The MeK badly needs to justify for its miserable members the contradiction between what it claims as lack of any support for the "anti-human regime" and the extensive support of the people for the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Seyed Hojjat Seyed-Ismaeili
Former member of MeK leadership council
No matter what your stance is on the Islamic Republic, you have to admit that the high turnout in Iran Parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections has been a big chapter in Iran's political developments. The how and why of that can be thoroughly debated and does not fit in the scope of this piece.
The thing that I'd like to deal with here is that why the subversive groups including MeK turn a blind eye to the truth?
The MeK and its leader and self-described president still fail to analyze such an event. Therefore, they had no other way but to go out of their way to egregiously distort the truth.
The Saudi state news channel Al-Ekhbariya tried to show the free and peaceful elections in Iran as carried out under a security conditions. The news channel claimed that Iran's government fearing the people's revolt have surrounded the polling stations. Referring to some news regarding the ensuring security of elections, Al-Ekhbariya stated: over 20 IRGC and security forces and 26 helicopters and 8 airplanes have been employed to provide security of some regions. Interestingly enough, all of them matches with and reminds one as the MeK's propaganda.
After that the US forces based in Iraq and some regional and European countries have been taken for a ride by the MeK, now is the Saudi Arabia's turn to be deceived by this group.
Of course if the owners of the Saudi state television were a bit more realistic, they would take a look at the reports of other news stations whose correspondents where based in Tehran and other cities across Iran and reported live from the polling places. Then they would definitely amend their false claims. Reuters, AFP, New York Time and Associated Press were among those news outlets who acknowledged the big turnout in Iran's Friday elections in their news coverage. The Lebanese al-Mayadeen television channel stated: People are still casting their votes, although the voting goes into extra time.
The ineffective propaganda system of the MeK is so interesting. They have been desperately claiming that "polling stations in the capital Tehran are empty". Unlike previous years, the MeK did not boycott elections and its leader kept schtum on the issue.
"Regardless of the outcome of the sham elections for the regime's parliament and the Assembly of Experts, which have no legitimacy whatsoever in the eyes of the Iranian people, ultimately, the regime will be weakened in its entirety, its internal crises will intensify, and the resentment and anger of the population toward the mullahs' corrupt and criminal factions will deepen even further," said Maryam Rajavi in a statement published two days before the elections.
But she didn't dare to say a word as regards boycotting the election. Why?
A handful of MeK statements during the past days show that no body went to the polling stations and according to the group's statement on February 26, "nobody showed up for vote."
Here the question arises why the MeK leaders did not send out a statement boycotting the elections if the expected such a thing?
The truth is that the leaders of the MeK know well that their words and deeds have no effect on the people of Iran. The Iranian nation has a plenty of good reasons to hate the group.
However, the MeK badly needs to justify for its miserable members the contradiction between what it claims as regards the "anti-human regime" and the extensive support of the people for the very Islamic Republic of Iran.