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MKO propaganda to manipulate US hardliners

Last month’s extension of the nuclear talks between Iran and the West provoked American hardliners and warmongers who were already manipulated by the Mujahedi khalq Organization (the MKO). For instance Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) –who is on the payroll of the MKO propaganda arm—has allegedly said it is "incredibly bad judgment to continue to extend the talks going on with Iran as they continue to do exactly the things we would not want them to be doing."

Another MKO sponsor is John Bolton, former American ambassador at the UN who is a prominent warmonger figure. According to an MKO-linked website, Bolton warned, "Verification does not make a bad deal a good deal. Verification is simply insurance when you think you’ve reached an acceptable agreement to protect against the risk of violation."

“In the war of words on Iran’s domestic issues and controversial nuclear program, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) always is front and center to condemn the country”, wrote Holly Dagres in the Huffington Post . “Through social media, the group spams most Iran-related hashtags with their propaganda, bankroll prominent U.S. officials to advocate on their behalf as the "democratic alternative" to the Islamic Republic of Iran, and even re-opened an office a block from the White House where they hired former Senator Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.) as their legal representative.”

Dagres truly criticizes the US paid advocates of the Cult of Rajavi who seem to be fooled by its propaganda campaign and its multi-million dollar lobbying efforts.  “What makes this realization peculiar is the very people in Congress that cozy up to the group’s leader, Maryam Rajavi, by calling for staunch sanctions–sometimes even war–on Iran due to its nuclear program and particularly human rights violations, seem to turn a blind eye to the activities of the totalitarian cult of Marxist-Islamist Iranian dissidents we know today as the MEK.”

The American- Iranian analyst and commentator of the Middle East affairs warns about the true cult-like substance of the MKO. “Maryam Rajavi’s marriage to one of the original founders of the MEK symbolized the transformation from an organization to a "cult of personality", she points out." With the money provided by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein–they formed an alliance due to a deep disdain for the Iranian regime–to "construct self-sufficient camps" which included: medical clinics, prisons (also known as "reeducation centers"), schools, and training centers, in order for the population not to engage with outside society.”

On the one hand, that MKO propaganda website, the so-called IACA, quotes from Senator Joseph Lieberman as praising Maryam Rajavi and her cult of personality. The biased report reads, “Speaking to the Iranian opposition and the 10-point plan for the future of Iran as articulated by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, Senator Lieberman said, "You are frontline troops in the fight against radical Islam. You represent the alternative. You’re part of the hope for the future." (!)

On the other hand, Dagres disputes the duplicity of the group’s and its supporters’ claims about the MKO as an alternative to the Iranian government.  “Not only has the Mojahedin-e Khalq lost its support because of its alliance with Saddam during the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s–an insult to the Iranian people’s nationalism–but also for its position against Iran’s nuclear program, something the average Iranian sees as their legitimate right. Many Iranians convey the group is "worse than the mullahs" or along the lines of what some Iranian democracy activists claim that "if it had had the chance, [the MEK] could have become the Khmer Rouge of Iran", she notes.

Dagres accurately suggests that the MKO is actually “a sham” that is brainwashing not only its own members but also its blind US sponsors.

Mazda Parsi

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