Outspoken war enthusiast and British MP David Amess, a member of the ruling Conservative Party, today issued a statement angrily condemning news reports of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK) hiring political and military leadership to issue statements on their behalf.
The reports have been floating around awhile but have come to a particular head in the past couple of days, as major new reports emerged of the scope of the MeK’s massive campaign of hiring speakers aimed at getting them removed from the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations.
Amess insisted that the reports amount to “shooting the messenger,” while trading in what have been the MeK’s favorite talking points, claiming that it stands alone as the “real” opposition and accusing Iran’s current political opposition of “appeasement.”
The MP jumped a step further insisting that anyone who believes the MeK should remain on the terror list was part of a “policy of appeasement” toward the Iranian government, while predicting that the world would be united in an “ultimate confrontation” against Iran (read: war) presumably to install his favorite opposition group in their place, even if they are a Marxist-Islamist cult with decades of terrorist history.
Iran’s existing political opposition is opposed to removing the MeK from the terror list, both because of their violent past and because they fear it will make it easier for the regime to paint all opposition as radicals of their ilk.