Many leading American officials want the U.S. to support MEK because they are an enemy of Iran. According to a new New Yorker article by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, the Bush administration gave MEK money, guns, and even training at a Nevada base starting in 2005.
The U.S. list of Terrorist organizations has little or nothing to do with who are and are not actually Terrorists; it is, instead, simply an instrument used to reward those who comply with U.S. dictates (you're no longer a Terrorist) and to punish those who refuse (you are hereby deemed Terrorists).
Raisool Nafisi, a Washington political consultant, said, When the head of the Iraqi Secret Police was interrogated, he confessed that Saddam Hussein was giving the MEK $30 million a month, more than $350 million in total.
In Washington D.C. the MEK cosy up to the neoconservatives, Israeli lobby and regime change pundits to press for military strikes and war against Iran. Conversely, in Europe and the Persian Gulf States the MEK instead claim that the sanctions are working and that they should be given a chance to work further.
If you're a terrorist on behalf of Israel, as MEK is, then you're kosher as far as Dershowitz is concerned. And your money is golden. If you're a terrorist on behalf of Iran, as Hezbollah and Hamas allegedly are, then you're the font of evil. I have no brief for either of these groups, nor do I for MEK.
Pro-MEK advocates in the U.S. and Europe worked diligently for years to blur the differences between the welfare of the civilians at Camp Ashraf and the issue of the MEK's listing as a foreign terrorist organization.
The PMOI's focus on public relations campaigns marked by frequent statements to the media and cultivating well-known western politicians to speak on its behalf differs dramatically from its past activities.
Clinton's remarks are seen as a clear indication that the US is close to removing the terrorist group from its blacklist. The US State Department has also been ordered by a federal court to re-evaluate the designation of the MKO.
As the name of the new location denotes, Temporary Transit Location TTL, it is a temporary facility to facilitate the process of residents' departure to third countries. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR has announced that it will immediately start the process of verification and refugee status determinations....
2010, the NY Times revealed that a secret directive signed by General David Petraeus "appears to authorize specific operations in Iran, most likely to gather intelligence about the country's nuclear program or identify dissident groups that might be useful for a future military offensive."
For them, MEK's history of anti-American violence is forgivable. The important thing is that the group is hostile to the regime in Iran. According to NBC News, MEK fighters are assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists and are being "financed, trained and armed by Israel's secret service."
Watch Zionist Alan Dershowitz advocating the immediate delisting of an active terror organization. In the video, Zionist Dershowitz urges the U.S. government to protect the 3,400 MEK members and their families at Camp Ashraf.
As the CSM noted, Besides the string of well-attended events at prestigious American hotels and locations, and in Paris, Brussels, and Berlin, the campaign has included full-page advertisements in The New York Times and Washington Post - which can cost $175,000 apiece.
Members who want to separate from the cult will be facing harsh and cruel punishments such as forcible participation in brainwashing sessions which in these sessions they will be beaten up and in continuation they will be facing imprisonment accompanied by inhuman tortures and in some cases even the dissidents got executed and disappeared.
The stipulation of the Government of Iraq remains that these processes take place outside Camp New Iraq, in the new location which is being provisioned to enable the residents voluntarily to move there and to stay on a temporary basis in safe and decent conditions.
The horrifying self immolations of some members of this cult in some European countries specifically in France in 2003 had a special and specified massage for all European countries that this cult and its leadership utilizes all kind of inhumane solutions for reaching to its cultic objectives.
We know that the liberty camp had been constructed by Americans by specific standards to serve the US soldiers and in this regard I would like to mention that Mrs. Maryam Ghajar Azdanlo is not the representative of anyone in Ashraf to speak on behalf of them.
US policy makers, working directly for Wall Street and London corporate-financier interests, clearly have no qualms over using or supporting terrorism, with perception management being their only concern.
The newly declassified State Department cables paint a much darker picture of the group, starting with the victimization of its own members if they strayed from the party line or tried to leave the organization.