It's Time to Lift the 'Terror Tag' From Iranian Opposition Group MEK .
Thursday, 25 August 2011 09:09
FoxNews.com - By Richard R. Schoeberl As a retired Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, you could say I have a soft spot for a good crime story. Here’s one that would make anyone’s spine tingle: a secret U.S. government document emerges that asserts a friendly foreign organization is planning to conduct multiple terrorist attacks. Sounds like best-seller material. The only problem is that someone put this purely fictitious tale on the non-fiction shelf, with dangerous implications.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will soon announce a decision on a court-mandated review of the status of Iran’s main opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e-Khalq's (MEK). The group was classified as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO) during the Clinton administration at the request of the Iranian government in a futile effort to placate the mullahs in Tehran whom Clinton believed were open to negotiations (the group had a violent past against the Iranian regime).
In recent weeks, The New York Times has run a couple of articles hinting, if not stating outright, that those who have been speaking in support of the People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the leading organisation of Iranian dissidents, are dupes of the organisation. They label the MEK a "cult" and seek to persuade the State Department not to remove it from its list of terrorist organisations, a designation imposed in 1997.
NPR: NEAL CONAN Interview with governor Howard Dean
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:52
The following is the text of governor Howard Dean’s radio interview with Neal Conan
CONAN: Joining us now from Burlington, Vermont, is the former governor of New - of Vermont, excuse me, Howard Dean, who we've been talking about, one of the people who've been described as supporters of the Mujahedeen-el-Khalq. And Governor Dean, nice to have you back on the program.
HOWARD DEAN: Thanks for having me on.
CONAN: And is it accurate to say you're a supporter of the Mujahedeen?
DEAN: No. What's accurate is to say that I don't believe innocent people who we promised, the United States government has promised protection should be murdered in cold blood, which they were by the Maliki administration in April of this year, when he sent American-trained troops with American weapons in to shoot in cold blood unarmed civilians who we promised in writing to protect.
That is what happened. This is not an issue of whether these people are a cult or any of this other stuff. This is an issue about whether America is going to keep its word and whether we value human rights. We risk being like the Dutch at Srebrenica, when they pulled their troops back and allowed 8,000 Bosnian Muslims to be murdered in cold blood, unarmed. And we're - I don't want to do that again.
"All the News That's Not Fit to Print": USCCAR Condemns New York Times' Malicious Hit-Piece .
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 10:05
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) deplores Elizabeth Rubin's unfounded and malicious assertions against the main Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) and its 3400 members in Camp Ashraf in Iraq. The piece appeared in the Review and Outlook section of the Times on August 14.