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  • US sponsored terrorism? Let's hope not!

    US sponsored terrorism? Let’s hope not!

    One of the operational assets being used by the Defense Department is a right-wing terrorist organization known as Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), which is being "run" in two southern regional areas of Iran. They are Baluchistan, a Sunni stronghold, and Khuzestan, a Shia region where a…

  • On Cheney, Rumsfeld order

    On Cheney, Rumsfeld order

    One of the operational assets being used by the Defense Department is a right-wing terrorist organization known as Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), which is being “run” in two southern regional areas of Iran. They are Baluchistan, a Sunni stronghold, and Khuzestan, a Shia region where a…

  • How Not to Handle the Facts

    How Not to Handle the Facts

    It appears not to have occurred to Boot, or to the Mujahedin Khalq’s other conservative supporters, to find out what Iran’s human rights activists and democratic dissidents think of this “cult.” Not surprisingly, the MEK is held in near-universal disdain by those dissidents, precisely because…

  • MKO and Iranian Chalabis

    MKO and Iranian Chalabis

    Pointing to Bush's order to US forces in Iraq to shoot Iranian and Syrian agents in Iraq, Pentagon's emphasis that Iranian agents were behind the deaths of 5 US forces in Karbala and the departure of second US aircraft carrier to the region, Spiegel writes…

  • US Using Iran's Opposition Group in Iraq

    US Using Iran’s Opposition Group in Iraq

    Camp Ashraf which is occupied by the Iraq-based Iranian opposition group the Mujahedine Khalq Organization (MKO) is sited more than 260km north of Baghdad. This group resettled in Iraq in 1987 during the rule of Saddam Hussain. After Saddam was ousted in 2003, the US…

  • The danger of Bush's anti-Iran fatwa

    The danger of Bush’s anti-Iran fatwa

    The announcement came on the heels of his pledge in the State of the Union address to bring another aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf, a move that clearly targeted Iran. A prominent Iranian parliamentarian responded to Bush's threat by saying, "Such an order is…

  • US using opposition group to track Iranian influence networks in Iraq

    US using opposition group to track Iranian influence networks in Iraq

    Leaders of Camp Ashraf move with heavy US forces' protection inside Baghdad and other Iraqi cities. During visits of Iraqi officials to Tehran and their Iranian counterparts to Baghdad, the MKO group file was at the top of bilateral talks. It was said that Iran…

  • Financing terrorists is not about speech

    Financing terrorists is not about speech

    Under the 1996 Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, it's a crime to knowingly provide material support to an organization that appears on the State Department's list. The defendants in the Los Angeles case are accused of soliciting donations for MEK/PMOI in Los Angeles and…

  • The BBC television program on the Communist MEK

    The BBC television program on the Communist MEK

    The BBC's January 17, 2007 television program on the Iranian Communist MEK included an interview with Lawrence Wilkerson, a top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson revealed that the State Department supported a plan to disband the Iranian communist cult at Camp…

  • US using MKO terrorists as bargaining chips, says BBC

    US using MKO terrorists as bargaining chips, says BBC

    Britain's state-funded broadcaster said the US cannot decide what to do in its hypocritical policy, with some statesmen in Washington still seeing the MKO as potential allies even though the grouplet is officially branded as terrorists. A documentary for Newsnight, screened on Wednesday, suggested there…

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