what is heard from diplomatic sources is that some US statesmen have posed 3 conditions that MEK should accept without question (in order to be accepted in the view of the West); and it was exactly to apply these 3 conditions that the US bombed MEK bases to convince them that they can only use western aids when they distance from their past, accept these 3 conditions, and change the form of organization to a political organization from a military one
May 2003 marks the time when Mojahedin-e Khalq was disarmed by US military- whose generals were assassinated in 70s by this very movement. During a historical revenge, it was forced to accept quietly what was dictated to.
But MKO, to hide its shame, announced it proudly as “ceasefire” with the US forces. As they claim that they had no fight with Americans, this question remains that if it was so, why was there a “ceasefire”? It was after this historical chapter that Mojahedin stopped mincing matters and rolled explicitly toward “Imperialism”.
Of course, there’s no doubt that MEK’s ceasefire (!!) with those who dream of Iran’s resources started practically several years ago.
Regarding the MEK, disarmament of this religious sect was an important turn in its history. MEK wants to forget it on purpose since lacking weapons at the core of MEK’s adventurous movements will lead eventually to negating it in theory; and very soon the slogan of “toppling regime by National Liberation Army” will be replaced by the slogan of “Referendum” (last year) and “Third Option” (this year).
Bombing MEK bases in Iraq by the US Army in May 2003 led to the killing of 39 members according to the organization itself. Some scenes of bombings were shown on MEK’s TV channel but the names of the victims were never released since the organization didn’t and doesn’t want to create questions in the mind of its supporters; questions like: “how’s it possible to respect a force which has bombed MEK’s bases”, “how’s it possible to held ceremony for them in Women Section of the camp”, or “how’s it possible to call them (sarcastically) the guests of Mojahedin!!”.
There are several points in funny (and sometimes gloomy) moves of Mojahedin, but what is heard from diplomatic sources is that some US statesmen have posed 3 conditions that MEK should accept without question (in order to be accepted in the view of the West); and it was exactly to apply these 3 conditions that the US bombed MEK bases to convince them that they can only use western aids when they distance from their past, accept these 3 conditions, and change the form of organization to a political organization from a military one. This line has been followed by the organization during past 2 years, although very quietly;
Three conditions are as follows:
1. Putting the blame for all past wrongdoings on the shoulders of Massoud Rajavi and transferring the leadership from him to his wife, Maryam Rajavi.
2. Negating the armed struggle in practice and using peaceful methods to create change in Iran.
3. Cooperating with “Democrat!” forces, who seek the return of democracy to Iran.
From the above conditions, MEK has accepted nearly all three. During past 2 years Maryam Rajavi has been introduced as number one in all political and diplomatic activities of the organization and there has been no word on Massoud Rajavi, life-long historical leader of Mojahedin.
In the case of the second condition, “Referendum” and “Third Option” need no explanation. By these slogans, MEK negates armed struggle although never expresses it in words.
And about the third condition, although the organization has not experienced any problems and believes that “the end justifies means”, but monarchists refused Rajavi and his “Unification Front”; so that Mojahedin no longer talk about it. Liberation-seeking forces were very vigilant that they were not deceived by MEK’s dirty tricks. And this is how the MEK is running along the way of “toppling tournament” to be used by political parties in other states.
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