One of the founding members of the State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations, the Iran-based cult the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK) is almost certain to be delisted in the next 60 days, in a move that is likely to dramatically increase tensions between the US and Iran.
The MeK was originally listed for its role in assassinating Americans in Shahist Iran, and has been petitioning for its removal. A number of politicians have been openly endorsing the organization, arguing that formal US backing for the organization would be a key step toward regime change in Iran.
Technically speaking, officials say, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn’t made an official decision on the matter, but has promised to do so in the next 60 days. At the same time, they concede that it would be “difficult politically” not to remove the MeK from the list.
The move would be a great relief to several officials, including former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, who violated federal law by taking funds from a still-listed terrorist organization in return for giving speeches on their behalf. The MeK has been paying off top officials for years to endorse their removal from the terror list, offering $20,000 for a 20 minute speech of support.
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So it's okay to conduct terrorist operations as long as they are targeted against "enemies" of the United States. That doesn't make you a terrorist.
$10K here and $10K there… Before long you're talking real money. And it always warms your heart to see our government crime bosses covering each others ass when they get caught with their pants down.
So what's considered state-sponsored terrorism these days? Or material support of terrorists?
It usually come back as a blow back
The enemy of my enemy is my friend…especially when they come bearing satchels full of dollar bills…
Where does the MEK get it's funding from? is it state-sponsored? If so, which state is laundering the money?
The MEK most probably get their money from dopy americans through a backdoor called Israel.
And of course, if MeK is okay now, that means it wasn't really a crime back then to take their bribe money.
Difficult politically to keep them on the list? Think again Hilary, if you require the rest of the world to afford your nation any credibility at all.
Few intelligent (and moral) people still afford the US any credibility. That horse left the barn decades ago.
Difficult Politically …reckon that means it affects her pursestrings as well.
One of the biggest MEK advocates and recipient of MEK largess is former Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania – a very, very old Clintonista.
MeK is a terrorist orgonization and always be one, US and EU trying to have it a hard way for the Iranian government – regime backing the Saudis and UAE rulle of engagment when it comes to political and the fact in state sponsord terrorisim, but this is 2012 democracy is a lie or falsified, trueth is a thing of the past, nation building replaced by regime change no matter what people of what country think or said that they want, the westren politics is totaly based on their interests which is the corporations interests, the word people or humans means nothing they are there to serve such system as once said by US zionisem itself Hennery Kissinger.
Greed — Full cycle
Our corporate rich give Saudi Arabia billions each year for its oil, such a dictatorship in turn gives millions to the MeK, such a group of terrorists, suicide bombers, Christian cult and all, they turn around and hand big chunks of the cash to our paid actor politicians. Trickle-down terrorism, the lubricant that gets things done in a one-world Empire.
The warmongers in the District of Criminals are crazy if they think delisting the MeK would further the cause of regime change in Iran. The MeK is probably more hated in Iran than the current ruling regime because of its cooperation with Iraq during the Iran/Iraq war.
If the MeK should be delisted as a terrorist organization, I do not see why those who cooperated with the Mek while it was listed as a terrorist organization should avoid prosecution for material support for a terrorist organization. The only relevant fact in such cases is that the defendant cooperated with the listed organization in some manner. That the organization in question should not have been placed on the list is not a valid defense. Several innocent Muslims are serving long prison terms for doing alot less that Rendel and Bolton have done with respect to Mek. Bolton, Rendel and others accused of cooperating with the Mek should be treated the same way as those Muslims currently prison time were treated. That is what the rule of law means.
I don't really think it's about 'regime change'. It's more about exacting revenge and scapegoating the entire Iranian people. The guilt or innocence of the scapegoat doesn't matter either. Vengeance (or violence) is a kind of addiction for these people and they want blood to be spilled. The 'sacrificial lamb' as it were, a very ancient and evil superstition.
Some of the wiser and most savvy analysts of the Middle East situation have suggested that it is Israel and the 5th column of neo-con Israel-Firsters inside the USA who want MeK delisted, so they can use them to perpetrate false flag attacks against Americans, both here in the USA and also our US troop installations over in the Middle East – leaving 'clues' and 'evidence', of course, that will point the finger of blame at Iran – and then, since the American public is probably the stupidest and most easily snookered population of gullible nitwits in world history – they'll be begging for the US to go to war against Iran to get 'revenge'.
Exactly according to the 'Game Theory Warfare' model – invented and used by Israel – as was so brilliantly exposed by author Jeff Gates in his book 'Guilt By Association'.
I can already hear the howls of laughter echoing out of Bibi Netanyahu's psychopathic mouth.
To 'cleanse' the terrorist stench from designated murderers, throw mountains of money at Amerikan politicians.
Sleep with terrorist dogs, wake up with MEK fleas.
And "antiwar.com" supports taking the MEK off the terrorist list:
Are there any real antiwar sites left?
the MEK is not a terrorist organization, but a weird quasi-religious cult…LOL no, it's a dangerous Iranian terrorist organization, (and a weird religious cult) but can be useful idiots because they are against the Iranian govt, instead of acting on behalf of it
There’s a good reason for the US wanting to remove MeK from the terrorist list: it wants to clear its own name as a terrorist. This is how it works:
It’s a well-known fact that the US has been using the group as an asset for some terrorist activities. On the fact that if you work with terrorists you are then a terrorist yourself, the US is obliged to sanitize MeK, and thus its own name. But isn’t it kinda too late.
Hamas and Hezbollah should never have been listed.They are NOT international but resisting Israel in their OWN lands. Ghassan Elashi is in US prison for 65 years for "support for terrorism" as he raised money for poor Palestinians via the Holy Land Fund, using the same intermediaries as the State Dept uses.
I wonder who in the US Congress and media will work for their delisting.
Wake up everybody here! MEK is a freedom-loving, democratic organization that had the guts to stand up to the fascist mullahs in Iran and not kiss their you know what under their religious garb just because you think they are anti-imperialist holymen who couldn't possibly do anybody but the bad guys any harm. If you had your mothers or sisters in Iran you'd think differently. Living in prosperous US and not being able to understand mullahs has its side-effects and you go brain dead like all the Liberatarian and so called anti-interventionist lot here. Listen up now, we don't need your intervention, neither by your armies, nor by your kissing the mullahs hands as Mr. Diss does here. Keep your stupid self-righteous, neo-colonial, pseduo-pro this and that to yourself and spare the Iranian people your ignorant comments. _We, the Iranian people, brought down the Shah, against all odds and against US support of him, to have democracy and a liberal secular society but got a bad deal when Khomeini played holyman with thugs as bodyguards (IRGC). The only lot that stood up to that non-violently mind you, was the MEK until the holyman knifed and shot his way through hundreds of peaceful protests and raped our sisters and mothers. Now, don't counsel us from your high moral ground. The MEK is committed to changing the future of Iran from a theocracy to a democracy if it means that they have to sacrifice all for it. Let history judge who was sincere in support of freedom and democracy and who in the international arena aided and abetted the mullahs and murderers of Iranian people.
Well we all saw this coming. Still, it's shameless, disgraceful and yes, evil.
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