Dubious Sources of Disinformation Campaign
In an article recently released by Asia Times Online, Pepe Escobar discusses that General David Petraeus, media-hungry US supreme commander in Iraq will continue to be the key pawn in the current, breathless demonization-of-Iran campaign, whose target is to manufacture consent for an American attack against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) inside Iran. In his propaganda blitz, Petraeus resorts to information provided by notorious terrorist groups that have long been listed on the State department’s FTO.
As the article points out, “Petraeus’s dubious sources include the ragtag Mujaheddin-e Khalq (MEK), a micro-terrorist group that used to be harbored by Saddam Hussein inside Iraq and now is protected by the Americans in Diyala province. So from Saddam’s terrorists the MEK are now elevated to the status of “our” terrorists”.
Pepe Escobar further discusses that “Tehran knows exactly what’s going on. Editorials at the conservative Mehr news agency in Iran routinely accuse the US – and especially the CIA – of using both MEK and PJAK to “destabilize Iran”. Now a bankrupt terrorist group that has transformed into a cult of personality, Mojahedin-e Khalq engages in any dirty affair to survive. Wearing a pro-democratic mask, the group has hardly fought for the interests of its people; it has long been intriguing against its own people hand in hand with whomever challenges the Iranian regime.
In an earlier article that Manouchehr Hosseinzadeh contributed for Payvandnews, the author refers to Mojahedin-e Khalq as a bankrupt group that “spend the night in bed with enemies of our people and in the morning cry freedom. Their account is different. They are sentenced to the destiny of decaying in the arms of those who call them terrorist yet protect them to use in another day”.