A legitimate and realistic question that everyone who is against violence and savagery should ask from those authorities who have information about the bloodshed in the Iraqi garrison named Ashraf. That question is: Who is really to blame?
Let me first review some important and substantial facts about this garrison before proceeding to the answer of this vital question.
This garrison, named Ashraf by the MKO, is an Iraqi base which was granted to Massoud Rajavi, the Supreme Leader and Commander in Chief of the Mojahedin-e Khalq organization (aka MEK, MKO, PMOI, Rajavi cult) by the late dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein.
This garrison had been utilized by the PMOI for decades to train its guerrillas for military incursions into Iran’s territory. These guerrillas had been trained by Iraq’s special and elite forces, such as Saddam’s Republican Guards, to become Special Forces who could operate either as a Classic Army or as Guerrilla Fighters in special military missions.
Several military attacks against the Iraqi people during their national uprising against the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein in 1991, were implemented and launched from this Iraqi garrison.
Many Iraqi citizens such as Kurds and Shias were killed or wounded in those attacks. Mr. Rajavi had a very robust and powerful relationship with the late dictator of Iraq. Little by little Saddam Hussein began granting more military garrisons to this organization throughout Iraq, but Ashraf, remained the main stronghold of this organization.
After the fall of Saddam Hussein, the PMOI had to surrender itself to Coalition Forces led by the USA. They handed over all their military means and were disarmed by the US Army. Massoud Rajavi fled Iraq and disappeared because he was involved in killing so many Iraqis during Saddam Hussein’s reign.
Maryam Ghajar Azdanloo also escaped from Iraq and went to Paris, France. She is Massoud Rajavi’s wife and his successor as a Commander in Chief as well. Many military incursions were launched against the Iraqi people and Iranians under her command.
The PMOI in Iraq is finished, especially after the fall of Saddam Hussein and his government. Its military wing, the NLA is completely dysfunctional and impaired because of disarmament. The PMOI’s military trained members who could implement military operations are now over 40 or 50 years old; obviously they cannot be useful in any mission any more. So we come to this conclusion that militarily the PMOI is disabled and disqualified.
The Iraqi Government wants to assert its sovereignty, regain its property, the garrison, and they do not want to keep those people on their soil who cooperated fully with Saddam Hussein against their people.
So now we should ask ‘why do the PMOI want to keep the garrison’? Logically, keeping that garrison is completely futile, especially as the new landlord wants it back.
The only answer I can think of is that the PMOI’s leaders do not want to deal with the destiny of 3500 personnel and members who have been stranded in that garrison for decades. The life of those stranded people in that garrison does not have any value for their leaders. Those people were worth something while they had tanks, artillery, and ammunition. Now they have become old and disarmed, so they are useless for their leaders.
As a result, many members have been wounded or killed during clashes with Iraqi police who legally and legitimately want to take back their garrison and impose Iraqi law over everyone in the camp.
Now Mrs. Maryam Ghajar Azdanloo (Rajavi) has ordered them to go on an unlimited hunger strike. God knows what is the next step that this lady wants to take to exterminate even more lives of those desperate people in that garrison.
She does not want to accept the reality that the PMOI’s military power is over for good, because her sham presidency is based only on the existence of those desperate people in that garrison. So they have to die just because she wants to show off as a sham president elect and they have to die for her ambition and power mongering.
So I, a victim of this organization, hold Mrs. Maryam Ghajar Azdanloo (Rajavi) responsible and accountable for the life and death of those stranded people in that Iraqi garrison. In my opinion no one is responsible for the deaths and wounds of those who were killed or injured in that garrison except her.
I urge all humanitarian organizations to intervene and help those stranded people in that garrison to return back to their normal life as a free person in free and democratic countries. Those people should be rescued from that hell hole, Ashraf, before is too late.
All the best,
A victim of PMOI
Hassan Piransar, Iran Peyvan, Paris