In my article, Supporters of Endless Wars in Congress (http://www.aljazeerah.info/ , September 13, 2005), I expressed my opposition to the Democrats and Republicans in Congress who have sponsored or have co-sponsored the Iran Freedom Support Act. If this act becomes law, then the American taxpayers will be paying millions of dollars to support Iranian groups claiming to be pro-democracy.
The American neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites) in the American Congress support America’s use of military force and of other means to impose communist or totalitarian governments in the world in the name of democracy. Vice President Richard Cheney has been discussing the possibility of dropping nuclear bombs on Iran. Any Iranian living outside of Iran who supports America’s dropping nuclear bombs on Iran should be deported to Iran so that they can enjoy America’s exporting of nuclear bomb democracy, too. Vice President Cheney and the evil members of Congress who support the Iran Freedom Support Act should not be supported by any Iranian, American, or by any person in the world who possesses an ounce of decency.
With my satellite dish, I was able to watch the MEK channel’s coverage of the MEK protest near the United Nations on September 14, 2005. I was able to see the large number of red and white MEK flags with communist symbols being waved by the MEK supporters. Many of the MEK supporters were not even Iranians. As Kenneth Timmerman has shown in his posted photographs, the MEK paid large numbers of non-Iranians from other countries to come to America for a free trip. Now that Saddam Hussein is no longer in power, there are no longer millions of dollars of money being given to the MEK through the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program. Who is financing the MEK now? You still have nearly 4,000 MEK fighters in Camp Ashraf, Iraq who must be supported.
Unfortunately, Americans who watch the evening television news or read their local newspapers are unlikely to have seen the communist flags of the MEK flying in New York City.
Fortunately, Kenneth Timmerman took photographs of two protest groups (the MEK and the monarchists) and reported the names of the other protest groups protesting at different times or locations near the United Nations. Please see: http://www.iran.org/news/24-Irandemos.htm
As Kenneth Timmerman noted, the MEK is on the terrorist list in America for a good reason. The MEK has a long history of acts of terrorism, including the murders of Americans in Iran and a terrorist attack in America in 1992. MEK fighters at Camp Ashraf, Iraq have held annual celebrations of the murders of these Americans. In Iraq, the MEK’s terrorist acts and war crimes include forcing Iraqis to stand in roads so that MEK tanks could run over and crush to death innocent Iraqis. MEK leaders wanted to save all MEK bullets for the invasion of Iran. Why does the MEK need to invade Iran? The reason is that there is nearly zero support for the MEK in Iran.
Unlike Kenneth Timmerman, however, I have only contempt also for the Iranian monarchists. I was in Tehran, Iran in the summer of 1976 when the late Shah of Iran explained on Iranian television why he had abolished all political parties and had replaced all Iranian political parties with one party, the Resurgence Party. After the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom forced Reza Shah to go into exile and placed the Shah of Iran on the throne, the Shah of Iran promised the Iranian people that he would give them a constitutional monarchy similar to that of the United Kingdom’s. The Shah of Iran lied. The Shah of Iran gave the Iranian people a one-party state with an absolute monarchy and a lot of corruption.
I do not support one-party systems of government anywhere in the world. The neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites) and American members of Congress who claim that the MEK and the Iranian monarchists are pro-democracy are liars.
President Ahmadinejad received the votes of a very large number of Iranians. There never was an election of Maryam Rajavi. Why do MEK leaders lie by claiming that she is the president-elect of Iran? MEK supporters were very active in the brutalizing of American hostages at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran. When I was a doctoral student at Michigan State University, I attended MEK meetings. Some of the MEK students left the university to return to Iran to help the MEK supporters holding Americans hostage.
The MEK was founded in 1965 to oust the Shah of Iran from power. The Shah of Iran executed or killed in gun battles most of the original MEK leaders, except for Massoud Rajavi. The MEK is opposed to all Iranian governments except for a communist totalitarian state under the rule of Massoud Rajavi. Even the New York Times has reported about the future Pol Pot of Iran:
"This past winter in Iran, when such a popular outburst among students and others was still just a dream, if you mentioned the Mujahedeen, those who knew and remembered the group laughed at the notion of it spearheading a democracy movement. Instead, they said, the Rajavis, given the chance, would have been the Pol Pot of Iran."
–Elizabeth Rubin, "The Cult of Rajavi", New York Times Magazine, July 13, 2003
The neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites) and the Democrats and Republicans in Congress who support the Iran Freedom Support Act are the worst terrorists in the world today. They threaten to drop nuclear bombs on Iran and impose another Pol Pot. Pol Pot was able to murder only approximately 25% to 33% of his people until the communist government of Vietnam sent its military to stop the genocide by the communist Pol Pot.
America does not want to bomb Iran and to impose the MEK because of democracy. Instead, the Iranian people want to be free to (1) sell their oil in Euros instead of using American dollars and (2) to start an oil exchange in 2006 instead of using oil exchanges in New York.
The truth is that there is more capitalism and democracy in Iran and in many other countries today than there is in America. America’s political leaders are attempting to impose a communist government in Iran today (just as they did in 1959 in Cuba with Fidel Castro, the "George Washington of Cuba"). America is making these threats against Iran (and warnings against people in other countries who dare to be free). Most Americans do not understand yet how the neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites) in the Democratic and Republican parties are destroying America. They do not know that countries other than Iraq and Iran will stop using the American dollar or making investments in America. When there is a major depression in America or another terrorist attack in America, American dupes will have a choice: become educated and oust the neo-conservative (neo-Trotskyite) Democrats and Republicans or respond by bombing every country in the world refusing to hold American dollars and have American-supported totalitarians as their leaders.
Recommended Books on the MEK (Rajavi Cult)
Singleton, Anne, Saddam’s Private Army: How Rajavi Changed Iran’s Mojahedin from Armed Revolutionaries to an Armed Cult, Iran-Interlink (UK), 2003. ISBN: 0-9545009-0-3.
Available from the United Kingdom: http://www.iran-interlink.org/files/child%20pages/book_I-I.htm
This is the best single book available today on the MEK. Unfortunately, no American publisher is promoting this book in America. You must order it from the United Kingdom. The British author and her Iranian husband spent approximately 20 years inside the MEK, including time at Camp Ashraf, Iraq. She included extensive discussions of cult techniques and of why it is difficult to leave the MEK (Rajavi Cult) even in the United Kingdom.
Banisadr, Masoud, Masoud: Memoirs of an Iranian Rebel, Saqi Books, 2004. ISBN 0863563740
Available from many sources in America, such as: http://www.amazon.com/
This Iranian author spent nearly 20 years of his life in the MEK, including at Camp Ashraf, Iraq. He described brainwashing and torture of MEK cult members at Camp Ashraf, Iraq. Unlike some MEK cult members, he did not die from the punishment. After leaving the MEK (Rajavi Cult), he wrote a lengthy book explaining exactly how the MEK finds new members and how it brainwashes and tortures its members. Abrahamian, Ervand, The Iranian Mojahedin, Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 1989. ISBN 0-300-05267-7
Available from many sources in America, such as: http://www.amazon.com/
While this book has not been updated since 1989, it contains the scholarly research of an Iranian-American professor who interviewed Massoud Rajavi and other MEK leaders.
Professor Paul Sheldon Foote
By Paul Sheldon Foote – Al-Jazeerah, September 18, 2005