know the full story about how this trip was funded."

It is becoming blatantly obvious that Rajavi cannot prevent the attrition of his members. His best scenario was that they would die in an assault on Iran, but this didn't happen. One of the things people believe is that he wants them back in Camp Ashraf because it is nearer to Iran and he can devise a way to get them killed in some violence.

In a true democracy, people may like and support a party or a particular person but they do not consider the person or party as infallible and saint. They may reproach the elected ones for their words or actions. If they criticize the elected administration they are not necessarily considered an agent of the opposing party or a member of a dissident group. Responsible citizens do have the duty to question their politic men, their leaders.

Regarding claims of a violation of America's territorial sovereignty, the Iran's white paper argues that a lethal operation anywhere in the world against senior operational leaders of MEK or of an associated force actively engaged in planning further operations to kill Iranians is morally justifiable and consistent with the international legal principles of sovereignty and neutrality....

There was of course no statement asking for the inhabitants to be taken out of Iraq for their safety. While finding the Iranian government responsible for the act, Maryam Rajavi urged that the members be moved from Baghdad to a place even nearer to the Iranian border and rejected any demands made for leaving Iraq, even those made by her American supporters.

Chávez survived a military coup backed by Washington and oil strikes that crippled the economy but once he got control of the oil industry, his government reduced poverty by half and extreme poverty by 70 percent. Millions of people also got access to health care for the first time, and access to education also increased sharply, with college enrollment doubling and free tuition for many. Eligibility for public pensions tripled. He kept his campaign promise to share the country's oil wealth with Venezuela's majority, and that will be part of his legacy.

The only way for the U.S. government and its military to fight terrorism and drug trafficking would be for it to war against itself. The United States is now the leader by far in advancing and prosecuting terrorism, and is most likely the largest single drug trafficking organization on the planet. There is big money and power in drugs, and government first and foremost seeks money and power.

 

The women who spoke out all now live in Europe. Other former MEK women members living in Iran and currently in Iraq are also said to be willing to give their testimony. The women described how they were deceived into undergoing spurious hysterectomies in order to fulfill Rajavi’s demand that they ‘divorce from their sexuality’. 

 

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