MEK claims it has foresworn terrorism, but a 2004 FBI report states that a "Los Angeles investigation has determined that the MEK is currently actively involved in planning and executing acts of terrorism." US. diplomatic and intelligence officials maintain the MEK "trained females at Camp Ashraf in Iraq to perform suicide attacks in Karbala."
Tehran's contention that the United States is carrying out terror attacks inside Iran in an effort to destabilize the Ahmadinejad regime in preparation for a military assault was largely ignored by the establishment media, but it's an admitted fact that the CIA uses terrorist proxies to do precisely that.
This scares the MKO so much that their headquarters in Paris has launched a propaganda campaign to help purify their image in hope of gaining Western support. The MKO asked Lord Corbet, a longtime paid supporter of the group, to write articles and beef up misinformation about the alleged "inhuman siege [of Camp Ashraf] by Iran's Qods Forces and Iraqi government."
Up until yesterday the MEK's websites and media were forcefully promoting the views of several Iraqi politicians who are among those arrested.... Saleh Mutlaq was linked with financial support for the MEK prior to the last election. He was based in Brussels working closely with the MEK lobby against the de-Baathification process.
The United States and Israel are clearly doing in conjunction with groups like the Iran Policy Committee; to work with the Mujahedin-e Khalq in Iran to facilitate the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists and to be involved in other black intelligence operations within Iran...
Raising the UNHCR flag over the camp over which the Iraqis themselves have no jurisdiction would of course be extremely provocative, a challenge to the rule of law and cause conflict between external agencies and the Iraqi security forces.
If members of the MKO are granted refugee status, which country would accept them? "The challenge for us is to find countries to receive them," Cochetel told IPS. "The likelihood that they can remain in Iraq is very limited."
She claims that "Camp Ashraf and its residents" are "the center of gravity for the aspiration of the Iranian people" (!!!) while, the majority of members imprisoned in Ashraf are thinking of a plan to escape ....
It is also worth mentioning that during last week and after the announcement of the statement by the UNHCR, many critics of the Mujahedeen warned that the MeK will resort to every possible means to throw a spanner in the works of the UNHCR.
"The challenge for us is to find countries to receive them," Cochetel said. "The likelihood that they can remain in Iraq is very limited."
Extremism is harmful, and the MKO are extremists who rely on Iran-haters to support their cause. Hate and anger are merely traits that encourage predatory type recruitment by the MKO...
"There is ample classified information that shows the group remains a terrorist organization. De-listing them would signal that the US does not have a consistent policy towards terrorism,"
We are deeply concerned that in a situation where the dismantlement of the camp has begun, the leader of the group would force the low level members and the ordinary people trapped inside to fight the security and law enforcement agencies of Iraq.
The information received shows that Rajavi has instructed his cult's commanders to prevent any escape attempt no matter what the cost and they must stop them even if they have to shoot them.
Iran's delegation to Paris included seven people to the list of IVTC speakers, all with sad stories to tell. "My brother was 28 and he was killed by the MKO just because he wore a beard, was a Muslim and worked as a French teacher," said Mahmoud Navab, a journalist...
One simply does not learn from this story why the group seems so intransigent about its unwillingness to relocate, disband or accept an end to American protection. The MEK's point of view on this was an essential, but missing, element in a story that so thoroughly reported on the ambassador's perspective.
The MEK leaders know full well that contrary to their claim, to be or not to be in the list does not strategically make much difference in their destiny since they are already in a fatal deadlock and they have no way out of it.
The State Department summary of MEK's activities claims that the group "uses propaganda and terrorism to achieve its objectives" against the Iranian government, with a worldwide membership between 5,000 and 10,000 and a decades-long history of attempted coups, bombings and terrorist attacks.
Private jets to speaking engagements and fees that range from $25,000 to $100,000 have gone to a wide political spectrum of speakers.
A Pennsylvania speakers bureau is sending out invitations for a lucrative speaking opportunity on behalf of an officially designated terrorist organization, the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) of Iran, according to an email obtained by Salon.