For those living in the UK, it should come as no surprise that among the many shoddy failures in the Westminster bubble, former House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has been banned from parliament for life after a bullying inquiry found him guilty. In spite of his effectiveness in his role as Speaker, those close to him, professionally and personally, knew him to be a difficult, unpleasant individual. Among the panel’s findings were that he acted as a “serial bully and serial liar”, his behaviour was a ‘marked abuse of power and authority’, and that “there is ‘no doubt’ that victims were telling the truth”.
It should also be no surprise to observers of Maryam Rajavi and her tragic little cult, the MEK, that these are the characteristics her close associates will also recognise as hers: bullying, lying, abuse of power and authority. Also, that her victims are telling the truth. Maryam Rajavi’s vicious screaming hysterics are famous among her inner circle.
Maryam Rajavi and John Bercow
What links these two is that the MEK was in the process of grooming Bercow to become the MEK’s lobbying replacement for the late David Amess in the UK parliament. Amess lined up among an anti-Iran cabal that included John Bolton and Rudi Giuliani.
The MEK has a long history of association with some very unsavoury characters. While not all of them share these personal characteristics, most have been forced out of their official positions or had reputations built on years of corruption and sleaze eventually exposed: Rudi Giuliani is only a recent example. After he was voted out as a Member of the European Parliament, Alejo Vidal-Quadras of Spain showed his extreme right-wing views as president of VOX. He channelled finance from the MEK money laundering system into the Vox Party.
The history of the MEK includes many, many of such people. It is true, of course, that Maryam Rajavi cannot pick and choose her associates because decent people will not get involved in her schemes and crimes, not for any amount of money. But certainly the role call of MEK supporters does prove that it takes on to know one as Rajavi’s nasty corruption attracts like-minded people.