MEK & US State Sponsored Terrorism...Again
It is not wrong or shameful to make a mistake. It is however, shameful and wrong if you make the same mistake more than once while everybody is warning you of it. American foreign policy is repeating it's mistakes again. Remember when the Americans thought it would be a brilliant idea to support Al-Qaeda in their fight against the Soviets for no reason other than the enemy of my enemy is my friend?
So what is the mistake this time?
MEK (Mujahedeen-e Khalq) are a group that since their existence have been labelled as a terrorist group by the USA.The MEK have a history of carrying out terrorist operations AGAINST American interests in Iran and elsewhere in neighbouring Iraq. They originally took part in the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and helped in the taking of hostages from the embassy, they played crucial roles in overthrowing the western backed Shah. Even ideologically, they are opposed to the USA. MEK arose as a Marxist-feminist-secularist group, these are words that can destroy a presidential candidate in the USA and yet despite this, the current American Government has decided to delist them as a terrorist group.
After Khomeini’s Iranian revolution, the MEK has on several occasions’ detonated bombs and launched indiscriminate attacks against government institutions often killing Iranian civilians. It is not just MPACUK that is highlighting Hilary Clintons mistake, according to Reza Marashi (former Iran desk officer at U.S. State Dept) many insiders agree that “The requisite evidence to legally maintain the MEK’s terrorist designation is both ample and indisputable”.
So what can be made of the incessant meddling in sovereign nations’ affairs?
Has the USA not learnt from its long history that nothing good ever comes from meddling in somebody else’s nation?
How hypocritical of them?
Can you imagine Washington’s reaction if Iran supported a terrorist organisation to attack U.S. positions let alone to try and change regimes?