Bush Hypocrisy? The Mujahedin E-Khalq (MEK) Does history not teach those in power anything? Is President Bush comfortable placing his gut instincts (thus far proven rudimentary to say the least!) in a covenant with evil? Can the U.S. once again make a pact with truly bad people under the hackneyed expression, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend"? As previously mentioned, the Bush Administration passionately believes the United States "may face no greater challenge from a single country than Iran." So the Bush Administration, under the reported direction of then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, makes parley with a flavor of terrorist organization so virulent that it comes with a slew of names, including: – The People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI) – Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) – Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) – The National Liberation Army of Iran – National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Use whatever name grabs your fancy but peruse its terrorist activities since it was founded in 1965. – Opposed the rule of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
– Assassinated U.S. military personnel and civilians working in Iran in 1970s
– Actively supported the U.S. embassy takover in Tehran in 1979
– Largest opposition group in Iran against newly appointed Ayatollah Khomeini
– Relocated to France, after Khomeini-backed crackdown, until 1986.
– France made deal with Iran to force MEK from France. They moved to Iraq.
– Iraq’s Saddam Hussein gave military and financial aid and base of operations.
– Iraq armed the MEK and used it against Iranian forces in Iran / Iraq war
– MEK assisted the Iraqi Republican Guard in suppressing the Kurdish and Shiite uprisings in Iraq after the 1991 Persian Gulf War
– MEK leader, "Take the Kurds under your tanks, and save your bullets for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards." See report by Human Rights Watch for more examples should this not be enough evidence that the MKO was, at the very least, complicit with the actions of the sick dictator Saddam Hussein. The MKO have the blood of American servicemen and citizens on its resume of terror. Yet even as recently as 2003 there have been reports of political support for the MKO by members of the U.S. Congress – across party lines I must say – including the reputable Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado) and Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas). 08/04/2007