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Sympathy For The Devil - Bush's New Terror Toy (Batteries Incl.)

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posted on Mar, 28 2005 @ 11:22 AM
Terrorists and terrorism are only naughty and bad, it is increasingly apparent, when they work against the interests of the US government, and even then, such organizations can always be publicly "disarmed", absorbed into the fold, rearmed, retrained, and later utilized in more...lucrative ventures. The CIA's historical support of Osama "Tim Osman" Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda is well-documented, and meanwhile, more terrorist organizations slip quietly under Rumsfeld's cosy, little, eagle-feathered wing.

Let's take a look at the the latest contestant for pawn of NWO cabal. Mujahideen-e-Khalq...COME ON DOWN!!

Bad Boyz, Bad Boyz

The Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK or MKO) is designated as a terrorist organization by the US State Department of State, and with good reason. MEK's resume of murdering, terrorist activities is quite impressive, including but not limited to the slaughter of American soldiers and civilians, attacks on American and British interests, and attacks on civilians of their native Iran.
* The 1970s slaughter of U.S. military personnel and civilians working on defence projects in Tehran
* In the early 1970s, angered by U.S. support for the pro-Western shah, MEK members killed several U.S. soldiers and civilians working on defence projects in Iran.
* MEK members supported and participated in the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, in which 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days.
* The 1981 bombing of the offices of the Islamic Republic Party and of Premier Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, which killed some 70 high-ranking Iranian officials, including President Mohammad-Ali Rajaei and Bahonar Support for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by Iranian revolutionaries
* The 1992 near-simultaneous attacks on Iranian embassies and institutions in 13 countries Assistance to Saddam Hussein’s suppression of the 1991 Iraqi Shiite and Kurdish uprisings
* The 1998 assassination of the director of Iran’s prison system, Asadollah Lajevardi
* The 1999 assassination of the deputy chief of Iran’s armed forces general staff, Ali Sayyad Shirazi
* The 2000 mortar attack on President Mohammad Khatami’s palace in Tehrane February 2000 “Operation Great Bahman,” during which MEK launched 12 attacks against Iran
* The series of mortar attacks and hit-and-run raids during 2000 and 2001 against Iranian government buildings; one of these killed Iran’s chief of staff

1992 US State Department Report
Bombs were the Mojahedin's weapon of choice, which they frequently employed against American targets. On the occasion of President Nixon's visit to Iran in 1972, for example, the MKO exploded time bombs at more than a dozen sites throughout Tehran, including the Iran-American Society, the U.S. information office, and the offices of Pepsi Cola and General Motors. From 1972-75, when an internal MKO upheaval and more regime arrests temporarily slowed down their activities; the Mojahedin continued their campaign of bombings, damaging such targets as the offices of Pan-American Airlines, Shell Oil Company, and British organizations. They also attacked police posts and prisons.

The Devil in a Pretty Dress

In May 2003, coalition forces accepted the surrender, "consolidation" and "control" of MEK, and kept all 4000 of them nice and cosy at Camp Ashraf, where they are living it up to this day. Members were apparently screened for terrorist activities. I wonder if any of them were hooded and hooked up to electrical wires. Somehow I doubt it. We wouldn't want to damage Rummy's new toy, now would we? Check out this gorgeous little piece of propaganda from the LATimes. Orwell would be so proud of the double-speak. A prison camp becomes a "commune", terrorists become "the people's holy warriors", fanaticism becomes "fervour", a group that was defeated becomes "inherited", and an evil terrorist organization becomes a "misunderstood natural ally of the Bush administration".

Tending an Oasis of Uprising
CAMP ASHRAF, Iraq — Residents of this sprawling commune an hour north of Baghdad pride themselves on their self-sufficiency. They bake their own bread, purify their own water, even make their own carbonated cola.

They spend their days tending to their gardens, sprucing up their living quarters and listening to performances of John Lennon's "Imagine." And they conduct military drills while they wait for their chance to overthrow the Iranian government.

Now its members are in political limbo, orphans of modern Middle Eastern geopolitics.

The sense of being on the front lines in the fight against an evil foe fuels an obsessive level of commitment that MEK cadres and leaders say is vital to their cause.

The men danced in a circle, chanting: "Freedom! Freedom! The hope of all Iranians!"

I urge you to visit the link and read the entire article. It is a priceless piece of black comedy. You'll laugh so hard that tears will fall from your eyes, a fitting emulation of the tears shed by the families of the people slaughtered by this group of jolly, green-thumbed gardeners of Camp Ashraf.

Who's a Good Little Terrorist? Hmm?

So what punishment is reserved for this band of murderers and swashbuckling cut-throats that have terrorized and pirated their way through the sandy seas of the middle-East, killing Westerners, Iranians, and eventually Iraqis under the patronage of foster-daddy Saddam who sent MEK to quell internal uprisings against the dictator that we in the West have fought so hard to overthrow? Incarceration and torture in Guantanamo? Trial in an Iraqi court? Return to Iran for prosecution? Hmm...nope.

Well, firstly, MEK is providing juicy little tidbits about the Iranian nuclear program. Amazing how a terrorist organization exiled from the country since the early 1980's suddenly has so much info about Iran's nuclear program. Aren't they innovative?

In 2003, 100 members of the US congress signed a letter calling for the lifting of the terrorist organization designation of MEK and it's aliases, The People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI) and National Liberation Army of Iran (NLA). At the same time, the New York Times published a full-page advertisement for the terrorist group, also depicting snazzy photos of members of congress who signed the letter.

In 2004, the US government granted MEK protection under the Geneva Convention, thus making their deportation to Iran as illegal under international law.

Daniel Pipes is President Bush's personal appointee to the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace, the US government's leading peace think-tank. He is also Chairman of the Middle East Forum, a program of the Council on Foreign Relations. Daniel has high hopes for the utilization of these 'tragically misunderstood freedom fighters'. He sounds so convincing as he absolves MEK of any guilt because they only kill US government enemies of the day, and their murder of US citizens was "decades ago". Well, I guess if Osama Bin Laden can manage to hide out for another 10 years or so, his murder of thousands of innocent civilians will be forgiven and forgotten, and he can be brought back into the fold again. Sweeeeet.

Mujahedeen-e Khalq: A Terrorist U.S. Ally? - Daniel Pipes
Is the MEK a terrorist group? No. It used terrorism decades ago, when its members attacked Americans. For the last 15 years, however, the MEK has been organized as an army, and its only violent actions have been directed against the Iranian regime. Unlike Hezbollah (which targets Jewish community centers and shoots rockets into civilian areas), the MEK attacks specific regime targets. Unlike the PLO (whose leaders were terrorists more recently and arguably still are), the MEK really has foresworn this barbaric tactic.

Can the MEK be useful? Yes. Western spy agencies are short on "human intelligence" - meaning spies on the ground in Iran, as distinct from eyes in the sky. Coalition military commanders should seek out the MEK for information on the Iranian mullahs' agents in Iraq.

He goes on to encourage that MEK be re-armed and removed from the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations if they weally weally pwomise dat dey won't hurt any more Western people.

Instead, as the U.S. Army recommends, MEK members should (after giving assurances not to attack Iranian territory) be permitted enough arms to protect themselves from their Iranian opponents. And in November, when the secretary of state next decides whether or not to re-certify the MEK as a terrorist group, he should come to the sensible conclusion that it poses no threat to the security of the United States or its citizens, and remove it from the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

The Pentagon also agrees that MEK should be forgiven and considered one of the lads.

The Covert Iran Plan
The Pentagon officials argue that the MEK is disciplined, well-trained, and an effective lever against the ayatollahs, and could be renamed and placed under American clandestine guidance.

According to sources, the office of Doug Feith, under-secretary for policy at the Department of Defence, argued that the MEK has not targeted Americans since the 1970s, which is true, and was only put on the terrorist list by the Clinton administration as a gesture to improve relations with Iran.

So there you have it, according to the current US administration, the slaughter of innocent Americans, Brits, and anyone else for that matter, is not naughty, as long we're all striving for the same glorious, oily goal.

[edit on 2005/3/28 by wecomeinpeace]

posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 05:01 AM
Not scrambling for attention here, but 87 views and no replies? Not even a "Yeah, dude. That sux!" I guess US government sponsorship of terrorists that kill its own citizens and its allies' citizens is too run-of-the-mill these days. Ho hum...

posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 05:25 AM
Ok, stop whining, I'll reply

A good piece, and another example of the sort of stuff our media corporations choose to ignore.
A terrorist is only really a terrorist if he, or she (I presume terrorist organisations are equal opportunity employers in this enlightened age), works against us. Those who work for us, as "proxy forces", can do whatever the hell they like, and our wonderful leaders who arm and train them get to feel all cozy about it.
In the real world, arming a murderer and letting them loose to kill, torture and maim would make you an accomplice. In the crazy political world though you are not held accountable...ever

mmmmm..... Nicaragua springs to mind as a prime example.

The press is as much to blame as the politicians for promoting just one view, without actually investigating the authenticity of the line they are fed.
If the people don't question and do a bit of background searching themselves then all they have to go on is what they read in the papers and see on tv.

posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 05:33 AM

I urge you to visit the link and read the entire article. It is a priceless piece of black comedy. You'll laugh so hard that tears will fall from your eyes, a fitting emulation of the tears shed by the families of the people slaughtered by this group of jolly, green-thumbed gardeners of Camp Ashraf.

With friends like this, who needs enemyes!

Good thread.

[edit on 29-3-2005 by yanchek]

posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 06:16 AM
Really well constructed post

perhaps a few questions at the end of it to probe discussion

posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 06:20 AM
Blah, Blah, Balh, same old playbook. The world will incinerate while people whine about GW and Rummy.............Yawn...............

Nice work though, good effort
Shows initiative even if it is silly.

posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 07:38 AM

Originally posted by wecomeinpeace
I guess US government sponsorship of terrorists that kill its own citizens and its allies' citizens is too run-of-the-mill these days. Ho hum...

Originally posted by DrHoracid

Your honor, the prosecution rests.

Seems everyone's jumping on the "use MEK to overthrow Iran" band-wagon. And blacklisting terrorist groups for killing US civilians is apparently only done to curry favour with leaders of movements for regime change.

Expert on Iran: Subvert regime
'Work with the group that the regime dislikes the most,'' he said.

That's the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, known by the abbreviation MEK. The State Department in 1997, under President Bill Clinton, put the MEK on its terror list. Tanter said the move was an attempt to win favor with moderates in Iran.

The United States continues to hold thousands of the group's members in Iraq, under coalition supervision. MEK has been lobbying for legitimacy in Washington.

The State Department, according to The Associated Press, reported that Saddam Hussein funded MEK groups, that the MEK supported the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979, and that it was responsible for the deaths of Americans in the 1970s.

Tanter said he has looked into reports about the MEK and has not found credible evidence that it is engaged in terrorism. He said leaving MEK on the terror list prevents the CIA from getting direct information from the group.

Be interesting to see if MEK turns up linked to any "pro-democracy" movements or attacks within Iran.

Anti-Iran militants return home
More than 250 former combatants, from a group committed to toppling Iran's leaders, are among the first to test Tehran's offer of amnesty.
...31 Iranian families awaited a reunion they thought would never come. They were reuniting with sons who had joined anti-Iran militants, officially tagged "terrorists" by both the US and Iran.

I like the nice touch with the " " around the word terrorists to show how truly misunderstood these poor souls are.

posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 11:26 PM
Tim Osman is such old news.

When you are in the higher levels of the government, you are responsible for many lives. You try to make the best decisions that you can to resolve the problems that rear their ugly heads.

You are damned if you do and damned if you don't.

Perfect example:

Ho Chi Minh visited the US to try to get help in his struggles against the French. Then President Truman didn't recognize him as a leader and he was ignored. Uncle Ho then went to the Russians for help and they were more than happy to do so.

Lesson? You may want to assist those who ask for your help. It may avert a terrible tragedy.

So, along comes Osama asking for stinger missiles to keep the Soviets at bay in Afghanistan. We are in a cold war with the USSR so we decide to help Osama with some stingers and covert help. The Russians eventually pull out because they are now in a quagmire due to the stingers. Air Support is hard to have when your aircraft are shot out of the sky everytime you enter your area of operation. Cold war eventually comes to an end not long after the Soviet withdrawl. The Taliban take over the country. Osama sets up Al Qaeda, and the rest is history.

Lesson? No matter what you do, something always goes wrong and people will hate you. If you win, you are wrong. If you lose, you are wrong. You are just wrong.

REAL LESSON: If you don't like people complaining about what you do, don't become President.

posted on May, 12 2005 @ 08:49 PM
As I predicted, the MEK is now being used by the war propaganda machine to claim that Iran has a nuclear weapons program.

posted on May, 12 2005 @ 10:22 PM
You just got my vote for the month wecomeinpeace. I thought it was pretty solid info that is "kept under the rug". I like your writing style, gave me a good chuckle. Nice job.


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