March 19, 2012

Terrorists Who See Eye To Eye on Iran: Mossad And The MEK

The MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq), an Iranian communist terrorist group that has killed both Iranian and American officials, is buying American politicians with Israeli money to remove itself from America's terrorist list. This is possible because America's terrorist list is a political construction, and not based on facts and reality. Any group with enough money like the MEK can transform itself from a terror group into a respectable political organization overnight.

Retired CIA officer Philip Giraldi gave a concise history of the MEK in his article, "The MEK’s Useful Idiots," writing:
"Which brings me to the subject of the Mujahedin-e Khalq, better known as MEK. The MEK has been on the State Department roster of foreign terrorist organizations since the list was established in 1997. Its inclusion derives from its having killed six Americans in the 1970s and from its record of violence both inside and outside Iran since that time. The group was driven out of Iran, denied refuge in France, and eventually armed and given a military base by Saddam Hussein. Saddam used the group to carry out terrorist acts inside Iran. The MEK is widely regarded as a cult and is headed by spouses Massoud and Maryam Rajavi. Its members are required to be celibate, and there are reports that they are subjected to extensive brainwashing, physical torture, severe beatings even unto death, and prolonged solitary confinement if they question the leadership. One scholar who has studied them describes their beliefs as a “weird combination of Marxism and Islamic fundamentalism.” Like many other terrorist groups, the MEK has a political wing that operates openly, the National Council of Resistance, which is based in Paris, and another front organization called Executive Action, which operates in Washington.

The U.S. military and the CIA have in the past recruited MEK agents to enter Iran and report on nuclear facilities. Other MEK agents, recruited and trained by Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, have recently killed a number of Iranian nuclear scientists and officials. The group appears to have ample financial resources, and it is generally believed that at least some of the money comes from Mossad. The MEK is able to place full-page ads in major U.S. newspapers and is also known to pay hefty speaker’s fees to major political figures who are willing to speak publicly on its behalf. The group claims to want regime-change in Iran to restore democracy to the country, an odd assertion as it itself has no internal democracy."
The MEK courts the lowest of Washington's scum who formerly held senior positions in the United States government, from former CIA directors to four-star generals. I guess they're willing to let bygones be bygones and shake with hands with the people who murdered their compatriots in the 1970s. Philip Giraldi writes:
"The well-connected friends of the MEK include well-known neocons like John Bolton and James Woolsey. And there is also the paid supporting cast including former head of the Democratic Party Howard Dean; former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani; ex-CIA director Michael Hayden; former generals Anthony Zinni, Peter Pace, and Hugh Shelton; former congressman Lee Hamilton; ex–attorney general Michael Mukasey; former Homeland Security director Tom Ridge; former national security adviser Jim Jones; ex-senator Robert Torricelli; former FBI director Louis Freeh; and former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson. Current representatives Dana Rohrabacher and Brad Sherman also openly support the MEK and joined 96 other congressmen in calling for the lifting of the terrorism label."
To learn more about the MEK, listen to Scott Horton's interview with Reza Marashi, a former State Department official and a research director at the National Iranian American Council.

Also, watch both documentaries on the MEK below:

Cult of the Chameleon - Al Jazeera 10/17/2007

[Documentary] Espionage - The Struggle For Survival