April 17, 2012

Just Who Are the MEK?

Owen Bennett Jones, BBC News


How do you get a group described by the U.S. government as a cult and an officially designated foreign terrorist organisation to be viewed by many congressmen and parliamentarians as champions of human rights and secular democracy?

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TAGGED: Iran, Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK


April 17, 2012
The MEK: America's Best Option on Iran
Ridge, Shelton & Kennedy, Fox
Opposition parties in Iran are brutally oppressed and the most viable organized resistance in the country - the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) has been exiled and persecuted relentlessly by the Mullahs for more than thirty years. more ››
April 6, 2012
The MEK: Our Men in Iran?
Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker
The sources I spoke to were unable to say whether the people trained in Nevada were now involved in operations in Iran or elsewhere. But they pointed to the general benefit of American support. "The M.E.K. was a total joke,"... more ››
April 5, 2012
A Crack in Europe's Consensus on Iran
Ilan Berman, Int'l Business Times
If Europe's ban on Iranian oil ends up being comprehensive, the result could be deeply consequential for the regime in Tehran, which counts on foreign oil sales for more than half of its national budget. more ››
April 4, 2012
An Iran Strike Would Be Self-Defeating
Trita Parsi, Open Zion
Netanyahu's government and its supporters argue that a strike on Iran will benefit Israel and America.  But a strike on Iran won't destory it's nuclear facilities, and are more likely benefit than harm Iran in the long run. more ››