Monday, April 07, 2008

Just say NO to MEK

I was discussing the Iranian regime & MEK today with my friend Winston at Spirit of Man and whether the U. S should remove the Terrorist designation from MEK/NCRI in order to facilitate their going after the regime themselves.

My answer was NO.

What I have learned over the years regarding Iranian people and the Regime, is that they see eye to eye on few things, but hatred and distrust of MEK is one of them. MEK tries to promote themselves as having a large following in Iran - that's ridiculous. Aside from being a Stalinst/Islamic/ personality cult, they are viewed as traitors, and Iranians would fight against any intervention by MEK.

If the U.S. removed the Terrorist designation, the regime would be on the radio, TV, newspapers using that as propaganda against us. Any attempts by us in the future to gain trust of Iranians would be much more difficult. We would make more enemies within Iran and when the MEK's attempts at a coup failed (and they would), all the words of Pres. Bush to the Iranian people building trust over these 8 yrs will have been for nothing.

Giving in to MEK by taking them off the Terrorist list, would send a very bad message to the Iranian people. Unfortunately, most non-Iranians don't understand this - sadly, that includes some of our members of congress.

4 Comments:

Blogger Winston said...

this is a great piece

Apr 7, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  
Blogger Mike Irani said...

This is the most ridiculous statement I have ever heard about MEK. They are the most popular resistance movement in Iran. 50,000 people attended their rally in June 2007 in Paris.(how do you explain that for a group in the terrorist list, not bad at all, hah?)

The traitors are mullahs who are wasting the wealth and resources of Iran on developing nuclear bomb and supporting terrorist groups in Iraq, Lebanon and elsewhere in the world.

By the way, who are you, winston and who do you work for?

Apr 9, 2008, 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Chester said...

Mike - you must be a Rajavi supporter.
As for the numbers of people who show up at their rallies >>> #1 - MEK ALWAYS inflates the numbers (usually by a factor of 10) and, #2) they pay people on the street & bus them in from wherever they have to to increase their meager numbers.
How do I know this? People at the NY rally wearing MEK trademark yellow tee-shirts a couple years ago at the UN were interviewed. A number had no idea who the group was, but had their hotel and train/bus tickets paid for if they would attend, so they accepted the free trip to NY. Some had actually been flown there.

But I do agree, " mullahs are wasting the wealth and resources of Iran on developing nuclear bomb and supporting terrorist groups in Iraq, Lebanon and elsewhere in the world."

Apr 9, 2008, 6:55:00 PM  
Blogger Winston said...

Mike, your terror group is hated by the Iranian people inside and outside of the country. According to Human Rights Watch, MEK/NCRI/PMOI tortures its own dissident members. Your group fought against the Shah, killed Americans in 1970s and cooperated with the crazy criminal regime of Saddam from 1980s to 2003. I am glad that US/Canada/UN/EU have put your cult on terrorism list and thats where you belong. If you want to be part of a free Iran, denounce terrorism, remove the lunatics from your groups and depose Rajavists and then there might be a chance for your cult to be recognized by the Iranian people.

Btw, stop giving me the shit about the popularity of your cult. It's the most hated group within Iranian community.

Apr 9, 2008, 7:48:00 PM  

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