posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 07:28 AM
I was going to mention this incident on the Camp Bucca thread. Lets not play tit for tat, about this one is right or that one is wrong. The semantics
get old. That PressTV clip was nonsense. More shoddy reporting and propaganda to garner a knee-jerk reaction.
This Camp Ashraf massacre appears to be a blatant human rights violation? I say massacre because thirty-four people were killed by Iraqi authorities.
Like anything coming out of Iraq right now, it only got a little attention from the MSM. As the Iraqis continue to cannibalize each other through
shootings and bombings, the MSM is hush? Can't afford to have any information come out that would jeopardize President Obama's complete withdrawal
plan set for the end of December 2011. Moreover, at that time campaign season should be in full effect.
Why no PressTV or Infowars coverage on the heavy handed approach by the Iraqis in Camp Ashraf? I know PressTV will not touch this story with a ten
foot pole, because they are allegedly in the pockets of the Iranian government. Moreover, the Iranian government has lauded and congratulated the
heavy use of force by the Iraqi government against their dissidents.
re proves the dangers of Iran’s influence in Iraq
As if to crow over Tehran’s predominance in Baghdad, the Iranian foreign minister declared a day after the killings, “We appreciate the move by
the Iraqi government.’’
The Iraqi government wants these dissidents removed in order to smooth over relations with Iran. A serious human rights violation was committed here,
and someone has got to intervene. This camp has been there since the Iran/Iraq war, and now all of a sudden they are a illegal aliens or a threat to
Iraq? To be fair, the organization that runs the camp is known as a the People's Mujehadeen of Iran (PMOI) or Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) and have been
opposed to the Iranian regime since the Iranian Revolution of '79, and has been labeled as terrorists by some governments.
Why Is the Iraqi Military Cracking Down on an Iranian Camp?
Although the camp was disarmed in 2003 by the U.S. military, both Baghdad and Washington consider the MEK a terrorist organization. Washington has
blacklisted the group for its attacks against U.S. interests in the 1970s and '80s. Iraqi officials have frequently said the Iranian exiles are
"illegal aliens" with no legal right to remain in the country and that they must travel to either Iran or another country.
The group claims to have denounced violence and has acquired intelligence for the US about Iran' nuclear program.
Iranian opposition group claims discovery of secret factory serving
Iran's nuclear program
The MEK and its supporters meanwhile say the organization has given up its armed struggle, embraced Western political values and has proven itself to
be a valuable ally to the U.S. and its allies in their shadowy conflict with Tehran's government.
Since the group was disarmed in 2003, and have renounced violence; why the brutal crackdown? The camp was administered and protected by the US
military before, and nothing like this ever happened? This looks like an appeasement play by the Al-Maliki led Iraqi government to his benevolent
supporters in Tehran? Lets toss human rights to the side, and kill unarmed civilians to satisfy a regional neighbor? I understand this is a hot button
issue, and normalized relations with Iran will happen at sometime as the US pulls out. However, killing 34 people and wounded over 300 is
unacceptable! These people are sitting ducks, and need to be relocated before 34 people become hundreds or even thousands.
edit on 16-4-2011 by Jakes51 because: (no reason given)