Washington, Dec 12 - On Dec. 10, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) wrote President Obama prior to his meeting in Washington with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. She asked the President to urge the Iraqi Prime Minister not to close Camp Ashraf on Dec. 31 out of her concern for its current residents who oppose Iran. “Located in Iraq, Camp Ashraf is the home to 3,400 members of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), an entity that opposes the current regime in Iran and promotes its replacement with a democratic system of government,” Bachmann wrote in the letter. “This opposition to the status quo in Iran places the residents of Camp Ashraf in constant danger. With growing Iranian influence in Iraq, Mr. Maliki has made it clear that he has no interest in protecting these residents.”
Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM) Mujahadin-e Khalq Organization (MEK) National Liberation Army (ELN) Palestine Liberation Front – Abu Abbas Faction (PLF) Palestine Islamic Jihad – Shaqaqi Faction (PIJ)
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by sonnny1
Yeah, but in her defense, she was probably concerned with the encroachment of Iranian forces after we leave. She just chose a poor example.
Originally posted by rogerstigers
Doesn't that by definition mean that she is a material supporter of a terrorist organization and can be indefinately detained?
Or does that only apply to terrorist groups we don't agree with?
Originally posted by xuenchen
She can't be THAT dumb can she?
Originally posted by Britguy
The fact the MEK are on a State Department terrorist list doesn't matter much in the grand scheme of things.
It seems to be widely known that the US and Israel have been funding, arming and training them as a proxy force for use against Iranian targets for quite some time.
See, it's NOT terrorism when we, or our proxies, assassinate people or blow things up, and anyone who says so is a dirty anti-semite commie liberal... so there!
All Michele has done is acknowledge America's use of a proxy force. Embarrassing yes, and no doubt she'll get a verbal smack on the legs for pointing it out.... or maybe not.