The Decision Unfulfilled

In his recent e-mail, Paul Sheldon Foote quotes remarks by Robert Baer, who has worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the Middle East, revealing that the White House, gearing up for invading Iraq, distributed a background paper listing the MEK as a pretext for a future war with Iraq. The paper provides evidences that Iraq is notoriously known to sponsor terrorism and is a bastion of terrorist groups including MEK. The paper’s first evidences are as the follow:

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.

In April 2003, American and coalition forces attacked the communist terrorists at Camp Ashraf in Iraq and disarmed them. Although now the group is under the control of American and Bulgarian forces, the Americans themselves are well aware of the group’s terrorist threats and, of course, disregard the pressure exerted by the few advocates of the group. The decisive decision is not yet taken. – 31/05/2007


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