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  • Am I a conman? asks MEK Spokesman - Either I am right or you are wrong, there is nothing in between

    Am I a conman? asks MEK Spokesman

    Either I am right or you are wrong, there is nothing in between

    .

    ... Safavi rejected the label of the MEK as a violent group. The group says it has renounced violence, and it turned over its large supply of weapons, which included tanks, to the U.S. after the 2003 invasion of Iraq.In 1986, the MEK fled to Iraq, after being kicked out of France. The State Department says that the MEK then relied on Saddam Hussein for "basing, financial support, and training," and the group fought on the Iraqi side in the closing years of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). Safavi said the decision to go to Iraq was only made because the group had no other options."You need a base, a land to operate from," he said. "And so ...


    Daniel Zucker, Maryam Rajavi and ALi Safavi

    Eric Lach, TPM, April 6, 2011
    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/black_and_white_ex-mek_spokesman_defends_terror-listed_group.php

    'Black And White': Ex-MEK Spokesman Defends Terror-Listed Group

    "As I'm speaking to you, you must either think I'm a con man sitting in front of you, plain and simple, or I'm genuine," Ali Safavi, a former spokesman for the Mujahedin-e Khalq, or MEK, told TPM in an interview last week. "There is nothing in between."

    As TPM has reported, a growing number of former U.S. government, military and intelligence officials have recently been attending events in support of the MEK, an Iranian opposition group classified as a foreign terrorist organization by the State Department. These officials have called the MEK critical to any chance of regime change in Iran, and have urged President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to take the group off the terror list. Furthermore, supporters have called for the protection of the roughly 3,400 MEK members who currently reside at Camp Ashraf, the organization's main base, in Iraq. Ashraf has fallen into a kind of diplomatic no-man's land between Iraq, Iran and the U.S., and the MEK says its members there have been subject to attacks and other privations.

    Safavi, a former MEK spokesman and current member of the National Council of Resistance in Iran (NCRI), which the State Department considers the MEK's "political arm," spoke to TPM about the controversy surrounding the group. Several times, he put the debate in the starkest possible terms.

    "Let me put it this way, Eric, for you, yourself as a person, as a human being, to be at peace with your conscience," Safavi said. "This issue of the MEK, I'm afraid I have to tell you, is a black and white issue. Either the MEK is exactly what you have read, [what] its detractors say it is -- or it is the exact opposite."

    Safavi, who studied and taught sociology at UCLA and the University of Michigan during the 1970s, served as a spokesman for the MEK in Washington D.C. during the 1980s, and then worked in a similar capacity in Paris until the early 1990s. While no longer an official MEK member, he is now one of the 530 members of the NCRI, a self-styled parliament in exile that in 1993 unanimously picked MEK leader Maryam Rajavi to be president-elect of a post-Islamic-regime transitional government in Iran. Currently, Safavi is also the president of Near East Policy Research, an Alexandria, Virginia-based organization "dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on Near East policy issues of critical importance to the policy makers and analysts," according to its website. Safavi maintains a blog at The Huffington Post, where he promotes the MEK and rebuts reports about the group that he disagrees with.

    The State Department put the MEK on its terror list in 1997, but it has publicly accused the group of engaging in terrorist activities since the 1980s, according to press reports. The State Department's latest Country Reports On Terrorism state that the group killed Americans in Iran before the fall of the Shah in 1979, and went on to kill dozens of high-ranking Iranian officials after 1981, the year the group had a falling out with the Islamic regime. (The MEK now blames the killing of Americans on a splinter group, and insists that it has never killed innocent people.) According to the State Department, the NCRI maintains "a global support network with active lobbying and propaganda efforts in major Western capitals." Despite the designation, the group has counted members of Congress among its supporters for years. And support from D.C. heavyweights has stepped up recently, in the wake of a Washington D.C. District Court of Appeal's recent ruling that asked the State Department to review the MEK's placement on the terror list.

    Among the speakers at recent pro-MEK events have been former chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CIA directors, and prominent office holders from both the Democratic and Republican parties. These officials have tried to frame support for the MEK as a middle-ground in the United States' policy toward Iran between unproductive sanctions and risky military force. Detractors, meanwhile, say the MEK has little support in Iran, and U.S. support for the group would alienate ordinary Iranians.

    The MEK says that 120,000 of its members have been killed by the government in Iran over the years, and Safavi brought a large, red volume to the interview, which he said documents 20,000 of the dead. Among them is Safavi's own brother. According to Safavi, the MEK treasures its "martyrs" over everything else.

    Past

    Over the course of our conversation, Safavi refuted a number of the deeds and characterizations attributed to the MEK. He suggested that negative portrayals of the group, including information reported by the State Department, have been propagated by the Iranian regime.

    Safavi rejected the label of the MEK as a violent group. The group says it has renounced violence, and it turned over its large supply of weapons, which included tanks, to the U.S. after the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

    In 1986, the MEK fled to Iraq, after being kicked out of France. The State Department says that the MEK then relied on Saddam Hussein for "basing, financial support, and training," and the group fought on the Iraqi side in the closing years of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). Safavi said the decision to go to Iraq was only made because the group had no other options.

    "You need a base, a land to operate from," he said. "And so, it so happened that at that time Iraq was still at war with Iran. And of course, politically it was to the benefit of Iraq to allow the MEK to go to Iraq, because it would show both to the Iraqis, especially the Shi'ites -- because the Mujahedin are Shi'ites -- but also to the Iranian population, that the main opposition to the regime is on Iraqi soil."

    Safavi also rejected the claim that MEK lost popular support in Iran after siding with Hussein.

    "People who say that either don't know Iranian society, or have a specific ulterior political motive," he said.

    Asked about reports that the MEK had received money in the past from the U.S. government, and had a relationship with the CIA, Safavi said the MEK has never asked for "any assistance from any government."

    "The United States government has not paid a dime to the MEK," Safavi said. "Not a dime. The MEK has never asked for it... it hasn't needed it because this is its treasure, this is its asset" -- he tapped the the red volume -- "Iranians who give their children to the cause of the MEK in such large numbers, they are more than ready to provide any financial assistance to the organization."

    Safavi took exception to the State Department's description of the NCRI as a "political front" for the MEK. He said that while the MEK made up the bulk of the NCRI's membership, they are separate organizations. He cited the fact that four other Iranian opposition groups belong to the NCRI, and that the heads of several NCRI committees are not MEK members. TPM has asked Safavi for breakdown of NCRI members by organizational affiliation.

    Perhaps most adamantly, Safavi took exception to the characterization of the MEK as a cult. The State Department, the Council of Foreign Relations, The New York Times and The New Yorker, among others, have suggested that a cult of personality has built up around Mrs. Rajavi and her husband, Massoud Rajavi, who the NCRI calls "the Leader of the Iranian Resistance."

    "When you talk about the MEK, and you say they are a cult, and they are this and that, we take it very personally, very personally," Safavi said. "Because in our view, and in my view, it is an insult to our brothers and our sisters and our fathers and our mothers and our cousins and our friends who have been murdered by this regime."

    Present

    Safavi told TPM that "nobody in his right mind" who opposes the regime in Tehran can be opposed to the MEK. "It's just impossible," he said.

    The recent surge in MEK support has included a number of events in both the U.S. and Europe sponsored by a group called Executive Action, whose Chairman and CEO, Neil Livingstone, is a D.C. insider who has been in contact with the MEK for decades. Two of the speakers at recent Executive Action events, Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton (D) and former CENTCOM Commander Anthony Zinni, later told the Inter Press Service they had been paid to attend. In addition to those events, members of Congress at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing a few weeks ago urged Secretary Clinton to delist the MEK, and pro-MEK advertisements have run in D.C. publications.

    Of the surge of support for the group, Safavi said:

    "Do you think that General [Peter] Pace would say what he said and General [Hugh] Shelton would say what he said and Tom Ridge would say what he said and Howard Dean would say what he said and [Ambassador] Dell Dailey would say what he said, if they did not believe in it? Then, in my view, you lack faith in the integrity of your public officials."

    Later on, he told TPM that the U.S. officials who have been part of the recent surge "see a truth that is out there, that has been kept away from them." He acknowledged that some, like former Gov. Bill Richardson and former Obama National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones, had been previously unaware of the situation in Ashraf.

    "I'm not surprised, I'm not surprised," he said. "You think Obama knows about this? I bet you he doesn't know."

    Future

    "This campaign by the MEK, as Mrs. Rajavi has said, is not about gaining power at all costs, it is about giving the Iranian people the choice to choose who they want at all costs," Safavi said.

    According to Safavi, the MEK wants to be allowed to direct its resources at Iran. He said that fighting the terrorism designation in the U.S. and Europe over the years has "wasted 90% of the political resources, humanitarian resources, financial resources of the MEK." The argument, according to Safavi, isn't that the MEK "has the support of 90% of Iranians, or 60% or 50%," but that it has been unfairly shackled by the terrorist list.

    And while he said that Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hussein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi have the blood of MEK members "up to their shoulders," he said that if they are "brave enough, are genuine enough in their belief in democracy, that they would lead the movement in Iran to a triumphant end, we will follow them." Members of the Green Movement, though, have publicly distanced themselves from the MEK. Moussavi's wife, Zara Rahnavard, has called it a "bankrupt political group" and said that "the MEK have a wall between them and all of us, including myself, Mr. Mousavi, Mr. Khatami, and Mr. Karroubi and all of us within the Green Movement."

    At the end of the interview, Safavi returned to the black and white stakes.

    "As I said: for you, really, to reconcile this, either what you see before you is all a very slick, well-oiled, well-financed con operation, or it's absolutely genuine," he said. "It cannot be 95 percent genuine. It has to be 100 percent genuine. Do you know why? Because the mullahs of Iran are 100 percent evil. 100 percent evil. You know, the depths of this abyss of wickedness of the mullahs is so deep, so long, that the height of the zenith of virtue has to be as high as possible. So I think that people who have come to learn about this movement, and associate with it, have seen this. And I agree with you, I wish that some of these officials knew about this when they were in government. But as they say in Farsi, the fish is fresh whenever you catch it."


    (Daniel Zucker, Maryam Rajavi and ALi Safavi)


    (Ali Safavi as the commander of Saddam's Private Army in Iraq)


    (Rajavi from Saddam to AIPAC)

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    ...
    Reporter: were all members forced to divorce?
    Safavi: No, every individual member of the Mojahedin decided on his own to forget family life, those who were married of course.

    Reporter: all of them?
    Safavi: yes. Yes. All of them.

    - So every single married member in Ashraf at that time made the voluntary decision to divorce or forget the family life?
    -yes

    -How many people where there?
    -I don’t exactly know what the number was but hundreds people ,yes every member of the hundreds.

    - Hundreds?
    -yes

    - Hundreds. Every single one voluntarily to divorce!
    - Yes.

    - Isn't it implausible to see that hundreds of members, all voluntarily take a decision to divorce?
    -Not at all.
    ...

    Mojahedin a bargaining chip in Iran - US negotiations 

     

    The transcribed version of  BBC 2- News Night program on MKO

    Part One

    Part two

    Part three

    *     *     *

     

    For two decades it was one of the oddest armies on the earth.
    Prevailed to overthrow the ayatollahs in Iran, The widow Maryam Rajavi stuck amongst fanatical devotion. She is accused by some of running a crew, a manipulative cult.
    The America which protects the now-disarmed fighters in Iraq can’t decide what to do about them, it runs the people Mujahedin, also known as MEK or MKO as terrorists but according to some politicians it is still a potential ally.

    .

    Bob Filner (Democrat):

     I know the MEK supports a secular democratic, non nuclear Iran. What's there to oppose them? We should be a help to them in any way we can.
    The Mujahedin's position in Iraq now is a desperate uncomfortable one. Just north of Baqdad you find Ashraf in a vast desert. This land was given to them by Saddam Hussein but the new Iraqi government wants them out. And even though President Bush has so far rejected propose to talk to Iran. American policy makers believe the Mujahedin would actually have to be scarified for better relations with Iran.

    Keneth Pollak:
    Iran and the US need to work together to stabilize Iraq which will be disastrous for both countries if it's led to civil war. We also have the nuclear negotiations which are very very delicate and we don’t want the MKO to make muddy those already troubled waters. The other matter is that the US does need to take charges against the MKO that is a terrorist organization.

    We are in a house in the suburb of Leeds.
    Ann Singleton and her husband Masud also are ex-Mujahedin activists who now campaign against the movement that commanded them absolute loyalty for twenty years. She joined MKO when she was a student in Manchester University in the late 1970's when the students believed that they can change the world.

    Ann Singleton :
    The only organization which I had access to directly and that would actually going out to doing something was the Mujahedin. They would ask for donations of course and that is how they recruited the crew I guess. The process started with me. They would ask for money and I would give them more than that they asked for to show them my commitment.

    Mujahedin began as a guerrilla group fighting the shah of Iran. Along side the followers of Ayatollah Khomeini, they succeeded to overthrow the Pahlavies in 1979.
    But afterwards ayatollah Khomeini was not willing to share the power with them. Mujahedin rose to debate him but they were defeated.
    From then on the organization was bored with the Islamic Republic. Hundred of Iranian officials were killed or wounded by Mujahedin's bombs. In one attack the country's current supreme leader Ayatollah Khameneiee lost his right arm.
    In several times in the 1980's these fighters invaded Iran from Iraq. Meanwhile thousands of Mujahedin members were executed in Iranian jails. The leader of the organization and many supporters fled to the West.
    Ali Safavi who works for Muajhedin's umbrella organization, NCRI, he has convinced many politicians that this movement which has left violence is a democratic alternative to the Islamic Republic:" All accusations against them" he says " are organized by Iran".

    Ali Safavi:

    "they view the people 's Mujahedin as an existential threat because they know that the Mujahedin has a large support among the Iranian people and that is why they have spent no effort in fight to illegalize the Mujahedin by engaging in a massive expensive propaganda Campaign to demonize the Muajhedin.

    But there is no evidence that Abbas Sadeqinejad relates to Iranian intelligence. This former Mujahedin member who now lives in Germany with his family that he thought he had lost for ever when he fled Iran. The years when he stayed in Camp Ashraf he believed what the Mujahedin had told him that his wife and his new born daughter were dead.

    Sadeqi:

    "they told me that they set two people to find my wife and one of them was killed by the Regime but they said that they persued my case with a second and they found out that my wife had died when giving birth to my daughter . That’s how they cut my ties with my family. Same time, they told my wife that I was killed by the Regime as I was leaving the country.
    "Psychological manipulation" as described to Newsnight by many interviewed former members. This part of the system of control by Masud Rajavi and his new wife Maryam was established in Iraq in the 80's and 90's. They launched what they called "Ideological Revolution". The women got key jobs. The announcement of sexual feelings became forbidden and divorce became obligatory.

    Singlton:

     they decreed that every member should divorce. All your thought and feeling and energy, your whole being have to be devoted to the Rajavis. That was a forced system of reporting, any erotic fantasy they had for example they have aroused by sister so so or by what's his name brother. They were expected to tell everything totally open, any thing was in your mind or you feel with your heart.

    Reporter: were all members forced to divorce?
    Safavi: No, every individual member of the Mojahedin decided on his own to forget family life, those who were married of course.

    Reporter: all of them?
    Safavi: yes. Yes. All of them.

    - So every single married member in Ashraf at that time made the voluntary decision to divorce or forget the family life?
    -yes

    -How many people where there?
    -I don’t exactly know what the number was but hundreds people ,yes every member of the hundreds.

    - Hundreds?
    -yes
    - Hundreds. Every single one voluntarily to divorce!
    - Yes.

    - Isn't it implausible to see that hundreds of members, all voluntarily take a decision to divorce?
    -Not at all.

    The level of devotion expended to the members' squirm of suicide feared European citizens in 2003. To protest the temporary arrest of Maryam Rajavi
    . The Newsnight has serious accounts that in the 1990's those who seemed less reliable were tortured in the confinement of the organization's Camp in Iraq.

    Sadeqi: they hit my knees so hard…. He pulled my hair and said that he would teach me a lesson I would never get. He put handcuff on me and hung me from my right hand…. I shouted why you are hitting a member of the organization. But they hung me like that for twenty minutes. …

    Mujahedin were the guests for Saddam Hussein in 1980's when he was the ally in war with Iran of the West. He offered them the most convenient bases. It was certain that their association with the Iraqi traitor would become their big terrible trouble. In the 1990's after the Iraq invaded Kuwait, Saddam became the West's enemy. Meanwhile in 1997,when the new reformist president Muhammad Khatami was elected in Tehran, in that year America listed the Mujahedin as terrorists, something that weakened their abilities to work on fund raising in West. Some believe that the move was a coquetry just to appease Iran.

    Kenneth Polack:
    There was definitely a debate within the US government. As to whether or not the MKO should be added to the list but the ultimate decision that was made was that the US needs to be consistent at the application of its standards. That no country would take the US seriously if the only groups that are put on the list of terrorists were the groups who are at war with the US and its allies.

    In 2001, the US attacked Afghanistan. Both America and Iran after the remove of Taliban had a reason to talk. One of the deals the officials looked around was that the US and Iran talk about the existence of Mujahedin.

    Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson:
    We had some intelligence, indicated that some key senior officials of AlQaida might have gone to Iran. Just casual conversations suggested that Iran should be willing to turn over those AlQaida figures and we had to give them a probe and whenever speaking of the pre-proposed proba MEK was there. It happened around discussions almost all the time because it was clear that Iran is very concerned about the MEK.

    Laurence Wilkerson and his boss Collin Powell weren’t sure how high in the Iranian government the approach came from. They didn’t listen to the offer but a year and a half later there was a better chance to deal.

    After the US-led invasion of Iraq, Iran sent Washington a secret letter proposing talks.
    Here, we have a copy of the letter; it's not signed but the State Department understood that it came with the approval of the highest authorities in Tehran and that offers exactly what many in Washington, believe America should have been seeking from Iran.
    Tehran offered to use its influence to support stabilization in Iraq and to have full transparency on its nuclear programme and remarkably end the military support to the militant Lebanese group Hezbollah and aid to the Palestinian Hamas. In return it wanted t US to halt hostile behavior, abolition of all sanctions and specifically pursuit of the Mujahedin and repatriation of their members.

    Wilkerson: and we thought, it was precious moment to do that. I think the Secretary of State and Deputy of the Secretary of State just thought at the same time but when it got to the White House and to the Vice-President's Office, the old mantra that we don’t talk to the evils which includes the guy of Pyongyang, North Korea and includes the guy of Tehran, Iran. Reasserted itself and to our embarrassment, State as far as I'm concerned the cable that I saw go back to the Swiss, ashly upbraided the Swiss to being so bold and audacious to present such a proposal to us on behalf of Iran.
    It was the Zenith of American strength in the region, a natural time for republicans of the White House to wonder if the regime change in Iraq could be followed by the regime change in Iran
    Mujahedin obvious allies in a research campaign have been bombed by the US during the invasion in Iraq and afterwards the State Department ordered Them to be disarmed but the especial Pentagon forces sent to perform that task found out so instantly how useful the exiled fighters could be.

    Military Lawyer (Vivian Gembara):
    they were a formidable fighting force there, I mean but it was not the best equipped force that we have ever seen. A Force which is led by women. It's such a unique: I mean it sounds like almost fiction.
    And the US army's instant infatuation with Muajhedin fully were recruited a very pragmatic force that was so loyal to Saddam, now apparently wanted to serve America in any way it could.

    Military lawyer: we wanted to disband them essentially and that was what we had a problem with because they still wanted to work with us.

    Back in Washington the state of Department wasn’t interested…

    Wilkerson: everyday from Monday to Friday we had meetings at the State Department from 8:30 and one of the questions that came up almost everyday was what we have to do with the MEK, the MEK were still wondering around Iraq, still they had their arms .they are still a cohesive body of people saying what's happening? They're a terrorist organization we declare them ourselves. The President, himself does agree that we should do something about the MEK but nothing is happening. The Defense Department doesn’t do any thing. By their actions, I must say that Secretary of Defense and his underlings and the Vice President's Office must have thought that the MEK might prove the fruitful instrument in the future and therefore they don’t want to take any drastic action against the MEK.

    President Bush has now relinquished the services of the former Defense Secretary Donald Ramsfeld but Newsnight understands that still the strong pro-Mujahedin lobby within the administration, one of the possibilities ,apparently have been concerning is to use the group as a go-between to help American forces reach outs to Sunni insurgence.

    Meanwhile in Europe the charismatic leader of the Iranian resistance Maryam Rajavi has been rallying among her supporters with talking of victory. The Mujahedin have just wanted the Judgment of European court of justice on freezing their assets that they believe it’s the first step to removing the terrorist tag, that still haunts them. Though their last attack was in 1999 and they have since renounced any military role.

    Ali Safavi: Instead of tying engaged with Mullahs in Tehran the international community has to reach out to the democratic opposition and the very opposition which by the key reveal allegations on the Iran's nuclear weapons program. In some sense really the international community and the Western countries owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Mujahedin.
    In fact there's no more much sign of support for the Mujahedin in Iran. Since they moved to Iraq they've been widely regarded as traitors. The disbanding of the group plays as the key goal for Tehran. In the short term chances of the US-Iranian relations is very little. President Ahmadinejad and President Bush both talk with the language of confrontation but many in Washington regret that.

    Wilkerson: I think the failure of the US to make some sort of meaningful overtures to Tehran has been a terrible mistake that has put Iran in a strategic position in the Middle East that she couldn’t have gained by her own magi. We have through our inaptitude and our refusal of the talk, it is certainly giving Iran the cat-bird seat in the region.

    Published by the Mujahedin's latest promotional material, the 3500 remaining residents of Ashraf deprived of their military role enjoy a cultural life in the middle of the Iraqi desert. They even revived their own form of dance.
    The organization believe that they can survive here under the protection of Geneva and again one day play a big role in the Iranian political scene but as Tehran strengthens its influence in Iraq and the US runs an eventual plan the Mujahedin's time must have been running out.

    Mojahedin a bargaining chip in
    Iran - US negotiations

    (Video file, 23 MB)
    (BBC TV, Newsnight, January 17 2007)

    http://www.iran-interlink.org/?mod=view&id=1620

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    Also
    http://iran-interlink.org/?mod=view&id=9216

    Wondering at those Americans who stand under the flag of Mojahedin Khalq (MKO, MEK, NCRI, Rajavi cult) only to LOBBY for the murderers of their servicemen

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    ... Massoud Rajavi was on the stage and while he had his hands on his waist he began a war cry against the USA, and in his admiration for Osama Ben Laden and his organization, Al Qaeda, he said, ”This was fanatical Islam which trembled and shacked the basis of US Imperialism and they destroyed the twin towers which were the symbol of their power, and successfully reduced it to rubble through their successful mission”. Then he (Massoud Rajavi) with a smile on his face continued his war cry and said, ”What will happen to the USA if revolutionary Islam with our Ideology and Maryam’s leadership comes to power, then this paper tiger (the USA) will be destroyed as a whole.” ...


    (Rajavi from Saddam to AIPAC)

    مشاوران بوش خواستار خروج منافقین از لیست سیاه شدند


    (Alejo Vidal-Quadras , Mojahedin Khalq logo, Struan stevenson )  

    Iran Interlink, January 03, 2011
    http://www.iran-interlink.org

    A documentary about Washington backed Mojahedin Khalq terrorists

    Mojahedin Khalq, MKO, MEK, NCRI, Rajavi cult terrorism in Iran and Iraq

    link to download the video file

    link to download the video file

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    Also read:
    http://www.iran-interlink.org/?mod=view&id=7264

    Silent Cry

    Press TV, November 23, 2009
    www.presstv.com

    This documentary takes us beneath the surface of acts of terror against Iran and shows how Iranians have been targeted by various terrorist groups, some of which enjoying the support of human right organizations.

    (part one) 

    (part two)

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    link to one of the Mojahedin Khalq songs advocating killing Americans (In Persian) 


    Captain Lewis Lee Hawkins
    (Photograph courtesy Annette Hawkins)


    Lets create another Vietnam for America(pdf).
    (Mojahedin English language paper April 1980)

    Letter to Imam (Khomeini) (pdf).
    (Mojahedin English Language paper April 1980)

    Some questions unanswered regarding the US military invasion of Iran (pdf).
    (Mojahedin English Language paper June 1980)


    (Rajavi from Saddam to AIPAC)


    (Alejo Vidal-Quadras , Mojahedin Khalq logo, Struan stevenson )


    (Izzat Ebrahim and Massoud Rajavi still at large)


    (Washington backed Maryam Rajavi in terrorist cult's HQ in Paris)


    (British Lord!! Corbett promoting terrorism under the Logo of MKO for the past 25 years)


    (In the streets of London with Lord Corbett!!)


    (MKO members in European Countries 2003)


    (massacre of Kurdish people)


    (Abdolmalek Rigi on Voice of America, presented as a democratic alternative)


    (Mojahedin's Maryam Rajavi and Jondollah's Abdolmalek Rigi)


    Jafarzadeh on Fox News


    Jafarzadeh representing terrorist organisation NCRI
    (Picture form MKO/ NCRI clandestine television)

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    Also:
    http://iran-interlink.org/?mod=view&id=6789

    New document on Mojahedin Khalq released by RAND

    (The Mujahedin-e Khalq in Iraq, A Policy Conundrum)

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    RAND, August 05, 2009
    http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG871/


    (Camp Ashraf)

    A new document (133pages) was released today by RAND

    About RAND: ... For more than 60 years, the RAND Corporation has pursued its nonprofit mission by conducting research on important and complicated problems. Initially, RAND focused on issues of national security. Eventually, RAND expanded its intellectual reserves ...

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    Link to the document (pdf file)

    ... A RAND study examined the evolution of this controversial decision, which has left the United States open to charges of hypocrisy in the war on terrorism. An examination of MeK activities establishes its cultic practices and its deceptive recruitment and public relations strategies. A series of coalition decisions served to facilitate the MeK leadership's control over its members. The government of Iraq wants to expel the group, but no country other than Iran will accept it. Thus, the RAND study concludes that the best course of action would be ...  

    Link to the document (pdf file)


    (Massoud and Maryam Rajavi the cult leaders)

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    Also read:
    http://iran-interlink.org/?mod=view&id=6775

    U.S. Handling of Mujahedin-E-Khalq Since U.S. Invasion of Iraq Is Examined

    (The Mujahedin-e Khalq in Iraq , A Policy Conundrum)

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    Jeremiah Goulka, Lydia Hansell, Elizabeth Wilke, Judith Larson, RAND, August 04, 2009
    http://www.rand.org/news/press/2009/08/04/?ref=homepage&key=t_iraqi_mek_flags


    (Massoud Rajavi and Saddam Hussein)
     

    At the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Coalition forces classified the Mujahedin-e Khalq, a militant organization from Iran with cult-like elements that advocates the overthrow of Iran's current government, as an enemy force.

    The MeK had provided security services to Saddam Hussein from camps established in Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War to fight Iran in collaboration with Saddam's forces and resources. A new study from the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, looks at how coalition forces handled this group following the invasion.

    Although the MeK is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States, coalition forces never had a clear mission on how to deal with it.

    After a ceasefire was signed between Coalition forces and the MeK, the U.S. Secretary of Defense designated this group's members as civilian "protected persons" rather than combatant prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions. The coalition's treatment of the MeK leaves it – and the United States in particular – open to charges of hypocrisy, offering security to a terrorist group rather than breaking it up.

    Research suggests that most of the MeK rank-and-file are neither terrorists nor freedom fighters, but trapped and brainwashed people who would be willing to return to Iran if they were separated from the MeK leadership. Many members were lured to Iraq from other countries with false promises, only to have their passports confiscated by the MeK leadership, which uses physical abuse, imprisonment, and other methods to keep them from leaving.

    Iraq wants to expel the group, but no country other than Iran will accept it. The RAND study suggests the best course of action would have been to repatriate MeK rank-and-file members back to Iran, where they have been granted amnesty since 2003. To date, Iran appears to have upheld its commitment to MeK members in Iran. The study also concludes better guidelines be established for the possible detention of members of designated terrorist organizations.

    The study, "The Mujahedin-e Khalq in Iraq: A Policy Conundrum," can be found here.
    http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2009/RAND_MG871.pdf 

     For more information, or to arrange an interview with the authors, contact Lisa Sodders in the RAND Office of Media Relations at (310) 393-0411, ext. 7139, or [email protected].

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    http://iran-interlink.org/?mod=view&id=797

    http://hrw.org/backgrounder/mena/iran0505/

     No Exit
    Human Rights Abuses Inside the Mojahedin Khalq Camps
    French Farsi/Persian

    I. Summary

    II. Background

    III. Rise of Dissent inside the MKO

    IV. Human Rights Abuses in the MKO Camps

    V. Testimonies

    May 2005

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