Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding
Opinion Editorials, May 2012
If you liked the USS LIBERTY, the Lavon Affair, and the 5 dancing Israelis on 9/11, you’re simply going to LOVE the MeK
By Mark Glenn
The Ugly Truth, Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, Monday, May 7, 2012
Given the current climate in America, where all political creatures—both small and great—bear that infamous ‘mark’ indicating their 100% bona fides as hired guns for the Jewish state, it can only mean one thing when suddenly lots of them are found chorus-lining a cause whose sole beneficiary happens to be that same aforementioned ethno-theocratic enclave that has never considered America’s best interests to be anything of a priority…
…bad weather’s a comin’…
Remember, (as if we could forget) this is the same gang that schmoozed the American people into sending their sons and daughters off to fight and die in a needless (and illegal) war against Iraq that’s killed millions, destroyed the American economy and—following a close 2nd after Israel–made the United States the most-hated country on the planet…The same gang that justifies the $30 million a day the Jewish state receives in US taxpayer money (separation of church and state anyone???) on the basis that it’s ‘an investment in American security’…
And, of course, the same gang that told (tells) us with a straight face that the 9/11 attacks had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with America’s blind and unyielding support for that ethno-theocratic enclave who gets her kicks by perpetrating serial violence against those unfortunate enough to be living in close proximity to her, but rather because ‘DEM MOOZLEMS’ hate us for ‘our freedoms’…
With such a history then, no one should be particularly surprised when self-proven criminals position themselves for even more morally-obnoxious behavior.
After all, at the end of the day, that’s the way it is with ‘bad eggs’…Their behavior is a cancer of sorts that can neither stay put nor be self-contained, and must instead be constantly oozing into new cracks and crevices where it’s never gone before and where propriety forbids it.
And likewise with this ‘new and improved’ evil and the bad weather it portends, namely the current move by some politically-well-connected schmuckity-mucks to get an infamously-known terrorist organization reclassified in such a way that it’s then free to do what it does best, which is—surprise, surprise–perpetuating terrorism.
The group in question is the Mujahedin e Khalq, (MeK) designated by the government of Uncle Sam to be a terrorist organization since the early 1990s. An Iranian exile group, it received ‘honorable mention’ as a FTO (Foreign Terrorist Organization) by the USGOV not only because as a group it murdered in cold blood as many as 17,000 fellow Iranians, but several Americans as well.
In its repertoire of political violence, the MeK is credited with blowing up schools, mosques, churches, libraries, government buildings and various market places, in addition to the various ‘personalized’ assassinations it has performed, including (as assumed by those ‘in the know’) the 5 Iranian nuclear scientists murdered in recent years.
As such, the MeK being duly listed as an FTO by the USGOV means that receiving money from or advocating on behalf of this group is a federal offense, punishable by fine and/or imprisonment, just as it would be (and has been) for individuals convicted of providing ‘material support’ for other FTOs such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, etc.
And now, in underscoring just what a truly bizarro world we find ourselves living in, we have a whole gaggle of individuals—high profile ones at that–engaging in what can only be termed very open, blatant and in-your-face violation of this criminal statute, getting paid very handsomely in the process and without (as of this moment) so much as a polite tap on the shoulder from the long arm of US law enforcement…
And when we say ‘high profile’ we mean as high as an elephant’s ear, a short list of which includes—
–Former New York City Mayor and federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani…
–Former US Attorney General Michael Mukasey…
–Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Hugh Shelton…
–Former NATO Commander General Wesley Clark…
–Former FBI Director and federal prosecutor Louis Freeh…
–Former Philadelphia Mayor and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell…
–Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean…
–Former Pennsylvania Governor and Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge…
…again, to name but a few…
This in and of itself is highly problematic, for the simple reason that these well-educated individuals—some of them lawyers to boot—know full well about the laws forbidding them from doing exactly what they’re doing and yet, very cooly and confidently, they are doing it nonetheless. In at least one case we have the former Attorney General for the United States, Michael Mukasey, at one time singularly responsible for prosecuting those who violate US law, daring the U.S. Justice Department to come after him and his partners in crime, adding insult to injury by repeating George Bush’s infamous line ‘Bring it on’.
The obvious fin sticking out of the waterline in all this making the situation so menacing is indeed the very high profile these individuals enjoy. It is a general rule of thumb that politicians are self-serving cowards with absolutely no moral rudder and who won’t risk having their bacon fall into the fire unless the chance of material loss for such is 0% and the likelihood of profit hovering somewhere near 100.
Therefore, a gaggle of them throwing their chips in simultaneously on what would normally be considered very risky business can only mean one thing—the fix is in and they know it.
In short, they are ready, willing and able to engage in A VERY PUBLIC display of criminal activity, literally before the eyes of the world, because they have been reassured beforehand that the wheels of justice have had the air let out them and that nothing untoward will come their way by doing so.
As bad as this is however, having former Mayors, Governors, Attorneys General, Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs and Secretaries of Homeland Security, with malice aforethought brazenly violating U.S. law with regards to material support for terrorism, it gets much worse, as the list of supporters gets longer (and more ominous) by the day.
Besides the aforementioned chorus line of former something-or-others who aren’t at risk of losing any political office to either impeachment or a lost election, we now have an even more dangerous spice being added to the already-poisonous stew, namely rabidly pro-Zionist voices from within what we might call ‘the inner circle’ of organized Jewish interests giving their 2 shekel’s worth as far as ‘un-delegitimizing’ the MeK.
In particular we have Alan Dershowitz, infamous for many things obnoxious to civilized society but in particular loud-mouthing for the release of convicted Israeli spy Jonathon Pollard, singularly responsible for as many as 1,000 deaths and for setting America’s national defense back in a manner not outdone even by the Rosenbergs. Next in line is Elie Wiesel, high priest and carnival barker of Holocau$tism and all its precepts as well as lead prosecutor for anyone daring to question the Jewish narrative viz a viz WWII. And, last but certainly not least, there is Irwin Cotler, former Canadian Minister of Justice, former Attorney General of Canada, one-time chief counsel to the Canadian Jewish Congress and once-upon-a-time personal legal advisor to Natan Sharansky, Jewish supremacist extraordinaire who never encountered a slaughter of Arabs he didn’t like.
Now, the criteria making this latter aspect in pushing to have the MeK legitimized so dangerous is that all the three aforementioned very powerful Jewish political voices also sit on the Board of Advisors to an infamously-known adjunct of Israeli intelligence known as the Middle East Media Research Institute, MEMRI.
MEMRI is the brainchild of—
(1) Yigal Carmon, a former colonel in Israeli military intelligence, and
(2) Meyrav Wurmser, the Israeli-born wife of David Wurmser.
Those who recognize the name David Wurmser in relation to all the chaos taking place in the Middle East certainly should, for in addition to being V.P. Dick Cheney’s chief Middle East advisor he is also one of the chief capos responsible for drawing up the ‘Clean Break’ document written for Netanyahu laying out in frightening detail all the war, regime change and unrest seen in the Middle East since 9/11.
As an interesting and highly-relevant side-note, Wurmser was also the subject of an FBI investigation related to his espionage activities for—surprise, surprise–Israel.
MEMRI’s chief purpose is to fan the flames of conflict between the West and Israel’s enemies by providing ‘translations’ of various articles and broadcasts within the Arabic and Farsi speaking world. We use the word ‘translations’ in quotation marks here because it is well-known in both intelligence and media circles across God’s green earth that MEMRI is often (always) found playing fast and loose with the facts in jinning up a picture that bears little resemblance to fact-based reality.
Those who may not recognize the acronym ‘MEMRI’ nevertheless know its work intimately, for it is this outfit directly responsible for the deliberately-mistranslated ‘wipe Israel off the map’ statement attributed to Iranian Prez Ahmadinejad that has now doubtless been verbally regurgitated millions of times the world over.
So, the fact that we now have added to the chorus line 3 individuals–for all intents and purposes acting as representatives of an adjunct to Israel’s Mossad–agitating for legitimizing a USGOV-designated terrorist organization puts the entire picture in a completely different light.
In short, this is NOT a drill people.
We can now see plainly that the push to have this group freed of all legal impediments to it being able to travel freely and raise money is a top priority as far as Israel is concerned. Whereas the warm-up act featured American politicos schmoozing the audience so as to give it an ‘American’ character rather than an Israeli one, now we have the ‘main event’—meaning the Jewish state herself–stepping forward and giving the entire endeavor its Kosher stamp of approval as well.
As far as dorsal fins go, this entire drama in pushing to have the MeK legitimized indeed says a lot about what is going on beneath the surface.
In the first case, there is the brazen contempt for the rule of law by individuals who have made pandering to the patriotism of the American people something of a vaudeville act. For individuals of the aforedescribed caliber to be coming forward—IN FRONT OF CAMERAS, MICROPHONES AND MULTIPLE WITNESSES—where everything they do and say can be used against them in a court of law, and yet without the slightest hint of concern for any prosecutorial blowback in them throwing their lot in with an officially-designated terrorist organization shows how impotent the system is whenever Israeli interests are involved.
Not that we should be that surprised, when, after all, it was this same system that absolved Israel of her deliberate attack on the USS LIBERTY that resulted in 34 American servicemen being killed, and the same system that sent back the only arrestees on the morning of 9/11—the 5 dancing Israelis–who later admitted on Israeli television that they were Mossad and that they had been sent to America to ‘document the event’.
Indeed, Ariel Sharon was not shystering anyone when he quipped years ago that ‘We control America, and the Americans know it.’
But the one thing, the one question that should keep all persons ‘round the world awake at night, fearing for the events of the following day, is that 3-letter word that will eventually speak volumes as to the exact nature of the true paradigm at work in all this—
WHY, is Israel so interested in having the MeK removed as a terrorist organization, so much so that she is willing to throw some of her ‘best’ people out there? What’s the upside for her?
Well, again, let us consider what the MeK does and why it is listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the USGOV—
As demonstrated by the events and aftermath of 9/11 and as Israel understands all too well, terrorism works. A frightened people, traumatized by an event or a series of them, are as easy to corral as sheep. All anyone need do is consider the disasters wrought against the peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan as proof of this fact.
So, at a time when the intellectually-paralyzing effects of 9/11 are beginning to wear off, when Americans are looking forward to closing the book on a decade of war and getting back to the business of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, it may very well be that what Israel needs in order to keep that book open and start a new chapter in her ‘Clean Break’ series is a 9/11, Pt II.
The trouble is, as a result of her KNOWN direct involvement in 9/11 and a growing awareness on the part of not only concerned citizens worldwide, but more importantly, intelligence and law enforcement services in various countries considered targets for Israel’s notorius penchant for blowing things up and then blaming it on someone else, she and her agents cannot move as freely as they once did. They are watched, they are followed, hell, sometimes they are not even permitted entry into certain countries.
But individuals—highly trained individuals (as Seymour Hersh recently reported in an issue of the New Yorker) from the recently legitimized MeK can travel. In fact, they are in a special class all their own, given their status as ‘persecuted’ political refugees, since the Iranian government would hang them as soon as they entered that country.
The MeK can travel, and in the process, the membersof this terrorist organization can put all that training they received from Israel and the U.S. to good use, such as in–
–Blowing up schools, mosques, churches, libraries, government buildings and various market places, just as the MeK did in its own country and against its own countrymen. If the perpetrators are caught, they have Iranian names and–given the mind-control conditioning already established as a particular aspect of MeK membership—would confess to having carried out these acts of terrorism on American soil (or wherever) at the behest of the Iranian government.
After all, that is what the MeK does. They are a 3,500-member army of Manchurian Candidates, trained in assassinations, explosives and the use of terror against civilian populations. The fact that innocent women and children may be involved means nothing. Only 1 0r 2 events where schools have been shot to pieces or blown up with dozens of dead children and the next thing you know the American people are SCREAMING for more war, and of course, against the country showcasing as the next chapter of Benjamin Netanyahu’s ‘Clean Break’ series—Iran.
Last year, Elizabeth Rubin, a New York Times Magazine contributor reported from Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where the MeK is currently marooned, writing an Op-Ed where she criticized the MEK’s American advocates and characterized the group as “a totalitarian cult that will come back to haunt us.”
And indeed, that appears to have been the plan all along.
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