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Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 241

++ A few people have written in response to the death of Senator John McCain, a long-term supporter of MEK and other violent groups. Most derided the MEK sending condolences to one another for the ‘martyrdom’ of Brother Mojahed John McCain. Another commented on the change from MEK’s anti-Imperialist beginnings to now, saying that Hanif Nejad was put in the mincer of Capitalism and the product churned out was Maryam Rajavi, a tool for the neoconservative agenda led by the likes of McCain.

++ In Albania, the harassment of reporters and media owners has continued and even increased. MEK operatives Behzad Saffari and Totounchi are those doing the harassing, they tell everyone that ‘the Americans are with us and the CIA will destroy you’.

++ From Paris, Homayoun Kohzadi wrote that ‘the consequence of supporting a terrorist cult like MEK is not confined to Iran’. Kohdazi examines the effects of MEK on other countries. MEK’s interference in the internal affairs of Iraq and its support for the insurgency contributed to delaying the establishment of a stable government in that country, claims Kohdazi. He mentions MEK’s involvement in Syria and siding with Daesh. He looks at MEK’s history of taking sides in regional conflict from killing Kurds for Saddam to siding with Saudi Arabia in its war against Yemen. Kohdazi also brings up Europe and America, where MEK has, for example, launched an attack on a former MEP as well as its ongoing corruption of political systems and individuals through payments, bribes and intimidation.

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++ Ivan Kesic, writing in the American Herald Tribune ‘Worse than ISIL: The Dark Past of Mujahedin-e Khalq Terrorist Group’, says that looking at “their crimes and massacres, number of victims and the operational coverage”, not ISIS, Al Qaida Boko Haram nor any similar groups match the MEK led by Massoud and Maryam Rajavi. Recalling the number of those killed by MEK over the years in Iran, Iraq and elsewhere, Kesic gives an account of MEK acts, from the killing of six Americans in the 1970s to bombings, assassinations and terrorist attacks in Iran and Northern American and Western European countries. He reminds us “During the [Iran-Iraq] war and later in the 1991 uprisings in Iraq, the Mujahedin-e Khalq assisted Iraqi Ba’athist government in a series of systematic attacks against the Kurdish fighters (Iran’s allies) in northern Iraq. The result of their action was a genocide that killed between around 100,000 Kurdish civilians. Former Mujahedin members remember Maryam Rajavi’s infamous command at the time: ‘Take the Kurds under your tanks, and save your bullets for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’. Regardless of their share in a committed genocide, it is higher than all the Daesh’s massacres committed against Yazidis, Christians, and Shias combined.”

++ Mazda Parsi in Nejat Bloggers examines the MEK’s role in America’s new ‘Action Group’ led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Parsi uses quotes from an article by Caitlin Johnstone, That Time Hillary Clinton Removed John Bolton’s Favorite Terror Cult from the Terrorist List’, The Medium, and the aforementioned article by Ivan Kesic, to illustrate why Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was so confident in his Tweet: “’65 years ago today, the US overthrew the popularly elected democratic government of Dr. Mossadegh, restoring the dictatorship and subjugating Iranians for the next 25 years’, Zarif said. ‘Now an ‘Action Group’ dreams of doing the same through pressure, misinformation &demagoguery. Never again.’”

++ Euro Timers posted a short video on YouTube titled ‘The Most Dangerous Cult in Albania’. As the title suggests, the film shows why hosting a closed, terrorist cult in a small culturally open country like Albania is a disastrous mistake.

++ Iran Interlink republished a series of articles, first published in Canada in 2006, which follow the story of Mostafa Mohammadi and his quest to rescue his daughter Somayeh from the hands of the MEK. These articles have now been translated into Albanian and are being published in Shqiptarja.com, Albania’s leading print newspaper. The post includes hand written letters by Somayeh Mohammadi to her family and the Canadian authorities, asking for help to be brought out of the MEK camp in Iraq and taken to Canada.

++ Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh, write in Lobelog ‘False Flag Op In Albania Would Drive A Wedge Between The EU And Iran’. They warn that Pompeo’s Iran Action Group is looking for ways to engineer regime change against Iran and that the groundwork for a False Flag Op in Albania or Europe has already been done by the MEK.

August 31, 2018

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