Open letter to Fox News
To: Fox News Channel
After former Secretary of State Colin Powell insisted upon the closing of the MEK’s National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) office in the National Press Building in Washington, DC, the Fox News Channel retained the NCRI’s spokesperson ,Alireza Jafarzadeh, as a foreign affairs analyst.
Biography: Alireza Jafarzadeh
Alireza Jafarzadeh is the president of Strategic Policy Consulting, Inc. He is also a FOX News Channel Foreign Affairs Analyst.
Alireza Jafarzadeh is the author of “The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis” (Palgrave Macmillan, January 2007).
The MEK (MKO, PMOI, Rajavi Cult, Pol Pot of Iran) has been on the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations since the administration of former President Bill Clinton. This communist cult has murdered American military officers, Rockwell International employees, and large numbers of Iranians and Iraqis. In 2003, after American and coalition forces attacked Camp Ashraf, Iraq and killed some of America’s terrorist enemies, the American government ordered the American military to protect America’s communist enemies.
Researchers who want to know why the Fox News Channel has been promoting the Rajavi Cult (or Pol Pot of Iran) need some answers to posted allegations that MOSSAD is behind the support for the MEK:
The first form of control alluded to earlier—i.e. the recruitment of informants within the organisation—has been used effectively since 1997. MOSSAD is known to have at least half a dozen such “sources” within the organisation. In most cases the recruitment of these sources is unbeknownst to the organisation. The reason for this is simple: MOSSAD does not trust the information given to it by the organisation and thereby needs direct access to information. Most of these “sources” are based in Western Europe, however there is known to be at least one MOSSAD agent in the North American branch of the organisation. Ramesh Sepehrad, who is based in the Washington DC area, was recruited by MOSSAD through her Jewish-American boy friend in early 1997.* An active lobbyist and fundraiser for the Mojahedin, Sepehrad apparently agreed to work for MOSSAD once she was assured the agency had a collaborative relationship with the Mojahedin. In other words Sepehrad’s spying activities would not necessarily harm the organisation.
Sepehrad has proved to be a key link in the MOSSAD-Mojahedin nexus in recent years. It is through her that Israeli agencies feed intelligence disinformation to Ali Reza Jaffarzadeh, which is in turn broadcast to the world via the FOX media network. Sepehrad also feeds disinformation to Hedayat Mostowfi and Ali Safavi, two long-standing MKO members who are key figures in the organisation’s propaganda activities. A frequent traveller to Israel, Sepehrad is now considered a veteran MOSSAD agent. Indeed she is known to have undertaken MOSSAD-inspired espionage operations that are wholly unconnected to the Mojahedin and Iran. Some of these revolve around spying on Arab feminist and pro-Palestinian forums in the United States.
For Alireza Jafarzadeh’s next appearance on the Fox News Channel, please ask him to answer these posted allegations. Then, the management of the Fox News Channel needs to explain why the Fox News Channel has been promoting America’s terrorist enemies. In September 2002, the White House distributed a background paper for President George W. Bush’s remarks at the United Nations. That background paper used as a pretext for the Iraq War the fact the the MEK was a terrorist organization supported by Saddam Hussein.
Saddam Hussein’s Support for International Terrorism
Iraq is one of seven countries that have been designated by the Secretary of State as state sponsors of international terrorism. UNSCR 687 prohibits Saddam Hussein from committing or supporting terrorism, or allowing terrorist organizations to operate in Iraq. Saddam continues to violate these UNSCR provisions.
In 1993, the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) directed and pursued an attempt to assassinate, through the use of a powerful car bomb, former U.S. President George Bush and the Emir of Kuwait. Kuwaiti authorities thwarted the terrorist plot and arrested 16 suspects, led by two Iraqi nationals.
Iraq shelters terrorist groups including the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO), which has used terrorist violence against Iran and in the 1970s was responsible for killing several U.S. military personnel and U.S. civilians.
Iraq shelters several prominent Palestinian terrorist organizations in Baghdad, including the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF), which is known for aerial attacks against Israel and is headed by Abu Abbas, who carried out the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro and murdered U.S. citizen Leon Klinghoffer.
Iraq shelters the Abu Nidal Organization, an international terrorist organization that has carried out terrorist attacks in twenty countries, killing or injuring almost 900 people. Targets have included the United States and several other Western nations. Each of these groups have offices in Baghdad and receive training, logistical assistance, and financial aid from the government of Iraq.
In April 2002, Saddam Hussein increased from $10,000 to $25,000 the money offered to families of Palestinian suicide/homicide bombers. The rules for rewarding suicide/homicide bombers are strict and insist that only someone who blows himself up with a belt of explosives gets the full payment. Payments are made on a strict scale, with different amounts for wounds, disablement, death as a "martyr" and $25,000 for a suicide bomber. Mahmoud Besharat, a representative on the West Bank who is handing out to families the money from Saddam, said, "You would have to ask President Saddam why he is being so generous. But he is a revolutionary and he wants this distinguished struggle, the intifada, to continue."
Former Iraqi military officers have described a highly secret terrorist training facility in Iraq known as Salman Pak, where both Iraqis and non-Iraqi Arabs receive training on hijacking planes and trains, planting explosives in cities, sabotage, and assassinations.
Why does the Fox News Channel continue to promote the Rajavi Cult and the neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites)?
Paul Sheldon Foote